TASTE MIGF, the spectacular preview event for the MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL (MIGF) RETURNS THIS 26th, 27th & 28th September

The spectacular preview event for the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, TasteMIGF, will take place from the 26th to 28th of September 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.

For one fabulous gastronomic weekend, food lovers can get a tasting preview of the Festival by partaking in a Super Gourmet Safari exchanging Gourmet Dollars for bite sized samples from all the Festival restaurants as they gather in one specially created location – The Theatre of Cuisines.

They can also shop at the Epicure Gourmet Village and attend Master Chefs’ cooking classes and enjoy wine appreciation talks and other culinary happenings.

A new inclusion this year is the LuxuryPlus Showcase which will display high end properties and investment opportunities among others and provide those present with the opportunity to hear from the industry’s best.

Go on a Super Gourmet Safari at the Theatre of Cuisines

In the specially created “Theatre of Cuisines”, where the Festival restaurants are showcased, visitors can buy “Gourmet Dollars” and enjoy a “Super Gourmet Safari” sampling creations from Malaysia’s leading chefs as they serve up tasting portions from their Festival Menus. These special portions are big enough to exhibit the creativity of the Festival chefs but small enough to allow tasting as many dishes from as many restaurants as possible. Live music and cooking demonstrations take place, providing a fiesta-like atmosphere for all visitors.

The Theatre of Cuisines will open to the public for a fabulous gourmet weekend from 11.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.

Cooking With Attitude at Lai Po Heen & Mandarin Grill MIGF 2013 Menu at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The month of October is a month filled with gourmets and booze for all Malaysians. This month we have 2 big events where the whole month are celebrating the beer month Octoberfest and also the MIGF (Malaysian International Gourmet Festival). I am not going to talk about the Octoberfest. Here at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the 2 renown Chinese Master Chef Of Lai Po Heen Ricky Thein

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Chef De Cuisine Reto Webber has prepared 2 sets of art of their own covering lunch and dinner respectively.  I had the opportunity to be invited to try out their dinner sets which I find it is worth every single cents spent for customers. Top notch quality ingredients alongside with MO famous hospitality service and classy ambiance are the top reason for checking them out for private or business function.

Upon arriving, I was greeted with welcome drinks which you can either go for alcoholic Cosmo cocktail or the fruit punch for those who are not into booze.

Cosmo cocktail

Fruit Punch

The Chinese sets were accompanied by Chocolate Pralines which the leaf shaped one are nutty based while the round one were mint based. It was not overly sweet and top quality cocoa were used to prepare this.

Let start off with the LAI PO HEEN FESTIVAL DINNER MENU.

Dinner set are Priced at RM298++ [Without Wine]

Chilled Honey Smoked Hokkaido Scallops with organic vege for as the starter.

The whole dish were crafted in a wine glass like those old school craftsmen that built a ship inside the bottle. The dish alone are too nice and beautiful to be eaten. The glass do not sit on the bamboo directly. It is actually elevated and is all down to kinetic force to support the glass via the bamboo opening.

The hokkaido scallop are of the premium grade and huge. Besides that it is sweet and smokey in flavour the honey glaze does help to seal the taste within and give a slight crisp on the surface.

Double Boiled “Mingmu” Fish Essence

A ginseng soup double boiled in black chicken, fish maw and baby cabbage. The soup are pretty clear in color and taste is not too dense. It is a well balanced soup that are nutritious for replenishing lost vitamins or minerals on your body.

Australian Deep Sea Abalone braised in superior oyster sauce, runny egg yolk quail egg garnished with stir fried cauliflower. The tender abalone are prepared to perfection by Chef Ricky which is his forte. Abalone itself is tasteless and require a superior sauce to bring out the best out of this precious ingredient. The runny yolk quail egg add some oomph on the abalone which made it even smoother and creamier. For those who are new to abalone, the sauce is the most precious as all the flavors from ingredients were absorbed into the sauce.

Green Lime Sorbet paired with the chocolate pralines above to end the Chinese set.

Home made buns with salted butter.

Char Grilled Australian Wagyu Sirloin MS10+ & Guinness Braised Beef Cheek Angelotti

Smoked celery puree, roasted red chicory and black truffle greets the Mandarin Grill guest with a bang. Tender and melt in your mouth level 10 marbling wagyu sirloin done medium are a perfect choice for steak lovers. With Chef Reto’s touch on the piece of top notch quality ingredient with a master wagyu title this dish went to another level. The black truffle alone is enough to flavour the whole plate and make you want for more. Chef Reto said, there are upcoming truffle steak in Mandarin Grill.

