CULINARY AND COCKTAIL INDULGENCES AT THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI
Dining in the Jewel of Kedah got a whole lot more exciting since The St. Regis, a century-old brand founded in New York City, joined the island’s list of luxury hotels. A treasure box containing a smorgasbord of eats, The St. Regis Langkawi houses six elite restaurants and bars under one roof, not including their 24-hour private dining services. The spanking new hotel, which opened its doors on April 6 2016, entrusts its kitchen to Executive Chef David Mottl, a German gourmand whose culinary reputation precedes him.
Start your day off right with a sumptuous breakfast buffet at Resembling a greenhouse populated with citrus trees, the restaurant lets you traverse the world from France to China, and Japan to Indonesia with offerings such as lobster omelette with foie gras, silky congee with condiments, green tea soba noodles, spicy Javanese fried noodles and more.
The is your best bet for fresh pastries and steaming mugs of coffee and tea. The deli triples as a classroom for cooking classes and a gift store for edible souvenirs. No trip to Langkawi is complete without an experience at a romantic restaurant suspended over the ocean. Specialties include the grilled Langkawi lobster served with sweet corn risotto, and the lemon tart accompanied by pandan ice cream. Designed by iconic architect Bill Bensley, the eatery’s central features are the floor-to-ceiling French windows.
If you fancy a glass of wine or a cocktail, look no further than The St. Regis Bar, Decanter Wine Cellar or The Drawing Room. While all serve exceptional drinks, each varies where ambience is concerned. The St. Regis Bar is all sleek wooden accents reminiscent of the rainforest whereas Decanter Wine Cellar was designed with wine enthusiasts at heart. Meanwhile, the airy Drawing Room keeps things chic yet casual with both indoor and alfresco seats overlooking the glittering Andaman Sea.