Restaurants have seen better days for sure as most were required to shut thanks to the spread of Covid-19 around the world. But in the event that the world makes a recovery from the pandemic, one can certainly hope to visit these well-reviewed restaurants for some truly delicious meals.
Chef Kazi Hassan returns to Hilton Kuala Lumpur, this time taking on the role of Executive Chef in charge of the hotel’s menu and concepts across all F&B outlets, room service and catered events. Born and raised in Melbourne, Chef Kazi has more than 15 years of culinary experience, which includes stints in banquet kitchens in Australia, being Chef de Cuisine at Market Restaurant in the Middle East, and has been working in various hotels in South East Asia since 2010. Chef Kazi previously spent two years in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, and now returns to lead an international team to take on new projects at the hotel, including spearheading an innovative always on F&B concept with the relaunch of the Hilton’s newly renovated Grand Ballroom. He will also be leading Hilton’s Meet with Purpose concept in revamping the menu at Delicatessen, Chynna and Barista Café.
Three Michelin-starred Italian Chef Massimo Bottura presents a new intimate dining experience in Hollywood at the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills. Situated on the roof of the Los Angeles Gucci store, the menu brings to the American West Coast chef Massimo’s vision, together with that of chef de cuisine Mattia Agazzi, and Karime López, Gucci Osteria Florence’s head chef and first Mexican woman to receive a Michelin star. This opening marks chef Massimo’s very first restaurant in America. The Rodeo Drive restaurant will honour the complex variety of culinary influences that Los Angeles is known for, through the use of locally sourced produce and by experimenting with his classic Italian dishes through mixing techniques and flavours. Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills is now open daily for lunch and dinner.
TEA WITH MISS PEGGY
World-famous British bakery Peggy Porschen teams with London’s The Lanesborough Hotel for an exclusive afternoon tea experience like no other. Peggy Porschen herself, founder of the brand, returns to The Lanesborough where she held her first pastry chef position in 1999. She now brings the signature pink aesthetic and her skilled patissier team to work with The Lanesborough’s Head Pastry Chef Kevin Miller. Signature Peggy Porschen creations will be featured, alongside classic afternoon tea essentials like scones with clotted cream and jam, as well as the bespoke tea blends unique to The Lanesborough and Peggy Porschen. The Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea experience is available until 2 June 2020.
CLASSIC WINE & DINE
The Four Seasons Maui, located on Hawaii’s sun-filled Wailea Beach, gears up for the second edition of the Wine & Food Classic, a fiveday affair that gathers some of the world’s most coveted wineries and star-studded chefs under one roof. The long weekend will see more than 35 wineries and spirit producers, a list curated with Christian Navarro of Wally’s Wine & Spirits, and six superstar chefs, including Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina and Jackson Yu, all collaborating for great food and drink. Expect unprecedented access to worldclass vintners, master sommeliers and celebrity chefs throughout the event. The Wine & Food Classic takes place from 21 May to 25 May 2020.