Friday, April 27, 2012

Organic Vegetarian spread this Vesak Poya at MLH

Celebrating Vesak also means making special efforts to bring happiness. If so, now is the time to aim for holistic nutrition in your life through the Mount Lavinia Hotel’s “Organic and Green Initiatives”. The Organic Veggie Poya Buffet is one such initiative that is set for the 5th May and for all Full Moon Poya days. Just simplify your eating habits. If you can afford organic products, go for it for the best nutrition health benefits, take charge of your eating habits and switch to pure, simple, yet life-giving foods and aim for body, mind healing through holistic nutrition and organic veggies at MLH and you'll definitely shape up your life.

Did you know that eating healthy boosts vitality, energy, and provides clear skin and less sick days? “Healthy nutrients also give us the best chance for good health in an increasingly polluted world. Aim for a healthy outlook and enjoy it at a farm to table dining experience by us, and we guarantee organic vegetables at all times, ”states Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel.

The Governor’s Restaurant for Vesak Poya  and thereafter for all poyas will transform the lunch buffet menu to an organic experience. Connoisseurs have known about the delicious tastes of MLH. As a pioneer and trend-setter, “we developed the first vegetarian spread for Poya days and now will introduce an organically friendly spread. Tried-and-tested recipes, selected ingredients and guaranteed high quality organic products from Saaraketha is down on the cards for lunch on Vesak Poya Day at MLH.” Saaraketha will support the promotion as it is a catalyst that empowers rural small holder farmers to embrace sustainable methods of production. Our faith in sustainable growth; that man and nature can co-exist in harmony, fuels our passion to empower the local farming communities by transferring knowledge, entrepreneurship and facilitating access to technology to bring about dignity to the vocation of farming.

Truly veggie-friendly with a multiple and exceptional vegetarian offerings is only offered at lunch time for approximately LKR2200.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

MLH and Med1 join hands for the 6th consecutive time to set safety standards for the Hotel industry in Sri Lanka

The internationally renowned, Mount Lavinia Hotel is the first hotel in Sri Lanka to initiate emergency medical training of international standards for its team members, consisting of more than seven hundred personnel. 

“We place a premium on the health and safety of every guest that walks through the doors of the Mount Lavinia Hotel,” stated Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager for the MLH.  “In accordance with international accreditations and standards, also with the new financial year featured as the year of health and safety all team members at the hotel will be trained and certified in CPR & First Aid in the coming months.  We are delighted to take advantage of world-class emergency medical services now available through Med1 to ensure the health and safety of our guests and our team members

Med1, a healthcare development company commenced operations in 2011 to provide professional and comprehensive emergency healthcare services to Sri Lanka.  Having already launched Sri Lanka’s first internationally accredited emergency medical training institute, Med1 will be conducting its 6th consecutive training camp on 15th & 16th May at the Hotel premises.

 All Med1 courses follow the newly released international liaison committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) standards for CPR and first aid.

Mr. Woodyard, Managing director for Med1 also commented that Med1 is very pleased with the continuous commitment rendered by the Mount Lavinia Hotel to take the lead in the hospitality industry. “The benefits MLH will gain are truly remarkable as hotel personnel will be able to rapidly identify and appropriately respond to an emergency at the hotel, which will both save lives and reflect positively on the hotel”

Mount Lavinia hotel is the first hotel in Sri Lanka with a five star safety rating and internationally certified emergency response team.

Sunday Brunch with real Jazz with Eshantha Pieris heading 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, 29th April 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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mother’s day celebrations at MLH

This Mother’s Day, pay you’re most humble tribute to your Mother! 

Mother’s are everything for us when we are small...our lives revolve around her. She is the focal point of our lives, the greatest human being in the world or should we say divinity on earth. On the special occasion of Mothers day pay tribute to your mother - the greatest blessing of God on you.

Mothers Day is the perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a mother. So turn your wrongs right by giving a perfect Mothers Day to your mother. so come Celebrate this Mothers Day with your Dear Mother on the 13th of May with Team MLH at the Governors restaurant where mothers dine free (conditions apply) General Manager Anura Dewapura stated “Pamper her on this special day of hers just as she pampers you all year round”
The day will indeed be special with a whole feast of fun activates for mum with write “your thoughts about mum wall” along with an exclusive cookery demonstration by renowned chef Pubilis including an exclusive foot or head massage for the mothers compliments of Cocospa. You could also splurge on a culinary journey that will keep you wanting for more.
So come join us this Mothers day and give your mother a day to remember as she has done so for you all lifelong!

