Udupi, Sep 28,2016: According to a media release from Manipal University on Sept 27, Tuesday, a huge gathering of beach buffs and beach goers and students, mostly from Manipal University were in good form. The bit of rain throughout the day was no damper for all those who headed to Malpe Beach and tasted some mouth-watering dishes at the Seafood Festival.
The festival was organised by the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research, and the Department of Culinary Arts, Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration. (WGSHA). Those who visited the festival enjoyed every moment thoroughly. “It was a unique experience,” one of the thousand-odd seafood lovers said. He added, “It’s the first time that such a festival is happening in Udupi; hope we’ll have more such festivals.”
While it was hands-on learning for the students, it was a treat for those who fancy seafood. The aroma of different preparations was inviting the moment you stepped on the beach. A live band, with students from other institutions of the university, provided entertainment.
Anjana of WGSHA sang familiar numbers to have the crowd swaying. To complete the perfect setting was the Arabian Sea in the background. It was a sound sea day on the shores and the cool breeze lifted the spirits for fun that was relished and asking for more.