Dining

Fresh from the ocean straight to the table, Amari Galle introduces ORU Seafood Restaurant and Bar

Views - 74 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

Inspired by the culture and sandy shores of the South Coast, Amari Galle introduced ORU – its all-new specialised Seafood Restaurant and Bar. ORU is an open-air dining venue on the beach. The restaurant opens just before sunset and at night, transf


The Manhattan Fish Market opens at One Galle Face Mall with fin-tastic fresh experience for diners

Views - 125 Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:00

The Manhattan Fish Market unveiled its new Gen 7 concept restaurant at One Galle Face Mall with a fresh ambiance complemented by a new menu with delightful twists. Located at the Lower Ground, the outlet showcases a refreshed brand look and feel whic


Akbar Brothers launch novel Iced Tea Mocktail

Views - 24 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

Food Expo Culinary Art Exhibition 2019 was successfully held at BMICH with the participation of a large number of hotel industry professionals. An attractive feature of the exhibition was the introduction of two iced tea mocktails by Akbar Brothers L


Sri Lanka participates in Food Ingredient Europe 2019 in Paris

Views - 13 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

For the first time, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris, jointly with the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organised Sri Lanka`s participation in the ‘Food Ingredient Europe – 2019 exhibition’ which was held from 3-5 D


Ministry of Crab enters Bangkok, the culinary capital of South East Asia

Views - 17 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

Expanding the Ministry of Crab experience to South East Asia, the highly-acclaimed Sri Lankan restaurant opened its fifth international outpost in Bangkok, Thailand. The restaurant opened its doors to the public on 1 December, in the presence of the


Finagle Lanka celebrates 25th Anniversary milestone

Views - 24 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

The award-winning baking and confectionary artisans Finagle Lanka Ltd. marked its 25th Anniversary milestone at Siyasra Luxury Banquet Hall, Seeduwa, on 9 December 2. It was held amidst a distinguished gathering comprising of its key customers, leadi


Asia Leisure wins 18 awards at Culinary Art Food Expo 2019

Views - 17 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

Properties from Asia Leisure Hotels were recognised for their master culinary skills with 18 awards at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 held at the BMICH recently. Southeast Asia’s largest food and hospitality show and culinary challenge the Culinar


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo gears up for festive season

Views - 27 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The first Swiss hospitality chain in town has given the city a theatrical dining experience and one of the highest rooftop bars with the finest panoramic views. An upscale, modern hospitality company that is passionate about ‘making moments’, wit


The Kingsbury’s Harbour Court opens its doors again

Views - 42 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The new Harbour Court at The Kingsbury with the most expansive international buffet to be found in Sri Lanka reopens its doors with a completely redesigned, modern and sophisticated setting on the 7th of December, offering a peerless, all-day dining


Casually elegant Kings Steakbar at The Kingsbury serves best premium steaks in Colombo

Views - 42 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The warm and inviting Kings Steakbar has opened its doors wide to welcome all guests who love steak or simply enjoy the satisfaction of a hearty meal. There are no dress codes or restrictions, as the focus is on guests being comfortable and relaxed t


‘Deck the Halls’ this festive season at Harpo’s Cafes and Restaurants

Views - 38 Friday, 13 December 2019 00:00

The joy of the season is being celebrated at Harpo’s Cafes and Restaurants with the theme ‘Deck the Halls’ with festive food, great ambiance and entertainment to make it a season to remember. “We bring a festive season packed with seasonal fo


Churros: The new patisserie at The Kingsbury

Views - 60 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

Offering delicacies that Colombo has only dreamt of, the city’s newest patisserie will satisfy even the most discerning taste buds with its unique and exclusive offerings, never seen before in the city. A delicious traditional Spanish delight, Chu


Pizza Hut – At home with you this season

Views - 24 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

Pizza Hut has introduced two new delicious pizzas this season – Turkey Bacon with Cranberry Sauce and Prawn with Chicken Bacon & Jalepeno. These two sensations bring you the flavours of the season in Pizza Hut style! Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Ltd. CEO


Battle of the biscuits as Ferrero aims to take a bite out of Barilla

Views - 21 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

MILAN (Reuters): In the red corner is Italy’s reigning cookie champion, Barilla’s Gocciola. Across the ring in the blue corner is the challenger, Ferrero’s Nutella Biscuit. Fight! After clashing over chocolate spreads, Italy’s two biggest foo


First authentic Ramen Japanese restaurant Makotoya opens at One Galle Face

Views - 122 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first authentic Ramen Japanese restaurant Makotoya recently opened its doors at plush One Galle Face Mall. Makotoya is a chain of 40 restaurants around the world and Sri Lanka is its latest destination. Most of the ingredients they’v


