Dining

Café Nihonbashi opens at The Radh in Kandy

Views - 20 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

When it comes to authentic Japanese classics, absolute originality, and totally fresh produce, no one does it better than Nihonbashi. Now, citizens of the hill capital Kandy can enjoy all this and more at Café Nihonbashi at The Radh. An extension o


A Mediterranean story is about to unfold at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 21 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Mediterranean is a vast term, covering over 20 countries across the globe. When you think of Mediterranean food, you envision hummus and pitas, but the cuisine surrounding the Mediterranean Sea is extremely diverse as it includes dishes from European


Adding some Oporto spice to Sri Lanka’s food culture

Views - 14 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The Portuguese first visited Sri Lanka nearly 500 years ago in 1505 and were responsible for introducing chilies to Sri Lankan cuisine. Fast forward to 2018, the authentic taste of Portugal will be available with Sri Lanka’s first Oporto restauran


Galle Face Hotel partners Infini Concepts to launch ‘King of the Mambo’ lounge and restaurant

Views - 15 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The sultry sounds of South America will bring alive the swinging traditions of one of Asia’s most iconic properties with the opening of ‘King of the Mambo’ at the Galle Face Hotel in October. Sri Lanka’s revered oceanfront luxury heritage ho


Int’l lifestyle and entertainment brand Cé La Vi redefines leisure and entertainment in Colombo

Views - 17 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Perched on the rooftop at The Kingsbury Colombo, with a spectacular panoramic view of Colombo’s burgeoning skyline and shoreline, Cé La Vi, the first-ever luxury, lifestyle brand in Sri Lanka is quietly revolutionising Colombo’s leisure and ente


Lemongrass, coconut and ginger in spotlight at Hilton Residences

Views - 27 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences yesterday announced its seasonal produce for the months of September to November as lemongrass, coconut, and ginger at all of its dining outlets as a part of its #EatDrinkHilton campaign. The objective of this initiative is


‘Distinguished Restaurant Award’ for three Kingsbury restaurants

Views - 26 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury Hotel, the eminent five-star hotel in Sri Lanka, was lauded with the coveted Distinguished Restaurant Award and 24 karat Gold plated certificates for three of its restaurants – The Grill, Harbour Court and Yue Chuan. These accolades


‘One for One’ at Graze Kitchen and Curry Leaf: Hilton Colombo’s anniversary special

Views - 171 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo is celebrating 31 years in the island on 11 September. As part of the celebration, a special ‘One for One’ offer will be available from 11 to 20 September at two of the popular restaurants; Graze Kitchen and Curry Leaf. The multifa


A Special Sunday Brunch at the Taj

Views - 20 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo is rolling out a Sunday brunch with an international cuisine at the Ports of Call restaurant every Sunday. This gastronomical journey with the flavours from Americas to Japan will take off from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m., at this metrop


Uber Eats to be launched in mid-September

Views - 36 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In an effort to connect people who love food to the food they love, the world’s largest on-demand food delivery app, Uber Eats recently announced its launch in Colombo during the third week of September. Uber Eats is a subsidia


Soul Coffee partners with Mount Lavinia Hotel to promote Sri Lanka’s coffee culture

Views - 51 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Soul Coffee, Sri Lanka’s leading premium coffee brand, recently partnered with the prestigious Mount Lavinia Hotel as their exclusive total coffee solutions provider. The partnership ensures that guests at the Mount Lavinia Hotel can experience the


Waters Edge spearheads vision to cater to high-end segment at Orchid Garden with glass box dining

Views - 28 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

With an intention to provide an extravagant experience of deluxe scenery and an unforgettable divine culture of silver service dining to the high-end market of Sri Lanka, Waters Edge Team is developing an Orchid Garden with premium luxuries and flora


‘EatDrinkHilton’ this September at Hilton Colombo

Views - 32 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

In keeping with the theme ‘EatDrinkHilton’, Hilton Colombo will be dishing out a series of interesting promotions throughout the month of September. ‘Strawberry’ being the flavour o


‘Skewers and Kebabs’ at Galadari

Views - 14 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

The Galadari Hotel is offering a mouth-watering kebab and skewers promotion at the Arena from 7 to 16 September 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy a fascinating range of cold, hot and sweet kebab and skewers, according to your desire. The cold range includes sm


