[Valentine’s Day Special Review]
This year, the Westin Kuala Lumpur will be having a luxurious 5-course intimate dinner at Prego which is the hotel’s Italian restaurant. Chef Vincenzo Sirna has prepared some delicate Italian specialties for the romantic occasion – from an elaborate antipasto to a shared hearty main course and a luscious sweet ending.
For this special occasion, I ordered some roses in advance and collected them before I headed over to The Westin for the dinner. Now who says I’m not the romantic type? Well a lovely bouquet of roses always works to get your partner in the right mood no matter how bad a day they had.
Anyway on to the dinner.
Antipasto – Appetizer
Zuppa di Pomodorini di Pachino Arrosto con Gambero Rosso di Mazzara del Vallo e Olio al Basilico
Sicilian Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Soup with
Crispy ‘Mazzara del Vallo’ Red Prawn and Basil Emulsion
Think this has got to be the best tomato soup that I’ve ever eaten! Chef Vincenzo said that he got specially imported cherry tomatoes from Sicily for this. No wonder it tasted so good. The prawn was beautifully cooked and really crispy on the outside. In fact, so crispy that I just ate the skin along with the juicy meat inside. The soup also acted as a lovely “sauce” for the prawn.
Ravioli al Nero di Seppia con Dentice e Burrata, Salsa Aurora, Porro Croccante e Caviale
Home Made Squid Ink Ravioli stuffed with Australian Red Snapper and
Italian Burrata Cheese, Aurora Sauce, Dehydrated Leek and Caviar
Oh my! A pasta topped with caviar? Marvellous! I could really taste the burrata cheese when biting into the ravioli which is great for a cheese lover like myself. Lovely creamy raviolis balanced out with the savouriness of the caviar with some piquancy coming from the cream-based tomato “aurora” sauce. This portion is meant to be shared and trust me – if you finished this on your own you’d be too full for the mains.
Secondo – Main Course
Aragosta Gratinata con Salsa ai Funghi Porcini
Boston Lobster Gratin with Fresh Italian Herbs, Porcini Mushrooms Sauce
Guancia di Manzo Brasata
Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek
Carciofi Saltati, Purea di Patate al Tartufo, Verza Rossa, Perle di Pera Glassate
Sautee Artichokes, Truffle Scented Red Desire Potato Mash, Braised Red Cabbage, Glazed Pear Pearls
Lobster! Lovely lobster smothered in cheese! Don’t forget to break apart the pincer as there’s also lovely meat inside it (and don’t worry, the chef has already cracked the pincer for you). My partner in crime commented how fresh the lobster was and Chef Vincenzo later said that he got the lobster just that morning. I also loved the slow-cooked beef cheek which was so tender it fell apart in the mouth without much chewing. Also worth mentioning is the velvety smooth truffle mashed potatoes! This dish, like the pasta before, is meant for sharing which is totally fine with me because my partner and I normally share most of our dishes anyway (but I gave her most of the lobster anyway and guys, be a gentleman and give the best parts of a sharing dish to your partner ok!).
Dolce – Dessert
Semifreddo al Cioccolato Bianco, Gelatina al Profumo di Magnolia
e Confettura di Ciliegia della Cina
Semi Frozen White Chocolate Cream, Osmanthus Jelly & Lychee Compote
A pretty little not too sweet but rather creamy dessert to end the meal. I liked how the restaurant decided to make this a fusion dessert with Eastern and Western ingredients.
This special Valentine’s Day dinner at Prego is priced at RM298.00 nett per person (food only).
If you prefer to do brunch (as Monday is a working day) you might want to try out the Pink Bubbalicious Brunch also at Prego.
Pink BUBBaLICIOUS Brunch
Start your Valentine’s Day from a lovey-dovey Pink BUBBaLICIOUS brunch and relinquish in epicurean delights with free flow Moet & Chandon champagne.
Price: RM365 nett per person inclusive of free flow of Moët & Chandon champagne, red wine, white wine, draught beer, soft drinks and chilled juices
RM265 nett per person inclusive of free flow of red wine, white wine, draught beer, soft drinks and chilled juices
RM165 nett per person – food only
Apart from the special offerings at Prego, there’s also a hearty Brazilian Rodizio Grill Dinner at Qba, and a special Valentine’s Day buffet dinner at The Living Room. The hotel will also be having a special Valentine’s Day room package for the Valentine’s Day weekend.
