Thursday, June 18, 2015
It’s all things banana at Mount Lavinia Hotel from 19th to 26th June as the colonial hotel presents ‘Herbie Goes Bananas’ once again. Named after the infamous movie featuring the White Volkswagen racing Beetle, with a mind of its own, the totally banana promotion features a range of smoothies, shakers, mains and desserts, creatively prepared by the talented chefs of MLH with banana as the main ingredient.
Banana is one of the most loved fruit by all across cultures. Its rich nutrition combined with the creamy and succulent taste makes it a fruit of choice from infants to sportsmen to elders. Sri Lanka is a haven of Bananas with the wide variety found grown in our homes and fields. Therefore, it is ideal for the creative chefs of MLH to take this ever-loved, ever-present fruit and turn it into an exciting variety of sweet and savoury dishes.
Start going bananas with a Banana, avocado and bush honey smoothie or a Banana, chocolate and hazelnut shakers. Follow it by Grilled wild barramundi fillet; Crispy Plantain, corn puree, greens and caviar cream. End the exciting meal with Blonde Ambition; MLH’s version of white mud cake, caramelized banana, bourbon, vanilla cream and white chocolate with strawberry sauce or Honey banana; Almond sponge, honeycomb cream, macerated banana and gooey peanut caramel.
Herbie Goes Bananas also celebrates World Volkswagen Day which is on the 21st of June. Mount Lavinia Hotel will be the host for the Volkswagen Beetle parade which will conclude in a celebration at the Empire Ballroom. The colonial atmosphere will be transformed into a mini fete with German food and music. Headed by Mount Lavinia Hotel’s own German Chef Michael Goeggerle, the culinary team will dish out popular German snacks and beverages for all those who wish to come and admire the rows of Volkswagen Beetles that will be on display.
19th – 26th June
11.00 am – 6.00 pm