LAI PO HEEN FESTIVAL LUNCH MENU

RM198++ per person (without wine)

Double Boiled “Mingmu” Fish Essence
Ginseng, Black chicken, fish maw, baby cabbage

Australian Deep Sea Abalone
Braised in superior oyster sauce, quail egg, stir fried cauliflower

Blue River Prawn bedded on Silky Congee
Century Egg, ginger, crispy cracker, scallion

Sweet Cantonese Sensation
Bird’s nest with honey pear and aloe vera, black sesame & milk panna cotta, gold leaf

 

LAI PO HEEN FESTIVAL DINNER MENU

RM298++ per person (without wine)

Chilled Honey Smoked Hokkaido Scallops
Organic vegetables

Double Boiled Mingmu Fish Essence
Ginseng, black chicken, fish maw, baby cabbage

Australian Deep Sea Abalone
Braised in superior oyster sauce, quail egg, stir fried cauliflower

Green Lime Sherbet
Braised in superior oyster sauce, quail egg, stir fried cauliflower

Braised Angus Beef Short Rib
Black pepper, lotus roots, wild mushrooms

Live Lobster Bedded On Silky Congee
Century egg, ginger, crispy cracker, scallion

Sweet Cantonese Sensation
Bird’s nest with honey pear and aloe vera, black sesame & milk panna cotta, gold leaf

 

Mandarin Grill Festival Lunch Menu

RM195++ per person (without wine)

Appetizer

Red Mullet Fillet
Bouchon mussels, piquilo, olives, tempura fennel

OR

Wood Quail Terrine
Sauteed savoy cabbage, lamb lettuce, walnuts, grapes

 

MAIN COURSE

Bretagne Turbot Fillet “Sous-vide Style”
Confit pumpkin, green peas, morel mushroom, lobster fume

OR

Char-grilled Australian Grade 10 Marbling Master Wagyu & Guinness Braised Beef Cheek Angelotti
Smoked celery puree, roasted red chicory, black truffle

Chabichou Du Poitou
Yellow and red beets, clove scented grape seed oil

OR

Grand Cru Valrhona
Jivara poached chocolate pudding, guanaja sorbet, ivory chocolate raspberry mille feuille

 

Mandarin Grill Festival Dinner Menu

RM385++ per person (without wine)

Appetizer

Red Mullet Fillet
Bouchon mussels, piquilo, olives, tempura fennel

OR

Wood Quail Terrine
Sauteed savoy cabbage, lamb lettuce, walnuts, grapes

INTERMEDIATE

Roulade of Slow Roasted Duck Breast
Foie gras, Swiss chard, oven-dried figs, Barolo jus

 

MAIN COURSE

Bretagne Turbot Fillet “Sous-vide Style”
Confit pumpkin, green peas, morel mushroom, lobster fume

OR

Char-grilled Australian Grade 10 Marbling Master Wagyu & Guinness Braised Beef Cheek Angelotti
Smoked celery puree, roasted red chicory, black truffle

Chabichou Du Poitou
Yellow and red beets, clove scented grape seed oil

OR

Grand Cru Valrhona
Jivara poached chocolate pudding, guanaja sorbet, ivory chocolate raspberry mille feuille

 

For reservations, please contact LAI PO HEEN at +603-2179 8885 and MANDARIN GRILL at +603- 2179 8960

Taste Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) Gala Night 2013

Last Friday the Taste MIGF is back, bigger and even more exciting. This spectacular MIGF 2013 preview event now stretches over three days and nights, during which the general public are invited go on a Super Gourmet Safari to sample Festival Menu tasting portions from each of the 28 Festival restaurants. The specially created Theatre of Cuisines is the stunning venue, within the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to witness the launching of this awesome event where it is a dream for many foodies (Food Bloggers) to attend. It was a 3 days event and Food lovers lucky enough to experience Taste MIGF 2012 know that they are in for another outstanding experience at the 2013 edition. The Taste MIGF concept is unique, with no counterpart within Malaysia, the region, and possibly the rest of the world. The basic premise is to give food lovers from all walks of life – not just a privileged few – ready access to the world of fine dining: one which is relaxed and enjoyable, without any of the fast-disappearing stuffy, starched-table-cloth era. And, additionally, where realistic and affordable prices are the norm.

