Mount Lavinia Hotel revealed their events and promotions calendar for 2010. Indian food will be given prominence with introductory Indian cuisines and the Indian Food Festival. Anura Dewapura, General Manager of the hotel says, “Since of late, there has been a welcome increase in the Indian population to our country, and our hotel in particular, has benefited in the form of hotel occupancy and patronage in the food and beverage outlets.” Saturday evenings at the hotel will offer American cuisines with the theme of ‘Jazz under the Stars’. Chef Leo will take the lead in creating Cuban and Slow Food dishes. International day of Italian cuisines will be celebrated with around 100 visiting chefs from around the world preparing Italian dishes while promoting the need to banish forgery and counterfeiting of Italian products and cuisine globally. The Italian Slow Food Night with Italian Guest Chef Ira is scheduled for February 27. February is mainly dedicated to chocolate with the promotion, “An Affair with Chocolate”. March brings the Swedish Food Festival, ‘All you can eat crab’ promotion and home-made hot dogs. The Australian wine and cheese festival will also be held n March. The 73rd Annual Two Mile Sea Swim organised by the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union will be hosted by the hotel on March 7, 2010. To celebrate positive eating and living, “The Go Organic Fête”, to be held in April is another initiative of Mount Lavinia Hotel’s “green programme”‘. April will also present the ‘United Steaks of America’ promotion offering an array of beef. Budding chefs can whet their pizza making skills at the Pizza promotion during the same month. Part of the ‘secret’ love-tunnel will also be opened. The reconstructed and renovated area can seat around 12 guests and will be available for private dinners, wine-tasting sessions and other similarly limited gatherings. The “State Dinner inspired by White House Chef, Walter Scheib” will be held May 15 and 16 when White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib, chef to former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush will serve up favourite Presidential dishes at the Governor’s Café.