Galle Face Hotel gears for X’mas with annual cake mixing fanfare

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Arrival of Galle Face Hotel Culinary Director Chief Rukmal Samarasekara with team


 Galle Face Hotel General Manager Daniel Grau with staff members


The Galle Face Hotel Colombo on Tuesday held its famous cake-mixing event at the Chequerboard at the dawn of the Christmas season for the year 2022.

Well-known individuals from the neighbourhood culinary business and the hotel staff took part in the event.

The formal cake-mixing ceremony marked the start of the seasonal festivities at the hotel to celebrate the event the hotel has organised a Holiday Goodies Shop where guests can buy Christmas sweets, themed decorations and other holiday goodies and will also have a specialty counter with both conventional and unusual cured meats as part of their magnificent Christmastime market.

Galle Face Hotel is attempting an exclusive event by exploring with ample quantities for the mix as such proportions have never before been employed during a Christmas cake mixing in Sri Lanka. The event was followed by the Christmas cake amounting to 2000 kg to be ceremoniously blended by the attendees in a big 9-ft wooden barrel that was particularly built for the event (with adherence to strict hygienic conditions).

The hotel will also host their annual Christmas Brunch, the much-anticipated Christmas Tree-lighting Ceremony and a celebratory Christmas Eve Dinner in December. The hotel will also embody the spirit of giving this season, by bringing back the famous Red Lantern Charity and Fundraiser along with a number of other X-mas celebrations and commemorative Christmas events.

Galle Face Hotel will host a festive Christmas Eve Dinner, the much-anticipated Christmas Tree-lighting Ceremony, and the hotel’s traditional Christmas Brunch will all take place in December and with the return of the renowned Red Lantern Charity and Fundraiser and a number of additional X-mas celebrations and memorable Christmas events, the Hotel will likewise embody the spirit of giving this season.

Cake-mixing was done in the 17th century to signal the start of the harvest season. The method for making cake is still being used today. Back then, this custom was followed within families but today it is observed by non-Christian houses as well. Nowadays, a lot of hotels have communal cake-mixing events in which you may sign up and take part. (ZR)

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