La Risata 20th Anniversary @ Ampang Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, January 28, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

This was my first visit to La Risata @ Ampang and glad that they invited me to join their 20th anniversary celebration.

LaRisata, meaning “the laughter” are two jovial trattorias tucked away in the suburban areas of Ampang & Damansara. LaRisata Ampang opened its door in November 1996, followed by LaRisata Damansara 3 years later. From the "humble tomato" beginnings in two small shop lots of 60 seats each LaRisata has grown to accommodate up to 260 seats in total. Cosy neighbourhood restaurants with unassuming decor and a smart  casual dining concept inspired by the food, wine, culture and warmth of Italy; they have delighted  many diners throughout  the years from all around.

Well known for a good variety of Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin & crispy pizzas to pastas  and main dishes that exudes the very essence of Italian dining – rustic, hearty and good- and washed down with a glass or two of wine. The menu sees periodical changes but always remains true to Italian cuisine.
This year LaRisata celebrates 20 years of serving great Italian food to Kuala Lumpur. Today marks the beginning of a year long celebration with a string of monthly events and promotions through to December 2016.


Month
Event/Promotion
20 Jan
Anniversary Party Time
20 Feb
Chinese New Year RM20 cash angpow give away
20 Mar
Kid's pizza making day-kids make their own pizza for RM20 (All proceeds to charity)
20 Apr
Free beer day-one free beer for every pizza ordered
20 May
Fundraising day (All proceeds to charity)
20 Jun
Drink-all-you-can wine for RM20
20 Jul
Hari Raya RM20 cash duit Raya give away
20 Aug
Pizza eating competition
20 Sep
All pastas at RM20 each
20 Oct
Children's party
20 Nov
Free cake day
20 Dec
Eat-all-you-can buffet for RM20
Spotted my face there..such a sweet moments

In the ever competitive food and beverage industry, LaRisata is very proud to still be around after 20 years and still be able to remain one of the best Italian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur; evidenced by the recent winning of the TimeOut KL Food Awards 2015 in the Best Italian category. It is with the great support of customers and the dedicated efforts of the team that they have been able to do so. LaRisata looks forward to another 20 years ahead.



Huge Pizza!

Flashback memories of 20th years since the restaurant first established. Agree with some of the regular customers which they interviewed. The pizza is delicious!!
Inspiring speech from La Risata restaurant owners
Speech from SUKA Society representative
In appreciation of the continuous support from the community, LaRisata hosted a 20th anniversary “kick off” party on the 20th January for all their long time and regular customers. Guests were treated to a sumptuous Italian buffet spread from different regions in Italy. The buffet lines were also decorated with 3 dimensional monuments of said regions or towns.




We have fun taking a short tour of Italy while enjoying the sumptuous food







Awesome buffet dinner!







One of the lime lights of the evening was the gigantic pizza cake. A sponge cake covered with marzipan and toppings made from jellies. Also Mr Tan Chee Shen (tenor) serenaded everyone with a solo performance of a classic Italian number “O Sole Mio” to everyone surprise!

LaRisata will also be raising funds throughout the year through its activities to support the Children's organizations - SUKA Society or Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia (www.sukasociety.org ) and Shelter Home for Children (www.shelterhome.org).




Fun event and most happy moments when hubby won the food voucher from Bijan worth RM 100! La Risata means Laughter!!

La Risata
16 Pesiaran Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Tel : 603 4252 6269 

Website : http://la-risata.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/larisatarestaurant/?fref=ts

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY WITH THE MAJESTIC TERRACOTTA WARRIORS AT QUILL CITY MALL

Thursday, January 28, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

The Majestic Ancient Warriors Are Set To Lift The Chinese New Year spirit


In celebration of the mall’s 2nd Chinese New Year, Quill City Mall unveil its Majestic Terracotta themed Chinese New Year. Dato’ Ar. Michael Ong, Executive Director, Quill Group of Companies together with Mr. Ng Chee Kheong, COO of Quill Group of Companies will be officiating the launch.


