Friday, December 14, 2018

Eatalia by Brava, Bangsar: Wood-Fired Pizzas, Pasta and More!

New to the Bangsar dining scene is Eatalia by Brava, bringing all things Italian to the 'hood, including delicious wood-fired pizza, pasta and much more. An iconic Italian Vespa greeted us as we stepped through the entrance, into a casual, relaxed space for a delightful family lunch here recently.

The menu features a wide array of appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas, homemade pasta, dried pasta, risotto, meats and fish and desserts, so there is definitely something for everyone here.

We started our meal with the Bresaola con rucola e mozzarella (RM33), a classic combination of Italian air-dried beef with rocket salad, buffalo mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil. Simple and good!

The kids loved the Mozzarella in carrozza (RM15), deep fried breaded mozzarella cheese served with pizzaiola sauce.Hot, crisp, with irresistible oozy cheese!

The custom-built wood-fired oven stands proudly at the front of the restaurant, where children and adults alike can watch as pizzas are made, right before their eyes. The pizzas are then baked under high heat in the oven, taking only about 2 minutes. We absolutely loved the thin crust, crisp and just enough thickness to hold the toppings together. There are over 20 types of pizza to choose from. We went for the bestseller, Hawaiian (RM21 for 10", RM28 for 12") which is topped with tomatoes, cheese, pineappe and hand-torn grilled chicken... SO GOOD!

Every Sunday (at 12pm), kids will have the opportunity to make their own pizza too.

You will also be able to get homemade pasta such as gnocchi, ravioli and pappardelle here. We tried the Ravioli di carne (RM28), delicious ravioli parcels filled with chicken and topped with a rich, creamy wild mushroom cream sauce. Another winner!

There are also dried pasta available such as spaghetti, linguine, penne, rigatoni and fettucine. We had one of their signature pastas, Spaghetti al nero con frutti di mare (RM38), the spaghetti tossed in squid ink sauce, served with seafood such as clams, mussels, prawns and squid in a cherry tomatoes sauce.

Lamb shank holds a special place in my heart as it's one of those dishes we seeked out during our date nights in UK. So glad to have tried the Stinco D'agnello (RM36) here at Eatalia, a superbly tender and flavorful lamb shank in rosemary sauce braised in the wood-fired oven and served with mashed potato. The price is very reasonable too, for the generous portion.

Another equally fantastic meat dish here is the Filetto di manzo al pepe verde (RM68), grilled Australian 120 days grain fed Black Angus striploin (250g) served with grilled vegetable and potato in a green pepper sauce. Perfectly cooked to our preferred doneness.

There are also a couple of fish dishes here, such as the Filetto di salmone con salsa di creme all' arancia (RM38), pan-fried Norwegian salmon fillet with a creamy, tangy sauce, served with greens and potatoes.

Don't forget to leave room for desserts; choose from tiramisu (RM16), affogato (RM10), creme brulee (RM13) or panna cotta (RM13). Frankly, they're all so good, try them all if you can! My favorites are the classic tiramisu, flavoured with liquor and smooth, jiggly panna cotta served with a berry compote.

Opening hours: 11am to 11pm.

Location: Eatalia by Brava, No. 25 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 KL.

Tel: 03-2288 8188


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Festive High on Sugar @ THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Get High On Sugar and satisfy your sweet tooth this weekend at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. The revamped signature weekend hi-tea buffet features a delicious selection of sweet and savoury items with a festive twist.

Located on the 38th Floor of the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 boasts 360 degrees panoramic views of the KL city skyline, including a spectacular full frontal view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

Newly on board is Pastry Chef Joas Kam, who brings with him 25 years experience in the hotel industry. Guests can indulge in unlimited desserts on display, including festive creations such as panettone, gingerbread house and men, sticky toffee pudding, trifle, stollen, Christmas chocolates, cinammon ice cream and more. There will also be assorted scones, served warm with clotted cream and jam. A selection of tea and coffee is available to complement your high tea experience.

Sticky toffee pudding.. highly recommended!

Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of savouries (prepared to order) from a select menu, including Caprese salad, Shepherd's pie, Steamed sea bass, Potato puff, Assorted dim sum and Wok-fried carrot cake. There is also an interactive live noodle station, whereby guests can choose from four types of noodles, namely the spicy dry noodle, minced chicken dry noodle, seaweed fish ball noodle and wantan noodle soup.

The "Festive High on Sugar" afternoon tea is available from 12.00pm until 5.00pm from 1 to 30 December 2018 (on Saturdays and Sundays only) and 1 January 2019. Priced at RM160 nett per adult and RM80 nett per child.


Other festive offers from Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur include:


Christmas Eve, 24 December 2018

Dinner Buffet at THIRTY8
Time : 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Price : MYR 430 nett (Adult) ǀ MYR 215 nett (Child)

Dinner Buffet at JP teres
Time : 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Price : MYR 198 nett (Adult) ǀ MYR 99 nett (Child)

Christmas Carol
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Grand Staircase
8:45 PM - 9:15 PM at THIRTY8

Meet with Santa
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at THIRTY8

Christmas Day, 25 December 2018

Brunch Buffet at THIRTY8
Time : 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Price : MYR 430 nett (Adult) ǀ MYR 215 nett (Child)

Poolside BBQ Lunch & Dinner at Poolhouse
Time : Noon onwards (lunch & dinner)
Price : MYR 250 nett (Adult) ǀ MYR 125 nett (Child)

Christmas Carol
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM at Grand Staircase
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM at THIRTY8

Meet with Santa
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM at THIRTY8


New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2018

Dinner Buffet at THIRTY8
Time : 8:00 PM till late
Price : MYR 800 nett (KLCC view) ǀ MYR 680 nett (City view)
*Children under 12 are not permitted

Live Performance of DJ and Saxophonist
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM at THIRTY8

New Year’s Eve Lucky Draw
Stand a chance to win dining vouchers and complimentary stays at other participating
Hyatt Properties when you dine at THIRTY8 on 31 December 2018. T&C’s apply.

Dinner Buffet at JP teres
Time : 7:00 PM till late
Price : MYR 200 nett (Adult) ǀ MYR 100 nett (Child)

Host a New Year’s Eve Private Party at Sky Lobby and Poolhouse
Make the most out of the last day in 2018 and enjoy a private party tailored for you
and your guests with live stations and cocktails.
*A minimum of 60 guests from RM600 nett per person with customized menu

New Year’s Day, 1 January 2019

Poolside BBQ Lunch & Dinner at Poolhouse
Time : Noon onwards (lunch & dinner)
Price : MYR 250 nett (Adult) ǀ MYR 125 nett (Child)

For reservations or enquiries, please call THIRTY8 at +603 2182 1234 or email

Location: THIRTY8, Level 38, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Parking: Please note that entry to parking is via Touch n Go card only)

Tel: 03- 2182 1234


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