In a different take on the celebrity lunches at five-star hotels and Galle’s boutique hotels, literary enthusiasts as well as famous writers and novelists will turn up at the lush paddy fields surrounding Jetwing Kurulubedda on Sunday, January 31 for a unique culinary experience.
Diran Adebayo rated by The Evening Standard as one of London's 100 most influential people and Gratiaen award winner Shehan Karunatilaka will be joined by 25 other delegates for a gourmet feast.
Jetwing is in the process of constructing a paddy homestead in the middle of the green fields for the guests to experience a sultry afternoon enjoying a sumptuous spread of Sri Lankan rice and curry specially created by Jetwing Kurulubedda. “We are aiming to present the true flavours’ of Southern Sri Lankan hospitality at this paddy-lunch,” said Nihal Senanayake, the Chef at Jetwing Lighthouse, who is overlooking this sumptuous feast.
Tickets for this mouth watering event are now on sale and the organizers say theyhave just a few more left.
That same evening, Gehan De Silva Wijeyeratne will speak on Sri Lanka’s emergence as the hot spot for whale watching and photographing of whales. It’s a seafarers’ dream evening at the Coats of Arms Bar at Jetwing Lighthouse from 7 p.m onwards, when Gehan will regale visitors on what to expect when the boat goes out.
Tickets have been sold out for the celebrity whale watch organized by Jetwing Lighthouse and the Galle Literary Festival on February 1. Some of the prominent writers of the GLF and a keen band of whale enthusiasts will be accompanied by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne and Anoma Alagiyawadu, two of the most regular and expert whale watchers in the island.
The Jetwing Lighthouse is the platinum sponsor of Galle Literary Festival for the fourth consecutive year.