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Flavours of Szechuan – Chinese Food Festival at Waters Edge

December, 6, 2017

Bi-lateral ties between Sri Lanka and China dates back to centuries when our island nation was an important hub on the Silk Route. Those ties have blossomed in modern times to share close cultural, diplomatic and financial ties with our neighbour. In celebration of two nations that are as diverse as they are similar, Waters Edge together with Green Leaves Entertainment and Fortune Boat is putting together a three-day Chinese Food Festival at the hotel premises.

An initiative spearheaded by Chairman of Waters Edge Chamath de Silva and General Manager Rohan Fernandopulle, the food festival will be held on 18th, 19th and 20th of December 2017 from 7:30pm onwards.

Not only will the food festival feature authentic Szechuan cuisine, the array of food will be prepared by master chefs flown down especially from China. “Waters Edge considers it a great honour to host such renowned culinary experts and highly regarded chefs from around the world. Today we are a multi-cuisine culinary hub reputed for our awards and accolades won both locally and internationally. This will be another great feather in our cap”, said General Manager Fernandopulle.

Over the years, Waters Edge has transformed and grown immensely and today, the hotel stands amongst the best in the country. An ideal destination for various events such as weddings or parties, Waters Edge offers top notch food, a variety of cuisines, great ambience and hospitality that is truly Sri Lankan.

Also commenting on the food festival Chairman Chamath de Silva noted, “We see this event as an initiative to introduce various cuisines of the world to Sri Lankans and to enagage with a large Chinese expatriate community living in Sri Lanka. ‘We would therefore like to extend an invitation to the Chinese Community living in Sri Lanka as well as tourists and locals to come and experience Szechuan Cuisine at its best”.

The three day event will comprise of live cooking demonstrations, specialty dishes and variety of Szechuan dishes.The cookery demonstration taking place throughout the three days will not only benefit professionals in the food and beverage industry but it will also be a learning experience for anyone with an interest in cooking. Szechuan Cuisine is very similar to Sri Lankan Cuisine as many spices and a particular Szechuan chilli is used in most preparations. The all-you-can-eat buffet will be priced at 3000 rupees nett per adult and 1,500 rupees nett for children between the ages of 6-12. Children under 6 will dine free.

The buffet will include authentic Szechuan dishes like hot and sour soup, rice ball soup, belly pork, kongbao prawns, salted chicken, sautéed green beans, griddle cabbage, rice noodles, the all important dumplings and fried spring rolls as well. All of these favourites will be prepared by the likes of world renowned chefs like Chef XU Xiao Yuan (Hot Dishes Gold Award Winner at the 8th World Champion of Chinese Cuisine in Rotterdam, Holland 2016) and Chef LIU Hua (Desserts & Bakery Gold Award Winner at the 8th World Champion of Chinese Cuisine in Rotterdam, Holland 2016).

“Wherever there is food, there is a culture involved so a very popular cultural opera performer will also be performing during the course of the three days” stated Zhang Hong, President of the Sri Lanka Overseas Chinese Association.

To make the event a truly Chinese experience, renowned acrobat and member of the Chengdu Circus LI An will also entertain food enthusiasts with his Fast Mask-changing, Hand Shadowing, and Long-mouth Teapot performances.

For more information and to make reservations please call Waters Edge on 0112 863863 or Dilrukshi on 0773 587419.