As we celebrate Hari Merdeka this month, there are many exciting events that truly celebrate the beauty of Malaysia and its gastronomy. The very essence of Malaysian food lies in the amazing bounty and local produce. And that’s what we are celebrating at these dining events in KL.

Borneo Bangsar is bringing to KL for the first time an extensive tuak masterclass and workshop to educate the city folks on this under-celebrated alcoholic drink. From its fermentation to its ingredients, you’ll be able to learn more than you’d ever know about this classic drink from East Malaysia. On top of that, Atas Modern Malaysian Eatery is bringing back classic afternoon snacks at its first Atas Sunday Brunch — indulge in everything from the crispy vadai to the moist sugee cake from the Kristang cookbook.

ICYMI, Tiffin Food Court is also back in action with a special highlight on local chefs and top restaurants in town. We are particularly excited, especially on the last weekend where the theme is going to be quintessential Malaysian — a great way to celebrate Independence Day with pride.

All these and more at these dining events in KL that you should not miss out this month.

1. Celebrate W Kuala Lumpur's 1st Anniversary

W Kuala Lumpur turns 1 and it will be a three-day celebration topped with fabulous feasts, decadent sweet treats and crafted cocktails paired with an immersive playlist to get you going all day and night. Indulge in the unique night brunch, Retox at Dusk on August 30 or a superbrunch that'll be extending all the way to WOOBAR (that's where the dessert bar is going to be) on September 1. There's also a Dim Sum Brunch at YEN on August 31 as well to get your day started. If you feel like letting your hair down, head up to WETDECK after dinner for drinks and music as you watch the glorious firework display on Merdeka Day.

Celebrate W Kuala Lumpur's 1st Anniversary
Location
No. 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Price
Prices vary
2. Night Brunch at Flock

You may already be familiar with W Kuala Lumpur’s Sunday Retox Brunch. Beginning August 2019, you’ll be able to enjoy it at night during its Retox at Dusk event happening on August 2 and August 30, 2019. Get dressed to the nines and enjoy a swanky star-studded semi-buffet dinner to kickstart your weekend. Enjoy everything from a farm-to-table spread to a tantalising mound of confectionary. It is also a good excuse to cheers to the weekend with free-flow of champagne and alcoholic beverages.

Night Brunch at Flock
Location
No. 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 30, 2019 - August 30, 2019
Price
RM198+ per person / RM298+ per person with alcoholic beverages
3. Tuak Master Class

Here’s where you can get your hands on experiencing tuak with the experts at Borneo, Bangsar. There will be a session on August 9th where you can sample six types of artisan tuak that comes with a slew of Borneo snacks (RM68/pax). On August 10th, you’ll be able to partake in a Food & Tuak Pairing dinner comprising four uniquely curated combinations with specialty tuak selections (RM108/pax). Owner of Bad Cat Tuak, Maynard Keyne Langet will be speaking about the home-brew Bidayuh-style tuak — both rice-based and fruit-based on August 11th. The workshop will also include tasting sessions of four types of artisanal tuak with snacks included (RM380/pax).

Tuak Master Class
Location
11, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Price
RM68 - RM380
4. Chef’s Table 2.0: Bountiful Malaysia

Four Seasons KL’s Chef’s Table series is back this month with a celebration of the vibrant natural abundance of Malaysia. The exclusive culinary journey features a seven-course menu that finds its inspiration in the land’s native bounty curated by Sarawak native Chef de Cuisine, Muhd Mujtahid A. Lukman or better known as Chef Matt. Expect local ingredients such as caviar by T’lur, spiny lobsters from the seas of Sabah as well as vegetables from Cameron Highlands. The fortnight dinner will be held at Curate on August 9 & 23, and September 13 & 27.

Chef’s Table 2.0: Bountiful Malaysia
Location
145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 9, 2019 - September 27, 2019
Price
RM288 per adult / RM588 per adult with drinks pairing
5. Nobu KL Glorious Malaya

Nobu is celebrating Malaysia’s 62nd Independence Day with a special Glorious Malaya Omakase featuring a 7-course menu specially crafted for the patriotic day. The dishes pay homage to locally sourced ingredients including palm sugar, tamarind, coconut and monk fruit — all will be prominently featured at Nobu KL for a limited time only. Guests will be able to sample the classic Nobu Style Sushi, as well as the limited Arctic Char Wasabi Palm Sugar, and the Monk Fruit Mousse.

Nobu KL Glorious Malaya
Location
Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Price
RM500+ per person
6. Atas Sunday Brunch

Take a stroll down memory lane and delight in nostalgic Malaysian brunch favourites with a contemporary twist at Atas Modern Malaysian Eatery, The RuMA Hotel and Residences. This is its first Sunday Brunch and the weekend fete promises nothing but an intimate gastronomic affair. Enjoy delicious Malaysian snacks like puffed poori, Hainanese French toast with kaya and chicken floss, vadai, sugee cake, pearl sago with gula Melaka and many more.

Atas Sunday Brunch
Location
7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 11, 2019
Price
RM160 nett per person
7. Tiffin Food Court

Discover the guest chefs, up-and-coming eateries, and movers and shakers of the culinary scene who will be cooking at this year’s Tiffin Food Court. With over 60 F&B players lined up, you'll have your appetite worked up like never before. We'd suggest to go every weekend to experience something different with various themes and concepts, as well as top Malaysian chefs on rotation. Don't miss out the last weekend (August 29 to September 1), especially if you're a big fan of the locavore movement and Malaysian-inspired cuisine with the likes of Beta KL, The Puntry by Pun's Ice Cream and Soon Heng Social Club tending the kitchen. Tiffin Food Court happens weekly from /Thursday to Sunday.

Tiffin Food Court
Location
Gasket Alley, Lot 15, 13, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Dates
July 25, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Price
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8. Mini Sliders Challenge

Calling all burger lovers -- it's time for you to steal the spotlight at Gastro Sentral by battling it off to be the fastest person to chow down two dozens of sliders within 45 minutes. What you'll be eating? It'll be the house special Philly Cheese Roasted Beef Sliders with Apply and Celery Slaw, Jalapeno, Pico de Gallo, Sriracha and a pound of Chilli Fries. The reward? You walk away with a free meal if you complete the challenge. But if you're not up for the stress, simply order the sharing portion at just RM198 nett.

Mini Sliders Challenge
Location
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Price
RM198 nett
9. Venetian Cuisine at Favola

For the entire month of August, diners will be able to experience the true decadence of Venetian dining at Favola. Enjoy a slew of dishes including the house special Lamb Cutlet in Pistachio Crust served with Potato and Braised Onion Tower, and Garden Vegetables with Light Mustard Sauce. The menu is crafted by Chef de Cuisine, Domenico Piras who will also be putting up an extensive variety of traditional risottos, antipasti, pasta dishes and pizzas -- all paying homage to his Italian roots.

Venetian Cuisine at Favola
Location
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Dates
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Price
RM128 nett per portion