It has been a while since I attend such dinner. I remember the last round I went was with my ex company to attend all this awards dinner under Techonolgy. Well, this is something new to me and I would like to thank Chris for extending me the invites. Get to understand further that this is the 4th Putra Brand awards and Heineken this round is being held at the new Majestic Hotel. One good thing about this awards is that its being measured by consumers.
There are lots of people attending this event that most of them are representative of the company and alot of advertising and media people to cover the awards.
One of the beer being nominated for the beer category under peoples choice are of course Heineken.
We do have free flow for that night. 🙂
with Chris and Anna.
and here are the pretty girls that represent the beer also for the night. .
On my table, its great to sit along and get to know other people from the agency and different company . .
On the night, it was another remarkable night achievement for Heineken , as they are awarded Gold again for second year in a row under ‘Beverage Alcoholic’ category. One of the brand recognize by many people and consumer’s preferred choice too.
Group picture with Marketing team of Heineken . .:D
and of course it was an eye opener event for me as some brand won in certain category its really a surprise and really wonder how all this being tabulated. 😀
One of the night to be remembered that recently I got one exclusive event invites that makes me excited is this Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows. One of the reason is, we will get a chance to dine and pairing with Cognac that feature winner Chef Edward Lee from Iron Chef versus José Garces. I just could not wait for the event to happen.
One of the best invites so far that I have gotten and when I read the dress code, Black Tie I have to scratch my head for a moment as all my clothing left at hometown. As I am left with 2 days before the event, have to borrow a coat from my friend along with a tie to prepare myself for this grand event. The event took place at Hotel Equatorial. .
Here am I, for the first time in this close private functions and I am amaze how they transform this whole place into classy looking environment.
The star drink for tonight is Hennessy X.O.
Upon arrival, we are greeted with drinks from the bar, friendly waiter being ready to serve you anytime to have your drink neat, with water or soda. I always love to have my first glass neat to try out the taste then follow by water. 😀
Here you go as the new Hennessy X.O are being package into their new sexy curvy bottle.
We just have bottomless drink as our glass never runs dry. Whenever it half way trough and it was filled up by this effective and pretty girls.
Here we are and glad to see some of the bloggers (from left) – Wei Chin (KampungBoyCityGirl) , Me, Cheng Yi (Fatboybakes), Umei (CuminCiki) and Alison (Aly’s Wonderland).
This is what I mean the transformation of the place that they did. .
As we were gesture to head towards the main room, along the walkway are being filled with chef picture with candles to made up the place event more classy.
I just love this rack that makes the new bottle of Hennessy X.O so classy futuristic!
As went into the main function room, I am blown away with a huge wide display panel as staging background with all the wording effects.
The seating are all being arrange and here is my seat with my name on it. Best of all, they have an electronic photo panel to show you what’s the menu and what are the itinerary for the night along with feature cuisine!
Will Quah being the Emmce for the night . .
Here we go, being brought into a new dimension on featuring the whole event by using a huge wide panel . .
Follow by dance performance on the original story of the Heritage of Hennessy XO. Performed by international dancer and choreographer Soufiane Karim. Instead of pictures cant tell much, I decided to record it down with video on the superb performance.
Frederick Noyere, Managing Director of Moet & Hennessy Diageo
follow by another 3-D lighting performance to reveal the new product!
Salud means bless you in Spanish, often use in tossing.
Never thought that I would see this happen in my eyes as this scene often happen in those reality program or shows that right before before each course, the chef appears on the screen to explain the inspirations behind the dish.
They even show a glimpse of moment showing live what’s happening in the kitchen. Impressive!
All of us are anxious for our food to arrive as we were prepared that how good the food will taste like.
First dish for the night, a starter called Mosaic
A colourful plate of starter with each side being carefully cut in squares, as each of the fresh ahi tuna & kona kampachi being paired along with a slice of tropical fruits each. I tried each slice itself as the tuna are very fresh and followed by combining both together gives another level of taste. Best to pair it along to get the best fresh and sweet taste of fruits at the end, every one just clear this dish in moments. Follow by a sip of cognac just brings out the aroma of sweetness.
Piquant is the next feature dish with lobster, sea urchin & salmon skin
Upon pouring the sauce onto the plate it smells so nice and sweet, just cant wait to have my fork to pick up each slice to put into my mouth. Indeed turns out to be the best among the feature dish, with one of a simple reason. Everything is fresh, simple yet get to taste the best out of it.
