Somewhere in the Beaujolais region of France, an intelligent fox is busy packing his bags to make a trip to a sunny island in the Indian Ocean. After picking the perfect Gamay grapes, and letting them ferment for just a few weeks, Monsieur Fox will be carrying with him a barrel of the finest “Beaujolais Nouveau” to tempt the taste buds of the islanders.
Sri Lanka’s culinary hub Waters Edge presents “Beaujolais Nouveau”, a celebration of fine French Beaujolais on Saturday 26th November 2016 from 4.30 pm onwards.
Speaking on the festival to be held in Sri Lanka, Director Marketing at Waters Edge Nirekshe Perera notes, “Today the Beaujolais Nouveau festival is a grand celebration all over the world. Waters Edge is once again pioneering the event in Sri Lanka and hopes to emulate the celebrations that take place especially in France to ensure that we have a truly French experience. In keeping with the Waters Edge tradition of doing things differently, Monsieur Fox will send the all-important barrel of Beaujolais Nouveau via helicopter courtesy of SimplyFly. The hotel will also be pulling out all stops in terms of dishing out the very best in French cuisine at affordable prices. We are also very excited to unveil our version of a French iconic monument at the festival.”
The festival which will be open to the public and will also feature entertainment acts such as Slipping Chairs and French Connextion who will serenade the crowds with classical French music while they enjoy the mouth-watering French pastries, crêpes, soufflés, and macaroons. Mod’Art will also showcase a special fashion show of French inspired designs.
Beaujolais is the brainchild of General Manager at Waters Edge Rohan Fernandopulle who was also instrumental in introducing the Oktoberfest to Sri Lanka, which has grown in popularity exponentially over the years. “We hope that Sri Lanka will be open to experience and enjoy different cuisines and cultures from across the world that Waters Edge hopes to bring. As the culinary hub of Sri Lanka we want our patrons to be spoilt for choice and this French festival is another step in our journey of bringing cuisines from the four corners of the world to our very own shores”, he said.
The event which is being held for the first time in Sri Lanka in such a grand scale is in partnership with HSBC Advance and Signature Credit Cards, Iconic Galaxy, Response Marketing (Creative Partner), Emerging Media (Outdoor Advertising Partner), Lite FM (Radio Partner), Mod’Art (Fashion Partner), Aeventive (Décor Partner), Jeeva Entertainment (Sounds and Lighting Solutions Partner), and Capture Eye (Official Photographer). The worldwide celebration of the end of the harvest is also being held in in association with Alliance Française DE COLOMBO and the French Embassy in Sri Lanka. The entrance free event will be a culmination of all things French with food stalls, music and entertainment, and traditional French games for the entire family. The Sri Lanka France Business council will also hold a special raffle draw with fabulous prices to be won.