French Gourmet Week to celebrate Bastille Day at the Galle Face Hotel

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In the words of Alain Ducasse, the Monégasque chef: “French cuisine is the interpreter of a cuisine that has evolved towards lightness in harmony with its environment…” Further, Laurent Fabius, Former Prime Minister of France, words: “France’s heritage is its cuisine, its wines, but it is a heritage that should not simply be contemplated, glorified and savoured; it is a heritage that should be built upon and showcased.”

Daniel Gaskin

With these facets taken into consideration and the love of what is beautiful and tastes good, Daniel Gaskin will present a delightful interlude and an opportunity to celebrate French cuisine and wines in Sri Lanka, at the Galle Face Hotel. The dates are from 15th to 24th July 2016, a French buffet to celebrate France’s gastronomy will be available at the Verandah. The 1864 will also present “Dînerd’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinner) on 20th July: a tribute to a vibrant, and culinary tradition tastefully presented by Daniel Gaskin.

Daniel Gaskin’s love of French food occurred out of Gales of Llangollen – the oldest wine bar bistro out of Wales, established in 1977. As the Head Chef he made modern European cuisine with a heavy French influence dishes at the Bistro Bar. His favourite were the wine friendly dishes that were prepared through a classic French cooking technique. He was awarded the Level 2 WSET for Wine and Spirits too, to add to his accolades.

Galle Face Hotel - Sri Lanka

Galle Face Hotel – Sri Lanka

Some Dishes that will make an appearance would be Chilled poached lobster, mango panna cotta, raw vegetable salad, citrus dressing, Duck confit with lentils and root vegetables, Crepe suzette (action), are a few to mention

Mr Antony Paton, General Manager of the Galle Face Hotel avers, “The common point of this event is the partnership of Embassy of France, Alliance Francaise de Kotte and Galle Face Hotel. It is an opportunity to share the cuisine that are dear to the French people – and which we need to continue defend ardently – with as many people as possible: with conviviality and respect for France’s culture. And, most importantly, pleasure.”
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close up of two french style crepes, shallow dof. Some ingredients in the background

close up of two french style crepes, shallow dof. Some ingredients in the background

About the Galle Face Hotel

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. International guests are immersed in the Galle Face Hotel’s rich traditions and compelling stories, while Colombo society perceive the hotel as the most prestigious, desirable destination in the city for memorable dining and special events. Whether at the hotel for dinner or for a month-long stay, an experience of the Galle Face Hotel is one of timeless grandeur and exceptional hospitality.

Celebrating 150 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the landmarks in Asia and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage Hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. Further it is the first Hotel in the country to be featured on a postage stamp.

About the Galle Face Hotel Group
The Galle Face Hotel Group manages the hotel and leisure interest of Galle Face Hotel, Kandy Hotels PLC & Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC.
Under this banner are 3 distinct portfolios of businesses.

The Deluxe Heritage Hotels Collection
Galle Face Hotel in Colombo and Hotel Suisse & Queens Hotel in Kandy.
Each hotel is a connected to Sri Lanka’s history, imbibed with the splendor of yesteryear while continuing to serve visitors, foreign and domestic is gracious surrounds.

The Resorts Collection
4 hotels routed in some of Sri Lanka’s most special areas offer a modern facility with outstanding vista & access to experience this great country.
The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa, The Surf Hotel Bentota, The Safari Hotel Thissamaharama and The Lake House Polonnaruwa.

Each of these recently refurbished hotels offers traditional Sri Lankan hospitality to visitors.

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