Sri Lankan specialties at Cinnamon Lakeside’s Hopper Night

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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo invites guests to bask in warm Sri Lankan hospitality at Hopper Night.  Once a month, the hotel hosts a Hopper Night, featuring Sri Lankan cuisine at the poolside garden of the resort like city hotel.

 Spicy and flavoursome, the local dishes comprise a variety of hoppers, from crispy plain hoppers and egg hoppers to an innovative stuffed adaptation filled with a choice of savoury fillings.  The buffet is not limited to hoppers as the theme of the night suggests, it continues with an array of Sri Lankan mains such as pittu, rotti, kotthu rotti and string hoppers.

A selection of accompaniments will be prepared to complement this special evening.  Tripe curry, locally referred to as babath curry is often paired with pittu whilst fish ambulthiyal, a sour dry preparation of fish, is enjoyed with hoppers or stringhoppers together with chicken curry, fried cuttle fish, white potato curry and a host of other curries which will also be on offer.

Guests at Hopper Night will be privy to a selection of Sri Lankan sweets: Lavariya, dodol, milk toffee, kokis, kavum, asmi, halapa, mung kavum, coconut rock and banana fritters, amongst many other treats, will grace the dessert counter.  In true Sri Lankan style, guests will be served a ginger tea at the end of the meal, which is best enjoyed over a hearty chat with fellow diners.

Keeping guests entertained throughout the night will be a calypso band and a troupe of Kandyan dancers.  The band will make its way around playing songs on request.

This month’s Hopper Night will be held on Friday, 26 November from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at Rs. 990+++.  Reservations and further inquiries will be entertained on 2491998.