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GREAT FESTIVAL brings a taste of Britain for Pakistani food lovers

The Festival will offer arrange of the British food at the Avari Towers Karachi from 5 -10 October.

The British Deputy High Commission, Karachi in collaboration with the Avari Group of Hotels brings food lovers in Pakistan a taste of the best of British cuisine. The Food Festival will offer a range of the British food at the Avari Towers Karachi from 5 -10 October where renowned British Chef, Dominic South will delight us with a quintessentially British menu. Dominic’s food will also be available at a British themed night at Avari, Lahore on 12 October.

This evening, the British Deputy High Commissioner - John A. Tucknott MBE, joined David O’Hanlon, General Manager of the Avari Towers, Karachi, to celebrate the opening of the Festival where the Chef showcased British Culinary Heritage in a new facet to Pakistan.

Speaking at the occasion, British Deputy High Commissioner, John A. Tucknott MBE, said:

I am delighted to inaugurate the GREAT Food Festival, a testament to the fact that the Britain and Pakistan are nations of food lovers. This is part of our ten day long GREAT Festival.

Thanks to our partnership with Avari Towers, Karachi foodies have the opportunity to sample the best of British Cuisine.

The United Kingdom’s diversity in food and drink is staggering. Each region has its own specialities based on local traditions often stretching back centuries. But at the same time, it has also embraced other cultures, absorbing food, music and other traditions from around the world.

I would like to thank the chef, Dominic South and the team at Avari Hotels for the opportunity to share this experience with our friends in Pakistan.

General Manager, Avari Towers, Karachi, David O’Hanlon said:

We are honoured to join hands with the British Deputy High Commission to host the GREAT Festival at Avari Towers, Karachi. We greatly appreciate their contribution in arranging the British Chef from the United Kingdom, to provide an authentic British cuisine to the foodies of Karachi.

It is a unique experience to be part of the diverse culture of Britain in the form of Great Food, Great Music and Great Fashion. I would like to thank the British Chef - Dominic South and the British Deputy High Commission for giving us the opportunity to share it with the great people of Pakistan.

The British Food Festival is part of the GREAT Festival, launched by the British High Commissioner, Philip Barton CMG OBE in Karachi on 2 October, to showcase British expertise in fashion, retail, music, food, culture and creativity under the UK Government’s “Britain is GREAT” campaign.


Press Department, British Deputy High Commission, Karachi; tel. 021-3-5827000

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