Food Review – Christmas Menu at Samplings on the Fourteen
Christmas is my favourite time of the year and while food plays an important part it’s not the main reason of the season of course. I cannot however resist a review of Christmas menus at restaurants therefore thanks to TableApp – http://www.tableapp.com/ which is a nifty little mobile app and website that help assists you to make instant reservations at some of Klang Valley best restaurants: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No more waiting for the restaurant to open before calling and calling and not getting an answer (which I find most frustrating).
I have been to Samplings on the Fourteen back in 2011 – https://timchew.net/2011/10/20/fine-dine-beer-with-chef-kern-by-kronenbourg-1664/ – for the Kronenbourg 1664 Beer Pairing dinner which was most memorable as it was hosted by the former MD of Carlsberg Malaysia Soren Ravn (who’s now moved up and on to become CEO of Greater China) and it was my first time having a beer pairing dinner.
This time we were to try the special Christmas Eve four-course meal specially designed for the occasion by the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine, Chef Val.
The four-course Christmas eve fine dining meal is priced at RM158.00++ per adult and I fully recommend prior booking to avoid disappointment.
If you’re looking to get a roast turkey for Christmas, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur offers a traditional Christmas recipe with a chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and choice of black pepper or giblet sauce for takeaway. Do note that an advance order of two (2) days is required for the turkey which is priced at RM298.00++ per turkey of 3-4 kilograms.
Also available on Christmas Eve at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel is the buffet dinner at the all-day dining Big Apple Restaurant offering up a host of salads, appetizers, soups and main courses, coupled with various specialty food stalls serving traditional fare including roasted turkey, homemade ravioli, grilled chicken, beef and lamb satay, and sautéed seafood fricassee. For you sweet tooths there are sweet treats like Christmas Yule log, Ginger Bread, Ginger Bread Trees, Christmas Stolen, Swiss Leckerli and the traditional rich mixed-fruit cake. The buffet is priced at RM108.00++ per adult and RM58.00++ per child.
After dinner, the party begins at Broadway Lounge to ring in Christmas Day at the hotel with the Broadway Lounge Christmas Eve Party. Featuring a seasoned live band to provide the evening’s entertainment, guests will also be provided with fun party packs and have the opportunity to win prizes including cash vouchers from the lucky draw.
On Christmas day, look out for the Christmas brunch which will be specially prepared by some of the finest chefs of the hotel, and is priced at RM75.00++ per adult and RM38.00++ per child.
Do remember that you can save yourself the trouble of calling the restaurant by simply booking a table using TABLEAPP http://www.tableapp.com/restaurant/samplings-berjayatimessquarehotel
Samplings on the Fourteen is located at:
Berjaya Times Square
1, Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone: +60 (3) 2117 8000 ext. 8131
More info at http://www.berjayahotel.com/kualalumpur
Photos shot using the Sony NEX-5T. More info at https://timchew.net/2013/10/01/sony-new-camera-2013-launch/ or http://www.sony.com.my