Aperitivo Hour & Wine Tasting: Bottega Lounge EQ

Step into a world of luxury and sophistication at the Bottega Lounge in EQ Kuala Lumpur. During our recent visit, the air was buzzing with excitement as Sandro Bottega, the President of Bottega SpA, graced the special Aperitivo Hour and Wine Tasting event. As one of the world's largest producers of grappa and sparkling wines, Sandro's visit was a true honour, especially as he is also the distributor of Italian premium quality beverages and food products to over 120 countries worldwide. We were treated to an unforgettable evening of exquisite food and drink, surrounded by the plush seating and natural daylight of the Bottega Lounge.

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Bottega Lounge at EQ
Aperitivo Hour & Wine Tasting: Bottega Lounge, EQ Kuala Lumpur

EQ Kuala Lumpur Hosts Aperitivo Hour and Wine Tasting with Bottega

Sandro Bottega, President of Bottega SpA

Sandro’s passion for the business began when he took over his late father’s distillery at the age of 19. With the support of his siblings, he has been instrumental in increasing awareness of grappa and Italy’s sparkling wines to larger, international markets. Today, the Bottega brand is synonymous with high quality liqueurs such as Limoncello, Bacur gin, the Bottega wine range (Bottega Gold especially), and Stardust Prosecco. The Bottega brand is also the second-best selling sparkling wine in travel-retail, distributed in about 300 airports around the world, on 60 airlines, and some of the best wine shops globally.

Bottega Rosé Gold Spumante Brut Rosé
Bottega is synonymous with high quality liqueurs such as Limoncello, Bacur gin, the Bottega wine range

Tasting Menu by Chef Mauro Civiero

The event was made even more special with the presence of celebrated Italian chef, Mauro Civiero, who presented a tasting menu from the Bottega 100 Gold Book of recipes. The five menu items were selected specifically for their affinity with the Bottega wines selected by Sandro for the tasting. The wine list includes Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut and Bottega Rosé Gold Pinot Nero Spumante Brut Rosé.

Mauro Civiero
Tasting Menu by Chef Mauro Civiero at Bottega Lounge, EQ Hotel

Chef Mauro’s offerings included Amberjack Tartare marinated with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and olives, with zucchini threads; Buffalo Mozzarella emulsion with wild oregano, tomato jelly, and basil; Venetian Crabmeat Salad with eggplant; Rosé Veal with Mascarpone Tuna Mousse and Sbrisolona. We had the chance to savour and mingle while enjoying the delightful food and wine.

Mauro Civiero
Amberjack Tartare by Chef Mauro Civiero
Mauro Civiero
Venetian Crabmeat Salad with eggplant
chef Mauro Civiero
Rosé Veal with Mascarpone Tuna Mousse

Sandro spoke about Bottega’s fortuitous collaboration with EQ Kuala Lumpur, and the symbiosis between the two brands. EQ Kuala Lumpur’s General Manager, Gerard Walker, expressed his delight in the collaboration, saying, “Both EQ and Bottega are committed to quality, luxury experiences. This is why as the capital’s newest five-star property, we are delighted to be in collaboration with Bottega, so that we can offer our guests the sophistication of the Bottega Lounge where only the finest foods and spirits are served.”

Bottega Wine Pairing & Wine Masterclass

Sandro Bottega and Chef Mauro will be in Malaysia for a series of events in EQ Kuala Lumpur, which include a curated wine pairing dinner and a wine Masterclass. The curated wine pairing dinner will be a unique experience where guests will be treated to a five-course meal, each course paired with a different Bottega wine. The wine Masterclass will be an opportunity for guests to learn more about the Bottega range of wines and the art of wine tasting.

Bottega Lounge EQ
Participate in the Bottega-exclusive wine pairing dinner and wine Masterclass right here at Bottega Lounge KL

EQ Kuala Lumpur has set the bar high in providing its guests with the best luxury experience. The collaboration with Bottega has elevated the hotel’s status, providing guests with a unique opportunity to indulge in the finest food and drinks. The Bottega Lounge is a must-visit for anyone looking for a luxurious experience.

Bottega Lounge at EQ

Indulge in a luxurious experience like no other at the Bottega Lounge in EQ Kuala Lumpur. This cosy lounge is the perfect spot to unwind and catch up with friends, surrounded by plush seating and bathed in natural daylight. And with a premium collaboration with Bottega, guests can expect nothing but the best.

Sip on a glass of Bottega Prosecco Gold Brut and explore an impressive wine list featuring fine wines, sparkling wines, and premium beer from around the world. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just enjoy a good drink, there's something for everyone at the Bottega Lounge.

But it's not just about the drinks. The Bottega Lounge also offers a selection of Mediterranean-inspired bites that will tantalize your taste buds. From savory to sweet, there's something for every palate. And if you're looking for something a little more substantial, the lounge also serves a 3-tier afternoon tea set daily from 12PM – 5PM. Indulge in a selection of savoury and sweet delicacies served to your table, along with fine teas to choose from.

Casual meetings are often held at the Bottega Lounge, and it's easy to see why. The atmosphere is irresistible, with a piano that plays itself setting the perfect ambience from day to night. It's the perfect spot to catch up with friends after a day of city shopping or to unwind after a long day at work.

EQ Kuala Lumpur

Get ready to experience luxury like never before at EQ Kuala Lumpur. Formerly known as Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur, the re-making of this hotel has been a milestone in Malaysia's hospitality industry. And with a prime location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, EQ is the perfect choice for guests visiting the city's business, shopping, and entertainment districts.

The hotel occupies the top floors of the award-winning 52-storey Equatorial Plaza and offers 440 stylish rooms that are sure to impress. But it's not just the rooms that make EQ stand out. The hotel also boasts state-of-the-art banquet and meeting facilities, as well as an array of signature restaurants and bars that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

One of these signature spots is the Bottega Lounge, where guests can indulge in the finest food and drinks. But that's not all - EQ is also home to Nipah, Kampachi, and the impressive Sky51. Sky51 is a must-visit for anyone looking for breathtaking views of the city, and consists of Sabayon, a contemporary European restaurant, and Blue, a bespoke bar and lounge with an outdoor bar offering stunning panoramas of the city.

And if that wasn't enough, EQ is also Green Building Index (GBI) Gold-certified, making it one of the most energy and resource-efficient buildings in the country. Facilities include Sanctum Wellness, where guests can relax and rejuvenate with unique spa treatments, a 25m infinity pool, and a vitality Jacuzzi. There's also a state-of-the-art fitness center for those looking to stay active during their stay.

The hotel's commitment to luxury and excellence is evident in every aspect of its operation. From the moment you step into the lobby, you'll be transported to a world of sophistication and elegance.

Contact Information

Address: Ground Floor, EQ Equatorial Plaza Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11 am–10 pm
Contact number: +603-2789 7840

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