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Live Cookery Demonstration by Chef Lloyd Opatha

There will be a live cookery demonstration during the English High Tea at Galadari Hotel on Thursday 3rd March 2011 at 4.30 p.m. by Chef Lloyd Opatha, the well known chef who is now working at the Hotel as a consultant chef.  At this demonstration Chef Lloyd Opatha along with the Ex. Sous Chef - Sanath Dias and Pastry Chef - Nimal Fernando of Galadari will be preparing delicious food items (hot & cold canapés &sweets) which are available for guests at the High Tea Buffet.

Afternoon high tea at the Galadari is available in the elegantly hip Lobby Bar from 3.30p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests have the option to savour their tea solo or with a variety of accompaniments available on the signature menu. With Rs. 800/= nett per person, the hotel takes pleasure in offering one complimentary High Tea buffet for every table of ten... and that’s not all,  a complimentary cake will be offered for guests  celebrating their birthdays accompanied by 10 pax or more.

Guests are served delicate sandwiches; fococcia bread with chicken salad, avocado and tomato melt, tuna and salmon cream on French bread and prawn fricadells.  Pastries arrive with a mixture of corned beef, lamb Cornish, fish and potato pies and creamy mushroom and chicken puff pastries.  Sweet treats include blueberry cupcakes, cream puffs, chocolate opera, date scones, strawberry linzers and lemon and orange bars adding a refreshing finale to the elegant and delectably civilized experience.

Chocolate and Wine at Mexican Slow Food at MLH

Chocolate is one of the most popular and yummiest types of foods that will likely stay at the top of most peoples’ favourite food lists. Chocolate is something most of us have grown up enjoying, but very few of us have taken the time to learn the many facts that are associated with Chocolate. There are actually hundreds of facts that are associated with Chocolate and Mount Lavinia Hotel has indeed taken the initiative to educate us about the nutritional values of chocolate and the many ways that chocolate could be complemented with to make it the most interesting and something you literally will crave for.

‘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 initiative to churn out unusual yet divine to all senses to create an unforgettable experience.

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 Mexican Slow Food Night with Chef Indika scheduled for the 26th of February where guests can indulge in a Chocolate and Wine pairing session topped with A Mexican Slow Food Night.

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