Taste Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2018 Gala Night
[Food & Beverage]
We recently attended the gala night of Taste MIGF on 31 August 2018 which kicked off the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) 2018. MIGF is an opportunity for (ordinary/ non-wealthy) Malaysian foodies to try some gourmet and gastronomical journeys at some of the top restaurants in town, at special festival prices which makes it more affordable, yet showcases the best of what the chef has to offer. The festival which runs from 1 to 30 September 2018, will see some of Malaysia’s notable dining venues will serve special Festival Menus at special Festival prices as well as a host of Festival Offers that elevate each dining experience.
MIGF is really something that I look forward to as a foodie, and I’ve had the honour of being hosted by some of the top restaurants in Kuala Lumpur in the past like Maison Francaise, Savini Ristorante Italiano, Senja at The Club Saujana, Soleil, and many more which you can read here – https://timchew.net/?s=migf
Taste MIGF – the event which kicks off the month-long MIGF, was a great opportunity to sample the various offerings by all the festival restaurants at one place. It’s like a posh and premium food fair, which gives you an idea of the menus at the participating festival restaurants which you can then visit at a later date.
The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Muhibah Chefs – Good Food Brings Us Together’ and features cuisines from around the world including Malaysian, French, Sri Lankan, Korean, Cantonese, Italian, South Asian, Western, Asian Fusion and many more.
Arriving early, we entered the Theatre of Cuisines (where bite sized portions of food are on offer from the specially created Festival Menus) to do a round of judging before the event opened to the guests. As usual, the taste portions were designed to be big enough to satisfy but small enough to allow space for as many dishes as possible.
Here are some of the highlights:
Chef Giuseppe Lioce of Nero Nero (DC Mall) making the Cavatelli (mini shell pasta) according to his grandmother’s recipe.
Below are more of the dishes in the Theatre of Cuisines and by this time I was rushing like crazy hence the drop in quality.
Apart from the Theatre of Cuisines, there were also other exhibits and booths to visit.
Epicure International Gourmet Village
The Epicure International Gourmet Village had various booths where gourmet food and beverage vendors were selling various food products – from fine wines to exquisite cheeses, as well as delicacies from around the world.
The LuxuryPlus Showcase featured exhibits by the Macao Government Tourism Office, Nulnu Lifestyle and Sunsuria Berhad.
Taste Of Malaysia
Making its debut at Taste MIGF 2018, Taste of Malaysia featured food from around the nation, and we got to taste Malaysian delicacies from each state, including indigenous creations from tribal communities.
For more info, head over to www.migf.com or www.tastemigf.com
All the photos above with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro watermark were shot with my Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
The rear cameras are a 20 MP Monochrome + 12 MP RGB, with f/1.6 aperture, OIS (Optical image stablization), BSI CMOS. Dual-LED flash. PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth auto focus, 2x Hybrid Zoom.
I did make minor edits to the photos using the stock apps (that came with the phone) to adjust the lighting, white balance, and to crop the photos. It was quite a challenge taking so many photos of the sampling portions at so many booths (there were 27 restaurants this year!), especially when there were other judges also sampling the food, and later when the guests joined us judges in the hall. Hence as you might have noticed, some of the photos were rather rushed and thus weren’t quite as good as those where I took my time.
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