Nuga Gama – Cinnamon Grand, Colombo ~
When was the last time you had a soul-pleasing experience without the layers of worldliness? Well, here’s the opportunity to savour it for a lifetime. Come, visit Nuga Gama, a rustic haven in the middle of an urban atmosphere, serving an delicious traditional Sri Lankan buffet cooked by local ammes and a unique village experience.
Trust this restaurant set around a 200 year-old banyan tree, to cast its rural charm on you. ‘Nuga’ our pet cow who was rescued from the butcher, moos in the background, while the ‘kade’ or local grocery shop plays classic songs on the radio. When crows caw atop the banyan tree, our staff rings the bell hanging from one of the branches to shoo them away.
As the air around grows on you, enjoy our signature preparations made using jellyfish, jackfruit, wild mutton and village chicken as the main ingredients. The ammes would love to share their handed-down recipes and even patiently teach you how to cook them. As part of this immersive experience, stop by the ambalama, a community resting-place, while you sip on some ‘Yaara tea’; traditionally prepared tea. Take a round of our little organic farm, which adds on to our status as Asia’s first carbon neutral venue. It’s one of the secrets behind our hearty meals.
Once you’ve tasted the essence of our ingenuous escape, you’ll keep asking for more. Sri Lankan hospitality at its purest will be pleased to treat you.