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Friday September 27, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday September 27, 2013 MYT 11:07:07 AM
by jay wong
Well thought out: Chef Chan (left) and chef Boon showing the selection of cakes and pastries named after traditional Malaysian games that are part of at Sheraton Imperial Hotel’s English afternoon tea buffet themed ‘Childhood Memories’ throughout this month.
Throughout this month, the hotel’s English afternoon tea buffet, themed “Childhood Memories”, pays tribute to the Malaysian way of life with an interesting array of tea time goodies named after local traditional games.
Executive pastry chef Chan Eng Hua and his assistant, chef Boon, have gone to great lengths to prepare the cakes and pastries at the Pavilions Lounge, located on the Mezzanine Level, to go along with a wide selection of premium teas under the TWG Tea brand.
At RM40++ per person, the spread currently offers Batu Seremban (ox-eye cookies), Teng Teng (brownies and marshmallow bars), Konda Kundi (assorted chocolate lollipops), Gasing (passion mango mini cornetto), Galah Panjang (sweet grissini with chocolate dip), Plaster Sin (a fruity jello) and Guli Petak (quiche lorraine). These are in addition to the usual assortment of scones served with honey, raspberry jam and whipped cream, sandwiches, fresh fruit shooters, cookies in jars, homemade pralines, fresh strawberries and macaroons.
If tea is not your choice of beverage, then the strawberry, mixed berries or Passion sparkling wines with ice pop may interest you at only RM35++ per glass.
There are also mocktails and cocktails (RM36++ per glass) on the menu, including the Vanilla Vodka — a cocktail mixture of premium Stolichnaya Vodka, Monin vanilla-flavoured syrup, fresh milk and garnished with marshmallows.
Also available as a non-alcoholic beverage is the Naughty Nutella mocktail — a blend of Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread, chocolate powder and fresh milk, topped with whipped cream and garnished with crushed chocolate cookies.
Then from Oct 7 to 31, Sheraton Imperial will begin offering its Halloween-themed English afternoon tea — priced at RM40++ per person.
Some of the must-haves include “Nightmare” Pumpkin Cheesecake, “Casper” Pumpkin Cheese Strudel with Vanilla Sauce, “Vampire Slayer” Chocolate Chantilly Cream with Raspberry and Meringue Stick and other sweet temptations.
And if tea isn’t your cuppa, perhaps a stronger brew of Carlsberg draft may quench your thirst at RM24++ per glass, plus a second glass for free during Happy Hours (5pm - 9pm).
Besides tea-time delights, October will also provide a devilishly delicious buffet spread, featuring some of chef Kamaruddin’s Halloween delights. Aptly named, the specialities include “Living Dead” Beef Carpaccio, “Vampire” Chili Honey Pumpkin Soup served with Freshly Baked Bread, “Graveyard” Sea Bass with Mushroom and Tomato Basil Duxelle and a “Nightmare” Beef Goulash to name a few.
For seafood lovers, there are fresh oysters, chilled tiger prawns and crabs available woth some fine cocktail sauce or Tabasco sauce.
Also look out for a live noodle-cooking station, sushi bar, Chinese corner and a carvery section.
The sweet temptations to mark Halloween will include chef Chan’s signature “Scarface” Pumpkin Meringue Pie, “Big Foot” Moist Chocolate Cake, “Frankenstein” Cupcakes, “Freddie Krueger” Pistachio Pave and much more.
To get patrons into the Halloween mood, the best-dressed couple
will win a complimentary weekend high tea for two at Essence and a bottle of Prosseco sparkling wine. cople
The Halloween buffet promotion is priced at RM98++ per person (food only) and RM138++ per person (inclusive of free flow of draught beer and house wine) and is only available for dinner on Oct 31.
This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.
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