Mother’s day celebrations will be Priced at 3500/= Nett, at the Governors restaurant. Please call 2711711 for reservations & more details.

Floribbean Cuisine!

Mother's day Celebrations!

Cinco De Mayo!

Mount Lavinia Hotel Group - Brand Video

Mount Lavinia Hotel Group - Brand Video

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Corporate Craze!

Cheese Connoisseur and Wine Sommelier from Netherlands, Tom Miesen highlights MLH

The Gourmet Dutch event isn't just about celebrating food (although that in itself would be more than a reason to go to MLH next week. April 26th to 28th April 2012 MLH will be the ultimate dream to experience the Dutch culture. Cuisine along with Gourmet Cheeses and European Wines will be the highlight. To celebrate the Dutch Queen mother’s birthday known as Queen's Day or Koninginnedag, MLH has created a three day event, beginning with A Gourmet Cheese and European Wine pairing event that will be held on 26th April, Gourmet Dutch Dinner with Tom Miesen will be held on 27th April and finally to end the season. As Anura Dewapura, GM of MLH states, “This festive month we give you not only one but two reasons to indulge your taste buds. Enter Gourmet Cheese tasting with Dutch Slow food.” Slow Food being a movement with over 100,000 members worldwide, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods. MLH being the pioneers in introducing the slow food concept to Sri Lanka, the Dutch slow food night is a treat to all food enthusiasts who love good food combined with an even better company. The Gourmet Cheese tasting session with a Dutch Slow Food will be held on 28th April 2012.

A huge selection of cheeses including Dutch Goat Cheese, Limburg Grotto cave cheese ”Heuvelland”, Beemster and known products like Edam and Gouda are just a few to mention that Cheese connoisseur and Wine Sommelier Tom Miesen will give insights into the multifaceted cultural history of this very special milk product paired with the ideal wines by Autogrill Lanka Limited.

Call 2711 430 for details.

Sec “treats” all day long at MLH!

A secretary is a person whose work consists of supporting management using a variety of project management, communication & organizational skills. These functions may be entirely carried out to assist one other employee or may be for the benefit of more than one. So what better day to show your appreciation than on the 25th of April a day dedicated to these hardworking professionals worldwide.
With this in mind Team MLH has arranged a host of activities for their special day including a range of exciting offers which will be up for grabs at the famous Governor’s restaurant as below;
·         On 25th April, Lunch and Dinner 50% discount (on food and beverage) ONLY for secretaries

·         Business card draw , prizes on offer;
o   Weekend for 02 at Club Bentota (Conditions apply)
o   Weekend for 02 at Mount Lavinia Hotel (Conditions apply)
o   Sunday Jazz Brunch for Two

·         Special Spa package

·         Group of 10 (10% discount on food and beverage)

·         Welcome cocktail

·         A box of liquor chocolates ONLY for secretaries
So bosses take the hint and come indulge your favourite secretaries in the best gourmet spread available in town.
Please call 2711430 for more details.

Avurudu Asiriya at MLH

Saturday, April 14, 2012

First ever traditional sweet treat mixing festivity in MLH to usher in Avurudu

“There is no way that the Aluth Avurudu ought to be treated casually,” States Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager of MLH. Just as the whole world exalts Christmas, Avurudu is as significant as ever and it is unique to Sri Lanka. MLH has taken this very seriously and now ushers in the Avurudu with a Kalu Dodol mixing. On 9th April 2012, the first ever Avurudu Mixing Celebration within the premises of MLH occurred to usher in Avurudu. The initiative was taken by the team at MLH under the lead of the General Manager, Mr Anura Dewapura. “We always create a trend for the industry to highlight what is essential to the industry hence this is yet another.”

Kaludodol was chosen since it typifies Sri Lanka as it shows the shared cultures which is the essence of Sri Lankan living and the popularity of the sweet treat is everyone’s favourite in a Avurudu Table. Introduced to Sri Lanka by the Malays who migrated to Sri Lanka. It is made with coconut milk, jaggery, and rice flour, and is sticky, thick and sweet. It normally takes up to 8-9 hours to cook dodol. From the start till the end of the cooking process, the dodol must be constantly stirred in a big wok. Pausing in between would cause the dodol to burn and that will spoil the taste and aroma. The dodol is completely cooked is when it is firm, and doesn’t stick to your fingers when you touch it.