When it comes to local cuisine, one would expect that the best place for it would be right at home. Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, however, has changed this presumption with its monthly Hopper Night, which serves just the finest Sri Lankan cuisine.
The chefs at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo are masters at preparing authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and their skills are showcased at the hotel’s monthly Hopper Night. In addition to some traditional recipes, the chefs put some of their own creativity to play. The simple crispy hopper, the focal item of the night takes on many forms. Diners may try cheese and chili hoppers, seeni sambol hoppers, kiri appa, pani pol hoppers or masala hoppers, and of course the popular egg hopper.
In addition to this, a spread of pittu complemented by tripe curry locally referred to as babath, string hoppers, kotthu rotti, chicken curry, crispy cuttlefish, beef curry, fish ambulthiyal – a sour smoked preparation of fish, potatoes curried in a thick coconut gravy and many other items make up the splendid Sri Lankan buffet.
After an invigoratingly spicy meal, the hotel offers guests an array of local sweetmeats to recover. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures from lavariya, dodol, milk toffee, kokis, kavum, asmi, halapa, mung kavum to coconut rock and banana fritters amongst others.
A calypso band and a troupe of Kandyan dancers keep guests entertained throughout the night. The band makes its way around playing songs on request.
On Friday, July 29, Hopper Night will take place at the hotel’s Terrace overlooking the pool and Beira Lake from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm and is priced at Rs. 1,200++++. As far as venues go, one couldn’t ask for a more stunning one. Reservations and further inquiries will be entertained on 2491998.