Cantaloupe Hotels unveils Michelin star chef for Colombo restaurant




Sri Lankan boutique hotel operator, Cantaloupe Hotels Group, is expanding into Colombo with its new rooftop restaurant concept Botanik, in the centre of the city’s financial district.

Botanik opened its doors this month on the top floor of Fairway Colombo in the Fort area of Sri Lanka’s capital city. The rustic themed restaurant features a 10 metre long centrepiece island bar, a main dining area with a show kitchen seating 40, along with an al-fresco terrace dining area.

“It’s a match made in heaven,” said Cantaloupe Hotels Group’s Founder and CEO, Dimitri Jayasuriya. “As a hospitality group we have always believed in offering stylish and innovative cuisine and who better to partner with to cater to the huge demand here than one of the hottest chefs in Asia.

Mr. Jayasuriya  went on to add “Chef Rishi is a class act and the restaurant has been packed since opening. The huge success of Cheek by Jowl made him something of a culinary celebrity in Sri Lanka and we are delighted to bring his talents to diners in Colombo at Botanik.”

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