Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chef Pubilis Samaga Rasa Kevili Kade!

Easter Sunday Brunch at MLH with Gospel and Jazz

Easter Sunday Brunch at MLH with Gospel and Jazz

Two iconic traditions merged into one is why we feel Easter with MLH is the true way to spend this Palm Sunday, stated Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager of MLH. For most children, Easter is a time to color and hunt eggs, get treats from the Easter Bunny, and attend Church. Around the world, however, Easter is celebrated in many different ways and hence it is a time Mount Lavinia Hotel place this quest for a true Easter around the world jazz brunch to finally take its rightful win. Sri Lanka’s colonial heritage hotel on the 8th of April from 11am will be the place to be, when they surface a unique spread which will emphasize dishes from all across the world including Europe, America, Australia and Asia with a raw bar, creative salad corner, hot food display, are a few to choose from. 2012 Gospel & Jazz Easter Brunch will also have a Carving Station, home-made waffle station, entrees made to order, fresh pastries, a dessert bar. Live Gospel and Jazz by none other Norma n Jazz, and the versatile choristers ‘Choro Calibre’: a rising star in the choral galaxy shining with the best vocalists nurtured from leading school choirs in Sri Lanka. The architect of ‘Choro Calibre’ is Shamal De Silva who handles all music arrangements of ‘Choro Calibre’ and bringing together soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices of young members who creates majestic harmonies.
  • Price 3500LKR adults and children half
  • Open Champagne bar
  • Easter delicacies from around the world ( Northern and Southern Europe, America, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Scandinavia, Sri Lanka, Far East, Caribbean, Argentina)
  • Unlimited Ice Cream and Kiddies Corner with Cookery and Ice Carving demonstration,
  • Raw Bar with variety of Seafood, Carvery, Sri Lankan Cuisine,
  • and much more..... are just a few to tempt your taste buds. In addition experience uplifting live jazz and gospel music, accompanied by delicious brunch-time food that brings out the best of Mount Lavinia Hotel’s signature items: fresh air and sunshine at the poolside Governor’s Restaurant; or just splash out on a most indulgent Easter-themed spread to break those Sunday Blues.
For reservations and further details please call 2711430. The Brunch is priced at LKR3500/-nett- a spread with over 24 items to choose from.

6th winemakers dinner with Paul Boulden

Slowfood Italian with Chef Riccardo!

Switch off and help the Earth! Earth Hour 2012!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jazzier Sundays with real Jazz by the Asia Pacific Jazz Ensemble at MLH

The popular Governors Jazz Sunday Brunch at MLH just got jazzier every last Sunday of the month. Sunday, March 25th 2012 from 1100am to 3pm at the Terrace will be upbeat with The Asia Pacific Jazz ensemble, professionals performing in true spirit. What could be better than feasting on delectables from the premier culinary destination and a top notch Jazz Trio at the Iconic heritage hotel! Popular Pianist Eshantha Peiris who after arriving in Sri Lanka has been actively involved in the local music scene. Having grown up in Colombo, Eshantha owes his musical foundations to his teachers Ramya de Livera Perera and Ananda Dabare, and to his involvement with the St. Joseph’s College choir. A talent-development sponsorship from Prima Ceylon Ltd. allowed him to attend New York University’s Steinhardt School from 2003-2008, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance and Composition, studying with Eduardus Halim, Marc Consoli, Mark Adamo and Jim McNeely. Drummer Dr Sumudi Suraweera: aka as Sum has been a performing jazz musician in New Zealand for ten years where he collaborated with various Lankan and Kiwi groups and artists and performed in his own ensembles including the Serendib Sextet and Baliphonics. Double Bassist Isaac Smith: New Zealand born musician and composer with a passion for improvised and creative music who states that the double bass owns him. All three are highly qualified musicians and teachers from Musicmatters ( in Colombo and dedicated to music of the most sublime and sensitive nature.

Anura Dewapura states,”we have not forgotten the kids so we have ice carvers in action. Lots of ice cream for the kids and indeed getting a real feel to music whilst enjoying a delicious spread of brunch food.”

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slow food Italian with Chef Riccardo at MLH

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
With a global vision of “envision a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet” slow food is a novel concept to us Sri Lankans, and at MLH, the pioneers of this convivum, is ready to welcome you to this dining experience. March surfaces the 30th slow food night, with Italy in focus featuring Chef Riccardo Rizzoli currently serving as the Executive Chef for Vakarufalhi, the MLHG’s(Mount Lavinia Hotel Group) based in exotic Maldives.
Chef Riccardo a world renowned debonair of delectable Italian cuisine, will be displaying his culinary master skills at “Slow food Italian” which will take place on 31st March at the Horizon roof top from 7pm onwards. Italian cuisine has become famous as one of the richest in the world, noted for its regional diversity and abundance of difference in taste, characterized by its extreme simplicity, relying on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.
Sneak peek at the menu;

Focaccia Tricolore - Focaccia Bread

Panzanella Toscana - Tuscan bread salad

Rissoto asparagus with Pocini mushroom

Spiced calamari with spicy basil pesto

So come celebrate gastronomical cuisine paired with infused Italian flavors of a culinary celebration of all things Italian!

For inquiries please call 2711711 ext 430.

Mount Lavinia Hotel
MLH proudly presents their 6th Winemakers Dinner with Paul Boulden Chief Winemaker of the Sandalford Winery in Margaret River, Western Australia, on 1st April
Step back in time to an era of colonial splendour, mystique and romance. Mount Lavinia Hotel offers you the very best of modern facilities blended with a magical touch of antiquity. This enchanting British Colonial heritage hotel, located on a breathtaking beachfront, is a living legacy to the secret love story between the British Governor General of Ceylon, Sir Thomas Maitland, and the beautiful mestizo dancer, Lovina. The legendary romance has made this Colombo hotel one of the most popular venues in Sri Lanka for weddings; couples from around the world fly to this fabled island for a custom-planned wedding at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The Victorian era ambiance, gourmet cuisine prepared by our world-class chefs and the exceptional service, have made this luxury beach resort in the city the preferred venue for conventions, product launches, dinner dances, theme parties and other private events. Sun-bathed terraces, warm Sri Lankan hospitality, the promise of adventure, and period decor rooms with modern amenities whisper the promise of a magical stay at the hotel.