Editor’s Note – November 2017
Shanghai Night at SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Had a great time at Shanghai Night at SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 4 November 2017 which was an event in partnership with Hennessy V.S.O.P featuring DJ sets by DJ Bluwie, DJane Geri and DJ Rowena. Guest Mixologist Andrew Tan was also at the bar for a guest shift, preparing bespoke Hennessy V.S.O.P. cocktails.
For many years, my birthday coincided with the big Hennessy Artistry HALO parties however as Hennessy Malaysia discontinued Hennessy Artistry in 2017, I decided that Shanghai Night at Skybar would be the perfect occasion to celebrate my birthday and celebrate we did with sexy female DJs, eye-catching dance performances, and lots of Hennessy V.S.O.P. while the girls also enjoyed the cocktails.
For more info on SkyBar, head over to http://www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/traders/dining/bars-lounges/sky-bar/
Photos by Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) using his hobby cam.
DJ Leng Yein at Skybar
The hot and sexy DJ Leng Yein raised the temperature at SkyBar, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 11 November 2017, with a pulsating set and sultry presence!
Photos by Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com).
Launch of La Cave, Bangsar Baru
Beatrice, Rying and I recently headed over to La Cave along Jalan Telawi 5 in Bangsar Baru recently for their official launch party. La Cave means the “The Cellar” in French and is an European wine bar in swanky Bangsar Baru where you can unwind and dine on food that pairs well with wine such as cheese platters to pate and cold cut platers and pizzas.
La Cave retails wines from 14 different countries as well as having Halal wines to provide diversity for the Malaysian market. Being importers as well, they have wines ranging from an entry-level RM50 bottle all the way up to RM400 onwards with 200 labels to choose from. At La Cave, you can enjoy a glass of fine wine, mug of imported beer or favourite spirit.
La Cave was the idea of two rugby mates, Donnie Maclary and Florian Paul Raymond. They both share a passion for quality wine and love of socialising. Naturally, they wanted to try and share these passions with everyone in Kuala Lumpur, as well as make quality wines accessible to more consumers.
Their mission is to source the very best of wines and spirits from around the world, both Old and New World, and to offer customers a wide selection of fine alcohols to choose from, previously unavailable in Asia. Walking through the doors, you will feel as if you are walking into a local wine bar in any European city.
FLORIAN PAUL RAYMOND is a Frenchman who was born into a family of winemakers (4th generation) from the Madiran region of Southwest France. With a Bachelor in Oenology and Viticulture with a specialisation in “organic and biodynamic” wines as well as another Bachelor from INSEEC, a prestigious wine business school in Bordeaux, France, in the business and marketing of wine and spirits, Florian has been in the wine business for as long as he can remember. Mentored by Alain Brumont, owner of Chateau Montus and Bouscasse, Florian advised, trained, sold and distributed wines in Vietnam for almost 2 years before relocating to Singapore where he worked for a premium Italian wine dispensing system, selling to an international clientele across Southeast Asia. Florian has imported and distributed wine for the past 5 years in Malaysia. A true wine connoisseur, he hopes to share his knowledge and experience of New World and Old World wines with Asia’s growing market of wine lovers.
Florian crossed the world being in France Madiran (first winemaking fortified wine with “Tannat”), Saint Chinian (Languedoc, thesis on organic and biodynamic wine), Morocco (thesis on the micro oxygenation on the grape ‘Syrah’) and in Australia (Connowarra) learn more about the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.
DONNIE EUGENE MACLARY is from the United States where he grew up on the beaches of Virgina. He has always had the spirit of an entrepreneur. In fact he has been working since the age of 12 starting his first business as a landscaper. In his teens he was an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard protecting the shores of Virgina. While in college he was a national level swimmer. Most of his adult life was spent served in the US Army. Where he has served in Iraq, Kuwait and Korea as Combat Medic and Operations Officer.
While getting his MBA he did a case study on Southeast Asia which was the first time he thought about heading to Malaysia. After thinking it over for more than a year he decided to get out of the Army and move to Malaysia with just a bag of clothes and three surfboards. Donnie was only in Malaysia not even a year before he felt Malaysia specifically Kuala Lumpur was home because of the easy accessibility of great beaches and surf breaks. Luckily, one of his co-workers was a ruby player because of it wasn’t for this him and Florian would have never met. After playing with a local rugby team Florian and Donnie found out that they shared a lot of the same passions especially for good wine and socialising. So they decided to invest in themselves and La Cave was made a reality.
- Kidia – Loncomilla Valley
- El Regresso – Mendoza
- Bodegas Ignacio Marin – Carinena
- Bodegas Arzuaga – Ribera del Duero
- Marques de Vargas – Rioja
- Bodegas Sers – Somontano
- Bodegas Arraez – Valencia
- Vicente Gandia – Spain
- Hoya de Cadenas – Utiel Requena
- Orgullo Wines – Tierra de Castilla
- Bodegas Nekeas – Navarra
- Vinos Divertidos – Cataluyad
- Cava Resso – Penedes
- Fiesta – Madiran
- Domaine de Séminaire – Cotes du Rhone
- Alain Geoffroy – Petit Chablis
- Domaine Bres – Languedoc
- Domaine Les Eminades – Saint Chinian
- Domaine de Chiroulet – Gascogne
- Domaine Bailly Reverdy – Sancerre
- Le Pas de la Dame – Malepere
- Domaine de Bellemare – Languedoc Vignobles de Pyrenaia – Jurancon
- BRIE DE MEAUX
- EMMENTAL DE LA VOGUE
- COMTE EXTRA
- BUCHE DE CHEVRE
- CROTIN DE CHEVRE
- TOMME DE SAVOIE
- FOURME D’AMBERT
- SAINT NECTAIRE
- BLUE STILTON
COLD CUT MEATS / PATES
- DRIED BEEF
- DUCK BREAST
- CHICKEN OLIVE PATE
- DUCK RILLETTES
- DUCK CONFIT TERRINE
- FOIE GRAS TERRINE
- DUCK MOUSE
- RABBIT TERRINE
La Cave is located at:
7, Jalan Telawi 5,
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone: +603-2201 1884