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Häagen-Dazs Their new limited edition flavours – Green Tea Mochi and Azuki Mochi – are essentially green tea- and red bean-flavoured ice cream mixed with mochi pieces. The chewy mochi bits add texture to the ice cream and help balance out the sweetness.
àVarious locations including Mid Valley Megamall (03 2282 0766/haagendazs. com.my), Suria KLCC (03 2164 0411) and Nu Sentral (03 2276 1293). Until Feb. RM32.20 per pint. TRACE Restaurant & Bar Located on the 40th floor of ILHAM Tower, TRACE is offering a Christmas feast with a view. Available for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch, the buffet spread features yuletide classics such as roasted turkey glazed with spiced honey, chicken galantine with cranberry and nuts, smoked Norwegian salmon and more. For something different, you can also look forward to items such as Javanesestyle green chilli paste prawn, deepfried whole quail in sambal sauce and stuffed calamari with spicy turmeric coconut sauce.
àElement Hotel KL (03 2771 3351/elementkualalumpur. com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve dinner, 7-10.30pm. Adults, RM88nett, children, RM44nett. Dec 25, Christmas Day brunch, 12noon-3pm. Adults, RM78nett, children, RM49nett. Yoogane Tired of having the same old turkey and stuffing for Christmas every year? Why not shake things up with Korean food instead. Singaporebased Korean eatery Yoogane’s festive menu features a hearty meal consisting of a honey miso chicken pan fried with and assorted vegetables, four side dishes – crispy salad, pan-seared beef patty with turkey bacon, prawn with citron sauce and deep-fried soft-shell crab; two drinks (pomegranate and plum slushies), and two desserts (Berry Sweet Plum and Berry Sweet Lemon Posset).
Utama Shopping Centre (03 7733 5796/fb.com/ yoogane.malaysia). Until Dec 31. RM98++.
Checkers Café It’s options galore with Checkers Café’s festive buffet promo. At the Christmas Eve dinner buffet, there will be a host of stalls and stations offering all sorts of dishes such as fresh seafood, white almond soup, pan-seared honey lamb, roasted whole turkey with apple sage stuffing and more. On Christmas Day, look forward to a high-tea buffet which will dole out items such as grilled barramundi and stingray in banana leaf, Hainanese roasted barbecue chicken with ginger chilli sauce, deepfried chicken wings and more.
àDorsett KL (03 2716 1010/ dorsetthotels.com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve dinner, 7-10.30pm. RM108nett. Dec 25, Christmas Day high-tea buffet, 3-6pm. RM98nett. Nook Aloft KL’s all-daydining eatery Nook features an eclectic array of dishes curated by Executive Chef Kabir Abdul Rahman. You can look forward to feasting on dishes such as herbroasted lamb leg, braised hickory smoked short ribs, spicy deep-fried fermented bean curd with potatoes and more. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the menu will include an additional dish – oven-roasted garlic rosemary turkey, which is accompanied by a selection of sides like prunes and chestnut stuffing, mustard potato , grilled pumpkins and more. àAloft KL Sentral (03 2723 1188/ aloftkualalumpursentral. com). Dec 1-23, Christmas buffet dinner, 6.30-10.30pm. RM118nett. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet dinner, 6.30-10.30pm. RM128nett. TEMPTations Curated by Chef Halmut Lamberger, TEMPTations’ Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners features items such as roasted turkey with stuffing, roast prime beef ribs, roast leg of lamb with pumpkin mash and thyme sauce, and more. Also available on Christmas Day is a ‘Long Lunch Buffet’ which features highlight dishes such as slow-baked beef flank, oven- roasted whole stuffed turkey along with mushrooms and caramelised apples, and grilled lamb chop with honey and mint jus. àRenaissance KL Hotel (03 2771 6692/marriott.com). Dec 24-25, dinner buffet, RM148nett. Dec 25, Long Lunch Buffet, RM130nett. The Straits Estate Feast on a Christmas Eve buffet dinner complete with an assorted selection of food such as salads, various types of cheese, sushi, breads, Asian dishes like VE’s signature satay, pasta and French pastries. On Christmas Day itself, there will be an all-you- can- eat lunch available for those who intend to splurge on good food. Christmas goodies will be sold at the Kiosk Deli until Dec 31.
Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur (03 2246 2888/ vehotel.com). Dec 24, buffet dinner, RM128nett. Dec 25, brunch buffet, RM128nett.
Cinnamon Coffee House Pamper yourself this Christmas with a luxurious buffet dinner at the Cinnamon Coffee House in One World Hotel where you’ll be sinking your teeth into their turkey roasted with honey and herbs, prawn grits on frittatas, waffle sliders topped with chicken and berries, beef brisket cream soup and more. Desserts are also available with highlight items such as cappuccino Yule log, ginger crème brûlée and minced pie.
