Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What are you willing to do to save the planet? MLH goes beyond the hour to celebrate Earth Hour 2013 Organic Food Corner and Slow Food by Chef Indika

As the largest environmental event in history, Earth Hour asked people and communities around the world to switch off their lights for one hour as a silent but powerful statement about the effects of human-accelerated climate change. In 2011, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour, and thousands of individuals took advantage of the opportunity to go “Beyond The Hour” to change their energy consumption habits for good. And even better the global digital footprint was in excess of 91 million and it indeed mobilized millions of people to go beyond. Yes amidst all was MLH who have been active in their green initiatives and have taken the Earth Hour celebrations very seriously and has made the idea of it more than just a trend.

“WE at MLH have celebrated it three years running and the only way Earth Hour can make a real difference is to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and to illuminate global climate change,” stated Mr Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager MLH. “This year we will not only go beyond the hour but will empower our community that we work closely with that they are making a difference. On 23rd March 2013 MLH will partner with the Earth Hour Organization to make the day extra special. It will be a day mixed with responsibility, sustainability and a celebration of nature in its purest form.” A slow food night which emphasizes the eco gastronomy concept that has been popular at MLH, and a beach clean up are in the agenda. Earth Hour 2013 emphasized that it is more than just switching off the lights for an hour.

The Earth Hour celebration on 23rd March at MLH will be partnered with the Earth Hour Organization in Sri Lanka.

An Organic Food Corner from 16th to 23rd March at the Governors Restaurant also awaits you. Please call 2711 430 for more details

Crack-a-Crab at the Seafood Cove with Chef Asanka

Mount Lavinia Hotel is the latest hub for sensational succulent seafood cuisine with an exclusive selection of fresh crabs with your favourite condiments and prepared to your liking. Chef Asanka, Specialty chef of the Seafood Cove states, “Since the Crack a Crab promotion has always been a magnificent hit every year it is that time of the year for us to get down to cracking” The Seafood Cove steaming with Steam Pots of ocean food with Crabs and prawns, shellfish to whet your appetite made sizzling fresh by experts surrounded by the ambience of a subtle fishing zone, is an experience never to be missed. The rustic environment, the rush of the ocean and the cool sea breeze create a soft harmony in ocean magic. And remember the hassle of crossing rail tracks and yes in your own exclusive private little beach areas. The only Seafood Restaurant with a sandy beach for a relaxed evening with a calypso band to keep toes tapping, a great atmosphere to crack a crab of an all you can eat crab promotion which is on from the 11th to 17th March 2013.

The Crack a crab menu will consist of:

Sri Lankan style
Authentic Jaffna curry crabs
Authentic red curry crabs
Deviled crabs
Pepper crab

Thai style
Thai red curry crabs
Thai green curry crabs
Lemongrass, lime and coconut crabs

Chinese style
Crabs with Mongolian sauce
Crabs with Hot garlic and chili sauce
Steamed crabs with Lime, ginger, soy and spring onion

Indian style
Masala crabs
Madras crabs curry

Mount Lavinia style which is the Lavinia Dressed Crab
Chefs sizzling pepper and ginger crabs
Sizzling Hot butter crabs

Stir fried vegetables, tempered rice, steamed vegetables, salads or chips
are yours to relish.
Seafood has always been an all time favourite in the island home and the Chefs at Mount Lavinia Hotel with great expertise innovate and preserve the succulence to turn out special dishes and traditional surprises !! Mount Lavinia Hotel, the only renowned dream hotel in Sri Lanka offers a table of events with special promotions, strictly keeping to themes and concepts to make a simple occasion, a day of significance. Chef Asanka adds, “You sure will have your claws on a scrumptious feast to your hearts content.” 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mount Lavinia Hotel to host famed Two Mile Sea Swim for 76th consecutive year

19th February 2013: Mount Lavinia Hotel in collaboration with The Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union will host the  Annual Mount Lavinia Two Mile Sea Swim in grand style for the 76th year on the 2nd and 3rd March 2013.
The much anticipated event will witness over 700 swimmers between the ages of 12 years and 70 years from over 20 aquatic clubs across the island take to the waters at the iconic Mount Lavinia Hotel bay on the 3rd and 4th of March.
“The two mile sea swim is synonymous with the Mount Lavinia Hotel and its location and is incidentally one of the oldest open water swimming competitions in Asia, having seen participants passing down the title from generation to generation” enthuses Bazeer Cassim, General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel. “Riding on a rich heritage spanning 200 years, we aim to uphold the time-honoured traditions of Mount Lavinia Hotel through our association with the Two Mile Sea Swim, a much looked forward to event in our calendar”.
          “The popularity of open water sea swimming has risen significantly during the last few years, more recently being raised to the status of an Olympic sport” notes Nethru Nanayakkara, General Secretary, Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union. “Our goal is to take this event to even greater heights by providing opportunities for sports enthusiasts to make the best of recreational activities in an environment conducive to endurance sports of this nature”. The Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union is the governing body of Aquatic Sports in Sri Lanka for the aquatic sports of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.
          This year will see the unveiling of the annual Two Mile Sea Swim mascot 'Wallace the Whale' in keeping with the competitive and fun spirit of the event. The mascot is based on the magnificent Blue Whale which has now become a common sight along Sri Lanka's coast and taking our destination further by making it a global hot spot. Hence entwining it as an iconic symbol of good luck for an event of such caliber is indeed appropriate. “We wanted a mascot that would highlight the fighting spirit and essence of such a significant milestone in our event calendar, have relevance to Sri Lanka and prompt participants and visitors to have a “whale” of a time” explains Mahika Chandrasena, Group Manager Corporate Communications of the Mount Lavinia Hotel and Resorts Group.

Wallace the Whale is fictional yet symbolizing the Scottish heritage. The name Wallace is a Scottish surname fits appropriately to the Scottish affiliation to the foundation of the Mount Lavinia Hotel. (Sir Thomas Maitland: 2nd Governor to Sri Lanka, a Scottish nobleman who was the founder of Mount Lavinia in 1806.)

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Entertainment schedule 2013

LOVE STRUCK by the beach

Be love struck by the beach this valentines at MLH…the hotel built on an epic and timeless love story…stand a chance to win some exciting prizes this valentines…

All you have to do is Mail us an Image of you and your valentine it could be your fiancĂ©e/spouse/partner with a small quote of how much you mean to each other to and the entries will be uploaded to an album named “LOVE STRUCK by the beach” on the 6th of February and you will get a chance to commence liking & sharing etc till 12th February…

The picture with the most “likes” will win special love deals for two on Valentine’s Day… winners of this promotion will be announced on 13th February 2013.

The prizes up for grabs are;
1st prize - Love hut for 2 + Special Spa treatment for two from Cocospa
2nd Prize – Aphrodisiac seafood meal for 2 + Foot massage for two from Cocospa
3rd Prize – Aphrodisiac Governor’s buffet for 2 + Pedisacial for two from Cocospa

*Please note that the dinner offers will be valid exclusively for 14th February 2013 and the Spa treatment validity will be till the end of February 2013.