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Twelve Days to Christmas at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Views - 713 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

The joy and cheer of Christmas comes early to Mount Lavinia Hotel, with Twelve Days to Christmas: a Christmas Party for Kids, on 13 December from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  An array of exciting activities are in store to keep your little one busy th


Happy festive moments at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 742 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

  Celebrations of the joy of the season are presented in many forms, from traditional to novel food, exciting cocktails and beverages and quality live entertainment.  The annual charity project – ‘Share wit


South Asia Textile Industries Lanka wows at 2015 Horse Racing Festival in Nuwara Eliya

Views - 1410 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

South Asia Textile Industries Lanka was out in full force at the Horse Racing Festival Nuwara Eliya 2015, having not only sponsored the first race, the South Asia Textile Industries Lanka Cup, but also a fashion show, the best hat competition and


Elephant Reach Hotel Yala crosses important milestone

Views - 1406 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:14

  The 29th of March is a special date in the calendar of Elephant Reach Hotel Yala. Since its inception in on 29 March 2006, the hotel has grown from strength to strength and has been setting the standards in world-class accommodation and


Egg-citing Easter celebrations at Waters Edge

Views - 1279 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:13

  From an eggy-licious Easter Brunch with egg-citing entertainment for kids, Easter gourmet treats that everyone would love, to chocolate Easter goodies designed to satisfy even the most monstrous chocoholic cravings and Easter bunny


‘Easter Family Lunch’ at Galadari

Views - 3558 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:12

The Galadari Hotel organised a special Easter family lunch at the Coffee Shop on 5 April from 12 noon to 3 p.m. It was a day filled with fun, excitement and a scrumptious lunch buffet menu for guests. This was a time to enjoy with friends and family


Avurudu celebrations at The Blue Water

Views - 1336 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:11

  The Blue Water for the 17th consecutive year invited all guests to join in to experience many rituals, customs and ceremonies connected with the New Year on 14 April. The hotel unveiled a sumptuous lunch buffet with Sri Lankan speci


Calamander Unawatuna Beach adorns perfect romantic setting for Valentine’s dinner

Views - 2972 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:54

Calamander Unawatuna Beach is providing the perfect backdrop to a romantic, candlelit dinner for two, on their beachside pier. Showcasing a six course dinner menu, Valentine’s night promises to be a treat for the taste buds as well as a celebration


Heart shaped gift of love from Galadari

Views - 1340 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:37

Look no further, stress out not; the Galadari Hotel has the perfect Valentine’s gift for you this year. A beautiful heart shaped edible chocolate box awaits you at the Cupid’s Hut from 12 to 14 February in the Lobby from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This w


Valentine’s Day party splash by the pool at Hilton Colombo

Views - 3686 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:35

Hilton Colombo announced today that the hotel will host romantic events for Valentine’s Day. The biggest of it all is the Valentine’s Day Pool party where couples can dine under the stars and dance the night away to the sound of Crossroad (band)


Abans Family Valentine’s Gala 2015

Views - 2935 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:33

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing your love with those nearest and dearest to you. And so, Abans have organised a Family Valentine’s Gala on Saturday 14 February from 5 p.m. onwards at Abans Elite Showroom, Kollupitiya, where the whole family


Entice and be enticed at Cupid’s Enclave

Views - 2916 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:32

The romance that kindled between two passionate souls who secretly nursed and nurtured their devotion for each other, whispering their promises within the walls of a mansion that yet stands as the monument for their love, can be relived once again th


Sweet confections in time for Valentine’s Day at The Kingsbury

Views - 2859 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:32

Now while it is the time of year to be showering your loved ones with gifts, it is important to gift them something thoughtful and affectionate. When Cupid’s arrow is involved, the best gifts are those that come from the heart. So finding the perfe


Valentine’s celebration at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 2658 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:31

It’s a day for romance, celebrating the spirit of love with our loved ones and The Bayleaf, Park Street Mews, Curve – Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Colombo Fort cafe, Commons Coffee House and Harpo’s Pizza offers an exceptional range of special m


Relive the romance at OZO Colombo this Valentine’s Day

Views - 4067 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:26

Love is in the air at OZO Colombo this Valentine’s Day, whether it is an intimate dining experience, a fun-filled dinner party or a romantic getaway complemented by the picturesque view of the Indian Ocean. Cupid dinner buffet at EAT Guests may i


