Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Serena Brasserie, Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur: The Best of Weekend Favorites!



‘In The Know’ with A Saturday Malaysia High Tea and a Sunday Indulgence Brunch


Weekends are made for pleasure and leisure! Celebrate your weekends at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur with weekend treats of ‘In The Know’ with A Saturday Malaysia High Tea and a Sunday Indulgence Brunch at Serena Brasserie with your family or friends. Savor a kaleidoscope of renowned local mouthwatering spread and catch up over cups of tea or coffee on a lovely Saturday or go all out to indulge on an oceanic spread coupled with BBQ with a fabulous Sunday brunch.


Here are the highlights of Sunday Brunch where a magnificent Seafood on Ice steals the limelight the moment one walks into Serena Brasserie.


Expect Fine de Claire Oysters, Canadian King Crab Legs, East Coast Tropical Lobster, Spanner Crab, Tiger Prawns, Scallops on Shell, New Zealand Green Lip Mussel and Coho Salmon with Sour Cream and Micro Herbs. The seafood spread is amazing and is a must-have at this Sunday Brunch.


Definitely drool worthy!


Japanese lovers will be pleased at its array of Sushi and Sashimi showcasing classic favorites of Salmon, Tuna, White Tuna, Octopus and more.


A Sunday meal is never complete without a Sunday Roast, completed with trimmings of Roasted Potato Wedges and Roasted Tomatoes!


Make sure to also hit the Sunday Grill Station loaded up with top-quality range of prime cuts of Sirloin, Lamb Chop, Sausages, Tiger Prawns, Tuna Steak, Butter Fish, Tropical Slipper Lobster and Japanese Squid with a range of sauces to go with. Cook to your order, the surf and turf is nicely grilled and glazed with the house special marinade for extra flavours. Super yum….


What makes the Sunday Brunch a treat is the Children’s Corner! Little princes and princesses will be occupied at the castle corner filled with loads of goodies and activities to keep them busy and well fed while the adults enjoy the brunch together. The children’s menu features Mini Sandwiches, Salad, Fish Fingers, Fruits, Chocolate Brownies, Puddings and a very sweet spread of Cookies and Candies.



The children are also entertained by clowns and other activities of fun and games.

This is one Sunday Brunch with some serious pampering and is perfect for any occasion!

Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday from 12noon to 3pm. The Sunday Brunch is priced at RM120++ per adult and RM60++ per child (6- 12 years old). Take it up a notch with an upgrade to house wines and standard pour liqueurs (rum, whiskey, vodka, gin) at RM228++ per adult. Promotion runs from 1 September 2014 to 31 October 2014






Highlights of ‘In The Know’ Saturday Malaysia High Tea are equally as tempting but feature more of Malaysia’s culinary heritage. Serena Brasserie’s Chef de Cuisine, Mohd Zalizam and his team goes out of their way to deliver a sumptuous authentic spread of Malaysian’s favorites from our melting pot of cuisines.


Going all out, consultant chef Datin Majnah Abdul Majid works closely with Chef Zam on recipes of Malay specialties like Nasi Lemak Kampung Melayu with Beef Rendang Minang Style, Sambal Sotong, Kambing Percik, Ikan Masam Manis, Satay Kampong Baru and more. Datin Majnah is popularly known as ‘Chef Diraja’ for her days of cooking for various royalty members.


The Satay Kampung Baru is deliciously addictive with plump and juicy meat well marinated and beautifully grilled!


The Chinese section showcases Roasted and Steamed Chicken Rice, assortment of Ampang Yong Tau Foo, Fried Carrot Cake, Penang Fried Kway Teow, Stir Fried Beef with Ginger, Yeong Chow Fried Rice and Nyonya Curry Laksa. There’s loads more dishes to tempt the appetite.


Head over to the Indian and mamak favorites for crispy Roti Canai, Naan Bread, Chicken Tandoori and Squid Masala for some hearty spice goodness. The Chicken Tandoori is freshly roasted from the restaurant’s own clay oven while the breads are freshly cooked on the griddle and clay oven.


With any High Tea, one should never miss a good cup of Teh Tarik or our very own local Coffee. There are staff around to make sure you get your own cup of piping hot and frothy Teh Tarik!






