Archive for October 29th, 2010

Iconic traditions for the Christmas season begins with Soul Sounds and Voice Print at MLH

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Exceptional amidst traditional entertainment is an iconic tradition in the Mount Lavinia Hotel and one of the defining characteristics of the MLH known to be one of the oldest and most important surviving colonial buildings in Sri Lanka. As a Governor’s Residence it formed the heart of where much entertainment and conviviality was celebrated by the former British Governors and their guests and thus it is not surprising that the same spirit is enjoyed by the many guests and travellers this Christmas season at the hotel. Ranked with some of the most renowned choirs in the world, SOUL SOUNDS a much loved all girls who have enthralled many an audience both in Sri Lanka and abroad will team up with VOICE PRINT, a choral musical ensemble or very much known to be an all male acapella choir consisting of past choristers of St Benedicts College who will ring in the seasonal cheer on 25th Nov 2010, with the evening beginning with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and followed by an evening of soulful voices at the Empire Ballroom, for LKR1500/-nett(includes the show and an assortment of seasonal delicacies and Gluh Wine).

The iconic traditions begin with the choirs and will ignite further towards the end of the night with Chef Indika sprucing up the hotel with his specialties for the American Thanksgiving spread, which happens at the Governor’s Restaurant on the 25th Nov 2010.

Then from 1st to 24th Dec – Christmas around the world will be the journey to experience at the Governor’s Restaurant: each night dedicated to the countries that celebrate Christmas. 13th Dec – St Lucia’s Day will be lit with SOUL SOUNDS, 26th Dec – the Gospel Jazz Sunday Brunch will also showcase their Games repertoires that brought them fame at the Choir Games. 4th and 11th Dec – VOICE PRINT will showcase their acapella versions at the Terrace. And all the Christmas splendours for eve and Christmas Day amongst a spread of Scandinavian and European traditions, will be showcased by our European food specialist Chef Mats

Soul Sounds choir won two silver medals at the 4th World Choir Games 2006. The medals were based on the points awarded by an international jury, in the Gospel & Spiritual and Scenic Folklore categories. At the 5th Games in Graz, Austria, in July 2008, Soul Sounds were delighted to surpass their previous performance winning three Golds, in the all three categories, Gospel and Spiritual Open, Open Popular Choral Music and Open Folklore in which they participated.

VOICE PRINT are a much sought after acapella group, and perform with a beat-boxer as well. They have also recorded tracks with numerous local artistes, doing acapella versions of some of these artistes’ popular songs. In addition, they have also re-recorded their own version of various popular songs which have received considerable airplay on Sri Lankan English radio. The unique feature of the choir is the complicated 9 part arrangements which they work into their TTBB selections. All parts and music are composed and arranged by the two immensely talented music directors of the choir. The ten-member choir, fresh from their success at the World Choir Games (WCG) 2010 where they picked up a silver medal in the Pop category and a bronze in the Gospel category will showcase seasonal repertoires and maybe a few of their Games repertoires so that the local audience can have the pleasure of seeing them perform the songs that helped them hit the headlines.

Crack a Crab back again at the Seafood Cove

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Crack a Crab promo again

Mount Lavinia Hotel is the latest hub for sensational succulent seafood cuisine with an exclusive selection of fresh crabs with your favourite condiments and prepared to your liking. Anura Dewapura states, “Since the Crack a Crab promotion has always been a magnificent hit every year it is that time of the year for us to get down to cracking” The Seafood Cove steaming with Steam Pots of ocean food with Crabs and prawns, shellfish to whet your appetite made sizzling fresh by experts surrounded by the ambience of a subtle fishing zone, is an experience never to be missed. The rustic environment, the backdrop of fishermen’s nets and lanterns amidst laid out planks for tables, the rush of the ocean and the cool sea breeze create a soft harmony in ocean magic. Enjoy the fun, the frolic, the sandy beach for a relaxed evening with a calypso band to keep toes tapping, a great atmosphere to crack a crab of an all you can eat crab promotion which is only from the 11th to 17th Nov 2010.

Seafood Cove is stormy and steamy with scrumptious blue lagoon Crab Cakes, Prawn Cocktail and special mention must be made of the ‘Raging Crab’ a complete tempest to tease your taste buds. The Lavinia Dressed Crab, a signature dish, Chow Tom or Tom Chow and the Tandoori Prawn Melt are a relish. Prawn Tempura, the Japanese way, Crab and Cilantro, Sampler Combo a total indulgence. Seafood has always been an all time favourite in the island home and the Chefs at Mount Lavinia Hotel with great expertise innovate and preserve the succulence to turn out special dishes and traditional surprises!!

Mount Lavinia Hotel, the only renowned dream hotel in Sri Lanka offers a table of events with special promotions, strictly keeping to themes and concepts to make a simple occasion, a day of significance. “You sure will have your claws on a scrumptious feast to your hearts content.” The General Manager of the hotel, Mr Anura Dewapura comments, “We like to give back to society what they crave for and no doubt crabs crabs and crabs topped the list.”