World spice food festival 2012 in Battaramulla

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 will start with the launch at Mt. Lavinia hotel on the 4th October, followed up by the Public Event- Hawker’s Street Food Promotion at “Board Walk, Battaramulla” from 05th  to 7th  October 2012. 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 Festival- 2012, 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. All the participating hotels, with their signature chefs, will have a week fare displaying chosen specialties of international cuisines in their individual hotels and restaurants from 08th October to 14th October, 2012 with many attractions.

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. This event mirrors Sri Lanka Tourism’s vision to promote the destination among international travellers, no matter which part of the globe they may be located, as well as to bring them a taste of world class standards offering a range of delectable global cuisine!

During the festival, spices and condiments that are used around the world for therapeutic and taste enhancement of food will be on display under one roof to enable visitors to enlighten themselves on the intricacies in producing quality meals.

The World Spice Food Festival was initiated in 2005 and has evolved since then as an annual event based on Sri Lanka’s reputation for its abundance of spices, to create more dining options for visitors to the country, while providing an opportunity for the Sri Lankan culinary fraternity to exchange culinary know-how with specialty chefs around the world.