‘Mini pizza extravaganza’ at Galadari

Published : 12:32 am  November 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  441 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... 

Catering for the festive season from Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Published : 12:32 am  November 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  289 views  |  

With the season fast approaching The Bayleaf and The Commons are now geared to offer you an exceptional choice of menus to fit your preference and budget. Catering during the festive season can be a daunting task. Whether it’s a cocktail, corporate festive event or an elegantly served reception or dinner, we can do it all. The choice of menus is conveniently shown on the website www.harposonline.com. However, for that extra special occasion the menus can be customised to meet one’s needs. Using fresh ingredients, with novel presentations and friendly service, offering a tradition of hospitality which is evident in all what is presented. The choice of Outdoor aCatering menus incorporates Traditional... 

Freshest seafood in town at Manhattan Fish Market

Published : 12:31 am  November 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  602 views  |  

Manhattan Fish Market (MFM) which debuted in Colombo this year by the franchisee, Sri Lankan based Everbright Holdings Ltd. has in a short span of time become the destination for the best seafood in town. Inspired by the renowned Fulton Fish Market, which was once located by the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York, MFM caters a range of the freshest catch of the day to seafood lovers, far and wide. The award winning casual dining international MFM franchise is known far and wide for specialising in premium seafood in over seven countries with 65 outlets. With over 25,000 likes on the restaurant’s Facebook page prior to its launch and over 41,700 likes to date, MFM has rapidly grown... 

BreadTalk introduces two value meals with EGB

Published : 12:00 am  November 15, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  689 views  |  

BreadTalk Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Elephant House, has introduced two new value meals, both of which include popular soft drink EGB, for the benefit of customers. These delicious deals, Fire Curry with EGB, and Night Bites with EGB, provide tasty and filling meal options during both the day and night, so even the most value conscious of customers can enjoy the quality of BreadTalk delicacies. Available everyday for lunch, the Fire Curry with EGB meal is an increasingly popular first-of-its-kind creation by the local BreadTalk team, made specially for people wanting a hearty, and Sri Lankan, rice and curry. Attractively priced, the Fire Curry with EGB is served with a standard size fried... 

Sir Ian Botham prepares The Kingsbury pitch for action packed season

Published : 12:05 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,405 views  |  
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With the festive season around the corner, The Kingsbury has teamed up with Sir Ian Botham (former England Test Captain and legendary Cricket idol) for an elaborate season and promises to raise the bar in hospitality once more. The preparations began with the cake mixing ceremony under the direction of the Executive Chef – Kithsiri De Silva. Other participants in this traditional ceremony were key Kingsbury personalities: Managing Director – Lalin Samarawickrema, General Manager – Sunil Dissanayake, Head of Marketing and Sales – Denesh Silva and Director Operations – Dayal Fernando. Heads of departments and hotel guests hit sixes and boundaries in spreading good tidings and happiness... 

‘Christmas cake mixing’ at Galadari

Published : 12:00 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  709 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel held its traditional Christmas cake mixing ceremony at the hotel’s Lobby recently. This event which is done with the participation of the Chef Team, guests and hotel staff is a much awaited affair. The General Manager, Sampath Siriwardena joined in the celebrations with all by mixing the traditional cake which was done to form a gigantic star. As always the Christmas cake was mixed with much laughter and fun; the invited guests later enjoyed High Tea at the Lobby.              Read More →

Traditional Christmas cake mixing at Taj Samudra

Published : 12:00 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,862 views  |  

To usher in the oncoming season, Taj Samudra hosted the traditional Christmas cake mixing on 30 October at the Longdon Room followed by cocktails at the Gregory Room. The very creative chef Krawage and his kitchen brigade had arranged the ingredients in a design that instantaneously caught the eye of all present. The activities began with all the invitees and the hotel team donning aprons gloves and Santa hats, distributed by Area Director Sri Lanka and General Manager Taj Samudra Rohit Khosla accompanied by his wife the elegant Maya Khosla, as would befit the occasion. The vital ingredient was passed around for the mixing by a team of smartly attired chefs standing around the merry gathering,... 

Japan to double Halal food export

Published : 12:00 am  November 6, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  1 Comment  |  3,639 views  |  

Japan plans to increase its export of halal food as demand for Japanese food grows in Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced plans to double exports by 2020 in a move that will bring an extra $10.3 billion to the country. The Kuwait News Agency reported that the Japanese Government is prepared to pay for half of the costs involved in upgrading processing facilities to make them compliant to halal standards. The Japanese Government hopes to increase beef exports in particular. At the moment Hong Kong and Thailand are the main customers of Japanese beef, but there is also a high demand for it in the UAE. They also aim to expand the market to Saudi... 

Long Feng perfects the Dim Sum experience at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  November 2, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,096 views  |  

An array of authentic Dim Sum is served at Long Feng, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s Chinese restaurant. The stuffed and steamed dumplings are created specially by Chef Duan, who is a Dim Sum expert. Enjoy these bite sized Chinese delicacies prepared to perfection and presented in traditional bamboo steam baskets. These mouth watering steamed dumplings come in a variety of fillings ranging from meat, pork, prawn and vegetarian options. Chef Duan’s Dim Sum for the month is ideal for all seafood lovers. During the month of November experience Long Feng’s newest addition “Chinese Bao (a type of steamed, filled bun with various fillings) and Siew Mai (open-topped steamed pork and/or shrimp dumplings... 

Tastes of Turkey at Cinnamon Grand

Published : 4:29 am  November 1, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  534 views  |  
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Relish the tastes of Turkey as the Cinnamon Grand brings you a truly traditional feast until 3 November. On from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Courtyard Restaurant and priced at Rs. 2000 (plus taxes), the promotion will feature the culinary creations of two master chefs from Turkey. Turkish cuisine is doubtlessly one of the country’s greatest treasures. Rich in history and heritage, its cuisine is a culmination on flavours evolved over the centuries with the merging of the culinary cultures of many communities and civilisations. Cinnamon Grand pays tribute to this famous fare with authentic food and ambiance that imbue the flavours of the Mediterranean.  Indulgent buffet Chefs Hakan Atalay and... 

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