Issue 79- Musing On Food
SeeFoon is giving her mandibles a break and refreshing her palate for this issue. Here is a snippet of news she picked up while in rehabilitation for excessive ‘Foodie’ism’…….
“Heard from the grapevine recently that Master Chef Ricky Parlanti is definitely opening his restaurant in Ipoh this month. Negotiations have been concluded and agreements inked with Meru Valley Golf Resort for him to take over the Dome restaurant in Meru Valley, beginning August 1.” Hitherto only accessible to members, the restaurant will now be open to the public. If the quality of food at his old restaurant in Bangsar the MangoTree is anything to gauge by, Ipohites can look forward to a taste sensation that puts us shoulder to shoulder with our international culinary brethren in the bigger cities of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. The Ipoh, already known as ‘Foodie Heaven’ to many in S.E. Asia, will not only boast wonderful stall food but also soon hold its own with a choice of world class restaurants for the visitor and local resident alike.
Leisure and golf members can look forward to receiving their own MangoTree card which will entitle them to a 10% discount on ala carte prices and drinks. So the current coterie of dedicated golfers need have no concerns about being displaced or pay higher prices.
The menu will be Italian influenced but Ricky is bending over backwards to accommodate local tastes and will be including local dishes so that the all taste buds can be satisfied.
So for our current Western restaurants, Indulgence, Citrus and ItaliaMia, make room for the MangoTree at the Dome! Here comes Ricky Parlanti. And those not currently members of Meru, start your membership applications.