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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hats Off @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Scallop in Shanghainese “jolo” sauce, crispy woba and peas foam
Culinary enthusiasts get ready for a spectacular gastronomic journey starting from 8th to 12th May 2013. The Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel will  be staging for the first time ever in Kuala Lumpur “Hats Off”.

The “Hats Off” culinary event will see 3 international acclaimed Michelin-star chefs Jeremy Biasiol, Serge Dansereau and Alvin Leung take to the kitchens of the award-winning restaurants at The Westin Kuala Lumpur, to share with their signature dishes and personal brand of culinary specials with KL-ites.

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 8th and 9th 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.

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. 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 11th and 12th 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's restaurant Bo Innovation in Hong Kong is the only independent restaurant to win two Michelin Stars by the coveted Michelin guide. On 11th and 12th May, Alvin will lead the kitchen  brigade at Five Sen5es to showcase his unique 'X-treme Chinese' cuisine of combining traditional Chinese recipes with modern ingredients and cooking techniques. Be mesmerised with culinary temptations such as 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. 

Priced at RM348++ per person (inclusive of wines) and at RM298++ per person (excluding alcoholic beverages), these specially designed 5-course set menus, are only available for dinner at the above mentioned restaurants.
• 10% discount for SPG Restaurants & Bars members
• Group discounts are also available through the hotel

If you like to sample the stunning culinary magic of all 3 chefs and more, then make sure you block your diary for 10th May 2013. An amazing gastronomic feat not to be missed, the Hats Off Gala Dinner will see the 3 Celebrity Chefs work alongside Starwood Kuala Lumpur’s very own masters in their own right – 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 – all renowned and familiar faces to the local KL dining crowd.

Each of the chefs will represent 2 canapés and one course. And whilst diners enjoy the sumptuous meal, they are able to view 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.

To be staged at the Westin Grand Ballroom, the dinner spectacular will see diners savour signature canapés and cocktails before embarking on a true gastronomic delight of a 6-course set menu, paired with a wide range of exquisite wines. 
Priced @ RM448++ per person (inclusive of wines and champagne) and RM388++ per person (exclusive of alcoholic beverages)
• 10% discount for SPG Restaurants & Bars members
• Group discounts are also available through the hotel

There is also an opportunity to get close to your favourite chef personally and learn his trade secrets. Simply sign up for any of the 2 Master classes on 11th May (3-5pm) to be presented by Alvin Leung at Five Sen5es or Serge Dansereau at Prego. Treat yourself to a personalized and exclusive cooking class like no other. priced at RM188++ per person per class, advance reservations is a must as each session is only limited to 20 persons.

The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2731 8333
GPS: N 3.147794 E 101.714548

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Galantine of quail, foie gras and leek ash confit leg, verjuice jelly and mizuna