Dining

Latest draw at Park Street Mews

Views - 17 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Park Street Mews is buzzing again with a unique ‘Gin afternoon on Sunday’ with Minesh Dissanayake’s unplugged sounds on the street and Pradeep off the record from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


Platinum One Suites opens Café at One

Views - 31 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Platinum One Suites recently announced the opening of the newest café in Colombo, Café at One. Located on the ground floor of the Platinum One Suite at Bagatalle Road along the bustling Galle Road, Café at One will do more than just serve great fo


Experience exciting card offers at Flow Luxury River Cruises by Amber Collection

Views - 23 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Flow Luxury River Cruises by the Amber Collection part of the Debug Hospitality and Leisure chain, has recently tied up with Sampath bank opening doors to a host of unmatched privileges and benefits. Experience the extraordinary at Flow by The Amber


Calorie Counter: First health food restaurant in Sri Lanka to have fully automated HACCP system

Views - 9 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneering health food restaurant chain Calorie Counter signed an agreement with Swiss Advantage Systems Ltd. to implement the PEx Software – a fully automated Food Safety Management System with the view of obtaining HACCP certificat


Wholesome grains at Hilton Colombo

Views - 20 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Hilton works towards bringing home grown produce back to the table promoting healthy lifestyles through their seasonal produce; grains.# Eat Drink Hilton#HiltonColombo #EatDrinkHilton #SeasonalProduce #Grains. Through ethical sourcing, Hilton is ab


Hotel Show Colombo 2019 features Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka contest for world live culinary competition

Views - 53 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Michelin Star Chef Roland Debuyst, who is also a Silver Medalist at the 1997 Bocuse d’Or World Contest, arrived in Sri Lanka for the first Master Class Session, to train young aspiring chefs representing several leading hotels. He held a training w


‘Supreme Chef’ winners off to Australia for industrial training

Views - 50 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Three deserving, young and passionate amateur cooks from Polonnaruwa and Ampara emerged winners of the recently-concluded ‘Supreme Chef’ reality TV show. They will soon be on their way to Australia for a month-long training program under the guid


Delectable natural meat products from MA’s Kitchen’s Pepper Valley Farm

Views - 25 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

MA’s Kitchen has been providing Sri Lankans with high quality products for over three decades and has become one of the country’s most trusted and sought-after food manufacturers. The company, which originally started operations manufacturing spi


Ministry of Crab strives for culinary excellence

Views - 29 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Having made its way to the ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list for the fifth consecutive year, the Ministry of Crab pledged to strive for excellence in its gastronomic journey, while keeping Sri Lanka a must-visit place for global travellers. “


Diplomatic community in Mumbai celebrates Sri Lankan cuisine

Views - 20 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

The Mumbai-based Consuls General attended a Sri Lankan evening at the newly-opened Sri Lankan speciality restaurant, Ministry of Crab. Ministry of Crab, the first Sri Lankan restaurant in Mumbai, was opened in February following its opening in Shangh


‘McCurrie’, now in retail shops

Views - 69 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

‘McCurrie’, the renowned brand of spices and spice-related products, for over three decades, has become a household name for housewives, reputed for its quality and reliability. It is now available in the retail market, within the Western Provinc


Naturra launches Natural Fat Burning Tea with 4 active ingredients

Views - 47 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Naturra recently launched their Natural Fat Burning Tea to the market. Naturra – Natural Fat Burning Tea has been carefully formulated using a combination of 100% natural ingredients that include pure Ceylon Green Tea blended with Garcinia Cambogia


The Soup Bowl Open Mic fundraiser on 10 April

Views - 69 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

On 10 April, The Soup Bowl (TSB) charity will host their fundraiser event for their three projects. The event will see a variety ofperformers picking up the mic for a good cause. The Open Mic will feature names like Monique W, Kusal Bandaranayake wit


Harpo’s Pizza introduces vegan pizza to its pizza range

Views - 28 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Harpo’s Pizza & Pasta being eco conscious and very much aware of many who avoid all animal food and alternate with plant-based ingredients, introduced a new wood-fired, thin crust vegan pizza at all its pizza parlours, well in time for the Avurudu


Caramel Pumpkin launches #helpushelpthem campaign to support pumpkin farmers

Views - 25 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

The year has been a difficult one to say the very least for pumpkin farmers in Sri Lanka. Since the bumper harvest earlier this year, many have found it difficult to obtain a minimum price for their wares and have literally taken to the streets to fi


Homelux valued business partners tour Butterfly India’s state-of-the-art factory

Views - 15 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Homelux Ltd.,a company under the Avarna Group, previously known as the Rainco Group, sent 25 of their valued business partners on a tour of Butterfly India’s state-of-the-art factories recently. Homelux Ltd. has been in existence since 2014 and i


