Written by Asma Marikar-Bawa • Written 7 months ago
We had the privilege of being invited to the launch of the Poolside BBQ down at the Hilton Colombo Residences. Taking place every Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm, this new venture is set to target the corporate crowd who are looking for a chilled night out with friends/colleagues after a hard day of work at the office.
What’s a BBQ without meat smoking away on a live grill? And this was exactly that. The featured meats ranged from chicken, fish and beef, and were cooked to perfection in multiple ways by the highly skilled chefs at the Hilton.
In addition to that, there were many action stations serving kotthu, hot buttered cuttlefish and there was even a station dedicated to different types of fried food which served french fries, battered fish and crumb fried chicken.
The food is made right in front of you and laid out buffet-style which makes it twice as inviting, as it can be eaten while it's hot and fresh off the grill/fryer - so you don’t end up with soggy french fries or cold kotthu.
The area is decorated with fairy lights giving it a dimly lit, almost romantic vibe - making it a perfect venue for a date.
For entertainment, there was a live calypso band, that later came up to our tables to take requests!
Note: There are plans to include a shisha section into the whole experience.
This definitely hits the target when it comes to “after-office chill" vibes. It is a unique addition here in Colombo as people will have a new place to unwind and relax after a long day of work. Overall, we were pleased with the whole experience and will definitely return for more!