PENANGITES were seen flocking the grand opening of Lavish in droves to show support to the first fusion bakery restaurant in the reputed Love A Loaf bakery family.
Roxanne Lim, 20, who was there to check out the menu and take advantage of the 30% discount offered to all readers of The Star on opening day, was enamoured by the aesthetics of the restaurant.
“As Penang has many cafes, it is difficult to differentiate one from the other but Lavish seem to have achieved it, offering a bakery, restaurant and florist shop under one roof.
“The discount offered was a good step as it will definitely attract Penangites to check out the place,” said the creative direction student when met at the restaurant recently.
Lim said her father read the article in The Star and was keen to check the place out.
Lavish and Love A Loaf managing director Tan Yi Heng said since joining the bakery business they noticed their growing menu, which led them to the idea of opening a restaurant that not only offered cakes and other delights but also proper meals.
“With Lavish we want to offer items you cannot get at any Love A Loaf bakeries.
“Focusing on croissant and Danish-based pastries we have prepared them with a twist, offering unexpected flavours that work together.
“Everything on the menu is there to surprise the customers. We also want to encourage a balanced lifestyle,” he said.
Tan said this was the sixth outlet in the Love A Loaf family and its first restaurant.
“It is a fusion bakery restaurant, offering Italian-based western food while playing around with local taste.
On having a florist attached to the restaurant, Tan said customers looked for places to celebrate events and with a florist sharing space with the restaurant, this made it easier for them to purchase flowers for a special occasion.
Also present were state Tourism Development Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang and Penang Hakka Association president Datuk Pang Yun Tiam.
Lavish, located at 214, Victoria Street, near the corner of Chulia Street Ghaut, is open from 8am to 11pm daily.