Dining

Crysbro continues blazing innovative trail with early adoption of technology

Views - 14 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

While technological innovation is pivotal for any sector looking to make meaningful progress, this is especially true of the agriculture industry. That is why Sri Lanka’s leading chicken producer Crysbro has made it its business to relentlessly inn


Creating healthier, hygienic dining experiences for Sri Lankans

Views - 27 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Similar to trends in global consumption, Sri Lanka is experiencing the growth of the food service industry, driven by a steady flow of bakers, standalone restaurants and international F&B chains entering the landscape. With more and more people opti


Heritance Negombo’s Let’s Sea Seafood Lunch – Negombo on a plate

Views - 206 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

With the many aspects Sri Lanka has been blessed with, its rich and vibrant food culture is increasingly becoming an important factor in putting our island nation on the world map. Each district presents its own distinctive flavour spiced by the loca


Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 shows strong attendance growth

Views - 18 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The 19th Edition of the Culinary Art Food Expo (CAFÉ) 2019 – Exhibition and Culinary Competition was held on 21, 22 and 23 October at the BMICH. Organised by the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka together with World Association of Chefs Societies and CDC Ev


Cinnamon sweeps away 204 medals at South East Asia’s biggest hospitality show

Views - 241 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The team of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts were in full sway at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 resulting in a monumental win of 204 medals in an event that took place from 21-23 October. The hospitality arm of John Keells Group won 41 Golds, 77 Silvers


Glory for SriLankan Catering at Culinary Art 2019

Views - 15 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00


Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka 2019 all set to recognise country’s top culinary prowess

Views - 142 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

The finalists for the Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka 2019, the most prestigious culinary competition to identify the country’s top culinary prowess, were announced this week. 50 chefs representing 25 hotels in the country will battle it out on 12 November


Cake mixing ceremony held at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

Views - 33 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

To usher in the festive season, an elaborate cake mixing ceremony was arranged at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, where the ambiance was charged with pre-Christmas cheer. Spreading the joy of the festivities, the event saw resident guests, hotel


HNB partners Hilton Colombo to celebrate Oktoberfest 2019

Views - 66 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

HNB Plc yesterday announced its partnership with Hilton Colombo to celebrate the most anticipated Bavarian festival, Oktoberfest, for the seventh consecutive year. Taking place continuously for the past 27 years, the Hilton Oktoberfest is widely know


Galadari steals spotlight at Culinary Art Food Expo 2019

Views - 22 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo triumphed at the recently concluded Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 which is organised by Chefs Guild of Lanka with the support of the World Association of Chefs Societies during the Food EXPO held at the BMICH recently.  The hotel


Cinnamon city hotels win record 135 awards at Culinary Art Food Expo Competition 2019

Views - 48 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, and Cinnamon Red Colombo – proved their culinary excellence at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 with a record-breaking 135 awards in total, which included 33 Gold medals


Theva Residency Kandy wins 4 medals at Culinary Art Competition 2019

Views - 38 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:00

Theva Residency Kandy walked away with one Silver medal and three Bronze medals at the Culinary Art Exhibition 2019, presented by the Chef Guild of Lanka. The Silver medal was won by Chef Herath for Plated Appetizers, and the three Bronze medals we


Asahi CEO bets on better-tasting alcohol-free beers

Views - 19 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Asahi Group Holdings Chief Executive Akiyoshi Koji is betting on alcohol-free beer to drive global profits in coming years, leveraging Japanese technology to improve the taste of the European brands it now owns. The Japanese brewer h


Zydus Wellness ‘Sugar Free’ partners 7th World Tea Coffee Expo Mumbai

Views - 10 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:00

India’s market leader in sugar substitutes, ‘Sugar Free’ has associated itself with the 7th World Tea Coffee Expo 2019 (WTCE) as the ‘Sweetener Partner’. To be held from 21-23 November at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India, WTCE is th


Citrus Resorts & Hotels receives multiple medals at Culinary Art Food Expo 2019

Views - 29 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:00

Citrus Resorts & Hotels, one of Sri Lanka’s most-sought-after hotel chains, recently bagged multiple accolades and the prestigious title of the ‘Most Outstanding Down South Culinary Team’ at Southeast Asia’s largest food and hospitality show,


Aitken Spence Hotels victorious with Heritance Hotels sweeping Culinary Art Expo 2019

Views - 22 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:00

Aitken Spence Hotels showed their mettle at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 walking away with the championship trophy and an impressive 130 medals in total. Heritance Hotels & Resorts were also prominent, clinching 126 medals. Heritance Aarah Maldiv


Official Oktoberfest 2019 kicks off at the Taj

Views - 59 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Ambassador of Germany Jörn Rohde and Madam Rohde kicked off the Official Oktoberfest 2019 with the traditional German parade coupled with the tapping of a keg at the Taj Samudra Colombo this year! The six-day-long celebration will run from 22 to 27