Both Sunday Brunch and Saturday High Tea also feature a myriad of international dishes such as Sandwich Bar, Salad Bar, Pasta Station and Dessert Station.


Be sure to check out the Dessert Station filled with loads of sweet treats. Besides a delicious variety of local Malay Kuih, there are Chocolate Fountain, Ice Cream, and many decadent homemade desserts by acclaimed pastry chef, Chan Eng Hua. There are Tiramisu in Chocolate cup, Saffron Poached Pear, Soya Milk Pannacotta, Crème Brulee Lavender, Chocolate Madagascar, Petit Pot with Sour Cherry and more.


The refined High Tea will also include an al fresco cooking demonstration for dine-in guests with recipe handouts rotating the different Malaysian cuisines such as Terengganu teatime favourites, siew mai, deep fried crispy prawn dumplings, maki California roll and even dessert such as choux pastry.






Executive Chef Sam Kung and his team is set to whip up an unforgetable feast to make sure that your weekends are filled with luscious and sweet experiences!


‘In The Know’ Malaysia High Tea is available every Saturday from 12noon to 4pm. The High Tea is priced at RM 72++ per adult and RM 36++ per child under 12 years old. Promotion runs from 1 September 2014 to 3 February 2016

For reservations, please call Serena Brasserie at 03 2161 1111 or email the team at foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my.



SERENA BRASSERIE
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang.
50450, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603 2782 6188



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Morganfield’s: Presenting The Iberico Baby Back Rib!


The Iberico Oink Arrives at the Home of the Sticky Bones!






Mention ribs and I am thrilled, mention baby back pork ribs and I am ecstatic, mentioned Iberico baby back pork ribs and my heart may miss a few beats. Jumping on the bandwagon of the Iberico fame, Morganfield’s, Home of the Sticky Bones is proud to present their latest menu of succulent Spanish Iberico Baby Back Ribs.


Morganfield’s is not called the home of the sticky bones for no reason. Serving up their signatures of ribs, carnivores will be delighted at the varieties of ribs and racks available at all Morganfield’s outlets together with other dishes. There are currently five outlets with three in city here and two in Penang.


The restaurant runs on the concept of American casual dining with a Southern hospitality charm. Combining the best of soul food and music, Morganfield’s is set to please hungry carnivores with their signature ‘Sticky Bones’ and great music. Morganfield’s goes smart comfort in their interiors, making full use of wood, bricks, warm lightings and unfinished touches with lots of groovy posters. Different sections of each outlet set different moods and there are plenty of big and small tables to cater to everyone. As they always say, great food is meant to be shared so Morganfield’s is perfect for big groups of dining.

Iberico, the famed Iberian black pig is native to the Iberian Penisula (Portugal and Spain).It’s rise in recent gastronomic industry is due to its remarkable flavours from its dark and beautifully marble meat that is lusciously tender. Morganfield’s import all their Iberico baby back ribs from Spain.






A bunch of foodies met at Morganfield’s largest outlet at eCurve a few weeks back for a taste of Iberico baby back ribs. As soon as we arrive, we ordered our chilled and blended coolers, a signature of the restaurant. Seen here are Berry Easy, Mango & Lime Lassi, Begonia and Cucumber, Apple & Mint Spritz. I managed to taste all four and let me tell you, these are super refreshing and absolutely delish. Besides these, the restaurant has a long list of other beverages with plenty of giggle juices.






The appetizer list is pretty much attractive and pays homage to the American favorites with an European twist like Pork Sausage Platter, Bacon Wrapped Meat Balls, Chili Cheese Nachos, Spicy Chicken Wings, Russet Potato Skins and more. We had the Onion Blossom (RM14.90), a blooming bouquet of a large white onion breaded, deep fried and served with BBQ mayo. The onion is thoroughly enjoyable as we picked on each petal of sweet soft and crispy onion, every petal beautifully golden and light. I couldn’t get enough of this and had to stop myself since it was only the starter of the night.






Then we dived head on to a sea of ribs, from beef to lamb to pork. Making a glamorous entrance is the new Iberico baby back ribs that come with two different marinades. Go Jack Daniels Glazed Iberico Baby Back (RM49.90 per slab) or Jim Beam BBQ Iberico Baby Back (RM49.90 per slab), both comes with coleslaw and French Fries or Onion Rings.


