The Galle Face Hotel recently celebrated the start of the Christmas season by hosting their first cake-mixing event after the restoration project, which was attended by loyal guests, social dignitaries and team members of the hotel.
The cake mixing event kicked off at sunset, with all the guests being given chefs hats, gloves and aprons in order to lend a hand with the mixing. Chef Adam Gaunt-Evans, the hotel’s Executive Chef and team took the opportunity to showcase their talent by preparing the best of Christmas cake in town, and entertained their guests to this seasonal spectacle with flair. Festive music played in the background and a merry time was had by all.
All the ingredients together weighed a total of 50kg, which were then finely chopped by all to create the large cake.
Mr. Deni Ohlsen-Dukic, General Manager, of the Galle Face Hotel said, “We are delighted to host our distinguished guests at our cake-mixing event. Being a hotel that is a second home to our guests and the local community, we look forward to the holiday season. We are a multicultural country; this is our opportunity as a hospitality provider to give everyone a unique experience of merriment.”
Once the mixing was complete, the chef and his team poured the cake into a special mould and placed it in storage for the fermentation process to begin. The cake will be completed on the 4th of December and will be served as a scrumptious dessert for guests of the hotel throughout the holiday season.
The hotel will have the festive buffet on display at The Verandah and a very special menu at The 1864 during the month of December. The 24th of December will have a twist of Christmas with a delectable dinner menu served at The 1864, followed by a Christmas lunch buffet served on the 25th of December at the Verandah.
About the Galle Face Hotel
South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. International guests are immersed in the Galle Face Hotel’s rich traditions and compelling stories, while Colombo society perceive the hotel as the most prestigious, desirable destination in the city for memorable dining and special events. Whether at the hotel for dinner or for a month-long stay, an experience of the Galle Face Hotel is one of timeless grandeur and exceptional hospitality.
Celebrating 150 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the landmarks in Asia and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage Hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. Further it is the first Hotel in the country to be featured on a postage stamp.
About the Galle Face Hotel Group
The Galle Face Hotel Group manages the hotel and leisure interest of Galle Face Hotel, Kandy Hotels PLC & Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC.
Under this banner are 3 distinct portfolios of businesses.
The Deluxe Heritage Hotels Collection
Galle Face Hotel in Colombo and Hotel Suisse & Queens Hotel in Kandy.
Each hotel is a connected to Sri Lanka’s history, imbibed with the splendor of yesteryear while continuing to serve visitors, foreign and domestic is gracious surrounds.
The Resorts Collection
4 hotels routed in some of Sri Lanka’s most special areas offer a modern facility with outstanding vista & access to experience this great country.
The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa, The Surf Hotel Bentota, The Safari Hotel Thissamaharama and The Lake House Polonnaruwa.
Each of these recently refurbished hotels offers traditional Sri Lankan hospitality to visitors.