Editor's Note

Editor’s Note – December 2018

[Editor’s Note]

A La Carte Buffet Dinner at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel

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Being quite a conservationist and environmentalist, I really hate wastage. Hotel especially have a huge amount of waste generated by the leftovers from buffets as not many are willing to donate the leftovers to orphanages/ shelters for fear of it being contaminated and thus adversely affecting the reputation of the hotel.

Therefore I’m really happy when I heard that the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has come up with a brand new a la carte buffet concept in line with their value to minimise food wastage.

Instead of chafers, food pans and pots containing a large amount of food in the buffet line, there are display portions of the various dishes available and you simply need to pin your table number to the corresponding dish that you’d like to savour. The chefs then whip up your order and it is promptly delivered straight from the kitchen ensuring your soup is piping hot, protein fresh from the grill and mains fresh from the kitchen top!

With over 60 international and Asian delights available, there’s really a lot to choose from. Look out for the special Indian corner which is led by Indian food specialist chef Makhan Singh from New Delhi, and the French corner by Executive Chef, Laurent Lherisson who hails from the small town of Nice in France.

Chef Makhan pays attention to the finer details to bring out the best in Indian cooking with a focus on core Indian spices. Some of his notable dishes are his freshly made chicken tandoori, naan and poppadum with mint chutney, briyani rice, butter chicken masala, palak paneer, lamb kebab and more.

There’s also an array of western favourites from Chef Laurent and enjoy our garlic prawn, rib eye steak with mushroom and truffle sauce, duck confit on braised red cabbage and apple, seared slipper lobster, beef stew with Dijon mustard, mussel “Mariniere” with french fries and more.

Clip & Eat is available every Sunday to Thursday between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm at The Mill Café, Level 1 of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. Priced at RM 128.00 nett per person, reservations or enquiries can be made at +60 3 2117 4163 or mill@millenniumhotels.com.

 

My partner in crime for the night!
Take a walk along the buffet line and pin your table number to the dishes that you want to eat
Ribeye – I requested mine medium rare and they cooked it to a nice pink medium rare!
Vivian couldn’t get enough of the mussels in tomato!
I actually liked the potato au gratin!
You can order as many plates of fresh oysters as you want! But please don’t be greedy!

The food arrived in just a few minutes!
Girls and desserts…

Thanks for having us!

 


 

Very Affordable Set Lunch at La Cave Bangsar Baru

Mikasa with Florian who’s one of the owners of La Cave

 

Mikasa and I recently headed over to La Cave (translated to English as “The Cave”) in the bustling Telawi area in Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur to try out the La Cave Express Set Lunch Menu. The set lunch comes with free coffee, tea, ice lemon tea, coke or sprite or you can top up RM5 for a glass of house wine.

The whole idea behind this very affordable set lunch is to provide working people around the Bangsar area a decent place to have lunch with air conditioning, good ambience and good vibe included.

The La Cave Express Set Lunch Menu is available everyday except Mondays and weekends, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

 

Pot Oufev Beef with home made mash potatoes and hearty salad – RM29.90

Really tender and flavourful slow-cooked beef accompanied with mash potatoes and a side salad. Good for those who like a very hearty lunch! My suggestion is to top up RM5.00 and have a nice glass of house red wine to go with this!

 

Rosemary Lemon Roast Chicken with roasted potatoes and hearty salad – RM19.90

The chicken was really juicy and well seasoned! Yet another very hearty and tasty dish without breaking the bank!

 

La Cave Chicken Rice with curry – RM9.90

Simple and straightforward dish of curry chicken with rice!

 

We also tried some desserts (which are NOT part of the set lunch menu) after lunch and this very rich chocolate pudding is simply heavenly!

 

La Cave is located at:

7, Jalan Telawi 5,

Bangsar Baru,

59100 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Telephone: +603-2201 1884

Website: https://www.lacavekl.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WineBarKL/

 

Thanks for having us!

 


 

Lunch at Tapas Bar, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

 

Recently tried out the Tapas Bar in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur which is located up in the Dining Loft which has a bunch of mostly non-halal restaurants. I’ve been wanting to try the Tapas Bar ever since I spotted it during one of my recent trips to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur where I had happy hour at Pigs & Wolf located at the Dining Loft which has some really awesome happy hour deals for drinks!

Now as I do get to enjoy rather premium dining on quite a regular basis thanks to my work, I prefer not to spend too much money on dining and thus I use some food apps to get some very good deals when dining outside (yes yes I know I’m quite frugal!).

 

Pan Contomate – Homemade Bread with Tomato – RM15
Souppa Castellana – Housemade Spanish soup with panchetta – RM19.00
Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish Omelette – RM19.00
Iberico Pork Skewers – incredibly good! Currently a special item of the month however I’m really hoping that they will put this one on the regular menu.
Squid stuffed with pork! Also very delicious!
Churros con Chocolate – Traditional churros with hot chocolate – RM20 – Wonderful and crispy with a lovely dark chocolate dipping sauce! A must have at any authentic Spanish restaurant!

 


 

How About Some Togetherness and Harmony Among Malaysians?

Lately there’s so much racial/ religious hatred and division drummed up by extremist parties that it really breaks my heart. For 10 years, I fought against corruption and abuse of power in my beloved country, while more and more of my friends gave up and left for greener pastures in the West.

It is indeed saddening to see citizens fall for these types of negative rhetoric, designed to pit Malaysians against Malaysians in a desperate attempt to distract from the pertinent issues like corruption and accountability.

This holiday season, let’s remember that we all are brothers and sisters in the same ship so let’s not cut off our nose to spite our face. Civil war would only destroy the entire country and no one wins. Only by working together, and embracing our diversity as our strength can we move forward and prosper as one nation.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all those celebrating Christmas a very Merry Christmas and to everyone else – Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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