Sunday, October 1, 2023

Türkiye Food Festival Unveiled at Courtyard by Marriott Colombo

Colombo, September 4, 2023 – Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, an esteemed member of the Marriott Bonvoy hotel portfolio, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Colombo and Turkish Airlines, is pleased to announce the forthcoming Türkiye Food Festival, an event dedicated to showcasing the rich and diverse cuisine of Türkiye. This culinary extravaganza will feature Guest Chefs Volkan Gür and Eren Barishan from JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea, offering an authentic taste of Turkish gastronomy.

Taking place from September 15th to September 23rd, 2023, the ten-day Türkiye Food Festival will be a unique opportunity for connoisseurs and food enthusiasts to indulge in a variety of traditional Turkish dishes. Chef Volkan Gür and Chef Eren Barishan will present an extensive buffet and dynamic action stations, highlighting the intricate flavours of Turkish kebabs, mezes, and other signature delights, providing a genuine insight into the captivating tapestry of Turkish culinary heritage.

The festival will be hosted at the enchanting Beira Kitchen within Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, with the dinner buffet available at Rs.9,500 nett per person from September 15th to September 23rd, 2023, between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm.

Attendees can look forward to an elevated dining experience, enhanced by traditional Turkish entertainment and live-action stations. Moreover, on September 17, 2023, a Turkish Tea Party will be held from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm, priced at LKR 5,500 nett per person, offering a unique perspective on Turkish cuisine. For those seeking a deeper understanding, the CHEF’S TABLE, led by Chef Volkan Gür, will take place on September 18th and 19th, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, priced at LKR 15,000 nett per person.

Throughout the ten-day event, the hotel will be transformed into a Turkish culinary haven, featuring traditional dishes curated by Chef Volkan Gür from JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea. Guests can savour mouthwatering kebabs, fragrant rice pilafs, flaky pastries, and more, all while immersing themselves in the cultural significance of these flavours. “We are excited to bring the essence of Türkiye to Colombo through its cuisine. The Turkish Food Festival will be a journey of flavours and stories, embodying the spirit of cultural exchange,” Chef of JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea, Volkan Gür stated.

The Turkish Food Festival serves as a tribute to Türkiye’s culinary excellence, symbolising the enduring partnerships and collaborations within the hospitality industry. By uniting two Marriott properties, this event represents the epitome of Turkish cuisine’s finest aspects. The festival promises an unforgettable occasion, inviting guests to embark on a culinary odyssey that pays homage to Türkiye’s rich gastronomic culture. With the expertise of Guest Chefs Volkan Gür and Eren Barishan, complemented by Courtyard by Marriott Colombo’s renowned hospitality, attendees can anticipate a culinary experience unlike any other.

Reservations for this culinary journey are now open through Courtyard by Marriott Colombo. For more information and reservations, please contact Courtyard by Marriott Colombo at +94 11 7 734 400 or visit Stay tuned to Courtyard by Marriott Colombo’s social media handles for event details.

About Courtyard by Marriott®

Courtyard by Marriott is the hotel brand of choice for trailblazing guests who are inspired by a passion to do great things. With more than 1,265 locations in 60 countries and territories, Courtyard is passionate about empowering its guests and serving the needs of travelers everywhere, no matter the purpose of their trip. Its thoughtfully designed guestrooms provide an elevated experience to relax and recharge, complete with plush bedding and flexible workspaces. Guests are able to work, eat well, connect, and be at their best to keep moving forward to succeed. Courtyard is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit For more information or reservations, visit, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter.

About Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) starting February 2019. Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands and home rental offering Homes & Villas by Marriott International, members can earn and redeem points for stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Chase and American Express.  The program offers 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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