A longstanding love affair with chocolate at MLH this Valentine season

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Chocolate is as big a part of anyone’s life and indeed has the power to captivate like no other food. But its roots run much deeper. It begins to melt, giving your mind and body a wonderful sensation.

So why Chocolate for the month of February? Mount Lavinia Hotel (MLH). General Manager Anura Dewapura believes that something like chocolate which creates such emotional bonds – and also actually can be good for you – is just another reason to enjoy chocolate for the month of February.

Chocolate cravers need not fear, the month of February is once again ruled by MLH. When the whole hotel will be covered with chocolate and it will be Chocolate cravers and chocoholics, preferred choice. The chocolate menu for the month is as follows:

Chocolate and wine pairing 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 during the month.

Chocolate dinner extraordinaire – Immerse yourself in an extraordinary four course sit down menu.

Chocolate Martini mixology session - One will learn to pour like a pro and mix like a master, to properly set up a bar, different ways to serve drinks, what garnishes go with which cocktails, and how to make some favourites including a selection of chocolate and dessert cocktail.

The chocolate covered Sunday jazz brunch - Taste the different flavours and combinations at the chocolate covered Governor’s brunch

Chocolate high tea – A selection of delectable chocolate treats that will satisfy the strongest of chocolate cravings along with traditional afternoon tea favourites.   

Chocolate beverage menu - Looking for a way to brighten up your evenings? Try some alcoholic hot chocolate drink recipes.

Hot chocolate is a staple for kids, but these recipes will turn it into a treat that adults will also crave. These drinks are great for entertaining or just getting cosy with that special someone this Valentine season.

Truffles for couples - Rich, chocolate truffles are a decadent treat for any occasion, especially romantic and delicious ones with frappes and milkshakes to complement the delicacy. While the classic chocolate truffle appeals to many couples, there is a wide range of truffle flavours and rich combinations to tickle any taste buds. Truffles at MLH will be enrobed in white chocolate - a smooth butter cream with no actual cocoa - sweet milk chocolate, or more luxurious dark chocolate, and couples can choose from dozens of popular flavours for a gourmet treat.

The chocolate spa package – Melt into the ultimate luxury at the Spa. An elegant haven with the unmistakable touch of chocolate, the spa offers a decadent variety of treatments during the month of February. Indulge in a signature chocolate treatment, chocolate body scrub, body massage and chocolate bath.

 A perfect treat to pamper yourself as you rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.  

The Seafood Cove will offer a tantalising seafood menu as well as a special ‘Love Hut’ for those who are planning to spend an intimate dinner together. The ‘Love Hut’ will offer a truly romantic three course dinner where a private butler will make sure that the couple will receive the best of service.

Also a special seven course “Dinner for two” in the Lavinia Tunnel with Champagne and Strawberry, Valentines Dinner Dance at the Terrace, Chocolate cookery demonstration are few other events planned for the month.

Dewapura avers, “I didn’t think I could enhance the chocolate experience, but this is definitely a new sensual experience. Various tastes can either interconnect or collide with the flavours of different bars of chocolates, so you might want to experiment this wonderful initiative.”

The Mount Lavinia Hotel is the place to be, this chocolate covered month. Come have ‘An Affair with Chocolate.’ For more inquiries please call 2711430.