ITALIAN AFTERNOON TEA @ PREGO, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

There’s always something delicious going on at Prego, the Italian restaurant of The Westin Kuala Lumpur. This is partly due to the fact that its large open kitchen is right there at the centre and everything the chefs do can be observed by the diners. Another reason is because Chef Marco De Cecco is so passionate about his cooking and the passion rubs off onto the crew. Chef Marco is always bustling around the kitchen with efforts geared towards bringing back Italy to Bukit Bintang curating new dishes representing his origins, most of which stem from his personal childhood memories and travels across Italy.

We have tried some of Chef Marco’s new dishes not too long ago – details of those are highlighted here.

Prego now serves an Afternoon Tea from Monday to Saturday starting at 2.00pm. It’s perfect for that tête á tête that you’ve been wanting to do with your best friend or just for a little respite after a hectic shopping spree in Bukit Bintang. Priced at RM98nett for 2 pax, it’s a delightful ensemble of sweet and savoury goodies. Sandwiches, pastries and cakes are arranged prettily on a circular vertical tray, to be nibbled and savoured with pots of your preferred tea. I think this is the best way to spend any afternoon!

Freshly baked breads are always available at Prego – best eaten with just a dip of Extra Virgin Olive Oil mixed with some Vinaigrette!

This is what we had on our beautiful tray… exquisite delicate bites, Italian-style…

Bruschetta Fantasia comprising:

Crispy Country Bread Bruschetta with Burrata Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Basil (vegetarian)


Filoncino Bread with Smoked Salmon, Lemon & Herbs Cream Cheese & Caper Berries

Rosemary Focaccia Sandwich with tomatoes, rocket, Taleggio cheese & turkey salami

Warm Italian Puff Pastry with Ricotta cheese & Saute Spinach (vegetarian)

Traditional Italian Panettone Sponge with candied fruits and chocolate drops

Vanilla Panna Cotta with strawberries coulis

Tiramisu – traditional Italian Mascarpone mousse & Espresso Coffee

Custard Cream Tarts with fresh fruits

Italian Sponge Cake with Pistachio Cream

There are a few more items for the Italian Afternoon Tea Set:
Italian Calzone stuffed with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, turkey ham and artichokes
Crostoli Veneziani – Deep-fried Dough dusted with Cinnamon Sugar
Mini Cannoli from Sicily stuffed with Ricotta & Candied Fruits

Do call and book your Afternoon Tea as every set is prepared only upon order.

Sundays are meant for sleeping-in, chilling-out and generally just indulge. Prego understands that perfectly –that’s why there’s a Sunday Brunch there just for this purpose.

 

PREGO
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00pm-6.00pm (only on Monday-Saturday)
Dinner: 6.00pm-10.00pm

For Reservation/More Info, please contact:
Westin Dining +603-2773-8495
WhatsApp +6017-281-9231
Website: www.thewestinkualalumpur.com

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ITALIAN AFTERNOON TEA @ PREGO, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

There’s always something delicious going on at Prego, the Italian restaurant of The Westin Kuala Lumpur. This is partly due to the fact that its large open kitchen is right there at the centre and everything the chefs do can be observed by the diners. Another reason is because Chef Marco De Cecco is so passionate about his cooking and the passion rubs off onto the crew. Chef Marco is always bustling around the kitchen with efforts geared towards bringing back Italy to Bukit Bintang curating new dishes representing his origins, most of which stem from his personal childhood memories and travels across Italy.

We have tried some of Chef Marco’s new dishes not too long ago – details of those are highlighted here.

Prego now serves an Afternoon Tea from Monday to Saturday starting at 2.00pm. It’s perfect for that tête á tête that you’ve been wanting to do with your best friend or just for a little respite after a hectic shopping spree in Bukit Bintang. Priced at RM98nett for 2 pax, it’s a delightful ensemble of sweet and savoury goodies. Sandwiches, pastries and cakes are arranged prettily on a circular vertical tray, to be nibbled and savoured with pots of your preferred tea. I think this is the best way to spend any afternoon!

Freshly baked breads are always available at Prego – best eaten with just a dip of Extra Virgin Olive Oil mixed with some Vinaigrette!

