’’We are mindful of these challenging times we are presently going through. But on a positive note, we introduce a fresh, varied and exciting menu to suit everyone’s taste and offer a delightful twist to the ordinary.” - Harpo Goneratne. The Park Street Mews Restaurant is set to introduce their more than colourful menu on October 5th 2020 and we got to try out a few dishes, just to see what they had going on before opening day.
Sushi Ru, a homegrown venture by sushi enthusiast Ruzaila Zivar Mukthar is a much welcome addition to the sushi scene; providing sushi that will appeal to any Sri Lankan palate (including that sushi hating family member or friend) without leaving a significant dent in your wallet!
In this series, we talk to people who turned their passion for food and baking into a business idea amidst lockdown and COVID-19 fears. Some have been in the market for years and others saw the new opportunity and took it! These home businesses are changing the game and have overcome the odds of running a business during the quarantine. Here’s how they did it.
Feng Shui is not just a design element to get to know where to place the bed, mirror, wealth and stove, it’s an art of orienting, aligning and tapping into good quality energy. This calls for skill, intuition and knowledge of compass directions and mathematics in interpreting the floor plan and layout of the house also known as the natal chart of the house.
Presenting literary aficionados with an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the past winners of the Gratiaen Prize, Bentota Beach – The Cinnamon Luxury Collection in partnership with The Gratiaen Trust presented ‘A Weekend with Gratiaen Winners’ held at Lunuganga and the Bentota Beach hotel.
Wearing many hats including that of an interior designer, spatial stylist, yoga teacher and jewellery designer, Tara is the Creator and Art Director of SATVRN. Growing up in Australia in a jewellery family, Tara studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) 2005 / Enmore Design School (Sydney) Australia. Her eyes quickly became accustomed to fine and rare objects.
Kottulabs is a restaurant situated in Nawala, hidden away in the suburbs. This amazing creation came to life in February of 2018 as a shared idea of four friends. With extremely different palates, each of them has wanted completely different types of kottu, but they have never been able to find a place that would cater to each of their needs and make the perfect kottu just the way they wanted.
Located right opposite the Colombo City Hotel where the old Exchange Pub used to be, the New and Revamped “Level 4” Pub has taken its place. For those that prefer a very chilled out and relaxed ambience, they have a beautiful rooftop dining area with an amazing view of Colombo. They also offer indoor seating downstairs complete with the bar and a DJ, so whatever mood you are in, this is the place for you.
On WTF this week, I visited the place I took my first breath, Jaffna. Although I did not live in the northern tip of the country, I still feel there is a connection within me, the war left me with some bad memories and the journey to Colombo and the better life at that time was a struggle, but Jaffna still has its own vibe. It’s full of beautifully ornamented Kovils as well as ancient Buddhist temples.
The Gratiaen Trust, in association with John Keells Foundation, is organizing a series of events that will connect its award-winning writers and their books with readers and those who love literature. The first in the series is a literary weekend which is being held in partnership with the Bentota Beach Hotel.