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Celebrating all things French

Published : 4:58 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  574 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  |  1,236 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  |  170 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  |  375 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  |  636 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... 

Pasta Perfetto at the Il Ponte

Published : 4:51 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  374 views  |  

Originating in Italy this staple food Pasta, is loved by not only Italians but people all around the world.  Both dried and fresh pasta come in numerous shapes and varieties and over 1300 names having been recently documented. Hilton Colombo’s authentic Italian restaurant Il Ponte will be dishing out various pastas with different kinds of sauces from 1 to 12 July during lunch and dinner. Tagliatelle pasta with amatriciana tomato and chicken bacon, thick spaghetti with fresh sardines and basil, angel’s hair pasta with apple and crispy bacon, spinach and ricotta tortellini in button mushroom cream sauce, gnocchi stuffed with parmegiano and gorgonzola cream are just a few of the dishes that... 

Ramada Colombo certified ‘A’ for food handling

Published : 12:05 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  695 views  |  
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Ramada Colombo recently won the ‘A’ Grade Certificate of Commendation in recognition of excellence in cleanliness and food hygiene. This honour was awarded by Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Food Authority, City of Colombo. As food hygiene considerations have taken centre stage in hospitality in recent years, this certification is clearly very timely. Under the stringent procedure of this certification, each and every process in food management is evaluated. The mechanisms utilised begin with suppliers where random samples of items from spices to meats are analysed. Within the hotel, the inspection is rigorous – appropriate storage of ingredients, utensils... 

Victorious win for Priyadarshani of Galadari Hotel

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  481 views  |  

2nd Place at Marie Brizard Bartenders Competition 2013 The young and talented Maduka Priyadarshani proudly secured 2nd Place at the 22nd Marie Brizard Bartenders Competition 2013 held recently. This was indeed a victorious win for the young lady who at just 22 years was able to showcase her bartending skills, nailing a 2nd place win at a very early stage in her career. Priyadarshani was educated at Dharmarathana College Belihuloya and hopes to further move up the ladder in her career. Speaking on her future plans a triumphant Priyadarshani said: “I am simply thrilled with my achievement and would like to thank all those who supported me in my efforts. The Galadari Hotel staff and management... 

Italian named world’s top pasta chef for recession-inspired dish

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  380 views  |  

Reuters: Giorgio Nava, an Italian chef based in South Africa, won the World Pasta Championship in the Italian city of Parma on Saturday with a low-cost recipe that he said suited Italy’s deep economic crisis. Nava, who has won awards for his work at the Cape Town restaurants ‘95 Keerom’ and ‘Carne SA’, wooed the public and the jury with a simple plate of cavatelli – small pasta shells, broccoli and oregano flowers. “Simplicity was the key. I presented a recipe that is very cheap but very tasty,” Nava told Reuters after his victory. “Others competed with expensive fish-based recipes but right now, given the economic situation in Italy, it did not seem right to come forward with... 

Cinnamon Lakeside introduces Express Lunch at signature restaurants

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT LITE  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,463 views  |  

Stepping out for lunch found to be mentally rejuvenating Owing to a culture that celebrates busy work schedules, stepping out of the office to lunch is often frowned upon.  On particularly rushed days it is seemingly sensible to have a quick snack at the desk and call it lunch. Unsurprisingly, experts agree that taking a break can be good for productivity.  Management professor at UC-Davis, Kimberly Elsbach who studies the psychology of the workplace, endorses that getting away from your desk can provide a boost in creativity.  “Never taking a break from very careful thought work actually reduces your ability to be creative,” she says in a TIME magazine article. “It sort of exhausts... 

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