The free Sri Lanka Food and Culture Festival is coming to Sydney this weekend

Eat, Festivals, Play / November 18, 2019

Experience two days of food and entertainment at this festival celebrating the best of Sri Lanka’s rich and diverse culture.

Dreaming of a getaway? This weekend, one immersive food and culture festival is bringing you a taste of the unexplored island nation of Sri Lanka. The country is slowly earning itself a stellar reputation as a destination for foodies and adventurers alike, boasting over 2,000 years of rich culture ready to be explored. With ancient temples, eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cuisine that blends influences of the Dutch, Portuguese, Indians and more, its set to be a popular spot to travel to in 2020.

This weekend, the free Sri Lanka Food and Culture Festival brings the magic of this stunning island nation to Sydneysiders. Across Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th, the festival is set to take over Tumbalong Park in the heart of Darling Harbour. Hosted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, this unmissable festival delivers everything including traditional handicraft stores, live performances, endless tea and tantalising food to sample.

Foodies, this one is set to be an epic celebration of the beautiful produce and traditional dishes that make Sri Lankan cuisine one of a kind. For those not familiar with the taste of the region, expect vibrant flavourful curries, fresh coconut, spices and desserts ranging from striking cakes to thick custards and more. At this festival, expect traditional dishes like Kottu (made with rotti and spicy curry sauce) as well as Lamprais (a rice and meat curry wrapped in banana leaves).

Aside from delicious food, Sri Lanka is also renowned for the country’s famous tea. Known for producing the finest black tea in the world, the country’s trademark Ceylon Tea will be readily available at the festival for Sydneysiders to enjoy. Make sure to look out for live demonstrations and displays of the tea in action at the festival to try this renowned brew for yourself.

Explore the festival’s market stalls to take home a little piece of Sri Lankan culture with jewelry, traditional garments, spices, tea and much more available to purchase.┬áPlus, check out live cooking demonstrations, tradition Sri Lankan dance performances and live games and Q&A sessions on Sri Lankan (with the chance to win amazing prizes including holidays, hotel packages, airfares and more).

The Sri Lankan Food and Culture Festival is taking place Saturday November 23rd (10am to 7pm) and Sunday November 24th (10am to 5pm) at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. Entry is free. To find out more, click here.

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