Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Serai@Life Centre

images Veronica Ng, text Dave Avran

Serai@Life Centre is the latest baby of the Serai Group Sdn Bhd’s first successful initiative Serai Thai in Shah Alam. Serai means Lemongrass in English. Serai Thai has been around for 23 years while Serai@ Life Centre is an Asian, Western and fusion restaurant which opened its doors in September 2012.

Serai@Life Centre is a little more high-end with weekly specials for diners. The service and attention by the waiters is great while the decor and ambience is really pleasant, spacious and roomy to have a wonderful get-together.

Although Director of Operations and Marketing Ms Qistina Taff is a graduate in Bachelor of design, Interior design from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia her passion is in wanting to share Serai’s range of culinary offerings with her patrons.

Her husband Najib Hamid, who is the director and executive chef of the restaurants, is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Adelaide. He attributes his extensive knowledge in Western cuisine to his 10 years in Australia working in hotels and restaurants, where he fine-tuned his passion for food.

For this upcoming festive season, Serai has come up with a Christmas Set Menu priced at RM120++ per person that features mains of Tarragon de Paris butter roast chicken stuffed with smoked turkey, Tasmanian double brie served with cranberry sauce, Beef Wellington with onion marmalade and Baked salmon with maple syrup and lemon thyme.

The condiments that go with this set include Rosemary salt new potatoes, Buttered brussels sprouts, Honey glazed roasted vegetables, 3 style mash and fresh cucumber salad.

Dressings come in the form of Mint sauce, Horseradish cream sauce, Chicken jus with roasted garlic while dessert is a Christmas tease – cake of the day. To complement your meal a Serai Christmas mocktail of soda, mint leaves, raspberry, passionfruit pulp and a dash of orange juice has been created especially for you.

Serai is also offering special order goodies such as Christmas turkey at RM350++ per bird, for which you get a 3kg turkey stuffed with chestnuts served with Pesto mash, Roast capsicum mash and cranberry sauce and jus.

There is also the Honey Mustard Australian leg of lamb at RM400++ for 2.5kg which comes with Orange glazed roasted root vegetables, Mint sauce and Parisian mash potato.  

Also on offer is the Seafood platter at RM450++ for 3 to 4 pax which features Tasmanian oyster 3 ways, cured salmon, Boston lobster thermidor, fresh cold Sabah prawns, crispy soft shell crab, salted egg yolk squid, fresh Asian cucumber salad, Turkish bread with yogurt pesto dip and roasted capsicum & cumin dip.  

Pre-booking of 2 days in advance is required with a minimum order of 4 pax, and all prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 6% govt tax  

Ground Floor, Life Centre
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Open daily   from   11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Contact: 03-2181 6717

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