Standing tall and regal at the Main Court of the mall are two larger than life sized (30-feet tall) Terracotta generals accompanied by 60 warriors around the mall, each measuring 2-feet tall. These replicas were inspired by the “8th Wonders of the World”, the warriors of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. As for this year’s theme, the mall took a bold yet unique and auspicious approach by presenting the Majestic Terracotta, as the warriors represent unity, strength, energy and victory. This is the wish for all, that 2016 would be a year of great strength, success and triumph.

One of the highlights for this year’s Chinese New Year launch is the endorsement of the 30-feet tall Terracotta sculpture by the Malaysia Book of Records for the “Biggest Styrofoam Terracotta Army Replica”.
Standing tall and regal at the Main Court of the mall are two larger than life sized (30-feet tall) Terracotta generals,ready for the Chinese New Year celebration in Quill City Mall






Shoppers will be greeted by 2 gigantic generals as they enter the main entrance. Step into the Main Court of Quill City Mall and shoppers would be transported back into the golden era of the old China province where the majestic warriors await. 
Speech by Executive Director of Quill Group of Companies, Dato’ Ar. Michael Ong

Magical Monkey King Show by Vivas Magic Entertainment






The endorsement of the 30-feet tall Terracotta replica by the Malaysia Book of Records
for the “Biggest Styrofoam Terracotta Army Replica”. (L – R): Mr. Christopher HW Wong, Director of Operations of Malaysia Book of Records and Dato’ Ar. Michael Ong, Executive Director, Quill Group of Companies and witnessed by Mr. Ng Chee Kheong, COO of Quill Group of Companies.
Acrobatic Lion Dance performance by the 17th Malaysia National Lion Dance Championship 2015 winner, Kwong Ngai Lion Dance Troupe.






L-R: Chinese New Year wishes from Ms. Melissa Wong, Centre Manager of Quill City Mall, Mr. Ng Chee Kheong, COO of Quill Group of Companies, Dato’ Ar. Michael Ong, Executive Director, Quill Group of Companies & Dato’ Lee Fong Yong, Group Financial Controller of Quill Group of Companies accompanied by the God of Prosperity.  
Dato’ Ar. Michael Ong presenting Ang Pow to the senior citizens


Lou Sang session with VIP’s and senior citizens 



Performance by Monkey King



Shoppers will be enchanted by lively decorations and ancient Chinese village themed stalls filled with Chinese New Year offerings. Step over to the East Court to be awed by the life sized Chinese Chess (XiangQi in Chinese). Thereafter, head over to the North Court to take photographs of the mighty warriors in 3D anamorphic illusions.











To add more to the majestic celebration, Quill City Mall is giving out special gift redemption opportunities and offerings to all the shoppers. One of the special giveaways is the redemption of silk pouch with a minimum spending of RM150 in a single receipt or accumulation up to 2 receipts (RM100 for Maybank Cardmembers*).
Any purchase above RM 50, you are entitle for this angpau packet
In conjunction with the Chinese New Year launch on 20th January, 2016, the mall would be spreading good cheers by hosting 101 senior citizens from Rumah Victory, Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Rumah Sejahtera Seri Setia and Rumah Charis. They will be entertained by the performances lined up and treated to a sumptuous meal, followed by a karaoke session thereafter.
Exciting activities have been lined by the mall, which include ‘Meet & Greet’ sessions with God of Prosperity, 5 Emperor & 24 Season Drum Percussion and Lion Dance performance on every weekend from 23rd January, 2016 – 22nd February, 2016 by the 17th Malaysia National Lion Dance Championship 2015 winner, Kwong Ngai Lion Dance Troupe.

Shoppers will also stand a chance to win a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with its Shop & Dine Fiesta from 8 October 2015 to 7 March 2016. For more information on the Shop & Dine Fiesta, visit Facebook.com/quillcity or Instagram: QuillCityMall.

Kick start the festive Chinese New Year mood by enveloping yourself in the rich Chinese culture and tradition. Bring your family to Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail and check out these exciting activities for prosperity and good vibe as we usher in the Year of the Monkey.