Emerald celebrations

A variety of bread made fresh each day.

Green theme reigns supreme this Christmas and New Year

RED and green are dominant colours in festive decorations at many places this time of year.

This year, however, The Westin Kuala Lumpur is leaning on the calming effect of emerald green as its colour of choice for Christmas.

Emerald green embellished with gold accents exudes an atmosphere of elegance for celebrating Christmas and in welcoming New Year at the hotel.

Taking it a step further are tempting green-hued dishes at The Living Room.

Green ingredients like pistachio and green tea are cleverly used to inject the Christmas spirit and these are especially evident in the dessert corner.

The colour is less obvious at the appetiser section so expect to see Home-Cured Salmon Gravlax, a selection of cold cuts, Pate en Croute, Turkey Loaf, Chicken Meat Loaf and Beef Bresaola.

I enjoyed the chance to make my own Caesar Salad and ingredients such as mesclun, baby spinach and wild rocket, as well as nutty and rich Parmesan cheese, are laid out here.

Oven-Roasted Cajun Marinated Chicken served with roasted vegetables.Oven-Roasted Cajun Marinated Chicken served with roasted vegetables.

A wide variety of fresh seafood on ice include oysters, mud crabs, black mussels, prawns, lip mussels and clams.

The stars of the buffet, however, are traditional festive favourites of Yorkshire Pudding, Bavarian Hunter’s Lamb Stew, Harissa Spiced Leg of Lamb, Oven-roasted Cajun Marinated Chicken and Roasted Prime Beef Ribs.

If you get excited looking at a festive spread, then you will enjoy Oven-roasted Orange Brine Turkey with Caramelised Vegetables and Apple Chestnut Stuffing, Parsley Potatoes, Roasted Provencal Vegetables and Brussel Sprouts, with an array of sauces – mushroom, cranberry, turkey jus, hollandaise, English mustard and horseradish sauce.

The restaurant’s signature Oxtail Assam Pedas will be included in the menu, for Malaysians looking for local flavours.

The main course selections are heavy on the meat but the chefs have not forgotten vegetarians.

On the menu are plant-based Chicken Burger, Bolognaise, Lasagna, Black Pepper Beef with Spring Onion and Thai Green Curry Chicken, to name a few.

The breads –Walnut Raisin Baguette, Golden Brioche Roll, Pesto Focaccia Green Tea Soft Bun, Green Bread Lavash, Stolen, Panettone, and Ginger Bread Man are made in-house.

Harissa Spiced Leg of Lamb on a bed of greens.Harissa Spiced Leg of Lamb on a bed of greens.

Rounding up the feast are Yuletide desserts like Emerald Chocolate Yule Log, Chocolate Cherry Cake, Golden Apple Pie, Emerald and Gold Lollipop, Gingerbread Creme Brulee, Grape Jello Streusels, Green Tea Emerald Macaroon Tower, Raspberry Pistachio Triangle, Christmas Pudding and Minced Pie to satiate the festive appetite.

Christmas carollers and tarot card readers will be present on Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1.

On Christmas Eve, there will be dinner buffet from 6pm to 10pm, priced at RM258nett per adult and RM129nett per child.

On Christmas Day, there will be buffet offerings for brunch and dinner.

Brunch is served from 12.30pm to 3pm, priced at RM258nett per adult and RM129nett per child.

Dinner will be from 6pm to 10pm, at RM198nett per adult and RM96nett per child.

To celebrate and welcome in 2024, there will be a buffet dinner on Dec 31 and buffet brunch on Jan 1.

New Year’s Eve dinner will be from 6pm to 10pm, while New Year’s brunch will be from 12.30pm to 3pm. Both are priced at RM258nett per adult and RM129nett per child.

Children below six years old dine for free.

THE LIVING ROOM, The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 99, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2773 8495). Business hours: 6am to 10.30pm.

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

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