Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle all the way. . Christmas season is one of the most happy festive seasons of all, with joyfull mood, every where, nice and huge Christmas decoration and songs around all the malls had made it even more Christmas mode. Its one of a festival that me and my friends always looking forward too.
Well, in my country the only thing I was input during I was young is White Christmas, means filled with snow or winter. My country is hot and nothing we can do about it but to enjoy this great occasions. With all this, most of the restaurant or Hotels take the opportunity to provide great experience in their own dining area.
I was given the privilege to dine at Shereton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for the great experience. Being first time in this hotel, I am amaze with all the restaurant in this hotel on their offerings.
Before we head for our dining, our first pit stop is to enjoy Cocktail at Villa Danieli while waiting for our dinner being prepared by 3 chefs of different restaurant. The cocktails are just simply refreshing.
Then we are being seated in one of the private room in Essence.
I just love this restaurant with its classy dining interior that gives a great place to dine with friends. Then I took the opportunity to explore around the buffet range.
Everything look so fresh that I am drooling on the spot~
Its a huge seating area. . .
Coffee Machine and of course you have to ask for the waiter to serve you . . 🙂
International cuisine range.
Dessert corner. . .
and lets head back to our own privite dining room that we are also being serve with Argentinian wine.
We start off our dining experience with Devine Festive Treats menu from Celestial Court
In addition to the live buffet station, diners can also choose their dishes from a special festive a la carte menu – some of the delicious options offered are Roasted Crispy Chicken served with Hong Kong Spicy Dried Scallop Flavor; Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin Cubes and Shimeiji Mushroom; Crispy Prawns with Minced Nutmeg, Sesame and Mayonnaise Dressing; “Siew Mai” topped with Mini Braised Abalone, Scallop Yam Puff Rings with Seafood Filling in White Cream Sauce and more! This promotion is priced at RM168++ per person (minimum of 2 persons) and at RM208++ with free flow draught beer of house wine.
Celestial Court – with 3 types cuisine to start off. . .
Deep fried cheese ball with prawn, beancurd and spinach and Beijing Lamb and leek dumpling served with hot bean sauce. (from left- with solid ingredient and aromatic, just nice to dip along with a light chili sauce to bring up the taste even better.)
Steamed fish maw with shrimp mousse in egg white sauce
Tempura soft shell crab served with shredded yam, pumpkin in wasabi mayo. Great creation for the sauce that make it hard to resist.
Next being serve is Villa Danieli Christmas Eve Menu
Villa Danieli – Dill and Szechuan pepper marinated then steamed Cod Medallion with white asparagus and sauteed baby spinach , roasted pine nuts and saffron vanilla hollandaise sauce. Cod is just so fresh, and the sauce pair with it so well. One of my favourite for the night.
This amazing food presentation, presents you King Prawns Salad with oven roasted cherry tomato, carrots, red onion, leeks and celery crispy flakes, tomato raspberry and cardamom coulisse, aromatic herbs ash’s extra virgin olive oil. Simple and refreshing with succulent prawns.
Sea bass wrapper in butter paper with fresh lemon and herbs
Villa Danieli Italian Restaurant offers a mouth-watering 5-course set menu featuring Chef’s Alessandro’s specially-crafted Italian cuisine which includes Cured Beef Ham with Fresh Robiola Cheese, Dill Mousse and Chili Honey; Spicy Fennel and Star Anis Cream Served with Caramelized Lobster, Citrus and Purple Potato Terrine; Meat Pate and Cinnamon Onion Jam Terrine in Piedmont Style with Red Currant and White Pepper Coulisse and end with a sinful dessert, Cheese Mousse with White Pepper Honey and Sweet Mango.
Priced at RM260++ person including a glass of Prosecco Wine, the set menu will be served from 6.30pm onwards.
comes back to the very own Essense dining area – Essence – Sugar & Spice Christmas Eve Menu
Plum glazed duck breast with creamy fennel slaw. We are all aiming on this slice and on my side finish this instantly and we were aiming for next table on this. Duck breast is so fragrant that a single slice like this that put inside your mouth instantly burst with flavor.
Pan Seared Crusted Salmon with apple butter sauce
Butternut squash risotto a little creamy yet I like. Definitely you have to share this dish if not will end up too filling.
On the 24th Dec 2012 (Christmas Eve),
Essence Christmas buffet price :
RM128++ per person (food only)
RM 188++ per person (including free flow draught beer and house wines)
Available for dinner only.
On the 25th Dec 2012
Christmas Day Buffet Brunch
RM118++ per person (food only)
RM178++ per person (including free flow draught beer and house wines)
from 12noon- 3pm
For reservation, please call 03-2717 9900
Next is Christmas Brunch Menu
Christmas Day brunch is served from 12pm to 4pm and is priced at RM118++ per person (food only) and at RM178++ per person (inclusive of free flow of house wines and draught beer).
Freash sea bass with orange ,avocado and green onions: Stuffed mushroom with tuna tartar; Endive salad with potato
Sea bass Livornese with sauteed spice cherry tomato
Peppered crusted duck with blackberries sauce.
Rack of lamb with 5 spiced red lentils, black pepper glaze
New Year EVE Menu – Essence
Spinach and ricotta tortellini with tomato habanero salsa and gorgonzola sauce.
Air dried beef with melon, Poached prawn with fresh vegetables coleslaw and lump caviar.
New Year Eve @Villa Danieli
Chlorophyll chervil and almonds risotto, seared Japanese scallop and deglazed in brandy.
New Year Eve @ Celestial Court
This irresistible seafood set menu will be priced at RM128++ per person (minimum of 2 persons) and will be available for dinner only.
Baked marinated Sea Perch fillet with Assam curry sauce
Thyme and Sze Chuan pepper gratin Cod Fish with white asparagus and honey pistachio squash custard, clams and baby octopus chowder sauce with fresh tarragon olive oil.
Stuffed scallop served with garlic sauce and garden green
Lastly we are being pampered with dessert that this pancake is so hard to resist while we are taking pictures nearby, the aroma of it trails to our nose and end up our table every one having 1 piece. 😀
Clock wise from Top Left
1) Villa Danieli -Cinnamon and apple tarte tatin with goat cheese and white pepper moussem orangeand Java pepper toffee sauce.
3) Essence– Ivory Passion Gateaux
4) Tomato Jam Chocolate Macaroon
Essence– Chocolate Truffle Mousse Tart
With all the amazing food to be presented, price is surely reasonable and one of the place that surely will be good for this festive season. With good food and wine to be included, what is there more can we ask for. . 🙂
For further enquiries or table reservations, please contact:
603 2717 9933 (Essence)
603 2717 9921 (Villa Danieli)
603 2717 9988 (Celestial Court)