Dining

‘Buzzing November’ at Hilton Colombo

Views - 15 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

From the goodness of ginger, the seasonal ingredient of the month to the culinary carnival, a journey through the USA and Retro Nights at the Blue, Hilton Colombo promises diners and party revellers a hive of activity this November. As part of #EatDr


East West Marketing launches hot butter cuttlefish flavour soya meat

Views - 5 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

East West Marketing Ltd. (EWM), one of the leading food product manufacturers and distributors in the country, launched a hot butter cuttlefish flavour soya meat product for the first time in Sri Lanka. This hot butter cuttlefish flavour soya meat p


Unlimited food offerings at the AYU dinner buffet

Views - 14 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Quality and quantity don’t always go hand in hand, but here at AYU, you have the best of both. Any craving you could possibly have will be satisfied at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo’s AYU, the all-day dining located on the fourth floor. Unbuckle your


Botanik’s evolving culinary journey with Chef Nizran taking the helm

Views - 15 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Botanik Rooftop Bistro and Bar is the stunning rooftop restaurant at the top of the Fairway Colombo, known for its unique view of the city. It is owned and managed by Cantaloupe and Co. with a contemporary Bistro menu created by Sri Lanka’s first


St. Peter’s ‘Night beyond Imagination’ trapezes to the next level with Na Tree

Views - 10 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

A gala event showcasing the musical and thespian talents of primary level students of one of Sri Lanka’s premier boys’ schools St. Peter’s College, got underway at the open air stadium of the school recently. The creative talents of students we


Chef Udara of OZO Kandy wins Master of Seasoning Culinary Challenge 2018

Views - 11 Friday, 2 November 2018 00:00

Chef Udara of OZO Kandy emerged the winner of Master of Seasoning Culinary Challenge 2018, organised by Unilever Food Solution. The competition aims at helping chefs all over the world serve tasty, wholesome meals that keep guests coming back for mor


Galadari Hotel and My Sister’s Kitchen present ‘Jaffna Food Festival’

Views - 48 Friday, 2 November 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel together with My Sister’s Kitchen presents the much awaited ‘Jaffna Food Festival’ at the Galadari Hotel Coffee Shop on 9, 10 and 11 November from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jaffna is home to a wide variety of delicious cuisine that i


Indian Chef Vikuram at Hilton Residences invites you to a journey across India this Diwali

Views - 23 Friday, 2 November 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences has announced that it will launch an Indian food promotion with their resident Indian chef, Vikuram. The promotion will take place between 7 and 10 November coinciding with Diwali celebrations. The promotion will take place


The good and the bad of mould found in food

Views - 11 Friday, 2 November 2018 00:00

There is always something menacing about mould. Not only is it disfiguring, but it can escalate to something that is not good for you. Mould has a tendency to spread like wildfire, today it’s a few spots on your cheese or bread and tomorrow your w


Meal Deal delivery service debuts

Views - 29 Friday, 2 November 2018 00:00

Food cravings do not come with any warnings. Your favourite dish being merely a click away is a god-sent at times as such. This is what Meal Deal, a completely local food delivery service, promises to bring as it revolutionises the food industry with


Ministry of Crab begins global culinary journey in Shanghai

Views - 13 Friday, 2 November 2018 00:00

Continuing its culinary journey of showcasingthe legendary Sri Lankan crab, Ministry of Crab opened its first overseas outpost in Shanghai, China earlier this week. Taking on the task of promoting Sri Lanka’s finest produce and best in gastronomy,


The Kingsbury kicks off Octoberfest 2018 at Honey Beach Club

Views - 41 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

Visitors and guests to The Kingsbury Hotel are in for a treat this weekend as the city’s most iconic poolside location, Honey Beach Club, plays host to Octoberfest 2018 celebrations till 30 October. Kicking off every day from 7-11 p.m., the hotel h


Meatless Monday at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Views - 26 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

With efforts to promote sustainable food production and consumption, the SLYCAN trust together with the Humane Society teamed up with Mount Lavinia Hotel for a ‘Meatless Monday’ at the famed Governor’s Restaurant on 22 October. Our planet has f


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo’s Robata Grill and Lounge launches ‘Unassumingly Asian’ concept

Views - 41 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:00

The Robata Grill and Lounge successfully launched an ‘Unassumingly Asian’ concept at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo. The launch event took place a few days ago at the Robata, featuring a ‘street food party’ concept, completed with magicians, ju


Hilton Colombo presents the ‘Original’ Oktoberfest

Views - 77 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Traditional highlights and favourites are coming back to the sports centre arena at the Hilton Colombo when the much looked forward to annual event, the Oktoberfest takes place from 1 to 10 November.


