World Platter: Ecuador + Japan + France in India!

After a hugely successful Oktoberfest organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, which Mumbaikars LOVED (my friends who went there stand testimony) – it’s time for some more authentic epicurean delights from around the world, so celebrate! 🙂 Washoku 4 – A Japanese Street Festival

For the fourth year in a row, IHM Mumbai and maidoindia are bringing Japan even closer to India!
WASHOKU, the annual Japanese food festival is back with a bang. This year, the ambition is to replicate an entire Japanese street in Mumbai, and give the visitors a true feel of ‘the Land of the Rising Sun’.

WHEN: 21 – 24 October
WHERE: Catering College, Dadar, Mumbai
COST: Rs. 500 per person  (now free entry)
Press coverage: Hindustan Times | Bindass

UPDATE: Washoku is now part of the annual Cool Japan Festival which takes place at High Street Phoenix, Mumbai

 Ecuadorean Cornucopia
Drawing inspiration from its diverse regions, the cuisine of Ecuador is a perfect integration of tropical fruits and vegetables, seafood and an eclectic style of cooking that is indeed unique and delightful. Savour the Incan and Spanish influences in this unique gastronomic festival of Ecuador.
Experience the cuisine of Ecuador with a dinner buffet at INR 1400 plus taxes.
WHEN: 19 – 26 October
WHERE: Hornby’s Pavilion, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
COST: Rs.1400 + taxes
CONTACT: ITC WelcomZest Lounge / Embassy of Ecuador to India
Press coverage: Chef Edgar Leon speaks to LiveMint | Delhi samples… Ecuador

 French Wine Workshop
Sopexa and French Ministry of Food present the French Wine workshop at The Tasting Room. Discover, savour and revel in the secrets of 5 different wines from around France. Also learn how wines are made and stored and the proper ways of serving and pairing them with food.
WHEN: 23 October, 4 – 6 pm
WHERE: Good Earth, Lower Parel, Mumbai
COST: Single: Rs. 1500 + taxes  | Couple: Rs. 2500 + taxes
CONTACT: 65285284, 24951954 | Burrp!
Prasanna (@labellagorda) informs me of another wine fest happening in Mumbai this month, as part of the Celebrate Bandra festival.
Wine tasting, cooking contests, wine appreciation talks, master chefs in action!
WHEN: 30-31 October, 4 – 6 pm
WHERE: D’Monte Park Recreation Club, Bandra, Mumbai
COST: Single: Rs. 500  | Early Bird Offer: 5 passes for Rs. 2,000
CONTACT: Official website

Thanks Niharika, Sagar, Prasanna for the heads up!
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Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.