A Red Feast with Red Hot Chefs!
I love October! It’s a month filled with big feasts, beer and lots of fun. Back with a big bang again, the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2014 is back for the full festive month of October. Themed ‘Red Hot Chefs’, this year it’s all about the many outstanding chefs from the country’s best restaurants all set out to tantalize many gourmands with their specially created MIGF 2014 Festive Menus.
From 1 to 31 October, 2014, make sure to check out all the participating restaurants showcasing truly unique MIGF Festive Menus at exclusive Festival prices.
A recent invite to the Taste MIGF that took place from 26 to 28 September, 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre reminded me of how much excitement and fun it is since I was last there in 2012.This year, the MIGF 2014 is still carried out in style and grandeur all the way at the Gala Launch. Set up with many partners and vendors, the MIGF 2014 Gala Launch has many activities and information for everyone.
Besides the gala launch and Taste MIGF, gourmands can also shop at the Epicure International Gourmet Village where plenty of artisans and purveyors of the finest gourmet food, wines, cigar, and much more of the F&B industry showcase their produce and goods.
Since it was a media preview on the 26 October, members of the media and bloggers get a sneak preview of the Theatre of Cuisines before guests arrives. The Theatre of Cuisines is where the Festival restaurants are showcased and guests can buy ‘Gourmet Dollars’ and enjoy a ‘Super Gourmet Safari’ sampling creations of the MIGF menu serve up in tasting portions. The tasting portions allow guests to taste as many dishes from all the participating restaurants as possible.
Set with lots of charming candlelights in the low light room, there are also live music and many entertainers to exude the festive fiesta ambience that evening. The evening had all the Red Hot Chefs and their culinary team showcases their cuisine in their creative restaurant setup.
The Gala Launch had YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tunku Ja’afar and YBhg Dato’ Steve Day officially launching the Taste MIGF that evening together with the Red Hot Chefs with a big bang.
The many faces of the evening from chefs to honorary guests!
Here are all the tasting dishes of all the participating restaurants that evening in no particular order.
A LI YAA ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR
Apam, Fish Cutlet, Prawn with Kottu
CHARCOAL BY THE SAUJANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Begedil Ayam, Charcoal Grilled South Australian Beef Braised Short Ribs, Popiah Basah and Vanilla Rice Custard
CUISINE GOURMET BY NATHALIE
Veal Tenderloin, Pan Seared French Foie Gras, Tuna Tataki, Macaron, Mango & Passion Fruit Delight, White & Gold Chocolate Sphere
GRILL 582 BY BEST WESTERN PREMIER DUA SENTRAL
Grilled Australian Short Rib, Cured Duck Breast with Asian Spices and Semifreddo Goat Cheese
GRAZE BY HILTON KUALA LUMPUR
Graze Classic Bouillabaisse Soup, Marinated Lamb and Duck Rillette
CHYNNA BY HILTON KUALA LUMPUR
Homemade Almond Mousse, Steamed Omega Tiger Grouper and Stewed Australian Short Ribs with Wincarnis Medicated Wine
CHAMBERS BAR & GRILL BY HILTON KUALA LUMPUR
Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Beef, Certified Angus Porterhouse Dry Aged and Robatayaki Grilled Baby Snapper Fillet
SEASONAL TASTE BY THE WESTIN LANGKAWI
Pan Seared Tuna with Wasabi Mayo on Cucumber Salad Lumpfish Caviar, Double Salmon Sushi Balls with Roe and Chocolate Mille-Feuille of Roselle Mousse
Crab Meat Tart, Foie Gras Ballotine and Seared King Tiger Prawn
Italian Cheese Burrata with Tomato Sorbet, Cappucino Soft Boiled Egg with Italian Truffles & Parmesan Foam and Tiramisu with Fresh Cacao
MARINI’S ON 57
Cavatelli Rucola E Pomodorini and Truffle Risotto
Wagyu Hot Dog, Salsiccia Sausage, Mini Burger and Smoked Beef Tongue
Chicken Liver Terrine Tart, Beef Tartare with Strawberry & Garlic Chip and Blow Torched Tuna
IMPERIAL RAMA BY MAXIMS
Chilean Sea Bass with Fruit & Vegetable Salad, Braised Lobster with Castle Ramen and Red Date Layered Cake
THE OLIVE BY GENTING GRAND
Duck Liver, 1’Pin Lamb Rack and Almond & Chocolate Spice
L’TITUDE RESTAURANT BAR & LOUNGE BY GENTING GRAND
Sizzling Red Hot Seafood, Smoked Veal Tenderloin with Marinated Red Amera Tomato, Spanish Cod Brandade with Red Romesco Sauce and Warm Almond Chocolate Cake
SIGNATURE BY THE HILL
New York Striploin, Signature Summer Salad and Signature Cendol
SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH BY BERJAYA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Smoked Duck Breast, Chargrilled Wagyu Steak and Valrhona Chocolate Brownies, Hazelnut Mousse & Passion Fruit Ice Cream
NOOK BY ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL
Sambal Beef Tongue & Tendon, Marinated Sea Conch and Chicken Noodle Soup
TANZINI BY GTOWER
Giant Tiger Grouper, French Snails and 28 Day Aged Striploin
MINORI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Chinmi Maki, Salmon Sashimi, Salmon Salad and Hajuku Cheese Cake
TEN JAPANESE FINE DINING
Wagyu Potato Croquette, Seafood Okonomi Yaki, Foie Gras Mousse with Beet Root Mango Chutney, Maccha Tiramisuand Dark Chocolate Tart
DYNASTY BY RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR
Chilled Mini Abalone, Hot and Spicy Hokkaido Scallop and Clam and Three Treasure Dumplings
SAGANO BY RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR
Salmon Cheese, Pan Seared Wagyu Sirloin and Salmon Sashimi
Pizza Caprese and Pizza Bufalina
ZENDER’S RESTAURANT AND BAR
Pan Seared Tiger Prawns, Creamy Honeyed Green Cod and Aromatic Cigar Infused Pudding Red Wine Caviar with Blue Berries
BUNGA EMAS AND L’HERITAGE BY THE ROYALE CHULAN KUALA LUMPUR
Slow Poached Salmon, Simply Baked Black Angus, Duet of Chocolate
For more information about the participating restaurants, visit the festival website at www.migf.com and www.tastemigf.com
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