| Faza Suraj |
FORTY-SEVEN kindergarten children visited Prego Mauri, a restaurant at the heart of Kuala Belait that serves Southern Italian cuisine.
Some of the popular dishes served there are Risotto Del Macellaio – a pasta made for meat lovers served with an arrangement of meat balls and cold cut Julienne Risotto and the Fantasia Di Maria – a warm gooey chocolate pudding that is crispy on the outside, smooth and sticky on the inside, created by Chef Mauri’s wife.
Maurizio Intrigila, better known as Chef Mauri, the founder of the Chef Mauri Group of Restaurants, entertained the children by talking about the kinds of food the restaurant makes while displaying an array of dishes for them to enjoy.
In an interview he said, “Both north and south contribute to classic Italian cuisine, but each has its own distinct set of flavours. I as a Southern Italian try my best to deliver the cooking which features the bright, lively Mediterranean taste associated with Italian cuisine.”
“Eggplant parmigiana, tangy marinara sauce and minestrone enlivened with fresh herbs are southern classics. The wealth of great tomatoes led to the invention of Italy’s most popular food worldwide – pizza,” he continued.
“At Prego Mauri, we aim for affordability with quality. We want to cater to different types of people who can appreciate Southern Italian food.”
For the children’s entertainment, Chef Mauri held a pizza-making demonstration. They reacted with awe as the chef treated the dough as if it was part of a magic trick.
Chef Mauri also mentioned that the first anniversary of the Panaga Mauri restaurant will be celebrated this September 29 and there will be discounts for those who dine at Panaga Mauri on the day of the anniversary.