Cinnamon Grand Colombo welcomed Maldivian President His Excellency Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayum last evening as he arrived in Sri Lanka for the 8th General Meeting of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP). President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayum will enjoy grand hospitality during his stay in Sri Lanka.
Pictured here is Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts Sector Head-City Hotels Rohan Karr greeting President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayum as he enters the hotel.
Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts Sector Head - City Hotels Rohan Karr shake hands with President of China His Excellency Xi Jinping as he leaves the hotel after his stay here during his state visit in Sri Lanka. First Lady Peng Liyuan is also in the picture.
President of China His Excellency Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan experienced the highly acclaimed Cinnamon Grand hospitality during his state visit in Sri Lanka.
The Cinnamon Grand team pulled out all stops to make his stay a memorable one and bid him safe travel. Over 200 staff members and the management lined up as a mark of respect waving flags of both countries marking the close-knit relationship between the great nations. His Excellency the President Xi JinPing appreciated the efforts made by the Cinnamon Grand team and thanked the staff on his way out.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Heads of Departments lined up to show respect as His Excellency President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan departed from the hotel.
Staff members lined up waving flags of both countries as a show of respect to His Excellency President Xi Jinping, as he and First Lady Peng Liyuan departed from the hotel.
There is nothing like relishing through a meal paired with the finest fizz or bubbly on a mid-Sunday morning to cap off a well spent weekend, just before the start of another hectic week.
At Cinnamon Grand Colombo, the choice of celebration is yours to pick. Whether it is the exotic flavours of the Far East you crave for, the sizzling aroma of local seafood curries, meaty carvery or a home-made authentic Sri Lankan meal – Colombo’s preferred dining destination offers it all.
Giving guests an extra couple of hours to roll in bed and enjoy the comforts of home and company, Sunday buffets at the Cinnamon Grand are presented as brunch – an indulgent experience that combines two meals while doubling as a weekend social occasion to catch up with friends, soak up the previous night’s happenings and enjoy some family time.
Bring a dragon’s appetite if you want to partake in a festival from the orient at the Courtyard restaurant. City’s most favoured brunch, Dragon Brunch is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette.
With over 100 dishes influenced by the Orient on offer, the lavish spread features the best dishes from China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Whether you like your meal with fruity beverages, a glass of bubbly or a pint of beer, diners can opt for the packages priced at Rs. 2,200++, Rs. 3,750++, and Rs. 2,750++ respectively.
From fresh oysters and mussels, Chilled Prawns with Green Tea Oil, Indonesian and Malaysian Nasi-Goreng, Singapore Style Fried with Mee-Hoon, Baked Fish in Chilli Garlic Sauce Chilli Crab, Thai style BBQ Spare Ribs or Prawn in Coconut Curry – the lavish spread litters the guests with choice. Special action stations for Peking Duck with Pancake, Singaporean Style Spring Rolls, Dim Sum, Vietnamese Sate, Cantonese Noodle BBQ and Tempura also guarantees fresh dishes, made to order.
For the seafood lovers, The Lagoon restaurant holds its weekly Sri Lankan flavour with ‘Maalu Maalu’.
Close to 11 varieties of seafood goes in to the making of the buffet every week which features the likes of Steamed Pepper Crabs, Deep Fried Hurulla and a favourite among locals and now latching on to overseas guests as well – the Seer Fish Head Curry and Crab in Thick Coconut Curry. From tuna to modha to mullet to Kumbalawa – one can find their favourite seafood here,
For just Rs. 1,750+++, Cinnamon Grand’s Maalu Maalu offers not only a spread worth its cash, but also offers complimentary pool usage and 50% discount on all local beers and spirits.
Cheers Pub’s Sunday Carvery meanwhile slices out the finest of roasts – be it chicken, beef, pork or lamb, accompanied by a range of freshly made vegetables, mash and gravy. For all carnivores, there is no better place to enjoy roast meats, slow cooked to perfection, along with traditional Yorkshire pudding, healthy salads and warm date pudding other than at Cinnamon Grand. Priced at Rs. 1,750++++ one can even catch a few games with friends and a couple of pints.
For a taste of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine made following traditional recipes, Nuga Gama weekend lunch buffet spreads an extensive experience for guests. From a variety of rice dishes, spicy and light vegetables, curries, salads, sambols, seafood and other fare; it’s all things Sri Lanka at Nuga Gama.
Three types of rice dishes, Chicken Curd Dry Curry, Mutton Black Pepper Curry, Beef Curry, Babath, Jaffna Crab Curry, dry fish (Karawala), Prawn and Cuttlefish, Polos cutlets, healthy range of salads made from home-grown vegetables and fruits and traditional sweetmeats are all on offer at Rs.1,550+++.
For reservations call 011-2437437.
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The second phrase of Cinnamon Grand’s green corridor was re-launched recently by Hotels’ Marketing Communications & Sustainability team. It displays all figures relating to the carbon footprint.
