An Afternoon with David Foenkinos and Ashok Ferrey at the Galle Face Hotel

Ever wanted to have a cup of tea with literati? Well, an afternoon tea at the Galle Face Hotel is in order when Ashok Ferry, the well known Sri Lankan author and illustrator will read and will be in conversation with David Foenikinos’and his novel Memories on 13th July at 4pm at the 1864.

The turning point of David’s career is done with TheDelicacy (2009), critically acclaimed book that gets 10 awards and over a million copies.In 2014, with his novel Charlotte, D. Foenkinos knows the consecration.

This became a best seller with 450,000 copies sold. He is also a film maker, in 2010 in broaden his horizons and, along with his brother Stéphane Foenkinos, co-directed the film The Delicacy, adaptation of his eponymous novel.

The Film was nominated twice to the 2012 César Ceremony for the Best Adaptation and for the Best First Film.

Following this success, in 2014, he co-adapted his novel Memories.

The film, directed by Jean-Paul Rouve, met a great success with over a million tickets sold in France.

For all who wish to watch the screening of this novel Memories, which he adapted to the 7th art with Jean Paul Rouvesit will beheld on Wednesday, July 13th for the opening of the French Film Festival.

Every year in June-July, the Embassy of France and the network of the Alliance Française have the pleasure to organize the French Spring Festival, a series of multidisciplinary events celebrating arts and culture from both France and Sri Lanka.

From the 3rd of June until the French Bastille Day on the 14th of July, the 5th edition of the French Spring Festival will showcase a variety of events.

Visual arts, cinema, literature, cuisine, fashion and musical rhythms will contribute to strengthen the ties between European and south Asian cultures, offering a platform for free expression of the artists, as well as a range of outstanding cultural explorations and discoveries.

The Afternoon Tea

The brand new Afternoon Tea menu unveiled by Galle Face Hotel consists of delicious fusion cuisine from across the world.

The snacks in the new menu are bold and experimental, but consistently delectable in taste.

From macaroons, cakes, sandwiches to dim sum, and much more, the chefs at the Galle Face Hotel continue to outdo themselves.

The menu gives pride of place to Sri Lankan specialties as much as it does to popular favourites such as fresh strawberries and clotted cream and traditional raisin scones.

The hotel has consistently proved its credentials in gastronomic cuisine, having been bestowed with numerous culinary awards and accolades in the past.

Its culinary staff has been strengthened by welcoming several new skilled chefs on its team.

Prices are LKR1864/-nett with sparkling wine LKR3500/-nett

About the Galle Face Hotel

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present.

Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties.

International guests are immersed in the Galle Face Hotel’s rich traditions and compelling stories, while Colombo society perceive the hotel as the most prestigious, desirable destination in the city for memorable dining and special events.

Whether at the hotel for dinner or for a month-long stay, an experience of the Galle Face Hotel is one of timeless grandeur and exceptional hospitality.



1.) Ashok Ferrey

2.) David Foenkinos

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