Hats Off to the Starwood group for bringing 3 amazing chefs to our KL shores this week…
If you’ve ever wondered why, famous Chefs of Michelin restaurants from around the globe, who visit KL are few and far between, I have good news for you.
For 5 days in May (from 8 to 12 May 2013), “Hats Off”, the event brought to you by The Starwood group, will see not 1, or 2.. but THREE international acclaimed Michelin-star chefs, Jeremy Biasiol, Serge Dansereau and Alvin Leung, take to the kitchens of the Westin Kuala Lumpur, to cook up a storm for guests.
“Hats Off” is priced at RM348++ per person (inclusive of wines) and at RM298++ per person (excluding alcoholic beverages), with specially designed 5-course set menus, and is only available for dinner at the above mentioned restaurants. Members with the SPG card will enjoy 10% discount at the restaurant.
Jeremy Biasol of 1 Michelin-star Mirror Restaurant in HK
Currently the most buzzed about chef and restaurant in Hong Kong, Jeremy Biasol’s 1 Michelin Star Mirror Restaurant was awarded Asia’s top 300 best restaurant by the Miele Guide 2012. On 8 and 9 May, local food enthusiasts will get to sample Jeremy’s Michelin-star cuisine through a specially-crafted set menu at Qba, the popular Latin grill and bar venue. Some of the dishes to look forward to are Crab jelly with cauliflower sauce, caviar and crab roes; Beef tenderloin Rossini, perigueux sauce with potatoes cromesquis black truffles and Half Maine lobster with eggplant, lobster and comte cheese sauce.
Serge Dansereau of The Bather’s Pavilion in Australia
Featured as the iconic chef in 2012 MasterChef Australia, the renowned Serge Dansereau is the owner of The Bathers’ Pavilion in Balmoral Beach, Sydney, Australia. Apart from being a chef at heart, Serge has written 6 books, with the most recent “Summer Food” released in November 2011. Join Serge, as he takes over the award-winning Prego Italian restaurant on 11 and 12 May, with simply divine creations such as Galantine of quail, foie gras and leek ash confit leg, verjuice jelly and mizuna; Kombu-baked ocean trout with black salsify baby gold beetroot, dried oyster, woodland sorrel and Duck magret with confit peach, pistachio cream witlof, crisp tongue and kimchi sauce.
Alvin Leung of 2-Michelin star Bo Innovation in HK
To tease your Oriental palette, Alvin Leung will lead the kitchen brigade over at Five Sen5es, on 11 and 12 May. Renowned for his unique ‘X-treme Chinese’ cuisine, Alvin Leung takes traditional Chinese recipes and blends them with modern ingredients and cooking techniques. Give in to culinary temptations like Scallop in Shanghainese “jolo” sauce, crispy woba and peas foam; Organic Chicken served with 7-years aged Acquerello rice, yellow chicken stock, wooden fungus with sand ginger chicken jus and Cherry tomato baked in Chinese filo with fermented Chinese olives “lam kok” and tomato marshmallow with green oil. His restaurant Bo Innovation in Hong Kong is the only independent restaurant to win two Michelin Stars by the coveted Michelin guide.
Also there is an added bonus. On the 10 May 2013, the Hats Off Gala Dinner will see the 3 Celebrity Chefs work alongside Starwood Kuala Lumpur’s own chefs.. all of whom are familiar to most foodies in KL – Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur’s Executive Chef Antoine Rodriguez, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur’s Executive Chef, Rajesh Kanna and The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s Executive Sous Chef, Fahdrul Abd. Malek.
Each of the chefs will present 2 canapés and one course. Diners will view live, how these delectable dishes are prepared by the master chefs via a special live feed from the kitchens. Complementing the spectacular cuisine that evening will be a wide range of exquisite wines available from many renowned wineries like M. Chapoutier, Paul Bouchard, Banfi, Torres, De Bortoli, Pascal Jolibvet and more.
This gala dinne will be held at the Westin Grand Ballroom – diners will savour signature canapés and cocktails before embarking on a gastronomic journey of a 6-course set menu, paired with a wide range of exquisite wines. This gala dinner is priced at RM448++ per person, inclusive of wines and champagne or RM388++ per person, exclusive of alcoholic beverages. SPG Restaurants & Bars members receive 10% discount.
The excitement does not end there. For those who love cooking, here’s your chance to pick up a tip or two from these chefs, while they are in town. Simply sign up for any of the 2 Master classes, to be presented by Alvin Leung at Five Sen5es or Serge Dansereau at Prego.
Date : 11 May 2013
Time : 3 pm to 5 pm
Venue : Five Sen5es and Prego
Price : RM188++ per person per class
Limited to 20 persons per session, advance reservations is a must.
For more information or to make reservation, visit www.thewestinkualalumpur.com or call +60 3 2731 8333 or email [email protected]