Brewing the good times, at Cheers Pub, Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  January 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,745 views  |  

Cinnamon Grand’s, typically British-styled Cheers Pub is a popular spot to enjoy the best of brews, pub grub and sporting action. With a laid back, easy going pub vibe, Cheers embraces a ‘19th Century English pub meets 21st Century sporting club’ ambiance. Elegant wooden panelling, emaralite lamp shades and dense carpeting, side by side with sporting t-shirts, football jerseys and TV screens airing live sports, not to forget a retro juke box playing your favourite tunes, is all part of its lure. The menu at Cheers offers 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... 


Hilton Colombo’s Goodie House is now open

Published : 12:05 am  December 19, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  420 views  |  
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If you walk into the Hilton Colombo’s lobby this month, you won’t miss out the “giant train” goodie house located next to the Fine Things filled with Christmas specials such as Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, Mince pies, Yule log, Stollen and more.  The Goodie house is open daily until the 29th of December from 8.00am to 10.00pm (Sunday to Thursday) and from 8.00am to Midnight (Friday & Saturday).  Bring along the kids and enjoy this Christmas. Santa will visit the lobby from 20th to 25th December from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.    Read More →


Countdown to Christmas at Colombo Fort Cafe

Published : 12:04 am  December 19, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  566 views  |  

As part of its festive program, Colombo Fort café, at Dutch Hospital complex offers a twist to the traditional dishes with an enjoyable selection of comfort food for the season from 14-25 December. The menu offers Pan Seared Scallops with Lemongrass Sauce and Basil Mint Salad, and Alec’s Christmas Pasta (along with a secret homemade pasta sauce straight from his grandma’s recipe stash). The homemade festive special is the Pineapple Glazed Smoked Ham, which is slow roasted smoked ham lightly glazed with fresh pineapple, served with country gravy, roasted   vegetables, horseradish mashed potatoes and rustic bread. Also included is Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables, Lobster Jalapeno... 


A Christmas High Tea at Galadari

Published : 12:02 am  December 19, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  387 views  |  

With Christmas just around the corner the seasonal festivities are a buzz. The Galadari Hotel is offering a fabulous Christmas High Tea to get you into that wonderful Christmas spirit. This takes place on 22 December 2013 at the Lobby Bar from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Step into a festive Christmas High Tea and be spoiled for choice with our wondrous High Tea spread. Expect many surprises this year as well; these include a surprise visit from Santa as well as a complementary beverage and Christmas cake. The Christmas High Tea includes all the traditional festive tea treats which include minced pies, Yule logs and gingerbread. Expect many fabulous giveaways from Ramzi Salons, Stone and String to raffle... 


Mouth-watering dishes from countryside now in Kurunduwatta

Published : 12:02 am  December 19, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,987 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  |  418 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  |  1,032 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  |  1,018 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  |  343 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  |  1,974 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 →


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