MELAKA: A five-star hotel in the historic city here will be embarking on a bold move by offering 250 local dishes amid uncertainties over the lifting of the interstate travel ban soon.
LaCrista Hotel general manager Jason Bak said the management deliberated at length and decided to go ahead and launch the Ramadan buffet this week, more than a month ahead of Ramadan.
"The hotel industry needs to stay afloat, so we took up the challenge by offering the Ramadan buffet with a wide spread of traditional and local cuisines at a reasonable price," he said when met Friday (March 5).
Bak said the hotel had continued its tradition by offering, among others, specialities such as "Nasi Dagang","Kurma Daging Perlis" and grilled lamb.
"We have not cut down any of the dishes as most of them were also available in previous Ramadan buffets," he said.
Bak said the dishes would be offered to the needy and hotel staff in the event of slow response due to the ongoing recovery movement control order and interstate travel ban.
"Despite the trying time, we will continue to provide a quality culinary experience to our guests and diner," he said.