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Every exclusive dinner have their own trademark theme, and I must say that second time being invited to Hennessy X.O Appreciation Night 2013 is another memorable night. Looking back at the pictures, I still remember how the food taste when Chef Edward Lee came over last year (click here). Cannot deny that the team really pull the whole event into another level, as when I received their classic invitation card I am already looking forward the event, as it mention are going on little trip “Spirit of Conquest” by taking guests on a specially crafted journey of the past, present and future of the original cognac.

At first, it makes me wonder, how this whole thing would be as the location is at Chin Woo Stadium.

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Upon my arrival, all our cars are taken care by the jockey service and I am totally surprise to see that they actually build up a mock up ship for this dinner. Then only realise this is how we going for a conquest.

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 First of all, of course we have to check in and verify ourselves. .

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 and happy to see Bangsar Babe and her husband Rif are into this cruise. . 😀

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Out of my expecatation, I get to see some Uni friends in this event with Sampson, Vincent and Wife. .

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 Of course first thing first, that we are being treated with unlimited amount of Hennessy X.O.

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As walking into the room, they have converted the whole look and feel into classic old sailing ship

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Leather cushion and classic painting are being place into the room to make up the ambiance even better.

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A world map to show where are we heading later.

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As we were called into the dining area, and walk thru the walkway, this totally caught my attention as we are actually dining above  a stunning floating platform on water, to make it looks like actually we are in a ship.

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With the dinning area are well decorated with huge screens are being place at the side and front to make it like a ship window ..

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Transparent panel as walkway that makes it looks like we are actually sailing on sea and projection images on the screen are showing we are actually docking at a modern city at the moment.

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 Reading at the menu for the  night, its all very unique and cant wait to dip into the dishes.

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 With the official Emceeing is Will Quah which is no stranger to all of us .

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Right before the dinner, we were shown a glimpse of what to expect for the night, with video presentation on the screen, showing little history of Hennessy follow by journey of Chef Lee Anne Wong with Hennessy X.O.

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 Nevertheless, it start off by Chef Lee will introduce us on her dishes, and how do we pair it with X.O after that.

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First to be on the table is Parisian Regalia, a foie gras flan with duck confit, green apple and Frisee lettuce.

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It look rather plain when being serve and I am very curious how does it taste like, and it did surprise me that foie gras is cook to perfection as a simple cut on the cube that makes it burst with flavour in smell and taste. It just melts into the mouth and to drink a sip of neat X.O, it makes the taste even more robust. A remarkable dish to kick start with.

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After first dish, it gets us moving around and sharing with drinks and how do we feel about first dish. Apparently every one is impress that makes it a great kick off. Of course with some photo moments with BangsarBabe and another famous blogger Kinkybluefairy.

Another thing that caught my attention is when the first dish is done, the screen of all the panels change to sea view like we are sailing to another place and it is just right, that we are now sailing to China which is our next destination.

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 Golden Crab and Corn Soup

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 with golden crab and corn soup with caviar, lime and coriander accents.

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Then I put in the whole spoon and stir it into the soup. A great combination that makes the soup sweet, bitting off chunks of crab meat and corn along with ebiko that makes it bursting feeling. Had a sip of X.O mix with a bit water and brings out great aroma after taste.!

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 None the less manage to catch up with the guys that night ..

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 In China we are being pamper with classic Chinese music  .. . and moments after that we set sail again to another new location.

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Done with the first two light dishes, then we are serve with modern-global cuisine Western Allure, a bed of cowboy-style peanuts, with salmon place ontop looks like a  sailing ship for me, and I pair it with neat X.O again. The taste brings the peanut very oak flavour and salmon is sweet after taste. Unique!

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Venetian Ambrosia – Chicken with Porchini Mushroom ravioli, truffle paramesan cream is one of the best dish for the night that prepared to perfection that ravioli is al dante.

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 Then we have our very own little Pavoratti performance.

