Thursday 17th April 2014

Scrumptiously scrumptious!

Published : 12:00 am  July 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  652 views  |  

By Rashika Fazali Feeding a passion and having the right business strategies is evident for a successful business. This is what Scrumptious Founder Nilusha de Silva exactly did. Rather than driving that passion empty-handed, she instead did a lot of analysing on making the right desserts. After all, she is a business analyst. Recently, Nilusha received the finalist award at the Venture Engine 2013 for her business strategy that aims at driving Scrumptious to the top. Her business strategies are simple. She wants to make consistent quality food at affordable prices, but for that she had to do a lot of analysing.  She said: “Many food places start off with good quality products, but the quality... 


Cupcakes, women’s new best friend!

Published : 12:00 am  July 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  573 views  |  

By Rashika Fazali The days when diamonds were a girl’s best friend is long gone. Today, they have been replaced by cupcakes! Well, believe it or not, I know colleagues and friends who would cheer up at the sight of cupcakes because cupcakes have that effect. By some weird rule, cupcakes seem to have a gender – female. I don’t think you see a lot of men eating cupcakes, but they buy them for their ladies, mothers, daughters, etc. Polly from ‘Bake that Thing’ noticed this exact thing and decided to open a home bakery. As she believes that women need to treat themselves with a cupcake, she stated that it’s not just about having a cupcake at the end of the day. She said, “Maybe you... 


Unilever introduces ‘Astra Fried Rice’ to make nutritious food taste good

Published : 6:08 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,186 views  |  
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While mothers throughout the world always insist on providing their children with the very best in tasty and nutritious food, children themselves are very often choosy about what they eat. Driven by taste, they prefer ‘junk food’, with excessive sugar, salt and high calorific content with little nutritional value. Providing them with a well-balanced and healthy meal is a constant challenge for today’s busy mothers. The sedentary lifestyles of school going children, with more hours spent watching TV and fewer hours in outdoor play have further resulted in obesity becoming a serious problem in Sri Lanka. On the other hand, recent statistics of the Ministry of Health shows that, approximately... 


Nothing but the best for kids with Cinnamon Grand’s grand parties

Published : 6:05 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  1 Comment  |  764 views  |  

It is a universally accepted fact that parents want nothing but the best for their children and a genuine smile on your child’s face is absolutely priceless. A birthday is an important occasion for a child, when feeling extra special amidst their friends and family combined with a heady mix of presents, cake and festivity puts an unparalleled smile on their faces. Keeping this in mind, Cinnamon Grand’s dedicated team of professionals presents to you the options of a ‘grand party’ for your kid’s birthday, in an all-round offering of unique, exciting and convenient party possibilities that will free you of the stress of planning that perfect party. Pass on the pressure of planning to... 


French patisserie high tea at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 6:04 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  850 views  |  

In celebration of French culture, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo will serve a scrumptious French patisserie high tea throughout the month of July. The French experience includes a wide array of popular ‘tricolore’ treats. Diners will have the opportunity to savour the classics of French pastry alongside contemporary Parisian treats encompassing tea time savouries, sweets and hot and cold beverages to compliment. The high tea at Cinnamon Lakeside is renowned for variety and the uniqueness of itsdishes on offer all year round. The French themed high tea during the month of July will feature classics such as creamy, chocolaty profiteroles and delicious lemon meringue pies. Custard filled chouquettes... 


Mussels Magnifique at The Kinsgbury’s ‘The Ocean’

Published : 6:03 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  227 views  |  

For all gastronomic enthusiasts and seafood aficionados, The Kingsbury offers a month-long mussels fiesta at The Ocean, this July. Head over to The Kingsbury, throughout the month of July, to imbibe in the delightful flavours of mussels. Savour the tastes of the North Sea on your plate and feel the spray of the Indian Ocean at your feet, as you indulge in a range of creative gastronomic variations. Share a pot of mussels under the moonlight and sip a glass of vino for an ultimate diner date, indulge in a rare, gastronomic feast with friends or seek out a perfect lunch menu specialising in mussels for corporate luncheon meetings. Enjoy The Kingsbury Lifestyle, experience a gastronomic destination,... 


Celebrate Ramadan at the Avirate Café

Published : 6:02 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  533 views  |  

To celebrate Ramadan in the spirit of giving, Aviraté Café is offering a special Ramadan promotion. Patrons can now enjoy a 10% discount on every bill that has a food and beverage item purchased from the Café between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. In addition, complimentary dates will be provided to all patrons breaking their fast at the Café. Aviraté Café boasts of a sumptuous menu ranging from savoury sandwiches and delectable desserts to an assortment of coffees, smoothies and milkshakes. It is also known for its range of healthy frozen yoghurts. Aviraté Café is located at No.30, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 07.  Read More →


‘Ramadan Break Fast’ at Galadari

Published : 5:59 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  536 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel is offering a special Ramadan break fast menu at its well renowned Arabic restaurant the Sheherezade from 10 July to 10 August 2013 from 6:20 p.m. onwards. This special lavish buffet menu comprises of a spectacular spread of ‘Ifthar’ specialties including dates, cunjee, samosa, fresh fruits, spring rolls, pasthol and faluda. Now breaking fast is that much more convenient and easy. In addition to this the Galadari offers separate ladies and gents spacious prayer room facilities. The hotel is therefore the ideal place to break fast with your family. The hotel has always been famed for its magnificent break fast menu with all the traditional favourites laid out to your liking. The... 


Ifthar platter at Spices during Ramadan month

Published : 5:57 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  549 views  |  

During this month of Ramadan, Hilton Colombo will be serving a special Ifthar platter from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Spices and Curry Leaf for those of you who want to break fast. The Ifthar platter consists of the traditional dates, cut fruits, cungee, fresh salad, fruit mocktail and savoury snacks. All guests for the buffet will receive a complimentary platter. Curry Leaf is known for their best in seafood, prepared a-la-minute to the guests preferred choice along with a wide selection of Sri Lankan curries. The extensive buffet at Spices features international cuisine providing the discerning diner a variety to choose from. The restaurants will be open at 6:30 p.m. during the season of Ramadan. “Iftar”... 


Four times the Swiss: Good food, music, cheese and wine at MLH

Published : 5:56 am  July 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  440 views  |  

Swiss people do not only love good food, the music, wine and indeed the cheeses are considered an everlasting experience. The Embassy of Switzerland in collaboration with the Mount Lavinia Hotel will now promote “The taste of Switzerland”. Seven days of regional influenced cuisine especially from German, French, Romanisch and north Italian cuisine. Including some firm favourites that have crossed the borders and have become synonymous dishes to Switzerland like cheese fondue, original and authentic form of Raclette and not forgetting the Rosti, Switzerland’s popular white, but there are also good rosés and fragrant red wines and the ever famous Swiss Cheese are a few to whet your taste... 


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