Dining

Jetwing Hotels welcomes MasterChef Australia’s Dee Williams

Views - 137 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Jetwing Colombo Seven said yesterday it was proud to welcome Dee Williams – MasterChef Australia’s first Sri Lankan female contestant – to their kitchen! A fan favourite on MasterChef Australia 2019, Dee amazed all the judges with her authentic


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo appointed official caterers for Lotus Tower grand opening

Views - 10 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo was appointed the official caterers for the grand VIP opening ceremony of the Lotus Tower, held on Monday 16 September. The Lotus Tower, now known as the tallest tower in South Asia was officially opened to the public on Mon


A sizzling assortment of authentic Chinese cuisine makes its way to Sri Lanka’s shores

Views - 16 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” and the Chinese have understood this principle better than most. Infused with centuries-old culture and heritage, Chinese cuisine is a way of life – an authentic experience that lingers long af


Thin Crust pizzas from Pizza Hut

Views - 7 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Pizza Hut Sri Lanka now boasts a delightfully light range of Thin Crust pizzas expertly hand-stretched and oven-baked to golden perfection! Available in a variety of flavours, the Thin Crust range includes Margherita, Vegetariano, Tropical Hawaiian,


Christmas cake mixing at Galadari

Views - 5 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo recently held its traditional cake mixing in the Centre Lobby. The Centre Lobby was filled with much excitement and joy as General Manager Sampath Siriwardena together with his guests and the management team joined in with the ch


‘The Cauldron’continues to inspire and innovate for a second year

Views - 35 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Two years ago, an ambitious couple set out on an adventure to meticulously createwithin Colombo’s café scene‘A space where all good things combine’. Backed by years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tharanga and Dushanthi created a un


An inspiring new book of ancient Sri Lankan recipes by Waters Edge

Views - 22 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Thuna Paha, the signature restaurant that serves authentic Sri Lankan cuisine at Waters Edge, in its quest to be the first Michelin-starred Sri Lankan restaurant in the world, has launched an all-new book of recipes, inspired by ancient traditional i


Cinnamon Lakeside hosts Thai Food Festival for 4th consecutive year

Views - 40 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside will launch a 10-day Thai Food Festival to showcase the best of Thai cuisine, complete with food, décor and music and more, from 19 to 28 September. The 10-day Thai Food Festival will feature authentic cuisine from Thai Master Chef


Yaal Virindu: Jaffna Food Festival

Views - 24 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka is a country that is as famous for its delicious variety of native cuisine as it is for the many picturesque beaches and captivating hills that bless this tiny island nation. Jaffna cuisine is an integral and vital component of Sri Lanka’


Northern culinary delights at the Ramada Colombo

Views - 42 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Cuisine from the Northern Province has been associated with a delightful blend of spices and a succulent choice of seafood. For decades Jaffna food has appealed to all Sri Lankans. Having launched the Yal Virindu – Jaffna food festival years ago, t


Dynamic duo to blaze new culinary trails at Platinum One Suites

Views - 36 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Platinum One Suites, which has already been taking giant leaps ahead in the realm of hospitality, now seek to broaden their horizons even further with their newest and biggest inclusion: Culinary Development Director Chef Kithsiri De Silva who will b


A Grand September at Cinnamon Grand!

Views - 51 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The month of September will prove to be grand indeed, at Cinnamon Grand Colombo, as several promotions kick off to give guests new and exciting experiences in the heart of the city. From an international seafood buffet to an authentic Italian spread


Austin 1954 Café: a food truck café inspiring youth in Kandy

Views - 130 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Something new, a special something not to be missed, is now opened in Kandy, unusual to the normal food truck cafés around the country. The Austin 1954 food truck café was initiated by Ishika Ratwatte, a student of CIS Kandy, tak


Dolce Italia launches authentic palette of Italian flavours to local market

Views - 43 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

Dolce Italia, the only authentic Italian restaurant in Sri Lanka that sources local products to turn out original Italian cuisine, announces its newest venture, the launch of a new and exciting range of Italian products and flavours branded as ‘I S


Refined Tastes By Mahaweli Reach now present at Asiri Hospital, Kandy

Views - 44 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

The Refined Tastes By Mahaweli Reach hotel food outlet has been launched at Asiri Hospital Kandy under the patronage of Asiri Hospital Kandy Director Operations Nihal Rathnayake, Asiri Hospital Kandy General Manager Nalin Pasqual, and Mahaweli Reach


