The Food (NE festival at The Park)

Yours truly helping Chef Ankit Mangla (The Park) with the menu

Shinju: a manipuri salad

Pork Bamboo shoot and Raja Mircha

Dried fish: a delicacy in North East

North East India consisting of eight States namely Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Mizoram is home to over 100 ethnic tribes , subtribes and communities– each having its distinct characteristics , traditions and cuisines.

The Park hotel ( New Delhi) took the initiative of organizing the north east food festival: Expose North East in 2007. An eight day extravaganza, this festival was organized at Aqua-the poolside outdoor space in the hotel. there was an effort to create the ambience of north east with north eastern girl band Blue Corn adding to the ferver. Also organized simultaneously was an art and photography exhibition which took people to a pictorial journey of the region and also introduced some fresh talents.

In order to popularize the region and promote the cuisine, The Park hotel even introduced a few dishes and ingredients in the menus of their restaurants.

3 Responses to “The Food (NE festival at The Park)”

  1. Stacey Aydeniz Says:

    Thank you very much for trying to promote northeast authentic cuisine. I really appreciate your efforts. God bless 🙂

  2. It’s often said that the North East is an Anthropologist’s delight.
    I wish the rest of India would have the opportunity to experience North East in their lives…. The region is completely different and unique. It’s diverse culture and tradition will keep you asking for more. I was born and brought up in one of the 7 Sister states and it’s been 7 years that I’ve left that region. So after being sucked up in a mega city like Mumbai, it’s heartening to read something like this. This has only made me realize how blessed I am to be born in such a place. I yearn more about my hometown now than I ever did in my life. Ashish Chopra, thank you.

  3. your posts is absolutely great…thanks for promoting Northeast cultural,social n particularly the local cuisines….keep up….

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