There is no stopping Ipoh’s own celebrity Chef Datin Julie Song. With her Indulgence Restaurant garnering the reputation as the restaurant to be seen in with their innovative and highly creative dishes, serving posh nosh to Ipohites and visitors who come from all over the world to stay at her luxury boutique hotel with its seven themed rooms, Julie is now indulging her creative flair and has opened a boutique Deli cum gift shop in Meru Valley Golf Resort.
Named Allegra for her first grandchild, the Deli is set to be a welcome hot spot for Meru residents and members who patronise the club for golf and other recreational activities. The Deli section features sandwiches and hot snacks to be savoured with your favourite latte or cappuccino, all for takeaway only. Warm snacks for sale include pastry rolls named ‘Draps’ by Julie, stuffed with a choice of lamb, spiced chicken, meatballs, beef, vegetables or mushroom. Small pies like tuna and dill and chicken are also available as are a variety of her famous cakes and pastries.
Allegra Deli is a gourmet mini market with certain fresh vegetables like imported yellow and green zucchinis, fruits, a large variety of imported mustards, PICI Italian pasta from Tuscany, cheese, frozen sausages, imported soft drinks and later on, wines and special liquor. Of special note is the lamb bacon which is imported from Australia by Julie herself and which is the first of its kind in Ipoh. A few tables are available outside, overlooking the golfer’s area and the pool where one can enjoy the snacks and coffee in the open air.
Items to look for include the homemade oven-dried tomatoes, pesto sauce, imported chocolates, kitchen, serving and decorative ware and 15 types of gift sets as well as lotions and potions from the luxury brand of Crabtree and Evelyn.
The Allegra Deli is open from 8.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m.
Watch out for Julie Song’s TV debut in 5 episodes of Discover Perak co-hosted with Xandria Ooi as they bring to the world the sights, sounds, and charms of Perak; first episode on AFC channel on August 22.