Colombo’s exotic dining options will be spiced up further when the resurgent Ceylon Continental launches a theme night dinner promotion from Thursday 6 May, to provide gourmets with piquant new menus that the hotel says will spark fresh interest in five star dining.
Running from Thursday to Saturday every week at three of the finest restaurants and at the pool side of the country’s first five star property, these theme nights will offer an enticing range of Arabic, Sri Lankan, Indian and Western dishes in an ambience enhanced by the proximity of the Indian Ocean and the warmth of the hotel’s hospitality.
“With the roads now open the Ceylon Continental is once again easily accessible, and these theme nights are an opportunity to relive beautiful memories and relaxing moments with sumptuous dining and an unmatched atmosphere,” a Spokesperson for the hotel said.
Every Thursday from May 6 onwards will be Koftha, Kebab and Shawarma Night at the Café Emerald, serving perennial favourites such as hommous, muthable and thaboulah, alongside mutton balls with mint and red onion, chicken and onion koftha, vegetable koftha with cashew and raisins, vegetable and homemade cheese koftha, king fish koftha with saffron, mixed sea food kebab, Bentota prawn kebab, negombo crab kebab, chicken garlic sausage kebab, marinated chicken breast kebab, cuttle fish kebab, deviled beef kebab, mutton kebab, reef and turf kebab and chicken shawarma with garlic paste and Arabic bread. A special feature will be action stations that allow diners to select their own kebabs and koftha.
Sea Food Night every Friday will see the Café Emerald presenting a mouth watering buffet line up of Blue Water Bentota prawn curry, prawn brochette on a spicy sweet salad, sea or lagoon crab stir fry, hot butter cuttlefish, sea food thermidor, crepes with crab meat and steamed mussels in wine sauce will satisfy even the most ardent sea food connoisseur, the hotel said.
For those who would prefer the fragrant delights of North India, the Ceylon Continental’s Tandoor Restaurant will host Authentic North Indian Night every Friday, offering a spread of Moghal dishes in buffet style.
Saturdays have been reserved for an all time favourite Sri Lankan theme: Hopper Night by the pool, with an eclectic mix of savoury hoppers, tandoori hoppers, spicy omelet hoppers, egg hoppers, plain hoppers and jaggery hoppers, with accompaniments such as lunu miris, vegetable, seafood and meat curries to be followed by wattalappan, fruit salad and for the first time in Sri Lanka, ice cream kottu.
These theme night dinners are priced at Rs. 1,100 nett for Hopper Night, and Rs. 1550 nett per person for Indian Night, Seafood Night or Koftha, Kebab and Shawarma Night, the hotel said.
The Ceylon Continental Hotel is now owned and managed by the Hayleys Group.