A Beautiful Love Story Unfolds in Amethyst

Amethyst Restaurant opened its doors at Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 5 February 2014 – Amethyst restaurant officially opened its doors with much love in the air. One of Malaysia’s favourite celebrities, Hani Hatim (a.k.a Hunny Madu), shared this joyous moment with the celebration of marriage between Hani and her husband of over three years, Khairul Azhar Abdul Wahid.

Khairul Azhar Abdul Wahid with wife Hani Hatim a.k.a. Hunny Madu

Founder of Amethyst, Arash Farahmandi, had this to say at the launch event, “We know Malaysia’s favourite pastime is to eat and most would go to the ends of the earth in search of great food. Celebrating our undying love for food, we also wanted to highlight this special moment with a beautiful love story – that is the celebration of commitment between a lovely couple that Malaysians have grown fond of”.


(L-R) Khairul Azhar Abdul Wahid and daughter Eva; Hani Hatim (a.k.a Hunny Madu); Anita Eslami (wife to founder of Amethyst restaurant), and Founder and Head Chef of Amethyst Restaurant, Arash Farahmandi

Their love story was a beautiful setting for the launch event. The couple re-ignited their love for one another with Khairul presenting a beautiful Amethyst ring to his dear wife, Hunny Madu.
Khairul Azhar celebrating over 3 years of marriage to Hani Hatim with the presentation of the precious Amethyst ring
The Amethyst, a semi-precious gem stone is believed to bear great powers, which include healing, peace, love, protection, and happiness. With its rich purple tone colour, the Amethyst has also been long associated with royalty.
“I am ecstatic because after three years of marriage and with a baby girl in tow, we are still very much in love. The renewal of our love further affirms our feelings and promise. I am so glad to be here in Amethyst to celebrate this moment. Great food, great ambience and great moments worth cherishing for a lifetime,” said the very happy Hani Hatim.
Befitting the meaning of the stone, Amethyst is a mid-casual dining restaurant that harmoniously combines a touch of luxury and comfort in its deco of rich purple tones, private corners and warms lights. Its food also boasts generous portions of quality ingredients bursting with unique flavours, passion and love.

Amethyst Delectable Dishes 

Amethyst Blueberry Cake

Amethyst Crispy Skin Salmon
Amethsyt can comfortably seat 60 people at any one time. Guests can take their pick from dining al-fresco all the way to simply cosying up at the VIP booth area. The open kitchen bar top concept also gives an inviting feel as if allowing you to step into its world as it whips up delectable fares for you.

Amethyst Restaurant VIP Dining Area

Amethyst Restaurant

Amethyst Restaurant’s Beautiful Dining Setting

The restaurant serves a mixture of western-Italian food. Amethyst’s signature dishes are rather unique. Such is the ratatouille steak with saffron rice. The well marinated beef is cooked to tender texture and served with saffron rice, home-made chutney, and ratatouille. The flavours are nothing short of a rich combination of sweet, sour and spicy, all in one plate.

Amethyst Restaurant’s Signature Ratatouille Dish
Other signature dishes include their Barbequed Chicken Wings, which is marinated in a secret sauce; a variety of vegetarian pastas; special Greece mix fillet sandwich; and more. The familiar dishes are also played up with a dash of home-made sauces and creative cooking methods to bring out unique flavours and textures. This can be said of their Crispy Skin Salmon, which is pan fried salmon on a bed of spinach with lemon caper sauce – the juicy and tender salmon with the spinach cooked in the special sauce makes for a truly divine combination. Even the Lamb Shank is cooked to tender perfection with a rather unique flavoured sauce.
“Amethyst will place great importance on service. In our restaurant, our customers’ point of views will be crucial and we appreciate any feedback. The kitchen will be our lab of innovation and creativity and we will strive to serve dishes in a different way to stand out from the rest” Arash commented.
Dishes at Amethyst start from RM16 to RM52.

Amethyst Restaurant is located at 
A4-G2-06, Publika, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:
Weekdays, Mondays to Fridays at 10am-11pm
Weekends and public holidays at 10am-1am
Stay connected with Amethyst via www.facebook.com/amethyst.restaurant 
or call +603-6206 5797

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At this time and age, motherhood continues to be challenging with more and more demands to balance time between career, family, marriage and parenting. Like a lot of mothers, I also face the tough task of creating sufficient quality time to spend with my son. For a long time, my work has been eating up my time, and I have been very guilty of allowing other priorities to take over my life as a mother.

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