MLH launches innovative signature dining experience with Chef Publis: Healthy Kottu Festival

MLH launches innovative signature dining experience with Chef Publis: Healthy Kottu Festival

“WE DINING experience by Chef Publis a.k.a APE KEMA”. The menu is inspired by the local ingredients of Sri Lanka and served degustation style complimented by the intrinsic values of the range of Sri Lankan food that are on offer.  The Portuguese, Dutch and British delicacies as well as the Indian, Arab, Malay and Moor traders that have all contributed to the variety of Sri Lankan cuisine. A multi ethnic fusion at its best surfaces a unique dining and indeed innovative experience under the auspice of Chef Publis.


For everyone Kottu Kottu, or Kottu Roti is a Sri Lankan dish, made from a Sri Lankan type of bread called Godamba Roti, and vegetables, egg, or meat, and various spices. A hot kottu is generally eaten as a dinner meal. The common varieties include beef, chicken, lamb as well as egg and vegetable Kothus available for vegetarians.

Yet MLH as innovative that they are have surfaced a few unique dishes. “During dinner, allow Chef Pubilis to take you on a culinary journey and the medicinal and indeed ayurvedic value of the meal you are about to consume and he will make an authentic Kottu without the Gothamba Roti that everyone uses,“ states Mr Anura Dewapura.

“15th to 20th March 2011 the Terrace from 6pm to midnight will be a Healthy Kottu Festival with Kohila Kottu, Del Kottu, Kos Kottu, to name a few,” sates, the tourism legend, Chef Publis. “What I have taken to surface such dishes are I have blended the traditional and authentic ingredients to Sri Lanka and fused it with multi ethnicity tastes from all communities.” The prices start from LKR600 and it will be available till the wee hours of the morning since diners crave for a Kottu whilst hurrying home after a later night cocktail party. Chef Publis promises that all who have any ailments will have no problem in consuming these dishes.

“To understand the driving force behind this idea I simply ask the question: How many times have you dined and just have gone back home with eating unhealthy food? I think it will be especially popular with people who want a lasting experience that what they paid for was indeed worth it. ” states Mr Anura Dewapura.

Guests at the Mount Lavinia Hotel are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, and the “WE-DINING” dinners are no exception. Each month the three dining experiences: Slow Food, Winemakers Night and We Dining initiatives will be surfaced by our global chefs.

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