Pizza Hut introduces 2 new flavours this Avurudu

Views - 21 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Pizza Hut introduces two delicious new pizzas this Avurudu – the all new Hot Butter Cuttlefish Pizza and the Pepper Chicken Pizza! Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Ltd., CEO Yasa Nadaraja stated, “We are indeed proud to have introduced this duo of pizzas


ISSO turns three

Views - 28 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

The prawn experts, aptly named ‘ISSO’, celebrates their third anniversary on 23 March this year. From humble beginnings at their small and cosy 600 square foot outlet at Sulaiman Terrace, the restaurant has slowly expanded over the years and open


Ministry of Crab listed as one of ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ for 5th consecutive year

Views - 30 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Taking Sri Lanka to international heights, Ministry of Crab has once again made its way to ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list for the fifth consecutive year. Sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the award ceremony took place on 26 March a


Pelwatte Dairy sponsors Central Province Chef’s Guild Meet-Up

Views - 17 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd., was recently the proud sponsor of the Central Province Chef’s Guild Meet-Up. The gala event was held at Amaya Hills, Kandy and saw the participation of the cream of culina


Oil free cooking with Singer Air Fryer

Views - 28 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

Traditional eating habits of Sri Lankans have been changed over the recent decades. Food belonging to other countries have been often included in the day-to-day meals of Sri Lankans mainly due to their taste, nutrition or easy cooking. In making food


ECCSL to host Wine Tasting Night to showcase European wines

Views - 13 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) will be hosting a Wine Tasting Night together with Grape Expectations by Wine.lk today (27 March) from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. at Hilton Colombo Residences to showcase European wines. The evening


Wijaya Products wins two accolades at SLIM Nielsen People’s Awards 2019

Views - 59 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

Wijaya Products, a local and internationally well-known household name when it comes to authentic Sri Lankan spices re-affirmed its status in the local market by securing the ‘People’s Food Brand of the Year’ and the ‘People’s Youth Choice


Sri Lankan Embassy hosts International Chef Challenge media preview dinner

Views - 29 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington had the distinct pleasure of hosting the media preview dinner of the 11th International Chef Challenge at the Sri Lanka Residence in Washington DC on 20 March. The ‘International Chef Challenge’ is an annua


Grand opening of KOBE at Waters Edge

Views - 88 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Waters Edge opened its latest authentic Japanese Restaurant, KOBE, on 15 March. The restaurant will feature an extensive Japanese food and beverage menu which will cater to all Japanese food enthusiasts in Sri Lanka. Waters Edge is renowned for its g


An evening of country-style delight at The Barnhouse

Views - 33 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

The Barnhouse Studio, located in Panadura, recently hosted an evening of country-style entertainment and diverse culinary offerings to the leading personnel of the event and photography industry in Sri Lanka. The aim of this event was to depict the


Galadari spices it up with ‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’

Views - 38 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo’s ‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’ was a treat for all, with anything and everything in authentic Sri Lankan cuisine on offer. The festival was at the hotel’s Coffee Shop from 14 to 17 March from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sri Lankan fo


HAC seeks information on pig fat tainted imported milk powder allegations

Views - 22 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

The Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Ltd. (HAC) has filed a Right to Information (RTI) application with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce seeking information to verify allegations that milk powder imported or sold in Sri Lanka contain pig


Experience Teppanyaki at the Robata Grill

Views - 32 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Open kitchens have been the talk of the town, but the Japanese have long been ahead of the game when it comes to skilful theatrics and interactive dining. Step into the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo and experience Teppanyaki at the Robata Grill. Whether


Steuarts Town House Tea Lounge opens its newest outlet at Union Place

Views - 104 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Steuarts Town House Tea Lounge recently opened its second outlet at Union Place recently. Over the past four years, Steuarts Town House Tea Lounge offered an extensive range of the finest Ceylon Teas to its patrons. Their range includes Ceylon black


Today's Columnists

A case for reviewing plantation management

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Last week, I elaborated on ‘Going Beyond Agronomic Research for Plantation Reform’ with the aim of beginning a conversation on the importance of non-agronomic research to understand the many problematic areas that plague the plantation sector, in


How are we doing in e-government?

Thursday, 23 May 2019

It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued


National introspection in the aftermath

Thursday, 23 May 2019

“The immediate task for the Government is to guaranty the safety and security of all innocent Muslims and prevent a recurrence of 1983 … One cannot eradicate one evil with another” – Anatomy of an Islamist Infamy (III), CT, 9 May. In this, th


Dhammika Perera an anti-establishment candidate

Thursday, 23 May 2019

During the holy Vesak weekend the phones were buzzing all over Sri Lanka over a story that appeared on a web page. The story said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had met with business tycoon Dhammika Perera whose business empire contribute


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