Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November.
Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrates the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau 2010 with a night of BEAUJOLAIS PASSIONS with French culinary extraordinaire and indeed re-creating the French ceremony in the heart of Colombo. The frenzy the Beaujolais Nouveau’s arrival generates is almost as high as the build up for a major award show. Hence, the hotel will feature French culinary delicacies, and live music.
“18th November is the official release date for Beaujolais Nouveau however we are celebrating it on the 19 of November when the Empire Ballroom will celebrate the ceremonial release courtesy Embassy of France’ states GM Anura Dewapura.
Then from 21to 27 November the Governor’s restaurant with our global chefs will have French extraordinaire menu and to compliment it the nouveau passions. A variety of dishes ranging from Les escargots de la region( Burgundy Snails with melted butter spiced with garlic), La Darne De Seer la facon du rhone(Cutlet of Seer, white grapes, fresh cream, shallots, white wine garnished with fresh asparagus), Les fillets de sole au Beaujolais(lemon sole fillets cooked in white Beaujolais and cream and shallots mushrooms, crayfish and quenelle of pike.
Tickets are priced at LKR3000 which includes food and beverage.