Dining

Norfolk-Crescent’s ‘Hurryup’ opens doors

Views - 104 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Norfolk Foods Ltd. opened its exclusive mini store and café on 7 December, offering its customers the full range of products from its Norfolk and Crescent ranges, which includes all-time favourites and a new selection of products and accompanying di


Vegemite returns as Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018

Views - 31 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Vegemite returned as the Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018 according to the 19th Reader’s Digest annual list of Most Trusted Brands. The results come from the independently conducted Trusted Brands Survey by Catalyst- a search and social marketing


Tasty Caterers turns 37 with launch of new festive menus

Views - 87 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Tasty Caterers, Sri Lanka’s favourite restaurateur, is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year by introducing a new range of enticing menus fit for the occasion and season. To commemorate this milestone, as well as the coming of the festive seas


The best food deal for your meal

Views - 52 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

The latest entrant to the dynamic online food delivery platform in Sri Lanka is Meal Deal. With their own unique features, Meal Deal has gained wide acceptance among the local food industry within a very short time since its launch. Speaking about th


Calorie Counter on expansion drive

Views - 74 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s homegrown health-conscious restaurant chain Calorie Counter is setting up for a major expansion drive in 2019 with a fully-fledged franchising model that will allow local and international investors to have their own Calorie Counter out


Ramen Misoya Colombo celebrates first year anniversary

Views - 60 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Ramen Misoya Colombo, Sri Lanka’s only Japanese restaurant which specialises in miso-based Ramen, celebrated its first year anniversary on 11 November with the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama, as Chief Guest, at its flagship restaur


Taste of Christmas is at Barista this season

Views - 41 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Colombo with the weather changing to a chill in the air and the lights coming out across the city. It is also beginning to smell a lot like Christmas as homes, hotels and cafés strewn across the city


Street Burger Restaurant now serving at Marine Drive

Views - 127 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The food and service was excellent at newly opened Street Burger Restaurant at Marine Drive, Bambalapitiya, Colombo recently. It’s convenient for everyone.


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

Views - 105 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 - 46 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 - 49 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 - 209 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 - 344 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 - 161 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 - 78 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 - 294 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 - 119 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 - 47 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 - 160 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 - 79 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 - 45 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 - 54 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 - 38 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 - 63 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 - 66 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 - 92 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 - 47 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 - 89 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 - 50 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 - 25 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


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