Paprika-spiced chilled sweet corn soup is just amazing on how the chef did it, as the chill gravy paired very well with with lobster that able to brings the best taste in both world without overpowering each other. The gravy/soup is just something we could not have enough. Wish it could be more! Everyone is enjoying this dish and satisfied look at the end!
Oriental serve along with lovely lemongrass-chili vinaigrette heightened with pickled jicama & Japanese eggplant. Not easy to cook a nice scallop which is pan fried on both side to maintain its best form upon serving and it was well presented. Slice the scallop and eat along with the sauce prepare and follow with a sip of X.O makes the taste even more exquisite.
Then during dinner there is a bottle of Limited Edition of Hennessy Methusalem that package in a custom made lamb skin covered traveling case in a 6 litre bottle. It is interesting on how they extract the cognac out from the bottle by using a long Rod!
The taste is much stronger, yet the after taste is mild towards the end. It is indeed one of a unique item as the production of this special edition are limited.
Provocateur is the main being serve and the name itself also sound umph! Steak tenderloin cooked with chocolate, jalapeno and decorated with toasted sesame seeds, with sides of spinach & mushrooms
Unfortunately my portion wasnt this, as mine is near to well done ..
Seductrice is one of the dish that many people hype about it as I should have chosen dish for my mains. Many like this because of its soft inside out and served with a pureed smoked sweet potato & Chinese cabbage
As the night proceed and we were entertain by a live jazz band and the singer is from Penang too . .Yay~
To end our night Allure came along on our table. Brioche crusted dark chocolate genoise cake, served with red beet syrup, and lightly sprinkled with pistachio & walnuts. Just a perfect way to end this marvelous meal!
At the end of our meal, here comes Chef Edward Lee being presented at the end. The mastermind behind all this superb meal.
It was a great night being the first time attending such event and surely a memorable one as the dish are just marvelous by pairing along with Hennessy X.O is just another level of taste being created.
Surely I am looking forward for more in the future ~
For the year 2012, one of the way to kick start or to enjoy great time by starting off with celebration of St.Particks day and the month-long GUINNESS® St Patrick’s celebrations has gone full throttle with parties happening at Jarrod & Rawlins last week. All of us having great time and were treated to a myriad of fun games, exciting entertainment and side splitting comedy that had us laughing in stitches on a few sessions!
after a long week on work, here we are to enjoy the pre celebration and also best of all that one thing we shall not miss is the beer. . .
Fresh Guinness draft that is perfect to start off with. . .
some of us do get personalize mug cuz come in a group and those who pay of course got it, 1 Bucket of Gunnness or 4 pints of Stout will entitle you a personalize mug.
Some of the pretty girls in charge of different sections and these two are in charge of gaming. The trick is the most bottom cup with a big red tap sticker and just stack all the cups from bottom to top within 60 seconds till the red sticker cup appear back and win a prize.
Here are some of the signature dish for St.Patrick, everything is in green as its the official colour. .
I did not know that its chicken breast till one of them told me, as I thought it were capsicum. The chicken breast is juicy and moist suprisingly and perfect to dip along with the green mayo and some chili sauce.
This is how happy every one is when have a pint of Guinness on their hand and cheers to every one~
The event started with a bang with performers coming out cheerfully with music blend into it that make the atmosphere even better.
I just love these few character as they are just so attractive
Crowd dancing and singing along .. .
I just love these 2 character, as they are just so good in doing their act, dancing, robot dancing, laughing and some silly act
This year, Malaysia GUINNESS® St Patrick’s will be the biggest St Patrick’s celebration in ASIA. We are holding over 20 big parties in major cities all over the country throughout the month of March including the return of the famous Changkat Bukit Bintang street party. So if you have miss out the previous party and watch out for their line up with the list below and do catch out their big bang street party happening this weekend on 17th and 18th at Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Delaney’s, Bukit Bintang 15th March 2012
SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas 8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th March 2012
I guess recently a lot of us being pampered by a lot of Bars retailers that they have brought in many imported beers for us to choose and enjoy after our daily pressure at work. Now, for beer drinkers, one of the latest hype for you guys is that Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad had brought in Kronenbourg one of the finest beer from French for Malaysians to enjoy.
The new lauch of the beer is held at this new hidden gem at Damansara area, The Hills.
The whole bar and restaurant had been converted to mini French ambiance to cater specially for this launch with Eifel Tower in place to welcome all the guest.
The Hills, garden lounge and dining
A mini living room set up with the mode of 1664 where the origin and age of the beer had started.
Most of the Duke in those days hold one of these to represent their status.