Sensational racks at Cinnamon Grand!

Published : 4:52 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  756 views  |  

Prepare to get your hands dirty and dig into a juicy treat as Cinnamon Grand rolls out the ‘Rib Promotion’ this July. With a variety of flavours and preparation methods to choose from, the promotion, will offer the freshest, meatiest and most succulent of beef and pork ribs.Up for grabs from a diverse menu are Texas spicy barbecued beef ribs, sticky teriyaki roast beef ribs, Mexican beef and pork ribs, pork ribs with sweet onion gravy, smoked chilli and honey pork ribs, honey mustard pork ribs, barbecued pork ribs, pepper pork ribs and Vietnamese style braised ribs in sweet basil sauce. Each recipe is authentically prepared with authentic marinating, with a combination of flavours that ensure... 

Pasta Perfetto at the Il Ponte

Published : 4:51 am  June 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  435 views  |  

Originating in Italy this staple food Pasta, is loved by not only Italians but people all around the world.  Both dried and fresh pasta come in numerous shapes and varieties and over 1300 names having been recently documented. Hilton Colombo’s authentic Italian restaurant Il Ponte will be dishing out various pastas with different kinds of sauces from 1 to 12 July during lunch and dinner. Tagliatelle pasta with amatriciana tomato and chicken bacon, thick spaghetti with fresh sardines and basil, angel’s hair pasta with apple and crispy bacon, spinach and ricotta tortellini in button mushroom cream sauce, gnocchi stuffed with parmegiano and gorgonzola cream are just a few of the dishes that... 

Ramada Colombo certified ‘A’ for food handling

Published : 12:05 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  1 Comment  |  1,019 views  |  
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Ramada Colombo recently won the ‘A’ Grade Certificate of Commendation in recognition of excellence in cleanliness and food hygiene. This honour was awarded by Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam, the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Food Authority, City of Colombo. As food hygiene considerations have taken centre stage in hospitality in recent years, this certification is clearly very timely. Under the stringent procedure of this certification, each and every process in food management is evaluated. The mechanisms utilised begin with suppliers where random samples of items from spices to meats are analysed. Within the hotel, the inspection is rigorous – appropriate storage of ingredients, utensils... 

Victorious win for Priyadarshani of Galadari Hotel

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  611 views  |  

2nd Place at Marie Brizard Bartenders Competition 2013 The young and talented Maduka Priyadarshani proudly secured 2nd Place at the 22nd Marie Brizard Bartenders Competition 2013 held recently. This was indeed a victorious win for the young lady who at just 22 years was able to showcase her bartending skills, nailing a 2nd place win at a very early stage in her career. Priyadarshani was educated at Dharmarathana College Belihuloya and hopes to further move up the ladder in her career. Speaking on her future plans a triumphant Priyadarshani said: “I am simply thrilled with my achievement and would like to thank all those who supported me in my efforts. The Galadari Hotel staff and management... 

Italian named world’s top pasta chef for recession-inspired dish

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  450 views  |  

Reuters: Giorgio Nava, an Italian chef based in South Africa, won the World Pasta Championship in the Italian city of Parma on Saturday with a low-cost recipe that he said suited Italy’s deep economic crisis. Nava, who has won awards for his work at the Cape Town restaurants ‘95 Keerom’ and ‘Carne SA’, wooed the public and the jury with a simple plate of cavatelli – small pasta shells, broccoli and oregano flowers. “Simplicity was the key. I presented a recipe that is very cheap but very tasty,” Nava told Reuters after his victory. “Others competed with expensive fish-based recipes but right now, given the economic situation in Italy, it did not seem right to come forward with... 

Cinnamon Lakeside introduces Express Lunch at signature restaurants

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,586 views  |  

Stepping out for lunch found to be mentally rejuvenating Owing to a culture that celebrates busy work schedules, stepping out of the office to lunch is often frowned upon.  On particularly rushed days it is seemingly sensible to have a quick snack at the desk and call it lunch. Unsurprisingly, experts agree that taking a break can be good for productivity.  Management professor at UC-Davis, Kimberly Elsbach who studies the psychology of the workplace, endorses that getting away from your desk can provide a boost in creativity.  “Never taking a break from very careful thought work actually reduces your ability to be creative,” she says in a TIME magazine article. “It sort of exhausts... 

Caring through sharing with’s ‘One Plate Project’

Published : 12:00 am  June 26, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,830 views  |, a comprehensive online city guide of Colombo that reviews places of interest, has taken on the task of celebrating ethnic diversity by introducing ‘The One Plate Project’. “Sri Lanka is currently on the cusp of racial tolerance. We want to reverse the belief that everyone agrees with extremism by leveraging on the most celebrated part of being a multi-ethnic society, our common love for each other’s food,” said Indrajit Samarajiva – Director, Yamu Ltd.   The idea behind ‘The One Plate Project’ stems from festive seasons and our sharing nature that it brings about. Regardless of which race is doing the brunt of the celebrating the whole country gets together to celebrate.... 

SC orders fast-tracking of accessibility at all public buildings

Published : 12:02 am  June 25, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  692 views  |  
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Emphasis on overlooked private sectorThe Supreme Court last week Monday (17 June) requested the Attorney General to follow up with the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all circulars issued by the Social Services Ministry promoting accessibility in the State sector shall also be extended to the much-overlooked private sector.  Read More →

Phase II of Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct completed

Published : 12:01 am  June 25, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,224 views  |  

By Cheranka Mendis The second phase of the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, the Shopping Arcade, built with an investment of Rs. 80 million, was launched on Thursday (20) by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa in the presence of Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a host of other dignitaries.  Read More →

7 important issues

Published : 12:00 am  June 25, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  214 views  |  

The contents of the Circular MSS/7/8/ACC issued by the Ministry of Social Services on 4 October 2012 that was produced by DSG Sanjay Rajaratnam to the Supreme Courts, Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera revealed at the hearing, highlight the following setbacks:  Read More →

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