Smörgåsbord Evenings at Cinnamon Lakeside with Swedish Master Chef Carola Magnusson

Views - 26 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Smörgåsbord Evenings at Cinnamon Lakeside’s 8 Degrees on the Lake, received rave reviews as Colombo diners experienced unique gourmet Scandinavian cuisine, while the floating restaurant set sail across the Beira Lake. The novel culinary affair f


Kolamba bringing fresh Sri Lankan flavours to the heart of Soho, London

Views - 61 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Kolamba was born from owners Aushi and Eroshan Meewella’s love for the recipes they grew up eating in the houses of family and friends in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Nowhere are these flavours as bold and unapologetic as in Sri Lankan homes. Kolamba will b


Capital Bar & Grill Sunday Brunch lives up to the hype

Views - 62 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya There are many words thrown around fairly casually when it comes to describing food and by far one of the most egregious is ‘gourmet’ – as such it was refreshing to see the new Gourmet Sunday Brunch at the Shangri-La Hote


The biggest Oktoberfest at Taj Samudra Colombo

Views - 920 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Did you know that the world’s largest German festival began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese on 12 October 1810? The wedding was celebrated with multiple days of feastin


Hilton Colombo celebrates 27th year of original Oktoberfest

Views - 37 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s biggest and most authentic Oktoberfest is happening at the Hilton Colombo from 31 October to 9 November at the grand air conditioned marquee. Celebrate the much-anticipated festival with great Bavarian fare from pretzels to brats, brews


TIRAS turns 10!

Views - 93 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Aptly named after the Hebrew word for ‘desire’, Tiras is a business that meets the longstanding demand for traditional desserts and puddings. Catapulted to the Colombo dessert scene with its ‘not-so-traditional’ chocolate biscuit pudding, fea


The Avenue starts off with a bang

Views - 493 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

Colombo’s latest entrant into the casual fine dining space, The Avenue, was launched at an exclusive evening event on Wednesday night, replete with food, drinks, music, and, most importantly, good company. The restaurant, conceptualised and managed


Grand October offers at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 31 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:10

The month of October brings you a grand set of food and beverage promotions at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The range of offers include a buffet featuring the cuisine of South India, an evening with a Sri Lankan cricketing legend, and buffets that feature


Largest freedom party in Colombo kicks off with Oktoberfest 2019 at Waters Edge

Views - 174 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:04

Waters Edge for the third consecutive year will proudly usher in ‘Oktoberfest,’ the biggest Bavarian German food and beer festival in town, which will open doors of indulgence from 17 to 20 October at The Boardwalk, Diyatha Park from 6 p.m. to mi


Platinum One Suites ushers in festive season with Christmas cake mixing

Views - 54 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:04

It’s not Christmas, but the intoxicating aroma of the Christmas cake mixing ceremony at Platinum One Suites ushered in good tidings and unveiled the spirit of the festive season. Spreading the cheer along with the chefs, the ceremony invited the p


The Avenue looks to breathe fresh air into Colombo’s restaurant space

Views - 878 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya For all its improvement in recent years, Colombo’s food scene still has some way to go in order to reach the benchmarks set by some of the world’s leading metropolitan cities. But that gap is fast closing, and aiding this


Botanik and DineForLanka present EkamuthuKema Fundraiser Dinner

Views - 18 Friday, 4 October 2019 00:00

Join Botanik and DineForLanka on Saturday 5 October for an EkamuthuKema Fundraiser Dinner at Botanik Rooftop Bistro & Bar. This is a part of a series of dining events and activities, aiding victims and families impacted by the Easter Sunday Sri Lanka


Moon River opens in Colombo 3

Views - 261 Friday, 4 October 2019 00:00

The Moon River Chinese restaurant was launched in Kollupitiya by Managing Directors Gu Wei Hua and Lan Yuyan. Moon River is a high-class restaurant specializing in seafood, with live crabs and lobsters available in its newly-opened branch. It can acc


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Strategies towards the vision of ‘Clean Country – Green Environment’

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Sri Lanka is a small island in South Asia. In early times, it was named the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. But what is happening to the pearl now? As a result of urbanisation and increase of population, environmental issues related to solid waste are inc


Has Sri Lanka really understood India’s economic potential?

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

India, a land with a diverse culture and heritage, is no doubt the centre of the South Asia that can take rest of the countries surrounding it to greater economic prosperity within the next few decades. This article is not a technical analysis of Ind


A challenge for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The societal, economic and political debt

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The challenges before President Rajapaksa in balancing and striving towards balancing the societal, economic and political balance sheets is enormous. Although shown separately, these three are interconnected and interdependent, therefore requiring a


Gota’s ‘Viyathmaga’ to the future

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Any critical assessment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must take into consideration the salient characteristics that make him stand out from the run-of-the-mill politicians who had occupied the peaks of power.


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