Guest Chef Jimmy De Almeida at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

[Hotel Happenings & Special Event]


Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill will be hosting French Chef de cuisine Jimmy De Almeida from 8 to 15 May 2017.  Jimmy is currently a Chef at Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

Jimmy was born in the French Alps, and grew up in middle of the mountain in ‘’Annecy’’. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent most of his time with nature during his childhood. At 15 years old he enrolled in the culinary school of ‘’Thonons-les-bains’ where he trained for two years and graduated with an upper diploma in the second culinary school, ‘’CFA de groisy’’. After traveling through the Caribbean, he worked at ‘’Cheval blanc St barth isle de france’’ hotel, and America. He then joined the ‘’Alain Ducasse’’ group in 2012 in south of France, a one Michelin starred restaurant which serves garden and local cuisines. He later joined the ‘’Alain Ducasse at LE LOUIS XV’’ in Monte-Carlo, a three Michelin starred restaurant in Monaco for two years. That was where he learnt precision and focus on the taste by using the best products. After that he moved to The Dorchester collection hotel in Geneva, ‘’Le Richemond’’ as a Sous-Chef, for two years, also learning a lot about pastry and chocolate desserts.

He joined Shangri-la Abu Dhabi as a Chef de Cuisine in 2016 and he is now a French chef focusing on traditional fine dining, inspired by middle-eastern tastes, as he continues to use vegetables and fresh products. His cooking styles are inspired by the Mediterranean because of his love for French Riviera, delivering cuisines which are light on taste yet delicious. 



Chef Jimmy is at Gobo Upstairs Lounge and Grill from 8 May to 15 May 2017.  He will be preparing his Signature Veal rack stewed in carrot juice, baby carrots and glazed turnips, Sea bass, beetroot, roasted fennel and kumquat, Line Caught Sea Bass from “Concarneau” Bay Slow Cooked, Baby Beetroot and Fennel, Citrus Vinaigrette, to name a few.

Menus will range from a 2-course, 4-course and 6 course wine menu.  An ala carte menu of his dishes will also be available.

Details as follows:-

•       Lunch set: 2 course RM 79 nett / 3 course menu RM 89 nett – Daily from 8 to 15 May 2017

•       Dinner : Ala Carte Menu – Daily from 8 to 14 May 2017

•       Wine Dinner: 6 course RM 350 nett per person – Monday, 15 May 2017

•       Cooking class followed by lunch and wine pouring RM 200 nett per person – Saturday, 13 May 2017


Here’s a look at the offerings:




Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill seats 70 persons and is strategically located in Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, right next to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and within the Golden Triangle. 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.

For reservations, telephone (60 3) 2332 9910 or e-mail


Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill is located on the 6th floor of:

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre,

50088 Kuala Lumpur,



Hotel’s Telephone: 603-23329888



A photo with Chef de cuisine Jimmy De Almeida. Thanks for having us!


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