Barely 3 days to Christmas now! Are you feeling the excitement yet? So I have been posting a lot on Christmas menus and buffets but just one more for this year and I’ll be out of your hair, I promise! 🙂 Last week, we were given a tour of 4 restaurants in Hilton Kuala Lumpur to check out what they were going to offer for this year’s Christmas dining. I’d like to call it a Christmas Medley! 🙂 We only tried and tested some dishes from the restaurants, but were impressed with all the dishes’ presentation. If you’re out of ideas on where to go this weekend, take a pick from one of the four restaurants featured below:
Merry Christmas from Hilton KL
SENSES Festive Menu
Chef Michael Elfwing is no stranger to us by now, the visionary Chef de Cuisine who is forward-thinking while retaining the traditions of a classic cuisine.
#1 Christmas Canapés
Feuille de brick & truffle crisp
Thyme macaron with duckliver paté
Foie gras pralines
#2 Chestnut Soup
Chestnut soup with seared foie gras, celery and maple
Seared foie gras
#3 Mandagery Creek Venison
Sous-vide then grilled venison rack, compote of handpicked Swedish lingon berries,
organic parsnip purée, sautéed baby spinach
Grilled venison rack
Tender venison meat
#3 Winter Seafood Medley
Seared John Dory & Atlantic halibut served with Nordic shrimp & Hokkaido Bay scallop, fennel & celeriac with dill veloute
Winter seafood medley
#4 Palette cleanser
#5 Quince & Rhubarb Trifle
Poached South Australian quince & rhubarb trifle, Limoncello custard,
vanilla bean sponge, marinated winter fruits & cinnamon ice cream
#6 Festive Season Petit Fours
Chocolate Christmas tree, Homemade gingerbread, Brandy posset, Christmas pudding
SENSES Festive Menu: 6 course menu at RM308++ per person. For other set menus offered, click here.
CHYNNA Festive Set Menu
Who says Christmas means Western food? Celebrate it the unconventional way with oriental dishes carved by none other than Chef Lam of Chynna.
#1 Chef’s Recommendation of four small individual combination platters
#2 Double-boiled turkey broth with egg white
#3 Steamed sea grouper fillet with wincarnis wine and ginger
Steamed sea grouper – this was nice and fresh
#4 Homemade Pipa bean curd with assam sauce
Homemade pipa bean curd
#5 Singapore chili crab meat fried rice
Chilli crab meat fried rice – delicious!
# 6 Red bean mousse with caramelized banana and black sugar
Red bean mousse
CHYNNA Festive Set Menu 2: 6 course menu at RM188++ per person. For other set menus offered, click here.
IKETERU Festive Menu
Nothing opens up the appetite more than watching food cooked right in front of your very eyes. And it only gets better if the person cooking is a cute Japanese Chef, no? 🙂
Live cooking at the Teppanyaki counter
Grilled grated yam with egg yolk
Grilled grated yam with egg yolk
Steamed clear seafood soup served in earthen pot
Soup served in a pot
鮪 白身 妻色々 山葵
Maguro, shiromi, Tuna, white meat fish
#4 Main course
Teppanyaki seafood trio
Garlic fried rice, miso shiru
Garlic fried rice – amazingly fragrant!
IKETERU Festive Course 2: 6 course menu at RM188++ per person. For other set menus offered, click here.
SUDU Christmas Offerings
So you don’t like to be all prim and proper waiting for food to be served to you? Then SUDU is the place to go to stuff yourself silly with its wide buffet spread. We managed to try some of the dishes offered and the most notable one would be the Roasted Lamb Rump with Rosemary Sauce. The lamb was amazingly tender and moist, Saucer must have had uncountable servings of those!
The seafood offered was fresh, especially the oysters. But unfortunately, they were not refilled throughout the night so we didn’t manage to eat much of them.
Roasted Lamb Rump with Rosemary Sauce – recommended!
Dessert selection was quite decent, including a chocolate fountain to boot. My favourite was the green tea cheese cake, although I heard that the chocolate flourless cake was good too.
Chocolate flourless cake
Dining environment at Sudu
SUDU Christmas Offering: RM168++ per person on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more offers, check here.
So which one if your favourite? 🙂 Festive menus at Hilton KL are available from 10th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,