Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


The MAG Concierge


Issue Date 19 - 25 Aug, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Anantara Kalutara Resort

Luxe Retreat
Anantara Kalutara Resort

Located an hour’s drive south of Colombo, this tranquil resort is the perfect place to begin your journey down the coast. What makes this property extra special is that it was designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Located in a beachfront setting along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, yet only an hour away from the excitement of the capital, this is a heavenly getaway offering the best of both worlds – luxurious accommodation and inspirational experiences of the island’s wild nature and rich culture. During your stay, sink your toes into pristine golden sands or retreat to the shade of swaying coconut palms. Wind down to the sound of the ocean or refresh your perspective with a myriad of water sports. Feast on the bold, spicy flavours of island culture, take a culinary tour across Asia or savour Italian coastal cuisine. Celebrate romance with a private pool villa hideaway, couple’s spa bliss, a sunset boat cruise and tailored private dining. Enjoy the family friendly allures of a kids club and endless adventures, from watching turtles hatch to whale and dolphin trips.

Table to book

Sweet Affairs

Sweet Affairs
It is time to feast your eyes as well as relish the taste buds while you munch on the delicacies that are offered by Sweet Affairs.
• 1 A/P, Gulberg II
• Tel: 042111376666
• Operation hours: 11:00 - 02:00

 

Palillos
Palillos
Can’t decide between Thai and Chinese? If so, try Palillos where the fusion of the two, merged with the freshness of the food, will make you visit the eatery more.
• 103-B 1, Main M.M Alam Road, Gulberg 3
• Tel: 04235762583
• Operation hours: 11:00 - 00:00

Texas Steak House

Texas Steak House
Start your food ride with Texas Nachos followed by a Fire Steak or Billy the Kid Steak to sate your ranch-pangs.
• Adamjee Rd, 46000
• Tel: 0515792132
• Operation hours: 10:00 - 23:00

Sizzlers Grill & Coffee House

Sizzlers Grill & Coffee House
If simple and delicious is what you seek, then try Sizzlers Grill and Coffee House where the mouthwatering dishes will keep your taste buds engaged, flavourfully.
• Opposite Roots Ivy, DHA Phase 2
• Tel: 0515419089
• Operation hours: 12:00 - 00:00


Churros

WHAT’S IN THE MENU?
Churros

This sugar-sprinkled fried pastry can be found at roadside kiosks worldwide or on the menus of restaurants. However, they aren’t only meant to be eaten just on the roadsides, but over breakfast too dipped either in hot chocolate or paired with café con leche (coffee with milk). Some food historians believe churros were invented by Spanish sheperds who, in the mountains didn’t have access to bakeries so they created churros which were fried over fire. This version of this snack’s origins also points to a breed of sheep, the ‘Navajo-Churro’, which descend from the ‘Churra’ sheep of the Iberian Peninsula. The shape of the churros is what resembles the horns of the sheep. According to another version, it were Portuguese sailors who came across a similar snack in Northern China, called ‘You Tiao’, which translates to ‘oil-fried devil’. It was this recipe that was then learnt by the Spanish neighbours who left their mark to it – passing the dough through a star-shaped tip which gives the churro its classic ridges. Whoever is the real creator of this dish, it were the conquistadors who introduced the snack in Latin America. From then on, different versions of churros are available to the public. Cubans have guava-filled churros while dulce de leche-filled ones are popular in Mexico, to cheese-filled churros available in Uruguay. Be it out of a greasy paper bag, dusted with cinnamon or sugar, dipped in chocolate sauce or in either of the shapes – straight or spiral – churros are equally relished in summers as well as winters.



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