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Sri Lanka Gastronomic Dinner

Battaramulla, August 15, 2014

Chef Rôtisseur Rohan Fernandopulle, now General Manager of Waters Edge, was the perfect host to 80 members and their guests as they enjoyed an amazing culinary journey created by visiting French Chef Florent Boivin.

Uniquely situated amidst an eco-environment Waters Edge is a leading meetings, conference and exhibition venue in the suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city.

Boasting rich experience in French haute-cuisine, Chef Florent Boivin – a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) – lectures full-time at the Institute Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France.

The exceptional food and excellent wines as paired with each course were complemented by service standards worthy of special comment.

Working with the Waters Edge kitchen brigade, headed by Executive Chef Buddhika Samarasekara, Chef Boivin presented a menu of French-inspired culinary excellence which will not be easily surpassed in the Bailliage’s calendar of events.


Amuse bouche
Crunchy Parmesan coquille with olives
Sweet potato domino with Périgord black truffle
Champagne Pol Roger NV

Alaskan blue king crab
tangy avocado emulsion, tomato jelly
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2011

Rougié foie gras
cooked like Royale, reduced duck consommé with vintage Sandeman Port
ruby grapefruit and green asparagus tips
Hugel Gewurztraminer 2012

‘Oceanpick’ sea-reared sea bass poached with extra virgin olive oil
served with a buttered Champagne nage and brochette of organic vegetables
Pouilly-Fuissé 2012, Bouchard Aîné et fils

Premium Queensland ‘Ambassador’ rack of lamb
with a hint of curry, Comté cheese polenta, celery ravioli, lamb jus
Taylors Jaraman Shiraz 2012, South Australia

Bourbon vanilla milk roulade
Valrhona chocolate filling, strawberry coulis and fresh mint
Taylor’s Fine Ruby Port

Freshly-brewed Dilmah tea or Lavazza coffee
Petits fours
Rémy Martin XO Cognac

Executive Chef Buddhika is himself well known for his culinary prowess, having fittingly represented Sri Lanka at the Bocuse d’Or 2013 in Lyon.

Adding to the ambience of the occasion was the soft background music provided by the ever popular Ricky Bahar.

It was a truly splendid evening!

Nigel Austin, Bailli Délégué