September at Cinnamon Red

Views - 29 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

Enjoy a host of deals from Colombo’s trendiest hotel, Cinnamon Red, during the month of September that will have you marking your calendars for outings with friends, colleagues and loved ones. Experience good food and drinks at the Hotel’s restau


George Steuart Teas launches door-to-door campaign with ‘Thea Vasi’

Views - 40 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

George Steuart Teas, known as the ‘Original Ceylon Tea People,’ launched an islandwide door-to-door campaign offering consumers a host of benefits. Phase 1 of the campaign consist of 10 key areas covering Panadura, Horana, Ratnapura, Balangoda,


Roshan Perera introduces ‘Aviki’ low GI wholegrain rice to promote healthier living

Views - 39 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

‘Aviki,’ a healthy rice variety produced by Grains n Green Ltd., has recognised the key factor driving the growth of the market is the growing demand for healthier rice varieties. The indulgence in gluten free and low GI rice and rice products i


Pelwatte Dairy infuses local flavours to ice cream range

Views - 41 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Everyone in the world loves ice-cream. So much so that on average a person consumes between 15-20l of the preferred dessert every year. There are over 1,000 different flavours of ice cream in existence around the world and research shows that in a li


Elephant House brings fresh milk into the market

Views - 38 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Elephant House Beverages recently re-launched fresh milk adding more variety to the wide product portfolio thus catering to the tastes of its many consumer. Fresh milk which had been available in the markets since the early 90s in glass bottles is no


“A Taste of the North” comes alive at Galadari Colombo

Views - 44 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

Galadari Colombo, together with My Sister’s Kitchen, presents for the second time running the Jaffna Food Festival, from 29 August to 1 September, 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm at the Coffee Shop. Jaffna is home to a wide variety of delicious cuisine that is


Café Kumbuk re-opens in new location on Independence Avenue

Views - 52 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Café Kumbuk, a popular café known for its healthy menu and locally-sourced produce, re-opened its doors at a new location on Independence Avenue recently. The new café is tucked away at the end of Thambiah Avenue, offering a relaxing, child-frien


Forte-style Italian: AQUA Forte serves sophisticated Italian cuisine within Galle Fort

Views - 55 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Paolo Gavioli, Ian Fernández and Roberto Vicario first came to Sri Lanka a decade ago and watched the country transform as they returned over the years, spellbound by the island and its many diverse charms. Of these charms the Galle Fort captured t


Rajasthani Food Fiesta at the Taj with Celebrate Colombo

Views - 47 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga visited Taj Samudra, Colombo – Navratna during the Rajasthani Food festival. Hotel Manager of Taj Samudra Colombo Pulkesin Mohan and the team welcomed the Min


‘Fusion Galle Street Food’ Festival this weekend

Views - 126 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

The inaugural ‘Fusion Galle Street Food Festival’ comes alive to tantalise everyone’s taste buds on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August at the Galle Courts Complex. The evening begins at 4 p.m., the early emergence of sunset up until 12 midnight w


Dolce Italia to launch exuberant range of new flavours to prepare authentic Italian dishes

Views - 55 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Having commenced as a story of friendship between Founders and Co-owners Manuela Prugnoli and Florence Gambarota purely based on their common passion for food, Dolce Italia today has become the only authentic Italian restaurant in Sri Lanka serving t


August ‘Holidaze’ at Cinnamon Lakeside

Views - 44 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

Think lake views, poolside breeze and unlimited amount of food to enjoy the month of August with friends, family and loved ones. Cinnamon Lakeside’s dining offers will ensure that guests make the best of the holiday month by the lake. Business Lunc


Colombo Swiss House: A delightful dining experience with a difference

Views - 1022 Friday, 16 August 2019 00:00

The Swiss Embassy in Colombo in partnership with the Mount Lavinia Hotel has launched a delightful dining experience with a difference – a pop-up restaurant featuring Swiss cuisine in Colombo. Swiss House Colombo opened to the public yesterday (15)


Mala Hot Pot brings ‘conversational dining’ to CCC Food Studio

Views - 174 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya Hot Pot, or Steamboat as it is known sometimes, is a famous Chinese cooking method wherein a variety of meats and vegetables are cooked in a ‘steaming’ simmering ‘hot’ pot, which is placed at the dining table – simila


Hilton Colombo hosts a chocolate extravaganza

Views - 228 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

The Colombo Hilton’s #EatDrinkHilton promotion is back and this time for the entire month of August, it is celebrating that most glorious of delicacies, chocolate. Kicking off the celebration in style, the Hilton L.A.B. hosted a special one-day on


Today's Columnists

State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.


Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer


Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be


Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm


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