Colombo, Monday 05th June 2023: Despite Sri Lanka’s proximity to the Indian Sub-Continent and a plethora of similarities between Indian and Sri Lankan culture, there is a distinct difference in the cuisines of the two nations. The vastness of India makes way for cuisines among the nation itself that are unique in its methods of preparations, use of spices and other ingredients, and even the way they are eaten. Culminating years of experience in the culinary world, Chef Sanjay joins Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo to bring the flavours of our neighbours.
Chef Sanjay began his culinary career in Mumbai in 1996 and had his first stint at the Hotel Retreat Bombay. Thereafter, he moved to Sri Lankan to take on the role of Assistant Indian Chef at the Holiday Inn in 1997 and was promoted to Head Indian Chef in 2003. For the next 12 years he continued to function as the Head Indian Chef of key properties in Colombo before moving to Cinnamon Lakeside.
With a rich culinary heritage passed on by his parents and ancestors, Chef Sanjay specializes in a variety of Indian cuisines including North Indian delicacies that are favourites among Sri Lankans. His culinary prowess spans starters, mains and even delectable desserts that will be on display at the Dining Room, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets.
Chef Sanjay also brings in his expertise at a time when the Indian travel market is opening to Sri Lanka and specific dietary requirements like Jain vegetarianism and veganism among others are becoming increasingly popular food choices among international and even local visitors.
For more information and reservations at the Dining Room, please contact 0112 491 930.
About Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a diverse chain of hotels spanning Sri Lanka and the Maldives and a member of John Keells Holdings PLC, one of the largest listed conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with diverse interests in sectors ranging from Leisure, Transportation, Property, Consumer Food & Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, and Business Process Operations to Plantations.
This pioneering hotel chain was launched at the World Travel Market in London on 14 November 2005. Since its launch, it has come to represent a uniquely Cinnamon experience and has steadily risen to become the leading choice for travelers in Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon brand boasts a portfolio of vibrant and modern hotels, colourful and inspiring, unswerving hospitable and committed to satisfying our patron’s varied and discerning needs.
Located in the heart of the city, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo offers tranquil getaways in its unique offering of a ‘Resort in the City’ with expansive lakefront and garden views. Unveiling elegance and grandeur is Colombo’s most luxurious, modern, and truly ‘grand’ city hotels, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, located near Colombo’s Galle Face Green, overlooking views of the majestic Indian ocean and upcoming Port City. To complete the Colombo city collection is the first of its kind in South Asia, Cinnamon Red Colombo. Walking distance to shopping centers, historical sites and nightlife precincts of Colombo, this pioneering addition to the Cinnamon Colombo Hotel collection embodies the ‘Lean Luxury’ concept. Inspired by the arts and modern design, panoramas of Colombo’s cityscape and of course the innovative food and beverage options within the property, Cinnamon Red is the popular choice for urbanites and tech enthused travelers.