ON14, OZO Colombo gears up for Christmas with cake-mixing ceremony

Views - 16 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

There’s nothing like the tradition of enjoying cake and other warm, baked goods during the Christmas season. That’s why OZO Colombo has started its Christmas preparations in the month of August! The cake-mixing t


It’s never too early to celebrate Christmas at ON14, OZO Colombo

Views - 19 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

The scorching heat of summer has you longing for some cool relief, and all the while counting down to the best season of the year — the Christmas celebrations of winter. You may not be able to fast-forward the mo


Authentic and sumptuous dining at The Biryani Restaurant

Views - 58 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Located in the hustle and bustle of the famous Armour Street junction The Biryani Restaurant is offering authentic and sumptuous dining at what it styles itself as the first and only biryani specialised restaurant in Sri Lanka.


Table One at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo features Indonesia’s legendary flavours

Views - 22 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Table One at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo sets itself for yet another fiesta of flavours, when three master chefs from Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta join the kitchen brigade to present Indonesian delights as a part of the buffet. This celebration of Indones


Robert Mujagic joins Hilton Colombo

Views - 28 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Robert Mujagic is a native of Stuttgart Germany, who joined the culinary business at the age of 17. He started his apprenticeship


Capital Bar & Grill at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo presents Meat-ing on Monday

Views - 42 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Experience Meat-ing on Monday and enjoy a delicious four-course dinner serving unlimited US Prime Rib and Roasted


Complete coffee solutions with Colombo Coffee Company

Views - 25 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Opening a new café has never been easier with Colombo’s complete coffee solutions provider – Colombo Coffee & Company (CCC)


COMBANK cardholders eligible for discounts at 70 restaurants with ‘Dine & Smile’ promo

Views - 32 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Commercial Bank’s ‘Dine & Smile’ promotion offering attractive discounts at Sri Lanka’s popular hotels and restaurants is back,


Testa Bake House celebrates over 30 years of quality catering

Views - 22 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Seeing its inception in 1982, with the first establishment based in Kosgama, Testa Bake House is a business that strives


Sunil says he is truly an MD Sauce fan

Views - 13 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Gypsies’ Sunil Perera, the perennial in the music scene, goes hand in hand with another perennial favourite – MD Sauces. MD has a delectable range of 10 different sauces to spice up any meal. The tomato sauce is made to a special original recipe


Java Lounge, Colombo’s largest coffeehouse, enriches urban coffee-meeting culture

Views - 42 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Bringing in a fresh experience to Colombo’s growing coffee culture, Java Lounge recently launched its latest outlet in the trendy neighbourhood at Barnes Place. It is the largest coffeehouse in the city to date, and has 144 seats across two floors,


#EatDrinkHilton: It’s Chocolate Mania this August at the Hilton Colombo

Views - 40 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

#EatDrinkHilton is all about fresh produce, seasonal offerings and local tastes. This month the focus is chocolate.


The Swiss Week is back at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 36 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

The National Day of the Swiss Confederation is the ideal platform to celebrate the longstanding and excellent Swiss-Sri Lankan


California Grill unveils ‘New Journey Menu’

Views - 26 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel’s popular fine dining restaurant the California Grill is taking another step forward with its popular promotion


Weekday Dim Sum Lunch at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Colombo

Views - 79 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo redefines lunching on weekdays at the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace,


Sisters cooking for themselves at Iraq’s women-only restaurant

Views - 14 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - At Luxury Time, a restaurant in the Kurdish city of Erbil, there are no man-size portions. The women-only


Today's Columnists

Of love and struggle: The interconnected feminist movements of South Asia

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The last Cat’s Eye column observed all that there is to celebrate in the recent Supreme Court of India’s judgement on Sec. 377, which decriminalised adult consensual same-sex sexual activity in private. We used this ‘magnificent’ decision, wh


Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in


Over-tourism: The new buzz word in tourism

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a


Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The rupee depreciated by Rs. 29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee was 2.8% per year. Official foreign reserves increased from $ 2.7 billion to $ 8.2 billion over the same period. In stark contrast, th


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