Kolkata: Ahare Bangla, the only fair to exhibit Bengali cuisine, will start from the Mela Ground in New Town on Thursday.
This is for the first time when the fair will be held in New Town which is fast coming up as a residential and commercial hub in Bengal. It may be mentioned that New Town had hosted the handicraft fair this year.
Four hangers will put up 27 stalls for famous restaurants and caterers of the city, including four international stalls. There will be 12 non-vegetarian and 7 vegetarian stalls outside the hanger. There will be 10 stalls selling snacks. Daily cookery competition will be held outside the main stage and there will be daily cultural shows.
Bengali sweets are famous all over India and for those who want to taste the sweets that are special in different districts, 27 stalls will be opened. Different state government departments will set up 31 stalls to sell items under Ahare Biki Kini. There will be one Dheki Shal stall to prepare pithas. There will be several activities for children.
The venue is adjacent to Swapno Bhor, the only senior citizens' park in Bengal.
Ahare Bangla is not only liked by foodies, but also gives a view of the special dishes offered by various caterers and restaurants, along with sweets associated with different parts of Bengal like the Monohara of Janai in Hooghly or Pantua of Murshidabad.