Dining

The Galle Face Hotel hosts eclectic ifthar spread

Views - 26 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel together with Cyaniq.social hosted an ifthar dining event on 1 June. The dining event was attended by over 70 invitees from the community, industries and the media, coming together to break fast with friends and families. The di


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo appoints new Executive Chef

Views - 98 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

The German native brings over 30 years of experience in the industry to his new job at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo. Ralf started his career as an Apprentice Chef in Germany in 1983 and his wanderlust saw him embark upon a culinary journey that took


Join Cinnamon Life’s exclusive brunch with iconic TV personality Nigella Lawson

Views - 62 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

This June, world renowned TV cook, television personality and food writer Nigella Lawson, will be attending an exclusive brunch that will be presented by Cinnamon Life – Colombo’s premier lifestyle capital and most iconic real estate development


Cinnamon Lakeside emerges All-Island Champions at Culinary Art Food Expo 2018

Views - 20 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo proved its culinary excellence by bringing home the coveted Championship title at the Chefs’ Guild Culinary Art Food Expo 2018, which took place recently at the BMICH. Cinnamon Lakeside was named Winner – Sri Lanka Hote


Elephant House launches ‘Go Sugar Free’ range

Views - 224 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s own Elephant House Beverages has introduced sugar free versions of several local favourites under its new, ‘Go Sugar Free’ initiative. Sugar free versions of the beloved Elephant House Cream Soda, EGB, Necto and Orange Crush are cu


Tokyo Nights – It’s never “too much” on a Friday night!

Views - 38 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

When it comes to Japanese food, there is never too much. Robata Grill and Lounge, located on the second floor of the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, has been conquering the city with innovative and fun dining concepts. Smiling faces greet you as you seat


East West Marketing introduces exciting new soya meat range under Turkey brand

Views - 144 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

East West Marketing Ltd. (EWM), one of the leading food product manufacturers and distributors in the country launched a new and exciting soya meat 90g range under its much-loved Turkey brand recently to the market. With an objective of providing th


Nigella Lawson’s Travel Diaries in Sri Lanka with Cinnamon Life

Views - 205 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life will host the internationally-renowned TV cook and food writerNigella Lawson for a series of events in Sri Lanka from 21 to 23 June. Nigella’s tour in Sri Lanka will comprise a wide array of exciting events that will form a part of ev


Ministry of Crab pops up in Shanghai: Their first ever in China

Views - 53 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

Taking the legendary Sri Lankan crab beyond borders, the award-winning Ministry of Crab will hold their first ever pop up in China at The Sukhothai Shanghai on 1 and 2 June. Founder of the world renowned restaurant, Chef Dharshan Munidasa will be ass


Desserted redefining Colombo’s food truck scene with gourmet desserts

Views - 238 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Arabian Knights, Colombo’s premier Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, recently launched ‘Desserted’ – a dessert


Lankan Nights every Saturday at FLOW, Hilton Residences

Views - 39 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences has announced the launch of Sri Lankan nights at FLOW, its main restaurant, offered every Saturday from 7.00 p.m. until 10.30 p.m.


Beer is not beneficial, German court rules

Views - 17 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): Beer cannot be marketed as beneficial, a German top court ruled on Thursday after a consumer


East West Marketing brings Vegemite back to Sri Lanka

Views - 78 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

East West Marketing Ltd. (EWM), a fully-owned subsidiary of Nawaloka Holdings and one of Sri Lanka’s leading suppliers


Serendib Flour Mills to sponsor Culinary Art Food Expo 2018

Views - 30 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Serendib Flour Mills (SFML) recently stepped forward as the official sponsor of the Culinary Art Food Expo 2018 – Sri Lanka’s


Culinary Art Food Expo 2018 unveils opportunities for hospitality industry

Views - 74 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

The Chefs’ Guild of Lanka announced the launch of the 18th edition of Culinary Art Food Expo (CAFÉ) 2018 from 1 June till 3 June from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the BMICH Colombo.


