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Nikko Hotel September Promotions


Food connoisseurs should not miss out on the date, 21st September 2006 as Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur presents its first wine dinner event for the year. Priced at only RM140 nett per person, the evening promises to be a spectacular one as the chefs pool their culinary creativity together to present a magnificent menu which showcases the best of Continental dishes and Japanese specialities. Each course will be accompanied by a selected wine, specially chosen to complement the special creation.

For the evening, diners can look forward to enjoying the following creations:

Pre Dinner Canapes: Gravlax on pumpernickel with dill mustard sauce; Tomato and basil crostini; Quail egg, tobikko and chervil croustades and Rosemary mini muffins with smoked ham and peach relish accompanied by a sparkling wine

Japanese Appetizer: Boiled radish on sweet bean paste; California roll and Tofu with minced chicken sauce accompanied by a selected sauvignon blanc

Soup: Tortilla spiced chicken soup with cilantro oil accompanied by a selected sauvignon blanc

1st Main Course: Grilled unagi kabayaki with sansho herbs accompanied by a pinot noir

Orange Sorbet

2nd Main Course: Roasted beef tenderloin; Ripe tomato, mushroom ragout
Thyme glaze and potato layer cake accompanied by a selected cabernet

Dessert: Sesame pudding with green tea ice cream and Red bean puree accompanied by a sweet dessert wine

Coffee/Tea/Green Tea

For reservations, call Rita or Anne at +603 2284 9564.

AUTUMN FEAST – 1 to 31 September
Benkay Japanese Restaurant

Autumn is often considered to be the best season, with plenty of colours, autumn blooms and fine harvest. For this whole month the master chefs at Benkay Japanese Restaurant present some of finest autumn harvest from Japan for your enjoyment…

A special a-la-carte menu has been created for both lunch and dinner and features specialities such as sanama shioyaki (grilled Pacific saury with salt), aki saba sashimi (autumn mackerel sashimi), yaki nasu (grilled eggplant), nasu ebi takiawase (stewed eggplant with prawns), nasu tempura (eggplant tempura) and much more
The Benkay Japanese Restaurant is open for lunch 12 noon to 2.30 pm and for dinner 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm daily. It has a seating capacity of 140 people inclusive of 4 private rooms and 2 tatami rooms; a separate teppanyaki counter and sushi bar.

For reservations, call +603 2782 6118.
CARVERY LUNCH PROMOTION Café Serena Brasserie at hotel nikko kuala lumpur
Carvery Lunch Promotion is the highlight of the month at Café Serena Brasserie Restaurant, with vast selection of local and international delights. There are five different set menus which will be available for lunch from 24th October till 20 October 2006, Mondays to Fridays only, at RM 48.00++ per person.

The Carvery Lunch set menu offers a potpourri of Appetizer, Soup from the Kettle, Carving Board and Dessert choices which will definitely dazzle your eyes and tempt your palates. Don’t miss out on the mouth-watering Chicken Terrine, Grilled Thai Beef Salad, Cumin Sliced Chicken with Young Corn Salad, Roasted Chicken Breast with Mango Salsa, Saffron Rice Salad with Seafood,Prawn Salads,. Dilled Cured Salmon, American Potato Salad or even the Smoked salmon with Fruits Salad from the vast Appetizer selection. The irresistible Soup from the Kettle offers diners a choice of Double Boiled Chicken with Coconut meat and dates, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Indian Tomato Soup to the all-time-favourite Cream of Mushroom Soup.

For an exciting feast, the Carving Board offers Roasted Chicken Meat Loaf with Shallot Sauce, Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream, Roasted Minced Beef Ragout with Black Pepper Sauce, Roasted Rib Eye of Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Roasted Lamb Leg with Juniper and Black Pepper Sauce and Baked Fish Fillet with Pibil Sauce.

Diners will definitely enjoy this set menu promotion with delicious selection of desserts to complete their lunch. Diners may opt from a variety of cakes, assorted French Pastries, local desserts, varieties of ice-cream and choice of fruits..
Café Serena Brasserie is open daily for breakfast (6.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.), lunch (12 noon to 2.30 pm) and dinner (6.30 pm to 10.30 pm) daily. Hi-tea is available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 12.00 noon to 4.00 p.m. at RM45.00++ per person.

For reservations, call +603 2782 6118

Weekends will never be the same again as Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur proudly announces the return of the 150 Dishes promotion at Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant. Diners will be assured of a sumptuous and lip-smacking culinary journey as they partake in our feast, available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Priced at RM69.00++ per person for both lunch and dinner, it’s real value for money.

Feast in style at our award-winning Chinese restaurant. Take the fuss and boredom out of cooking at home and treat your senses to a multitude of lip-smacking dishes, 150 of them to be exact! Choose from the endless list of Dim Sum, Soups, BBQ Dishes, Poultry, Seafood, Vegetables, Rice, Noodles and Desserts. Can’t decide on what to have? Our ever friendly and smart waitpersons will be more than happy to make some recommendations. The unique point of this promotion is that the dishes will only be cooked upon order, thus ensuring its freshness, which is such an important element in Chinese cooking.
For reservations please call Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant at 03 2782 6128.

