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Showing posts with label risotto. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


Come for the venue. Stay for the view. Event hosts with lofty ambitions may want to consider Vogue Lounge KL as the haute spot for their next soirée - those 360° views of the city’s skyline alone are bound to take invitees' breath away.

Opened in September 2019, Vogue Lounge is part of the Condé Nast group, with sister Vogue Cafes in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Istanbul, Porto, and Riyadh. This Kuala Lumpur outpost is the embodiment of the Vogue lifestyle, with the aim of delivering an ultra-chic and sophisticated dining experience through a fashionable, luxe lounge and rooftop bar.

Located on the 38th floor of Menara SUEZCAP, Vogue magazine covers and framed portrait shots flank the walkway leading to its entrance. The dramatically designed interior flaunts a soaring high ceiling, adorned with contemporary teardrop-shaped lightning fixtures.

Wraparound picture windows accord expansive panoramic vistas, while within the main dining area a raised screen platform doubles up as a runway underfoot. Plush banquette seats interspersed with strategic clusters of linen-covered dining tables, creating Insta-worthy nooks and corners.

Besides a sleekly designed cocktail bar and a modern well-stocked wine cellar, there's also a private dining room tucked discreetly away behind the latter that seats up to 12 persons. Even the washrooms ooze glitz and glamour with black & white marble floors and Hollywood vanity mirrors with lights.

At the Rooftop Bar, bartenders perform their mixology magic to enliven the evening. For special events such as weddings, birthday parties, launch events, etc, the Rooftop Garden boasts its own dedicated cocktail bar and seating area. Its top-selling point is the spectacular cityscape especially at dusk once the lights come on.

To complement the informal Rooftop Garden setting, Executive Chef Steve Ariffin is tasked with interpreting modern European and Asian specialities for the Rooftop Sharing Menu.

Among his culinary creations we sampled are Crab Tacos (RM42) featuring Soft Shell Crabs with Kyuri, Tobiko and Spicy Avacado. Beautifully presented, the dainty appetisers are designed for casual dining – meaning you can pick them up without creating a mess. We like the co-mingling of soft and crunchy textures and of bold, vivid flavours.

The main course we tried was Roasted Whole Seabass (RM98) stuffed with Lemon & Dill. Complemented with Garlic Aioli, the fish’s natural sweetness is amplified by the tart and herbal accents. The smoky overtone was more discernible once we anointed it with some garlic aioli.

Moreish wedge-cut Truffle Fries (RM28) makes a compatible pairing with your fave tipples. Adorned with a sprinkling of grated cheese and truffle oil, the danger lies in their addictiveness so be forewarned.


Simple yet endearing, the rustic Mushroom Risotto (RM32) beguiled us with its no-nonsense ‘less is more’ approach reminiscent of hearth and home. We relished the fungi’s plumpness and rich umami flavour juxtaposed against the soft tender grains, on our palate.

A 'pretty-as-a-picture' Chocolate Pavlova with Passionfruit Sauce was served as the grand finale. Shaped like a mini clump of wispy cloud, we found its delicate sweetness tempered by slivers 0f strawberry tucked within the confection.

Ours was but one of several Rooftop Sharing Menus available. The venue is eminently ideal for weddings, birthdays, special events and corporate functions designed to impress.


In addition to a specially curated drinks list with signature cocktails, champagne selection and fine wines, premium spirits and distinctive beers, the Vogue Lounge team can assist with music and whatever arrangements necessary.

For reservations and more information, call Vogue Lounge Kuala Lumpur, tel: +6 016 8466 552 or +6 03 2771 1530/1531. Address: Level 38, Menara SuezCap 1, KL Gateway, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. Website:

Saturday, November 09, 2019


Ever dream of a Charlie and the chocolate factory themed Christmas? The Westin Kuala Lumpur team is out to make that a reality this Yuletide season with chocolicious highlights taking centrestage.
According to Executive Chef Halim Chek Lah, the idea is to push his team to raise their culinary game in working with chocolate. “Although the ingredient of choice is focused mainly on dessert and sweets, everyone has to think creatively and learn how to make the best use of premium Callebaut chocolate. We also experimented with uniquely flavoured variants such as sea salt and dark chocolate, resulting in 30 different desserts for our festive menus.”


Chef Marco De Cecco and his team proffers Pizza di Natale with Chocolate, Saffron Risotto and Parmigiana Panna Cotta. Homely servings of Seafood Salad, platters of Pasta, Salami and Assorted Cured Meat with Cheeses and Panettone (Italian sweet bread with raisins and candied fruit) among other temptations will be on the menu too.
Christmas Eve Dinner (6pm-10pm) is served at RM288 nett per person (food only). Add RM160 per person for free flow of Prosecco and RM260 for free flow of Champagne. The same pricing applies for New Year’s Eve dinner.
Christmas Day Brunch (11.30am-2.30pm) is priced at RM288 nett per person (food only). Add RM160 per person for free flow of Prosecco and RM260 for free flow of Champagne. The same pricing applies for New Year’s Day Brunch.


Pastries, cookies, cakes, dessert and main courses – both chocolatey and non – beckon invitingly from an expansive showcase by the capable all day dining restaurant team.
Chocoholics can eat their fill from the marvellous chocolate-laden spread: Pecan Chocolate Tart, Chocolate Pavlova, Chocolate Black Forest Yule Log, Chocolate Raspberry Dome, Chocolate Macarons, Marble Chocolate Cake with Passionfruit Dressing and Chocolate Moist Cake.

Competing for the discerning diners’ attention are Turducken with Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy, Short Ribs with Thyme Jus and Black Pepper Sauce, Chicken Galantine with Fruit Pickles and Passionfruit Dressing, and Honey Glazed Spiced Roast Turkey with Apple, Chestnut and Sage Stuffing.
Choice picks we adore include Baked Norwegian Salmon with Honey Roasted Parsnips and Celeriac, Roasted Prime Rib with Truffle Mashed Potato, and Chilled Seafood on ice.
The Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (6pm-10pm) is priced at RM188 nett per person and Christmas Day Hi-tea Buffet (12.30pm-3pm) is priced at RM172 nett per person.

On New Year’s Eve, the Chocolate Village Dinner Buffet (6pm-10pm) is priced at RM188 nett per person. On New Year’s Day, enjoy the Chocolate Village Hi-tea Buffet (12.30pm-3pm) at RM172 nett per person.


Celebratory delights fit for an emperor await at Five Sen5es. Revel in luxurious servings of Boston Lobster with Egg Noodles in Superior Stock, complemented by delectable Imperial Steamed Village Chicken and Cordycep Flowers with Ginger.
Finish on a roll with Chocolate Sesame Dumplings before calling it a night.
The five-course Chocolate Imperial Set Dinner (6pm-10pm) is available at RM160 nett per person on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, indulge in a leisurely Dim Sum Brunch (10.30am-2.30pm) at RM138 nett per person.
For reservations, call The Westin KL, tel: 03-2773 8495, WhatsApp: 017-281 9231 or email: Website:

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