Columnists,Ninuri Asalya,Main Slider,Top Story,TRAVEL & CUISINE l by Ninuri Asalya l 17 Dec 2019     - 336

‘Tis The Season For Fine Dining

Christmas comprises of a myriad traditions that fill eager hearts with unfathomable joy. Exchanging gifts, baking cookies for santa, building a gingerbread house - whatever it may be, these little customs spark a unique sense of merriment within one’s mind.

In times that teem with jolly moments, it’s near impossible to pinpoint what brings you joy most of all. Amidst the laughter and bliss, what could possibly take the cake?

Well, that would be the Christmas dinner.

There is nothing quite like digging into a series of mouthwatering courses that were specially cooked to resurrect the Christmas spirit. Perhaps the knowledge of having to wait an entire year to once again taste the delight of Christmas fuels the happiness achieved by your quenched belly and elated taste buds.

So, why not quench your appetite and entrance your taste buds at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, this festive season?

The beautiful Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is an international hotel that towers proudly at its residence by the sea, keenly encircled by Colombo’s eagerness to socialize and network. Whether it’s a reunion of friends and family or a business meeting with a client, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo embraces your visit to their prestigious premises with the finest service imaginable.

Famed for its world-class luxury, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is consistent with its modern accommodations which spans to 500 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and 41 serviced apartments. While featuring a range of restaurants and bars, Shangri-La has further expanded to introduce One Galle Face Mall, an international shopping destination that satisfies modern lifestyle needs from fashion and beauty care to entertainment and dining.

Shangri-La truly has it all.

Capital Bar & Grill, an eclectic restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, begins with a bar and extends to an al fresco dining area and three divisions that include a private dining room and two sections named the “White Room” and the “Blue Room”. And while Bebop and The Barking Crickets play you vintage tunes with modern twists, you can relish the finest selection of steaks and seafood grills, and sip the exquisite wines that are paired with their impeccable dishes.

Christmas Eve Dinner will be held at Capital Bar & Grill from 7 p.m. till Midnight. It’s to consist of a delicious six course menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Shenal.

Starting off with the amuse - bouche “ Truffle arancini smoked paprika aioli ”, the menu proceeds to the appetizer “ Confit salmon and seaweed, compressed watermelon, coriander oil, edamame beans, nashi pear ”, the soup “ Oxtail consommé ”, the sorbet “ Mixed berry and Cointreau ”, one of three alternative main courses “ Beef fillet Rossini with caramelised foie gras, pommes Anna, spring vegetables, truffle Madeira sauce ”, “ Pan seared king scallop with pancetta green apple salad, butternut squash purée, dill velouté ” or “ Christmas goose with braised red cabbage, carrot and roasted Brussels sprouts with wild berry jus ” and finally, the dessert “ Spiced honey and brandy crémeux, gingerbread cake with mulled wine jelly ”.

If this sounds too good to be true, wait till you get a peek at the menu of the Christmas Day Brunch which is to be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Capital Bar & Grill. It consists of an authentic Christmas feast with a variety of succulent dishes and a selection of desserts that intends to please your appetite.

So there it is. A magnificent place to discover if the joy of this festive season truly lies within the likes of your belly.

The perfect Christmas meal awaits you at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.


Ninuri Asalya

Marketeer by day and writer by night, Ninuri would juggle her two passions on a routine basis. The universe's best gift to her was when she was bestowed with the opportunity to do both, simultaneously, for HI!!. Now, she writes reviews of companies, brands and persons as a means of marketing their unique characteristics and values, hence "living the life" by remaining faithful to her passions.


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