Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort ‘Crowned’ for food hygiene excellence

Published : 12:03 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  406 views  |  

Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort was recently awarded ‘Crowns for Food Hygiene’ Certification receiving four out of five crowns, an exceptional achievement which is a credit to their commitment to maintaining the highest of standards in every aspect of their operations. The “Crowns Scheme for Food Hygiene” is an initiative by Ind-Expo Certification Limited, established by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) in partnership with National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) and supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Industrial Development. This certification is awarded to food outlets, restaurants and hotels which... 


Roti and kottu fest at the Curry Leaf

Published : 12:00 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  446 views  |  

Colombo’s authentic Sri Lankan and Seafood restaurant Curry Leaf at the Hilton Colombo will serve a variety of rotis and kottu roti from 20 to 30 September from 7 p.m. to midnight. The famous Sri Lankan dish kottu roti is enjoyed not only amongst the locals but also by many foreign travellers visiting the country. Having set a record for preparing 2,100 kilo grams of kottu roti in 2008, the hotels’ kottu roti is something the hotel boasts about. The team of chefs have mastered the art of making kottu roti and other rotis in true Sri Lankan style giving the diners a local treat. Ranging from pol roti with traditional Sri Lankan curries to kottu rotis such as crab and prawn, godamba roti stuffed... 


Arabian nights every Wednesday at Spices

Published : 12:20 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  538 views  |  
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Hilton Colombo’s Spices restaurant is famous for its extensive spreads of a la minute buffets during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recently the Spices restaurant introduced three themed nights during the week with themed buffets every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The famous Arabian cuisine will take centre stage on Wednesdays during dinner with authentic Arabian dishes made a la minute by the team of chefs at the Hilton Colombo.   The team at the hotel will transform the restaurant according to the different themes of the week. Guests can also enjoy Thai on Thursday and Indian on Saturday apart from the Wednesday Arabian night giving the diners an opportunity to taste various flavours... 


Bentota Beach Hotel wins 5 crowns at ‘Crown for Food Hygiene’

Published : 12:18 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  461 views  |  

In keeping up with one of the pledges of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, ‘I will get it right the first time, every time,’ Bentota Beach Hotel bagged five crowns for food hygiene, the highest standard of food hygiene, at a ceremony held recently. The Chief Guest of the Awards Ceremony was Senior Minister for Food Security M.P. Dayaratne. The event was well attended by the officials of Ministry of Food Security, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Health, SLTDA and CMC. The ‘Crown for Food Hygiene’ scheme was launched by IND-EXPO Certification Ltd., as the implementing partner to encourage the continuous improvement of food hygiene standards in the food handling establishments... 


Splendours of September at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:18 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  561 views  |  

This month, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo presents its patrons with a variety of offers to make it a splendid September. Continuing its gastronomical journey around the world, ‘The Dining Room’ will be making a stop in Italy this month, as it lays out a delectable Italian dinner buffet from the 12th until 21st. The celebration of cultures extends to ‘The Lounge’, which will be serving a vibrant Asian High Tea throughout the month. The delightful high tea will feature both sweet and savoury treats like chicken won ton, Thai fish cakes and dragon rolls. An ideal occasion to catch up with friends and family, the Asian High Tea will take place daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The popular ‘Express... 


Gold worth Rs. 3 m for loyal Knorr customers

Published : 12:16 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  657 views  |  

Knorr, the Sri Lankan housewives’ partner in preparing mouth-watering food, rewarded 31 of its loyal customers with gifts of gold bangles at the conclusion of a three-month long competition held all around the island. The promotion recognised thousands of home-chefs who have been a part of the Knorr brand for generations and stayed true to the brand’s commitment towards partnering with mothers to help create flavourful and wholesome dishes for their families. Participants from around the island submitted two empty Knorr product packages to qualify for the prizes. Speaking about the event, Knorr Brand Manager Rehani Barsenbach said: “Here at Knorr, we are committed to helping you make every... 


Fawlty Towers the dining experience: Matinee show

Published : 12:15 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  551 views  |  

On 5 and 6 October by popular demand Enter the world of the snobbish, manic Basil, his domineering wife Sybil and their hopeless language-challenged waiter, Manuel. Be one of the steady stream of bemused guests trying to make Manuel understand what it is you want; ask for an ‘ice bucket’ and you may just be presented with a ‘nice bucket’; a simple procedure like opening a bottle of wine can become a huge drama and maybe during all this, you might get some service Fawlty style of course. Everything that can go wrong will, and in fact can best be described as organised  chaos. It takes a lot of courage for performers to take on the roles created and made famous by John Cleese and Connie... 


Weekend welcome with sushi and sashimi at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:15 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  343 views  |  

From Friday to Sunday, The Kingsbury celebrates the weekend fun, frolic and family time, with an offer of an array of sushi and sashimi. Head over to “The Score”, the sports bar by the sea and be treated to the finest of the Japanese delights from sushi nigiri, sushi maki to succulent slices of ruby red maguro sashimi. Drape these jewels of fine cuisine in just the right mix of soy and wasabi and experience a taste explosion that is just the most fitting celebration of the weekend. Pair it with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, or savour it against the grainy malt of a fine beer to complete the experience. This is The Kingsbury lifestyle, a celebration of fine cuisine and luxury living. From... 


Delightful coffee commotion at Pebbles

Published : 12:14 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  651 views  |  

Prepare to step aside from the routine and look at coffee, with a different perspective. The practice of drinking coffee is a tradition in itself and one that dates back many years. Indulge yourself and take a welcome break from a long day’s work at Pebble’s, your unwind space at the Taj Samudra Colombo. Enjoy the coffee treats at Pebbles and choose from an exciting spread of exotic hot internationally acclaimed coffees to refreshing cold coffee shakes and coffee desserts. Savour a cappuccino delight or melt with a smooth coffee ice cream tiramisu, drown in the rich and creamy mocha cheesecake or simply bite into a coffee almond cake. Save the best for the last and revel in a caramel macchiato... 


‘Goodies’ galore at Cinnamon Lakeside

Published : 2:56 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  512 views  |  

GOODIES patisserie at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, is all about sumptuous, freshly baked treats. Located at the lower lobby level, this five star delicatessen is renowned for its delicious cakes, desserts and mouth watering savoury delights. Offering guests convenience, quality and value for money, Goodies is a treasure trove for lovers of exquisite pastries and sweetmeats. Pastry Chef Niranjan dishes out his expertise to create a range of irresistible cakes each month. The September special is a rich, heavenly date cake sprinkled with crunchy cashew nuts to delight your taste buds. Chocoholics are in for a treat as Goodies also offers a number of chocolate themed cakes to satisfy that chocolate... 


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