Dining

Oporto opens first door into Sri Lanka at Colombo City Centre

Views - 136 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

After months of anticipation following the announcement of its arrival three months ago, much-loved Australian flame-grilled chicken franchise, Oporto, opened its doors to fans here in Sri Lanka, on Tuesday 16 October. Located at the Food Studio’s


Sharing the French way of life

Views - 20 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

“The recipe of our success is a unique savoir-faire, quality ingredients, passing on good practice to keep our savoir-faire alive, and of course inspiration; our daily bread,” said 2-Starred Michelin Chef, Michel Roth last morning, addressing a p


Colombo Supper Club’s next pop-up event to feature Butcher Boy’s renowned Chef Andrew Walsh

Views - 60 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

In the short span of almost two years, Colombo Supper Club founder Naserah Tyebally has enticed and educated the palettes of Sri Lanka with up to 16 pop-up dinners, showing appreciation for and exposing a variety of cultures around the world with cui


Park Street Mews Restaurant introduces trendy new menu with fusion flavours

Views - 64 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

Park Street Mews Restaurant introduced a new menu on Tuesday, infused with exciting fusion flavours while retaining firm favourites. Set in the well-known Park Street Mews complex and now in its ninth year of operation, the restaurant does not rest o


Thai Food Festival at Cinnamon Lakeside for third consecutive year

Views - 578 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside will launch an 11-day Thai Food Festival to showcase the best of Thai cuisine, complete with food, décor, and music, from 18 to 28 October at the Royal Thai restaurant and terrace, overlooking the pool and Beira Lake. Owing to the


PepsiCo launches Sting in Sri Lanka

Views - 133 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

PepsiCo yesterday announced the launch of ‘Sting’ in Sri Lanka. The launch marks the introduction of yet another global PepsiCo trademark in Sri Lanka. Sting enters Sri Lanka with the proposition of ‘Electrify the Moment’. PepsiCo will be in


Culinary Carnival on 17 and 18 October at Hilton Colombo!

Views - 37 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

It’s all about a culinary journey through Graze Kitchen and Curry Leaf, Hilton Colombo, with an all you can eat concept for a fixed price on 17 and 18 October. Enjoy street food from all over the world at its finest in two of Hilton Colombo’s s


Live mindfully, eat deliciously

Views - 22 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

PaanPaan makes a variety of ‘health breads’ and is starting an awareness campaign on the range of health breads to inform consumers on how to choose a health bread. Bread of late has had a bad reputation for being unhealthy, but not all bread is


Dharshan Munidasa cooks in home country as Ministry of Crab pops up at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

Views - 37 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Conducting its first pop up restaurant in Tokyo, Ministry of Crab celebrated the Sri Lankan Crab in an exclusive four-day dining event at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo from 25-28 September. Born in Tokyo to a Sri Lankan father and Japanese mother, ren


Softlogic, Delifrance and Michelin-starred chef to host extraordinary culinary demonstration

Views - 44 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

‘Sharing the French way of life’ With a view to ‘sharing the French way of life’ Softlogic Restaurants Ltd., the authorised franchisee for Delifrance in Sri Lanka, and a fully owned subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, are pleased to announ


ISSO opens brand new outlet in Colpetty

Views - 244 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

ISSO, Colombo’s favourite prawn restaurant, opened their brand new outlet with a renewed and exciting menu for seafood lovers in Colpetty. With a strong focus on the freshness and the quality of the ingredients used in their food, ISSO fast became


SUBWAY Sri Lanka partners Varun Beverages Lanka

Views - 50 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

SUBWAY Sri Lanka has recently signed a partnership with Varun Beverages Lanka Ltd as its new exclusive beverage partner in the country. With this, consumers at all SUBWAY restaurants in Sri Lanka can now enjoy a range of iconic, popular brands like


Hilton Colombo is going nuts this October

Views - 23 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The seasonal produce this October is coconut and the Hilton Colombo is going berserk with some delightful coconut infused dishes at their restaurants. In keeping with the theme ‘EatDrinkHilton,’ Executive Chef Robert Mujagic is presenting some e


Resplendent Ceylon to serve Michelin wine degustation dinner in SL

Views - 34 Friday, 28 September 2018 12:00

Resplendent Ceylon has announced the visit of Michelin starred chef Bernd Machofer and distinguished New Zealand Winemaker Kai Schubert to Sri Lanka for a culinary sensation next week. Bernd has curated a special six course menu which has been beaut


Poolside Sunday Lunch at Hilton Residences for family

Views - 20 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences today announced the launch of its Sunday Lunch at the Hotel’s poolside. Rates per person start from Rs. 2,900 nett and is an ideal treat for family looking to spend quality time, complimentary pool access, and activities f


Fairway Oktoberfest to bring the best of Bavaria

Views - 39 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Fairway Colombo is bringing Bavaria to your doorstep with Oktoberfest on the street, in celebration of the famous German festival, back by popular demand following its success last year. The Hospital Street at the Dutch Hospital, Colombo 01 which ha


Hilton Colombo is baking to celebrate World Teachers Day

Views - 21 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

In celebration of World Teachers Day, Café Kai at the Hilton Colombo is baking special novelty cakes from 1 to 5 October. This internationally-recognised day commemorates teachers around the globe and their commitment to children and learning. In a


European Street Food Festival on 30 Sept.

