A traditional village lunch at Nuga Gama, Cinnamon Grand

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Get a taste of the traditional at Nuga Gama with a lunch that epitomises the indigenous flavours of rural fare. Available every weekend from 12 p.m to 2.30 p.m, this aromatic village lunch is a mixture of fresh meat, seafood, organic vegetables and the freshest herbs and spices all cooked on the lipa, or hearth which retains the traditional smoky flavour of rural dishes. All this and a range of desserts and beverages for just Rs. 1200/-+++! The popular village concoction, toddy, is also available at Rs. 150/+++ per glass.

Treat yourself, family and friends to this authentic Sri Lankan village feast, prepared and presented in the traditional way. The lunch buffet brings you over 20 dishes followed by a range of traditional sweets for dessert.

An enticing feature of Nuga Gama is that all meals are prepared by village womenfolk. The menu is based on typical local produce and traditional recipes and some of the ingredients come from Nuga Gama’s own vegetable plots.

The luncheon spread comprises White Rice, Red Rice, Seer fish in red chilli curry, Black spicy chicken curry, Pork curry cooked with roasted spices, Fried Mutton curry, Beetroot tempered with onion, garlic, curry leaves and spices, Snake gourd in white curry, Fried Brinjal Curry, Shredded Mukunuwanna cooked with grated coconut, Sri Lankan village pickle, Lime pickle and lots more. Dessert choices include Curd with treacle, Watalappan, Cream Caramel and more. Situated at the ground level of the Cinnamon Grand hotel, Nuga Gama brings to life a typical Sri Lankan village complete with traditional village structures, built around a 200 year old banyan tree. All of this adds to a relaxing afternoon basking in the traditional ambience of Nuga Gama, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Call 2497361/62 for reservations.