World Spice Food Festival 2012 to ‘spice up’ World T20 semis

If you’re a foodie who loves their grub with that extra bit of kick, then you wouldn’t want to miss the World Spice Food Festival 2012.

The festival titled ‘Hawkers’ Street Food Promotion’, will be held for 3 days from the 5th to the 7th of October at the ‘Boardwalk’ of Water’s Edge, overlooking the picturesque Diyawanna lake. So if you’re in the area for the World Twenty20 semi-finals, here’s another thing that will set you on fire!

Like in the past eight years of the event’s history, the festival will feature spicy cuisines from over 13 countries including India, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Pakistan, China, Middle East, Mongolia, Latin American Vietnam, Mexico and of course, Sri Lanka.…

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Paradise Road Gallery Café retains ‘number one’ spot

The Gallery Café held on to their title as the Best Themed Restaurant in Sri Lanka for the third year running at the Sri Lanka tourism awards that were held recently.

The café which is the former office of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa has attracted visitors and locals alike for its ambience, history and most of all, quality of food which it has maintained to the highest standards in its 14 years of operation.

Entrusted to Shanth Fernando by the late architect, the café is known for both its ‘fusion cuisine’ as well as traditional dishes such as their signature black pork curry.…

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Bartenders from the Heritance hotel chain in Sri Lanka win honours at National Bartenders Cocktail and Flair Competition 2012

No visit to a tropical country is ever complete without a tropical cocktail like a Pina Colada or Mojito, and with the need have the right mix of flair and knowledge to create some of the endless cocktail options available, two teams of upcoming bartenders from the Heritance Kandalama and Heritance Ahungalla hotels showed just what they can do when they walked away with key wins at the this year’s ‘National Bartenders Cocktails and Flair Competition 2012’
The event, organized by Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association featured over 300 participants from across the island who showed off their cocktail making skills.…

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Harpo’s Café Che opens in Colombo.

Harpo of Bay Leaf fame has done it again.  His fourth restaurant, Café Che, opened recently at Stratford Avenue, Colombo 6.  Interesting black and white photos of the iconic revolutionary and Cuban music sets the ambience here and a variety of Cuban and Italian dishes and light snacks are served throughout the day.  Sipping a Latte after a modest shopping spree at Gandhara next door, I was informed by the Manager that Harpo’s famous Kotthu Roti cart was also just being installed here due to popular demand.  Neighbours no longer need to run off to their other outlet, the Commons Café, to satisfy their Cheese Roti cravings!  …

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