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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – March 3, 2017 – Kuala Lumpur will be treated to an authentic taste of Sicilian cuisine this March, as The Library at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur welcomes award-winning Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro from the acclaimed Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare in Singapore.

From March 14 to 18, 2017, Chef Lino, who hails from Sicily and one of Singapore’s top chefs, will lead a five-day culinary showcase curating an array of signature creations through a specially designed four-course dinner menu. Gourmands and guests alike will be able to enjoy Chef Lino’s take on authentic Southern Italian cuisine, in which seasonal and sustainable ingredients are used and presented in innovative and refined ways. His expertise lies in marrying contemporary culinary techniques and typical Sicilian flavours from his heritage that are distinctively displayed in the dishes he creates.

The Sicilian promotion will include exquisite dishes such as Ostrica (Oyster with sherry vinegar jelly, wasabi chips and Avruga caviar), Zuppa di Pesce Gattopardo (Signature Gattopardo seafood stew), Risone di Seppia E Cozze con Pistacchio (Squid ink rice pasta with cuttlefish, mussels, chilli and pistachio pesto), Manzo Australiano (Australian wagyu with morel mushrooms and horseradish sauce) and Cassata – his unconventional take on the traditional Sicilian Ricotta Cheese Cake. The evening comes to a sweet conclusion with a selection of Petit Fours. Guests will also have the opportunity to relish in Sicilian wines specially selected to be paired with the menu to further enhance the dining experience.

Born and raised in a family of farmers in Sicily, Southern Italy, Chef Lino is the chef-owner of Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare in Singapore and a recipient of the Chef’s Choice Award at the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2016. Inducted into the WSQ Mentor Chef Hall of Fame, Chef Lino’s commitment to the preservation of authentic Italian traditions, the use of sustainable ingredients and contemporary culinary techniques is what makes him much sought-after in the culinary world. His global experience working alongside some of the most renowned chefs is beautifully reflected in his creations. His immense passion for his craft, travel and people have brought him to the Amazon River, Peru, Chile, China, Laos, Cambodia and more. He immerses himself in their culture and true culinary heritage of each country he explores. His adventures include volunteering in a local culinary school in Hue, Vietnam, and conducting Italian cooking classes in exchange for lessons on Vietnamese cuisine to trekking to the middle of the Amazon River to a village in Peru to learn local cooking.

The specially curated four-course Sicilian dinner at The Library is priced at MYR 250 with an option of wine pairing priced at MYR375 per person. Dinner is available from 7pm. For reservations and enquiries, please email or call +60 3 2142 8000.