Thursday, September 13, 2018

SWEET COLOURS OF MID-AUTUMN FROM CONCORDE KL


Modern. Minimalist. Whimsical. Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s contemporary mooncake gift boxes have raised the ante again for Mid-Autumn Festival this year.

After last year’s runaway best-selling 'bejewelled' gift boxes, the Hotel has gone square with sleek and minimalist lacquer boxes. Available in a set of two, the Mid-Autumn gift box set comes in alluring baby blue and candy pink hues or sunny yellow and vibrant orange. A whimsical bunny and a reindeer adornment on top gives the boxes a refined touch of ‘bling’.


To make an even greater impression on intended Mid-Autumn Fest recipients, the boxes are presented with finesse in a classy, rectangular matte silver cover gold-embossed with the Concorde Hotel KL logo and the appropriate festive greeting.

Each mooncake is also hygienically sealed in plastic wrapping, and held in a silver matte box. The Pink & Blue Giftbox (RM88+) proffers Japanese Red Bean and Pure Lotus Double Yolk mooncakes while the Yellow & Orange Giftbox (RM88+) comprises White Pure Lotus Paste and Green Tea Pure Lotus Single Yolk mooncakes.

The much sough-after Snowskin with Musang King Durian Mooncake (2 pc giftbox RM98+, 4 pc giftbox RM168+) also makes its much anticipated return. Decadent and luscious, this chilled snowskin treat will thrill die-hard durian lovers who like to have their mooncake and eat durian too.

Newer variants joining the festive array this year are Snowskin Lotus Paste with Longan & Wolfberries, Snowskin with  Yam & Egg Yolk and Snowskin Lotus Paste with Roselle mooncakes (pix above). These creations are priced at RM88+ for the 2 pc giftbox set, RM148+ for the 4 pc giftbox set.

We like the longan-wolfberries combination as the mooncake tastes pleasantly sweet with hints of fruitiness coming through on the palate. The roselle version evokes a subtle tanginess which balances the expectant sweetness somewhat.

Special 15% discount available for credit card holders of CIMB, HSBC, Citibank, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank and RHB. For more information, call Concorde Hotel KL, tel: 012-399 5007 (office hours) or visit the Mid-Autumn Festival kiosk at the Hotel Lobby from 10.30am – 8pm until 24 September.



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