Showcasing a Mediterranean-inflected menu that orbits from cicchetti-like plates of bite-sized seafood to hearty platters of pasta for sharing, Blu Med could reinvigorate Mid Valley Megamall with a red-hot dining experience once it opens by month's end.
Many thanks to Blu Med for this preview of its still-under-construction, two-level premises, split into a casual cafe on the boulevard & a more upscale space upstairs that'll offer the creations of celebrated chef Yasuhiro Sasajima, founder of Kyoto's Il Ghiottone Italian eatery.
Blu Med will placate a wide swathe of customers: breakfast seekers hungry for Eggs Florentine at 8 a.m., lunch crowds hunting for cheerful Italian fare, as well as the after-work clientele who'll revel in pizzas, cocktails & bar snacks.
Everything's still a work in progress, but very soon, a floor-to-ceiling wall of candles might prove Blu Med's centerpiece, complete with bottle-composed chandeliers.
Despite a kitchen that's not fully ready, Blu Med managed to provide its preview guests with an evening's repast of buffalo mozzarella & plum tomatoes ...
... crunchy-grainy wild rice topped with soft aubergine & chewy-fleshy hirame carpaccio ...
... slick, slippery spaghetti with sea bass & grilled veggies in tomato sauce ...
... & espresso-accented panna cotta, all spurring our interest further in Blu Med's future.
Blu Med is spearheaded by seasoned F&B professionals whose passion makes us certain that this will turn into one of Mid Valley's best restaurants.
Blu Med expects to open around Jan. 28, subject to change.
Mid Valley Mall Boulevard, Kuala Lumpur.