It’s Raining Chefs this October! The official slogan for year 2011 Gourmet Festival. This is the second year where I get involve in this event. Tonight I was invited to attend for the Gala Launch as a media by Asia Reach Events. A big thanks to them and the event was grand and well managed.
Chefs of KL Hilton Cam whoring with Chef Wan
The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) will be held over 31 days from 1st – 31st October 2011 with 28 of the country’s very best restaurants taking part. The gala launch were held at Sunway Resorts & Spa’s Grand Ball room. The whole ball room were decorated with lots of electric candle lights.
The chef’s picture also were hang on the roof to illustrate raining chefs which I find pretty creative. It was as if the chef were floating around.
Into its 11th consecutive year, MIGF is a month-long fine dining festival that draws visitors from all over the globe to taste and appreciate the international standard of cuisines available in Malaysia and the expertise of the country’s top resident chefs.
“It’s Raining Chefs!” is the theme for this year’s Festival – a deliberately lighthearted tagline aimed at giving the Festival universal appeal. “Malaysia is a relaxed and friendly food destination,” says Dato’ Steve Day, the Festival’s Organising Chairman. “Fine dining here is not only about serving the best cuisines and having top-notch service standards – it’s about having fun too!”
MIGF is an integral part of Tourism Malaysia’s “Fabulous Food 1Malaysia” initiative – a strategy aimed at promoting the country’s unique food capabilities to the world.
If you love fine dining, Malaysia is the place to be this October. Throughout the month, the country’s leading restaurants will serve up their own individually created special Festival Menus. All come at special prices to encourage diners to taste as many of these fantastic foods as they can.
Guest were greeted with free flow Kronenbourg French Beers before entering the Grand Ballroom.
Foodies everywhere can make a date with Festival restaurants to enjoy these once-in-a-year signature menus which are served with or without specially-paired wines.
A host of top-class restaurants and hotels are involved, with their Master Chefs all trying to outdo each other in creating their own special menus for the occasion. Alongside the Festival Menus, each restaurant and hotel boasts deals on everything from cigars and wines to accommodation and breakfast packages, with most offering a special gift on arrival and even a birthday cake if you celebrate your special day during the Festival!
Year after year, regular festival goers wait in anticipation to see what each Festival Master Chef will create in terms of exciting new signature dishes and masterpieces – a process that has seen the variety of cuisines and culinary creativity exceed all expectations since the Festival began in 2001. In the time since then, Malaysia’s fine dining industry has grown from a virtually zero base to the vibrant fine dining scene we see today.
Overseas visitors can also enjoy special MIGF Gourmet Tours accommodation and dining packages which are fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. The tour packages offer good-value accommodation and dining with extended stay options, which will take participants to select locations outside of Kuala Lumpur. The Gourmet Tours Malaysia package offers will be available not just during the Festival month but all year round too. Many of the special Festival offers will still apply beyond the Festival period too, and value-added options such as health screenings, cooking classes, spa and wellness, and golf are among the extras available in these appealing and attractively priced Gourmet Tours.