The age old Christmas tradition of cake mixing heralds in the Christmas season at The Kingsbury. The history of the cake-mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century, when it marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time lots of fruits and nuts were harvested and prepared to go into the making of the traditional plum cake. The mix was saved up for the next harvest season with the hope that the coming year would bring with it another abundant year.
With just over one month left for the season, The Kingsbury began its celebrations with the cake mixing ceremony. Members of the hotel management including General Manager Maurice Cook along with the legendary musicians Annesley Malawana and CJ Dhason from Mintaka gathered at The Ocean Seafood Restaurant for the ceremony, where the spread of good tidings and happiness triggered the seasonal festivities at The Kingsbury.
The season will also end in a grand climax on New Year’s Eve when Annesley & the Super Chimes and Mintaka will entertain you with a fusion of English and Sinhala retro classics to usher in 2015 in grand style at The Kingsbury.
The first step in cake mixing saw rum-soaked dry fruits and nuts going in with raisins, dry cherries, black currant, orange and ginger peel with some secret ingredients of the Executive Chef – Kithsiri De Silva were mixed in with liqueurs.
The Kingsbury is gearing up to celebrate this Christmas and the New Year in a grand style. The Kingsbury will light up the season with an enticing line up of seasonal activities and mouthwatering delicacies this Christmas and New Year. For more information please call 0771087720.