Eat, drink and make merry

Anjali Jhangiani
Friday, 28 July 2017

Indulge in a range of fun ‘festive’ food curated by Little Food Co at Tapped, Pune’s first craft beer and food festival tomorrow

Along with a variety of craft beers by local breweries from Mumbai and Pune, the food menu for Tapped –— craft beer and food festival, has been designed in a way to go with the vibe of the event. Comprising mostly finger food and other treats that complement the craft beers, the selection is curated by Bhakti Mehta from the Little Food Co (Mumbai). “We’re trying to get the owners of the participating food stalls to present their food in a way that will allow you to have maximum fun at the event and you won’t have to worry about getting your hands dirty. Though it’s all beer-friendly food, we wanted to bring something new to the table, which we haven’t featured in the last two festivals we held in Mumbai too,” says Mehta. 

Revealing her list, she says, ““Some of them are people I know personally, some of them are caterers and others are restaurants. This time we’ve got exactly half the participants from Pune and half from Mumbai.”

From Mumbai there will be Goila Butter Chicken, a popular take-away outlet, bringing some fantastic naan bombs to the festival. Those who need a wholesome meal can opt for their filling Indian-styled bowls. Pack-a- pav will be venturing into the non-vegetarian side of the menu as they will be selling various types of kebabs between the pao. Savour, caterers who organise something called a secret supper in Mumbai where they serve fancy gourmet suppers in a sit-down experience format, will be serving a variety of Japanese snacks and Waffle House will be offering a variety of ‘waffle on a stick’. 

From Pune, Bubsters will be there serving huge slices of pizza, Street Meat will serve shoft shell tacos and innovative chicken gol gappas, Aufside will offer their signature hotdogs, The Asian Box will be presenting a variety of dim sums and gyozas and Tertulia will be offering delectable pork ribs and some fun sliders. 

There will also be a seating area with a capacity to accommodate 400 people at a time, so that festival goers can sit down if they’d like and enjoy their food without having to stand and eat cautiously. 

The festival will also have an arena for drinking games such as the Experimental Zone, open from 3 pm onwards, where you can play Ring the Drink, Hole in One Mini Golf, Can Toss and Balloon Beer to win beer. 

The Beer Wealth Games Tournament will be held between 7-9 pm. Participating teams (of two) will be battling it out over six games including Beer Pong, Drunken Jenga, Tipsy Darts, Flip Cup, Foosball Shootouts and Beer Bong Finale, to win prestigious trophy and beer credit worth Rs 10,000 at the High Spirits Cafe. 

After hosting two successful editions of Tapped in Mumbai, Live At There (LAT) and Little Food Co bring the craft beer and food festival to Pune for the first time in partnership with High Out There. To be organised at Balkrishna Lawns, Mundhwa, on Sunday, July 30, 1 to 10 pm. The Coconut Water Band will take the stage from 7 pm. Prior to them, there will be performances by Groove Junction featuring Michael Pereira from 3:30 pm and Untapped, a special session by The Orange Octopus Records featuring the best performers from their previous open mic sessions, from 1 pm.

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