Ramada Colombo opens new patisserie ‘Baked’

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    By Inshira Shainaz Ramada Colombo this week opened its dazzling new lobby patisserie named ‘Baked,’ filled with yummy goodies. Taking on a fresh concept globally and expanding beyond being just a patisserie, Baked provides freshly-prepared delicious eats with cuisine concepts. The core of Baked’s offering includes smart packaging to pave the way for easy grab-and-go without any compromise on choice, an ideal opportunity when there’s just so much to fit in a day. Ramada Colombo Pastry Chef Asela Watawala stated that the dining experience at Baked involves amazing flavours in fresh food with super appealing choice, all served up at great speed. “Thinking about fresher options and faster service to the guest involves the essential hardwork throughout the day. Although the food is served quickly, the cooking techniques used here are classic with high focus on homemade taste,” he added. Watawala has experience of over 12 years in some of the finest bakeries overseas. Dough is an art-form where herb breads, pumpernickel in its rich brown colour and the more spiced up bread for the local palette are all created lovingly. Buns with exotic fillings couldn’t be fresher as they come hot off the show oven. The Chef is an expert in all things sugar. His chocolate-inspired wonders include the splendid dark choco fudge cake smothered with decadent icing and the white chocolate and almond cookies. From fruity tarts with layers of rich cream and classic scones that delicately crumble in the mouth to sticky apple and peach pie, there is some awesome food here. Baked also offers crunchy coconut macaroons and fluffy marshmallows. Introducing a first to Sri Lanka, Baked also offers cold press juices with no added sugar to ensure all the nutrients of fresh fruit and vegetable are intact even after juicing, helping to boost immunity and lose weight. It also offers dessert-drinks such as luscious strawberry and chocolate frappe in addition to coffees and teas. In terms of ambience, Baked is a fun and spirited place and customers will be instantaneously drawn to its casual-cool mood. Call 0112422001 for more information. Pix by Upul Abayasekara