Perfumed sweetness — Lavand

Lavand was founded purely on a passion for anything sumptuous — to be exact, the sublime feeling of biting into lush gourmet chocolates, or the explosion in your mouth as you sink your teeth into delectable baklavas.

The homegrown business started back in 2004 at Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur where Sheerin Zalani introduced Lebanon-imported baklavas to the local market during the month of Ramadan.

“At the time, no one had heard of baklava but we found that there was a market for this sweet pastry. We presented the baklavas in beautiful packaging and did a lot of testing with the flavour profiles so that they would suit the local market,” she says. The result? They were a hit although baklavas were mostly unheard of in the country then.

Today, Lavand has gone from a two-table display of imported baklavas to an established bakery producing not only the traditional confectionery that is able to rival those from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, but also a mouthwatering array of sweets and confections, such as petit fours, artisanal chocolates and almond dragee.

Lavand’s baklavas are crispy, light and not overly sweet. These delicious treats are available at Lavand’s outlets in Plaza Damansara and Bangsar Shopping Centre.

Lavand Pure Indulgence
46, Medan Setia 2,
Plaza Damansara,
Damansara Heights,
50490 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2095 5154
E: [email protected]

This report is part of the "Foreign fare made local" segment in Live! 2020. 

This story first appeared in Live! 2020 magazine. Download your copy of the magazine here.

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