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Dining and drinks promos to look forward to throughout April

Dining out in April 2022? Restaurants and bars in KL heard you. Find out what promotions are running throughout the month below. Restaurants and bars are introducing new food and drinks menus. If you are always on the prowl for new experiences, it’s time to check them off the list.

New dining promotions in KL for April 2022: 

Marini’s on 57 unveils a seasonal menu for spring

One of KL’s sleekest restaurants ushers in a taste of spring, every day, from RM108++ to the dining table in April 2022.

You can expect fine dine modern Italian as well as traditional Italian fare done with a twist. Several highlights are incorporated into the new seasonal menu. The blooming of flowers gives rise to the Zucchini Flower Tempura stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese with a touch of lemon zest, anchovies and romesco sauce.

Meatless options are aplenty. Diners can look forward to Cauliflower and Kale Soup with focaccia Parmigiano crouton, as well as house-made Bagoss Cheese Ravioli where the delicate pasta pillows are tossed in browned butter and served with touches of balsamic reduction and black truffle. 

Marini’s on 57 puts its own spin on the Squid Ink Pasta where it takes the shape of aglio olio accessorised with Australian mussels and prawn bisque to draw out the subtle brininess. To accentuate the freshness of the crustacean, the Angel Hair Pasta with Lobster is cooked simply with tomatoes and basil.

Seafood lovers can look forward to Ocean Trout complemented with potatoes served two ways, salmon roe and prawn bisque. You can’t go wrong with Wagyu and Marini’s offers Miyazaki Wagyu sirloin carefully grilled to perfection and served with Hollandaise truffle sauce and potato croquette. Also on the menu is Veal Rack alla Milanese, served with smoked Scamorza cream and Lyonnaise potatoes. For desserts, don’t miss out on Marini’s Caviar Tiramisu.

WhatsApp to 017-688 0167 to reserve

Five Guys opens its second outlet in Malaysia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Five Guys at Resorts World Genting

Hot on the heels of its debut at Resorts World Genting, American burger and milkshake parlour’s second outlet in Malaysia welcomes grubbers at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from April 11. Spanning 2,570 square feet, the restaurant can accommodate up to 66 patrons at any time. Started out as a family-run burger and fries joint in Washington DC in 1986, Five Guys today boasts in excess of 700 stores worldwide.

Offering 100% Halal-certified beef patties at 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio, Five Guys entices diners with fresh ingredients hand-prepared daily. Look forward to signatures such as hamburgers with relish, pickles, tomatoes, grilled jalapeños and hot sauce; grilled cheese sandwiches with a patty, grilled mushrooms, onions, green peppers and mustard; and cheeseburgers with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo, when you’re at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Five Guys opens 11am-10pm daily

Bollinger Night @ DC Restaurant

Bollinger Night @ DC Restaurant

Wine and dine made better with bubblies from champagne house Bollinger and one of KL’s top restaurants DC. The one-night-only five-course dinner pairing is curated by Chef Darren Chin, with numerous champagnes including the acclaimed R.D. 2007 to complement Aged Kurose King Fish to kickstart the evening.

The gastronomic journey whisks gourmets on a global tour from local produce sourced from Sarawak to imported premium ingredients from far-flung Japan and Canada. Held at 7pm, April 21, the themed dinner is priced at RM1,500++ per pax inclusive of wines.

Register your interest here

Get your Bollinger champagnes here

Crème De La Crème celebrates Easter


Never short of imagination, famous ice cream parlour Crème De La Crème heralds in Easter in the most apt way possible – bunny-themed decadents. A limited release, the affectionately named Hop is handcrafted from a delicious combination of custard ice cream, salted caramel ice cream, pineapple cherry sorbet, almond crumble, salted butterscotch, French premium chocolate.

Order yours now from Crème De La Crème’s four outlets located in Uptown Damansara, Mont Kiara, Setia City Mall and George Town.

MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur introduces American classics 

MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur new menu

Throughout April, the hipster lodging in the heart of KL is treating diners to Mo’ Feast Mo’ Fun. Fast food lovers will be in for a treat as MoMo introduces a range of American favourites from juicy burgers and hot dogs to milkshakes and waffles to its menu. 

Be sure to order the Salmon Avocado Waffle Sandwich (smoked salmon slices on a classic waffle spread with fresh guacamole topped with a fluffy omelette, sour cream and chives) and Fricken’ Chicken Waffle Sandwich (deep-fried chicken on a classic waffle topped with melted cheese, mayonnaise and spring onions). Other additions include MoMo’s Meatballs, Spicy Wings, Mild Wings and Spiced Popcorn Chicken, as well as Lemon Gula Melaka, Banana Avocado and Mango Coconut. 

Between 7.30pm and 9.00pm, from April 1 till 31, special dine-in and takeaway options will be extended to guests. Those who choose to dine-in for iftar can enjoy 1 portion of burger/hot dog, free-flow of iced tea, sides and ice cream for RM68.  

With an additional RM10, you can top up and enjoy 1 portion of milkshake (French Vanilla/Double Chocolate). There is also a choice of a takeaway bundle for RM88 which includes a set of 2 types of burgers/hot dogs/waffles, a choice of 2 drinks (Earl Grey Berry Iced Tea, Virgin MoMojito, French Vanilla or Double Chocolate Milkshake) and a choice of 2 sides (Spicy or Mild Wings, Spiced Popcorn Chicken, MoMo’s Meatballs). 