MAGNIFICENT MOONCAKES – 1 August to 6 October
Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant

In anticipation of the forthcoming Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival, Chef Lo Tian Siong of Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant presents nine different types of mooncakes which will be available from 1 August to 6 October 2006. Prepared using only the finest of ingredients, Chef Lo’s mooncakes are renowned for their smooth texture, thin pastry skins and distinctive flavours.

The different variations of traditional mooncakes that will be available are:
White lotus paste mooncakes at RM32+ per box of 2 pcs and RM60+ per box of 6 pcs
White lotus paste mooncakes with single yolk at RM37+ per box of 2 pcs and RM70+ per box of 6 pcs
White lotus paste mooncakes with double egg yolks at RM42+ per box of 2 pcs and RM80+ per box of 4 pcs
Red bean paste mooncakes with melon seeds at RM32+ per box of 2 pcs and RM60+ per box of 4 pcs
Baked pandan and egg cream paste mooncakes at RM37+ per box of 2 pcs and RM70+ per box of 4 pcs

For those with a penchant for snow skin mooncakes, Chef Lo has created four different selections:
Mini snow skin mooncakes with egg cream paste
Mini snow skin mooncakes with durian paste and oats
Mini snow skin mooncakes with single egg yolk
Mini snow skin mooncakes with red bean paste with melon seeds
The mini snow skin mooncakes are priced at RM60+ per box of 6

From 1 September, the Hotel will offer attractive discounts for all bulk orders received with a 50% advance payment of total purchase price:
15% discount – 10 to 50 boxes
20% discount – 51 to 100 boxes
25% discount – 101 to 200 boxes
30% discount – 201 boxes and above

For those who prefer a simpler way of presenting mooncakes to friends, relatives and business associates, they can opt to purchase Mooncake Gift Vouchers from the Hotel.
To place your orders, call +603 2782 6128 or email to foodandbeverage@hotelnikko.com.my


Ramadhan has always been a month for Muslims and non-muslims to savour the best of traditional, local and international delights. For the coming Ramadhan, Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur, will be offering full buffet spread at Café Serena Brasserie and choice of Ramadhan Bento at Benkay Japanese Restaurant.

The Ramadhan buffet is available from 23 September to 21 October 2006 for only RM90.00++ per person. Children aged between 6 to 12 years will dine for RM45.00++ per person. With 5 different rotating menus on a daily basis, the selections include Ikan Patin Masak Lemak Tempoyak, Ketam Masak Lemak Cili Api Nenas, Rendang Tok Perak to Deepfried Prawns with Butter Cream and Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce and more. In addition, diners will be spoilt for choice with the many action stalls available offering more choices such as Popiah Basah, Satay, Kebab, Noodles and beverages such as Sirap Bandung, Soya Bean, Sugar Cane and Nescafe Tarik.

To create a soothing dining experience, a Ghazal band will be performing daily from 6.45 pm to 9.30 pm throughout the Ramadhan period.

The Benkay Japanese Restaurant is the ideal choice to ‘buka puasa’ with a difference. The restaurant will be featuring three different Ramadhan Bento Boxes, priced between RM68.00++ to RM88.00++ per person.

For reservations, please call 03-2782 6228 for Café Serena Brasserie and 03-2782 6118 for Benkay Japanese Restaurant.


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Cooking Classes

The French Culinary School In Asia


"Thai Cuisine"

Saturday, 9 September 2006, 9am to 1pm

Calling all Thai food lovers to join us for a hot and spicy session with Chef Sita.

Hor Mok Pla - Coconut Custard Fish

Kaeng Daeng Neua - Thai Beef Red Curry

Phad Thai - Thai Fried Noodles

Man Cheuam - Caramelised Tapioca

"Sushi Sushi"

Saturday, 9 September 2006, 2pm to 6pm

Have fun with Chef Jean Michel as he rolls his way to creative and innovative sushi!

Eggplant Chirasi Sushi

Cream Cheese with Salmon Maki Sushi

Grilled Vegetable Sushi

Black Rice with Chili Jam Sushi

Green Tea Sushi with Salmon

Lotus Root and Tomato Sushi

Sushi Mimosa

Garden Sushi

Join The French Culinary School In Asia today!

The sessions are priced at RM 250 per person per workshop.

Attend both workshops for RM 400 per person!

Do visit www.gourmandines.com for more info on the range of products that we are using, promotions, classes and events!

Venue of the class:
The French Culinary School In Asia - HTC In Asia Sdn Bhd.

Level 8 Annexed Block – Menara IMC,

(next to Concorde Hotel, pls take carpark lift to 8th floor)

No. 8, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

50250 Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Tel: 03 2078 7969 – Fax: 03 2026 4188

E-mail: french_culinary_school@htcinasia.com

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Yummy Gelato