Dining

Grand opening of KOBE at Waters Edge

Views - 10 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 6 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 - 9 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 - 86 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


‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’ at Galadari

Views - 16 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo is abuzz preparing for one of the most exciting food festivals in town the ‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’. According to BBC Good Food trends report, Sri Lankan cuisine has topped the list this year, ranking number one as an alrea


For the Love of Crab with a taste of Weligama

Views - 17 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa has unveiled an exciting culinary experience, comprising of succulent crabs straight from the ocean to your plate. Dig your claws into a crab feast of the sea’s freshest catch, made to perfection with authentic


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

Views - 19 Friday, 8 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


Colombo Coffee Company takes total coffee solutions down south

Views - 14 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s trusted total coffee solutions provider, the Colombo Coffee Company (CCC) has been for many years a valuable partner for restaurants, hotels, cafes, and even homes and offices when it comes to coffee, coffee machines, accessories and so


ComBank runs first ‘Dine & Smile’ of 2019 with discounts at 75 partner restaurants

Views - 20 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon’s popular ‘Dine & Smile’ promotion has been launched for the first time in 2019, with 75 of the country’s most popular restaurants offering discounts exclusive to the bank’s Credit and Debit Cardholders. Effect


Colombo Brewfest at the newest hotspot in town

Views - 36 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Platinum One Suites, the newest hotspot and lifestyle venue in town, presents the Colombo Brewfest 2019. The event will take place on 7 and 8 March from 5 p.m. onwards and on 9 March from 12:30 p.m. onwards at the poolside. It’s going to be all chu


The Barnesbury launches all-new menu for 2019

Views - 32 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The popular city and neighbourhood family restaurant, which opened its doors in February of 2013, is proud to release some new dishes for your enjoyment. Chef Manjula, who has been there from the inception, has come up with some new creations too goo


AYU introduces brand-new weekend lunch buffet

Views - 24 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

There is something about the endless spread of goodies, all laid out and ready for the taking, that brings out the inner child in us all. Inspired by the urban grocery store concept, AYU now introduces a brand-new weekend lunch buffet, offering a ran


Ministry of Crab pop-up at Atlantis Sanya on Hainan Island

Views - 23 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Making its way to the tropical city of Sanya situated on the Hainan Island of China, Ministry of Crab was stationed at the premium resort, Atlantis Sanya, for an exciting three-day pop-up from 28 February to 2 March. Taking the Ministry of Crab expe


Booker dines free at Hilton Colombo Residences’ ‘Indian Indulgence’ from 28 February for 10 days

Views - 40 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

FLOW, Hilton Colombo Residences, will host ‘Indian Indulgence’ dinner experience for 10 days beginning from 28 February until 9 March. Resident Indian Chef Vicku Ram will take centre stage as FLOW highlights one of its distinct cuisines during di


Jungle dining elevated at Hotel Sigiriya

Views - 47 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The lush gardens of Hotel Sigiriya come alive after sundown with the searing sounds of meatand tiki torch adorned pathways that lead you towards a gastronomic feast. Chef Bernard Jayasuriya along with his dedicated team pulls out all the stops, to pr


Brunch by the ocean: King of the Mambo opens for Sunday brunch with live music

Views - 25 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

When it comes to luxuriously indulgent weekends, nothing delivers quite like a Sunday brunch does. Galle Face Hotel’s King of the Mambo is elevating Colombo’s favourite Sunday pastime with its newly introduced A Lo Cubano – brunch every Sunday


Ceylon Tea Promotion at the 7th Annual Toronto Tea Festival 2019

Views - 20 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, as part of its tea promotional program in 2019, participated in the 7th Annual Toronto Tea Festival 2019, organised by the Tea Guild of Canada, which was held from 1-3 February at the Toronto Reference L


High Commission hosts ‘Sri Lankan Food Fest’ in Singapore

Views - 27 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore in collaboration with Hotel Mandarin Orchard, Singapore organised a ‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’ to mark the 71st Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka. The event was held from 13 to 15 February at H


Nestle set to sell first Starbucks coffee under $7.15 b deal

Views - 21 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

VEVEY, Switzerland (Reuters): Nestle will sell Starbucks-branded coffee at grocery stores and online in Europe, Asia and Latin America from this month as it seeks to increase its lead over rivals such as JAB. After last year’s $7.15 billion cash de


Bellissima’s Matcha Biscuit Pudding at Ramen Misoya Colombo

Views - 37 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Although it might initially sound strange as one may think, it comes as no surprise if you hear a ‘Matcha Biscuit Pudding’ being introduced by the artisan dessert manufacturer Bellissima, which is a brand synonymous for always introducing varieti


Boost your energy with sugarcane this month at Hilton Colombo

Views - 31 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Sugarcane juice is a good source of glucose which as we know, helps to re-hydrate the human body and give it a boost of energy. Sugarcane juice is considered an alkaline forming food because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium,


Jaffna Festival at Cinnamon Grand for third consecutive year

Views - 47 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The much awaited culinary and cultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back for the third consecutive year at Cinnamon Grand! Experience the colourful diversity of the Yalpanam through food and music from 14-24 February, held at Cinnamon Grand’s


Candlelight romance at Elevate on Valentine’s Day

Views - 37 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

Colombo’s popular venue Elevate will enthral couples on Valentine’s Day with a candle light romantic dinner from 7:30 p.m. onwards at 29th Floor, Access South Tower. Romantic diners will be served a four-course menu, complimentary glass of spark


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates Valentine’s with gourmet hideaways, sensory journey experiences

Views - 46 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

Dotted as the cosmopolitan social dining capital of Colombo, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is celebrating Valentine’s Day to make this 14 February one to remember. Brimming with the vibrancy and exclusivity of a retro classic bar and restaurant, Capit


Namaste India! Ministry of Crab opens in Mumbai

Views - 1746 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

The most anticipated overseas outpost of Ministry of Crab (MOC) was launched last week in Mumbai, India. Within a span of six months from opening Ministry of Crab in Shanghai last year and in Manila earlier this year, Ministry of Crab, Mumbai was lau


Mövenpick Hotel kicks off ‘Ten Days in India’

Views - 49 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

‘Ten Days in India’ kicked off at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo on 8 February. Many familiar faces were present on the first day of this 10-day-long Indian food festival featuring entertainment acts by the talented ImzyS dance loft. Together with


Romance is afloat at Mahaweli Reach

Views - 59 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Make this Valentine’s Day truly memorable for that special someone. Treat your Valentine to an enchanting six-course candle-lit dinner on 14 February at the Gangula Terrace by the flowing waters of the Mahaweli River, serenaded by their musicians.


Valentine’s Day at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 38 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Fall madly in love with what the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has to offer. Woo your sweetheart with these romantic options in the heart of Colombo. Whether you’re blissfully in love or a superbly happy singleton, Valentine’s Day at Vistas is going


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M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The great Thespian who made a name for himself by acting in negative roles was hailed by many as the greate


An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019

In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjecture captioned ‘Maithri’s Mandate and Ranil’s Royalist Regency’ I said that Sri Lanka was witne


Historic betrayal of SLMC and ACMC

Saturday, 23 March 2019

It appears, according to a news report that the leaders of SLMC, ACMC and DPF during a meeting with President Sirisena to discuss constitutional reforms have “reneged on their promise to back the ongoing efforts to abolish the executive presidency


Playing with history

Friday, 22 March 2019

First of all, I was delighted to note a counter criticism ‘A reply to Victor Ivan’s ‘What went wrong with Sri Lanka?’ published in the Financial Times on 11 March in response to my article which appeared in the same newspaper on 22 February.


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