BREAKING fast at the Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel in Penang promises to be an exotic experience this year.
There will be a special Arabian Nights theme from April 16 to May 11 for the daily Unlimited À la Carte Dinner spread served at its Sarkies Restaurant.
Expect hearty flavours that reflect the region’s long history of trade in spices and herbs, alongside richly textured decorations.
The promotion is priced at RM168 for adults and RM98 for seniors and children. In line with current norms, all items will be plated by chefs and delivered to your table.
But you still get to feast to your heart’s content, as you can order items as many times as you like.
A good place to start is the Mezze Platter with Fattoush, Tabbouleh, Arabic Salad, Falafel, pita bread and dips.
A bowl of Arabic-style Lentil Soup or Lebanese Vegetable Soup would be an ideal choice before you dig into Lamb Mandi or Chicken Kabshah, both served with saffron rice.
Thrill your tastebuds further with Farrouj Meshwi (marinated roast chicken), Bamia Bil Laham (lamb and okra stew), Samak Bil Firan (baked fish with tomato), Samakeh Bayroutieh (grilled fish with green pepper sauce), Roubyen Moufalaka (shrimps with tomato, capsicum and onion) or Lahm Al Aqda (beef with tomato sauce).
Complementing these special items are familiar Malaysian dishes like Kerabu Mempelam Daging Bakar, Sup Ayam Berempah,
Ayam Masak Kapitan, Fried Green Mussels with Cincaluk Sauce, Assam Laksa, Mee Kari, Murtabak and Satay.
Sarkies’ crowd favourites are also available, including Crustaceans on Ice, sashimi and sushi, and assorted meats and seafood straight off the grill.
Additionally, the carvery section offers Oven-baked Rib Eye, Baked Percik Boneless Lamb Leg, Baked Chicken Roulade, Marinated
Whole Kambing Golek, Chicken Shawarma and E&O Roasted Duck.
Among the desserts, look out for Baklava (layered filo pastry with nuts and honey), Mahalabhia (milk pudding), Umali (bread pudding) and Mamounia (semolina pudding) alongside assorted Kuih Melayu, Biskut Raya, Ais Kacang, French pastries and ice cream.
The Arabian Nights dinner is served from 6.30pm to 10pm.
For enquiries or reservations, call 04-222 2151 or 016-419 8363.