Feast For The Festivities
Christmas Offerings at the Best Addresses in Town
BY HIRANMAYII AWLI MOHANAN
As we approach the final leg of a challenging year, it’s time to let our hair down, let loose, indulge in the festivities and spread some Yuletide cheer. On that note, we have created a list of beautiful places where you and your family can feast.
As travel continues to resume ahead of the festive season, Element by Westin Kuala Lumpur kicks up wanderlust by providing a gastronomic globe experience for Christmas and New Year at TRACE Restaurant and Bar. This festive month, a collection of culinary travelogue themed, ‘Taste the Globe’ dining offers are curated by Executive Head Chef Mohd Taib Ridhwan who has recently made his debut at TRACE. Together with the culinary team, he showcases international dishes inspired by travels all around the world. Start from an ensemble of freshly made Japanese Maki and Sushi, appetisers and soups, select terrine or whet the appetite with cheese and crackers to kick start the merriment. Heartier offerings like fresh Seafood Station, a wide selection of hot entrees that include Irish Beef Goulash, Grilled Lamb in Argentinean Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Snapper in Mango Cream Sauce and Spanish Seafood Paella await. Diners can look forward to a feast on Traditional Christmas Turkey and Stuffing, Yorkshire Puddings and Pesto Baked Salmon. Complete the evening with an almost endless kaleidoscope of Christmas sweets and treats. Relish on delights such as the Black Forest Yule log, Red Velvet Cake, Apple and Raisin Beignets with Vanilla Custard, Austrian Cranberry Guglehopf, Lemon Dulce Meringue Tart, Baked Apple and Raspberry Crumble, Tiramisu, assorted macaroons, ice cream and many more. It’s the perfect time to eat, drink and celebrate to your heart’s content.
Tel: 03-2771 3388
LE MÉRIDIEN KUALA LUMPUR
This year, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur embraces the glamour of winter inspired by idyllic European winter and the art of entertaining. Transporting you back to the glamorous era of travel, La Fête (French for ‘the party’) at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur comes to life with special room offers and restaurant and bar specialties from award- winning restaurant PRIME, Gastro Sentral, Latest Recipe and Latitude 03. For the carnivores, famed steakhouse PRIME is offering a five-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner which features Prime BBQ grill pure Angus beef mignon and gently poached half Boston lobster tail or 58°C Sous Vide roasted Turkey roulade with spiced cranberry and walnut filling and apple and duck liver pudding. The 6-course New Year’s Eve Dinner starts with freshly-shucked oysters with caviar and cream lemon ponzu dressing and features BBQ grill Wagyu sirloin, confit Idaho in virgin olive oil, cep mushroom sauce and homemade Boston lobster tortellini, crab coulis and green pea puree. It also includes French cheese delight Truffle Brie cheese in golden puff pastry with pear and walnut. For a more casual setting, Gastro Sentral offers a four-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner where you can enjoy baby chicken terrine with caramelised onion, apple-glazed smoked duck breast and duck liver potato fondant or Angus beef loin gratin with truffle and ceps fricassee and pulled ribs vol-au-vent. The five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner features freshly-shucked American oysters and the new peach rose sorbet with orange crystal.
Tel: 03-2263 7888
ST. REGIS KUALA LUMPUR
The Brasserie’s Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Boxing Day Brunch. Celebrate the joy of Christmas with family and loved ones with The Brasserie’s Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Boxing Day Brunch as its culinary team presents an exquisite array of festive classics alongside signature dishes like the dazzling spread of fresh seafood on ice, oyster and caviar bar, traditional Roast Turkey, Roast Lamb Rack, Beef Wellington and savour pan-seared scallops, freshly tossed pasta, an assortment of cheese, a Christmas dessert corner with ice cream, cotton candy and more. On Dec 31st, usher in the new year amid a glamorous modern European setting as The Brasserie kicks off celebration with an outstanding spread of fresh seafood on ice from Boston Lobsters, Alaskan Crabs, Blue Mussels to Mud Crabs, Tiger Prawns and more. There are also live carving stations with Rosemary Baked Lamb Rack, Seabass Wellington and mouth-watering pan-seared Foie Gras. Ending this exquisite meal will be the signature festive desserts, along with an Ice Cream and Cotton Candy station and freshly baked Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Tel: 012-280 1303
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Usher in Christmas and New Year with joyful brunches, spectacular dinners and glittering parties at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Celebrate Christmas over dinner at Curate, where guests can savour Yuletide classics such as Minced Meat Pie and Yule Logs, alongside all-time favourites from Malaysia. Young guests are in for a jolly treat — take photos with Santa Claus, then decorate a mini Christmas tree. Alternatively, Christmas Brunch, also at Curate, evokes the holiday spirit with traditional carols, hot drinks and a pitstop at the North Pole – where Santa will be waiting with goodies. Inspired by Malaysia’s culinary melting pot, the chefs at Curate add fresh flair to Christmas classics. Taste signature dishes such as Wagyu Round of Beef, Keralan Scallop Molee and Crispy Tomato Mee. From counting down to midnight to starting 2022 on a delightful note, Four Seasons is the perfect partner for celebrating the New Year. The Black Tie Countdown Party calls for ballgowns and tuxedos. Join a glamorous evening ball at Malaysia’s Best Bar 2020-2021 and one of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2020. This countdown gala is set to sizzle with crafted cocktails, gourmet bites and superb live entertainment.