Easter celebrations at The Bay Leaf Restaurant

Published : 12:00 am  April 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  666 views  |  

Sundays are always special at The Bayleaf but more so on Easter Sunday. It’s a time for families to get together and what better place than The Bayleaf garden or in the open veranda, set in the grand colonial mansion. Chef Saroj, true to his reputation, is presenting specials with Antipasti and homemade fresh pasta with an amazing range of sauces. Homemade Ravioli with pumpkin, béchamel, ricotta and cream sauce or crespelle con frutti mari – Italian pancake with seafood stuffing, are among the specials on offer for the Easter Sunday celebrations. There’ll be hot cross buns, Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies on the table for all. Italian favourites for dessert include tiramisu, zabaglione... 


Sunday Caviar & Oyster Brunch at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  April 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  765 views  |  

Sundays are known to be days of rejuvenation; a day to lie back, relax, kick back the shoes and just simply chill. The Kingsbury now ventures to provide the perfect getaway on Sundays to its discerning guests, patrons and to all those with a penchant for taste and class. Its all-new Sunday Caviar & Oyster Brunch is billed to be a gastronomic celebration every weekend, in the heart of the throbbing city of Colombo by the dazzling Indian Ocean. The Kingsbury introduces caviar in its brunch menu as a noteworthy treat, coupled with the fact that the quality of the delicacy served at the Hotel adheres to stringent international cuisine standards. The brunch includes a wide variety of cuisine,... 


This New Year Magic Kiri Toffee promises more milk and more happiness!

Published : 12:00 am  April 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  471 views  |  

Magic, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 dairy ice cream renowned for its celebratory innovation has come up with another first for this Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Now Milk Toffee, an all-time favourite dessert in Sri Lanka made for every celebration and occasion, is blended into delicious butterscotch, toffee and caramel ice cream as ‘Magic Kiri Toffee’ ice cream. Cargills Quality Dairies Ltd. General Manager Sales & Marketing Buddhisha Herath, said milk toffee, a dessert that is linked with every special occasion in Sri Lanka, provided the perfect inspiration to the Magic product development team when coming up with this season’s ‘limited edition’ ice cream flavour. “Milk toffee is something... 


World’s largest kebab chain Kebab Turki Baba Rafi comes to Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,095 views  |  

By Ruzaik Farook Kebab Turki Baba Rafi (KTBR) is a fast food franchise under the coordination of PT. Baba Rafi Indonesia with the Middle Eastern delicacy the kebab as its main product. Since its opening in 2003, it is still rapidly and constantly expanding, having more than 1,100 outlets. Kebab Turki has successfully proven that is not merely a trend but a strong and constant business that has far reached its potential beyond Southeast Asia. “The Sri Lankan food industry is ready to embrace such big franchises like Kebab Turki. We have plans to open our first outlet located in the 7 Stories building, a luxury department store in Colombo,” said Digital Base Holding Ltd. Managing Director... 


Sunday Caviar & Oyster Brunch at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,670 views  |  

Sundays are known to be days of rejuvenation; a day to lie back, relax, kick back the shoes and just simply chill. The Kingsbury now ventures to provide the perfect getaway on Sundays to its discerning guests, patrons and to all those with a penchant for taste and class. Its all new Sunday Caviar & Oyster Brunch is billed to be a gastronomic celebration every weekend, in the heart of the throbbing city of Colombo by the dazzling Indian Ocean. The Kingsbury introduces caviar in its brunch menu as a noteworthy treat, coupled with the fact that the quality of the delicacy served at the Hotel adheres to stringent international cuisine standards. The brunch includes a wide variety of cuisine,... 


Hilton Colombo pays 50% to senior citizens

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  345 views  |  

Hilton Colombo’s Spices restaurant offers senior citizens above 60 years a scrumptious lunch buffet on every Saturday for half the price. The respectful citizens are required to provide their National Identity Card at the entrance to avail this prestigious offer. Hilton Colombo in recognition of service bestowed by senior citizens provides this exclusive dining experience at their international restaurant from April onwards. Spices restaurant provides you flavours around the world with a wide range of varieties starting from Sri Lankan, Chinese, Indian and Western. The tranquil view of the lotus pond and the local ambiance of the restaurant is an ideal venue to entertain your love ones. Hilton... 


Cupcake machine opens in New York to satisfy 24-hour cravings

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  229 views  |  

Reuters: New Yorkers, who live in the city that famously never sleeps, now can satisfy their craving for cupcakes in any of those endless waking hours. A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes opened for business this week on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and locals are lining up despite the wintry temperatures for a taste. “It’s so fun,” said Melissa Martelli, a schoolteacher and neighborhood resident as she nibbled on a cinnamon sugar cupcake she bought from the machine. “You could just go in the store and wait on line, but it’s just so cool.” Despite the Sprinkles cupcake store connected to the ATM, and the city’s abundance of all-night delis and convenience... 


TOUCHing on experience: Contemporary dance performance by nATANDA

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,490 views  |  

Human movement occurs in time, through space and with force, effort or energy. It may tell a story, express an emotion or set a mood. It can bring self-awareness and self-confidence. Dance communicates in a way no other art form can: it has a unique ability to reach people viscerally, energetically and poetically. Contemporary dance choreography is communication in a physical language that is very specific to what the performer is trying to convey; “Touch” by nATANDA has a particular message for its audience: the absence of human contact results in isolation and social fragmentation. A successful career in traditional Kandyan dance paved the way for Kapila Palihawadana to take the next... 


Galadari ushers in April promotions

Published : 12:00 am  April 2, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  834 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel will usher in the April promotional festivities with much cheer. The Tartlets Promotion commences at Café 64, from 1 to 7 April from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy a tempting range of mouth watering tartlets. Avurudu Goodies will be at Café 64 from 11 to 15 April, starting from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate Avurudu with our traditional sweetmeat sensations. The Traditional Avurudu Table for hotel guests will take place at the Coffee Shop from 14 April. Easter Lunch will be at the Coffee Shop from 20 April starting from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Celebrate Easter with a grand luncheon.  The Secretary’s Day Lunch will be held at the Coffee Shop on 23 April, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., with a 50%... 


Essential Experiences launches ‘Gourmet Rails’ on Viceroy II

Published : 12:00 am  April 2, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  1 Comment  |  2,433 views  |  

All-new railway tourism concept featuring gastronomic delights, iconic properties and unmatched luxury By Marianne David Going beyond sun, sea and sand to offer a high-end gourmet experience on rails in luxurious comfort, Essential Experiences recently launched a concept that is guaranteed to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. Adding a new dimension to railway tourism, Essential Experiences’ ‘Gourmet Rails’ is introducing a first-of-its-kind adventure in Sri Lanka where people can discover the country via rail while indulging in gastronomic delights on board the Viceroy II. This experimental gourmet wine and spirit tour is the brainchild of Essential Experiences... 


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