The Boulevard – trendy restaurant in the right place at the right time

Posted on 17 October 2012 by TSL

The Boulevard, the latest restaurant venture by "TASTY CATERERS", has Broadway setting and scrumptious food at heart. So stroll into the restaurant and step back in time, as you bask in the nostalgia and indulge your theatrical side. Indulge to your heart content on a selection of food delights that inspire and soar above the rest. Kanthi Jayamaha, is the owner and live wire behind this new Broadway themed restaurant, which is all set to make Colombo’s foodies dizzy with ecstasy. The Boulevard is located at 33, Queens Road, Colombo 03.

The Boulevard, is the 'new' place in town to enjoy freshly prepared Sri Lankan cuisine and bakery foods. Sri Lankan expatriates visiting home for the festive season should make The Boulevard, a definite must see food adventure. Other initiatives that are currently managed by the owner are 'Cafe on the 5th' and 'La Rambla'.

Boulevard’s proprietor Kanthi Jayamaha, said that the most special feature of this restaurant was its atmosphere and ambience, completed with original theoritical posters adorning the walls, while Broadway musicals could be heard throughout the restaurant. Kanthi Jayamaha, said that she was also maintaining 3 restaurants, where nearly 100 guests could be accommodated.

The Boulevard is open for both young and the old with no age barrier. The restaurant had been designed with comfort and elegance in mind, while the special favourites on the dessert menu are crunchy churros, rich red velvet, heavenly chocolate fudge pies and perfectly balanced tiramisu. The restaurant is as exceptional as the food they serve.

Inspired by the centerpiece of New York culture, the Broadway, captures the blend of the unique dinning experience that is found in abundance in this multicultural city. Over the years, the tasty caterers have remained true to their name, delivering exceptional food to Sri Lankan customers and with the opening of the latest restaurant – the Boulevard at No. 33, Queen’s road, Colombo 03, the legacy continues.

 

The local (Sri Lanka) media interviewed owner/operator Kanthi Jayamaha who explained her views below of the new venture.

Q: Why did you choose the Broadway concept for your restaurant?

“I really wanted to create something different, so I decided to have the Broadway concept, because it’s not a concept you find here in Sri Lanka. Besides that, both the young and old both enjoy the Broadway concept. I wanted to promote Broadway music, and hope to have Broadway movies running everyday Friday.”

Q: What kind of cuisine is served at The Boulevard?

“For the cuisine I have a mix of fusion, from Mediterranean, Far East Asian to Italian. We have a separate café menu where prices range from 400 to 7oo. The café has an array of usual favourites like submarines, club sandwiches and also serves a signature dish which is Churros with melted chocolate and whipped cream.

Crème’ Brule parcels with ice cream is also something to look forward to. Potato Madness is yet another signature dish, one of my own creations, which is a dish of deep fried potato fingers with meat sauce, guacamole, tomato salsa with sour cream. We also have Potato Well, which is mashed potato with meat and cheese sauce.”

Q: How about the selection of beverages?

“We serve a selection of coffees, lattes, juices and mocktails. The menu also has a variety of healthy blends such as Heart Helper, Clean Machine and Flu Fighter. Specialty drinks including Oreo whip shake, peanut Butter shake, Double Chocolate Malted and Pomegranate Spritzer among the many beverages available.”

Q: The interior of the restaurant not only wows you the minute you walk in, it brings back a lot of good memories. Tell us about your choice of furnishings.

“For the interior I picked furniture that was old fashioned yet had a contemporary touch. The walls are decorated with framed posters of famous Broadway musicals like Jersey Boys, Lion King, Hairspray, Mamma Mia and The Sound of Music and popular celebrities.

In the courtyard I have outdoor furniture that comes with hot orange cushions. The café has read glass top tables with black and white chairs.’

 

The café at The Boulevard opens from 10.30am to 6pm everyday, while the indoor dining restaurant is in operation from 10.30am onwards till 11.30pm. A Tasty Caterers snack and meal counter is also situated at The Boulevard offering customers a variety of sandwiches, Chinese Rolls, Pastries, Pizzas, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Doughnuts, Cakes , Chocolate Éclairs and other desserts.

 

 

 

 

SRI LANKA – Well known names in the food industry in Sri Lanka shown below:

  • Upul Alagiyawanna, Ranweli Holiday Village, Eco Hotel
  • Paolo Collavini, Cinnamon Restaurant, Grand Colombo
  • Deepal De Alwis, Eden Resort and Spa
  • Harpo Goonaratne, The Bay Leaf Colombo Italian Restaurant
  • Kanthi Jayamaha, La Rambla Italian Restaurant & The Boulevard
  • Senaka Jayasinghe, Benthota Beach Hotel
  • Ranjith Morugama, Echo Italian Restaurant, Cinnamon Grand Hotel
  • Nihal Nandasiri, The Blue Water
  • K. Pradeep, Club Hotel Dolphin
  • Imroze Salih, Hotel Galadari
  • Nihal Senanayake, Jetwing LightHouse
  • Priyantha Weerasinghe, Jetwing Beach
  • Chandana Wijeratne, Taj Airport Garden Hotel, Seeduwa

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