November 20, 2018
‘Ahare Bangla’ 2018 kicks off today
Ahare Bangla, the annual food festival organised by Bangla Government, is going to be organised from November 20 to 25 at the Newtwn Mela Ground.
The ‘Bangiyo Khadya Utsav’, or ‘Bengali Food Festival’, as the official byline of the festival goes, becomes a magnet for gourmets form across Kolkata and its suburbs for these few days.
The week-long food extravaganza also has an Android app of its own.
Food will be served from 6 PM to 9 PM on November 20, and from 12 noon to 9 PM from November 21 to 25. Lunch will be from 12 noon to 3 PM, snacks from 3 PM to 6 PM and dinner from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Organised by the Bengal Government’s Animal Resources Development, Ahare Bangla has become immensely popular over the years. This year more people are expected, and so the festival is being organised in an area having a dining capacity of approximately 800 people at a time.
Another crucial fact about the festival is that the restaurateurs have to source their ingredients from government organisations (as selected by the festival authority). This is part of the State Government’s efforts to promote its various wings.