US Chef and Author Anthony Bourdain – NO RESERVATIONS – in Sri Lanka

Anthony Bourdain visited Sri Lanka for the first time in 2008. He compiled a fascinating insight into  Sri Lankan cuisine and the country at the time.

Anthony Bourdain visited Sri Lanka for the first time in 2008. He compiled a fascinating insight into Sri Lankan cuisine and the country at the time for the Travel Channel.

Photograph from the early 1970s of Sri Lankan broadcaster Vernon Corea on a Coconut Estate in Chilaw - his home town. Chilaw was known for three 'C's - Crabs, Coconuts and Coreas. Anthony Bourdain tasted the famous Chilaw Crab Curry when he visited the town in 2008 accompanied by Skiz Fernando the food writer who has links with Chilaw.

Photograph from the early 1970s of Sri Lankan broadcaster Vernon Corea on a Coconut Estate in Chilaw – his home town. Chilaw was known for three ‘C’s – Crabs, Coconuts and Coreas. Anthony Bourdain tasted the famous Chilaw Crab Curry when he visited the town in 2008 accompanied by Skiz Fernando the food writer who has links with Chilaw.

Anthony Bourdain is a famous American Chef, author and television personality. He visited Sri Lanka in 2008 for the first time to taste the culinary delights and experience the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka. Anthony Bourdain actually visited Chilaw, the hometown of the legendary Sri Lankan broadcaster Vernon Corea to taste the well known Chilaw Crab Curry – Chilaw was known as a coastal town with the three ‘C’s – Crabs, Coconuts and Coreas. Tony was accompanied by US born Skiz Fernando a Chef and food writer who has family links with Chilaw.

During his visit Anthony Bourdain stayed at the iconic Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. In the late 1950s and 1970s Vernon Corea broadcast New Years Eve celebrations and entertainment shows at the Coconut Grove from the Galle Face Hotel on the airwaves of Radio Ceylon.

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Read about Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Sri Lanka on the Travel Channel:

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/anthony-bourdain/episodes/sri-lanka-1

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/anthony-bourdain/travel-guides/sri-lanka

 

 

 

 

 

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