The RuMa Hotel, which celebrates local provenance at its ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery, adds a new page of culinary appreciation to its menu with ‘Kristang Cuisine inspired by Chef Melba Nunis’. Its first exclusive collaboration with the Melaka-Portuguese chef builds on her legacy of melding traditional generational recipes with local ingredients and drawing influences from Portuguese, Dutch and British cuisines.
The author of two cookbooks and winner of the Best in the World in the Woman Chef category at the 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Nunis offers guests the chance to savour her specialities in her own home through Dine with Mel — A Kristang Family Supper Club.
For those who would prefer a restaurant experience, Tyson Gee, executive chef at ATAS, has conceptualised a five-course menu of traditional Kristang fare while Nunis regales guests with personal stories that touch on her culture and family. The meal opens with a glass of Prosecco and a platter of snacks, including crisp seabass and soy glazed chicken. It is followed by squid ink sambal, king mackerel with vinegar sambal and slow-cooked chicken with buah keluak. Dessert is a beautifully balanced glutinous rice with kaya and tapioca with palm sugar.
Kristang Cuisine inspired by Chef Melba Nunis is priced at RM250 nett per person or RM370 nett with wine pairing. It will be available for dinner only on Sept 4 and 5. For reservations, call (03) 2778 0888 or email [email protected]