‘Keells Krest Ezy Rice’ offers staple food in aromatic flavours ready in just five minutes

Views - 217 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:00

Keells Food Products PLC, pioneers of the Keells Krest brand, have introduced another unique and delicious experience with its latest ‘Keells Krest Ezy Rice’, offering consumers a traditional staple perfectly portioned in deliciously aromatic alt


Nestle to use Nutri-Score nutrition-labelling in Europe

Views - 14 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:00

ZURICH (Reuters): Nestle will give its food products ratings according to their nutritional value, the packaged food company said, so customers can better decide the healthiness of their shopping. The maker of KitKat chocolate bars and Nesquik milksh


Kings Steakbar ups stakes on steak

Views - 56 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:00

The Kingsbury this week will roll out the red carpet on a smorgasbord of individually selected prime steak at the Kings Steakbar, paired with curated wines to complement some of the best cuts. Whether it is a flavour-packed sirloin, succulent T-bone


Outdoor catering and event mastery with ‘Flavours Your Way’ by Platinum One Suites

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

Platinum One Suites, the luxury apart-hotel in Colombo, is bringing its delightful gastronomic creations beyond the walls of the property with its outdoor catering service aptly called ‘Flavours Your Way’. Whether hosting a lavish event, wedding


Team Sri Lanka for ‘Bocuse d’Or’: The Olympics of the Culinary World

Views - 63 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

After months of hard work, world-class training and nail-biting anticipation, the team that will represent Sri Lanka at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition has been selected. Chef J.A. Hasitha Chaturanga and Commis Tharusha Dilshan fr


Ambassador participates in inaugural meeting of Ministry of Crab Sri Lanka

Views - 16 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

Ambassador Karunaratne recently had a discussion with Ambassador of Japan Keiko Yanai and Singha Estate Public Company Ltd. Chairman Chutinant Bhirombhakdi who invested in Crossroads Project, while attending a dinner invitation extended by Ministry O


Exclusive Bellissima flavours at Brew 1867 by Dilmah

Views - 41 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:05

The leader in innovative biscuit puddings, Bellissima, has launched two new flavours with none other than Brew 1867 by Dilmah, the latest chain that has already taken the Colombo café culture to new heights within a short period of time. With 1867


Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar and Colombo Supper Club to host Chef Benjamin Cross for pop-up dinner

Views - 42 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:05

Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar is proud to collaborate with Colombo Supper Club to host Chef Benjamin Cross of Mason Bali and Fishbone Local and previously, Ku De Ta, this 5 and 6 December for Botanik’s 5th Pop-Up Dinner in the Takeover Series that b


Global WAFL range arrives in Sri Lanka

Views - 64 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:04

Meet WAFL – international fast-food brand with various waffle menus: Desserts and snacks in mouth-watering, wholesome and keenly stylish offerings. You heard right – both sweet and savoury treats in the WAFL way. We take the sweetest delights an


Beard Papa’s brings renowned Japanese cream puff delicacies to Sri Lanka

Views - 109 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:04

Beard Papa’s, an internationally recognised chain of cream puff stores originating from Japan under parent company Muginoho Co. Ltd., commemorating its 20th anniversary since its inception in 1999, entered the local market to introduce its highly s


Race to eat Bangkok’s ‘biggest burger’, a 10,000-calorie challenge

Views - 18 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:04

BANGKOK (Reuters): A Bangkok burger joint has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging each other to eat its biggest meal – a near 6kg patty covered in fried onion rings, bacon, and mayonnaise. Chris Steaks and Burgers is of


Michelin star rated Crystal Jade restaurant opens at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 295 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:02

Personifying truly classic and authentic Chinese cuisine, designed to ensure guests enjoy the finest sensory and culinary experience, Sri Lanka’s very first internationally reputed, Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen restaurant was ceremoniously unveil


Workshop on Food Risk Communication

Views - 22 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be organising a workshop on Food Risk Communication in collaboration with the Food Industry Asia (FIA). FIA Food Risk Communication Toolkit author Dr. Andrew Roberts will introduce and clarify theoretical aspects o


Unleashing the potential for Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment of Sri Lanka have launched a project aiming to establish a national system for Geographical Indications (GIs). GIs help co


Yunnan Green Food Promotion and Conference in Colombo on 12-13 Nov.

Views - 65 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Yunnan Green Food Promotion and Conference, jointly organised by the Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province, Yunnan Commercial Representative Office in Colombo, Yunnan International Trade and Investment Service Center, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,


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