House of Haagen Daz Party

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When I received the invite to the House of Haagen Daz I truly had absolutely no idea what to expect. Couldn’t be a house made entirely of ice cream as Malaysia is way too hot. Or perhaps it could be but it’s in a giant freezer or something. So being curious I decided to Google it and I found this ad starring Bradley Cooper from the A-Team and The Hangover, alongside hot model Jana Peraz which was shot on location at the Zámek Ploskovice estate in Prague.

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I also discovered that Haagen Daz was crafted back in 1960 by Reuben Mattus, and that the brand regards themselves as the original super premium ice cream. Holding true to tradition, Häagen-Dazs continues to produce their ice cream using only all-natural ingredients. No wonder they taste so good (my fav is their chocolate ice cream)!

However nothing else much turned up on “House of Haagen Daz” so I decided to go and see for myself. The venue though was not disclosed (how mysterious!) and I even joked to my bloggers that this was a “Where’s the Ice Cream?” party. On 27 June 2013, I picked up my partner and we headed to the pick-up point which was the main entrance of the KL Convention Centre and from there were shuttled over to the “secret” location which was Maison Francaise on Jalan Changkat Kia Peng.

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Sarah Lian was the MC of the night

Sarah Lian was the MC of the night

Ju Nn with MHB's Abigail and Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 First Runner Up Natalia Ng. Abigail would at the end of the night win a year's supply of Haagen Daz ice cream in the lucky draw!

Ju Nn with MHB’s Abigail and Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 First Runner Up Natalia Ng. Abigail would at the end of the night win a year’s supply of Haagen Daz ice cream in the lucky draw!

Ben Ng and his team from Fluid Alchemy were on hand to create some wonderful cocktails using Haagen Daz ice cream!

Ben Ng and his team from Fluid Alchemy were on hand to create some wonderful cocktails using Haagen Daz ice cream!

There were 6 different cocktails that night and my mission was to try all of them!

There were 6 different cocktails that night and my mission was to try all of them!

I must be entirely honest and admit that I have never in my life had a cocktail with ice cream in it.

I must be entirely honest and admit that I have never in my life had a cocktail with ice cream in it.

My partner and I parked ourselves at the bar and ordered the first Haagen Daz ice cream cocktail. Watching the mixologists make it was quite interesting as they finely crafted the cocktails as if they were making a work of art!

My partner and I parked ourselves at the bar and ordered the first Haagen Daz ice cream cocktail. Watching the mixologists make it was quite interesting as they finely crafted the cocktails as if they were making a work of art!

Indulgent cocktail - this tasted of coffee so I guess the Haagen Daz coffee ice cream was used. I had quite a few of these little shooters as they were easy to drink (and I didn't feel the alcohol till much later).

Indulgent cocktail – this tasted of coffee so I guess the Haagen Daz coffee ice cream was used. I had quite a few of these little shooters as they were easy to drink (and I didn’t feel the alcohol till much later).

Captivating cocktail - this was pretty creamy so only had one of it

Captivating cocktail – this was pretty creamy so only had one of it

Desirable cocktail - this had a fruit ice cream in it. Probably some berry.

Desirable cocktail – this had a fruit ice cream in it. Probably some berry.

Irresistible - this definitely had some mint in it

Irresistible – this definitely had some mint in it

Sensual - rasberry sorbet and this made it a very refreshing cocktail! Shot this pic with the Panasonic Lumix G6 DSLM cam.

Sensual – raspberry sorbet and this made it a very refreshing cocktail! Shot this pic with the Panasonic Lumix G6 DSLM cam.

Sensational - this was my fav! Chocolate!!!!

Sensational – this was my fav! Chocolate!!!!

Then we were served with delicious dine-in creation - Chocolate Fondant Charlotte (RM 32++) on the left and Crème Brulee Surprise (RM 32++) on the right.

Then we were served with delicious dine-in creation – Chocolate Fondant Charlotte (RM 32++) on the left and Crème Brulee Surprise (RM 32++) on the right.

One of the take-away creation - Chocolate Fondant Charlotte (RM 23+)

One of the take-away creation – Chocolate Fondant Charlotte (RM 23+)

The other take-away creation - Crème Brulee Cone (RM 23+)

The other take-away creation – Crème Brulee Cone (RM 23+)

Chenelle enjoying her ice cream!

Chenelle enjoying her ice cream!

Conne Lim Jen Yng

My partner enjoying her Haagen Daz cocktails

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Throughout the night were served with canapes (you can’t expect hungry guests to have ice cream and only ice cream all night right?), wine, and of course loads of Haagen Daz ice cream. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much ice cream ever in one sitting! We were introduced to two new flavours namely the Secret Sensations Chocolate Fondant and Crème Brulee flavors which were also integrated into the cocktails!

Chocolate Fondant is a rich chocolate ice cream speckled with bits of brownies infused with pockets of decadent chocolate sauce, while Crème Brulee has multiple hearts of sweet caramel sauce hidden in folds of smooth and luscious crème brulee ice cream blended with caramelized sugar. Sinful…

We were also serenaded by jazz band at this very exclusive event of which every aspect of the party was well thought through and turns out was inspired by the craftsmanship (hence the mixologists meticulously making the cocktails), innovation (using Haagen Daz to make cocktails) and attention to detail and quality (beautiful setting, ambience and entertainment) that lies at the heart of Häagen-Dazs since 1961. I was really very impressed! It really felt like I was at a luxury brand’s event!

For more information, check out the Häagen-Dazs Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/haagendazsmalaysia

or website –  http://www.haagendazs.com.my

Photo credits: Haagen Daz Malaysia, and author’s own using the Panasonic Lumix G6

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Conne Lim Jen Yng

Model, actress and MC Sarah Lian with my partner

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3 thoughts on “House of Haagen Daz Party

  1. Oh my god !! I have ever seen the pub but i didn’t know if This party realy exist !!! I have a new dream : to partcipate at the next Hagen Daz’s party !!
    (excuse my English, i’m french♡.♡)

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