Splendours of September at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:18 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  584 views  |  

This month, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo presents its patrons with a variety of offers to make it a splendid September. Continuing its gastronomical journey around the world, ‘The Dining Room’ will be making a stop in Italy this month, as it lays out a delectable Italian dinner buffet from the 12th until 21st. The celebration of cultures extends to ‘The Lounge’, which will be serving a vibrant Asian High Tea throughout the month. The delightful high tea will feature both sweet and savoury treats like chicken won ton, Thai fish cakes and dragon rolls. An ideal occasion to catch up with friends and family, the Asian High Tea will take place daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The popular ‘Express... 


Gold worth Rs. 3 m for loyal Knorr customers

Published : 12:16 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  686 views  |  

Knorr, the Sri Lankan housewives’ partner in preparing mouth-watering food, rewarded 31 of its loyal customers with gifts of gold bangles at the conclusion of a three-month long competition held all around the island. The promotion recognised thousands of home-chefs who have been a part of the Knorr brand for generations and stayed true to the brand’s commitment towards partnering with mothers to help create flavourful and wholesome dishes for their families. Participants from around the island submitted two empty Knorr product packages to qualify for the prizes. Speaking about the event, Knorr Brand Manager Rehani Barsenbach said: “Here at Knorr, we are committed to helping you make every... 


Fawlty Towers the dining experience: Matinee show

Published : 12:15 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  628 views  |  

On 5 and 6 October by popular demand Enter the world of the snobbish, manic Basil, his domineering wife Sybil and their hopeless language-challenged waiter, Manuel. Be one of the steady stream of bemused guests trying to make Manuel understand what it is you want; ask for an ‘ice bucket’ and you may just be presented with a ‘nice bucket’; a simple procedure like opening a bottle of wine can become a huge drama and maybe during all this, you might get some service Fawlty style of course. Everything that can go wrong will, and in fact can best be described as organised  chaos. It takes a lot of courage for performers to take on the roles created and made famous by John Cleese and Connie... 


Weekend welcome with sushi and sashimi at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:15 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  367 views  |  

From Friday to Sunday, The Kingsbury celebrates the weekend fun, frolic and family time, with an offer of an array of sushi and sashimi. Head over to “The Score”, the sports bar by the sea and be treated to the finest of the Japanese delights from sushi nigiri, sushi maki to succulent slices of ruby red maguro sashimi. Drape these jewels of fine cuisine in just the right mix of soy and wasabi and experience a taste explosion that is just the most fitting celebration of the weekend. Pair it with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, or savour it against the grainy malt of a fine beer to complete the experience. This is The Kingsbury lifestyle, a celebration of fine cuisine and luxury living. From... 


Delightful coffee commotion at Pebbles

Published : 12:14 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  676 views  |  

Prepare to step aside from the routine and look at coffee, with a different perspective. The practice of drinking coffee is a tradition in itself and one that dates back many years. Indulge yourself and take a welcome break from a long day’s work at Pebble’s, your unwind space at the Taj Samudra Colombo. Enjoy the coffee treats at Pebbles and choose from an exciting spread of exotic hot internationally acclaimed coffees to refreshing cold coffee shakes and coffee desserts. Savour a cappuccino delight or melt with a smooth coffee ice cream tiramisu, drown in the rich and creamy mocha cheesecake or simply bite into a coffee almond cake. Save the best for the last and revel in a caramel macchiato... 


‘Goodies’ galore at Cinnamon Lakeside

Published : 2:56 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  537 views  |  

GOODIES patisserie at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, is all about sumptuous, freshly baked treats. Located at the lower lobby level, this five star delicatessen is renowned for its delicious cakes, desserts and mouth watering savoury delights. Offering guests convenience, quality and value for money, Goodies is a treasure trove for lovers of exquisite pastries and sweetmeats. Pastry Chef Niranjan dishes out his expertise to create a range of irresistible cakes each month. The September special is a rich, heavenly date cake sprinkled with crunchy cashew nuts to delight your taste buds. Chocoholics are in for a treat as Goodies also offers a number of chocolate themed cakes to satisfy that chocolate... 


Catch as much as you can eat for lunch!

Published : 2:55 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  339 views  |  

Get hooked on seafood at The Kingsbury CAST your line, tighten your grip and haul in that catch because The Kingsbury has just made your lunch more exciting. That’s right, everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Kingsbury’s signature fine-dining, seafood restaurant The Ocean is giving you the privilege of hauling in your catch. Choose any amount of fresh seafood from the extensive selection on display and the expert chefs at The Ocean will prepare it to any way that your palate desires. To complete your luncheon feast, sumptuous steamed rice and other accompaniments will be included. Take a break for lunch. You don’t need to head out to the deep seas to get hooked on seafood. Instead... 


‘Poya Day’ specials at Galadari

Published : 2:54 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  374 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel’s highly popular Indian restaurant ‘Flavors’ is offering an exclusive offering on Poya Day, bringing to life a special promotion named ‘Vegetarian Treat’. This promotion takes place on 19 September 2013 during lunch and dinner times, 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This fabulous promotion is planned to take place every Poya Day thereafter. This will be a great opportunity for vegetarian food lovers to treat themselves to a one-of-a-kind vegetarian treat. The promotion will bring to life a sumptuous vegetarian feast the perfect way to dine on a Poya Day.  Choose from an exclusive vegetarian menu with the most appealing choice of starters, soups, main courses... 


Delicious waste!

Published : 2:53 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  456 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Usually waste is nauseating and hardly appealing, but a unique and innovative culinary competition by the Cinnamon Grand last week using leftover food was not only an eye-opener but tempting to the taste buds too. The air at the hotel’s Atrium where the competition was held was filled with the aroma of delicious food as a team of talented and inspired chefs put waste to good use for a palatable gourmet experience. The Cinnamon Grand’s ‘Delicious Waste Chefs’ Competition 2013,’ the first-of-its-kind to be held in Sri Lanka, took place recently to encourage those in the kitchen to think out-of-the-box when putting together scrumptious dishes. The Delicious Waste... 


Ahead of the Curve

Published : 12:43 am  September 11, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  949 views  |  
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Harpo opens stylish new bar at Park Street Mews By David Ebert Restaurateur Harpo Gooneratne seems to have gotten the art of conceptualising and building up successful night-time entertainment spots down to a ‘T’. His latest addition to his ever-growing portfolio of fine establishments is a sparkling testament to this fact. The artfully done Curve Tapas & Music Bar was launched last week at the Park Street Mews, adding some much-needed colour and style to Colombo’s choice of up-market bars. With a centrepiece polished cement curved bar counter that accentuates the purple colour scheme of the walls in addition to the circular chrome ceiling fittings, the lounge bar is definitely a standout... 


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