One of Burger & Lobster Genting Highlands three lobster
rolls served in their signature toasted brioche roll.
DINING at three international
restaurants from halfway across the world is possible right here at Resorts
Avid foodies can now satisfy their
cravings at Burger and Lobster, Motorino and Cafes Richard without having to
fly out of the country.
To discover what these restaurants had
to offer, we stopped for brunch at New York’s famous Motorino.
This quaint eatery with its white
marble-topped tables and large wood-fired pizza ovens shipped in from Naples,
Italy serves made-to-order pizzas using ingredients flown in from Italy.
“I can assure you that at Motorino’s,
we serve the most authentic Italian pizza which cannot be compared to pizzas
anywhere else in this country,” said SkyAvenue executive chef Andrea Zorcolo.
SkyAvenue is the new lifestyle and
dining space in Genting Highlands and its entrance is via First World Hotel.
Zorcolo with some of Motorino’s best-selling pizzas which
are made fresh to order.
Zorcolo said Motorino’s takes its pizza
seriously which is reflected in every pizza made.
“This includes the tomatoes, mozzarella
and even the wheat flour used to make the dough.
“We don’t use pre-made or frozen
ingredients here in Motorino. Our dough takes 24 hours to make and even our
cheese is fresh,” he said.
When we tried it, we thought that the
dough was cooked to perfection and the pizza was neither too thick nor thin.
Before we enjoyed the few varieties
placed on the table, we were taught how to eat pizza.
We were advised to fold the slice of
pizza in half and bite into it to get the full flavour.
“Also please do not let the hot and
fresh pizza sit on the table for too long as it is meant to be eaten hot and
quick like they do in Italy,” Zorcolo said, adding that over there, a 12” pizza
was meant to be a meal for one.
Bidi of Cafes Richard demonstrating one of the many ways to
There are nine different pizzas to
choose from with a number of additional toppings that can be added to the
Apart from that, they also have chicken
meatballs and chicken wings, which is a special addition at this restaurant.
Over at Cafes Richard, we were ready
for a taste of France.
Cafes Richard aims to educate visitors
about the different types of coffee and the various ways to brew it.
On the menu is an extensive variety of
coffee and tea, and there is bound to be a flavour for everyone to enjoy in
this classy Parisian-styled eatery.
“The heart of our concept is coffee and
we aim to have a discovery concept where customers can learn more about the
different types of coffee and its taste,” said Cafes Richard outlet ambassador
Thibault K Bidi.
We ordered Cafe Au Lait which means
coffee with milk in English, which was served with a coffee press and also a
timer set at four minutes, attached to the top of the press and a bowl to pour
the coffee into.
Once it beeped, a waiter turned off the
timer and advised us to pour the coffee and drink it immediately to get the
perfect temperature and flavour of the coffee.
Motorino’s meatballs braised in tomato sauce, pecorino and
Milk and sugar was served separately so
diners could pour as much as they wanted.
For those looking for a light bite, the
cafe offers Parisian high tea, French food and tidbits.
With a belly full of coffee, we made
our way to London’s famous Burger & Lobster located next to Cafes Richard.
This much talked about eatery features
lobsters air-flown from Nova Scotia, Canada, weekly. Customers can be seen
queuing up as soon as the restaurant opens its doors.
“We were equally surprised with the
phenomenal response and we have received more than 800 people a day,” said
operations manager Riccardo LaMonica.
Burger & Lobster has 20 restaurants
worldwide but the Malaysia eatery is the only one with a dish customised for
The first-ever Chilli Lobster, which is
served with Burger & Lobster’s signature brioche bun, is dedicated to
Malaysians and their love for spicy food.
Upon trying it, the spiciness level was
just right and the dish proved to be rather flavourful.
“This is one of our best-sellers here
and we are looking to introduce it to our other outlets as well,” he said,
adding that more than 70% of their customers, worldwide, were Asians.
The Original, Big Boys Lobster and
Lobster Rolls are some of the options on the menu.
“And not forgetting my personal
favourite, the burger which is a combination of seafood and meat, what is the
perfect combination,” he said.
Here, some of the in-house drinks are
served in plastic bags.
“This is a well-known drink
presentation in Malaysia and we thought it was very interesting and decided to
introduce it at our restaurant here,” he said.
MOTORINO, CAFES RICHARD and BURGER
& LOBSTER, Level 1, SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands (Tel: 03-6101 1118). Pork
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