Archive for April, 2015

Crack-a-crab at the Cove!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Tie up that apron! Grab your claw crackers and crab mallets! Crack-a-crab is back at the Cove! One of the longest running and much looked forward to crab fiesta is back at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The infamous Crack-a-crab, the all-you-can-eat crab promotion will continue at the Seafood Cove from 23rd April to 1st May, inviting all crab lovers to indulge in a wave of gastronomical crab delight.

The culinary experts at the Seafood Cove led by Chef Asanka Karunaratne have fashioned a cracking menu, expected to delight the craving taste buds of the patrons. The mean and lean Steamed Crab is custom made for those who watch their waistlines. “Give in to your crab desire without feeling guilty”, explains Chef Asanka. The menu also covers the Mediterranean coast with the Mediterranean Crab prepared with Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Saffron with White Wine and complete with Freshly Chopped Tarragon. Venture to the East with Singaporean Black Pepper Crab and Crab Rendang, made in the true Indonesian style. The Sizzling Crab cooked with hot chilli and garlic is for those who like it spicy. Topping up the list is the famous Jaffna Curry Crab without which no crab fiesta is complete. Add in the Spicy Lunu Miris, Hot Hot Pol Roti and the Healthy Karapincha Kokis for an authentic Sri Lankan flavour, and your crab fantasy is complete.

Try your luck at the Wagon Wheel set up at the venue and stand a chance to win prizes iconic to the Seafood Cove, which is one of the very few Seafood Restaurants that promises and delivers the best fresh catch straight from the sea. Set up in the Paradise Beach of Mount Lavinia Hotel, the rustic setting of the Seafood Cove complete with cadjan roof and wooden tables and chairs and the lamp lit atmosphere adds a serendipitous charm to this signature restaurant. Bury your feet in the soft sand as you listen to the Live Calypso music together with the sedative sea breeze from the Indian Ocean which will promise a memorable experience.

For more information call 0112 711 711 Ext. 430/466

Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrations

Friday, April 17th, 2015

World Health Day at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

 Conducts health check for all food handlers along the theme of ‘food safety’ as decreed for 2015 by WHO

A routine health check for all food handling staff at Mount Lavinia Hotel was conducted in par with World Health Day which was celebrated on 7th April.

Food is one of the main avenues through which communicable diseases are passed. In the hospitality industry, food is a focal entity provided by the host to the guest. Mount Lavinia Hotel caters to hundreds of guests a day including in-house guests and patrons who arrive at their restaurants. The routine food handlers’ health check is conducted with the sole aim of providing the best quality service.

The entire staff of the departments that handle food beginning from raw produce to the finished dish, ranging from the Purchasing department, Receiving section, Stores, Kitchen, Service staff in all restaurants to Stewarding staff attended the health camp which was held from 7th to 9th April.

Organized by the Hygiene team of Mount Lavinia Hotel and conducted by Medicheks Cololmbo (Pvt.) Ltd. the health check focused on preventing communicable diseases being passed through food handlers to consumers since a food handler’s personal hygiene and health is a vital part of food safety. Routine checks such as these also contribute to minimizing food poisoning and food spoilage. In addition, food handlers’ medical check-ups is an important requirement in ISO 22000:2005 standard, with which Mount Lavinia Hotel has been certified.
“In a society where healthy lifestyles are becoming an increasing concern among the young and old it is also a known fact that many health issues are related to unhealthy food consumption as well as unhygienic handling of food. As a responsible organization, we believe it is our duty to ensure our guests receive the best. Healthy food and safe food handling is an integral part in our business,” commented Chef Bernard Wijesena, Group Hygiene Manager, Mount Lavinia Hotel Group.

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). April 7th was suggested to be named World Health Day at the first World Health Assembly held in 1948. It is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme with the year 2015 being dedicated to Food Safety.