Agency’: For good sax and great time
Picture an exclusive restaurant in Upper Manhattan, throw in a bit
of heart from a jazz club and Blues bar in Downtown New Orleans
and give it a good dose of fusion food combining flavours of Europe
with our own unique Sri Lankan spices and seasonings and you have
- 'The Agency'.
Agency (formally H20) located at No. 447 Union Place (opposite Car
Mart) it is currently open for dinner seven days a week, from 7.00
'The Agency' comprises of two main sections. The most modern discotheque
with state of art dance floor and the restaurant area with jazz
band for easy listening.
Agency' is the place for young adults. An ideal place for relaxation
after hard days work. Good jazzy stuff keeps you alive for the rest
of the evening'
At 'The Agency', comfort is the Keyword. Step in and you step into
the high life - the corporate world in which men and women work
lounge at the Mezzanine level sets the pace and lays the base with
pre-dinner cocktails and aperitifs before you move into the restaurant
proper. Plenty of space to relax and unwind, superb service, mood
lighting and a four piece live jazz band whets the appetite and
puts you in the right frame of mind to sit back and savour the flavours
of dishes laid out by gourmet consultant chef Michael Slayton.
has always been what has consumed me' he said explaining that ever
since he was a child, he knew that food was going to be his life's
work and passion. 'My approach to food and cooking has always been
very holistic. For example, I love to make a connection between
seasonality and how a particular dish tastes’ he said.
from Alabama U.S.A. Slayton has moved around the world, absorbing
and learning his craft ever step of the way. Having experienced
the cuisines of South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa
and New Zealand he was seduced into putting down 'temporary roots'
when he spent six years in Queensland's Gold Coast where he won
the award for 'Best Restaurant of the Year', quickly establishing
a very loyal following for his innovative and spectacular creations.
1999 he moved to Norfolk Island where he established the Garrison
Restaurant as one of the finest dining experinces on the island.
If there are boundaries to the flavours and presentation of dishes,
Slayton does not seem to know of them. Combining his experience
at Chez Antoine in New Orleans U.S.A., the London Chop House in
Detroit Michigan, Sign of the Dove in New York, The Promenade Restaurant
at the Dorchester Hotel in London, the Troubadour Cannes Sur Mer
Cannes in France and La Villa Des Lys Cannes France.
brings to "The Agency" a mix of all these cultures and
cuisine with a distinctive Sri Lankan touch - something that needs
to be experienced to be appreciated.
salad of prawn and wild spinach, green chillies and Siyambala Dressing,
Prime Australian Eye Fillet, curry leaf and garlic infused Mash,
Red wine and Cinnamon Reducation, followed by a delicious Chocolate
cheese cake with Arak and Cardomom infused creme Anglaise is just
a sample of what chef Sudath Rodrigo and his team together with
the help of consultant chef Slayton, have on offer for you.
Agency' has over 50 different varieties of wines from around the
world, and the largest selection of cigars available in this city.
"The Agency" will move into lunch time operations shortly.