1st international food court in Sri Lanka at Colombo City Centre

A mixed development project by Abans Group and Silver Needle Hospitality

Colombo City Centre, a progressive mixed-use venture by the Abans Group in collaboration with Silver Needle Hospitality, is all set to change the urban culinary landscape of the city by partnering with Food Studio, a one-of-a-kind international food court concept that is scheduled to open by December.

On 10 March at the CCC Experience Centre, the agreement was signed by Abans Group Director Rusi Pestonjee on behalf of Colombo City Centre and Food Studio Chairperson Lim Tai Toon, on behalf of Food Studio, signifying Colombo City Centre’s commitment towards elevating the food culture in Colombo, whilst providing an assortment of distinctive dining options to Colombo citizens.17-4

Food Studio, the brand operating and managing the CCC Food Court, is an innovative food court construct founded and launched by Lim Tai Toon, a Singaporean Business magnate who is also the Co-Founder of Food Republic, an internationally renowned restaurant chain that hosts numerous restaurants and food courts across the Asian region.

Through the CCC Food Court, Food Studio will focus on introducing a new, unique food court concept in Sri Lanka by offering an array of diverse, eclectic cuisines, ranging from fine dining to street-style food, that have been specifically tailored for the Sri Lankan palate.

The Food Court will allow customers to enjoy a truly cosmopolitan dining experience in comfort, ease, and style.

Located on the 3rd floor of Colombo City Centre, the Food Court will provide Sri Lankans the opportunity to undertake a long-deserved culinary journey around the world by exploring the unique, rich, authentic flavours that the international cuisines available at the food court will have to offer. This set of cuisines will consist of Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Sri Lankan and many others.

Plus, it will possess a mezzanine floor within the food court space, which will comprise of a mix of quick service restaurants, food stalls, and miniature food kiosks. The Food Court will also include an open-air terrace, bistro, a microbrewery with Western BBQ-style food and seafood as well as a modern tea bar.

Commenting on the unique nature of the Food Court, Lim Tai Toon said: “Food courts in Sri Lanka have in the past, fulfilled a basic need to simply satisfy one’s hunger. People typically go in, eat quickly, and leave. Food Studio will create a clean, relaxed, unhurried, and comfortable environment coupled with a variety of quality, affordable, and authentic international cuisine that makes dining at Food Studio a memorable out-of-home family time.”

He further elaborated that the Food Court will showcase a modern deconstructivist design, which will be a dynamic synergistic interaction between the modernist approach and elements of traditional Sri Lankan architecture, whilst featuring a lush tropical garden setting, and interior décor that will utilise cultural artefacts.

Colombo City Centre Chief Executive Officer Anand Sundaram further remarked: “The Denizens of Colombo are well travelled and have aspirations of creating a world city. CCC endeavours to provide them with that much needed mall of international standards and quality befitting such needs. We are now delighted that Food Studio is partnering with us to bring the best of gastronomic experiences for the families of Colombo.  Besides focusing on bringing in over 15 international quality food and beverages across 415 seats, Lim, Nadeem and the entire team at Food Studio at Colombo City Centre have also promised to ensure that both the ambience as also the service levels will be at par with the best in the world –and offer something that Colombo is long deserving of.”

Situated along the scenic belt of the Beira Lake, Colombo City Centre aims to redefine and uplift the standards of urban luxury living in Sri Lanka. This ultra-modern mixed-use venture will provide residents the opportunity to partake in a truly enriching, high-end lifestyle with its inclusion of an opulent residential complex that will reinvent luxury living in Sri Lanka; a five-floor retail lifestyle mall that will offer a premium shopping experience, fine dining, a gourmet supermarket, children’s play area and more; and Next Hotel, the flagship brand of Silver Needle Hospitality that will utilise a smart approach towards accommodating the needs of professional business travellers.

Source : http://www.ft.lk/article/605524/1st-international-food-court-in–Sri-Lanka-at-Colombo-City-Centre#sthash.i6u8KHkG.dpuf

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