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Celebrating Mother’s Day at AQUA Forte

Buona Festa della Mamma!

In Italy, we have a famous quote, “l’affetto verso i genitori è fondamento di ogni virtu”, which means loving one’s parents is the foundations for all virtues. A parent’s love truly knows no bounds, but a mother’s love is incomparable. This is why it is essential that we recognise her sacrifices and celebrate her every day and especially on important occasions like Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day in Italy

In our eyes, our moms are goddesses, but did you know that originally- at least in Italian tradition- the celebration for Mother’s Day has roots in another festival celebrating the goddess Juno? Many believe that the holiday is associated with the Ancient Roman festival of Matronalia, a holiday that was dedicated to Juno, the goddess of childbirth, motherhood, and women in general. However, it was only in 1957 the modern version of the holiday came to be in Italy.

Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 9th, by treating her to a fine dining experience at AQUA Forte. Here are four ways to celebrate your mom at our Italian restaurant in Galle Fort.

Treat Her to Gourmet Italian Delicacies

Food is the gift that keeps giving as it is not only delicious, but it is also intrinsically tied with our memories. For instance, our head chef Roberto Vicario’s favourite childhood memory is making Polpette, Italian style meatballs, with his sister every Sunday morning and making a competition out of it! If you are unable to make it to Galle for Mother’s Day, give your mamma some delectable Italian epicurean treats like jars of our homemade pickles and preserves. Le Conserve consists of pickles and jams which are essentials on any cheese board!

Read more about our premium pickles, jams, and marmalades here.

Take Her on a Wine & Spirits Tasting Experience

As lovely as it would be to have a wine tasting in Tuscany, currently, that may not be an option. Instead, indulge in our exquisite wines and spirits experience here at AQUA Forte. Start with a carefully prepared aperitif cocktail or end your meal with grappa or limoncello. During your authentic Italian meal, delight in our collection of Italian wines imported from ten different regions of Italy. These wines have been carefully selected to harmoniously complement each dish on our menu and to enrich your dining experience even further. Journey to the beautifully manicured vineyards of Italy with your mom with every sip of one of these splendid wines.

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    Stroll Through Charming Galle Fort

    A visit to the iconic Galle Fort would be a great gift for your mom. The centuries-old architecture, quiet cobblestone alleys, an atmosphere that is unlike any other in Sri Lanka, and of course delicious food. Each of these elements beautifully come together within the Fort and strolling through the hushed streets is the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

    Wine & Dine Her

    Finally, one of the most amazing gifts you can give your mom this Mother’s Day is a fine dining experience at our authentic Italian restaurant. Located in Galle Fort, from the moment you step under our arched doorway, you will feel as though you’ve just entered a restaurant in Italy. From the etchings on the wall to the luscious homemade Tiramisù, and an Italian wine to pair with every dish; each element in AQUA Forte has been carefully handpicked to ensure you have a memorable meal. If you are unable to be with your mother this Mother’s Day, gift her one of our exclusive fine dining packages so that she can have an unparalleled dining experience.

    Reserve your table today. Call us on +94 91 223 1725 or get a gift voucher to treat your mamma today.

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