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Looking at the menu, I am loving it as there are 2 types of dessert that going to be serve, and Mazuka Splendour first to arrive. Filled with Syrimiki Cheeze curd fritters, sour cream and dark fruit sauce. A great combination of taste with light sour berry taste and sugar and its origin from Russia.

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 While we are enjoying this dessert, we were entertain with Russian dance.

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 Last country that we are going to visit is Japan . . .

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 Dark Chocolate Ganache to tantilize our taste bud before nice ending of the last dessert.

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Nihon Grandeur . Grapefruit gelee with cream, Grapfruit Ice, and sesame brandysnap. Taste refreshing as it looks with smooth ice and sour grapefruit gelee taste make it well balance in taste.  Brandysnap is crunchy. A perfect dessert to end our wonderful meal.

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Indeed it is another remarkable night with great food and friends. Chef Lee Ann Wong impress all of us with her master culinary skills  with her well known  modern-global fusion cuisine style. Her creation with Hennessy X.O will live in our memory. . With my friend even commented

“Bok, do you remember when we had fine at overseas? All of them taste so good and back in Malaysia cant taste any till tonight. One of the best fine dine dish she ever come across to dine in Malaysia. ” I must agree with her statement. 😀

With that, only I realize why my friend is a big fan of hers. More about her? (click here)

 Special thanks to Hennessy X.O for the invitation again.

It has been a while since I last visited Pavilion that I have less reason to be there now after I have moved. Traveling down town is just being lazy except there are friends from overseas that came over or any special occasions or events to attend. Well, we bought a discounted voucher from a website to try out this outlet Morganfield’s which is doing a discount of RM 25 voucher for RM15 which i think about 40% off which quite a value buy, so we decided to give it a try.

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Morganfields is located at the GSC Cinema wings or directly next to Overtime Pavilion. One of the reason we to get this voucher as Morganfield is Europeanized American casual diner specializing in pork ribs. Pork Ribs how can we miss that? Not many outlet that serve that even the famous Tony Roma’s also serve without pork (which is their signature too).

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Standing right outside the outlet and it was full house on Friday night, every one just hop onto bar and restaurant to get out from work as its heading weekend to chill with friends, thank god that I made my reservations which I am used to it already.

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They have outdoor area too especially for smokers.

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I love their interior design or would love anything which actually have simen wall/ interior base that create their own style of ambiance.

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Happy Hour certainly a good buy . .

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Love this bar dining section as the cool dim lighting just lit it perfectly.

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Interior with red brick wall, wooden planks, tables and chairs just blend the whole concept very well.

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I was suprise that I was given what they so called VIP room. Its great to be in here as it is quieter compare to outside with full house and every table talking, just imagine that. One of the set back in this room is, its a bit hard to look for waiter / waitress as it is a bit hidden.

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Long hot day, so we ask the waitress what is nice for such weather and Cucumber Apple Mint Spirit was recommended! indeed it is a great drink with hint taste of cucumber that mint taste blends in very well and apple base at the in make it a perfect start. – REcommended~ @ RM 13.90

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Mango & Lime Lassi taste good just that one of the set back of it is the lime and its skin was blend along too that make it bitter with every sip. If without the skin in it, it would have taste perfect. RM 14.90

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 Smokehouse Club Salad @ 17.90

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As all of them wanted to start off with some thing light then salad was the first dish to arrive. Chicken meat breast was being the top of it and nothing special to shout about.

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Cheesy Fries is something similiar to Dog food(click here)  that we have tasted yet much better as this is Morganfield version. The whole plate was covered by cheeze and with some dippings to go along, certainly if beer was pair along with this, its a good combination and for the price of RM 14.90, its a good bargain with its portion.

