Galley 52: A speciality themed restaurant to attract foodie travellers launches in Galle

Views - 139 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The Food Cartel, a local based company with a management team from Dubai, operating and owning over eight restaurants over 10 years, specialising in quick service restaurants and fine dining and theme concepts, has opened its first ‘themed’ resta

CHSGA felicitates winner of Tea Mixology Award at Tea Masters Cup International

Views - 59 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

It was a memorable day for Yasaratne Bandara, one of the award winning contestants of the 2018 Tea Masters Cup International in the Tea Mixology category, held in Vietnam from 23 to 27 November. He took part in the maestros’ challenge among sever

Botanik’s Rooftop Sunset BBQ to be a Saturday fixture for December season

Views - 54 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The idea of a rooftop BBQ came to Botanik when the team realised this cuisine is not readily available in Colombo and its rooftop terrace was the perfect location for a Sunset BBQ. With their love of smoking and charring cooking techniues, Chef Nizr

McDonald’s launches new drive-thru restaurant in Bambalapitiya

Views - 311 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Hot on the heels of celebrating their 20th anniversary in Sri Lanka, McDonald’s, a popular international fast food chain, opened their new restaurant in Bambalapitiya on 30 November. Prominently located along R.A. De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road),

Empowering Sri Lanka’s youth – through Supreme Chef

Views - 401 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Aimed at empowering Sri Lanka’s youth through skills development and showcasing signature dishes from emerging tourism destinations, Supreme Chef is a new reality Television Show taking the country by storm with young women and men competing to bec

Express Weekday Lunch launches at Food Studio at Colombo City Centre

Views - 177 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

The Atrium by Food Studio, located on the 3rd floor of Colombo City Centre, launches its Express Weekday Lunch deals this week, available Monday to Friday between 11am to 3pm. Outlets serving up authentic Sri Lankan, Indonesian, Japanese, and Singa

Softlogic stirs up new paradigm in flavour and spice with ‘Wan Ge Di Ya’

Views - 92 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

If, as the English poet William Cowper observed more than 200 years ago, “variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour,” the Softlogic Group’s maiden foray into the world of Asian flavours and spice with its own restaurant

Cargills launches Kotmale Butter and Cheddar Cheese

Views - 424 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Cargills Quality Dairies has introduced Kotmale Butter and Kotmale Cheddar Cheese to the local market. The new products are manufactured in Sri Lanka at world-class facilities and under strict hygiene conditions. It’s made of 100% pure and nutriti

Embracing difference as Pizza Hut celebrates 25 years in Sri Lanka

Views - 187 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

As Pizza Hut celebrates 25 years of heart-warming moments in Sri Lanka, it announced with honour and pride that its restaurant located at No. 1, Siripa Rd, Colombo 5, is being managed by differently-abled employees from 5 November. This has been a pr

Korea’s Hot 6 energy drink distribution by Donsung Bio

Views - 50 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Hot 6 nutritious energy drink manufactured by Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of South Korea’s Lotte Group, has been made available islandwide by Donsung Bio Ltd. which launched Hot 6 in Sri Lanka. Dongsung Bio is the only authorised deal

Trillium Hotels unveils signature menu

Views - 230 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The newly opened luxury boutique city hotel Trillium Hotels at Torrington Avenue, Colombo 7, unveiled its signature menu recently, heralding a new era in epicurean dining. Its restaurant on the Mezzanine floor, The Mezza9 serves a curated symphony of

A triumphant end to Galadari Hotel’s ‘Jaffna Food Festival’

Views - 99 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel together with My Sister’s Kitchen presented the much awaited ‘Jaffna Food Festival’ at the Galadari Hotel Coffee Shop on 9, 10 and 11 November from 7 p.m. to 11 pm. The festival gave the best of authentic Jaffna cuisine to th

You can’t copyright taste, EU court says in setback for food industry

Views - 51 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Europe’s top court dealt the food industry a blow on Tuesday as it dismissed an attempt by a Dutch cheese maker to copyright its cream cheese, saying that the taste of a food product does not qualify for copyright protection. Du

‘Buzzing November’ at Hilton Colombo

Views - 62 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 - 51 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 - 109 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 - 87 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 - 104 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 - 62 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 - 98 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 - 55 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 - 30 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 - 165 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 - 110 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 - 72 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 - 61 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 - 71 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 - 146 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 - 122 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 - 56 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

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