Sri Lankan Food Festival at Sofitel Mumbai BKC

With exotic cuisines like Lebanese, Mongolian to even Peruvian having made their way into the Indian fine dining circuit, Sofitel Mumbai BKC gave patrons a glimpse of the cuisine from a country closer home, yet unexplored— Sri Lanka.

Considered one of the most exotic and unexplored Asian destinations, Sri Lankan cuisine draws major influences from the Southern part of the Indian peninsula, where it formally belonged and includes dishes like appam, dals and curries, just like India.

Sofitel Mumbai BKC recently hosted Chef Duminda Abeysiriwardena from Sri Lanka over a 10-day long Sri Lankan food promotion at the Pondichéry Café from September 4th to 13th, 2014.

Along with displaying interactive cooking styles, Chef Duminda worked with executive chef Indrajit Saha to serve Mumbaiites authentic Sri Lankan delicacies, which strangely are so near, yet so far from India.

Though the vegetarian options were not many, we witnessed the preparation of the Sri Lankan vegetarian Kuttu roti, an amalgamation of roti and vegetables, on a large tawa, with constant cutting and mixing with two metal plates. The roti is prepared one day before, and then mixed with eggs and curry.

Here’s chef Duminda in action working up this traditional Sri Lankan delicacy-

Along with serving an assortment of Sri Lankan delights, Sofitel maintained the authenticity of the festival by dressing their servers and decking up the entire space in a traditionally Sri Lankan way. The minute you step in Pondicherry  Cafe, the smell of sea-food, along with South Indian and Sri Lankan displays like coconuts, bananas to Sri Lankan music is enough to keep you intrigued throughout the evening.

Fact File
Where- Sofitel Mumbai BKC till 13th September 2014
Cost per person- Rs 2000
Timing- 7 pm onwards


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