A month of gastronomy in Kuala Lumpur and Penang

Michelin Selected restaurant Kayra will be presenting specially curated meals for either two or four people for GastroMonth, with highlights like whole roast chicken biryani. — Handout

If you’re a fan of gourmet experiences, there’s plenty to look forward to this month with the launch of GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023.

Running from now till 30 June 2023, the inaugural month-long affair launched by FunNow Malaysia will feature over 40 eateries from the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang. All the eateries have put together special menus and food experiences curated especially for the festival.

Participating restaurants include all four of the one-Michelin starred eateries in Malaysia, namely Dewakan and DC By Darren Chin in Kuala Lumpur and Au Jardin and Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery in Penang as well as numerous Bib Gourmand (value-for-money) haunts like Aliyaa and Congkak in KL and Sardaarji and Tek Sen in Penang.

Michelin Selected participating restaurants on the other hand include KL’s Eat and Cook, Beta KL, Passage Thru India and Penang’s Jawi House and Gen.

Some of the meals to look forward to include a specially curated GastroMonth meal at Dewakan with seats at the Test Kitchen. Interestingly, seats have never been available at Dewakan’s famed private kitchen before. The menu includes interesting-sounding options like a caviar dish inspired by Joel Robuchon.

Over 40 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Penang are participating in the inaugural month-long affair, which will see eateries curating special menus. — HandoutOver 40 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Penang are participating in the inaugural month-long affair, which will see eateries curating special menus. — Handout

Other highlights include a curated 12-course menu at Darren Chin’s stalwart eatery DC and Akar Dining’s specially designed 12 items menu which focuses on local ingredients. There is also Kerala-centric eatery Kayra’s multi-course menu designed for either two or four people, with dishes like whole roast chicken biryani and squid pepper fry with dosa crisp.

Benson Chang, General Manager of FunNow Malaysia says, “With the launch of the first GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang, the aim is to support our food and beverage community, provide more accessible culinary experiences to Malaysians, and further establish Malaysia as a gastronomic destination on the international map. This is a great opportunity for food enthusiasts from across the country and world to discover and enjoy our delicious culinary scene.”

To make bookings at selected restaurants participating in GastroMonth, go to https://www.events.myfunnow.com/gastromonth-malaysia-2023.

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