Dining

Chinese Food Festival at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Views - 12 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

The Chinese Food Festival in celebration of the Chinese New Year, will kick off on Thursday 23 January and run until Sunday 2 February at Cinnamon Lakeside, giving diners in Colombo an opportunity to savour over 90 authentic dishes, inspired by China


Authentic Italian flavours and dazzling city views at Il Cielo

Views - 12 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

Il Cielo welcomes diners to explore the many flavours of authentic Italian cuisine, offering a taste of ‘la dolce vita’ in the heart of Colombo. The rooftop restaurant is located down Hunupitiya Lake Road and it imparts a genuine feel of an authe


A celebration of Upali’s signature dishes

Views - 8 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

One of Colombo’s top choices for authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, Upali’s by Nawaloka is celebrating two of their signature dishes, a black pepper crab dish and a fish head curry. The Gammiris Kakuluwa, which is a Sri Lankan-style black pepper crab,


Sri Lanka’s award-winning restaurant Nihonbashi opens in Maldives

Views - 11 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier Japanese restaurant, Nihonbashi, opened its Maldivian branch, ‘Nihonbashi Blue’, in The Marina at Crossroads on Tuesday, 21 January.  Nihonbashi Blue, the brainchild of award-winning chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa, of


It’s ‘All Things Cheese’ at Café Kai, Hilton Colombo

Views - 9 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

Pop by Café Kai, Hilton Colombo from 23 to 30 January for a cheesy treat. Whether it’s a taste for classic such as Brie or Cheddar or a palate for artisan Manchego, you can go crazy for cheese in all its addictive applications. The menu consists M


Revello wins global and local accolades for exceptional quality and taste

Views - 18 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Revello, Sri Lanka’s leading brand of premium high quality chocolates, recently won prestigious local and global accolades, in a move that endorsed the brand’s exceptional quality and taste. Revello won Sri Lanka’s highest Quality Award in 2019


Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s January promotions

Views - 40 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, the premier resort in the city, offers guests an array of special offers in the month of January. From the annual Chinese Food Festival and a special beverage promotion to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and a lineup of the


Traditional Chinese New Year rendition at the Taj

Views - 19 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Get ready for the Year of the Rat! In Chinese astrology, each year is represented by an animal. 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat, which is predicted to be a lucky year. The rat has the first position in the zodiac. The rat is a representation of dil


AYU takes you on a Sri Lankan culinary journey

Views - 20 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lankan cuisine is rich in spices, texture and flavour. It’s a blend of different curry concoctions and mouth-watering dishes and guests are in for a true culinary treat at AYU as they introduce a ‘Sri Lankan Journey’ every Wednesday featuri


Local herbs at Hilton Colombo

Views - 19 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

#EatDrinkHilton is all about fresh produce, seasonal offerings and local tastes. Hilton Colombo will celebrate local herbs this January and February. Special menus both food and beverage have been curated by the Executive Chef Robert and the mixolo


ISSO expands operations to the Maldives

Views - 88 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

ISSO, Sri Lanka’s favourite prawn-specialised restaurant, went global by opening their first international outlet in the Maldives recently. The restaurant which set up shop in the capital of Maldives is the only seafood restaurant currently operati


Chinese Dragon Cafe celebrates 77 years

Views - 17 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

Chinese Dragon Café Ltd., the pioneering restaurant in Sri Lanka’s Chinese restaurant sphere, held its 77th anniversary celebrations at the premises with religious programs. It was significant that this time around emphasis was made on welfare of


Emirates celebrates Veganuary by adding plant-based options to January menus

Views - 9 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

With the rising popularity of vegan meals amongst its customers, Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January. While vegan meals can be pre-booked on all flights and cl


January at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Views - 18 Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:00

Start the new year by taking your taste buds on a flavourful journey at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. From a special crab promotion to a Thai Pongal feast, to Sunday brunch and weekly specialised buffets, a grand range of culinary adventures await to keep


FADNA Shapeup Tea certified at more than 90% by leading research agency

Views - 17 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

Food and Nature Ltd., the country’s premier manufacturer and retailer of a wide range of healthy teas and beverages, emerged with a more than 90% rating from the leading research and consultancy agency, Pepper Cube Consultants, for its weight reduc


