Had the opportunity to get up close to the FIFA World Cup trophy at the exclusive media/ VIP preview at Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 4 January 2014 before the trophy was open to the public to take photos with it at PWTC on 5 January.
The trophy tour which was presented by Coca-Cola began in the FIFA 2014 World Cup host country in Rio de Janeiro in September 2013 and will travel 149,576.78km to 88 countries in a journey that will take nine (9) months.
The trophy measures 36.8cm high, weighs 6.18kg and is made of solid 18-carat gold with a base of semi-precious malachite. On the bottom of the trophy is engraved the year and names of the winning country since 1974.
Before the event, Veronica and I tried the buffet dinner at Essence (you can read about my previous lunch review here – https://timchew.net/2013/11/07/casual-dining-essence-at-sheraton-imperial-kuala-lumpur/) which is Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s all day dining restaurant that offers both an á la carte menu and an international buffet.
There’s the usual cooked international and local buffet spread and I quite liked the satay (pictured above) however I was really impressed with the number of on-demand cooking stations where the chefs would quickly whip up a dish that you want.
Essence has a seating capacity of 200 persons, serves buffet breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am daily, buffet lunch from 12.00 noon to 2.30pm on Mondays to Fridays, and buffet dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
The buffet dinner at Essence is priced at RM98++ per person (food only), and RM138++ per person with inclusion of free flow house wine.
There’s also the weekend hi-tea at Essence on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm.
Essence is located at
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: 03-2717 9900
For more info head over to http://www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com/essencerestaurant