Sri Lanka, a beautiful landscape well known for its, rich heritage, culture, and food. When I say food, it has a distinctive cuisine which showcases the predominance of coconut, which is grown in a large scale there. The Sri Lankan spices, with unique aroma and taste make every dish distinct with their personalized touch. Such Sri Lankan feast when served accompanied with their cultural treat of dance, it will be heavenly. This magical world was created out of Sri Lanka by Taj Vivanta at Bangalore.
The pool side Café Mozaic was all decorated with lamps throughout signifying the Sri Lankan culture. As soon as we entered into the restaurant, the Sri Lankan dancers in their colorful attire arrived to present their cultural Peacock dance. The Peacock dance is one of the eighteen classical vannams, which means descriptive praise and is derived from the Sinhala word ‘varnana’. All the dancers and their postures resembled Peacock; indeed it was a visual treat.
Usual Café Mozaic look is chic, the vibe informal. Splashes of color, trendy furnishings and artistic food presentations set the tone.
In the meantime, we started off with our Sri Lankan buffet which includes Dal & Snake gourd curry, Pineapple curry, Cabbage Mallum, Green eggplant fried curry, Polis Ambula, Koththu, Kavum, Kokis, Athirasa, Watalappam and lot of Non Vegetarian dishes.
Chefs from Vivanta by Taj Bentota (Srilanka) arrived all the way to make these wonders. The Major ingredients were taken from Sri Lanka to serve an authentic food, that’s certainly a praiseworthy for people who wanted to try authentic Sri Lankan Food.
Later, we witnessed another performance from Sri Lankan dancers. The two dancers had worn masks and left the crowd spellbound, with their swift movements. The two mask men were entirely dressed in traditional attire. It was a delightful experience to enjoy their traditional dances along with their cuisine. These festivals are beyond food, as they serve as channel of cultural exchange between the nations.
The Sri lankan Food Festival was happened from 5th to 15th August.
Address: Vivanta By Taj, 41/3, MG Road, Bangalore
Phone: 080 66604266