The Bay Leaf celebrates ninth anniversary

Published : 1:27 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  399 views  |  

Celebrating its ninth anniversary, Sri Lanka’s most authentic and finest Italian restaurant Bayleaf continues to offer its clientele a world class menu and service. Set in a grand colonial mansion, Bayleaf offers a unique ambiance and fine dining experience. Bayleaf, which is the signature restaurant in the Harpo’s Cafes and Restaurant group enjoys an enviable reputation as simply the best Italian restaurant in town offering an authentic Italian menu. One of the first restaurants in the country to introduce homemade fresh pasta, Bayleaf consistently serves the best. Amongst the milestones being celebrated this year is the restaurant’s involvement in celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver’s food... 


Experience the indulgence of wine tasting at Casa Colombo

Published : 1:26 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  453 views  |  

“Wine is one of the most civilised things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway Renowned for its exclusive culture and exquisite taste – Casa Colombo never fails to impress and thus they have yet again made an industry first by introducing ‘Wine Tasting’ – an exciting way for guests who are either wine enthusiasts or individuals with a thirst for class to experience a world of wines. Wine Tasting sessions are offered to in-house guests as well as outside guests on preference. The... 


Waters Edge presents epicurean meal with Food & Wine expert Ricci

Published : 1:24 am  August 8, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  410 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  |  385 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  |  364 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  |  156 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  |  160 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  |  172 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  |  520 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  |  470 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... 


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