Fathers and paternal figures that guide you through life should be celebrated each day of the year. On June 19th, celebrate your papa by showing him how much he means to you. Head over to Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka and treat him to an exquisite fine dining experience at AQUA Forte for an experience he’ll always cherish.
Whether you’re staying in Galle for the weekend or simply on a day trip to the city, lunch at AQUA Forte should be your first stop – and certainly part of your Father’s Day gift! Indulge in a culinary tour of Italy with us. Here are some dishes you can try at AQUA Forte.
Battuta Di Gamberi Alla Mediterranea – Prawn tartare with lemon, black olives, capers, cherry tomatoes, herbs. Best paired with a glass of Baglio del Sole Inzolia Sicilia IGT.
Ravioli Alla Genovese – Homemade ravioli with ricotta, braised onion in beef stock, pecorino, basil. Pair this dish with a glass of Masseria Altamura Falanghina del Salento.
Aragosta Con Porro Stufato E Crema Alla Mandorla – Lobster, almond cream, sous-vide leeks, orange gel, sesame, orange cracker. Pair this dish with a glass of Alois Lageder Löwengang Chardonnay.
Tiramisù – our most popular dessert! Layered homemade savoiardi dipped in espresso coffee, mascarpone cheese and flavoured with cocoa. Castellare San Nicolo Vin Santo del Chianti DOC complements this dish.
Galle Fort is one of the oldest living forts in the world and is visited by travellers from around the world. From souvenir stores to restaurants serving a range of delicious cuisines like AQUA Forte, there’s plenty of do inside the fort. You can visit museums, and antique stores, or simply watch the sunset over the ramparts with your papa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built and subsequently fortified by three colonial powers, the Portuguese, the Dutch and finally, the British, roughly 400 years ago.
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From the iconic and majestic Groote Kerk to the towering Galle Lighthouse, there are a number of historic buildings inside the fort for you to explore. Take your dad on a guided tour around the fort and you share some interesting facts and stories about these buildings. Gather your knowledge by reading our blog to help you prepare for the day. As you start exploring the Galle Fort, stop over at AQUA Forno and get some Italian street food to munch on.
Does your dad love history and always teach you something new about the places you’ve been to? You can switch it up and impress him, with some interesting facts and history behind each of the Galle Fort bastions. There are 14 bastions dotted along the ramparts, each with its unique purpose. Read this blog before you start your guided tour with him.
And finally, end your day with a warm, freshly made authentic Italian pizza from AQUA Forte. Pizza Napoletana originates from Napoli, the hometown of our Head Chef Roberto’s family. Over the years, Roberto has perfected the art of preparing Neapolitan pizzas. Did you know making Pizza Napoletana is on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage – another fact to impress your dad with and end the night in high spirits!
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