Miris Trails kicks off culinary tour at Jetwing Beach

Published : 12:38 am  September 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  571 views  |  

The first session of the cookery class organised by Miris Trails, in alliance with Sri Lanka Tailor-Made (Jetwing Travels), kicked off recently on a spectacular note. The nature of the tour is primarily to cater to a discerning group of food lovers who will be staying at some of the finest hotels in the Sri Lanka, transferred across by personal chauffeur driven cars. The guests were warmly welcomed with garlands by the staff at Jetwing Beach, Negombo on the 2 September where they spent the evening in fellowship over dinner. The early morning visit on 3 September showcased sights of busy fishermen bringing to shore their catch; this served a good opportunity for our guests to purchase sea food... 

A taste of Vietnam at Taj Samudra’s Latitude

Published : 12:36 am  September 5, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,004 views  |  
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By Sarah Hannan Taj Samudra Colombo last Saturday launched a Vietnamese Food Festival at Latitude to coincide with the National Day of Vietnam, celebrated on Monday 2 September.  The week-long food festival is a part of the many celebrations organised in Colombo to celebrate the Vietnamese culture and provide people with the opportunity to become familiar with the rich Vietnamese culture and its cuisine. A grand opening ceremony hosted by Area Director and General Manager of Taj Samudra Colombo Rohit Khosla on Saturday 31 August saw the Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh and Ministry of External Affairs Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama in attendance. As part of the ongoing promotion, which... 

Going Italian with Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:30 am  September 5, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  730 views  |  

The Dining Room at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, has been taking diners on a gastronomical journey around the world with its themed dinner buffets each month. Starting on 12 September and continuing until 21 September, The Dining Room will be laying out an exceptional selection of authentic Italian cuisine. A special guest chef will be flown in from Italy exclusively for the event and will be preparing popular Italian dishes using the choicest and most authentic ingredients. While most of us recognise pizza and pasta as Italian cuisine, the rich history of Italy proves that the food is much more than dough and tomato sauce. Pulling from Roman, Greek and Arab influences, Italian cuisine evolved many... 

A fabulous éclair promotion at Galadari

Published : 12:28 am  September 5, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  664 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel is offering a tempting treat at its Café 64. This is the time to pay a visit to the café especially if you are an éclair lover. The Café 64 is all ready to go éclair crazy from 09th to 15th September 2013 from 12 noon to 7.00 pm. A wide selection of the yummiest éclair choices is awaiting your presence. Soft and extremely indulgent you will find your taste buds going crazy with joy. These wickedly mouthwatering éclairs come in different shapes and sizes to add your gastronomical pleasure. The Café 64 is going beyond the standard éclair and becoming more creative and daring by offering a scrumptious selection of éclairs in different and exciting flavours. Choose from... 

Unique “Delicious Waste Chefs Competition” at Cinnamon Grand today

Published : 12:27 am  September 5, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  570 views  |  

Cinnamon Grand Colombo has come up with a ground breaking initiative in minising food waste and enhancing culinary creativity. In a first of its kind event in Sri Lanka, Cinnamon Grand will hold the ‘Delicious Waste Chefs Competition 2013’ today at the hotel’s The Atrium. The judges for the Delicious Waste Chefs Competition will be celebrity Chef Hemalallindre Ranawake (also known as Koluu), internationally acclaimed Queen of curries Felicia Sorensen and renowned travel write Savithri Rodrigo and Cinnamon Grand’s General Manager Rohan Karr.  Read More →

INDEXPO crowns 22 institutions for food safety, health and hygiene

Published : 12:02 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  821 views  |  
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By Harsha Udayakantha Peiris with the initiative of the Senior Minister for Food Security P. Dayarathne, the third consecutive Crowns Awards Ceremony 2013 organised by Ind-Expo Certification Ltd. (INDEXPO) has announced 22 award winning hotels and institutions for maintaining food hygiene. The 22 award winning hotels and institutions for the Crowns Awards Ceremony 2013  included, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Cinnamon Lakeside, Malaysian Food Boutique, Jack Tree – Bollywood Leisure Ltd., Dine-More Restaurant Ltd., Hotel Janaki, Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC, Nawaloka Hospitals PLC in Colombo, Coral sands Hotel in Hikkaduwa, Randholee Resort Ltd., Mahaweli Reach Hotel and Amaya Hills in Kandy, Hunas... 

Crysbro chicken sizzles at the 15th Culinary Arts Exhibition

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  935 views  |  

As a name that’s been synonymous with succulent and tender ‘Fresh Upcountry Chicken’ over the past 40 years, Crysbro was once again the cynosure of all eyes at the 15th Culinary Arts Exhibition held recently at the BMICH. Not content with being a mere participant, Crysbro lived up to its reputation as a top innovator in the industry, by providing an opportunity for spectators to exhibit their talent in the culinary arts with a competition titled ‘Crysbro Cook and Win’. It was a tremendous success, judging by the large number of enthusiastic participants, as well as the keen interest shown by spectators. The winners were rewarded by Crysbro with many gift packs containing home appliances,... 

Bentota Beach Hotel wins 5 crowns at ‘Crown for Food Hygiene’

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  575 views  |  

In keeping up with one of the pledges of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, ‘I will get it right the first time, every time,’ Bentota Beach Hotel bagged five crowns for food hygiene, the highest standard of food hygiene, at a ceremony held recently. The Chief Guest of the Awards Ceremony was Senior Minister for Food Security M.P. Dayaratne. The event was well attended by the officials of Ministry of Food Security, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Health, SLTDA and CMC. The ‘Crown for Food Hygiene’ scheme was launched by IND-EXPO Certification Ltd., as the implementing partner to encourage the continuous improvement of food hygiene standards in the food handling establishments... 

Shisha by the pool at Cinnamon Grand

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  742 views  |  

Unwind by Cinnamon Grand’s cerulean pool and sip on a drink, tuck into authentic Arabic snacks and savour some sweet shisha as the evening sets in. The Grand’s breezy poolside is now home to a laid back and comfortable, yet chic and stylish shisha lounge offering over fifteen flavours of shisha including mint, chocolate, apple, double apple, cherry, strawberry, watermelon, grape, berry, orange, lemon mint, chocolate mint and orange mint, to name a few. One hookah pipe, with the choice of shisha, priced at Rs. 1,500 (nett) can be utilised for one-and-a-half hours with charcoal replaced three times during the period. A pipe can be shared by a maximum of three guests, with an additional cover... 

A lobster and asparagus extravaganza

Published : 12:00 am  August 24, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  720 views  |  

  Promotion currently on at the Taj Samudra’s Steak & Grill House By Cassandra Mascarenhas Lobster and asparagus may seem like the unlikeliest duo, yet it was a delight to see the eclectic culinary combinations that the Taj Samudra’s Executive Chef at the Steak & Grill House whipped up as part of the lobster and asparagus promotion that is currently on at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. Leaving the four-course meal to speak for itself, Chef Sagayaraj offered no explanation as to what inspired him to pair these ingredients together and instead worked busily from behind the scenes, sending beautifully presented dishes one after another for us to enjoy. Whetting our appetite... 

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