Archive for June 29th, 2010

Country and Jazz Brunch amidst Arts critics Orchestra from Berlin at MLH

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Popular music based on the folk style of the southern rural United States or on the music of cowboys in the American West: country. And Jazz music will be on focus on 4th July when Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrates Uncle Sam’s Independence Day by paying homage to USA’s original art form, both past and present, along with a great and grand American style brunch.

The Country and Jazz Sunday Brunch will surface a spread that is synonymous to the Sunday Brunch in the USA with entertainment that brings in a swing to things. Iced Seafood if you are into Oysters, fresh prawns, a caesar salad bar with creative salads too, good ole Apple Pie, Hickory Smoked Prime Ribs, Sushi Bar, Crab Bar, BBQ Ribs, Ceviche Bar, Roast Tom Turkey, New York Cheese Cake are just a few to tempt your taste buds.

In addition experience uplifting live jazz, and the western swing of country accompanied by delicious brunch-time food that brings out the best of Mount Lavinia Hotel’s signature items: fresh air and sunshine at the poolside Governor’s Restaurant; or just splash out on a most indulgent Fourth of July spread to break those Sunday Blues. While you dine, the smooth-jazz stylings of Jazz in Focus, the western swing by the Cosmic Rays plays gently with the country feel will keep you entertained: Let the good times roll, states Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel.

In partnership with the German Cultural Institute in Sri Lanka Art Critics Orchestra from Germany will liven the Terrace on the 9th and 10th July 2010.

Art Critics surface music that is more electronic one could call it “Punk for Adults.”It is a set up of enjoyable popular tunes played by people who enjoy good music and its interpretation,” states the Goethe Institute who have been very supportive in many initiatives surfaced by Mount Lavinia Hotel.

The Goethe Institute further adds, “The group was founded by Andreas Schlagegel and it consists of members who are more than musicians they are critics, curators and exhibition designers of art who import their professionalism to describe themselves in indeed musical terms.”

  • Raimar Stange – bass guitar
  • Andreas Schlagegel – drums and vocal
  • Agnes Wegner – vocal
  • Ole Wulfers – lead guitar

The Country and Jazz Sunday Brunch will be only on the 4th of July to honour Independence Day from 11am noon till 3pm and cost LKR2600 per person which includes Food and Beverage; Art Critics Orchestra amidst German food and beverage will take place on 9th and 10th July at the Terrace and cost LKR2000 per person which includes Food and Beverage. The sponsors for the event on 9th and 10th are Cargills and Ceylon Breweries.

Authentic Swiss Master Chefs from Switzerland to celebrate Swiss National Day at 2010 Swiss Food Festival at MLH

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Leaving the mountains, lakes and valleys where they are, Chef Siegler Serge and Fery Stockbauer brings the best of Switzerland to Sri Lanka to celebrate the founding day of the confederation.

Mount Lavinia Hotel will celebrate a week long celebrations particularly the day dedicated to the founding of the confederation, from 26th July to 1st August 2010.

After last years success, the Mount Lavinia Hotel relaunched the Swiss Food Festival, this time featuring master chefs from Switzerland. Leaving the mountains, lakes and valleys where they are, Master Chefs, Siegler Serge experienced at the Beau Rivage, Chalet Du Lac and Hotel De La Paix in Lausanne are just a few. Certified Master Chef Fery StockBauer who is indeed the Executive Chef at the Swiss Culinary School in Montreaux whose experience lies at the Hotel Ma Vallee Nax in Switzerland , Sheraton Hotels across Europe brings the best of Switzerland to Sri Lanka. Chef Siege and Fery have artfully shaped an authentic menu inspired the regions, using the freshest and finest of Swiss produce. Festival guests can sample dishes like Papet Vaudois, Omble Chevalier in white wine sauce on fennel, Malakoff, Fricassee de Porc genevoise and Tarte au Vin blanc along with other classic dishes from the beautiful Romandie region. Siegler will also prepare the traditional dishes of Raclette(melted cheese) and Swiss Cheese Fondue menu to satisfy everyone of one’s cheese cravings. And where would a Swiss Festival be without chocolate? To cater to this necessity, guests will be treated to a Swiss Chocolate Fondue and many more Desserts that are synonymous to Switzerland.

A Swiss menu will take place during lunch starting from LKR300 to LKR2500 per person. A Swiss Dinner Buffet for LKR2000/+++. A selection of fondues (both cheese and chocolate) for both lunch and dinner will cost LKR1500 per person. The Slow Food Dinner with food and beverage on 31st July will be LKR2500 per person.

Enjoy Swiss Fondues, and an array of authentic Swiss delicacies to celebrate Swissness is this month’s master plan,” states Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel.

He further adds, “as Switzerland truly means” a cornucopia of foods and beverages that are celebrated with gusto, we are endorsing this by indeed adding a bit of Mount Lavinia Hotel’s spirit to surface a unique festival. ”

This year the Swiss Food Festival will accompany a unique food experience, guests will ‘dine beneath the stars’ and taste quality wine made by best Swiss wine makers, Like the Suisse Romands would say “Ca cést la belle vie!”