The first stage of the green corridor highlighted the state of the planet, the importance of sustaining green habits and goals of the green team in reducing hotel’s carbon footprint.
For more green practices, check out our sustainability page on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1qanOQX
Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Chutneys is acknowledged as Sri Lanka’s first five-star South Indian restaurant offering specialities from the four primary states of South India – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
What better way to further enhance this experience at this plush restaurant, than enjoying the daily fare turned out by our new chef from South India, whose memories of his grown up years are laced with the thick aroma of garam masala and other exotic ingredients from his rich Indian culinary heritage.
Born in Tamil Nadu, Chef M. Kadhiranan known among his peers both here and abroad as Chef Kadhir brings years of expertise to Chutneys kitchen, churning out South Indian cuisine that are authentic and delicious. Although his experience as a chef is only ten years, his involvement of cooking South Indian fare goes way back, to his school days. “It was only my brother and I in my family. We had no sisters. As a result I used to cook when my mother was at work,” Chef Kadhir asserted.
As a result this, he mastered dishes popular to the region, while his interest in the profession grew. “Soon after college I went on to study hotel management because I was determined to learn the ABC’s of hospitality.”
Fresh out of university, he embarked on his culinary journey, starting at an industrial catering, cooking for 700-800 people per day. Preparing all three meals along with a few others, they made close to 800 liters of sambar per meal. “I joined as a kitchen assistant,” Kadhir acknowledged. “Although it was hard work, at the end of the day we felt proud to have cooked for so many people.” He also got a chance to play with spices and learn different methods of cooking while working there.
Kadhir’s break came when he moved to Malaysia to work in the restaurant chain, Passage Thru India which had several eateries around the country. Owing to his passion and love for Indian food, he managed to grow his expertise and went on to manage Mumbai Grill, a subsidiary of Passage Thru India within a year. “During my three and a half stint there I specialised in multi-cuisine,” he said.
Back home in India, he moved to Chennai where he dedicated his hours to focus and excel at South Indian cuisine.” His last stint before coming to Sri Lanka was at seven-star, ITC Grand Chola in Chennai.
Just a month since he started at Cinnamon Grand, Kadhir assured that he is ecstatic to be able to share his love with the Sri Lankan community.
“Chutneys offer a spread of dishes, featuring the best regional specials of the four states of South India. This means I can really show Sri Lankans truly authentic dishes in the regions without any barriers,” he said.
Describing the differences of the four states, Kadhir explained: “Tamil Nadu cuisine uses a lot of masala in its cooking. Sesame and peanut oil are commonly used as groundnut cultivation is high in the area. The food are also steamed majority of the time.” Kerala known as God’s own country is surrounded by rivers and lakes and as a result has a high-yielding coconut production. The dishes are therefore influenced by coconuts and are mildly spicy compared to Tamil Nadu cuisine. The extremely spicy dishes are from Andhra Pradesh with its cooking utilising red chillies in almost all dishes. Hyderabad biryani is also a speciality from here. “From Karnataka comes dishes made using kokum and a special red chilli which is of medium level in spiciness.”
What Kadhir brings to table is knowledge on a wide-spread array of these dishes. “I am so excited to recreate the memories of my homeland here. Through Chutneys I will offer all that I have inherited from my ancestors in a five-star setting for a memorable experience for Sri Lankans and all Indian food lovers to truly enjoy.
For reservations at Chutneys, contact 011-2497372.
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A child’s birthday is a true celebration of the love and joy they bring in to the lives of their parents and all those around them; however, organising a birthday festivity to truly commemorate their worth is never an easy task.
The Birthday Party Packages introduced by Cinnamon Grand Colombo, aims at making that task an easy one, with a team of party experts taking care of all the details to helping parents celebrate this special day without the usual hassle of putting together invitations, themes, decorations and food among the other hundred and one nitty-gritties.
With 12 themes tailor-made to compliment the varied interests of kids, the package guarantees a fun-filled event with great memories to make. The range of themes include Dinosaur, Fairy, Princess, Barbie, Teddy Bear, Zoo, Minnie Mouse, Hawaiian Splash, Jungle, Toy Story and, Cowboys and Indians. The party team will also accommodate special themes on request based on the preferences of the children.
Games unique to the themes have also been planned out along with a snack menu for kids featuring some of their favourite sweet and savoury treats such as rainbow sandwiches, mini cheese and chicken pizzas, mini nuggets, chicken and mushroom pastry, mini donuts and mini chocolate mousse among others. A whimsical themed cake from the 101 Cake Menu is also on offer with a 20% discount given, along with a special gift from Cinnamon Grand for the birthday girl or boy.
Themed invitations, decorations, backdrops are other complimentary items that are part of this special party package.
The hotel can also organise additional fun activities such as face painting, bubble machine along with special appearances from magicians, clowns and balloon men at a special rate. The hotel will even go the extra mile to organise photographers to capture the extraordinary memories of the celebration upon request.
For more information call our party team on 011-2497345 or 0773724724.
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