The Thali Tradition: India’s Only Celebration of the Iconic Thali

The Thali Tradition is a celebration of the original chef’s tasting. This annual festival by DSSC continues to showcase regional Indian cuisines through the  thali, which is the perfect balance of sweet, sour, bitter, astringent, and salty. After a successful first edition in 2018, this year, DSSC presents a grander, culturally-richer, immersive experience from Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3, 2019. The Thali Tradition 2019 will be housed at a pop-up in Jor Bagh – DSSC Bhavan, an ode to the State Bhavans in New Delhi. This is the first time for a pop-up concept like this to be hosted in India.

DSSC Bhavan is a home where Delhi can celebrate the authentic, explore the local, and revel in the vibrancy of India. At the DSSC Bhavan, renowned chefs will create 6 regional Indian thalis, and diners will experience communal dining, wherein each curated service will immerse them in indigenous traditions, art, science, and not to mention, bite-sized memories.

There are 7 chefs on board who have crafted authentic and unique thalis, that have no match anywhere else in the country!

The Thali Tradition will kick off with an exquisite Bengali Thali by Chef Megha Kohli, Executive Chef, Lavaash by Saby. Saturday afternoon will see Chef Ritu Dalmia, the culinary queen behind DIVA Restaurants, go back to her roots to craft a Marwari Thali. The dinner service will showcase an authentic Assamese Thali by Chef Megha Agarwal, as well as a Parsi Thali by Chefs Kainaz Contractor and Rahul Dua of Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu. Sunday will begin with Marut Sikka’s Punjabi Thali that will showcase authentic dishes from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala and The Grand Trunk Road. The festival finale will see Chef Rahul Gomes Pereira aka Chef Picu of Jamun translate Andhra Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage onto a thali.

To make this celebration of the iconic Thali have a richer cultural context, 4 Cuisine Specialists have come on board The Thali Tradition. Their knowledge and expertise will not only add highly authentic accents to the thali, but also enrich your experience through their nuanced story-telling.

For this edition, we have on board with us Abhilasha Jain for the Marwari Thali, Plavaneeta Borah for the Assamese Thali, Sharmistha M. Cheema for the Andhra Thali and Varun Rana for the Punjabi Thali.

DSSC presents The Thali Tradition, India’s only celebration of the thali. It’s quintessentially Indian, it’s iconic, it’s the original chef’s tasting. This 3-day celebration (1-3 November), at the DSSC Bhavan in New Delhi, will showcase the depth and richness of regional Indian cuisine. Our proud partners include White Owl Brewery, Svami, Sula Vineyards, Ritu Kumar Home, casafleur, AnnaMaya, Glass Sutra, Paramparagat Upyogita, Feeding India, and Khoya.

Book your Vegetarian & Non-vegetarian thalis here and drop by at: DSSC Bhavan, Kona, 1 Jor Bagh Market, Delhi – 110003!

Established in 2013 as India’s first secret supper club, DSSC is now India’s leading experiential marketing agency. We are on a mission to celebrate food, people, and culture via carefully curated content and high-production experiences that push the boundaries of creativity by harnessing the power of online & the intimacy of offline.