A rustic homey dinner at Baker’s Choice Café

Views - 37 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

Ensuring its customers an experience like no other, Baker’s Choice Café recently launched its new rustic-themed dinner menu – the perfect combination of classical and Western cooking together with exquisite local flavours, including a selection


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo turns three

Views - 38 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opened its doors in January 2017, by introducing a touch of attitude and altitude to this city. The first Swiss hospitality chain in town has given this city a theatrical dining experience and one of the highest rooftop bars


Forty Seven Spice: A blend of traditional flavours

Views - 60 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Quaint. Comfortable. Romantic. Forty Seven Spice is all that and more. Nestled along a quiet lane, surrounded by nature, the restaurant blends traditional flavours with contemporary cuisine. Drawing inspiration from local home grown spices, the menu


Cinnamon Lakeside unveils ColomBar: Unlearn the Colombo bar experience

Views - 290 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside’s new destination bar, ColomBar, overlooking the picturesque Beira Lake, opened its doors yesterday evening, making its debut as the only bar that showcases the gamut of Colombo experiences in one setting. ColomBar, as its name su


Create the magic ‘Dishing with Dush’

Views - 17 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

With another decade almost coming to an end, it’s the time to be merry and share some special moments together with friends and family. To make this holiday season extra special, how about whipping up some homemade seasonal delicacies with a fresh


‘Industry Gathering’ together with ‘Bar Champs’ finals concludes successfully

Views - 13 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

The Hotel Show Colombo 2019 once again broke new ground with the holding of the finals of the ‘Bar Champs’ by Pernod Ricard together with the ‘Industry Gathering’ sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which was held


Celebrate this season with a trusted brand: Bairaha

Views - 16 Friday, 27 December 2019 00:00

Bairaha introduces more ‘yumminess’ to your Christmas and New Year celebrations by introducing two new products; Bairaha Chicken Munch and Bairaha Skewers. These products are super easy to prepare, enjoy it as a side dish and ideal as a bite. Be


Colombo Coffee Company receives Rs. 100 m investment from Akbar Brothers

Views - 62 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Colombo Coffee Company (CCC), a leading coffee solutions provider and café operator, reached an agreement with Akbar Brothers for a Rs. 100 million growth equity investment. This will further cement CCC’s position as the market leader in providin


The Fortress Resort & Spa wins prestigious Bocuse d’Or for the second time

Views - 34 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated resorts on the southern coast, The Fortress Resort & Spa held aloft the hospitality industry’s most prestigious food and beverage laurel by winning the Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka 2019. This is the second time The F


India anew: Bombay Borough brings fresh new desi flavours to Colombo at One Galle Face

Views - 89 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Rediscover India anew at Sri Lanka’s very first Bombay Borough located at One Galle Face. With dishes from different regions of India to choose from, sample small plates or indulge in large ones from an eclectic selection that marries the familiar


Crysbro celebrates the festive season with launch of two new products

Views - 27 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading and largest Sri Lankan poultry manufacturer Crysbro recently unveiled its latest two-product range for the convenience of consumers. Crysbro Chicken Liver and Crysbro Chicken Gizzard are the newest additions to its raft of high


Elephant House launches its sensational limited edition for Christmas 2019

Views - 32 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

Elephant House, the legendary taste since 1966 and a distinctively Sri Lankan household brand renown for bringing legendary premium taste and quality meat products on par with international standards to customers, serves indulgence through their prem


Nations Trust Bank presents amazing dining experiences with American Express

Views - 28 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

As the holiday cheer begins to fill the air, Nations Trust Bank presents its American Express Cardmembers an opportunity to savour world class dining experiences with family and friends to celebrate the season and the New Year festivities. Dining ex


Multi-talented Chef Pavan Chennam leads innovative culinary team at Weligama Bay Marriott & Spa

Views - 17 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa welcomed Pavan Chennam as its new Executive Chef recently. Pavan hails from neighbouring India, with global experience and a love for top-notch 5-star service provision. Starting his culinary career at the age of


The Pizza Bakery brings a touch of Naples to Sri Lanka

Views - 69 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

Colombo’s newest entrant into the dining scene, The Pizza Bakery, is arguably also the most stylish option for casual, family-style dining. Launched recently at the One Galle Face Mall, The Pizza Bakery brings a touch of Naples, Italy to sunny Sri


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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur


Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o


Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper


Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri


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