A Sunday tête-à-tête at the t-lounge by Dilmah with celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita

Published : 12:00 am  October 17, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  801 views  |  

Join celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita for an afternoon of tea, food and conversation at the t-Lounge on Chatham Street by Dilmah on Sunday, 20 October. Famous for his sensational seafood, cheeky humour and love of Sri Lankan cuisine, Peter is an Australian chef, author, restaurateur and media personality. He is also a MasterChef Australia and Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge judge. According to him it was his grandmother who introduced him to the intricacies of Sri Lankan cooking which laid the foundation for what was to become an enduring love affair with island cuisine.  Meet him for high tea on Sunday, 20 October from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the t-Lounge on Chatham Street by Dilmah. Peter’s latest... 


Marvellous Mexican Fiesta at Cinnamon Lakeside’s The Dining Room

Published : 12:00 am  October 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  999 views  |  

The Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo launched its Mexican cuisine promotion last night, serving up an impressive spread of flavourful and colourful Mexican dishes at the hotel’s elegant restaurant, The Dining Room. The hotel hosted media personnel to dinner on the opening night, with General Manager Denis Gruhier, Director – Sales and Marketing Adrian Jansz, Marketing and Communications Manager Anusha Malwatta, Marketing and Communications Executive Anuradha Illeperumaarachchi and Marketing and PR Coordinator Deepika Perera at hand to warmly welcome the guests. The Dining Room regularly takes diners on a worldwide culinary journey with its themed dinner buffets and the ongoing Mexican promotion... 


Captivating Cocoon Café

Published : 12:00 am  October 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,679 views  |  

The latest addition to Colombo’s coffee shop circle offers great food at affordable prices If you are a regular visitor to the Lionel Wendt, there is no doubt you would have seen the small and homely space of light and cosy furniture a few metres away down Guilford Crescent, Colombo 7. Enveloped in warm lights with plush sofas featuring lots of cushions and little knickknacks on low coffee tables, Cocoon is the latest addition to the ever-growing food business in Colombo. Offering coffee, conversation and delicious snacking, Cocoon stands out from the typical cafes and restaurants sprouting up in every available corner in the city with its homely and snug invitation that is evident from the... 


Santore Bistro Italiano opens

Published : 12:00 am  October 12, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,773 views  |  

Santore Bistro Italiano opened its doors to the public recently at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association premises, promising to serve up authentic Italian cuisine ranging from pizzas, panzerotti, rustici, croissant breads and other delicacies. A well-manicured garden greets the diners at the entrance to the dining area, turning the venue in to a family friendly environment. A special area designated for kids makes it a pleasant spot to chill-out and enjoy your favourite Italian pizza in a cosy and child-friendly atmosphere. A spiral staircase leads the diners to the restaurant’s rooftop space which will soon house a Mediterranean style bar. Another prominent feature of the restaurant is the Italian... 


Colombo Oktoberfest 2013 is here again to celebrate the best of Bavaria!

Published : 12:00 am  October 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,518 views  |  

The biggest peoples fair is back with loads fun and excitement for the whole family. Colombo Oktoberfest is back again this year, bigger and better than ever with five full days of fun and celebration. At an all new venue, the Havelock Sports Club Grounds, the festivities will start on 9 October and will continue till 13 October, offering an excellent blend of music, food and beverages for fun loving people. The Havelock Sports Club Grounds will take on a carnival atmosphere with countless stalls offering good food, games and entertainment for the entire family. The delicious food available at the festival will include must-have Oktoberfest specialties and authentic German cuisine prepared exclusively... 


Elephant House soft drinks at O! and Machang

Published : 12:00 am  October 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  623 views  |  

Local consumer favourite Elephant House soft drinks have been selected as the preferred pouring brand by Pub N’Places, the restaurant chain that is rapidly expanding within the island with its outlets, ‘O!’ and Machang restaurants. The wide choice of Elephant House soft drinks, which have only increased in popularity over the years, will be available in these restaurants along with the newly introduced ‘Light’ range of sugar-free Elephant House soft drinks.    Floor by O! the popular hang-out spot at CH&FC, will be extended to another outlet soon, according to Pub N’ Places, the franchisee who also own many Machang outlets scattered island-wide. Gaining ground as a good venue... 


Want fruit with your burger? McDonald’s expands anti-obesity push

Published : 12:00 am  October 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  982 views  |  

REUTERS: Hold the fries, pass the salad. McDonald’s Corp on Thursday said it would offer healthy options as part of its popular value meals, letting customers choose a side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of french fries. The announcement by the world’s largest fast-food chain comes as more companies respond to government and consumer pressure to address the global obesity epidemic. McDonald’s, which often bears the brunt of criticism over the restaurant industry’s penchant for tempting diners with indulgent and often high-calorie food, said it would offer the option in all of its 20 major global markets by 2020. McDonald’s also vowed to promote and market only water, milk and juice... 


Hilton Colombo celebrates 20 years of ‘original’ Oktoberfest

Published : 12:00 am  October 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,387 views  |  

Hilton Colombo today announced their 20th Oktoberfest which is a typical German food and brew festival offering the best of Bavarian fare and a Bavarian band from 24 October to 2 November, at the sports centre arena. This year Oktoberfest will be grander and bigger with a marquee that can accommodate up to a thousand people at one sitting. The promotion includes an extensive spread of German cold cuts, salads, freshly baked pretzels, an assortment of home-made sausages, prepared by Cargills master chef Stephan Ferdinand together with Hilton Colombo’s newly appointed executive chef Daniel Leah and his professional team of chefs. The Bavarian band is exclusively flown in for the Oktoberfest each... 


Prost! It’s Oktoberfest at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  October 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  859 views  |  

The festivities that are traditionally home to Bavaria are going to be creating some heady cheer at The Kingsbury this October. The Munich Oktoberfest was originally held in an area named the Theresienwiese or ‘Meadow Therese’ in Central Munich. But what better way to enjoy an array of Bavarian Beers and authentic German cuisine than at The Kingsbury. Let the briny breeze of the Indian Ocean create a heady atmosphere as all things German from music to munchies entice you to evenings of indulgent fun. On the menu is authentic Oktoberfest beer, dark ales and light beers – choose which ever tickles your fancy. Indulge in a wide variety of traditional food from weisswurst, Würstl and sauerkraut. Say... 


The Rodrigos bring Mexican cuisine to Cinnamon Lakeside

Published : 12:00 am  October 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  558 views  |  

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s very own specialty chef, Rodrigo teams up with Mexican cuisine specialty chef Anil Rodrigo to present a selection of exhilarating and flavoursome Mexican dishes at the hotel’s popular restaurant, The Dining Room. Circling the world with its themed buffets each month, this stop in Mexico is something to look forward to for those who crave the bold and exuberant flavours that are synonymous with this exotic country. The Mexican Fiesta will bring home popular dishes like Burritos, SopaSeca (Mexican Rice), Tortilla and Nachos. Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with the influence of European and especially Spanish elements included. ... 


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