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I didnt have this much for Tequila Spiked Chicken @ RM 32.90

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Ribs & RibsRM 65.90

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The signature for their outlet, pork ribs, being grill to soft and their bbq sauce is nice to pair along with its meat and we have opted for 2 sauce in here, BBQ sauce and Black Pepper sauce. On my preference, I just prefer this with their in house BBQ sauce. Black Pepper just taste weird with pork ribs.

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Lamb Chops was a bit overcook as its had turn to solid meat, burn the taste of the lamb taste and if it were to cook a bit medium well, would have been just fine. RM 49.90

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I find this Pork Chops is one of the best after the ribs with its texture of meat is soft and blend well with their special sauce. Something to look after for the price that they are offering. RM 29.90

Then funny thing for the night is, I wanted to order desert to end my meal, all of them give me many excuses to order later with:

– wait la, 2 of them went toilet

– eh, you got eat desert after dinner 1 meh? I thought you don like desert

– wait for me to finish my meal 1st la.. I was like huh? order first la.. “wait wait wait”

– can I have the menu please, “har u want to order d ah” can you please just wait for the rest to come back?

– Me- where they go so long eh..I want to order my desert now! ” others reply – okay, we help you order right after we came back from toilet!

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To my suprise, cakes were served along with them and it was a suprise bday arrangement from them. No wonder I cannot order my desert. . .

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These were the crazy friends that celebrated with me on 2 weeks ago.. Thank you guys~ Hugsss!~!~!~

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As every one left, I took again a picture of this area. Just love it.

Morganfield is one of the outlet I would just drop by for a drink as I find the food so so only, and on the pricing wise, its a high to pay for meal like this..

I prefer Chicago Ribs House (click here) over this, in terms of price and food quality . .:D

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6.5/10 , okay lah -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

*NON-HALAL

Location:

Morganfield’s @ Pavilion,
Level 4, Pavilion,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141-3192

Genre: Comedy/ Family

A new movie from Jim Carrey that when he was a kid, his father loves traveling to discover the world, and right before his father past away, as the last gift from him to Jim Carrey is this cute penguins, and he was chaotic when received it, as things got more touchy as he realise when this penguins lay eggs and see them hatch

Quite a funny movie to entertain abit for the week.. . Not a bad movie to watch tho . .

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 7/10,not bad la. .worth a watch too  . .

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

What is Bersih?  As according to Wikipedia, Bersih is Walk of Democracy organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), was supported by Pakatan Rakyat, the coalition of the three largest opposition parties in Malaysia but was deemed illegal by the government. (source from Wikipedia). 

For the past 2 weeks, social media had spread the news on this rally till it had wide spread across the globe, even several other countries online newspaper portal also mention on it.  As  today they consider the second version of Bersih 2.0, to walk down the streets for the cause and alot people are with their devices especially on Twitter with #bersih tag and Facebook to check on the latest updates.

Many creative Malaysians out there take the opportunity to show their wonderful picture editing skills to entertain alot of people for a pic such as below I found over Facebook:

 Christiano Ronaldo Supporting it?

 

Even Bumble bee came to help and protect . . (source from FB)

 and more pictures of what is happening today . . .

 picture from Malaysiakini

 

 

 Pictures from MSN MAlaysia

Even ah ma also came by to supprt . .(Pictures from FB Bersih 2.0)

also great pictures from Aljazeera news from Sudan

One thing I do understand from today’s event is that I see all people from across all kinds walk of life no matter what races had gather as one (Malay, Chinese, Indian, and many more races in Malaysia), and I actually find that the if to gather Malaysians together they are so strong, as this is where I truly believe the  spirit of 1Malaysia, that had reach Malaysians across around the world (Australia, Hong Kong, London and a few more) for the love of the country.

Full story can be read at Malaysiakini on this event . .Malaysia Insider talks back on Bersih 2007 or you can search in Youtube for more videos

AS I wish to share this Superb Transformer clip video (click here) with you guys that I found on Facebook which I think is a compilation of 1.0 and 2.0

*special credits to all photographers to whom you have capture all the pictures.

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