From Misty to Mixology to Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire for the Valentine Month at Mount Lavinia Hotel

“I probably have a little every day, because I think it makes you feel good when you get some.” Those are the words of a chocolate lover, when asked what are their premonitions on a chocolate covered month?

Those sweet desires are not just imagined. Researchers have found that eating chocolate, the number one food craver, causes the brain to release endorphins, chemicals that make you feel good. So we took this chocolate sentiment and created a month to totally feel good with a little bit of Mount Lavinia Hotel’s unique flavours to create that unforgettable experience.

There are few foods for which people feel such a passion – a passion that goes beyond a love for the sweetness of most candies and – the Chocolate High Tea along with a chocolate beverage menu with favourites like Chocolate Daiquiri, Kandos Mojitos, and much more throughout the month is a treat for all senses.

A innovative chocolate dessert per week will make you scream for sweet revenge. The weekly sweet treat is follows:

1st Week – Chocolate Brownie Bottom Cheese cake

2nd Week – Fudge Truffle Cappuccino Mousse Cake

3rd Week – Berry Berry Chocolate with Nutty Caramel Sauce

4th Week – Chocolate Peanut Butter chipped glazed Fudge

Chocolate Mixology sessions at Sundown on 12th of February, is an interactive mixology session. One will learn to pour like a pro and mix like a master, to properly set up a bar, different ways to serve drinks, what garnishes go with which cocktails, and how to make some favorites including a selection of Chocolate and Dessert Cocktail. A view on Chocolate and indeed a healthy side of Chocolate that you may want to get your thoughts rolling on. After the class, a complimentary hour open bar will be held to mix and mingle.

The highlight of the Chocolate Dinner extraordinare would be where one lucky winner gets to fly off to exotic Maldives on a romantic getaway courtesy SriLankan Holidays. A string quartet directed by Ananda Dabare will also add some spice to the wonderful evening. This is to be held on Valentine’s Eve at the Governor’s Rooftop. The price includes dinner for two with wines and soft drinks.

Then on Valentine’s Day the beach will be chirping with love nests where twenty couples can dine under the stars in a Love Hut made for two. Lavinia Dinner under the stars will feature Misty and that is held at the Governor’s Terrace.

Some say it can’t be done, pairing wine with chocolate, but once the right wine is found to complement the right chocolate it can be a match made in heaven! Whether pairing a delicate white chocolate or a lively dark chocolate with wine, there are a few pairing tips that will be tried at the Italian Slow Food Night with Italian Guest Chef Ira from Vakarufalhi scheduled for the 27th of February where guests can indulge in a Chocolate and Italian Wine pairing session topped with an Italian Slow Food Night.

Chocolate and Tea tasting at sundown on 20th February will lead participants to an informative and engaging presentation on the history of teas and chocolate. A variety of 18th and 19th century teas and chocolates will be highlighted. And after the tea class, a complimentary hour open bar will be on the cards.

The Chocolate covered Sunday Jazz Brunch with Vogue Jewellers on 14th February, a fashion show from 1-3pm and the highlight for all lovers will be semi-precious stones infused into the Valentine Day desserts which indeed are set to tantalize all senses. The chocolate infused high tea buffet, Chocolate beverage menu that will last for the whole month and much more awaits this all who crave for unique entertainment.  “Kandos being an event partner along with SriLankan Holidays and Vogue Jewellers coming on aboard with us also affirms our commitment to develop mutually beneficial partnerships so that our businesses will grow from strength to strength,” stated Mr Dewapura. Who is a chocoholic himself, is Hershey experience in the US has added to the birth of “An Affair with Chocolate” at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

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