Sunday, August 30, 2015

River Grill @ Casa del Rio, Malacca

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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10 comments:

  1. wow, the place looks so nice and awesome

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    1. Happy walker: it was a pleasant visit indeed! :)

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  2. So lovely by the water, Sean! A beautiful, relaxing and romantic atmosphere, lovely decor and the presentations are very artistic! :)

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    1. Linda: as usual, you described everything in detail so eloquently and exactly! :)

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  3. I'm eyeing that bowl of fish curry!

    Love how clean the river is now - great job, whoever the authorities who undertook the task. Stayed at a hotel beside it in the 90's, I think - it was a real put-off then. Like the Singapore River in the 70's, so dirty and so smelly...one would walk past quickly owing to the horrendous stench. No looking back at that now.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, that was a BIG bowl of curry ... i'm not sure we managed to finish it :D you're right, it's quite important to clean up the rivers in cities, ya ... and also beaches!!! :)

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  4. Fond memories of this place. Ariva is still there!? I thought he was retiring. What a character - he sure made our experiences at Casa del Rio a lot of fun.

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    1. The Yum List: ooo, maybe retirement is still in the pipeline, but perhaps later rather than sooner! :)

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  5. Seems good, maybe we can try this when we go back to Melaka next time. :D

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    1. CK: it's a nice way to have a dinner by the river :)

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