Monday, December 17, 2012

JC's Beach Blast - 2012


Sri Lanka’s first pop up bar is coming to Colombo this December and it promises to be an epic event. The theme behind this innovative, one of a kind concept is to create Colombo’s first large scale Reunion; ensuring that old friends, and new friends have a place to come and relive their good times in the past, share memories and moments with friends in an unique venue in the heart of the city.

The first annual Colombo Reunion will be held from the 19th of December to the 23rd December from 6PM onwards at the CH and FC grounds brought to you by the dynamic team behind Colombo’s hottest new bar chain, ‘O!’.

The O! Team are well known for firsts and innovations, will make this event a complete new experience during this festive month.

In order to relive their glory days, the organisers have also setup a Facebook page: and are appealing to all the past pupil networks to share their old photos and memories on it. Furthermore, big groups who are looking to have a reunion this December can do so at the pop up bar and areas can be reserved for them in the huge 150 foot marquee. The Event Organisers are confident that the pop up bar will have the same casual ambience of their other two bars, located in the CH and FC as well as at the Dutch Hospital.

“We are excited to be apart of this event, it has a fantastic line up of Sri Lankan artistes, including top DJs and live bands”, said the event partners.  Attendees can also look forward to live music from popular bands, like Wildfire, Black and Mirage, as well as the musical stylings of DJs Tariq, Dhanushka, Bonnie, Bunty and Wendell.

The Colombo Reunion will feature a number of unique experiences including one of Sri Lanka’s longest bars and a variety of flavored brews. The Event organisers have also brought on a number of high profile partners which include CH & FC, SriLankan Airlines, Mount Lavinia Hotel and YES FM. SriLankan are spreading their Christmas cheer and are generously giving away a number of air tickets, which will be just one of the many prizes that can be won at the event.

As Colombo reaches the height of the season, it becomes virtually impossible to find a venue that is not heaving with people, queuing to get in. The Colombo Reunion promises to be an alternative venue for friends looking to have fun in a relaxed venue with good food and great drinks, and even better conversations.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Feast at MLH on Boxing Day with a Gospel and Jazz Brunch

The day after Christmas is usually spent more relaxed than Christmas Day as the Feast of St Stephen is mainly observed by the United Kingdom, Canadians, and many other Commonwealth nations. But now the world celebrates the day to continue rejoicing with family friends with a feast to celebrate the season in a relaxed manner. Despite its name, Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26th has nothing to do with pugilistic competition. Nor is it a day for people to return unwanted Christmas presents. Yet the exact origins of the holiday date back to the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria where boxes of food, fruit, clothing and money were given to trades people as a gesture of gratitude, hence the boxes surfaced the name “Boxing Day”.

“As MLH’s focus always is to exalt traditions that are celebrated across the world a Feast for all with Gospel and Jazz is our style of celebrating Boxing Day in a more relaxed manner yes indeed at the Terrace,” states Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager MLH.

A feast for LKR2900/-nett with traditional Christmas fare, yes fare from UK, Canada and other Commonwealth nations will be amidst the feast like British Apple Pie, Classic British Christmas Cake, Lemon Posset, Orange and cranberry pancakes, Pistachio-crusted Ham, Mince Pies, Kedgeree, Stilton and walnut salad, Christmas cherry soufflé, Turkey thighs with apricot stuffing, Baked gammon with Christmas pickle, Christmas mess(cranberry, chestnuts, and meringue concoction), Country ham with red eye gravy, are a few to mention. Along with Nuovo Vita and Eshantha and is Asia pacific Jazz Ensemble will enlighten the brunch.

Throughout the Christmas season, MLH focused on epitomizing iconic traditions beginning with Thanksgiving and lighting of the tallest tree soon after and recently St Lucias Day celebrations alive with an array of choirs, Voice Print who began the season with great hype, Coro CantAmici adding the voices of youth throughout the season and not forgetting the traditional food and beverages that bring out the best of the season.

For details call the Special Events Desk on 2711 711 ext 420/455 or 430

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December brings seasonal cheer and joyous atmosphere to brighten up Mount Lavinia Hotel

Holiday Foods from across the globe, traditions, and Family-Oriented Activities
mark the Holiday Season at the Mount Lavinia Hotel

Escape the pace of the holiday season and celebrate December at Mount Lavinia Hotel in a relaxed, tropical style. Our incomparable location, around the world food, Gospel Sunday brunch, and convenient access makes the Mount Lavinia Hotel a favorite destination.
But the Mount Lavinia Hotel takes on a special lustre in December, with traditional holiday decorations that is highlighted with violet and silver - and a program of uniqueness like celebrations on St Lucia’s Day and Boxing Day Gospel and Jazz Brunch, festive refreshments, and entertaining activities designed to take away the stress of the holidays and leave you with only the Spirit of the Holidays.
Mr Anura Dewapura states, “our theme this year is highlighting the worldly delights celebrated at Christmas, fit for a king. The Governor’s Restaurant will feature from 7th to 23rd food synonymous to countries particularly consumed at Christmas so you could taste the same.”
A relaxing way to unwind in the afternoon is by the Terrace with a Gospel Jazz Brunch on Boxing Day(26th Dec) with Eshantha and his Jazz Ensemble along with Nuovo Vita bringing out the best in Gospel. Gluh wine and Saffron Buns will be served at the Courtyard on St Lucia’s Day(13th Dec), a event that sends the message of light and hope.
Have the children be our guest this season and enjoy afternoons of fun 9th is painting with the Spirit of Christmas, 16th Dec – Mrs Claus’ kitchen, 23rd Dec – Caroling with Santa and Seven Dwarfs and 30th  - Party at Candyland. Chef Asanka has designed a special Kid's menu to ensure everyone, including the youngest of guests, enjoy their holidays.
The new year eve celebrations on the Terrace with glitz and glamour will be the Simple be the Best New Year’s Eve with bands Doctor and C&C along with DJ Suneth and oh yes Faizal Bongso will be the compere who ring in the new year in full swing.
Mr Anura Dewpaura adds, “This will be a fantastic festive season filled with fun nights, live music and super food from all over the world so come and join us in the enchanting colonial mansion and share in the royal christmas magic of the season.”