Views - 86 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) will be hosting a European Street Food Festival on 30 September at the Colombo Racecourse premises. Currently, The Galle Face Hotel, The Kingsbury, Mount Lavinia Hotel, Hilton Colombo, Harpo’s


Colombo Gourmet Week 2018: A week of culinary delight

Views - 78 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The third edition of Colombo Gourmet Week is set to take place from 3-7 October. The week’s activities will be spread across four restaurants in Colombo celebrating food, wine and produce. The event is organised by the Epicurean together with Wine


Café Nihonbashi opens at The Radh in Kandy

Views - 53 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

When it comes to authentic Japanese classics, absolute originality, and totally fresh produce, no one does it better than Nihonbashi. Now, citizens of the hill capital Kandy can enjoy all this and more at Café Nihonbashi at The Radh. An extension o


A Mediterranean story is about to unfold at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 144 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Mediterranean is a vast term, covering over 20 countries across the globe. When you think of Mediterranean food, you envision hummus and pitas, but the cuisine surrounding the Mediterranean Sea is extremely diverse as it includes dishes from European


Adding some Oporto spice to Sri Lanka’s food culture

Views - 97 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The Portuguese first visited Sri Lanka nearly 500 years ago in 1505 and were responsible for introducing chilies to Sri Lankan cuisine. Fast forward to 2018, the authentic taste of Portugal will be available with Sri Lanka’s first Oporto restauran


Galle Face Hotel partners Infini Concepts to launch ‘King of the Mambo’ lounge and restaurant

Views - 345 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The sultry sounds of South America will bring alive the swinging traditions of one of Asia’s most iconic properties with the opening of ‘King of the Mambo’ at the Galle Face Hotel in October. Sri Lanka’s revered oceanfront luxury heritage ho


Int’l lifestyle and entertainment brand Cé La Vi redefines leisure and entertainment in Colombo

Views - 24 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Perched on the rooftop at The Kingsbury Colombo, with a spectacular panoramic view of Colombo’s burgeoning skyline and shoreline, Cé La Vi, the first-ever luxury, lifestyle brand in Sri Lanka is quietly revolutionising Colombo’s leisure and ente


Lemongrass, coconut and ginger in spotlight at Hilton Residences

Views - 38 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences yesterday announced its seasonal produce for the months of September to November as lemongrass, coconut, and ginger at all of its dining outlets as a part of its #EatDrinkHilton campaign. The objective of this initiative is


‘Distinguished Restaurant Award’ for three Kingsbury restaurants

Views - 39 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury Hotel, the eminent five-star hotel in Sri Lanka, was lauded with the coveted Distinguished Restaurant Award and 24 karat Gold plated certificates for three of its restaurants – The Grill, Harbour Court and Yue Chuan. These accolades


‘One for One’ at Graze Kitchen and Curry Leaf: Hilton Colombo’s anniversary special

Views - 210 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo is celebrating 31 years in the island on 11 September. As part of the celebration, a special ‘One for One’ offer will be available from 11 to 20 September at two of the popular restaurants; Graze Kitchen and Curry Leaf. The multifa


A Special Sunday Brunch at the Taj

Views - 40 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo is rolling out a Sunday brunch with an international cuisine at the Ports of Call restaurant every Sunday. This gastronomical journey with the flavours from Americas to Japan will take off from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m., at this metrop


Uber Eats to be launched in mid-September

Views - 64 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In an effort to connect people who love food to the food they love, the world’s largest on-demand food delivery app, Uber Eats recently announced its launch in Colombo during the third week of September. Uber Eats is a subsidia


Soul Coffee partners with Mount Lavinia Hotel to promote Sri Lanka’s coffee culture

Views - 58 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Soul Coffee, Sri Lanka’s leading premium coffee brand, recently partnered with the prestigious Mount Lavinia Hotel as their exclusive total coffee solutions provider. The partnership ensures that guests at the Mount Lavinia Hotel can experience the


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Reaching global quality standards through Deming Award

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The importance of quality in the contemporary competitive business environment cannot be over-emphasised. Total Quality Management (TQM)is a company-wide, all pervasive management philosophy, which organisations globally, in many business sectors hav


Ramsar accreditation of Colombo Wetlands: Rebranding Colombo as a Wetland City

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Colombo, once known to be “kolonthota,” has always been identified as a wetland complex at the heart of the Kelani river delta. Today this city is increasingly drying up, with around 20 sq km left as wetlands which continue to be threatened every


Coup Sri Lanka: some winners, mostly losers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

As a president proves shockingly stubborn, a nation waits with baited breath as to what His Excellency the loose cannon on a rocky slope will do next. Two Prime Ministers and the fates of their respective parliamentary groups hang in the balance lik


Rising dollar and bank NPA, brothers in arms?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The rising Non-Performing Advances (NPA/NPAs) is a matter of concern to the entire financial industry. It is a nightmare. The weekend papers have published some articles based on interviews journalists conducted with respective bank CEOs and also bas


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