Saturday, October 9, 2010

Welcome to Paradise Road

How else can you start off an adventure than by a hearty meal?  My husband took me to Paradise Road for a welcome Sunday lunch on Alfred House Road, Colombo 3.  It houses the Gallery Café, as per it was listed by East Magazine as one of Asia ’s Top Restaurants and by Condé Nast Magazine as ‘the only place to eat in Colombo.’  It offers fusion cuisine and magnificent pastries albeit a bit pricey. 

Hubby and I started off with one of our all-time favorite salads: mozzarella and tomato sprinkled with pesto and arugula with balsamic vinaigrette on the side.  We then proceeded with sharing Chicken Ginger on mashed potatoes and spinach (which tasted like alugbati) and Squid Ink Risotto.  Hubby tried their homemade ginger beer (think ginger ale shake) – it was pretty good when you add a little bit more lemon juice.  Hubby then closed off with glorious Lemon Meringue Pie. 

The meal was good, the ambiance even better.  It is the veranda of the old office of Sri Lankan-born renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa (  It is in the middle of the city yet you don’t feel the rush and you’re free to just totally chill out. 

We checked out the shop for lifestyle pieces (some of which are now in our living room, dining room and shower).  We have yet to go back and check out their gallery, studio and the upstairs café.  This was one awesome way to welcome me in Colombo.  Great job my hubby!


  1. spinach is alugbati dear... we do grat lemon meringue pie. i have to look for the recipe...

  2. Haha! That's why it tasted the same! Thanks for the info Tita Leah! And I am looking forward to the Lemon Meringue Pie :-)


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