Chinese become world’s top tipplers of “lucky” red wine

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  165 views  |  

REUTERS: China has overtaken France and Italy to become the world’s number one consumer of red wine, although the United States remains the world’s biggest tippler of all types of wines, the wine and spirits trade association VINEXPO said on Tuesday. China drank 1.865 billion bottles of red wine last year, or in trade terms 155 million nine-litre cases, contributing to a 136% increase in consumption over five years. That beat France into second place for red wine and Italy into third, VINEXPO said, based on figures compiled by the London-based International Wine and Spirit Research firm. The reason for the massive surge in red wine drinking in China, apart from growing affluence, is the Chinese... 


The best of British pub grub at Cinnamon Grand’s Cheers

Published : 10:24 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,025 views  |  

If digging into some delicious classic and traditional British Pub Grub with a pint mug on the side is your idea of a good time, then the Cheers Pub at Cinnamon Grand is the ideal place for you.  A place to find your friends after work or take the family on weekends and enjoy a hearty meal, be it British flaky-topped meat pies and bangers and mash, to Italian-influenced arrivals such as lasagne and risotto, the Cheers menu has it all. Choose from a wide range of British pub fare such as fish and chips, steak and kidney pie, shepherd’s pie, chicken and mushroom casserole, roast chicken, corn beef and cabbage and bangers and mash and baked potatoes, to name a few. An array of soups, salads and... 


‘Flavors’ at the Galadari

Published : 10:21 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,251 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel prides itself with regards to its Indian restaurant ‘Flavors’, which brings to life the best of both North and South Indian cuisine. Here is the ideal ambience for Indian food lovers to dine in style and be blown away by the decadent food menus on offer. Come and dine in the pure ambience that is truly Indian with the exceptional service that further adds to this most gastronomically appealing experience. The ‘Flavors’ has its very own popular beverages and out of this wide selection one cannot forget to mention the ever popular ‘Lassi’, which is a sweet or salted yoghurt based beverage. If you want the best ‘Lassi’ in town nothing can match the one offered... 


Elephant House adds Mango Lite to ice cream range

Published : 10:20 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,934 views  |  

Offering Sri Lankans yet another chance to indulge in their cravings for ice cream without any guilt, Elephant House today launched Mango Lite – a low calorie variant of its widely popular mango flavour. “With growing concern about food and nutrition, more and more Sri Lankan consumers are choosing healthier, lower calorie diets. Being a truly Sri Lankan brand, we at Elephant House recognised their needs and launched our Lite range of ice creams with Choco Lite and Vanilla Lite. Encouraged by the demand for these products, we have now introduced a Lite variant of one of Sri Lanka’s favourite flavours Mango,” said Neil Samarasinghe, Head of Frozen Confectionary at Ceylon Cold Stores (Elephant... 


Champion female Kobe beef

Published : 10:19 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  410 views  |  

A chef prepares the highest award (Champion) winning female Kobe beef, which is priced at 210,000 yen ($2040) per one kg, at Kobe Beef Kawamura restaurant in Tokyo’s Ginza district – REUTERS  Read More →


The Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated….

Published : 10:18 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  402 views  |  

The Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated World Egg Day recently with an attempt to cook the world’s largest omelette weighing six tons with a total of 432 litres of oil and 110,000 eggs used. The current record holder for the largest omelette was one made in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, on 9 October 2009 weighing 3.625 tonnes, according to the Guinness World Records website. Here Chefs cook an omelette during a Guinness World Records attempt for the world’s largest omelette in Ankara 8 October 2010 – REUTERS      Read More →


Delicious newcomers expand Prima Treats’ product range

Published : 10:17 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,308 views  |  

Prima Treats – the highly popular chicken delights brand has further expanded its product range with the introduction of three exciting new products – Chilli Kicks, Chilli Bockwurst and Burger Pattie which are now available with other Prima Treats products at supermarket chains, renowned stand alone supermarkets and chosen general trade stores. The new additions complement the existing product offering – which includes Sausages, Meatballs, Slices and Marinated and Crumbed Chicken – of Prima Treats, a brand dedicated to serving the contemporary lifestyles of modern youth by providing delicious chicken products which can be easily prepared.    Read More →


Hilton Colombo Residences announces Italian food promotion ‘The Pasta Promozione’

Published : 9:59 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,624 views  |  

Dine like a true Italian, as you take in Italy, pasta by pasta as the Union Bar & Grill hosts ‘The Pasta Promozione’ between 24 January to 1 February 2014 between 7 and 11 p.m. Enjoy a variety of antipasti such as ‘Mini beef Carpaccio with marinated mushrooms’, ‘Arancini di riso’ and ‘Mussels alla marinara’; salad lovers are in a treat with delights like ‘Insalata caprese’, ‘Insalata de pasta’ and ‘Crispy pork belly with caramelised apple’. The main buffet will comprise of Italian treats such as ‘Lamb lasagane’, ‘Pesce alla cannelloni gratinati’, ‘Ossu buco milanese’ and ‘Picata di pollo’. For guests who like customised dishes, the action stations... 


New flavours for the New Year at The Bayleaf

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  206 views  |  

New menu launched A new menu, under the creative culinary expertise of Chef Saroj has been launched for the New Year at The Bayleaf – serving   Colombo’ s finest Italian cuisine. Chef Saroj with years of experience in many fine restaurants overseas, brings his passion and creativity, where he creates authentic Italian flavours for diners. His dishes are the perfect combination of Italian cuisine and fine dining, which not only pleases the taste buds, but also the eye of the beholder. The Bayleaf is situated in, a 100 year old grand colonial mansion, with an equally impressive garden. Here guests can gather for easygoing lunches, afternoon tea, early evening bites, aperitifs and dinner... 


Crusty Pie promotion is back at the Echelon Pub

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  388 views  |  

One of the popular promotions at the Echelon Pub is the ‘Pie Promotion’. Freshly baked pies with different fillings and crusty pastry on top could be eaten as a meal or even a snack for those with a big appetite. Pie lovers can enjoy this Pie Promotion from 15 to 31 January from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ‘Beef & Guinness Pie’ which is slow cooked fillet of beef with Guinness stout served with grilled potatoes and buttered vegetables, ‘Lancashire Hot Pot’ – Braised lamb and vegetables cooked in red wine sauce, topped with sautéed potato and buttered broccoli, Spicy seafood cooked in spicy sauce with leek mash, Steak and Kidney pie are just a sneak peak of the extensive menu. There... 


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