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Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo opens Central on Sunday

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will officially open Central on Sunday. (20). This vibrant new all day dining restaurant and café serves the finest international and local delights, whilst the décor, design and ambience of Central reflects Sri Lanka’s famous scenic train journeys that are a key part of the country’s history and culture. Central takes guests on a global culinary tour where the restaurant’s esteemed chefs showcase their skills in beautifully presented show kitchens, with cuisines that have been carefully prepared using a myriad of cooking techniques.The extensive buffet service-style at Central is reminiscent of train terminals with each featuring a different country’s cuisine. At the Indian terminal, spices reign supreme, with tantalising tandoor dishes including chicken tikka with its delightfully smoky flavour and traditional breads that are paired with multi-regional curries. The delicious medley of Southeast Asian cuisine includes crunchy wok fried dishes and sizzling clay pot favourites, whilst an array of hand-made dim sum and make-your-own-soups cooked up into a hearty broth offer an oriental touch.

The team of chefs at the Japanese terminal pay homage to the art form of this cuisine, ensuring that the ingredients and flavours are perfectly prepared for the handcrafted sushi, sashimi, crispy tempura, and Yakitori, the quintessential Japanese soul food of grilled chicken with salty-sweet soy sauce. Guests can also indulge in fresh seafood on ice with shellfish, oysters and seafood salads.