High Street Phoenix in association with Mumbai Foodie and Paprika Idea Labs will hold the Itsy Bitsy Food Festival, India’s first zero eastegae food festival, from March 19-20, 2016. Itsy Bitsy will have 30 food stations offering bite sized portions of the city’s favourite food brands such as Ellipsis Bakery, Havana, Di Bella, Brewbot, Shahi Durbar, Loco Chino, Papacream, Kavo, Waffle House, Tokyo Treat, Star Anise Patisserie, Milkshake & Co, etc.
At the festival, food stations will create bite sized portions of their regular menu allowing people to try more dishes. All non-reusable material from each food station will be donated to Robin Hood Army, an organisation that supplies surplus food from restaurants to the underprivileged, and Roti Bank team.
The festival will also feature music performances, art installations, poetries and talk sessions. Artists such as Becky Fernandes, Siddhant Vernekar, Aarifah Rebello, Kalyani Sakkarwal will perform on solo music sets while Rochelle D’Silva will recite a poem at the Open Mic poetry. There will also be talks on reducing food wastage.
Commenting on hosting this food festival, Rajendra Kalkar, president – West, The Phoenix Mills, said, “We are glad to be a part of curating this unique concept of Itsy Bitsy. While helping the brands showcase a variety of their cuisines through bite sized portions, we are also proud to be campaigning the cause for eliminating food-wastage.”