Why hello there, Hello Kitty!
Also known as Kitty White, the much-loved global icon recently showed us a new facet of her multiple passions by displaying her refined palate as a a food connoisseur.
Going beyond her hobbies of baking cookies and making pancakes, she has now opened the first Hello Kitty Gourmet Cafe at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall in Petaling Jaya.
Featuring some of her favourite dishes, the gourmet cafe aims to reach out to more refined, mature fans aged between 18 and 35. It also marks the first time that Kitty White is showing off her culinary genius in Malaysia. The cafe can accommodate up to 150 patrons at any one time.
Fans of Hello Kitty can expect to taste some of the best European cuisine, which are considered as the cafe’s signature dishes. The cafe also features an all-day breakfast made to order – including a live salad bar, where every dish is handcrafted by a chef in full view of patrons.
The official grand opening of the Hello Kitty Gourmet cafe was held on Monday (26th October) night and it was hosted by the very lovely Miss Tourism International 2012, Gabriella Robinson.
Guests and members of the media were invited to the event that was later joined by Sanrio Hong Kong’s chief operating officer Caroline Tsang and Hello Kitty herself. The event was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony joined by the cafe management, Caroline, and Dato’ Ngeow, Managing Director of Sunway Pyramid.
Am Roberston, marketing director for the cafe, said in a statement:
We really wanted to showcase a new aspect of Hello Kitty that has not been prominently embraced before by her fans around the world.
“While we will also have an extensive range of Hello Kitty merchandise that will be exclusive to our outlet here in Sunway Pyramid, the focus is on letting patrons experience what it is like to be part of her life,” she added.
The Hello Kitty Gourmet Cafe is operated by HKTY Holdings Sdn Bhd.
It is located at the Oasis Boulevard, Ground Floor at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. It is open from 10am to 11pm from Monday to Thursday and 10am to 12am from Friday to Saturday.
For more information, visit the cafe’s official Facebook page.