5 Hours Education tour itinerary for Colombo: Experience The Culinary Explosion Called Ceylonese Cuisine
Understand the essence of a Ceylonese life, as you go this eye-opening market and culinary tour of Colombo, the business capital of Sri Lanka. Garner an extensive knowledge about Sri Lanka dining rituals, with a peek into their way of life.
Villa Ivy Crest - Colombo
8.30 AM - Enjoy the freshly made fruit juice or a herbal drink and wander around our villa and get yourself refreshed & prepared for the tour, while the experienced guide brief you about the agenda. You will get the chance to select a menu for the preparation form our family recipes which works for everyone.
8.45 AM- Be astounded by the marketplace.Most probably local market will not be as same as you imagined. It is similar to European eco shops. Without visiting local market, you won't have a deep understanding how to pick right vegetables, spices and other stuff properly. Get enough traditional tips as you are helped by the locals to pick and choose the best spices or vegetables during the market visit with real examples. At the end you can pick desired tropical fruits for your desert. Additionally, you will be able to learn about the ethics of local market, that you cannot find in guide books.
10.00 AM- Learn more about the traditional techniques incorporated in a regular Sri Lankan meal preparation.Similar to the palm technique used by Italians to measure spaghetti, they too have lots of such traditional techniques and tactics when it comes to home cooking which are not explained (or rather cannot be explained) in cook books or that sort of videos. The chef is well aware of those tips and tricks, which are proven through generations, that makes your food tastier with a better aroma and color. He will get you involved in every step of cooking from cleaning to measuring to real cooking while giving you those tips associated with each step. We will take relatively a longer time than Europeans or Americans to prepare a meal but you will never regret the time you spent once you tasted the food.
12.00 PM- Understand the art of eating like a local.No matter where you are in, there are always certain manners to be followed in dining table. So, Eating like a local can be trickier than you might think. Every culture has its own food beliefs, traditions and etiquettes. Here, the first rule is to serve others before ourselves. Let yourself go from tourist to local in Sri Lanka while knowing Sri Lankan dining etiquettes and manners.
1.00 PM-At the end, you will be granted Cooking certificate & recipes.
Personable Tourist Guide.
5 Course Lunch.
1 Night / Dbl Hb/Cooking Class
Options To Book-Accommodation.
Local Cash Needed- 20$ – For Tuk Tuk/Extra Beer.
Activity-Market Visit, Clay-Pot Cooking.
Unlike in the west, dining in Sri Lanka is still a ritual. We are taught to serve others before ourself. We should be mindful that others have enough to eat and drink before serving ourselves. like Italians, for Sri Lankans walking whilst eating is considered being disrespectful. So, absorbing the local dining protocol is a crucial factor that helps you enjoy the meal to the maximum while letting you realize the culture associated with it.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 08:00 hours.
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