Street Food Festival – At the comfort of five star — Reviewed!

What: Street Food Festival
Where: The Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton, Pune
When: 10th June 2017 to 17th June 2017 ; Dinner Only
Cost: Rs.1050 + taxes

Who doesn't love street food? India is famous for its spicy, tangy, savoury, sweet street foods. While walking or shopping, the small carts selling pani-puri or vada pav surely tempts you to try atleast one plate of it and am sure, the temptations doesn't stop at one...:) I really crave for samosas, bhajiyas, tikkas at any point of time but the temptations are double folded during monsoons. To provide hygienic and delicious street food at the comfort of five star, Four Points by Sheraton, Pune has come up with the 8-days "Street Food Festival" at The Eatery.  They always have something interesting in their kitty for the patrons, be it the Mango Festival at the Eatery the last year or the Oktobrunch in the winter or even the South Indian Food Festival. Well, this year, the Street Food Festival is a bundle of surprise.

There are five live counters at the Eatery apart from the array of regular buffet. Few live counters are set up Beyond the Eatery to enjoy the weather with the scrumptious hot plate of your favourite food. The counters are of Chaat, Grills, Chinese, Bhajiyas and Paranthas and the menu there is unique everyday so even if you go one day and plan to go just the next day you will be surprised by the variety of street dishes they have to offer.

I started with my favourite favourite Pani Puri, Bhelpuri and Dahi Puri. I had it spicy offcourse you can ask for your preference. The puris were served in the natural leaf-made bowl. The Dahi Puri was crispy, tangy and sweet with delicious tamarind chutney. Bhelpuri was again spicy and just suited my palate. It has the crunch and the 'chataka' taste.

Rains were complimenting our dinner and trust me those bhajiyas were bliss in that weather. Assorted crispy bhajiyas of potatoes, chillies and aubergines, were just so lip-smacking. I bet you just can't stop on one plate. The baingan and potatoes bhajiyas were soft and fluffy while green chillies were fiery.

Tandoori Paneer was next on the table. Nicely marinated paneer were grilled to perfection. Texture was nice, medium spiced paneer was delicious. Also, could not resist the chinese dish from the tak tak chinese counter. Had Veg Chowmein and oh wow! It was so so good. The balanced amount of veggies and spices made this dish my favourite dish of the evening.

We were stuffed for the main course so moved directly to the desserts. Though main course had balance of veg and non-veg dishes. Desserts had good options too with an equal weight of Indian and western dishes like Pastries, halwas, barfi, pudding, to name a few. I tried Dudhi Halwa, Fruits Crumble, Dry Rasgulla and Coconut parcels. Liked all of it.

Overall, a wonderful experience especially in the monsoons. Do and try their delicacies and share your views in the comment box below. 

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