Culinary skills of some of the world’s best master chefs will be seen at the World Spice Food Festival,  2009 across Colombo’s reputed hotels and restaurants flown in by courtesy of Sri Lankan Airlines. Following the success of the Spice Food Festival since 2005, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and HSBC have come together to present this year’s World Spice Food Festival incorporating a “Global Spice Food Village’ to enhance the event that will showcase the culinary expertise from around the world.

The Festival will be an ideal opportunity for tourists who are in transit or holidaying here to enjoy a variety of delectable cuisine ranging from Cuban American, Moroccan, Arabian, Italian, Chinese Szechuan/Cantonese, Thai, Indonesian Balinese, Malaysian, Singapore, Japanese, Indian, Lebanese, Vietnamese and  Sri Lankan specialties.

The above Food festival Scheduled to be held from 6th - 14th November 2009, with the public event “Global Spice Food Village” to be held from 6th -8th  November 2009 at the Galle Face Green.

Each designated hotels and restaurant will conduct a food festival for one week with a guest chef taking you through a speciality cuisine. A number of city hotels are enthusiastically looking forward to ensure that the master chefs will be on hand to showcase culinary delights from their part of the globe.

Participating hotels and restaurants will be Hilton Colombo, Galle Face Hotel, Galadari, Trans Asia, Cinnamon Grand, Taj Samudra, Grand Oriental, Ceylon Continental, Holiday Inn, Hilton Colombo Residencies, Mount Lavinia Hotel, Waters Edge, Raja Bojun, Siam House, The Mango Tree, The Sizzle, Regina Margharita and Nihon Bashi.

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.

Schedule :

6th, 7th & 8th November 2009
Global Spice Food Village (Galle Face Green)
9th to  14th November 2009  
World Spice Food Festival in Hotels and Restaurants
Participating Establishment


Mount Lavinia Hotel
Holiday Inn
Regina Margharita
Grand Oriental Hotel
Colombo Hilton
Galle Face Hotel
Siam House
Waters Edge
Cinnamon Grand
Hilton Colombo Residencies
Trans Asia
Nihon Bashi
The Mango Tree
Taj Samudra
Ceylon Continental
Raja Bojun
The Sizzle
Cuban American
Hong Kong Chinese
Chinese Szechuan/Cantonese
Indonesian /Balinese
North Indian
Sri Lankan
Sizzlers’ Concept
Special Events:
  Chillie Crab Cooking Competition
Spice Ice Cream
Spice Display
Spice Artist
Cooking with signature chefs for housewives
Sri Lankan Crab Promotion
Spiced Tea

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