ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19
Financial Times  

Return of the ‘World Spice Food Festival’ in Sri Lanka

The World Spice Food Festival, the biggest food festival of the year in Sri Lanka, is back again by popular demand, the organisers said.

Organised by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, this event has become an annual fixture that enlivens Colombo with a veritable jamboree of unique culinary experiences. Encouraged by the tremendous response and positive feedback from visitors to the fair in the past, this year too the event is organised by the Corporate Services Division of the Tourist Board together with the five star hotels and top restaurants in the city.

It will be held from October 18-28. Each participating hotel and restaurant will conduct a food festival for one week in one of their restaurants, where world class chefs will be flown in from different different countries who are specialists in the cuisines on offer.

A spectacular highlight of the main event of the festival is the ‘Hawker Street’, to be held on October 19-20 at the Nomads Grounds, allowing visitors to the festival the ease and facility of browsing through the food stalls along with friends and family. HSBC is once again the main sponsor of the event.

The participating hotels, cafes, and restaurants that will don the chef’s hat at the ‘World Spice Festival’ are Hilton Colombo (Mexican); Taj Samudra (Italian); Trans Asia (Singaporean); Cinnamon Grand (Japanese); Holiday Inn (Indian South); Ceylon Continental (Indonesian); Mount Lavinia Hotel (Thai); Galle Face Hotel (Austrlalian); Galadari (Chinese); Water's Edge (Malaysian); Raja Bojun (Sri Lankan); The Mango Tree (North Indian); Sakura (Japanese); Han Gook Gwan (Korean) and Siam House (Thai).


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