Hilton GardenInn Trivandrum hosts Sri Lankan Food Fest


Trivandrum: The Garden Grille restaurant at the Hilton GardenInn, Trivandrum is hosting a Sri Lankan food festival called Ceylon Tales. The dinner only buffet food promotion is a culinary extravaganza featuring a wide range of delicacies from the neighbouring island nation and would conclude on May 28, 2017.

According to Shinu Paul, Coordinator – Sales & Marketing, Hilton GardenInn, Trivandrum, “Ceylon Tales is a good opportunity to taste some authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in our town. Spread over two weeks, every day of the festival would feature a different menu and foodies can experience some lovely stuff here. Though Sri Lankan food has parallels to South Indian food, especially Kerala food, yet it remains distinctly its own form of cuisine. Our next promotion would focus on the delicacies from the North West Frontier regions.”

Ashok Eapen, Executive Chef, Hilton GardenInn, Trivandrum said, “We have tried to be different this time and I am sure the connoisseurs of fine dining would like our Sri Lankan food festival. Sri Lankan cuisine has a lot of similarities with Kerala cuisine. In fact, it resembles what Malayalees were cooking a few decades back. The central feature of Sri Lankan cuisine is boiled or steamed rice, accompanied with fish, chicken, beef or mutton curry, along with other curries made with vegetables, lentils, or fruits. Dishes are often served along with a set of condiments consisting of pickled fruits or vegetables, chutneys, and sambols. The use of whole spices gives these dishes a distinct flavour and makes it light also.”

Apart from traditional Sri Lankan soups and starters, the main course would feature a variety of dishes like Red Rice, Yellow Rice, Kukul Mas – Chicken Red Curry, Elu Mas – Mutton Black Curry, Malu – Fish Stew, Murunga – Drumstick White Curry, Wattakka Kalupolmaluwa – Pumpkin Kalupol, Annasi Mirisata – Raw Pineapple Dry Curry, Tempered Beans and Tapioca Curry, to name a few.

A live station serves Hoppers, Godamba Rotti or Ceylon Koththu – Parata and rolls. Kalu Dodol – Black Musket, Sago Pudding, Vattalappam, Bebinca, Bibikkan Banana Caramel Cake are some of the sweets that make up the dessert corner.

The buffet dinner is priced at Rs. 1,199 + Taxes.

Anil Philip
Kerala Biz News


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