Me and my photography sifu Jim Liaw (Jim Liaw Photography) who attend together with me for this grand event.

The Taste MIGF Super Gourmet Safari is the ideal introduction to premium dining for everyone. Malaysia’s finest restaurants each have a station in the brilliantly presented Theatre of Cuisines, and each offer taste samples from their actual Festival menus. The samples incidentally, are big enough to allow a full appreciation of the dish itself, yet small enough to ensure that all the restaurant offerings can be tried.

Live entertainment from concert bands, professional dancers and non-stop deejay music, together with a large dance floor, will provide a swinging party atmosphere.

The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival is the globally acknowledged, month-long event promoting premium dining to the nation and the world. This year’s theme is “Cool Chefs – Cooking With Attitude”, and is an exciting platform for the Festival’s brilliant Master Chefs to out- do themselves in fierce but friendly competition. Having witnessed ever-increasing success each year since its inception in 2001, MIGF is the region’s premier and most celebrated fine food event, and now officially a part of Tourism Malaysia’s “Fabulous Food 1Malaysia” initiative.

The festival basically are participated by 28 renowned restaurants in KL that are expert in serving their respective international and local cuisines. Range of fine foods, drinks and party filled up the night that bring you lots of joy to celebrate the exciting month ahead. Restaurants ranging from Italian, French, Chinese, Western, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese and many more filled up the hall with their finest creations to greet the customer. If you are looking forward to know what can you expect this year for MIGF menu, below is a long list that cover all the samples that will be serve month long on each respective’s restaurant. You can expect the best service and value from them when you visit them.

Arthur’s Bar & Grill – Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Lafite – Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Bunga Emas – The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Dynasty – Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Sagano – Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Five Sen5es – The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Prego & QBA – The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Seasonal Tastes – The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Grill 582 – BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral

Lai Po Heen – Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Grill – Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Nook – Aloft KL Sentral

Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant – Berjaya Times Square Hotel KL

The Restaurant – TheClub, Saujana Resort KL

Tuscany Restaurant – Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa

Midori Restaurant – Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa

Blu Med – Blu Med Ristorantee Bar

Chakri Palace – Rotol Food – Chain (M) Sdn Bhd

Cuisine Gourmet By Nathalie – Nathalie Gourmet Studio

Kelantan Delights – Kelantan Delights Sdn Bhd

Kiraku Japanese Restaurant – Shaftsbury Capital Sdn Bhd

Marini’s On 57 – MontOro (M) Sdn Bhd

Minori – Multiple Reward Sdn Bhd

Nerovivo – TheNeroGroup

Tanzini – Sonata Vision Sdn Bhd

Ten Japanese Fine Dining – Sushi Train (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Tarbush Restaurant – Restoran Tarbush Delicacies Sdn Bhd

For More Details On Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) Checkout :

www.tastemigf.com

or 

https://www.facebook.com/migf.com

Taste Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2013

 

Go On a Super Gourmet Safari!
Taste cuisines from all over the world on the Super Gourmet Safari. Enjoy delicious, tasting portions from Malaysia’s best restaurants as they gather in one amazing location – the specially created Theatre of Cuisines. Bring your family and friends. A live band adds to the carnival like atmosphere.All You Need Are Taste TokensTo go on the Super Gourmet Safari, all you need are Taste Tokens – valued at RM5 each and sold in booklets of 10. Purchase them at the venue on the day itself or buy them online in advance andenjoy a special 5% discount. Simply click the link to www.tastemigf.com or scan the QR code.Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September from 11.00am to 11.00pm Enjoy Epicure Lifestyle Workshops!
Celebrity Chef Wan will hold court at 11am on both days. Sign up for cooking demonstrations, wine appreciation and more. There will also be Hospitality Pavilions and a Playroom for children.Shop at the Epicure International Gourmet Village!Browse through an array of premium food, wine, beverages and cigars in the international Epicure Gourmet Village – a haven for all food lovers.

Friday, 6th September – 11.00am to 4.00pm and Festival Gala Launch (Special Preview);
Saturday 7th  and Sunday 8th  – 11.00am to 11.00pm