Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts teamed up with Sri Lanka Tourism in their bid to promote more authentic Sri Lankan dishes and flavours on a global gastronomical map, joining the ‘Sri Lankan Love Cake’ campaign.
Taking a Sri Lankan family tradition to the world, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts launched their love cake campaign during the highly anticipated international theatrical production of Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and The Really Useful Groups’s The Sound of Music, presented by Cinnamon Life mid-February. The internationally acclaimed cast led by Carmen Pretorius and Nicholas Maude joined the Cinnamon management and staff for the ceremonious cutting of a specially prepared fusion love cake with pale blue fondant icing and a piano element to represent the beloved musical, kicking off the #lovecakelove campaign on behalf of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts.
A product from our island’s colonial past, the love cake is of Portuguese origin, influenced by authentic Sri Lankan flavors and fragrant spices such as nutmeg, cloves and most notably, Ceylon cinnamon.
“Sri Lanka has always been recognized as a gastro-tourism destination for our country’s wide range of traditional and culturally influenced family recipes, which have evolved into much loved culinary masterpieces today. The Sri Lankan love cake is one such item that has inspired many novel ideas and innovative desserts, which is the context in which we are promoting it today,” stated Sutheash Balasubramaniam, Managing Director of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
The Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts chain comprises 13 distinct hotels and resorts located in key areas across Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The brand embodies a passion for inspired living and promises holistic and enhanced experiences that are tailor-made to suit the specific interests of travellers. The Cinnamon brand focuses on delivering memorable holidays and getaways that deliver exceptional standards of service whilst showcasing the warmth and vibrancy of contemporary Sri Lankan hospitality.