Go bananas at the Mount!

Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

  • Herbie Goes Bananas is back at Mount Lavinia Hotel
  • Pays tribute to Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle, in celebration of World Volkswagen Day


It’s all things banana at Mount Lavinia Hotel from 19 to 26 June as the colonial hotel presents ‘Herbie Goes Bananas’ once again. Named after the infamous movie featuring the White Volkswagen racing Beetle, with a mind of its own, the totally banana promotion features a range of smoothies, shakers, mains and desserts, creatively prepared by the talented chefs of MLH with banana as the main ingredient.

Banana is one of the most loved fruits by all across cultures. Its rich nutrition combined with the creamy and succulent taste makes it a fruit of choice from infants to sportsmen to elders. Sri Lanka is a haven of bananas with the wide variety found grown in our homes and fields. Therefore, it is ideal for the creative chefs of MLH to take this ever-loved, ever-present fruit and turn it into an exciting variety of sweet and savoury dishes.

Start going bananas with a banana, avocado and bush honey smoothie or a banana, chocolate and hazelnut shakers. Follow it by grilled wild barramundi fillet, crispy plantain, corn puree, greens and caviar cream. End the exciting meal with Blonde Ambition; MLH’s version of white mud cake, caramelised banana, bourbon, vanilla cream and white chocolate with strawberry sauce or honey banana, almond sponge, honeycomb cream, macerated banana and gooey peanut caramel.

Herbie Goes Bananas also celebrates World Volkswagen Day which is on 21 June. Mount Lavinia Hotel will be the host for the Volkswagen Beetle parade which will conclude with a celebration at the Empire Ballroom. The colonial atmosphere will be transformed into a mini fete with German food and music. Headed by Mount Lavinia Hotel’s own German Chef Michael Goeggerle, the culinary team will dish out popular German snacks and beverages for all those who wish to come and admire the rows of Volkswagen Beetles that will be on display.

Look forward to Herbie Goes Bananas at the Terrace on 19-26 June from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m.