Galle Face Hotel debuts King of the Mambo

Views - 32 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Keep up with the newest tune in town with the opening of King of the Mambo at the Galle Face Hotel. Go for the cocktails expertly mixed by an award-winning mixologist, linger for the Mediterranean-Cuban


Christmas cake mixing at Galadari

Views - 14 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel recently held its traditional cake mixing in the Centre Lobby. The cake mix was done up to resemble a magnificent Christmas tree. The Centre Lobby was th


‘Vegan High Tea’ at MLH on World Vegan Day, 1 November

Views - 14 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

A growing trend toward health and wellness has inspired many to include a vegan food regime into their daily lifestyle. Serving the purpose of both a nourishing and satisfying meal, Mount Lavinia Hotel introduced the ‘Vegan Buffet’. From pioneer


Akihabara at WTC for authentic Japanese cuisine

Views - 95 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

By Shanika Sriyananda If you want to book your next important business meeting or a networking session in a convenient place with authentic Japanese buffet for a change, the newly opened Akihabara – the Japanese style café and restaurant at the Wo


Waters Edge ready to host Sri Lanka’s largest Oktoberfest celebration at The Arcade

Views - 187 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Rooted in the grandeur of German culture and tradition, celebrated across the globe as a much-anticipated indulgence, the world’s largest annual Volksfest (people’s festival) – ‘Oktoberfest’ opens its doors in Sri Lanka at The Arcade Square


Royal Thai raises the bar with Thai Food Festival

Views - 26 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya The Cinnamon Lakeside Thai Food Festival returned last week for the third straight year, this time with over 80 items to choose from. Running from 18 to 28 October for dinner (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) at the Royal Thai restaurant an


Crab and Prawn Fiesta at Jetwing Lagoon

Views - 32 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

Jetwing Lagoon is presenting a Crab and Prawn Fiesta on 31 October from 7 p.m. onwards at the open air dining space, Blue Lagoon. Indulge in mouthwatering crab and prawn cooked to perfection, with live music entertainment overlooking the magnificent


It’s ‘Unassumingly Asian’ at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo’s Robata Grill and Lounge

Views - 48 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

The Robata Grill and Lounge has been wowing the city since arriving on the dining scene in early 2017. Put simply, Robata means ‘Fireside cooking’ which results in dramatic and delicious flavour, and people love it. The ‘Asian Food’ umbrella


World Food Atlas debuts; 13 Lankan dishes in

Views - 14 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

World’s first food atlas has been launched at www.tasteatlas.com. The idea of the atlas is to promote “eat local” culture, as well as to inform travellers and food lovers about local ingredients and traditional dishes from all around the world.


Motha introduces double-layered pudding mixes

Views - 14 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Motha Confectionary Works Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading producer of dessert and beverage mixes and baking ingredients has introduced a novel range to their pudding mixes portfolio in the form of the Motha Double-Layered Pudding Mixes. The mixes are ava


Breakfast on the go at Barista WTC

Views - 15 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Barista has introduced a ‘Value Breakfast Meal’ including a sandwich of your choice and a hot or cold beverage. The value meal is exclusively available at the newly refurbished Barista World Trade Centre outlet. “The WTC outlet is based in the


Oporto opens first door into Sri Lanka at Colombo City Centre

Views - 124 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

After months of anticipation following the announcement of its arrival three months ago, much-loved Australian flame-grilled chicken franchise, Oporto, opened its doors to fans here in Sri Lanka, on Tuesday 16 October. Located at the Food Studio’s


Sharing the French way of life

Views - 19 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

“The recipe of our success is a unique savoir-faire, quality ingredients, passing on good practice to keep our savoir-faire alive, and of course inspiration; our daily bread,” said 2-Starred Michelin Chef, Michel Roth last morning, addressing a p


Colombo Supper Club’s next pop-up event to feature Butcher Boy’s renowned Chef Andrew Walsh

Views - 58 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

In the short span of almost two years, Colombo Supper Club founder Naserah Tyebally has enticed and educated the palettes of Sri Lanka with up to 16 pop-up dinners, showing appreciation for and exposing a variety of cultures around the world with cui


Park Street Mews Restaurant introduces trendy new menu with fusion flavours

Views - 62 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Park Street Mews Restaurant introduced a new menu on Tuesday, infused with exciting fusion flavours while retaining firm favourites. Set in the well-known Park Street Mews complex and now in its ninth year of operation, the restaurant does not rest o


Today's Columnists

Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall


When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be


A stable democracy is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of Sri Lankans

Thursday, 15 November 2018

In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past few years. The current political state in Sri Lanka poses a series of e


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