Members of Malacca Tourism Association enjoying the Ambrosia Cafe's repast after their Monthly Meet
News taken from the Star newspaper (13th June 2011):
The Ambrosia restaurant in Taman Melaka Raya has offered a lavish spread of Mediterranean grill lamb and other exotic dishes as a reward to anyone who can give information leading to the recovery of 20 wheels stolen from ancient Portuguese cannons here.
Daniel Lowe, who owns The Ambrosia restaurant in Taman Melaka Raya with his brothers, also promised free pizzas for all its customers the day the wheels are recovered.
He said the offer of the spread, which was worth RM4,500, would be for the person together with 10 of his family members or friends.
“We promise to give an unforgettable treat, accompanied by music from a live band.
Owned by the Lowe siblings, this eatery is eager to provide its patrons with the highest level of satisfaction through their service and a unique selection of dishes.
He said as a token of appreciation, the restaurant would also give out its signature dish the Ambrosia Special 10-inch Pizza with ham, egg, cheese, green capsicum toppings on the day the wheels are returned
Lowe said they were also willing to give a cash reward to anyone with such information.
The solid cast iron wheels, which supported five ancient Portuguese cannons on top of St John's Hill at Bandar Hilir, went missing last Wednesday.
Each cannon with four wheels weighs between 500kg and 600kg.
The state government had since initiated measures to protect its historical sites following the theft.
Lowe said he and his brothers decided to come up with the meal reward because the artefacts were of historical value for Malacca.
“We were very upset upon hearing that the wheels had gone missing and decided at the time that we must do something to get them back,” said the 30-year-old, adding that he and his family often visited St John's Hill.