For over 30 years Tasty Caterers has set the standard for delectable, innovative and reliable dining in Sri Lanka. This month, the industry heavyweight will reopen the doors to an old favourite on Queen’s Road under a new guise; say hello to Thai Cuisine Boulevard, expressly designed for an authentic Thai dining experience in the heart of Colombo.
Thai Cuisine Boulevard takes over from The Boulevard, which served fusion cuisine to discerning foodies in the city. The revamped Boulevard serves as the perfect venue for the dining experience that Thai Cuisine Boulevard will offer – sophisticated, innovative and undeniably authentic.
Thai Chef ‘Mama’ popularly known in Colombo’s culinary inner circles and amongst aficionados of Thai cuisine in the city, fronts the restaurant as Head Chef. Utilising specialty ingredients sourced directly from Thailand, Chef ‘Mama’ and her team have devised an elegant menu that includes classics such as Phad Thai, green and red curry and Tom Yum interspersed with dishes such as Thai-style satay, yellow crab curry and king coconut soup.
The restaurant’s interiors, with décor and artefacts sourced from Thailand, were designed by Architect Philip Weeraratne of PW Architects and reflect a contemporary and quietly stylish design ethic. Thai Cuisine Boulevard offers indoor and outdoor seating for up to 100 guests at a time, ideal for large gatherings and events. Guests may enjoy the contemporary Thai ambience indoors or step outside to dine al fresco under the stars, attended to by experienced and thoughtful staff. The restaurant also offers two private dining areas for those wishing for a more intimate dining experience and a waiting lounge that will serve refreshments as diners await their order or tables.
A separate unit based at the restaurant will offer take-away between 7.30 am and 8.30 pm, with ‘Tasty’ specialties such as hoppers, kottu and Mongolian available from 4.00 pm. Regular Boulevard patrons won’t be disappointed, for the in-house restaurant menu will offer a choice selection from the old fusion menu.
“We’re very excited to open Thai Cuisine Boulevard,” observed Tasty Caterers Founder Kanthi Jayamaha. “Thai cuisine is so popular in Sri Lanka and we’re lucky to have one of Colombo’s most coveted chefs heading our team. I’m also pleased that the restaurant retains something of the old Boulevard charm, but with a strong contemporary oriental design.”
Already a popular restaurant choice in Colombo, is it recommended to make a prior reservation by contacting Thai Cuisine Boulevard on +9411 2 055 425.
Over the years, Tasty Caterers has grown to be an instantly recognisable and trusted caterer in Sri Lanka. Reputed for its outdoor catering services encompassing a variety of cuisines such as International, Fusion, BBQ, Mongolian, Oriental, and Sri Lankan, the team is equipped to cater for Weddings, Cocktail Parties, Children’s Parties, and even small gatherings.
With some of Colombo’s favourite restaurants-such as the Café on the 5th, Crossroads, La Rambla and the trusty Tasty outlet on Fife Road-under its belt, Tasty is perfectly poised to venture into experimenting with cuisines beloved by many a Sri Lankan.