World Hotel Petaling Jaya (03 7681 1157/ oneworldhotel.com.my). Buffet dinner, Dec 24-25, from 6.30pm-10.30pm, RM158. High-tea, Dec 25, 12noon4pm, RM118. Gobo Chit Chat Spend your Christmas Eve having seafood like mussels, calamari and oysters with a side of bubbly at Gobo Chit Chat’s Christmas Eve seafood buffet dinner. They’ve also planned a Christmas Day brunch buffet that includes a selection of cold cut meats, antipasto, a platter of imported cheeses and more. àTraders Hotel Kuala Lumpur (03 2332 9888/Shangri-la. com/kualalumpur/traders). Dec 24, 6.30pm-11pm. RM168nett; RM218 with free flow of wine and bubbly. Dec 25, 12noon-3.30pm. RM128; RM168 with free flow of wine and bubbly. The Mill Café This all- day- dining restaurant offers two different buffet spreads this Christmas season – the brunch spread features classics such as smoked Norwegian salmon, roasted whole turkey with chestnuts, Brussels sprouts and cranberries; while the dinner menu includes highlights such as fresh oysters with salmon roe, seafood paella, a roast turkey stuffed with spinach, feta and walnut. Have your meal with alcoholic beverages for an extra RM108 or opt for nonalcoholic drinks for an additional RM30.
Millennium KL (03 2117 4163/ millenniumhotels.com). Dec 23-25, Christmas brunch, 12noon-3pm. RM128nett. Dec 24-25, Christmas dinner, 7-10pm. RM168nett. Villa Danieli Have a hearty dinner this Christmas Eve at the rustic Italian eatery Villa Danieli. The set menu features highlight dishes such as turkey roulade stuffed with dried fruits and grilled gnocchi, Black Angus beef tenderloin with foie gras, purée with port wine jus, salmon fillet with beetroot purée and truffle sauce and more. On Christmas Day, indulge in the restaurant’s signature brunch spread which features a selection of Italian fare. àSheraton Imperial Hotel KL (03 2717 9922/ villadanielirestaurant. com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve dinner buffet, 6.30-10pm. RM158nett per person. Dec 25, Christmas Day brunch, 11am-3pm. RM148nett per person.
Dynasty Restaurant Award-winning eatery Dynasty Restaurant offers you two menus to choose from for this festive season – a three-course menu and a four-course menu. You can expect Chef Kok Chee Kin to dish out classics such as a mini Buddha Jump over the Wall, grilled cod fillet, crispy golden finger, and seared beef tenderloin with mixed mushrooms and greens.
àRenaissance KL Hotel (03 2771 6692/marriott.com). Dec 18-Jan 1. Three-course menu, RM125nett; fourcourse menu, RM280nett. Vasco’s Go on a gastronomic journey with a scrumptious traditional Christmas buffet at Vasco’s on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There will be a host of barbecued dishes alongside favourites like fresh seafood, pumpkin soup, pan-fried foie gras with duck breast on brioche toast and fig marmalade, a red- and greencrusted roast beef rib eye with peppercorn jus and Yorkshire pudding.
End the feast with a traditional Christmas pudding and a chocolate Yule log.
àHilton Kuala Lumpur (03 2264 2596/hiltonkl. com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve buffet dinner (6.3010.30pm), RM228nett. Dec 25, Christmas Day buffet lunch (12noon-2.30pm), RM228nett; Christmas Day buffet dinner (6.3010.30pm), RM198nett.
Bowery To celebrate Christmas, The Bowery Group is rolling out a special holiday menu to bring on the merriment. You can enjoy classic Christmas dishes such as chestnut and chicken terrine, chicken liver pâté and their signature roasted turkey with all the trimmings at either Bowery Kitchen & Bar Publika or Bowery Petit, TTDI. Publika’s outlet will also be serving special Christmas cocktails such as The Rudolph, a Christmas sangria made of red wine, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, raspberries and Jägermeister.
Petit, 48 Persiaran Zaaba, TTDI (03 7710 0295/ thebowerygroup.com); Bowery Kitchen & Bar, Level G2, Publika, KL (03 6211 4989). Until Dec 31. RM420+ per set. Gobo Upstairs Throughout December you can enjoy Gobo Upstairs’ festive season three-course meal promo, which offers either the 150g Angus tenderloin or turkey breast with truffle cream as your main course. They also have a special Christmas Eve dinner five- course menu. The dishes here include truffle risotto, slow- cooked turkey breast or Black Angus tenderloin, and a Christmas pudding for dessert.
àTraders Hotel Kuala Lumpur (03 2332 9888/Shangri-la. com/kualalumpur/traders). Dec 1-31, RM188nett. Dec 24, RM349nett; RM459 inclusive of one bottle of wine. Nobu It won’t be your usual roast chicken and fruitcake at Nobu’s Christmas dinner – instead you’ll be treated to a special sevencourse omakase meal. Specially crafted dishes by Executive Chef Philip Leong and his team, the omakase includes a scallop quinoa salad, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, smoked wagyu with Yuba and Nori sauce.
àPetronas Tower 3, KL (03 2164 5084). Dec 22-Dec 25. RM560++ per person. The Brasserie On Christmas Eve, The Brasserie will be serving their Sunday Brunch with an array of dishes together with free flow of Veuve Clicquot, their Assam Boi Mary cocktail, more cocktails and wines. A traditional turkey brunch will be prepared for this year’s Christmas lunch together with an array of sweet treats and lots of family-friendly activities.
Regis Kuala Lumpur (03 2727 6666/ stregiskualalumpur.com). Dec 24, Christmas Eve brunch, 12noon-3pm, RM298nett (without alcohol); RM468nett (with alcohol). Dec 25, Christmas brunch, RM368nett (without alcohol); RM568nett (with alcohol).