From the land that gave us couscous, green tea with mint, and graceful Moorish archways; and from the birthplace of the famous line “Here’s looking at you, kid” immortalized by Humphrey Bogart, the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo presents their latest attraction – The Glory of Casablanca. Here, for eleven nights, the hotel will pay tribute to the romance of Moroccan cuisine, music and dance.
The distinctive Moroccan culture, a blend of Arab, Berber, European and African influences throughout history, has drawn the curiosity of the world. In light of this growing interest and Morocco’s cultural wealth, The Glory of Casablanca opens its doors to guests from the 16 to 26 of September.
The hotel will host two Moroccan Chefs as well as a professional belly dancer all of who have been flown in by Qatar Airways especially for the occasion. Chef Mustafa, the Executive Chef of the Gulf Paradise Hotel in Doha and his assistant Chef Youssef will prepare an array of authentic Moroccan dishes for guests to savour, whilst Dareen Memus will introduce guests to the fascinating art of traditional Middle Eastern dance colloquially referred to as the belly dance.
An added attraction during this time will be the Shisha or Hookah pipes made available to guests. The flavoured smoke can be enjoyed at leisure over pre or post dinner conversation.
Belly Dancing Classes are Sri Lankans to experience as well, call the Power Drome on 2491827 to sign up, as numbers will be limited per class. A special rate for a single class per person is Rs. 750, and should you wish to sign up for a full package which is for 7 classes, it would only cost you Rs. 4,200 after a discount of Rs. 1,050.