The ‘Good Chain’ campaign

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  1 Comment  |  3,530 views  |  

Sri Lanka is a land blessed with good living conditions, good development prospects and good people. Since time immemorial, people belonging to a number of different religions have peacefully coexisted in the country. As a democratic nation surging forward on an ambitious post-war development agenda, Sri Lanka has become one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and today, Sri Lanka stands poised to transform itself into a regional benchmark. Against this peaceful and positive background comes the recent wave of unfortunate activities disrupting racial harmony and the wellbeing of every citizen. In response, a group of like-minded independent people, who believe in the resilience of Mother... 


Charitable foundation ‘Because We Believe’ to create better tomorrow for children

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  256 views  |  

Because We Believe is a charitable foundation in Sri Lanka working hand in hand with its Canadian counterpart and is committed towards uplifting the standards of education and eradicating poverty to create a better tomorrow for children. Whilst achieving its goals of bringing about an attitudinal change in society, Because We Believe has already contributed in the form of several community causes, both online and offline since it was founded on 16 July 2009, and this will be the Foundation’s next step in moving ahead with a positive vision to ensure that all children have equal access to education. Anuruddha Weeraratna, Founder of Because We Believe, addressing a press conference said: “Sri... 


Oodles of noodles at all-new noodles

Published : 12:02 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,267 views  |  

By Marianne David Walking into the Cinnamon Grand’s newest restaurant Noodles, the first thing to catch the eye is the display of baskets filled with many varieties of noodles laid out on the counter – who knew there were so many!? A look at the menu shows that not only does the restaurant serve up dishes made from 10 types of noodles – Chinese egg noodles, rice vermicelli, udon, ramen, soba, vegetable noodles, sweet potato noodles, egg noodles, fresh rice noodles and samba noodles – it also boasts over 70 interesting dishes inspired by cuisine from Vietnam, Japan, China, Thailand and Malaysia. Expanding the hotel’s restaurant portfolio to 14, Noodles is – surprise! – all about... 


New chefs at Long Feng and 7° North

Published : 12:01 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,977 views  |  

By Sarah Hannan Cinnamon Lakeside recently announced the addition of two new chefs to their team. Chinese Master Chef Yang Jiayu joins Long Feng while Mediterranean Chef Blas Serrano Martinez joins 7° North to present more exceptional and sensational new dishes this summer. Chinese Master Chef Yang Jiayu Chef Yang’s journey in culinary began after he completed high school. He enrolled in a culinary school and earned his Diploma after two years. He then joined the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel in Beijing where he worked from 1983-1999. In 1995 he also headed the team which opened the Chinese Restaurant at the Bahrain Sheraton Hotel. Chef Yang then travelled to India where he worked for the next... 


Breakfast at Café 64

Published : 12:00 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  703 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel is going that extra mile to offer its guests a fabulous breakfast treat café style. The Café 64 the popular pastry shop has expanded its menu offering for breakfast on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., with effect from 16 July. Now you have the opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast at the café’s special breakfast corner which offers a special deal menu for each weekday comprising of a fruit of the day, king coconut, kola kenda and a main dish. Enjoy fresh fruit, a daily choice of the healthiest kola kenda and a wonderful selection from the egg counter which provides a tempting choice of fried eggs and omelets. At the egg counter you can experience a mouthwatering range... 


Swiss Chef to enhance upcoming Swiss Food Festival at MLH

Published : 12:00 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  770 views  |  

Swiss people love good food, music and wine. Savouring the world famous Swiss cheeses is considered an everlasting memory. The Mount Lavinia Hotel is promoting ‘A Taste of Switzerland’ for the second consecutive year, backed by their main sponsor Baurs. A seven-day long spread of distinctive, regionally-influenced cuisine from the diverse areas of German, French, Romantsch and Italian speaking Switzerland will be on offer. Cheese Fondue, Raclette, Cervelat Sausages, Air Dried Grison Beef, Smoked Grison Hamand many more specials, accompanied by Switzerland’s popular and fragrant white, rosé and red wines. This gastronomic experience, unique in Sri Lanka, is held from 30 July to 5 August... 


Antipasti all Italiana and Pizza at Il Ponte

Published : 12:00 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,508 views  |  

Enjoy a selection of Antipasti from the buffet including grilled marinated vegetables, cheeses, salami and more and an extensive Salad Bar along with a pizza of your choice from the daily pizza menu for just Rs. 1,395 nett, between 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. every afternoon from 14 July 2014 onwards at Il Ponte, Hilton Colombo. Buon Apppetito! For more information please contact Food & Beverage Office on 2492492 or log into www.hiltoncolombo1.com.  Read More →


BreadTalk awarded ‘A’ grade certificate for cleanliness, food hygiene

Published : 12:00 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  723 views  |  

BreadTalk, a Singapore franchise, was awarded an ‘A’ grade certificate of commendation in recognition of the excellence achieved in terms of cleanliness and food hygiene by the Food Authority, City of Colombo. The certificate was awarded to all four BreadTalk outlets located in Colombo, making BreadTalk the only restaurant chain where all outlets have been awarded an ‘A’ grade certificate – a feat that speaks volumes of the attention to detail the restaurant puts forth in providing the best to their clientele. The awards were presented to BreadTalk Sri Lanka Executive Chef Jaime Aserappa by Food Authority, City of Colombo Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam. Given... 


Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf brews Quality Promise initiative

Published : 12:00 am  July 18, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  448 views  |  

By Senuri De Silva The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Sri Lanka’s premier specialty coffee and tea retailer and part of the California based brand’s international franchise network, launched a Quality Promise initiative called ‘Origins’ to support its brand promise of being Simply The Best. They also launched a series of new food dishes as part of a planned extension of its popular pastry range and ‘bistro’ style food menu. The quality promise initiative is designed to guarantee the brand’s Simply the Best trademark by declaring the origins of everything the brand makes, and every ingredient they use. “Our customers have the right to know what they are eating and drinking, what goes... 


Timeless and glamorous, yet very Carrera

Published : 12:35 am  July 17, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,431 views  |  

 A half-century after its dramatic arrival on the motor-racing scene, the Carrera returns in an enriched Lady Collection more feminine than ever The new Carrera Lady Collection is every bit as beautiful and strong as the glamorous woman who helped design it; five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova. Launching this October, the 12 ultra-feminine, chic and sporty new watches in the collection are perfect night or day accessories, ideal for dressing up or down. The racing-circuit aesthetics that made the Carrera an icon of classic sporting style – faceted horns, wide-open dial and a thin bezel for optimum readability at the wheel – are still in place but reinterpreted in a more... 


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