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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Newly opened Palazzo Viva, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

A one-of-a-kind gourmet casual dining experience has arrived in the heart of the trendy Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur. With its all in one dining options and a wide variety of a food and drinks interchanging daily from breakfast to lunch and dinner, Palazzo Viva is no doubt the place to be if one is looking for a unique dining experience.

 It's grand launch on last Monday greeted the guests with an interesting array of welcome refreshments. A variety of fresh tapas and canapes, such as beef tartare with mango yolk sauce, black olive, spinach salad and potato crisp; hot ricotta with cherry tomato, aubergines, basil and tomato sauce; chicken with mango and cucumber salsa; and eggs carbonara with beef bacon and parmesan sauce were served either hot or cold respectively. These tapas and canapes are also available during normal operating hours and the choices changes everyday. There was also an assorted range of gourmet confectionary, which were prepared fresh and exclusively for the evening. Palazzo Viva further introduced their specialty cocktails & mocktails to their guests during that evening.

Mr. Jay Lee, the Director of Palazzo Viva giving his speech.

Mr. Jay Lee, the Director of Palazzo Viva graduated from University of Melbourne, majoring in Mechanical Engineering & Management. He is also the Business Management Director & Head of Design in S.Kian Seng Group of Companies (SKS). One cannot help but to wonder how did a Mechanical Engineer/ Business Development Director / Head of Design ended up in attempting to break through the F&B industry. Mr. Jay Lee says it lies in the sights and experience that he had gathered throughout the years in F&B related businesses. What he learned inspired him to introduce a unique dining concept to Malaysia's F&B industry. Excellent dining and entertainment experience does not depend solely on the excellence of the cuisine, but the ambience as well.

The concept of Palazzo Viva differs from most restaurants in such a way that its ambience and menu changes throughout the day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Imagine dining in Palazzo Viva for breakfast then returning again for dinner, only to feel as if you had stepped in a different place. 
Jay proudly introduced his team of experienced culinary chefs; chef Andrea & Luigi. The co-owner master pastry chef, Chef Denis Dianin, had acquired the AMPI (Academia Maestri Pasticceri Italiani) award, which is equivalent to a 3 star Michelin award in the confectionary world. An interesting point to note, Chef Denis majored in Robotics Engineering at Marconi University Italia. During the course of his studies, he developed a passion in baking, which led to Chef Denis pursing a career as a pastry chef. 

Click on the link to view a short video of one of the entertainment. 

 Chefs  busy creating their masterpiece in the night.

The night you can't get enough of dessert, they are good. 

Palazzo Viva will be a new dining experience in Malaysia that is truly unique its own way. It also serve as the exclusive flagship for one of Europe's top brands in cakes and confectionaries, d&g Pastisserie. The selection of the finest quality desserts prepared by Chef Denis Dianin changes from time to time. Visit d&g Patisserie's Facebook page for more information, and its range of product offering.
The night where I met the chefs, thank you.

Palazzo Viva has both indoor and outdoor seating. The flexibility in its rotating ambience and its availability to host up to 180pax renders it as an ideal set up for events and private functions. An exclusive dining area on the first floor will be ready in the near future will be ready in the near future with private rooms and live kitchen table experience.

Palazzo Viva
10-12 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2280 0060/ 0061
Operating hours : 9am to 1am. 


One of the Malaysia retail scene, Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd. (MYDIN) has embarked on a new partnership with AirAsia BIG that is AirAsia’s Loyalty Programme. Today, MYDIN Meriah Loyalty Programme (Meriah) members can earn points and convert it to redeem for free AirAsia flights.
The main objective of this partnership is to reward Meriah members, who are also AirAsia BIG members by giving them the privilege to convert Meriah points into BIG Points. The conversion rate for Meriah reward points to AirAsia BIG Points is:
100 MERIAH = 25 BIG Points

To convert your Meriah points to BIG Points, members are required to visit the Customer Service Counter at any MYDIN hypermarket or store and inform the MYDIN personnel of the conversion. They will require your Meriah card and BIG ID (virtual ID or physical card) for the conversion. Upon completion of the conversion, members will receive a note from MYDIN stating the required amount of Meriah Points that have been deducted, and the amount of BIG Points that have been converted and credited to their BIG account. Members can then start to redeem their free AirAsia flights at

“Planning a vacation is so much easier now! Why do you need to bring cash? When you can redeem FREE flight ticket with your Meriah points. Not only it will allow you to take part in this exciting reward by enjoying a free AirAsia flight, you can also enjoy an exciting Meriah lifestyle with smart savings, immense convenience and exciting rewards as well as exclusive privileges from our participating merchant partners. I encourage everyone to sign-up for our Meriah Loyalty Programme and enjoy benefits as a Meriah member today.” Datuk Wira (Dr.) Hj. Ameer Ali Bin Mydin
Managing Director, Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd.

Meriah Loyalty Programme was officially launched in 2005. With only RM12, Meriah Blue card members can apply and renew their membership per annum (1 year), whereas RM20 for Silver or wholesaler card. Meriah members are required to renew their Meriah cards on yearly basis. Meriah members can collect Meriah points when they shop in any MYDIN Hypermarket / Emporium / Bazaar / Mini Market. Every RM1 equals to 1 Meriah point. With accumulative points, Meriah members can convert those into exciting packages of redemption offered, such as MYDIN Shopping Vouchers and now a free AirAsia flights available at our MYDIN Customer Service Counter.

“The objective of AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme’s partnership with MYDIN is to support BIG’s expansion in its daily lifestyle partners and to better allow our members to gain more rewards simply by carrying out their daily activities. By shopping at MYDIN and converting their Meriah points to BIG Points, members can enjoy their BIG Points by redeeming them for free AirAsia flights.”Alice Goh Chief Executive Office (CEO), AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme.

AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme was officially launched in November 2011 in Malaysia, and has over 12 million members from 150 countries worldwide to date. As a BIG member, you can be assured of priority access to AirAsia sales, member-exclusive AirAsia deals, and you can redeem your accumulated BIG Points for Tune Hotel stays and free AirAsia flights, to name a few.
Registration as a BIG member is simple, and above all, free. Simply log on to, click Sign Up Now and fill in the necessary details to complete the registration. Newly registered BIG members will receive an email with their BIG ID, which can be used to earn BIG Points when they fly with AirAsia or spend with our programme partners.

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