The first-ever, week-long food festival in Sri Lanka celebrating food, wine and produce, The Colombo Gourmet Week, will be graced by Sommeliers Josep Plana from Spain, Aurélie Maumus from France, and Gonzalo Marina Del Rio from Argentina from August 22 to 28. For a truly sensorial experience, the three world-famous Sommeliers with international award-winning chefs will enhance the curated dinners with their perfected skill in wines and gourmet cuisine respectively and infuse them with a world-class gourmet flavour.
Setting new standards in luxury hospitality, the event organized by Wine World, the premium online wine and spirits concierge service in association with The Galle Face Hotel, is expected to feature a compelling line-up of exclusive events for gourmet food lovers and professionals in the food and beverage sector.
These dinners will be open to both ticket holders and invitees and will celebrate the wine and cuisine from four wine making countries: France, Italy, Australia, and South Africa. The curated dinners will take place from August 23 to 26 and cover Australian, Italian, South African, and Chilean gourmet cuisine and accompanying wines from these regions with the right bouquet to enhance the delectable flavours in the food. Each of the three sommeliers holds extensive international experience and are considered amongst the best sommeliers the world has to offer.
Despite holding degree in Economics and Business from the Barcelona University, Sommelier Josep Plana went on to pursue his passion – Wines & Spirits. He continues to work for Torres, a wine producing company and has been assigned to manage Asian and Latin American markets.
Originally from Bordeaux, Aurelie Maumus, has a Masters in Wine Business and Foreign Language from the University of Bordeaux. Her career in the wine industry began close upon five years ago and has led her to work in China, California, and now Chile.
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