Archive for October, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel charms Asia at the Asian Culinary Culture Festival

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

MLH team led by renowned Master Chef Dr. Publis Silva represents Sri Lanka

A 5 member team from Mount Lavinia Hotel led by Chef Dr. Publis Silva represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Culinary Culture Festival held in Incheon, South Korea which coincided with the 2014 Asian Games. Spanning over 16 days, the festival saw Master Chefs from 10 Asian Countries including Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Vietnam producing the best cuisines unique to their countries to captivate the taste buds of the thousands who gathered for the Asian Games.

“We are proud to have been the chosen delegates to take authentic Sri Lankan cuisine to the rest of Asia. The Asian Games was an enormous platform which brought together the whole of Asia. The popularity of Asian food, be it Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian or Sri Lankan is rising around the world and the Asian Culinary Culture Festival was a celebration of this achievement”, stated Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel. He further added, “We are once again honoured to have the culinary guru of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine – Dr. Publis Silva to lead the team as he received much recognition and applaud”.

The Asian Culinary Culture Festival was introduced with the aim of adding flavour to sports events and was held in the vicinity of the stadium where the main Asian Games were held. The profits from this festival will be utilised to help children in under-developed Asian Countries.


Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Grooving with Astrid Brook

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Vakarufalhi Island Resort makes its mark in culinary excellence in the Maldives!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Led by Executive Chef Riccardo Rizzoli, a pioneer in the international culinary industry, the culinary team of Vakarufalhi recently bagged 15 awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze as well as Merit awards at two recently held Culinary Challenges; Food & Hotel Asia, and Hotel Asia – Maldives 2014.

The awards included 2 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals, 9 Bronze medals and 4 Merit Awards covering diverse categories such as Wedding Cake Structures, Hot Cooking, Bread and Pastry Display, Pasta Cooking, Carving and Creative Salad.

Commenting on this achievement Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel stated, “We are proud of the culinary accomplishment of our team in Vakarufalhi, which showcases their commitment to enhance their skills and talent in the art of culinary. The team, led by Chef Riccardo Rizzoli has proved its worth once again, by winning many awards and being recognized from among the best in Asia’s hospitality industries. This triumph is a testament of what the Mount Lavinia Group stands to offer our guests; an exquisite culinary experience while enjoying the serenity and grandeur of our hotels and resorts.”

The Vakarufalhi Island Resort is among one of the finest deluxe resort in the Ari-Atoll consisting of 50 Beach Villas and 25 Overwater Villas, constructed and tinged with distinctively Maldivian building concepts, and is a surreal getaway where serenity takes over. The Resort is not only known for its idyllic style and comfort but also for it exquisite cuisine.

Vakarufalhi is the sister property of Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka’s iconic colonial heritage hotel. The MLH Group is committed towards providing culinary excellence to its customers along with developing its brand as a premier culinary destination.

The winning Team 2014