[MIGF 2015 Special Review]
Joyce and I headed over to Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel for my very first Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2015 (MIGF) dinner which at the hotel’s Dynasty Chinese Restaurant was a specially crafted 4-course Festival Menu.
Dynasty Restaurant has been with MIGF since it began 15 years ago, however the restaurant has managed to keep things fresh year on year. This year’s MIGF menu was very different from the one I had last year.
This year, Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin added a little individualistic Western influence into the festival dishes.
MIGF 2015 Festival Menu at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
A very very pretty dish with the colourful edible (although I didn’t try to eat them) flowers adorning the dish which contained the Chilean scallop in a garlic sauce, and slices of abalone in a salad with slices of salmon. The black sesame shrimp bundle was crispy and delicious and added some contrast in textures to the dish.
This dish is paired with Carmen Classic Sauvignon Blanc which lends its dry flavours to complement the seafood.
Essentially a pumpkin soup made in Chinese style. The lobster meat, scallops and sea cucumber made this feel like a very extravagant dish indeed! The broth had a nice balance of sweet and savoury flavours and it was so tasty that we didn’t leave a single drop of it in the bowl.
The crispy sucking skin was undoubtedly the star of this dish and I secretly wished for a few more pieces! The cod was fresh and went well with the pepper fondue which was like a pepper sauce. Not too spicy but the peppery taste is there. The addition of veges on the plate which included beetroot made this a colourful and attractive dish.
Three (3) types of noodles in a deliciously sweet seafood broth with pieces of crab meat floating in it and topped with a large shrimp! This is a decadent version of a rustic Chinese dish.
The main courses were paired with the Woodbridge Merlot which went wonderfully with the suckling pig skin.
Girls love this one for the addition of the bird’s nest on top of the really refreshing dragon fruit ice cream. The pandan layer cake was fragrant and went well with the other components on the plate but the most interesting one was the almond crisp on the top which was so good I suggested that the restaurant box them up and sell them to customers. I would certainly buy it to have with my morning coffee! The berries on the side lent their acidity to cut through the richness of the pandan cake. A very pretty dessert indeed!
The Festival Menu is priced at RM228.00nett per person (without Wine) and RM278.00nett per person (with Wine) as well as RM188.00nett for a light Festival Menu without wines consisting of appetizers, soup, choice of one (1) main and dessert.
Festival diners will also enjoy a host of privileges such as:-
- 20% discount on selected Wines and Champagne
- 20% discount on any Beverages with the Festival Menu
- 15% discount on selected cigars with the Festival Menu
- Book more than 6 seats and enjoy 25% discount on the Festival Menu
Dynasty Restaurant has a seating capacity of 168 and has three (3) private dining rooms named Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity, capable of fitting 12 pax and can opened up to create one large room. Decor wise, the restaurant is rich in Chinese heritage, from the luminous lantern shaped fixtures to the warm wooden panelling, fine bone china on round tables, to the red feature wall which showcases blue porcelain vases.
Dynasty Chinese Restaurant is located at:
First Floor, East Wing,
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Opening hours: Daily for lunch from 12.00noon to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dim Sum breakfast is served from 9.00am to 2.30pm on Sundays and Public Holidays (dinner hours are as usual).
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