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Italian Christmas specials at The Bayleaf

Views - 1998 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 - 2128 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 - 2655 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 - 2572 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 - 2392 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 - 1222 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 - 884 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 - 763 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 - 619 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 - 767 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 - 1160 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 - 1287 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


Emirates wins in-flight dining award from Saveur Magazine

Views - 625 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:03

Airline recognised for regionally inspired cuisine, inflight service and Onboard Lounge product Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced that it has won Saveur Magazine’s Culinary Travel Award for Best In-Flight Dini


A spooktacular carnival in Colombo

Views - 830 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:03

Come 2 November, the courtyard and restaurant of The Barnesbury will be transformed into a haunted haven for spooky specters from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. when The Barnesbury hosts its first and Colombo’s only family friendly Halloween Carnival this weeke


Halloween Night at Galadari

Views - 717 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:02

The Galadari Hotel is hoping to add the maximum scare factor this month of October by organising the most frightening and entertaining Halloween night ever. All these thrilling happenings are taking place at the Margarita Blue on 31 October from 8 p.


ON14 presents Halloween in the Heavens

Views - 864 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:02

Freak out on the 14th floor of OZO Colombo with the spookiest costume winning an overnight stay for two. Party the night away this Halloween with OZO Colombo, on Friday 31 October 2014 – ON14 is throwing a Halloween bash to die for! For the night


Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts presents ‘Cover Shot Challenge’ for Explore Sri Lanka

Views - 2217 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

The Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts ‘Cover Shot Challenge’ will be launched this September at Cinnamon Lodge and Chaaya Village Habarana in time to witness the elephant gathering in Minneriya. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Explo


Exploring Trincomalee with Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails in ‘White Sands’

Views - 7541 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

Trincomalee and its pristine beaches was the destination of choice for the ‘Explorations’ series in Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails partnership. Six Land Rover vehicles and their owners, set off from Colombo to the sunny shores of Trincomal


Love, and that “top of the world” feeling

Views - 5575 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

To say that some of life’s greatest moments happen at 35,000 ft. could not ring truer than when Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight to Brisbane. Just after take-off, Stuart sought the help of the Flight Purse


Mount Lavinia Hotel featured in Amazing Race All-Stars 2014 Season

Views - 1300 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

Mount Lavinia Hotel, once the residence to four British Governors and the country’s iconic colonial heritage hotel, joined forces with the Emmy award-winning reality competition series ‘The Amazing Race’ during its recent race stop in Sri Lanka


Wesley College celebrates 140th anniversary with ‘Fusion 2014’ 

Views - 2919 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

Wesley College Colombo presents ‘Fusion 2014’, a gala extravaganza of music, song and dance in celebration of the 140th anniversary of the College this year. Based on the theme ‘We are One’ the show unfolds at 7 p.m. on Saturday 24 May at the


Action at the inaugural Bradby Fiesta 2014    

Views - 2647 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

The first ever ‘Bradby Fiesta’ hosted by Royal College Colombo, Trinity College Kandy and the Royal College Union, got underway last Saturday with HSBC as the main sponsor of the event. Bradby fans got to enjoy the 70th Bradby Shield encounter be


‘Food Revolution Day’ promotion at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 2310 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

Realising the importance of raising awareness of the impact healthy food has in our lives and to promote it with kids, Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants will be conducting a workshop for kids on simple healthy food recipes, coinciding with English c


Mesmerising Vesak tours on Colombo City Tour

Views - 4951 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

Ebert Silva Holidays will operate Vesak tours on the Colombo City Tour, the city sightseeing service operated on open deck double deckers to showcase the city as it comes alive with colour and spiritual festivity during the Vesak season. The Colombo


Easter at Mount

Views - 1805 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Celebrate Easter with family and friends with a special Jazz celebration to set the mood just right. Dulani of MLH states: “After all the heavy celebrating during this April season, Easter Sunday at MLH is a perfect gateway to relax your mind, bod


Easter at Park Street Mews

Views - 1634 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

20 April lunch and dinner For those of you who wish to enjoy this Easter in a relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on Easter specials – Park Street Mews will be your best option. Set in an old warehouse concept on a private street, Park Street Mews h


A Grand Easter

Views - 1873 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

With Easter just around the corner, Cinnamon Grand brings you a range of goodies including chocolate eggs, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies, all made in intricately creative designs, that make for the ideal family indulgence, a head turner on t


Easter celebrations at Hilton Colombo

Views - 6063 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Easter celebrations are around the corner. The resurrection of Christ is celebrated magnificently all over the world. Hilton Colombo has always celebrated this special day by dishing out one of the best Easter brunches in Colombo.  This year too an


What better way to celebrate Easter than at The Kingsbury

Views - 1865 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

After forty days of cutting back on your favourite treats, Easter Sunday is the perfect excuse to indulge. Celebrate Easter at the Sunday Caviar and Oyster Brunch, including a succulent selection of Easter delicacies, appetisers, salads, soups, main


Celebrate Easter at Taj Samudra

Views - 1482 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

This Easter come to Taj Samudra to celebrate with your family. There will be a special brunch at the all day dining restaurant, Latitude, in commemoration of Easter as well as yummy Easter goodies available for sale at Pebbles. Easter is the complet


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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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Monday, 17 June 2019

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Monday, 17 June 2019

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