Kochi: Around 100 dishes of exquisite gastronomical delight, designed by 20 leading restaurants, will tingle the palate of visitors at the Kochi Design Week (KDW) 2019, being organized by the Department of Information Technology of the Kerala Government in association with Asset Foundation here from December 12 to 14.
The Food Festival has been planned to create awareness about food design and popularise the traditional cuisine of Kerala. These popular dishes will be selected from 20 restaurants in and around Kochi to be showcased during the summit at Bolgatty Island. Visitors can savor their favorite delicacies at a reasonable price on all three days of the event.
Entry to the food festival, being held in association with the online food delivery app Swiggy, is free after 6 pm.
“The design for food has gained traction with the introduction of online food apps in the state,” said Mr. M Sivasankar, IT Secretary, Kerala Government. “When tasty food items are presented with a design, their commercial value increases manifold,” he added.
Mr. Arun Balachandran, Special Officer of Design Week and CM’s IT Fellow, said the design of sadhaya in the banana leaf may be one of the rarest in the food world. “The Food Festival will demonstrate that design aspect can be applied in all sectors, which is in tune with the concept of ‘design for everything,’” he noted.
There will also be a workshop for food styling to prepare signature dishes and delicacies on December 12.
The delicacies of Kochi will be given priority at the festival along with favorite dishes from other areas of Kerala.
Billed as India’s largest annual international festival of its kind, Kochi Design Week gives creative minds a platform to meet and brainstorm on new facets in design and architecture. The meet, now into its second edition, will witness the assemblage of more than 5,000 design professionals, architects, interior designers, thought leaders, policymakers and government officials besides the general public. Curated by leading experts, KDW 2019 will chiefly hold sessions on design and architecture, exhibitions and installations.
The highlights of this year’s event will be the charting of an exclusive ‘Design Island’ for the hosting of the annual event and setting up of design installations across Kochi’s high-visibility areas, besides laying special tracks for design architecture and interior designs.
For registrations, visit http://kochidesignweek.org