Saffron Foods: 15 years of providing healthy and affordable meals

Published : 12:00 am  October 30, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,871 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  |  742 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  |  519 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  |  1,247 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  |  1,604 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  |  1,096 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... 

The Kingsbury celebrates World Pasta Day

Published : 12:25 am  October 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  477 views  |  

Pasta is one of the world’s favourite foods and so of course there’s reason enough to dedicate a global day of celebration for the mighty spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini and the 600 other varieties that grace tables with gastronomic equanimity around the world. Born in ancient Italy as far back as 1200 AD, the humble pasta has grown to become one of the most loved cuisines the world over. And now on 25 October, The Kingsbury celebrates the forever-timeless taste of pasta, prepared to both traditional and modern recipes at The Harbour Court. There’s always something special about a shared family meal and pasta certainly adds to the warmth of the moment. Whether it’s simple spaghetti... 

Two Turkish Chefs at the Grand for food promotion

Published : 12:24 am  October 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,264 views  |  

Cinnamon Grand’s Turkish Food Promotion, scheduled to be held from 24 October to 03 November offers you the most authentic tastes of Turkey, complete with a traditional ambiance that provides for a grand experience. Turkish Chefs Hakan Atalay and Huseyin Ozdolambay are expected in Sri Lanka to ensure that the food promotion at the Grand will lay out the best Turkish spread ever on Lankan land. The promotion therefore promises food lovers a unique gastronomic experience of Turkish delicacies and gourmet creations, in a setting which kindles a quaint reminiscence of the mystical Mediterranean. A Turkish musician will also fly down so as to provide for authentic serenading and setting of the mood. The... 

Harpo’s Pizza launches handmade wood fired pizzas at The Bayleaf

Published : 12:24 am  October 22, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,284 views  |  

Harpo’s Pizza, the only home grown Sri Lankan pizza brand, launched its own range of handmade wood fired pizzas as part of its 6th year celebrations. With 25 delicious flavours in already on offer in three sizes, it was inevitable that Harpo’s would finally take the plunge. What’s so special about wood fired pizzas at The Bayleaf? Wood fired pizza ovens make delicious and traditional Italian tasting pizzas with the smoky flavour and crunchy toppings. The final product of the authentic thin crust pizza says it all. It is self evident in each bite and that’s what the wood fired oven is responsible for, a unique pizza taste. The plus points of wood fired brick oven pizza are many. The higher... 

Eat like a dragon, at the Cinnamon Grand!

Published : 12:01 am  October 17, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,574 views  |  
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A unique feast featuring the exotic flavours of the Far East, Cinnamon Grand’s celebrated Dragon Brunch lays out culinary treats from China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.  With over seventy five dishes to savour, the brunch buffet offers for the ideal way to spend the day with family, friends and mouthwatering food. On from 12 noon till 3 p.m. every Sunday at the hotel’s Courtyard Restaurant, this feast is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, so each sense-surrendering oriental flavour can be fully appreciated. This extravagant repast is priced at Rs. 1,950 (plus taxes) with special deals on Asian beverages.  Also, children under four feet in height will be entitled... 

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