Wednesday, November 28, 2018


A lavish spread of irresistible holiday eats will deck the halls of Le Meridien Putraja this festive season. Executive Chef Liou Chong Yaw and his culinary team comprising Pastry Chef Hansraja Jayaraman (front row, left), Production Chef Irwan Sutan Chairul (back row, centre) and Junior Sous Chef Abdul Razak Mahamad will pull out the stops, serving up a myriad of Yuletide faves guarantee to steal hearts and fill tummies.
A showcase of Seafood Terrine Platter with Condiments was the opening volley at the media preview. Norwegian Salmon Apricot Gravlax, Smoked Rainbow Trout with Pickles, Smoked Duck with Orange Segments and Pomegranate, Potato Salad with Egg, Green Onion and Crispy Beef Strips are some of the distinctive curtain-raisers to look out for when you patronise the celebratory line-up.

In our tropical climes, those dishes’ vibrant colours and captivating flavours should do well to tease diners’ appetite for the array of main courses. Anyone anticipating a whole roast turkey won’t be disappointed but if you prefer to move beyond big bird, we recommend the delectable Christmas Roast Garlic Lamb Leg or Louisiana BBQ Short Ribs with Roasted Vegetables from the Carvery Station.
You can decide on the quantity of roast meat to satisfy the palate but make space on your plate for the complementary sides: Bread with Chestnut Stuffing, Brussel Sprouts with Turkey Toast and Sautéed Fresh Squash with Parsley, along with Cranberry, Giblet, Mint and Mustard Sauces won’t go remiss. 

Tradition and modernity combine to create a decadent plethora of sweet treats for dessert. Nibble on the hotel’s assortment of Deluxe Christmas Cookies or enjoy a slice of luscious Wild Berries Cheesecake.
My personal faves are Plum Pudding, Macarons and the chocolatey Yule Log. More fruity and traditional choices: Christmas Stollen with Vanilla Sauce, Mince Pies and Ginger Fruit Cake are notable options to consider.
Prices for the festive celebration buffet at Latest Recipe are as follow:

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner RM168 nett per adult, RM84 nett per child

Christmas Day Brunch RM148 nett per adult, RM74 nett per child.

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner RM168 nett per adult, RM84 nett per child

New Year’s Day Brunch RM148 nett per adult, RM74 nett per child

New Year’s Day Buffet Dinner RM138 nett per adult, RM69 nett per child.

For reservations at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Putrajaya, call tel: 03-8689 6888 or visit

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