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New restaurant serves up signature dishes from the region.

O’GALITO MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT & BAR
C3-05-00 Connection Level 3
Pavilion Shopping Mall
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2141 0418
Website: www.ogalitokl.com

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A MEDITERRANEAN restaurant modelled after the European style of bars and restaurants was recently launched in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

O’Galito Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar boasts a varied Mediterranean menu and cocktails made with some of the finest brands of spirits in the market.

The restaurant presented several signature dishes from Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain during the event, including Italian Linguini with freshly-sourced seafood, Portuguese Chicken Piri-Piri, tender Braised Beef Cheeks and Tiramisu.

The establishment’s Mediterranean dishes were introduced in a fashion show, where the models were clad in the attire that represented the dishes they were carrying.

Much to the delight of the guests, the launch also saw Spanish dancers sashaying in the restaurant to Latin house music.

Restaurant chef Domenico Piras sources fine cheeses from Italy, quality cuts from Australia and fresh local vegetables to concoct his dishes.

(Centre) Restaurant chef, Domenico Piras, sources fine cheeses from Italy, quality cuts from Australia and fresh local vegetables to concoct his dishes.

Piras sources fine cheeses from Italy, quality cuts from Australia and fresh local vegetables for his dishes.

The chef of Italian and Spanish parentage received his culinary diploma at the age of 16 and was trained by Mauro Ernesto, one of the first chefs in Italy to earn a Michelin star.

Piras’ experience includes working for an array of public figures such as the Ranieri Family of Monaco, the president of Kazakhstan and various Italian actors and celebrities.

Food and beverage director Simone Coletta, who came to Malaysia six years ago, decided to open a restaurant in Pavilion due to the high tourist traffic in the area.

“Response has been good,” he said, adding that the locals also responded well to the restaurant.

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Spanish dancers moving to the beat of Latin house music at the launch of the restaurant.

“We will change the menu often, every few months or so,” said Coletta, adding that the affordable items on the menu includes their selection of sandwiches, while more expensive dishes, such as tenderloin, are also available.

The pork-free restaurant also serves pasta, pizza and Spanish tapas.

The restaurant, which seats up to 100 people, is open daily from 9am to 1am.

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