Kuuraku Japanese Restaurant to roll out home delivery

Views - 73 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

The ​Directors of Hirohama Ceylon Ltd., ​the ​owning company of Kuuraku Japanese Restaurant ​in ​Colombo, held a Board of Directors meeting in Tokyo​,​ Japan​,​ at Kuuraku’s prestigious​ ​Higashi Ginaza ​location. They strat


Ifthar with a difference at The Hilton Colombo!

Views - 34 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

This Ramadan, break fast with delightful flavours from the Ottoman era with a specially prepared Turkish menu by our own Turkish Chef Erkan Bostanci at the Curry Leaf restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Savour the delectable range of Turkish cuisine fro


Ifthar at the Galadari

Views - 39 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel is the most sought out venue with regards to “Ifthar” during Ramadan. The hotel has an entire lineup of “Ifthar” offerings to celebrate the festive Ramadan season. Ringing in the Ramadan celebrations is the ever popular “


‘Free pizza when you pay with Visa’ from Pizza Hut

Views - 574 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

Pizza Hut is a household name that brings customers fantastic offers throughout the year, enticing them not only with its world-famous pan pizza, but also through the incredible value-for-money offers that customers can enjoy. Once again, Pizza Hut


Nestlé to cut more sugar and salt in products

Views - 33 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Vevey, Switzerland (Reuters): Nestlé will make further cuts to the amount of sugar, salt and saturated fats in its products as it tries to improve


Galle Face Hotel serves up delicious Ifthar offerings for Ramazan 2018

Views - 53 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

South Asia’s Grande Dame welcomes Ramazan 2018 with an array of Ifthar offerings during the holy month.


Kaema Sutra of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo successfully hosts first pop-up restaurant in London

Views - 53 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Kaema Sutra of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo teamed up with its sister property Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London


Iftar from Paan Paan

Views - 69 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Paan Paan offers convenient Iftar packs for busy executives. Each Iftar pack contains three savories, one sweet, chicken


Kids rustle up some tasty treats at Ma’s Kitchen

Views - 29 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Children donned their aprons at the Ma’s Kitchen food studio Mulutange and whipped up some sweet and savoury treats


Hunger Busters with HSBC Credit Cards gets you your next meal on HSBC

Views - 444 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

HSBC launched its newest campaign for new credit cardholders where first time users who apply for the bank’s latest VISA


Ma’s Kitchen introduces a single serving of delicious rasam, a spicy, sour soup for the soul

Views - 59 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Ma’s Kitchen, one of Sri Lanka’s leading food manufacturers, recently launched a convenient quick use sachet pack of rasam soup. It is the perfect blend of herbs and spices, enough for one large cup of fiery soup. Sold as an individual sachet or


The Cauldron continues to innovate

Views - 39 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

The Cauldron is a cozy café for the dreamers and the big thinkers, hidden in a corner of Stratford Avenue of Kirulapone fondly known as Dian Gomez’s Gandhara Street. In operation for more than six months the café introduced to Colombo an interes


Relish the finest Ifthar delights with Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, this Ramazan season

Views - 53 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates the tradition of Ramazan with thoughtful offerings during this holy month. Table One – As the sun sets, spend blessed time with family and friends at Table One, the all day dining restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel,


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo introduces Ramazan buffet deal in Colombo

Views - 40 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Ramazan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture and Muslims observe the month of Ramazan which is also a time for sacrifice, renunciation and spiritual growth. During Ramazan, observant Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and they bre


Siam House to celebrate 25th anniversary in style with week-long Thai Food Festival

Views - 46 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Colombo’s favourite Thai food restaurant, Siam House is set to celebrate 25 years of authentic Thai food in grand style this month. The momentous occasion will be marked with a week-long Thai food festival from 24 to 31 May, featuring delicacies fr


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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

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