Friday, August 30, 2013

Harley Davidson Owners’ Group(H.O.G.®) visits iconic heritage hotel

110 years of the best motorcycles visited MLH for a reunion of the HOG Dubai Chapter. The team visiting MLH included members from the HOG Chapters of England, Sweden, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Germany, Mexico, USA and France. This 30 year old club worldwide prides on their motorcycles and Mount Lavinia Hotel was their last pit stop on a country wide expedition. There are over 1400 official HOG chapters around the world and their chapter activities range from tours across the country, benefit events, rallies and many more. MLH was privileged to have the chapter spend the day, which included a heritage tour and as one member stated, “Meeting Chef Publis was indeed a memorable moment for me along with meet9ing friends of the HOG of Sri Lanka and others.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MLH excels at Travel Trade Sports and Chefs Guild of Lanka

MLH believes award winning is important in any discipline, but particularly in the aspect of sports and the art of cooking, because every point of recognition and accolade adds to the brand's credibility. An award by any measure is a sign of excellence – and it acknowledges the fact that peers and professionals agree that the brand or company excels in what they do. In specific disciplines such as sports and culinary events, the win is directly hinged to people's well-being and happiness. And in reciprocity the guest too benefits. In this regard, it is important for a brand to have the backing of an award to signify their knowledge and understanding and indeed showing camaraderie and togetherness to achieve their vision of being above the rest.

Well MLH indeed just did that when Geethma and Sashini won gold in the Bar categories at the recently held Chefs Guild of Lanka. “The presence of awards is important to show what we know and how our passions surface excellence,” states Geethma who won in the Mocktail and Cocktail categories. She was a Youth trainee and her love for being a flaring bartender has always been a dream. She won gold a few years ago in the Marie Brizard and Spice Festival and now does MLH proud again with her wins. In the kitchen categories Ajith Jayasekera an expert in the field of ice carving made MLH proud by winning Gold Excellent in the category of Showpiece. Others who won Gold were Bandula in the Salt Showpiece category.

Like the mission of the Travel Sports Club states to strive for excellence in all your endeavours, well MLH did exactly that when they won Gold at the recently concluded Travel Trade Carrom Tournament. The Travel Trade Sports Club inaugurated in 1976, is currently the leading sports club representing the travel industry in Sri Lanka. The team won gold in the categories of Mens Singles, Womens Doubles and Mixed Double while obtaining runners up feat in the Mens Doubles, and Mens Singles.    

Friday, August 16, 2013

Irish Food, Celtic Music and Probably the Best Festival in town

Discover Ireland is needless to say but celebrating the best of food, dance, music and yes the brews are in order at the Terrace at Mount Lavinia Hotel from 12th to 15th September 2013. The four days are packed with the Irish flavour even the Sunday Brunch has been changed to bring on an array of Sunday Brunch dishes Irish style, for the 15th of September. 

The musical line up will be presented by Aer Lingus Musical Group. Consisting of 16 members included are, harpists, one banjo player, one piper, one fiddle, one accordion, two guitars, soloists plus the dancers that will perform excerpts of the River dance and the Lord the Dance, each night including the Sunday Brunch too.

Also available at the Terrace would be drink specials courtesy by Probably the Best team, local artisan food deals and not forgetting the Celtic Breeze with a combination of refreshing accompaniments to what promises to be an enjoyable festival. The probably the best team is looking at showcasing niche brands, new products and pipeline products.

The a la carte and Sunday Brunch menu will include:
·        Beef & Guinness Pie
·        Irish Stew
·        Battered Fish & Chips
·        Bangers & Mash
·        Corned Beef Sandwich
·        Pot Roasted Chicken

·        Murphy’s Apple Pie
·        Banoffee Pie
·        Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Friday, August 9, 2013

Celebrating 50 years of married life

The golden anniversary is one of the most celebrated wedding anniversaries known across the world. And rightly so! Spending half a century in love with one person is a wonderful statement about the gift of married life. And many would consider it the hallmark of many marriages and indeed the children of Chitra and Samarasiri Rajapaksa believed so. Since they tied the knot in majestic Mount Lavinia Hotel in 1963, they decided to have a small gathering to recognize their parents at the hotel.
“We loved the hotel so much that we had a replica of the hotel as our cake structure in 1963,” states Mr Rajapaksa. “It was a beautiful day and indeed tonight brings us back to the days of yon,” avers Mrs Rajapaksa. It is important to do something to recognize this milestone. The 50th anniversary is a golden opportunity that cannot go unnoticed, states an official from MLH.

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