Freshest seafood in town at Manhattan Fish Market

Published : 12:31 am  November 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  546 views  |  

Manhattan Fish Market (MFM) which debuted in Colombo this year by the franchisee, Sri Lankan based Everbright Holdings Ltd. has in a short span of time become the destination for the best seafood in town. Inspired by the renowned Fulton Fish Market, which was once located by the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York, MFM caters a range of the freshest catch of the day to seafood lovers, far and wide. The award winning casual dining international MFM franchise is known far and wide for specialising in premium seafood in over seven countries with 65 outlets. With over 25,000 likes on the restaurant’s Facebook page prior to its launch and over 41,700 likes to date, MFM has rapidly grown... 


BreadTalk introduces two value meals with EGB

Published : 12:00 am  November 15, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  612 views  |  

BreadTalk Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Elephant House, has introduced two new value meals, both of which include popular soft drink EGB, for the benefit of customers. These delicious deals, Fire Curry with EGB, and Night Bites with EGB, provide tasty and filling meal options during both the day and night, so even the most value conscious of customers can enjoy the quality of BreadTalk delicacies. Available everyday for lunch, the Fire Curry with EGB meal is an increasingly popular first-of-its-kind creation by the local BreadTalk team, made specially for people wanting a hearty, and Sri Lankan, rice and curry. Attractively priced, the Fire Curry with EGB is served with a standard size fried... 


Sir Ian Botham prepares The Kingsbury pitch for action packed season

Published : 12:05 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,455 views  |  
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With the festive season around the corner, The Kingsbury has teamed up with Sir Ian Botham (former England Test Captain and legendary Cricket idol) for an elaborate season and promises to raise the bar in hospitality once more. The preparations began with the cake mixing ceremony under the direction of the Executive Chef – Kithsiri De Silva. Other participants in this traditional ceremony were key Kingsbury personalities: Managing Director – Lalin Samarawickrema, General Manager – Sunil Dissanayake, Head of Marketing and Sales – Denesh Silva and Director Operations – Dayal Fernando. Heads of departments and hotel guests hit sixes and boundaries in spreading good tidings and happiness... 


‘Christmas cake mixing’ at Galadari

Published : 12:00 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  542 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel held its traditional Christmas cake mixing ceremony at the hotel’s Lobby recently. This event which is done with the participation of the Chef Team, guests and hotel staff is a much awaited affair. The General Manager, Sampath Siriwardena joined in the celebrations with all by mixing the traditional cake which was done to form a gigantic star. As always the Christmas cake was mixed with much laughter and fun; the invited guests later enjoyed High Tea at the Lobby.              Read More →


Traditional Christmas cake mixing at Taj Samudra

Published : 12:00 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  899 views  |  

To usher in the oncoming season, Taj Samudra hosted the traditional Christmas cake mixing on 30 October at the Longdon Room followed by cocktails at the Gregory Room. The very creative chef Krawage and his kitchen brigade had arranged the ingredients in a design that instantaneously caught the eye of all present. The activities began with all the invitees and the hotel team donning aprons gloves and Santa hats, distributed by Area Director Sri Lanka and General Manager Taj Samudra Rohit Khosla accompanied by his wife the elegant Maya Khosla, as would befit the occasion. The vital ingredient was passed around for the mixing by a team of smartly attired chefs standing around the merry gathering,... 


Japan to double Halal food export

Published : 12:00 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  1 Comment  |  691 views  |  

Japan plans to increase its export of halal food as demand for Japanese food grows in Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced plans to double exports by 2020 in a move that will bring an extra $10.3 billion to the country. The Kuwait News Agency reported that the Japanese Government is prepared to pay for half of the costs involved in upgrading processing facilities to make them compliant to halal standards. The Japanese Government hopes to increase beef exports in particular. At the moment Hong Kong and Thailand are the main customers of Japanese beef, but there is also a high demand for it in the UAE. They also aim to expand the market to Saudi... 


Long Feng perfects the Dim Sum experience at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  November 2, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  980 views  |  

An array of authentic Dim Sum is served at Long Feng, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s Chinese restaurant. The stuffed and steamed dumplings are created specially by Chef Duan, who is a Dim Sum expert. Enjoy these bite sized Chinese delicacies prepared to perfection and presented in traditional bamboo steam baskets. These mouth watering steamed dumplings come in a variety of fillings ranging from meat, pork, prawn and vegetarian options. Chef Duan’s Dim Sum for the month is ideal for all seafood lovers. During the month of November experience Long Feng’s newest addition “Chinese Bao (a type of steamed, filled bun with various fillings) and Siew Mai (open-topped steamed pork and/or shrimp dumplings... 


Tastes of Turkey at Cinnamon Grand

Published : 4:29 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  483 views  |  
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Relish the tastes of Turkey as the Cinnamon Grand brings you a truly traditional feast until 3 November. On from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Courtyard Restaurant and priced at Rs. 2000 (plus taxes), the promotion will feature the culinary creations of two master chefs from Turkey. Turkish cuisine is doubtlessly one of the country’s greatest treasures. Rich in history and heritage, its cuisine is a culmination on flavours evolved over the centuries with the merging of the culinary cultures of many communities and civilisations. Cinnamon Grand pays tribute to this famous fare with authentic food and ambiance that imbue the flavours of the Mediterranean.  Indulgent buffet Chefs Hakan Atalay and... 


It’s more fun at the In… On the Green

Published : 4:28 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  399 views  |  

Colombo’s hotspot the In… On the Green pub at the Galle Face Hotel opened its doors to a whole new dining experience with the introduction of its Daily Express Lunch. Order up the best cuisine in town and make that lunch hour extra delightful with a variety of gastronomic fares. The express lunch menu consists of a mini appetiser of the day, five choices of main course, a dessert and a drink. Lunch will be served from Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and whatever you choose it’s guaranteed be a memorable experience that would leave you craving for more. There is no other place like the In… On the Green which is one of the most vibrant and best loved pubs in Colombo. Pub lovers... 


Express lunch at Cinnamon Lakeside signature restaurants

Published : 4:27 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  669 views  |  

Busy executives in Colombo often compromise on lunch when faced with a tight schedule.  Good food is rarely served with speed and the logistics of getting back to work in time need to be considered too. Executives in the heart of Colombo’s business hub have a practical option in the Express Lunch at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. The hotel serves a quick lunch with no compromise. Royal Thai and Long Feng dish up an efficient four-course, five star meal geared to the needs of the discerning businessperson. Express service at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo starts on weekdays between 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. Express Lunch diners are provided express parking facilities with the privilege of having their... 


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