Christmas Dinner Reviews – December 2016

[Special Feature]

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Gobo Chit Chat – Level 5

Nicole, Pearl and I headed over to Gobo Chit Chat which is the hotel’s all day dining restaurant for a preview of their Christmas buffet dinner. Gobo Chit Chat features a wide selection of contemporary Western and Asian cuisines and even has a sushi bar.  It can seat 215 guests and is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The seafood at Gobo Chit Chat is very fresh and is refilled continuously while the sushi and sashimi bar has more than adequate varieties. The girls of course went crazy with all the desserts while I was more interested in the roasted and grilled meats section.

 

 

For this festive season, the restaurant has the following special festive buffet menus:

 

Christmas Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner on Saturday, 24 December

6:30pm to 11:00pm

RM149 nett per person

RM199 nett per person inclusive of free flow wine and bubbly

Early Bird: RM359 nett for two persons inclusive of free flow wine and bubbly.

 

Christmas Day Brunch on Sunday, 25 December

12:00pm to 3:30pm

RM118 nett per person

RM150 nett per person inclusive of free flow wine and bubbly

 

New Year’s Eve Seafood Dinner

Saturday, 31 December

6:30pm to 11:00pm

RM199 nett per person

RM299 nett per person inclusive of free flow wine and bubbly

Early Bird: RM399 nett for two persons inclusive of free flow wine and bubbly.

 

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill – Level 6

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill features grilled steaks, meats and fresh seafood with a great view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the surrounding areas. The lounge offers a beverage menu, with cocktails being the specialty, where you can have an aperitif before dinner or a digestif after. Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill seats 70 pax. The lounge is open daily from 10:00am to 1:00am, while the grill is open for lunch, Mondays to Fridays, from 12 noon to 2:30pm, and daily for dinner from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

 

Christmas Eve Dinner on Saturday, 24 December

6:00pm to 8:00pm (1st session)

RM289 nett per person for 3-course menu

 

8:30pm onwards (2nd session)

RM329 nett per person for 6-course menu

RM449 nett per person for 6-course menu + wine

 

Traditional Christmas Day Lunch  (Eat-All-You-Can with drinks) on Sunday, 25 December

12:00pm to 3:30pm

RM168 nett per person inclusive of free flow wine and bubbly

 

New Year’s Eve Dinner on Saturday, 31 December

6:00pm to 8:00pm (1st session)

RM346 nett per person for 3-course menu

 

8:30pm onwards (2nd session)

RM396 nett per person for 6-course menu

RM514 nett per person for 6-course menu + wine

 

New Year Eve Exclusive Dinner @ Gobo Upstairs Lounge on Saturday, 31 December from 8:30pm onwards

RM2,670 nett per couple for 6-course menu + wine + 1 bottle champagne for 2

 

SkyBar

SkyBar, located on Level 33 of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, offers a superb view of the KLCC fireworks on New Year’s Eve and is a great vantage point to enjoy the KL skyline.

 

Christmas Eve Party – SkyBar featuring DJ – Niza Minx on Saturday, 24 December

First Drink Charge – RM50nett

 

New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, 31 December 2016 with DJ Evo-K, Percussionist + DJ Chris B (Hed Kandi & MoS resident) and DJ Melissa Jo

7.00 pm to 3.00 am

 

Package 1 – level 34

Table for 2 persons

(non-cabana seating)

RM1, 500 nett inclusive of 2 bottles

 

Package 2 – Level 33

Table for 4 persons

(non-cabana seating)

RM1, 900 nett inclusive of 2 bottles

 

Package 3 – level 33

Table for 4 persons

(non-cabana seating with KLCC view)

RM2, 200 nett inclusive of 2 bottles

 

Package 4 – level 33

Table for 4 persons

(non-cabana seating near dance floor)

RM3, 100 nett inclusive of 5 bottles

 

Package 5 – level 33

Table for 6 persons

(cabana seating with KLCC view)

RM5, 300 nett inclusive of 5 bottles

 

Platinum Package

Table for 8 persons

(cabana seating with KLCC view)

RM5, 350 nett inclusive of 5 bottles

 

Walk-in cover charge – level 33

RM150 nett per person inclusive of 1 glass of drink

For reservations or more info, call (603) 2332 9818 or email thkl@tradershotels.com

 

Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Vivian and I headed over to TEMPTationS in Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel for the preview of their Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet which is priced at RM135nett per person on Christmas Eve and RM155 per person on New Year’s Eve. Look out for dishes from the East and West as well as local delights and seasonal specialties. Highlights of the buffet include the whole roasted turkey with stuffing and the accompanying trimmings as well as cranberry and giblet sauce, Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, Cod in mustard sauce, Chocolate Cherry Yule Log and a lot more. Vivian was pretty enthralled by the giant macaron tower while I headed for the sushi bar.

