Mouth-watering dishes from countryside now in Kurunduwatta

Published : 12:02 am  December 19, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,954 views  |  

The Nawaloka has spiced up the heart of Colombo with the Launch of ‘Upali’s’, transforming the Cinnamon Gardens Residence of the Late ‘Nawaloka Mudalali’ into a restaurant with a difference. Harking back six decades to the beginning of the Nawaloka Group, when its founder, the Late Deshamanya H.K. Dharmadasa inaugurated the – now widely popular – ‘Nawaloka Hotalaaya’ in Peliyagoda, Upali’s will offer authentic Sri Lankan cuisine made using traditional methods of preparation. Located on Alexandra Place, overlooking the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Maha Devi Park and Town Hall, Upali’s will revive traditional recipes and serve speciality dishes from around Sri Lanka. Upali’s... 

Magic of the festive season at The Bayleaf

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  402 views  |  

Colombo’s finest Italian restaurant The Bayleaf brings the traditional food fare to your table this season. The Christmas lights are on and the season presents a delectable festive program for all. The annual Charity Project – ‘Share with a Child’ will be on 12 December at the Community Concern Centre to share the joy of the season. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and The Bayleaf offers a selection of festive goodies 1 to 30 December from festive roast (cooked to your preference by our chef’s team), for your seasonal entertainment. Traditional favourites include Christmas cake, Stollen, Breudher too along with Christmas pudding and Yule logs. 24 hours advance notice is required for orders. A... 

Get ready to savour the ultimate crab experience!

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  826 views  |  

Get clawed the Sri Lankan way at Cinnamon Grand’s crab promotion, from 10 December 2013 until 4 January 2014. The promotion will serve the best and freshest of blue sea and export quality lagoon crabs cooked in traditional Sri Lankan flavours. Sit under the sheath of the 200 year old Nuga Tree which stands in the centre of the village and enjoy some delectable crab dishes made in true village fashion. Dig into some blue sea crab or export quality lagoon crab, cooked in the renowned Negombo or Jaffna styles. In addition to the best crabs available, if you prefer your prawns, then the Batticaloa or Negombo prawn curry maybe just what you’re looking for. But if fish be more your dish, the kelawalla... 

Cinnamon Lakeside delights diners with ‘German Feast’

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,003 views  |  

Partners with Elephant House Sausages to serve up succulent spread Having treated diners to a culinary journey around the world over the last one year, the Cinnamon Lakeside is bringing the journey to an end for 2013 with a spectacular ‘German Feast’. Partnering with Elephant House Sausages, the German Feast at The Dining Room is a sensational and succulent spread, which is sure to delight diners this festive season. With an emphasis on authenticity, the hotel has flown down Chef Julia Komp-Hamzaoui from the Cologne Chefs Association in Germany exclusively for this event, and all the hot dishes featured are prepared by her, drawing on her many years of experience preparing cuisine from... 

Cookie treat at Galadari

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  328 views  |  

There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies to make your teatime special. The Galadari Hotel this time is making everyone’s dream come true with a mouth watering selection of yummy cookies made available at the Café 64. This irresistible cookie treat is available daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Come during your tea-break or as a snack or takeaway to friends and family, these cookies will definitely put a smile on your face. The Galadari Hotel’s Chef Pradeep Fonseka has conjured up a delectable offering of four different varieties of cookies which include the most delightful choices ranging from vanilla, gingerbread, chocolate-chip and oatmeal. This is the ideal teatime special and... 

Citrus Hikkaduwa holds Christmas cake mixing ceremony

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,426 views  |  

Ushering in the spirit of sharing and giving, the traditional Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony at Citrus Hikkaduwa was held recently under the guidance of General Manager Mr. Ravi Fernando and Executive Chef Mr. Chaminda Hapugoda with the participation of the hotel guests, staff, associates and well-wishers. It was truly a joyous occasion with guests directly participating in the cake mixing process. The mesmerising blue ocean bordering the hotel provided a breathtaking and calming presence. Citrus Hikkaduwa is gearing up to welcome guests from all over the world during the Christmas holidays with many activities and special cuisine having been prepared to provide a truly unique experience to all.  Read More →

The Kingsbury begins romancing the season

Published : 12:00 am  December 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  337 views  |  

The Kingsbury begins its seasonal activities with the lighting of the Christmas tree at the hotel lobby on 1 December. The Kingsbury ‘Romancing the Season’ was alit with carols, seasonal delights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, guests and staff, all gathered in the Christmas spirit at the hotel.  Read More →

A royal feast

Published : 12:00 am  November 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  867 views  |  

Maharaja Palace offers a dining experience fit for a king   By Cheranka Mendis Everything about Maharaja Palace screams of grand opulence and majesty. Driving in through the gate, there is ample space to park vehicles and the parlour that leads guests to the main door of the building with shiny brass buttons has an even shinier floor – clean, clear and classy. From the moment you step out of the vehicle, it is the lavish luxury of the Mughal Empire that invites you for a royal feast. Having opened its doors to diners in July last year, Maharaja Palace is well known not only for its delectable dishes but also for its warm and grand ambiance, the large number of beautiful chandeliers throwing... 

Culinary indulgence at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:36 am  November 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  947 views  |  

Sprawling over seven acres of perfectly manicured land, by the banks of the serene and tranquil Beira Lake, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is an oasis within the bustling city of Colombo. The resort style hotel, awarded the Best Luxury Hotel at the Business Destinations Travel Awards 2012 and as the Best Five Star City Hotel by Sri Lanka Tourism, is a beacon of excellence in hospitality. Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, renowned for its warmth, offers its patrons a variety of unmatched dining experiences. A melting pot of cosmopolitan culinary extravagance, the hotel’s 24 hour restaurant presents a buffet of continental, Asian and local fare as well as an a la carte menu. Not to be missed are the internationally... 

‘Mini pizza extravaganza’ at Galadari

Published : 12:32 am  November 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  417 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel is offering a yummy mini pizza extravaganza at the hotel’s Café 64 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. onwards seven days of the week. Now is the chance for pizza lovers to enjoy a choice of exciting pizzas with a delicious selection of toppings. Experience a choice of four pizza flavours which include ‘Pizza Napolitaine’ a special pizza done for vegetarian fans, ‘Pizza Ranchers’ a scrumptious offering which includes a mixture of sausage, egg and more and for the seafood lovers ‘Devilled Seafood Pizza’. Also on the menu is the ‘Chicken Tandoori Pizza’ for those who are ardent Tandoori Chicken lovers. Watch these sensational pizzas being made for yourself and you will definitely... 

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