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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – February 7, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is delighted to kick-off the highly anticipated Guest Chef Dinner Series 2018 at The Library with award-winning Guest Chef Francisco Araya. Chef Francisco, of Chilean descent and a maestro in the culinary scene, is set to curate a stunning seven-course modern European cuisine showcasing a fine selection of seafood dishes.

Based in Shanghai, Chef Francisco has built a remarkable reputation in the industry with fine dining restaurant NAPA Wine Bar & Kitchen where he is presently the Executive Chef, Alegre restaurant in Chile and 81 Restaurant in Tokyo where he was awarded one Michelin star for the casual fine dining restaurant serving borderless cuisine with a mix of Latin American, European and Asian influences. Adding on to his impressive wealth of experience, Chef Francisco has also spent a season at the legendary three Michelin-starred restaurant El Bulli in Spain under the tutelage of world-renowned Chef Ferran Adrià.

The five-day promotion will see Chef Francisco meticulously crafting seafood specialties opening with a fanciful amuse-bouche of crispy scallop and herbs, smoked celeriac hen egg, tomato, shrimp and watermelon, beetroot tartelette, followed by mains - oyster served with caviar and cauliflower, scallop ceviche with ginger and cilantro, Arroz Verde consisting of Carabinero shrimp, Arborio rice and spinach, shrimp prepared with yuba, caramelised onion and dill and Japanese Orange Sea Bream with calamari and zucchini blossom. A decadent dessert of luscious pandan ice cream, financier and late harvest concludes the culinary journey.

Available from 6 to 10 March from 7pm until 11pm, the seven-course dinner is priced at

MYR350 nett per person with an option of wine pairing at MYR500 nett per person. For reservations and enquiries, please call +60 3 2142 8000 or email