The food was good, but had obviously been sitting around for a while, so a little on the lukewarm side, and the meat a was little tough (especially the beef and the mutton). One highlight was the beet-based curry presented by Shiba from Inage (you could also buy some of their products at one of the small stalls near the entrance, set up to advertise the participating stores). The sambar and rasam went down quite well too. The other curries did the job, but the whole thing was crying out for some bread to scoop it all up with. There were a few other snack options available, but you had to pay extra, so we just chose a couple of those.
The other thing that stood out about Love India 2016 was the lack of anything that actively encouraged you to stay beyond finishing your food. The only thing going on was a discussion on stage with each of the thali chefs, which was getting a fair bit of attention, but provided little in the way of entertainment to anyone there mainly for the food. Of course, there was probably a good reason for this -- it was pointed out to me that the main reason people were there was because they were fans of the chefs -- the food was just a "present", of sorts -- but if you are going to do a celebration of Indian food and culture, you might as well crank it up a bit. Maybe even throw in a little bit of music. Just an idea.