Friday 25th April 2014

Enjoy delicious treats at Avirate Café

Published : 12:00 am  July 3, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  369 views  |  

Avirate Café, renowned for its 95% fat-free fro-yo and delectable macaroons stands as a coffee house and tea salon hybrid that offers a convivial atmosphere to customers of all ages. The cafe is warm, refined and elegant, and suitable for all causal outings. Its rooms boast unique décor inspired by the stark interior of the store comprising of wooden and glossy white tiled floors, textured dull gold fixtures and arty silhouettes. Focusing on a variety of fast-moving treats, the café prides itself on serving items that are of French and Italian decent and more importantly, uniquely Sri Lankan. The hot and cold coffees in particular are very popular amongst the early bird and afternoon incumbents... 

Kebab feast at the Echelon Pub

Published : 12:00 am  July 3, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  163 views  |  

After four successful promotions during the last few months at the Echelon Pub, the Hilton Colombo is ready to tempt their ‘pub goers’ with yet another feast and this time it’s with juicy, succulent kebabs with hearty accompaniments ideal to have as a quick lunch. From 1 to 31 July the Kebab feast will continue from 11 a.m. to midnight. A variety of novel kebabs such as garlic and dill marinated grilled sea bass and young leeks with spaghetti Arrabiata, buttered broccoli and saffron sauce, Cajun infused prawn, cuttle fish and sword fish with Mexican vegetable rice and spicy spring green sauce, Thai marinated Chicken and peppers with tamarind tossed vegetable pad Thai noodles with sweet... 

Nihonbashi celebrates 18th year with ‘10 Best’ dinner course

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  496 views  |  

Nihobashi recently ranked No.38 in Asia’s 50 best Restaurants’ list for 2013Sri Lanka’s most celebrated authentic Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi had extra reasons to celebrate its 18th anniversary recently, having also being adjudged No.38 in the ‘Asia’s 50 best Restaurants’ list for 2013 as well as being ranked ‘The Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka’.    Read More →

Signature Power Lunch at Taj Samudra

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  582 views  |  

The Kingsbury’s High Tea menu has been revamped to offer a wide variety of treatsRenowned for using fresh ingredients to create an explosive collection of delicate Chinese dishes, coupled with the delectable authentic flavours that will transport any diner through an array of memorable and sizzling experiences, the Signature Power Lunch at the Golden Dragon restaurant at Taj Samudra Colombo is truly one of a kind.  Read More →

Tea fit for a king

Published : 12:00 am  June 29, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  500 views  |  

Text and pix by -Cheranka Mendis Reintroducing old traditions in a day and age where modernisation has gorged its way through core conventions, The Kingsbury has now launched a daily tea buffet at the Gourmet Station from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., offering an extensive menu of delectable treats.  Read More →

Celebrating all things French

Published : 4:58 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  576 views  |  
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at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo In celebration of the French National Day, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo joins hands with the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and Alliance Française de Kotte to present the French Spring Festival in Sri Lanka which celebrates French cuisine, culture, music and the arts. 7˚ North, one of Colombo’s trendiest bars kick started the French Spring Festival with a performance by the French Caravan Quartet.  On Thursday, 22 June, the hotel’s alfresco bar and restaurant featured the French Caravan Quartet with an open invitation to the hotel’s patrons. The event was available to guests on a first come first served basis and the venue was filled with musical enthusiasts. The... 

Chinese Dragon Café opens latest outlet at Dutch Hospital Precinct

Published : 4:55 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,276 views  |  

One of the most loved and longest standing restaurants popular for their Chinese cuisine, Chinese Dragon Cafe (CDC) recently announced the opening of its fourth restaurant, The Dragon. Located on the junction of Canal Row Road and Hospital Street, The Dragon sits right next to the Dutch Hospital Precinct in Colombo 1 with ample parking space. The new location offers seating for approximately 120 guests on two floors. This particular location was chosen for its proximity to the central business district of Fort and its dynamic and diverse neighbourhood. Additionally, the location aims to provide delivery services to its valued customers residing in the Kotehena, Mattakuliya, Negombo Road and... 

Tapas with a twist!

Published : 4:53 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  172 views  |  

Nestled away in the hustle and bustle of the city, Casa Colombo rests peacefully in its beautiful location waiting patiently to welcome you to sit down, relax and enjoy some mouth-watering cuisine. Sri Lankans have recently come to adore the appetizers known as ‘tapas’ which originated from Spain, so for those who love to nibble on these treats, Casa Colombo has a unique tapas menu, which takes an interesting twist to give you flavours from all around the world. Rest assured, much like Casa Colombo itself, their menu is quirkily one-of-a-kind and you will not find another tapas experience quite like it! The menu features quite a few items which is agreeable to the Sri Lankan palette, so if... 

California Grill launches new dinner menu

Published : 4:53 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  376 views  |  

The California Grill, the popular fine dining venue of the Galadari Hotel will be launching their new dinner menu from the month of July 2013. The California Grill located at the rooftop is famed for its spectacular view and its romantic ambience. The venue is also acclaimed as the best in town for business meetings, private parties and functions. Those who have experienced the California Grill’s hospitality are well aware that the venue has gained wide popularity for its steaks and sorbets. The restaurant which provides the highest of service standards and impeccable fine dining menus will be offering further excellence through its new dinner menu which has been designed especially for those... 

Sensational racks at Cinnamon Grand!

Published : 4:52 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  637 views  |  

Prepare to get your hands dirty and dig into a juicy treat as Cinnamon Grand rolls out the ‘Rib Promotion’ this July. With a variety of flavours and preparation methods to choose from, the promotion, will offer the freshest, meatiest and most succulent of beef and pork ribs.Up for grabs from a diverse menu are Texas spicy barbecued beef ribs, sticky teriyaki roast beef ribs, Mexican beef and pork ribs, pork ribs with sweet onion gravy, smoked chilli and honey pork ribs, honey mustard pork ribs, barbecued pork ribs, pepper pork ribs and Vietnamese style braised ribs in sweet basil sauce. Each recipe is authentically prepared with authentic marinating, with a combination of flavours that ensure... 

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