Waters Edge presents epicurean meal with Food & Wine expert Ricci

Published : 1:24 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  373 views  |  

Waters Edge presents another epicurean evening of rare ingredients gathered together to create a menu that would ignite and set on fire the taste buds of connoisseurs. In the culinary world of mushrooms the only type known as the ‘king of mushooms’ is the ‘Porcini’ mushroom. Together with ‘Chantarell’ mushrooms Leo is expected to turn out a delicious and innovative menu. The Italian Food & Wine expert Leonardo Ricci, is back once again with a collection of fresh ingredients. With his impeccable taste and depth of knowledge the evening’s menu with wine pairing is expected to be one of a kind. Leo is always happy to talk to the guests and explain his accumulated culinary wisdom... 


It’s a tossup at the Pebbles

Published : 1:22 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  344 views  |  

Drive over to the Pebbles Restaurant at Taj Samudra, Colombo and get the pick of the healthiest, heartiest and tastiest fresh salads from 10 – 25 August Crunch down on healthy, tender vegetable salads, taste chunky baby spinach with foccacia croutons and take a bite off slim cottage cheese and baby shrimps, savour Mediterranean tuna with green and white beans with virgin oil and munch on a Mexican garden salad among others from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Pebbles Restaurant overlooking the North Lawn of Taj Samudra. The soothing ambience in the restaurant makes it the ideal location for cosy chats or a moment of solitude. If one prefers the outdoors that too is made available. You could relax and... 


Experience ‘Flavours of the Middle East’ at HCR until 30 August

Published : 1:21 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  349 views  |  

HSBC Cardholders enjoy 25% savings on food and beverage Hilton Colombo Residences will continue to host ‘Flavours of the Middle East’, a Middle Eastern food promotion at its poolside restaurant, Verandah Bistro until 30 August 2014. This buffet promotion for dinner will be held during Wednesday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will offer diners an array of authentic dishes from the Middle East during this period. An A La Carte menu will be offered from Sunday until Tuesday. Striving towards achieving quality and innovative dining experiences, the hotel is working with its sister hotel in Egypt, Hilton Cairo as they brought down guest chef Sabry who will work closely with executive... 


Cupcake mania at Galadari

Published : 1:20 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  131 views  |  

The Galadari Hotel has a sweet surprise in store commencing at the Café 64 pastry shop from 11 to 17 August 2014, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come and indulge in 20 sensational cupcake choices specially created by the hotel’s popular Pastry Chef, Pradeep Fonseka. You will be spoiled for choice as each design is unique and has its own tempting flavour. Ideal for a teatime snack these sinful delights are pure homemade quality and melt-in-your-mouth fabulous. Each cupcake is intricately decorated with a spongy base. Choose from many mouthwatering flavours which include cinnamon and chocolate, wild berry, vanilla and peanut, orange and mint, chocolate chunk, red velvet, pineapple and raisin to much more. Chef... 


A Summer’licious experience at Colombo Fort Cafe

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  139 views  |  

By Sarah Hannan Since the beginning of July, Harpo’s restaurants have rolled out the Summer’licious promotion in all six locations and last week I got the opportunity to try out the Summer’licious menu at Colombo Fort Café (CFC) located at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Walking into the restaurant, the interior features earthy tones setting a relaxed atmosphere for diners and has alfresco seating apart from the seating setup inside. The restaurant is filled with the aroma of the food and the open style kitchen allows you to have a glimpse of your food being prepared. The menu offers a fusion of Euro-Med fare with a new twist on the flavours.   Commenting on the Summer’licious... 


‘Flavours of the Middle East’ at HCR until 30 August

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  157 views  |  

HSBC Cardholders enjoy 25% savings on food and beverage Hilton Colombo Residences will host a Middle Eastern food promotion under the theme ‘Flavours of the Middle East’ at its poolside restaurant, Verandah Bistro from 30 July until 30 August. This buffet promotion for dinner will be held during Wednesday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will offer diners an array of authentic dishes from the Middle East during this period. An A La Carte menu will be offered from Sunday until Tuesday. Striving towards achieving quality and innovative dining experiences, the hotel is working with its sister hotel in Egypt, Hilton Cairo as they brought down Guest Chef Sabry who will work closely with... 


Celebrate the sweetness of Sister’s Day at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  506 views  |  

A sister is not just another sibling, but your best friend, your confidante, your wardrobe wiz, your mood fix and your partner in crime. However, nothing could alter the fact that she’s your sister or that, no matter what, she’s the one person you can truly rely on. As the world celebrates International Sister’s Day on 3 August, The Kingsbury prepares a buffet fit just for those special people in our lives, whom we call sisters. Set at the beautiful Harbour Court encapsulated within the spacious, glassy area, overlooking the brilliantly blue sea by the harbour, the buffet also features an extravagant chocolate spread, just to celebrate those sweet, special moments among sisters. What’s... 


Perfect ambience, unforgettable experience at Taj

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  444 views  |  

Built on an expansive land facing the ocean this sprawling hotel – Taj Samudra, Colombo situated in the heart of the city resonates elegance, class and a touch of royalty. Renowned for its superior quality in terms of hospitality, it is the preferred choice for many. The banquet concept of the hotel has been rejuvenated and carefully reflected throughout its venues to upgrade its quality of events and services. It embodies the spirit of sheer hospitality through its eclectic array of venues, which include the Samudra Ballroom, Crystal Ballroom, Gregory Room, Longdon Room, Regency Room and On Golden Pond. Equipped with brilliance in terms of location, view, service and more, Taj Samudra holds... 


Take a gastronomical journey around the world at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  August 1, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  492 views  |  

Relish an elaborate six-course meal exclusively prepared by The Kingsbury’s Executive Sous Chef Ashan Liyanage, guided by Executive Chef Kithsiri De Silva. The delectable sit-down affair includes an ample selection of appetisers, soups, salads, fish, vegetables and starch and dessert and coffee to end it on a sweet note. The meal will be accompanied with a premium selection of wines, individually hand-picked by the highly acclaimed sommelier – Anders Enkvist. Anders Enkvist is a sommelier of the highest calibre from Sweden working for Decanter Wines in Sri Lanka. He acquired a Sommelier Degree at the University of Culinary Arts in Sweden – where he also received the Penfold’s Scholarship.... 


Charles & Keith opens in Colombo 7

Published : 12:00 am  July 31, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,117 views  |  

Charles & Keith celebrates the grand launch of its second store inColombo7 at the newly unveiled Arcade Independence Square shopping mall situated in the heart of the busy city. The design concept of the new store combines details of the heritage building that was originally constructed during the Dutch colonial rule back in 1799, blended with modern elements attained from the newly transformed chic and sophisticated mall to achieve a glamorous aesthetic. Spanning at 1,506 square feet, the new store is furnished with modern fixtures with brightly lit interior; the store-in-store concept showcases the brand’s extensive collection of sophisticated and stylish footwear, bags, belts and eyewear.... 


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