Dining

Taj Samudra’s ‘Ports of Call’ is back by gastronomical demand

Views - 8 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Taj Samudra beckons its guests to the vividly exotic ‘Ports of Call’, the legendary name of its coffee shop which will be renamed from the second week of November 2017


A feast of epic proportions of Turkish delight at Graze Kitchen, Hilton Colombo!

Views - 5 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Get aboard the Ottoman Express for a fusion of culinary traditions with one pod of authentic Turkish Cuisine at the Graze Kitchen


Oktoberfest at the Edge

Views - 6 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Waters Edge was the place to be for all things German as the water-front property pulled out all the stops to put together Oktoberfest at the Edge.


It’s a ‘wrap’ at Café Mocha

Views - 7 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

In a world where life is a rat race, a good cup of coffee has gradually evolved into a vital part of our lives. Everyone from workaholics to students and even the artistic ones often look to a finely brewed cup of coffee to provide them


‘Tartlet Promotion’ at Galadari

Views - 5 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

The Galadari Hotel has yet another sweet and savoury promotion ongoing to make your taste buds excited. Having commenced on 13 November and continuing up until 24 November


Hilton Colombo celebrates 25th year of original Oktoberfest

Views - 13 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Oktoberfest may have its roots in Munich but you don’t have to go to Germany to enjoy this annual celebration. Hilton Colombo has organised its Oktoberfest from 9 to 18 November, being held for the 25th consecutive year


Galle Face Hotel promotes clean eating with Vegan Week 2017

Views - 32 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Over 150 years of history and heritage later, the Galle Face Hotel continues to lead culinary trends in Sri Lanka. With a focus on promoting clean eating, the iconic hotel has now introduced a special Vegan Week from 13 to 17


First Sri Lankan food festival in Warsaw Hilton Hotel, Poland

Views - 12 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Warsaw, Poland, in collaboration with the Warsaw Hilton, the Colombo Hilton, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, and Qatar Airways organised a Sri Lankan food festival at the MEZA


Maggi partners International Pepper Conference as commitment to use Sri Lankan spices in products

Views - 6 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Maggi recently partnered the 45th International Pepper Conference as Silver Sponsor, as part of its commitment to use popular Sri Lankan spices in its products to naturally enhance flavour, and encourage the use of spices in


BreadTalk Sri Lanka opens 8th new door in Western Province

Views - 9 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Envisioning of offering high-quality lifestyle bakery and confectionaries to the local market, global franchise brand BreadTalk operated locally by Foodbuzz Ltd. opens its eighth outlet at No: 385/6, Negombo Road, Wattala. Among


Michelin 2018: San Franscisco chefs outshine New York’s

Views - 6 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

AFP: New York has been usurped as America’s premiere gastronomic destination, at least in terms of the Michelin Guide’s celebrated three-star ranking.


The Kingsbury turns up the flavours this November

Views - 17 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

The Kingsbury is picking up the pace as it heads to another fabulous festive season, but just before the Christmas decor adorns its magnificent spaces, the culinary wizards at The Kingsbury are presenting you with some mouthwatering treats along with


Festive catering from Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 12 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

All your favourite food is offered for a great dining experience with lasting impressions this festive season when Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants unwraps the catering menus from The Bayleaf, Park Street Mews Restaurant, Commons Coffee House and Colomb


Introducing Crab Factory: Colombo’s most versatile seafood specialty bistro

Views - 30 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Taj Samudra’s Crab Factory is the new indulgence for crab lovers. With a restaurant dedicated for the sole purpose of tantalising your taste buds with a unique array of crabs prepared according to your preferences, it certainly is the place to dine


Master culinary class at William Angliss Institute Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

The Young Chef’s Club of Lanka recently organised a ‘Guide to Food Olympics’, held at the William Angliss Institute Sri Lanka (WAISL). The Young Chef’s Club of Lanka is the youth arm of the Chefs Guild of Lanka. Featuring Master Chef Gert Klo


Chinese Dragon Café celebrates 75 years of service excellence

Views - 43 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Chinese Dragon Café Ltd., the highly-acclaimed pioneering restaurant chain, recently commemorated 75 years of successful operation in Sri Lanka. With its roots running as far as the colonial times, the café has witnessed the rise and fall of many


Hilton Colombo Residences announces Halloween celebrations for family

Views - 15 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences announced its celebrations for the whole family at its main restaurant FLOW and BASICO Bar Lounge


Teatime rocks Colombo’s Arcade Independence Square once again

Views - 22 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Colombo’s favourite place for tea inspired relaxation and chat has undergone a makeover. The t-Lounge by Dilmah at Arcade Independence Square is revitalised with the signature casually elegant style of Dilmah’s t-


Best Bavarian Wares at Oktoberfest at the Edge

Views - 9 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Colombo’s favourite entertainment hub Waters Edge will be the home for Oktoberfest at the Edge from 26-29 October


Mixing of the traditional Christmas Cake at Taj Samudra

Views - 24 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Christmas is never Christmas without its finest traditions. One of its sweetest traditions was Christmas cake which originated in Europe centuries ago.


Grandeeza Negombo kicks off festive season with traditional cake mixing

Views - 15 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

It’s beginning to smell like Christmas at Grandeeza. The annual tradition of the mixing of the Christmas Cake at Grandeeza was conducted with the participation of Chairman Dunstan Goluhewa


Celebrate Turkish Republic Day at Ankara

Views - 18 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Ankara, Colombo’s first authentic Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant is where fine dining, a casual café, street food and gala banquets all culminate in one grand old colonial house.


Cake mixing at Amaya Hunas Falls and Hills

Views - 7 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Amaya Resorts & Spas rang in the Spirits of Christmas this year with the annual Christmas Cake Mixing. Amaya Hunas Falls in Elkaduwa


Get cheesy with Chef Massimo Zampar at Hilton Colombo’s Italian restaurant, IL Ponte!

Views - 11 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The secret ingredient to life’s little mysteries has always been cheese! Indulge in an extravagant celebration of all things cheese with one of Chef Massimo’s most creative cheese set menus from 26 October to 4 November.


O’zapft is! Oktoberfest comes to The Kings!

Views - 10 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Six million visitors, 6.6 million litres of beer, half a million roast chickens, 115,000 pork sausages, 28 tons of roasted almonds


Best thing about October comes to Waters Edge

Views - 55 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The month of October not only brings with it the peak of the Autumn season, but also heralds in one of the most looked forward to events across the world


Christmas cake mixing at Galadari

Views - 12 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The Galadari Hotel recently held its traditional cake mixing in the Centre Lobby


Galle Face Hotel hosts Christmas cake mixing event

Views - 36 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel recently celebrated the start of the Christmas season by hosting their first cake-mixing event after the restoration project, which was attended by loyal guests


Second Les Clefs d’Or Concierge accepted at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle

Views - 30 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle announced the recent acceptance of Sagara Abeykoon, Concierge Supervisor into the esteemed Les Clefs d’Or concierge association


Ankara, for all types of events and celebrations

Views - 9 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Colombo’s first Turkish restaurant, Ankara has opened doors to a variety of banquet options for every type of personal and corporate event


Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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