Following the success of the World Spice Food Festival since 2005, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has once again made arrangements to conduct the World Spice Food Festival 2012, with the aim of showcasing culinary expertise from around the world with added Sri Lankan flavour.
The festival begins with the launch at Mt. Lavinia hotel on October 4, followed up by the Public Event- Hawker’s Street Food Promotion at “Board Walk, Battaramulla” from 05th to 7th October. Participating hotels and restaurants will be host to a culinary fiesta in dedicated outlet in their hotels and the stand along restaurants designated in Colombo.
This year’s event will showcase some of the unique culinary expertise of master chefs participating at the World Spice Food Festival2012, shouldering with their counterparts in the reputed hotels and restaurants in Colombo.
The festival will be an ideal opportunity for tourists who are in transit or holidaying in Sri Lanka to enjoy variety of delectable cuisine from Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan, China, Japan, Singapore, Middle eastern and Latin American not forgetting the Sri Lankan specialties.
Highlight of the World Spice Food Festival is the hawker’s street’ at “Board Walk”, Battaramulla from 05th to 07th October 2012 , allowing visitors and food lovers of browsing through international theme cuisines food stalls along with friends and families. The “Board Walk” venue will take on a festive air with live music and cookery demonstrations, cooking competitions such as Batticaloa Prawn curry (Colombo Culinary Challenge), Kottu Championship, Mocktail, Cocktail competitions and special cultural performances giving a truly unforgettable dining experience for the whole family.
Sri Lanka’s hospitality industry has risen to the occasion as always with a combination of 11 top city hotels and 05 speciality restaurants being enthusiastically involved in ensuring that the 12 master chefs flown in for the event will showcase the magical culinary delights, throughout the period.
Hotels and restaurants that will adorn the chef ’s hat at the World Spice Food Festival are, Hilton Colombo (China) , Cinnamon Lake Side (Vietnam), Cinnamon Grand (Pakistan), Grand Oriental Hotel (Singapore), Galadari Hotel (Egypt), Hilton Residencies ( Malaysia ), Mt. Lavinia Hotel (Latin America), Galle Face Hotel (Singapore), Ramada Colombo (North-India), Taj Samudra (Australia ), Waters Edge (Japan), The Mango Tree (North-India), Siam House (Thailand), Jack Tree (Thailand), The Sizzle with their unique sizzler’s concept and Raja Bojun (Sri Lanka).
HSBC, MA’S Tropical Food Products, Elephant House, Lion Breweries, and Global Brands are generously supporting the World Spice Food Festival in a bid to bring Sri Lankans, to witness global cuisine at its best – right here in Sri Lanka.
The World Spice Food Festival was initiated in 2005.