The Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated….

Published : 10:18 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  430 views  |  

The Turkish Egg Producers Association celebrated World Egg Day recently with an attempt to cook the world’s largest omelette weighing six tons with a total of 432 litres of oil and 110,000 eggs used. The current record holder for the largest omelette was one made in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, on 9 October 2009 weighing 3.625 tonnes, according to the Guinness World Records website. Here Chefs cook an omelette during a Guinness World Records attempt for the world’s largest omelette in Ankara 8 October 2010 – REUTERS      Read More →


Delicious newcomers expand Prima Treats’ product range

Published : 10:17 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,339 views  |  

Prima Treats – the highly popular chicken delights brand has further expanded its product range with the introduction of three exciting new products – Chilli Kicks, Chilli Bockwurst and Burger Pattie which are now available with other Prima Treats products at supermarket chains, renowned stand alone supermarkets and chosen general trade stores. The new additions complement the existing product offering – which includes Sausages, Meatballs, Slices and Marinated and Crumbed Chicken – of Prima Treats, a brand dedicated to serving the contemporary lifestyles of modern youth by providing delicious chicken products which can be easily prepared.    Read More →


Hilton Colombo Residences announces Italian food promotion ‘The Pasta Promozione’

Published : 9:59 am  January 24, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,643 views  |  

Dine like a true Italian, as you take in Italy, pasta by pasta as the Union Bar & Grill hosts ‘The Pasta Promozione’ between 24 January to 1 February 2014 between 7 and 11 p.m. Enjoy a variety of antipasti such as ‘Mini beef Carpaccio with marinated mushrooms’, ‘Arancini di riso’ and ‘Mussels alla marinara’; salad lovers are in a treat with delights like ‘Insalata caprese’, ‘Insalata de pasta’ and ‘Crispy pork belly with caramelised apple’. The main buffet will comprise of Italian treats such as ‘Lamb lasagane’, ‘Pesce alla cannelloni gratinati’, ‘Ossu buco milanese’ and ‘Picata di pollo’. For guests who like customised dishes, the action stations... 


New flavours for the New Year at The Bayleaf

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  215 views  |  

New menu launched A new menu, under the creative culinary expertise of Chef Saroj has been launched for the New Year at The Bayleaf – serving   Colombo’ s finest Italian cuisine. Chef Saroj with years of experience in many fine restaurants overseas, brings his passion and creativity, where he creates authentic Italian flavours for diners. His dishes are the perfect combination of Italian cuisine and fine dining, which not only pleases the taste buds, but also the eye of the beholder. The Bayleaf is situated in, a 100 year old grand colonial mansion, with an equally impressive garden. Here guests can gather for easygoing lunches, afternoon tea, early evening bites, aperitifs and dinner... 


Crusty Pie promotion is back at the Echelon Pub

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  398 views  |  

One of the popular promotions at the Echelon Pub is the ‘Pie Promotion’. Freshly baked pies with different fillings and crusty pastry on top could be eaten as a meal or even a snack for those with a big appetite. Pie lovers can enjoy this Pie Promotion from 15 to 31 January from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ‘Beef & Guinness Pie’ which is slow cooked fillet of beef with Guinness stout served with grilled potatoes and buttered vegetables, ‘Lancashire Hot Pot’ – Braised lamb and vegetables cooked in red wine sauce, topped with sautéed potato and buttered broccoli, Spicy seafood cooked in spicy sauce with leek mash, Steak and Kidney pie are just a sneak peak of the extensive menu. There... 


Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab take part in World Gourmet Society Festival 2014

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  693 views  |  

Dharshan Munidasa’s Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab restaurants will take part in the World Gourmet Society Festival beginning on 20 January 2014, joining top restaurants across the globe in offering their interpretation of the World Gourmet Society’s mission to discover new culinary landscapes in the form of a special side menu. “Discover New Culinary Landscapes” is the mission of the World Gourmet Society (WGS), a worldwide club of over 15,000 gourmet and food enthusiasts. To bring this mission to life, WGS has worked globally with more than a dozen top chefs to translate that mission into side menus to be presented in their restaurants across the world. Taking place simultaneously... 


Yumi raises the bar

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  444 views  |  

Yumi, the new chic Resto-bar with a Japanese accent, at Taj Samudra, Colombo, will host the Turkish celebrity mixologist Atilla Iskifoglu. Atilla, a talented bar flair performer has received many laurels at the international stage from countries such as the UK, Australia, the US, France and Canada. Flair is a technical term for the throwing, catching and balancing moves preformed by professional bartenders. Four-time winner of the European Flair Championship title, Atilla has participated in more than 35 such competitions and has performed more than 600 shows. Atilla has appeared on BBC and ITV and performed for celebrities including Madonna and John Travolta. Atilla has spent time training all... 


Make 2014 a grand one with irresistible indulgences at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  January 17, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,518 views  |  

As you welcome a brand new year, Colombo’s grandest five star hotel, the Cinnamon Grand, offers an array of weekly indulges, to make every day an indulgent one. Spice up your Monday with a visit to the village in the city, Nuga Gama, where a sumptuous dinner buffet and stunning cultural performance awaits you. The renowned Shilpa Ranga dance troupe performs a series of traditional dances depicting Sri Lanka’s folktales, myths and beliefs, between 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday. So gain some insight into the magical folklore and culture while enjoying the evening breeze under the 200 year old banyan tree in this enchanting little village, while enjoying atypically Sri Lankan menu. Tuesday at... 


‘Thai Pongal Specials’ at Galadari

Published : 12:00 am  January 10, 2014  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  376 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel offers a special Thai Pongal treat at its Indian restaurant ‘Flavors’ on 14 January from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Come and experience a special a-la-carte menu. Celebrating this harvest festival the restaurant offers a variety of soups, starters, rice dishes, main curries and breads. The delicious selection of soup choices includes Tomato Rasam and Sabjee Shorba. The fantastic starters include Onion Pakora, Aloo Tiki, Capsicum Bajee and more. For the rice dish fans some tempting choices are made available, these include Pouli Sadham – a Chitrannam flavoured rice and Kabuli Pulao – rice that is pulao flavoured with chickpeas. The main curries include a... 


Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes

Published : 12:03 am  January 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  605 views  |  
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REUTERS HEALTH: Without cutting back on calories, adopting a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect people at high risk for heart disease against diabetes, a new study found. Researchers who analysed data on more than 3,500 people at an increased risk for heart disease found those who were put on a Mediterranean diet were about 30% less likely to develop diabetes over the next four years, compared to those assigned to a general low-fat diet. “Randomised trials have shown that lifestyle interventions promoting weight loss can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, however, whether dietary changes without calorie restriction or increased physical activity also protect... 


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