Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open the doors of ‘Central’, its vibrant all the time dining restaurant and café on 20 September. This new gastronomic journey takes guests’ taste on a daring cooking journey of the world, whilst also celebrating Sri Lanka’s tapestry of native food.
Throughout history, Sri Lanka’s abundant resources of spices, gems, tea and more had merchants and colonisers collecting to her shores, making Colombo a melting pot of international cultures. Travel around Sri Lanka was most famously carried out by train, with the Colombo Fort Station being the centerpiece of much of this activity. Encompassing all these aspects, the distinct design and decoration of Central is motivated by a lively train journey coloured with several international cooking stops along the method, supplying this area an extremely distinct character.
As visitors go into, they are welcomed by a grand clock, comparable to old-world appeal and primary to any town or city. The walkway to the primary dining establishment is themed around a travel luggage rack showing delicious homemade jams, specialized teas and more.
The design of the main restaurant is inspired by a high-end train carriage and is embellished with Sri Lankan folk art and exotic tropical components including Sri Lanka’s across the country flower, the purple water lily. The space; with its numerous stations serving worldwide food is decadent by its very nature with high ceilings, amazing ocean views, and design mixing a bygone period with ultra-trendy components, and all set in a buzzing yet unwinded atmosphere for visitors to take pleasure in the finest global fare. Each food terminal with its dynamic show kitchen area represents a stop-over on this culinary destination tour that is well-worth navigating. Staying closer to house, visitors can delight in wonderful Asian meals reinforced with robust flavours from North India, a tasty assortment of Southeast Asian food and magnificent thrills from the Japanese cold and hot counters.
Central’s Western terminal consists of a timeless butcher’s board providing prime cuts of meat, whilst the Italian area functions home-style pasta and pizza. Local treasures revealing dedication to olden dishes can be taken pleasure in at the substantial Sri Lankan area.
The restaurant’s two semi-private dining-room transport visitors back to the golden age of travel through excellent materials, vulnerable workmanship and antique accessories producing a warm and inviting atmosphere. Each dining-room consists of a personal bar and drink station stocked with worldly spirits and local favourites using the perfect space for an intimate occasion or business conference. Central Café is a genuinely amazing stop on the dining journey. The café is a treat for the eyes and taste buds alike, with advanced flower design filling the room, and mouth watering sweet and tasty offerings. The diverse mix of home cooking and innovative meals is set to be the talk of the town and likewise straight links Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo to One Galle Face Mall, enabling guests to move through the complex with ease.
“We have actually produced something genuinely special for our visitors to enjoy at Central Dining establishment and Café,” specified Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo Vice President and General Supervisor Timothy Wright. “From conceptualising the design and food offerings through to the finishing touches, every element of Central has been carefully thought about to produce a journey featuring fine around the world and Sri Lankan food. We’re enjoyed welcome visitors from near and far to enjoy this wonderful brand-new dining experience right in the heart of Colombo.”
Central all the time dining restaurant and café welcomes visitors from 20 September and supplies a mix of comprehensive buffets priced from Rs. 3,950 nett onwards and an a la carte menu, with something to please everybody. To learn more and bookings, telephone (94) 11 788 8288 or e-mail [email protected] or have a look at www.shangri-la.com/colombo.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is also house to Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s signature Chinese dining facility serving the finest local specials; Capital Bar & Grill presenting delicious seafood and meat grills to the background of live music, and Sapphyr Lounge for a choice of light consumes and drinks.