On Christmas and New Year’s Day, TEMPTationS Restaurant will be having an Asian and Western inspired Long Lunch Buffet which is priced at RM122nett per person. Highlights of the buffet include our Signature salmon rock salt with dill cream sauce and Roasted sirloin of beef with black pepper sauce & mustard at the carving station as well as a kid’s station offering Mini pizza, Mini burger, Spiral potatoes, Gingerbread man, assorted Christmas cookies and chocolate.

 

 

The hotel’s Japanese restaurant – Sagano has been reopened and they will be offering lunch and dinner buffets which are priced at RM126nett for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Dinner Buffet, and RM146nett per person for the New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet. Look out for Japanese fare ranging from delicious miso soup and crunchy tempura to fresh sashimi plus fresh oysters and prawns, Japanese noodles, sizzling Teppanyaki and lots more.

Vogue Café has also been reopened after a spell closed for renovation and is still the place to enjoy Western favorites and signature regional specials as well as seafood on ice. The buffet is priced at RM114nett person for the Lunch Buffet on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, while the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Dinner Buffets are priced at RM135nett per person.

You can also takeaway special gourmet yuletide fare prepared by the chefs at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Priced at RM120nett per kg (4 to 5 kg per bird), the Roasted whole turkey comes with Waldorf salad, choice of 2 sauces from Cranberry, Giblet, Honey mustard or Red wine and 4 trimmings as well as a Christmas stollen. These turkeys are available for order from 25 November 2015 onwards at the DeliCorner.

Ring in the New Year rings at the Concourse Area of the hotel’s Convention Center from 9.30pm onwards. Diners at any of Renaissance’s Restaurants on New Year’s Eve will receive complimentary entry to the party. For non-diners, the ticket is priced at RM125nett per person inclusive of a drink, party pack and a light midnight supper.

For restaurant reservations or for more info, call 03 2716 9388 or email rhi.kulrn.fb@renaissancehotels.com

Online reservations can be made at www.klrenaissance.com/dining

*All Buffets are at half price for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years.

 

Westin Kuala Lumpur

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Janet and I headed over to the Westin Kuala Lumpur on 9 December 2016 for their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Westin KL’s Christmas Tree stands at 16 feet high in front of the porte-cochère with a somewhat non-traditional design with dreamy pastel ornaments. The lighting ceremony was officiated by the General Manager, Mr Ko Van Den Hil and signified the commencement of the joyous festive celebrations at The Westin Kuala Lumpur.

 

Pretty Christmas decor in the hotel's lobby

Pretty Christmas decor in the hotel’s lobby

We headed to The Living Room to try out the Christmas buffet after the ceremony

We headed to The Living Room to try out the Christmas buffet after the ceremony

 

Glittery Rockefeller at The Living Room

The Living Room will feature a miniature Rockefeller Center at The Living Room with a New York inspired buffet showcasing signature New York street foods and snacks.

 

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
RM168nett per person (food only)
6.30pm – 10.30pm

 

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch
RM138nett per person (food only)
12.00pm – 4.00pm

 

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
RM168nett per person (food only)
6.30pm – 10.30pm

 

New Year’s Day Hi-Tea Buffet
RM128nett per person (food only)
12.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Gleaming Little Italy at Prego

Prego will feature a spread of Italian delicacies at Prego this festive season paired with free flow of Moët & Chandon champagne to go together with your meal!

 

Christmas Eve Bubbalicious Dinner
6.30pm – 10.30pm

 

Christmas Day Bubbalicious Brunch
11.30pm – 3.00pm

 

New Year’s Eve Bubbalicious Dinner
6.30pm – 11.00pm

 

Price:

RM178nett per person (food only)

Add RM100nett per person to enjoy free flow wine, beer, sparkling wines, soft drinks and juices

Add RM200nett per person to enjoy free flow Moët & Chandon Champagne, wine, beer, sparkling wines, soft drinks and juices

 

Charming China Town at Five Sen5es

Five Sen5es Chinese restaurant will feature an array of freshly prepared dim sum and authentic Cantonese delights.

