Thinking of where to go to dine this week? Here are all the dining events you should be marking on your calendar, especially to celebrate the festivities as we usher in the new year. (Feature image: Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur)
Especially for this month, Favola is offering the rustic taste of Venetian cooking with the King of Italian rice — Carnaroli rice. The specialty recipe called Saffron Carnaroli Risotto
uses Carnaroli rice as its main ingredient. It is also flavoured with saffron, creamed with Parmesan cheese, and garnished with coffee powder and hazelnuts. A creation of Chef de Cuisi at Favola, Chef Domenico Piras, the dish is available for dinner only.
Celebrate Loy Krathong Festival at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur with a specially curated menu by Guest Chef, Chainarin Langkeng from Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai. On the opening night of Loy Krathong Festival, diners will be served with a wide selection of traditional Northern Thai dishes like Tom Yam Pla (Thai spicy fish soup), Kaeng Khiew Warn Gai (simmered Thai green curry with chicken and eggplant), Yum Mamuang (green mango salad) and Sang Ka Ya Fat (steamed pumpkin custard). Guests will also be entertained with classical dance and partake in umbrella painting.
It is not every day that you get three outstanding chefs coming together to cook you a meal. This not-to-be-missed event features Chef Masashi Horiuchi of Entier Kuala Lumpur, Chef Joakim Prat of Maitre Choux London, and Chef Olivier Limousine of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. There’s also a wine pairing menu available to complete your dining experience here, but let us warn you — seats are limited.
Discover the flavours of Nyonya cuisine with Chef Jamsari and Chef Karim of Hilton Kuala Lumpur throughout the month of November and December at Vasco’s. Enjoy classic dishes like Ayam Pongteh, Nyonya Curry Laksa, Ikan Pari Gerang Asam, and much more — all paying tribute to Malaysia’s cultural melting pot.
If you’re craving for delicious Sichuan food, come over and enjoy contemporary Chongqing specialties at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur. The dishes originate from the southwestern province of China and comprises fish or beef slices braised in fiery Sichuan chilli pepper alongside other signature dishes that are equally as tongue-numbing and mouth-watering.
Indulge in an exquisite Thanksgiving feast for the entire family at Curate’s Dinner Buffet. Try all the savoury seasonal favourites with an extensive alcohol list to pair with a slew of your favourite roasts, Asian dishes, mezze spread, and more. Available from 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM.
Chef Jeff Ramsey of Babe will be collaborating with guest Chef Kenichiro Yamauchi from Nagoya-based Restau K Yamauchi. For two nights only, the acclaimed chefs will bring their personal culinary flair to the table with a curated 8- and 12-course tasting menu that celebrates the best of both respective cuisines. The menu, using fine and seasonal Japanese and local ingredients, will complement Perrier-Jouet’s delicate, elegant and balanced Grand Brut champagne by the flute. This is a night not to be missed, especially with items like a 1,000-Year-Old Cedar Smoked Kan Buri Nigiri and Kabocha Trevally Flower.
Experience the seven distinct flavours of Hennessy X.O with a special menu curated by Chef Lroy Lim of Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur. Every sip of the delicate cognac expresses seven notes including Sweet Notes, Rising Heat, Spicy Edge, Flowing Flame, Chocolate Lull, Wood Crunches and Infinite Echo. We recommend coming in a group of five or more to truly enjoy the menu with a bottle of Hennessy X.O priced at RM950++ per bottle.
Kampachi@EQKL will be welcoming Chef Miyakawa and his team of culinary experts from the acclaimed Sushi Shin in Japan for ten days. Guests will be able to enjoy an omakase menu offered at Sushi Shin, presented on Kampachi’s iconic 200-year-old Hinoki wood sushi counter seats. There are only eight seating per serving at the counter, so advanced booking will be ideal. However, if you’re coming in a big group, there’s also a private dining area for 12 pax.
When it comes to local food, you can count on Lot 10’s food court. They’re known for a wide variety of stalls covering everything from hokkien mee to claypot chicken rice. If you’re looking to bring foreign friends to enjoy local cuisine, here’s an event for you: the Street Food Weekender, which now takes place every first weekend of the month. Hop over for a variety of delicious dishes, all under one roof.
Australian bartender Callan Green who has carved a name for himself in the region will be taking over Woobar in W Kuala Lumpur for one night only. Come enjoy various tipples with Monkey 47 gin which features the unique flavours of angelica root, acacia flowers, bramble leaves, lingonberries and spruce shoots. While you’re at it, check out the Wet Deck as you let the night slip away.