Entering the month of September marks the final week of Tiffin Food Court, with its closing installation featuring some of the best modern Malaysian inspired creations by local chefs including Raymond Tham from Beta KL, Chef Karlyn Teo from Sitka and Chef Jack from Soon Heng Social Club. Also in the fray is Malacca-based Calanthe Art Cafe, Umami Boru from Beard Brothers’ BBQ as well as a collaboration between Wizards at Tribeca and newly-opened Flying Monkeys — all promising an eventful weekend of food, fun and camaraderie (be sure to head over from August 29th to September 1st, 2019).
If a crowded social event is not your cup of tea, we’ve listed some of most exclusive dining collaborations that you can experience in the month of September. Scroll down to find out the dining events in KL taking place soon.
Bar Trigona welcomes two of Asia’s elite bartenders including Sophia Kang from Singapore’s Manhattan Bar (ranked #3 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list), as well as Dew Choi, senior bartender at the best bar in Korea, Charles H. in Four Seasons Seoul. Sample some of their signature mixes as well as out-of-the-box recipes for a limited time only. Complement your tipple with some K-influenced tapas-style bar food including ddeok-galb (grilled soy sauce marinated short ribs patties) and cha-cha gimbal (Korean rice roll with tuna).
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The House of Martell and Babe by Jeff Ramsey will host another edition of The Wonderarium cocktail and ‘Japas’ party featuring World Class Malaysia 2016 winner Osmund Bernard of Kenshin Bar. The immersive gastronomic event will centre on the theme Sweet & Sour, where guests will be able to sample three crafted cocktails using Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels curated by Bernard, alongside Chef Ramsey’s specialty canapés to complement the different flavour combinations. Get up close and personal with Chef Ramsey who will be taking you on a journey into the bespoke Martell Trunk of curiosities — exploring taste, sensation and palate.
If you’re a huge fan of everything Korean, here’s your chance to savour in its delightful cuisine specially brought to you by Executive Sous Chef Jaeyoung (John) Oh from Four Seasons Seoul. Specialities include grilled galbi, clear fish dumpling soup and Korean crepe, which will be served alongside fine soju. To top it off, Chef John will also be taking over Curate for a special Korean Weekend Brunch on September 7th and 8th, bringing you a plethora of classic crowd-pleasers including bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables and egg), japchae (stir-fried glass noodles) and haemul pajeon (seafood and scallion pancakes).
Four Seasons KL is partnering with its Macanese counterpart for a star-studded epicurean adventure at Yun House. Join Executive Chef Jimmy Wong and guest Executive Chef Charles Cheung of Zi Yat Heen, the Cantonese restaurant at Four Seasons Macao, for a one-week-only feast of Cantonese classics, creative dim sum dish and signature recipes. There will be an a la carte and set menu available all week, including a special 7-course dinner on September 20 — so book yourself a seat as soon as possible.
Masterchef Asia runner-up Marcus Low of Mad Hatter Desserts is teaming up with award-winning Chinese Masterchef James Ho in an innovative savoury and confiture crossover in a contemporary Chinese menu. This first-of-its-kind experience challenges your tastebuds and is set to blow your mind with unexpected combination of ingredients and flavours. Each course comprises a savoury and a sweet combo, and we especially love the starters of Lychee Crabmeat Ball paired with Exploding Osmanthus Sphere & Mangosteen Jelly, as well as the Salted Egg Yolk Giant Beansprouts paired with Buah Keluak & Lotus Paste Mochi.
One of Tokyo’s most sought-after sushiya, Sushisho Masa will be doing a pop-up at Sushi Ryu from September 27 to 29. Chef Masakatsu Oka, fondly known as Masa-san will tantalise your tastebuds with his signature nigiri — the Masa-feuille — consisting of three slices of otoro, layered with wasabi and mille-feuille for texture. If you’re not heading to Japan anytime soon, this is your chance to sample one of Tokyo’s spectaculars. Both lunch and dinner seatings will be available starting at 12pm on September 27th and 28th (11.30am on 29th), and at 6pm and 8pm for dinner on all three days.
DC Restaurant’s Chef Darren Chin and Chef Evert Onderbeke of Soleil will be collaborating for a special two-night only dinner taking place at Soleil Restaurant on September 26th and DC Restaurant on September 27th. These chefs may be territorial when it comes to championing their respective cooking styles and cuisines but expect a melange of creative signature dishes created with classic techniques, premium produce and exquisite novelty. You’ll want to try DC’s signature Cold Cappellini as well as the Tanjung Malim Sturgeon Fillet.
Iketeru is kicking the autumn season with a special promotion featuring Sanma or a Pacific saury fish that’s known for its heart-healthy fats and rich flavours. Indulge in a choice of grilled, salted or teriyaki Sanma, that’s quintessentially an autumn delicacy in Japan. Pair with grated daikon and a bowl of fluffy Japanese rice to complete the meal.
There’s nothing better to end the week with a hearty bbq feast, especially one that’s prepared for you. Enjoy an array of Southwestern-style bbq from the states of Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, Alabama and Louisiana at Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s all-day dining restaurant Vasco’s. Choose from a bottomless spread of succulent beef brisket, tender ribs, lamb racks, chicken and sausages. There’s also a live band to entertain you with a variety of country music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Chef Tyson Gee will be collaborating with the doyenne of Kristang cuisine, Chef Melba Nunis for a unique heritage-inspired dining experience like no other at Atas Modern Malaysian Eatery. The special 5-course menu features some of Chef Melba’s signature dishes that pay homage to her Kristang roots, while celebrating some of the most exotic ingredients from the Kristang kitchen. This will be the first of many Chef’s Table series by the all-day dining restaurant in The RuMa.
Head Chef Ben Leven of Locale Restaurant in De Bortoli Wines Yarra Valley Estate will be at Favola, Le Meridien KL for an exciting three-day only culinary journey as he takes you through his refined palate and ingenious creations that’ll be paired with exquisite wines from the well-known vineyard in Australia. Enjoy a slew of Italian classics like potato gnocchi with lamb ragu, as well as Pesce Stagionato (kingfish cured with Estate Chardonnay). Finish off with chef’s signature Tiramisu that complements De Bortoli’s iconic Noble One.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be in town this month to mark his annual return to Nobu Kuala Lumpur. If you’d like to meet the culinary maestro himself, make a booking from 29th September to 1st October 2019. Otherwise, you’ll still be able to enjoy a distinctive dining experience — ‘Ode to Nobu’ Omakase — that’s designed by Chef Nobu alongside Executive Chef Philip Leong and the Nobu KL team. Expect signature dishes as well as creative novelties featuring local ingredients from our backyards.