Malacca’s now-thriving F&B landscape is luring veteran chefs like Ghazali Hassan, who became the executive chef at Casa del Rio, a top boutique hotel, in March 2015 after two decades of working in other cities in Malaysia and the Maldives.
Casa Del Rio showcases one of Malacca’s most distinctively romantic sites at its flagship restaurant, River Grill, perched beside the state’s main river.
Diners can watch small, tourist-filled boats leisurely cruise by, sometimes followed by rowers in racing vessels, while they feast on River Grill’s upmarket offerings of Black Angus steaks, tuna tataki with ginger shoyu dressing, and smoked salmon sliced at the customer’s tableside.
“Malacca is a special state,” Ghazali says. “I’ve visited and eaten at many places here, and I can assure travellers that their experience in Malacca will be genuinely memorable.”
This spotlight on River Grill is an excerpt of a feature on six of Malacca's soulful eateries; read the full feature in the August 2015 issue of Going Places, Malaysia Airlines' in-flight magazine.
River Grill, Casa del Rio, Malacca
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