Dining

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

Views - 9 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 - 22 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 - 16 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 - 22 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 - 24 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 - 33 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 - 1671 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 - 33 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 - 49 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 - 30 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


Tell us your story to win a dinner for two at FLOW this Valentines

Views - 22 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Whether you’re dating, married or looking to rekindle a romantic spark that ignited your relationship, Valentine’s Day sets the mood to celebrate love, friendship, and all that good stuff. With a city offering many escapades and packages, FLOW pr


Shred your ex at In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day

Views - 22 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

The corniest day of the year can be celebrated differently where you bring your anger, frustrations and sadness to In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day. Just after a break up? Resenting all that time you wasted? Want to have an excuse to have f


Bring the romance to the Taj and let it complete your love story

Views - 45 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

This February, Taj Samudra Colombo is geared to celebrate Valentine’s Day in all its grandeur, with a Valentine’s Dinner by the poolside in a private love hut or villa, exclusively for individual couples on the romantic night of 14 February from


Celebrate Valentine’s at Galadari Colombo

Views - 42 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo is in full swing getting ready for Valentine’s Day. This year the hotel is offering special promotions that will make for an unforgettable day. ‘For the Love of Life’ is at Margarita Blue a Valentine’s special on 14 Febru


Traditional Chinese New Year rendition at the Taj

Views - 32 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo celebrated the Chinese New Year in grand style at the authentic Chinese venue The Golden Dragon on 5 February with guests. Taj Samudra celebrated the occasion with cuisine that addresses all the traits with preparations that are s


Felicia returns to Curry Leaf

Views - 26 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Savour the treasured flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine at the Curry Leaf, Hilton Colombo with Felicia Sorensen and the Curry Leaf team from 15to 24February. An exotic smorgasbord of traditional delights from designer hoppers to a selection of roti, pit


Romantic dining experiences at Amaya Resorts

Views - 23 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Valentine’s Day, a day set in the calendar to sway our hearts to and fro, and give the best of our love to our better halves. True, one does not need one particular day to prove their love to someone, but sometimes one does feel the extra love on t


OZO Colombo announces Chef Mehdi as Executive Chef

Views - 34 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

OZO Colombo announces the appointment of its new Executive Chef, Boumaza Mohamed Mehdi. Algerian-born Mehdi brings with him more than 10 years of experience from all over the globe, having worked in the hotel industry in Tunisia, Thailand, Dubai and


Spices galore at the Indian Food Festival by Fairway Colombo

Views - 46 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

In celebration of the Indian Republic Day, the Fairway Street Food Festival for the month of January took an Indian twist as it showcased a range of Indian Street Food, along with Indian music and dances. The Hospital Street took a vibrant turn on 26


Premium online tea brand teakruthi now in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan premium tea brand teakruthi which was initially launched in 2017 in international markets in the US, UK and Canada, recently began selling in the local market via its website, www.teakruthi.com. Having proven its value proposition of all


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo welcomes Chinese New Year in authentic style

Views - 92 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates the dawning of the Year of the Pig with a gourmet set menu at the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace, from 1 to 10 February. The Ang Pao Wishing Tree also lets guests experience the tradition of


Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Cinnamon Lakeside

Views - 183 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

The Chinese Food Festival in celebration of the Chinese New Year, will kick off on 25 January and will run until 7 February at Cinnamon Lakeside, giving diners in Colombo an opportunity to savour over 90 dishes, inspired by China’s rich culinary he


Chinese New Year Food Festival at Kingsbury’s Yue Chuan from 18-25 January

Views - 80 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Bringing together families, friends and delicious cuisine, The Kingsbury is celebrating Chinese New Year to welcome the Year of the Pig from 18-25 January at Yue Chuan. A distinct à la carte menu has been carefully curated to suit the palate for tho


Mindful eating at Hilton Colombo: ‘One for One’ at Graze Kitchen

Views - 69 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

With the dawn of a new year there is no better time than the present to adapt a healthier lifestyle. Including more protein, vegetables, fruits and eating less carbs, sugars and having dinner four hours before going to sleep at night, are a few heal


Scientists reveal ‘ideal diet’ for people’s and planet’s health

Views - 36 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

LONDON, (Reuters): Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people – including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. If the wor


Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives

Views - 30 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): People who eat lots of high fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (W


Ministry of Crab opens in Manila, Philippines

Views - 1565 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Following the opening of Ministry of Crab in Shanghai only a few months ago, co-owners, Kumar Sangakkara and Chef Dharshan Munidasa launched Ministry of Crab at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila by hosting a media dinner followed by a grand opening even


Next Innings scores high

Views - 860 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

THE PLACE The latest addition to the ever-expanding list of eateries in Colombo, Next Innings is a sports lounge with its very own atmosphere. It serves up food that is quite different to what we’ve come to expect from such establishments and the p


Food Studio together with Sampath Bank offers guilt free indulgence this holiday season

Views - 65 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first international food court, Food Studio at Colombo City Centre (CCC) joins hands with Sampath Bank to offer customers an extravagant two days of seasonal indulgence this holiday season. Sampath Bank cardholders are eligible for a 3


Calorie Counter launches coffee

Views - 45 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Colombo’s favourite healthy food chain Calorie Counter, recently launched a range of organic coffees and a healthy dessert range at its Ward Place outlet. The coffee range bring a host of your favourite coffee drinks with a choice of having them wi


Today's Columnists

Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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