Novel Mother’s Day experiences at Cinnamon Hotels in the city

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This Mother’s Day, celebrate and reward superstar moms, be they homemakers or working mothers. Cinnamon Hotels in the city – Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo and Cinnamon red – has pulled all stops to make this day a memorable one, with the ultimate rest day on 10 May created to honour the ‘queen bee’ of families. A range of brunch options, a decadent High Tea and a dinner repast awaits.   Brunch at the Cinnamon Grand Begin the day with a champagne toast and a lavish brunch buffet brunch at The Taprobane, Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s main restaurant. The superlative buffet spread will feature a range of salads, with carvery and action stations, special Japanese corner, lip-smacking mains with diverse flavours from Sri Lanka, India, China, Italy and the continent, and a dessert corner. The extensive menu includes over 80 dishes. Enjoy herb marinated sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, blue cheese hollandaise and apple infused leg of pork, or slices of duck or quail with red wine sauce. The seafood action counter will offer fresh large crabs with diverse gravy offerings, baked shoe lobster and salmon with white sake among others. While the pizza and pasta corner will whip up some good ol’ Italian specialities, the continental section will present Mexican seafood casserole, traditional shepherd’s pie and the likes. Sri Lankan and Indian favourites such as prawn beduma, aloo bindi masala will also take pride of place alongside Vietnamese claypot pork, egg lo-mein and others. The dessert section is a story of its own, with 25 delectable dessert options. Everything from the delicious double layer pannacotta to meringue chocolate mousse, berry trifles, cardinal roulade to pistachio biscuit pudding and homemade truffles are on the menu. All this and more is priced at Rs. 4,000 (plus tax) for bubbly brunch, Rs.3,300 (plus tax) for beer brunch and Rs. 2,700 (plus tax) for the mocktail brunch. For a cosier atmosphere, the Cheers Pub Sunday Carvery will also pay tribute to moms with a special Mother’s Day brunch with four types of carvery and a range of accompaniments, platters of stuffed eggs, charcuterie and salmon gravlax, soups, salads and dessert. This brunch experience is priced at Rs.1,750 (plus tax). Cinnamon Grand special Mother’s Day brunch options will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The High Tea cruise at Cinnamon Lakeside Treat your mom to a well-deserved decadent High Tea at the picturesque Eight Degrees on the Lake. Take sail listening to the soothing live music on board and relish on an exquisite selection of sweet and savoury treats. With a menu that is guaranteed to make any mom feel extra special, this is going to be an exclusive experience she will never forget. The Lakeside’s team of pastry chefs will prepare traditional high tea treats as well as a range of other finger foods, bringing together global flavours in miniature edibles. Delicate open face sandwiches, grilled prawn and asparagus are part of the sandwich selection; which will be further complemented with a collection of hot snacks. Cheese croquets, quiche Lorene, seafood wontons, chicken satays, sausage and bacon rolls are among the tempting treats. Traditional High Tea must-haves such as scones with jam and cream and other confectionaries such as Florentines, homemade choux buns, warm chocolate soufflé are also part of this cruise tea experience. The Belgium waffles with chocolate sauce and crepes are a definite must try. A raffle draw, giving away some fabulous vouchers for pampering at its best, completes the experience. The one-of-a-kind event is priced at Rs.1,348 (plus tax) and is on from 3.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m. The boat will set sail at 4.00 p.m.   Dinner at Cinnamon red Cap off a well spent Mother’s Day with a dinner buffet at the trendy Cinnamon red. With a special buffet designed exclusively for moms of all ages (and families), the hotel’s Flavoured restaurant will lay out a spectacular feast. From mix salads to shooters, to tapas, to soups and mains from around the world, the spread is a must-try for anyone in the city and looking for the perfect space to end the day, with a date with their moms! Enjoy honey roast pork, herb crusted lamb, paprika potatoes, a range of freshly made fettuccini, macaroni and penne, dhai murgh, kashmeer duma loo and a host of other cuisine at the level eight restaurant. An action station featuring marinated grilled prawn with cadjun butter and honey lemon and ginger chicken are also part of the large selection of fare. For dessert, there is Cinnamon red’s very own mother’s style banana pudding with coconut jam to try out, along with a range of delicacies such as red velvet cake, cheese cake, lemon tart and truffle mousse. There is also a special beverage selection at Cloud red, to make a toast. The special Mother’s Day dinner, on from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. is priced at R.1,800 (plus tax).   Mother’s Day treats A range of dainty treats and cakes are available at Cinnamon Grand’s Coffee Stop and Cinnamon Lakeside’s Goodies. These sweet treats are ideal to show your appreciation and love. Check out the range available over the Mother’s Day weekend.   Make a reservation For reservations and inquiries, call Cinnamon Grand Colombo on 011 2437437, Cinnamon Lakeside on 011 2491956 or Cinnamon red on 011 2145176. Log on to Cinnamon Hotels in the City Facebook pages –, and for more updates.