“Yum Cha” at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  August 8, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  543 views  |  

The Kingsbury, the specialists in fine cuisine and luxury living, is bringing the culinary art of “Yum Cha” to Colombo, every weekend. Indulge in “Yum Cha”, a culinary experience that is part and parcel of the traditional Cantonese food culture. Yum Cha or ‘drinking tea’ describes the traditional Cantonese practice of indulging in a variety of steamed and fried dim sum accompanied with many cups of Chinese tea. At the Kingsbury expect your “Yum Cha” experience to be indulgent and unique. Designed as a family event, The Kingsbury celebrates the togetherness of family time for an exceptional brunch experience, and what better way than with Dim Sum which literally means, “to touch... 


Devour the devilled at Curry Leaf Restaurant

Published : 12:00 am  August 8, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  730 views  |  

‘Devilled’ is one of Sri Lanka’s unique ways of cooking fiery! Packed with explosive spices, devilled food items are truly Sri Lankan and much loved by locals and even foreigners who enjoy spicy food. Hilton Colombo’s Sri Lankan restaurant will serve an endless list of devilled dishes from 14 to 24 August during dinner. The Curry Leaf restaurant which boasts of the best of both Sri Lankan and seafood buffets under one roof will have devilled food items like: devilled crab, devilled hurullas, devilled chicken, devilled prawns, devilled kadala, devilled mutton and more. These devilled items could be tasted with a variety of other Sri Lankan dishes; string hoppers, hoppers, kottu roti, pittu... 


‘11-day Veg Fever’ at Galadari

Published : 12:00 am  August 8, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  421 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel is going red hot with its ‘11-day Veg Fever’ promotion taking place from 15 to 25 August 2013 at the Flavors restaurant, the hotel’s popular Indian dining venue. The promotion, which takes place during lunch and dinner times, is every vegetarian’s dream come true kind of menu offering. Not only this, everyone likes to go vegetarian once in a while. Also you can be assured that you will be indulging in an out-of-this-world kind of experience which will leave you gastronomically satisfied beyond your expectations. ‘Veg Fever’ offers an exclusive vegetarian menu with the most appealing choice of starters, soups, main courses and desserts to choose from. The starters... 


First taste of test-tube burger declared ‘close to meat’

Published : 12:00 am  August 8, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  737 views  |  

Reuters: The world’s first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday, with food tasters declaring it tasted “close to meat”. Grown in-vitro from cattle stem cells at a cost of 250,000 euros ($ 332,000), the burger was cooked and eaten in front of television cameras to gain the greatest media coverage for the culmination of a five-year science experiment. Resembling a standard circular-shaped red meat patty, it was created by knitting together 20,000 strands of laboratory-grown protein, combined with other ingredients normally used in burgers, such as salt, breadcrumbs and egg powder. Red beet juice and saffron were added to give it colour. The... 


Magical Milk!

Published : 12:07 am  August 3, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  451 views  |  

The name ‘Milk’ is the absolute height of ambiguity. When proprietor Pri Ratnayake admitted that she’s had to turn away people who walk into the premises literally looking to buy bottles of milk, it came as no surprise. The only way to describe this place, which I wish was around during my own childhood, is to call it a ‘lifestyle concept’ and yet, it’s so much more than even that.  Read More →


The ‘Podi’ Brownie Business

Published : 12:05 am  August 3, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,085 views  |  

By Cheranka Mendis Thush’s podi brownie business promises not only heavenly homemade brownies, but it also promises to   ‘save the day, one brownie at a time’. I think this is probably one of the best ways to save any day: a plate of melt-in-your-mouth brownies with a perfect sugar high to help one get through the constantly pilling stack of work, or to help one relax, to surprise and make merry, brownies seems to be the next best option after cupcakes. While cupcakes reach out to an extensively wide group of people with the target group being from three to 80, brownies have managed to reserve a special place and have their own circle of fans. And while cupcakes can be baked by almost... 


The Kingsbury hosts Tequila Corralejo launch

Published : 12:10 am  July 31, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  922 views  |  
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Catering to consumer demand for international beverages, the launch of Mexico’s famed Tequila Corralejo in Sri Lanka took place on 23 July at The Kingsbury Sky Lounge. Social elite merged with Mohan Pandithage, Chairman of Hayleys Group, Paul Topping, Group Director of Flemingo International and Jaime Nualart, Ambassador of Mexico as the Chief Guest. The launch took place at The Kingsbury Sky Lounge and continued to ‘The Kings’ at the lobby level in true Mexican style until wee hours of the morning, clad in some extravagant attire. The two areas were extravagantly decked with Mexican flags and Mexican delicacies were prepared by the master chefs of The Kingsbury, making it an unforgettable... 


The Kingsbury introduces ‘Burgers with a twist’

Published : 12:00 am  July 31, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  578 views  |  

It’s clearly a great time to love the burger! The world of burgers has just grown bigger, fresher, more colourful, and deliciously diverse thanks to The Kingsbury burgers – with a twist. Fresh from the fire-grilling experts at The Kingsbury, this new promotion offers something for everyone, including new twists on the classics, as well as innovative offerings that will satisfy every burger craving.  Until 31 July ‘Burgers with a twist’ will be served at The Gourmet Station from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a glass of The Kingsbury’s signature spicy mango juice or juice of your choice. The twist to this invention is the merger of vegetable extracts to the bun of the burger, giving it a colourful... 


Iftar outdoor catering by Cinnamon Grand

Published : 12:00 am  July 31, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  615 views  |  

Enjoy the best of Lebanese, Moroccan, Syrian and authentic Arabic food in the comfort of your own home, catered by the Cinnamon Grand, this holy month of Ramadan. In honour of the Muslim tradition of breaking fast with families and communities during Ramadan, the grand Iftar outdoor catering menu offers options for large buffets with action stations or set menus with silver service for sit down sessions. The catering offers boast the best of cuisines, prepared by Cinnamon Grand’s very own specialised Chef who has worked in the Middle East for thirteen years, with experience in the personal kitchens of the Prime Minister of Bahrain and the Head of the State Umm al Quwan in Dubai, where he was... 


China Doll: Eclectic gastronomic delights

Published : 12:00 am  July 27, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  1 Comment  |  1 views  |  

By Cheranka Mendis When China Doll was first introduced to Lankan food lovers in November 2010, what caught our attention was the vague picture on the logo, the Chinese take-away boxes and the number of tiny items that flashed on the side of the box – a combination that created a sense of mystery to the ‘Chinese’ we knew and loved. The ‘Chinese’ we knew and loved also came with a lot of MSG, equal amounts of fat (oil) and a whole lot of grease, save a few places that served a decent Chinese food experience. Here in Sri Lanka, a typical Chinese meal would consist of a small mountain of savoury rice, a few spoonfuls of hot butter cuttlefish, tangles of garlic kan-kun, soya induced cubes... 


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