 

Christmas Eve – China Town Street Food Buffet

RM158nett per person

 

Christmas Day – Dim Sum Brunch
RM128nett per person

 

New Year’s Eve – Hearty Hot Pot
RM168nett per person

 

New Year’s Day – Dim Sum Brunch
RM128nett per person

 

Latin Indulgence at Qba Bar & Grill

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Jessica and I headed over to Qba Bar & Grill at The Westin Kuala Lumpur for a preview of their Christmas and NYE all-you-can-eat Brazilian Churrascaria buffet spread that comes with a selection of grilled meat and seafood. Qba has been a Spanish/ Latin food and entertainment mainstay located in the heart of vivacious Bukit Bintang for many years and for this Christmas and NYE goes Brazilian in traditional Churrasco fashion, within a charming Havana architecture, pre-Castro nostalgic interior and complementing live Latin rhythms.

The Churrascaria buffet spread features selection of beautifully grilled premium cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, sausages and seafood such as snapper, sea bass, prawn, and scallop. The meat cuts and seafood are pre-marinated with traditional Latin herbs that impart tangy, fresh and garlicky flavours.

Chef de Cuisine of Qba, Chef Najmuddin added numerous festive dishes to complement the carnivorous feast such as the Forbidden Black Rice Salad with sea salt, garlic, coriander, mango and mint, Sopa de Camarão (coconut shrimp soup), Picada Kebab de Cordero (minced lamb kebab) and Black Cigar, a dessert with 64% chocolate hazelnut rice crispy, raspberry pearl and elderflower sherbet.

Waiters come around your table with the skewered meats, and would serve slice the meat onto your diner’s plate. Honestly this was pretty much heaven for a meat lover like myself, while Jessica really enjoyed the seafood. Like your red meats medium rare like me? Well just ask the waiter to cut you a more pinkish piece! Prefer something a little more cooked? Get them to cut you a piece on the outer layer which will have more doneness.

There are also soups and salads and side dishes like plaintain and beetroot chips, buttered corn on the cob, breads, creamy mashed potatoes, black bean stew, ceviche and many more to accompany your meats.

 

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I really really enjoyed the grilled meats which were tender and flavourful!

Carved right at your table!

Carved right at your table!

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Sweet and juicy grilled pineapple to refresh your palate

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Roast turkey especially for Christmas and NYE

Roast turkey especially for Christmas and NYE

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Scallops anyone?

Grilled squid anyone?

Plump and juicy scallops!

Plump and juicy scallops!

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A coconut and pineapple dessert that is the house specialty!

End your dinner with a "cigar". Black Cigar - a dessert with 64% chocolate hazelnut rice crispy, raspberry pearl and elderflower sherbet

End your dinner with a “cigar”. Black Cigar – a dessert with 64% chocolate hazelnut rice crispy, raspberry pearl and elderflower sherbet

Presents for us!

Presents for us!

 

The Brazilian Churrascaria menu will be available for:

Christmas Eve Brazilian Churrascaria Buffet

6.30pm – 10.30pm

New Year’s Eve Brazilian Churrascaria Buffet

6.30pm – 11.00pm

Price: RM168nett per person (food only)

 

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Promotions and discounts at The Westin KL:

·       Receive additional 5% discount on food only for reservations made for the above promotions before 20th December 2016

·       SPG members enjoy 20% discount on food only up to 10 persons

·       Beyond Dining members enjoy 20% discount on food only up to 10 persons

·       Dining guests receive 15% discount on room’s best available rates for bookings on 24th, 25th, 31st December 2016 and 1st January 2017.

·       Staying guests receive 20% discount on dining (food only) on 24th, 25th, 31st December 2016 and 1st January 2017.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 

The Kids Get More

Westin will create an exclusive children’s playground on Christmas Day allowing adults to indulge stress-free. Young guests enjoy complimentary access to our Kid’s Playground with supervised games and fun activities.

Children 4 years and below dine for free

Children aged 5 to 12 years old receive 50% off

 

To make a booking or for more info, call Westin Dining at 03 2773 8338 or visit www.westindining.com.my

 

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