Qba Bar & Grill
A different Valentine’s Day celebration awaits you at Qba with an all-you-can-eat Brazilian Rodizio Grill dinner with starters and side dishes, grilled premium cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, sausages and seafood speared on large skewers served to the couples’ table.
Price: RM190 nett per person (food only)
…to begin with…
arroz branco – brazilian white rice
feijoada – authentic brazilian black bean stew and farofa
assado – brazilian beef brisket, potato, onions, carrots and celery
estrogonofe de frango – chicken stroganoff
plantain – banana chips
pure de batata – creamy mashed potato
salada de casa – house salad, heart of palm tossed with mixed greens and passion fruit dressing
salada com carne – steak salad, arugula, onions, house dressing
shrimp ceviche – shrimp with bell peppers, onions, cucumber orange and lime juice
salada caesar – caesar salad with brazilian croutons
ovo de codorna – marinated quail eggs
salada de frango – chicken salad
salada de frutas – fruit salad with house vinaigrette
roasted tomato, cucumber, corn kernel, palm heart, artichoke heart, roasted peppers
bourquerone anchovies, marinated olives
sopa de feijao preto – black bean soup, cumin, garlic, beef bacon and garlic cream
moquequinha de caranguejo – crab meat soup
cajun spice bread, dips
…brazilian rodizio – from the grill…
Grilled quality cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, sausages and seafood
speared on large skewer and served to your table.
rump cap / sirloin – cap a lean, juicy cut of beef with a mild, tangy and garlicky flavor
6-hour slow roasted beef ribs with homemade spice paste with homemade “barbie” sauce
cordeiro com pebre
boneless lamb leg roasted with a homemade chilean cilantro rub with fresh garden taste
Chicken thigh wrapped with turkey bacon full of rich smoky flavour
marinated with lemon, garlic, spices
“PIRI-PIRI” CHICKEN WING
skewered tender juicy pieces of chicken wing soaked in homemade piri-piri
and glazed with lemon, herb and chile sauce as it comes off the grill
CORAÇÃO DE FRANGO TEMPERADO
Grilled chicken heart is one of brazil’s favorite “churrasco” appetizers and were traditionally
found gracing in the first “churrascarias” in southern brazil.
chicken hearts, though different in texture, are very flavorful
FISH & SEAFOOD
our fish and seafood selection – snapper, seabass, prawn, scallop
spicy lamb sausage
grilled medley vegetables with parmesan cheese
red chimichurri, homemade “barbie” sauce, homemade piri piri sauce and brazilian pepper sauce
mango and passion fruit sorbet sphere
micro pistachio sponge and berries, yoghurt foam
cinnamon churros, pepper hot chocolate
sweet heart praline
The Living Room
Celebrate Valentines with an exquisite You Make Me Smile… Valentine’s Dinner Buffet featuring a wide variety of fresh seafood, a Japanese bar with sushi and sashimi, a carvery station with Slow-Roasted Prime Ribs and an elaborated dessert station with Pink Chocolate Fountain.
Price: RM168 nett per person (food only)
Valentine’s Room Package
Relax and Rekindle Valentine’s Weekend
Receive complimentary in-room breakfasts for 2 persons in the luxurious Deluxe room at RM499 nett per room per night for check-ins on 13th or 14th of February 2016.
PINK BUBBaLICIOUS Stay Package
Plan a bubbly Valentine’s weekend in The Westin with a Pink BUBBaLICIOUS Brunch (Moët & Chandon champagne package) on the 14th of February 2016 and a romantic stay in the Deluxe room for 2 persons. Check in on 13th or 14th February 2016 for only RM995nett.
SPG members are entitled to 15% discount on the above restaurant promotions for food only
Beyond Dining members are entitled to 20% discount on the above restaurant promotions for food only
Children 4 years and below dine for free
Children aged 5 to 12 years receive 50% off
Prego is located at:
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone: +603 2773 8338
For more info on the hotel, head over to http://www.thewestinkualalumpur.com/