Alaskan king crab joins festive line-up

Alaskan king crab (top) will be served at Le Meridien this Christmas and New Year.

CRAB lovers are in for a treat this year end.Le Meridien Putrajaya, in wanting to offer something special to guests, is raising the bar for its Christmas and New Year menus.

Besides traditional festive dishes such as roasted meats, the hotel is serving Alaskan king crab at Latest Recipe to pamper diners’ taste buds.

Hotel junior sous chef Chan Chee Siong said the large crabs, known for their unmatched flavour, quality and texture, would be flown in specially for the festive menus.

“The Alaskan king crabs will be poached so guests can really savour the taste, and served alongside other seafood delights like snow crabs, oysters and lobsters.

Roast Turkey with Bread Chestnut Stuffing.Roast Turkey with Bread Chestnut Stuffing.

“Another must-try item is the Norwegian Whole Salmon Apricot Gravlax,” he said.

The salmon apricot gravlax is a simple yet luxurious cold dish that makes a great starter for parties.

It is different from the usual smoked salmon found in a buffet.

Another option to start with is the Broccoli Soup with Truffle Oil – with the truffle oil lending a rich musky aroma.

Yule log that is almost too pretty to dig into.Yule log that is almost too pretty to dig into.

Roast Turkey with Bread Chestnut Stuffing, Whole Roasted Lamb with Jus and Whole Roast Rib Eye with Shallot Sauce, Braised Beef with Sweet Onion, Chicken Mushroom and Corn Pie, and Seafood Lasagna are some of the other enticing dishes in Latest Recipe’s buffet line-up.

Desserts are also big for Christmas with traditional sweetmeats such as gingerbread biscuits, yule log, fruitcake, eclairs and Christmas pudding on offer.

Carollers will entertain guests with Christmas songs to liven up the experience.

Creamy Chicken Mushroom and Corn Pie.Creamy Chicken Mushroom and Corn Pie.

The Christmas Eve dinner is priced at RM358+ per adult while Christmas and New Year brunch are priced at RM348+ per adult.

Dinner on New Year’s Eve, also called the La Fete Grand Dinner, is priced at RM488+ per adult.

The dinner at the ballroom promises to be an entertaining evening with live performances right up until the countdown to the new year.

Simple yet luxurious Norwegian Whole Salmon Apricot Gravlax makes for a great starter.Simple yet luxurious Norwegian Whole Salmon Apricot Gravlax makes for a great starter.

Buffet prices are inclusive of the standard house pouring beverages.

Children below four years old dine for free, while those aged between five and 12 get a 50% discount.

Food from the restaurant will also be available for delivery or takeaway, for guests celebrating at home.

LATEST RECIPE, Le Meridien Putrajaya, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya, Sepang, Selangor. (Tel: 03-8689 6862). Business hours: 6.30am to 10.30pm, daily.

This is the writer’s personal observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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