Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This year is a very special year for Volkswagens in Sri Lanka as it was 60years ago that the first consignment of VW Beetles were introduced to the driving public of Ceylon which began the “wave” of “Beetle mania” having won the hearts of over 3500 “Happy Homes” within a span of 7 years prior to the restriction era that came into effect in the early sixties. As Beetles across the globe celebrated World Volkswagen Day last week, in honour of the day and further attaining Diamond Jubilee status, The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club(VBOC) having a membership of over two hundred and fifty, have partnered with Mount Lavinia Hotel for a “Bug drive” of jubilation.
MLH have been in partnership with the VBOC, for the 3rd consecutive year to highlight the only car with an international significance and indeed a national day. Thanks to its “curvy bug like” looks, the Beetle has created a sense of “joy” to the many generations of owners who have included the family car as a member of the family which may be the factor of the World dedicating a “day” for the diminutive bug that is celebrated around the Globe.
The “Diamond Jubilee of Volkswagen in Sri Lanka” in keeping to the 60 years of loyal service this little car has rendered to its owners will take off on a jubilation drive on the evening of Sunday, the 7th of July from Colombo and will make way to the grand finale at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.
The celebration does not end there as Mount Lavinia Hotel will kick start a promotion called Herbie goes Bananas at Mount. The promotion will begin on 8th and end on 13th July where an all day banana menu awaits you. The menu includes an a la carte menu with:
Lavinia Style Red Banana and Spicy Prawn Salad
Crispy Sour Banana and Coriander Chicken Salad
Mixed Seafood and Banana Gratin Served in Banana Blossom with buttered Vegetable and Steamed Rice
Seared Lamb Rump Served Over Cuban Banana Mofongo with Chimichurri Sauce
Caribbean-Style Bananas with Vanilla Scoop
Banana Pie with Malibu Sauce
And much more….
The highlight of the day would be the showing off of the ole classics in all ages and colours at the hotel courtyard. The classics will show off the rough and tumble of the car and indeed the owners pride, from 8pm to 9pm each night till the 13th July. So come and go Bananas over the bugs.
If you have a Beetle and would love to participate. Please contact the Beetle Club Secretary Mr. Nalin S Perera on 0770333444 for further information on registering for the event.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Since 16th June is a very special day for Dads. MLH has created some specials for Sunday. One event is the Soul Food Jazz Lunch at the Terrace. A collection of recipes Cajun and Creole style with the sounds of a Jazz and rhythm and blues band, on the side. The popular venue for a Sunday lunch MLH has organized some cool additions to make the Soul Food Sunday Lunch Buffet special for Dads. Traditional carvery, bbq items, and don’t forget dad’s favourites like those popular “bites” that can be complemented with the ideal brew and yes one for one offers given for draught will be in abundance. 16th June, Dad’s day Sunday jazz Lunch is much more than a gift for Dad and it is priced only at LKR2900/-nett with the pool included. So make it a date with dad and his favourites to enjoy with at the Terrace.
Interactive activities for the whole family...simply post what’s special about your dad on our Facebook wall whilst enjoying your lunch and stand a chance to win fabulous prizes.
If the Beach is his special hangout, the Seafood Cove is also up for the taking from 1100hrs to 1800hrs on Sunday is an ideal triple treat for Dad and the whole family. The Paradise Beach, your favourite mouth-watering Burger and of course your favourite brew(beer) for only LKR700/++. Buy one get one offers, Cocktails and group deals are up for grabs on every Sunday.
So come enjoy the convivial atmosphere on 16th June as you mingle with your Dad, while enjoying jazz, rhythm & blues at the Terrace or barrels of fun on the beach. If you know what I mean
Please call 2711430 for more details
Enjoy the explosive beach combo every weekend at the Seafood cove on the Paradise beach…Sink your teeth into tender chicken, beef, and crab meat burgers flame grilled to perfection by our chefs and served with “probably the fattest chips in town” and a mug of draught …isn’t this the perfect way to indulge on the weekend with a triple treat…
§ Every Saturday and Sunday Starting from 16thJune 2013
§ 11am – 6pm
§ Combo deals starting at LKR 700++
§ 5+ gets a pitcher on the house
§ “Buy one and get one” deals
The burger menu is as follows;
The Angry beef burger
Flame grilled high country beef Pattie, Crusty ciabatta bun, bacon, egg, tomato, cheddar cheese, mustard mayo and onion relish
The Chix burger
Flame grilled Lean and organic chicken Pattie, lettuce, onion relish, avocado, Swiss cheese, mustard mayo and toasted wholemeal bun
The Crabbie burger
Fresh blue swimmer crab meat Pattie, lettuce, coleslaw, crispy bacon in toasted sesame bun
The Classic mount…ed burger
Flame grilled up country tender beef Pattie, toasted plain bun, double cheese, pickle and mount…ed sauce
Please call 112711430 for more details and reservations