KK Collection launches ‘Bamboo’ at KK Beach, Habaraduwa, Galle, on July 1, 2020. The Bamboo Restaurant & Bar, under Chef Sesha Fernando (Executive Chef, KK Beach) and Chef Prasad Hewahinipallage (Group Executive Chef, KK Collection), is expected to further enhance the KK Collection brand and customer experience, as a part of their continued investment in people and talent, striving to continually improve their offering.
The restaurant will operate to accommodate customer preference, whether dine-in, takeaway and/ or delivery (utilising biodegradable packaging from local suppliers), offering premium continental and fusion menus sourcing produce from local vendors as well as their own garden, in a bid to support the local community in a post-COVID-19 economic down-turn.
Chef Fernando, who began his career in the culinary arts at the age of 19, has formerly worked at well-known exclusive cafés, restaurants and luxury boutique hotels, islandwide in Sri Lanka. His years of experience, combined with the luxury offering of KK Collection’s world-renowned properties are expected to further their popularity as a tourist destination with the island-nation of Sri Lanka.
Speaking with George Cooper, Founder/ Director, KK Collection, noted “The launch of Bamboo simply offers guests a dining experience, amongst the serenity of a holiday escape. The addition will go hand-in-hand with the offering our guests have come to expect and enjoy whilst at a KK Collection property. We are very excited to have Chef Fernando join us on this culinary journey and look forward to evolving the concept further to cater to our customers”.
At present, KK Collection is working alongside government and health officials to ensure the safety of all guests, staff and suppliers as they work towards providing a safe holiday environment under new safety precautions. The much-anticipated launch of ‘Bamboo’ is expected to coincide with the launch of KK Collections exclusive events calendar with events held at both properties, featuring wine/ gin tastings, Chef’s Table private dinners, Sunday Brunches, Champagne brunches, themed nights, etc which would be hosted at both properties, Kahanda Kanda and KK Beach. The new restaurant offering is expected to release menus with a unique twist and many signature dishes, such as prawn bisque infused with Ceylon arrack, tuna/ halloumi melts, as well as introducing healthy options such as superfood bowls, detox juices, etc.
KK Collection consists of two  award-winning luxury boutique hotels in the Galle area and its latest addition of two luxury tented camps, Leopard Safaris by KK Collection in Yala and Wilpattu. The collection also consists of a retail boutique store selling fashionable clothing, accessories and homeware in the Galle Fort. Designed to offer luxury travellers a decadent, stylish and serenity-focused experience, KK Collection offers the perfect contrast between the island’s palm-framed beach,lush interiors, and rich wildlife experiences.