Ceylon Milk Rice Ravioli
a milk rice ravioli with bell pepper, spinach & chilli in a lemongrass sauce
of carrot, turmeric, & ginger with cumin roasted chickpeas
braised eggplant with garlic, ginger, & chilies
Sorbet of lemon & cardamon
Pan Seared Sailfish Fillet
with garlic, chilli & lemongrass sauce, served with aglio olio pasta.
with peppercorns & banana & passion fruit sorbet
Beetroot Lassi Lick
Lemon Grass & Mint Tea with a Sweet Coconut Goodie
ADVENTURES, NEAR & FAR
A Walk on Home Ground
Virtuous, short and revealing, this circular walk within the boundaries of The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel, lasts 45 to 75 minutes, depending on pace. The walk can be foreshortened at several places as it passes the hotel twice - or turned into a private jogging track for the energetic. Best done before 5pm, and avoiding the midday sun.
A Jungle & Village Walk
A circular walk through part of the estate and then off into jungle and overgrown plantations before joining up with a series of little villages and a small road that returns you to the Main Gates of The Flame Tree Estate & Hotel. The walk takes between 90-140 minutes depending on pace.
Gardens & A Cup of Tea
The Hantana Tea Estate, surrounded by acres of tea bushes, and housing The Ceylon Tea Meseum is an ideal place to witness the crop that made the island famous. The tour returns you back to the hotel via Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens laid out by Alexander Moon in 1821 - one of the finest gardens in Asia.
The Kingdom of the Sleeping Buddha
Polonnaruwa, the majestic capital of the island’s last independent unitary Kingdom is a swansong written in stone that for 142 years would act as a final rallying cry for the island-kingdom before it descended into a series of wandering capitals, fragmentary realms – and colonization. Its monumental structures, carved and crafted with an almost unrivalled delicacy is the last great achievement of the old Anuradhapuran Kingdom.
The tour includes a visit to the island’s most celebrated and scared temple, The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy – but also takes you off on a monastic medieval pilgrimage to three of Sri Lanka’s little visited but most iconic and beautiful ancient temples: Lankatilaka Vihara, Gadaladenyia Vihara and Embekka Devalaya – all dating back to the fourteenth century, combining extraordinary architecture with an abiding atmosphere of Buddhist calm.