450 chefs gear up for a ‘Cinnamon Christmas in the City’

Views - 5371 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:23

This year, Cinnamon hotels in the city – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon red – are debuting a joint Cinnamon Season for festive feasting, with unique entertainment options and a touch of legendary Cinnamon hospitality to celebrate


A sumptuous feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at OZO Colombo

Views - 3090 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:22

To kick-start the festive season, OZO Colombo is hosting special Christmas feasts at EAT Restaurant to help bring guests some holiday cheer! Hailing from Switzerland, Stefan Beutler – Executive Chef at OZO Colombo, together with his team are sleig


Exciting Christmas celebrations at HCR

Views - 1935 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:21

Hilton Colombo Residences announced exciting promotions commencing from Christmas through New Year. The Bar Lounge will feature favourite Christmas goodies such as ‘Love cake’, ‘Stollen’, ‘Breudher’, and festive chocolate boxes, perfect


Italian Christmas specials at The Bayleaf

Views - 1978 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:20

With the holiday season in full swing, The Bayleaf captures the joy of the season with an exquisite Christmas menu. Set in a 100 year old colonial mansion with all the glitter of the festive season, presents the perfect warm ambiance to enjoy a trad


TGI Fridays unveils Winter Wonderland

Views - 2104 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:19

Packed with traditional festive delights and everyday-is-Friday style merry-making all the way to Christmas Day!   TGI Fridays renowned for its exclusive entertainment-dining experience, is ringing in the season with an all new Christmas e


Burger King introduces breakfast menu

Views - 2596 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:18

Sri Lanka’s favourite fast food restaurant Burger King is introducing a breakfast worth waking up for with their new BK Breakfast Menu which promises to break the boring breakfast routine and to make breakfast fun again with tasty and inspired menu


Canadian Chef Ruwan Jayakody honoured

Views - 2461 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:12

Well-established Toronto Pastry Chef, Wikum Ruwan Jayakody, has received the honorary title by ‘Amitie Gastronomique Francois Vatel’ in Luxembourg at the recent EXPO-GAST 2014 Culinary World Cup. This competition in Luxembourg is prominently kn


Unilever launches state of the art chefmanship centre in Sri Lanka

Views - 2345 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:09

Chefs everywhere have been serving tasty and wholesome meals with the professional support provided by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS). With a global team of more than 500 chefs, UFS works closely with chefs from local eateries to five-star hotels in m


Calorie Counter debuts in Colombo

Views - 1175 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:07

With numerous reports of celebrity diets and amazing figure changes, it is easy for us normal folk to assume what really makes for change. The right approach to a fit body and good health is maintaining a balance of regular workouts as well as eating


Elephant House unveils Cumberland Sausages for the season

Views - 859 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:05

This Christmas will be made special to all Sri Lankan consumers with Elephant House unveiling one of its legendary taste champions ‘EH Cumberland Sausages.’ The Traditional Cumberland Sausage has been a signature dish of Cumbria-England, for cen


The Astra Kingsbury Bakefest

Views - 731 Friday, 19 December 2014 12:04

By Inshira Shainaz Astra together with Kingsbury unveiled ‘The Astra Kingsbury Bakefest’, an edible mini wonderland that promises to be an experience worth savouring for the whole family on 11 December. Astra Brand Manger Rovini Illukumbu


TripAdvisor lists top restaurants in Asia and the world

Views - 598 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:06

TripAdvisor has unveiled the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice awards for restaurants across the globe. In total, 353 fine dining restaurant winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Ch


Heavenly cheesecakes with shakes at Taj Samudra

Views - 733 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:05

Sweet deal not to be missed for those who are craving for something sweet to indulge, Pebbles at the Taj Samudra Colombo has the perfect treat for you. From heavenly cheesecakes to shakes and smoothies they offer a variety of flavours during the mont


It’s good tidings this season at The Kingsbury!

Views - 1139 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:04

The age old Christmas tradition of cake mixing heralds in the Christmas season at The Kingsbury. The history of the cake-mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century, when it marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time lots of fruits


EGB blends with Kaema Sutra’s Sri Lankan delicacies

Views - 1261 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:04

Sri Lanka’s iconic beverage brand Elephant House Ginger Beer, lovingly referred to as EGB, entered into a partnership with Kaema Sutra – the unique contemporary Sri Lankan restaurant launched by celebrated chef and restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa


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