Call 03-2776 6666 for enquiry

Happy Stan’s revamped food and cocktail menu 

Drink and be merry. Make your way to Happy Stan for some libation and comfort food. On the drinks menu, coffee and alcohol come in tandem, alongside a range of new cocktail creations. For locavores, look forward to the Laksa Elderflower Fizz and Ada Curry, which as alluded to by their names are cocktails indicative of their Malaysian roots.  

Those who enjoy spirits-forward drinks, you will be glaikit not to order the Mezcal Negroni. Coffeeholics are in for a treat thanks to Cold Irish Coffee, Orchard Espresso Martini, inter alia.  

It isn’t all drinks and no food. The latest bar bites and all-day dining menu is arrayed with proper grubs that go oh so well with cocktails. You could share Fried Calamari with Stan’s signature aioli, Hangover Fries elevated with crispy bacon and shredded mozzarella. The brunch menu features healthier options such as Prawn Aglio Olio, Morning Granola and Butter Chic Rice.  

The mains include perennial bar favourites Bangers & Mash and Classic Fish & Chips, and much more. 

Make your reservation here.

Happy Stan opens 12pm–12am daily except Sun–Mon closing at 10pm.

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur collaborates with Shiseido 

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur collaborates with Shiseido 

For the second year running, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is partnering with Shiseido for a spring-inspired afternoon tea. Available for dining in throughout April 2022, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, at Altitude up on the 53rd floor, the decadent treat is priced at RM188 nett per person, inclusive of a Shiseido White Lucent 3-day Sampling Kit (worth RM69) and a RM50 off + RM50 off Shiseido Voucher, while stocks last.

The Sakura Spring Afternoon Tea menu is a convergence Japanese savouries and sweets, such as Kurage Kyuri (jelly fish and cucumber), Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), Tamagoyaki (egg omelet), Mini Reuben (roast Angus beef with sauerkraut, gherkin, swiss cheese,
Russian dressing and Dark Rye Baguette), Tuna Mayo Sandwich and more. You can also expect selection of gourmet coffees by illy Caffè and fine teas by Harney & Sons.

Call 03-2113 1823 for reservations.

Oh Cha Matcha turns two 

Oh Cha Matcha sakura box

The purveyor of everything matcha in KL has turned two. In conjunction with the anniversary celebration and the arrival of spring, Oh Cha Matcha tempts the dessert-inclined with Sakura-themed, limited-edition boxes of Japanese sweets. For RM88, you will walk away with a scrumptious set of Sakura Macaron, Sakura Matcha Macaron, Sakura Roll Cake, Sakura Matcha Roll Cake, Sakura Strawberry Daifuku, and Matcha Strawberry Daifuku. 

Order ahead of time and pick it up during weekends at its TTDI outlet. 

Pre-order now

Chivas Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask Edition has landed 

Chivas Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask Edition

For those who enjoy their whiskies a tad sweeter, richer, filled with flavourful notes evocative of ripe pear, vanilla caramel, cinnamon sweet and almond, the Chivas Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask Edition is just what the doctor prescribes. The classic Chivas Regal is the preferred liquor for a sprightly whisky highball and there’s no reason to think otherwise that the Chivas Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry Cask Edition wouldn’t taste just as refreshing with soda water mixed in.  

The blended Scotch is complemented by a vibrant look artwork by renowned American street artist, Greg Gossel. The exclusive whisky is only available at select retailers and outlets. In the Klang Valley, it is sold at Park-In, Subang Jaya; The Beer Factory, Sri Hartamas; Shang Parlour; Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Changkat; D by Dirty; Bar 29, Puchong; and Bar 29, Sri Petaling. 

The RuMa X Swiss Watch Afternoon Tea at The LIBRARI 

The RuMa X Swiss Watch Afternoon Tea at The LIBRARI

Patrons at The LIBRARI will be treated to an exclusive afternoon tea curated by The RuMa’s Executive Chef Tyson Gee where titbits are symbolically crafted to represent the deep resolve found in modern women. The collaboration between one of KL’s top hotels and Swiss Watch is a sensorial journey through the ages, reflective of how far women have advanced in society.   

For instance, the Lapsang Souchong Tea in the Macaron is indicative of women’s courage to stand out and not be held back. The Temerloh Vanilla used for the Entremet speaks of Malaysian women championing their causes on the world stage, while the unusual Jackfruit and Chilli combination embodies creativity and the courage to be different.   

You will find Lapsang Souchong and Passion Fruit Macaron; Temerloh Vanilla Entremet; Gula Melaka Soy Sauce Salted Caramel Tartelette; Coconut, Jackfruit and Chilli Roll; Roselle and Yoghurt Friand, Truffle Chicken Mushroom Vol-au-vent; Crispy Prawn Ball with Pineapple Sweet Chilli Sauce; Scotch Egg; Smoked Salmon Puff; and Highland Vegetable Pai Tee on the menu.  

Priced at RM170 nett per person, the celebratory afternoon tea set is served till 1 May 2022, every Saturday and Sunday. The first 100 customers who purchase two sets are entitled to an exclusive assortment of classic teas from Swiss Watch Pavilion KL worth RM79.  

Call 03-2788 0888 for reservation 

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All images of dining promotions in April 2022 by respective brands

Justin Ng
Digital Content Director, Kuala Lumpur
Often think of myself as a journalist and so I delve deeper into a range of topics. Talk to me about current affairs, watches, travel, drinks, new experiences and more importantly, the business, economics and dynamics behind it.
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