Ghouls and goblins galore

Published : 4:26 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  357 views  |  

It’s the scariest night up in The Sky at The Kingsbury Get ready for ghoulish good times with creep-tastic cocktails on the scariest night of the year, as The Kingsbury hosts a frightfully fabulous Halloween party up in The Sky. Keep your eyes glued for witchcraft and wizardry, and feel the thrills of spook-tastic entertainment that will keep you wide-eyed, all night. So gather all your ghouls and goblins and head to The Sky Lounge at The Kingsbury for a howling good time on 31 October from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. For reservations or information call 0115635635 or 0771087720 or for more info email: restaurant.coordinator@thekingsburyhotel.com.  Read More →


Silvermill unveils ‘Alice’ frozen grated coconut and coconut milk

Published : 4:24 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  747 views  |  

S.A. Silva And Sons Lanka Ltd, a subsidiary of the Silvermill group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food products for local and international markets, is now producing and marketing frozen grated coconut and coconut milk to both domestic and industrial markets. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, located in Giriulla and Loluwagoda packages up to 60 tons of coconut daily, using no additional sweeteners or preservatives, thus maintaining its original nutritional value and taste of fresh coconut. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. With consumers increasingly seeking natural, more wholesome ingredients in a more convenient and easy... 


Ketchup changeup: New Heinz CEO prompts McDonald’s to switch

Published : 4:23 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  566 views  |  

World’s biggest fast-food chain seeks new ketchup for its famous French fries Reuters: McDonald’s Corp has said it plans to end its 40-year relationship with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, since that company is now led by Bernardo Hees, the former Chief Executive of hamburger rival Burger King Worldwide Inc. “As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “We have spoken to Heinz and plan to work together to ensure a smooth and orderly transition,” said McDonald’s, which has more than 34,000 restaurants around the globe. A spokesman for Heinz did not immediately respond... 


Diwali Ball held at the Paradise Beach in grand scale

Published : 12:05 am  October 30, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  684 views  |  
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The Colombo Indian Association (Colind) with a commitment to preserve, promote and celebrate Indian heritage through cultural and social functions held a Diwali Ball at the Mount Lavinia Hotel Paradise Beach on 17 October 2013. Diwali on the beach was a festival of joy and merriment illuminated with diyas, Bollywood grooves by a DJ, dance performances by Chandana’s Dance Team, Indian fare specially made by chef Singh, henna, and much more.  Read More →


Saffron Foods: 15 years of providing healthy and affordable meals

Published : 12:00 am  October 30, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,181 views  |  

Your total food solution provider Saffrons welcomes you to an unmatched culinary journey. With each bite from its ever expanding range of delicacies, you will feel as if they were made in the comfort of your own home. Saffron Foods, a fully owned subsidiary of Expolanka Holdings PLC, had humble beginnings fifteen years ago as a cuisine company that started off as a small central kitchen providing meals for Expolanka employees and has now expanded its operations by growing to become a behemoth in the Sri Lankan cuisine industry. Total food solutions provider A total food solutions provider, Saffrons has all its meals prepared by a team of internationally and locally qualified chefs. These chefs,... 


The Hilton Colombo Residence celebrates luxury living with South Africa’s Nederburg vino

Published : 12:00 am  October 30, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  626 views  |  

The Hilton Colombo Residence  recently indulged in a celebration of fine cuisine and luxury living with the ‘Nederburg Vino Makers Visit,’ yet another example of the hotel’s partnership with the very best. Nederburg’s Winemaster Wilhelm Pienaar graced an exclusive masterclass for Colombo’s wine aficionados with an evening dedicated to the tasting of an array of Nederburg’s finest combined with specialist tips on wine and food pairing. Masterclass a success The masterclass enabled participants to bring alive the subtle but classically structured fruit-rich flavours and fragrant notes of each of the Nederburg vintages under the direct tutelage of a wine maker with a legacy and lineage... 


Dickwella Resort & Spa heralds in festive season

Published : 12:00 am  October 30, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  470 views  |  

Dickwella Resort & Spa located in stunning south of Sri Lanka, welcomed the festive season during their traditional Christmas cake mixing ceremony held at the hotel premises on 12 October. Manager Mirza Borham and Executive Chef Priya Abeyesinghe together with other officials of the Hotel as well as guests took part in this much anticipated ceremony which takes place annually. All ingredients of the cake were beautifully arranged to depict the hotel’s classic logo, the entwining palm trees signifying the allure of island life. In view of the fast approaching festive season, the Dickwella Resort & Spa Team has a multitude of events planned to keep its guests enthralled and basking in... 


In here, it’s always Friday!

Published : 12:00 am  October 23, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,155 views  |  
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 TGI Fridays open new restaurant down Chatham Street By Cheranka Mendis For those who are stuck behind desks all week long, with blinking computer screens flashing numbers and letters and all that matters to keep them company, winding down on a Friday has become a ritual. Never mind that some may have work on the weekend, Friday is a day to relax, relieve stress and just enjoy. It is become a day to look forward to, not just as the start of the weekend, but as a day to gather in groups, as family or friends, and get up to utter mayhem. What if mayhem is a possibility all week long? With the American restaurant chain TGI Fridays opening up a sleek casual dining experience right opposite... 


Tsing Tao introduces dim sum

Published : 12:00 am  October 23, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,012 views  |  

Tsing Tao, the latest Chinese Restaurant opened its doors at the Race Course Building at Reid Avenue, Colombo 7 early this year. Tsing Tao introduces much awaited dim sum (Chinese brunch snacks). Flown in especially for the job is Dim Sum Chef Xianchun Meng from Beijing. Chef Meng has begun to marvel his loyal customers with 14 mouth watering dim sum dishes, all served individually Monday to Friday during lunch between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All dim sum are handmade with proper authentic Chinese ingredients and are a ‘must try’ according to Chef Meng. There is a variety of dim sum with prawn items being the most popular and there is a range for vegetarians as well. There are steamed dim sum as... 


Exquisite culinary creations with HSBC credit cards

Published : 12:27 am  October 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,038 views  |  
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HSBC has rolled out the latest season of its global home&Away Privilege Program for its credit cardholders around the world to experience remarkable fine dining with friends and family, either at home or away. HSBC credit cardholders can dine at renowned award winning restaurants with a variety of exclusive offers of up to 25% off in 13  countries and territories, namely Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand,  the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Vietnam, until 31 December 2013. Big fans of Southeast Asian food will have a wide variety of choices, ranging from innovative Vietnamese dishes at one of the top five... 


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