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Free to Feed Sri-Lankan Summer Feast


Free to Feed and Prahran Market’s Sri-Lankan Summer Feast

This summer, the vibrant collaboration between Free to Feed and Prahran Market comes to life in a first-of-its-kind Pop-Up Sri-Lankan Summer Feast. This exciting partnership celebrates the fusion of North and South through a shared love for fine produce, diverse flavours, and the stories that shape them.

Known for fostering community connections, Free to Feed’s Summer Feasts have become synonymous with authentic flavours and compelling stories from recently arrived migrants and individuals with refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds.

This collaboration with Prahran Market marks an opportunity to extend their impact, reaching new audiences and providing essential employment opportunities for Free to Feed’s Program Participants.

Over two nights, Shayama (pictured above) a talented Free to Feed participant cook, will showcase her renowned Sri Lankan dishes, rooted in her proud heritage.

Travel to Shayama’s Sri Lanka, sample her famous curries and chutneys and hear about what inspires her and some of the Market’s most iconic vendors on their food journeys. Shayama is well-known in our kitchen for her curries, always cooked with her mother’s treasured recipe for homemade curry powder – a fragrant concoction of dry-roasted and blended spices.

Her menu features Pan rolls w/ chilli sauce (V, NF), Shayama’s famous Lamb Curry (NF/GF) with Pineapple chutney (VG, GF)), House-made roti bread (V, NF), while coconut with notes of cardamom and tropical fruits await guests for dessert (see the full menu here).

Rooted in tradition yet embracing innovation, the market’s rich offerings have made it a beloved destination for both home cooks and chefs. The event will feature in-conversation sessions with passionate stall vendors from Prahran Market, adding an extra layer of depth to the Free to Feed experience.

As guests indulge in their Sri Lankan feast, traditional live music in the candlelit Prahran Market square will provide a mesmerising backdrop.

For those eager to be part of this extraordinary feast, mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the union of diverse flavours and traditions.

You are all welcome at our table.


When: 6.30 pm, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Where: Market Square, Prahran Market

Cost: Tickets are $79 and $70 concession include, feast, live traditional Sri Lankan music and and an in-conversation


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