The Jack Daniels Glazed Iberico Baby Back is sweeter and oozed with deep richness of caramelized flavours. I loved these ribs a lot. It is certainly the king of all glazes as the balance of savory with good dose of rich sweetness will have everyone sucking the ribs happily.

The Jim Beam BBQ Iberico Baby Back is also pretty good with less sweetness than the previous one. This one has a light tangy note and is smothered in lots of BBQ sauce. The ribs are succulent, tender and definitely very moreish as it has fully taken on the marinades throughout the cooking process. After tasting this again, I am reminded why I would pay for the premium Spanish black pig.


Next up, Lamb Rack Ribs in Garlicky BBQ (RM54.90 per slab) showcase trimmed lamb rack ribs slow cooked for hours before completed on the hot grill with your choice of sauces of Hickory BBQ, Garlicky BBQ, Smoked Peppercorn, Spicy Asian BBQ and Plain & Served with Mint Sauce. The lamb ribs are so tender and moist. It’s well-trimmed till pretty lean and an order gets you four thick rack ribs served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetables. Kudos to the house made red skin mashed potatoes as it can only mean that this is made with the real McCoy spud and not some powder stuff.


The Garlicky BBQ sauce paired so well with the lamb. I prefer this Lamb Rack Ribs over the coming Beef Ribs. Both ribs are also imported for better quality.


Then came huge chunk of Beef Ribs (RM54.90 per slab) served with French Fries and Coleslaw. Choose your choice of sauce for the ribs. We had the Hickory BBQ sauce on the beef ribs. Though the Beef Ribs is well cooked and the sauce is delicious, I just seemed to prefer the pork and lamb ribs. The beef ribs didn’t take on the flavour component as well as the other pork and lamb ribs. Plus point, this one has loads of meat for big eaters.








Morganfield’s also has three types of ribs sampler meant for sharing. Now I knew these are huge platters but when it arrive, I was still pretty stoke at its gargantuan portion of the Ribs Sampler (RM179.90), which consisted of three ½ slab of Spare Ribs with your choice of sauce, Grilled Footlong Farmer’s Bratwurst Sausage, Grilled Thuringer Sausage, Grilled Hungarian Sausage, Garden Salad, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Corn Bread and French Fries. These will feed 3 to 4 hungry diners or more than 4 small eaters.


We had the Spicy Asian BBQ Spare Ribs, Garlicky BBQ Spare Ribs and Smoked Peppercorn Spare Ribs. These are the original signatures of Morganfield’s. Its meaty, its tender, its well-cooked and flavoured. I had a great time enjoying these ribs despite me being full. My favorite sauce has to be the Garlicky BBQ because of its robust garlicky and sweet notes. The Asian Spicy BBQ is pretty good to as it is catered to those who love heat flavours.


All three sausages are very good and everyone agreed that evening. We also really enjoyed the corn bread for its light and fluffy texture and flavours.


The other two platters are The Carnivore (RM139.90) and Ocean Madness (RM159.90) offering a mix of Spare Ribs and Sausages with Poultry or Seafood. Besides ribs, there are also Steaks & Chops, Seafood, Poultry, Glam Burgers, Sandwich, Tacos and Dessert.


Dinner that evening was pretty satisfying! It’s been awhile since I had ribs and these are delicious. I do like the vibe at Morganfield’s as it certainly has the best combination of great ribs and music. 







Get rewarded with FREE Onion Blossom eCoupon! Participate in Morganfield’s "Be Part of our Wall of Sticky Bones®" activity! Simply submit you best moments on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #ilovestickybones and email the photo to the email in the photo. T&C applies.



MORGANFIELD’S

eCurve
G25, Ground Floor,
No. 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-7722 2414

Pavilion KL
C4.03.00, Level 4,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2141 3192

Publika
Lot 26, Ground 3,
1 Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: ~+603-62119958

Gurney Paragon
G-01, Level 1, Persiaran Gurney,
10250, Gurney, Penang
Tel: +604-226 2487

Queensbay Mall
GF-38, Ground Floor,
100 Persiaran Bayan Indah,
11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Tel: +604-643 5049


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