This is what we had on our beautiful tray… exquisite delicate bites, Italian-style…

Bruschetta Fantasia comprising:

Crispy Country Bread Bruschetta with Burrata Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Basil (vegetarian)


Filoncino Bread with Smoked Salmon, Lemon & Herbs Cream Cheese & Caper Berries

Rosemary Focaccia Sandwich with tomatoes, rocket, Taleggio cheese & turkey salami

Warm Italian Puff Pastry with Ricotta cheese & Saute Spinach (vegetarian)

Traditional Italian Panettone Sponge with candied fruits and chocolate drops

Vanilla Panna Cotta with strawberries coulis

Tiramisu – traditional Italian Mascarpone mousse & Espresso Coffee

Custard Cream Tarts with fresh fruits

Italian Sponge Cake with Pistachio Cream

There are a few more items for the Italian Afternoon Tea Set:
Italian Calzone stuffed with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, turkey ham and artichokes
Crostoli Veneziani – Deep-fried Dough dusted with Cinnamon Sugar
Mini Cannoli from Sicily stuffed with Ricotta & Candied Fruits

Do call and book your Afternoon Tea as every set is prepared only upon order.

Sundays are meant for sleeping-in, chilling-out and generally just indulge. Prego understands that perfectly –that’s why there’s a Sunday Brunch there just for this purpose.

 

PREGO
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00pm-6.00pm (only on Monday-Saturday)
Dinner: 6.00pm-10.00pm

For Reservation/More Info, please contact:
Westin Dining +603-2773-8495
WhatsApp +6017-281-9231
Website: www.thewestinkualalumpur.com

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Refreshed Menu at PREGO by Chef Marco De Cecco, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Quite a lot has changed since the last time I stepped into Prego, the Italian restaurant at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. There’s a great sense of warm Italian welcome in the cavernous layout of Prego, reverberating from the delicious activities happening in the open kitchen right in the centre of the restaurant.

Chefs can be seen bustling around simmering pots and sizzling pans – a merry sight indeed for anyone hankering for a good Italian meal. Every now and then, insane aromas waft out from the woodfire oven when freshly-made pizzas are ready to be served.

Simple polished wooden furniture, rustic floor tiles and colourful hanging lamps amidst the earthern-theme deco immediately are the perfect backdrop for a pleasant meal crafted by Chef Marco De Cecco and his culinary team. This Chef de Cuisine of Prego hails from Italy and his love affair with food started in the kitchen of his grandparents’ restaurant, Trattoria De Cecco. Graduated a civil engineer, it’s incredible that his passion in the culinary field remains strong in the 12 years he spent in Italian kitchens. He then continued his culinary journey to Libya and his last posting before The Westin Kuala Lumpur was as Head Chef in Capri Singapore.

Chef Marco De Cecco

With Chef Marco now helming the kitchen of Prego, diners can look forward to an enhanced menu featuring many of the chef’s signature dishes. We had a chance to sample some of Chef Marco’s creations recently and could see his culinary skills at work, starting from the very fresh and simple Insalata Rucola.

Insalata Rucola (RM38) Rocket Salad with cherry tomatoes, balsamic reduction and shredded parmigiano reggiano

Saute Asparagus with Garlic

Whenever I see black mussels on a menu, chances are high that I’d order it. Chef Marco’s version comes in a mildly spicy light tomato sauce. Slices of italian bread are served together to mop up the sauce!

Impepata di Cozze – Black Mussels with Spicy Tomato Sauce (RM52)

Pasta and pizzas are mainstays in any Italian restaurant and in Prego, they are all made in-house. Freshly made pizzas are quickly cooked in woodfire ovens and served with gorgeous cheese toppings. We love the handmade tagliatelle in Prego. The smooth flat pasta is such a great comfort food and our tummies heaved with delicious satisfaction slurping down every single strand!

Pasta Divina – house-made tagliatelle with clams, mussels, scallop, prawn, squid in light tomato sauce with lemon zest (RM72)

Prego Pizza with barbeque glazed lobster, mozzarella, red onion jam and olives (RM88)

Chef Marco’s spicy lamb sausages are really good, as we found out. Served with polenta and caramelised onions, it’s pretty substantial serving.

Grilled Spicy Lamb Sausage with polenta, caramelised onions and cherry tomatoes (RM78)

The above dishes are all available in Prego’s a la carte menu and some of them are served in their Viva Italia Sunday Brunch from 11.30am till 2.30pm. This promises to be a very satisfying Italian eat-all-you-can dining experience. The sumptuous selections will have you indulging in a good selection of antipastos, salads, seafood including freshly-shucked oysters, cheeses, premium meats, handmade pastas, pizzas and memorable desserts.

Tiramisu

For dining reservations, please contact Westin Dining at +603-2773-8495, WhatsApp +6017-281-9231 or log on www.thewestinkualalumpur.com

 

PREGO
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2731-8333

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