REVIEW: MIGF 2011 – Festival Menu @ Al-Amar, Pavilion KL

Visually arresting yes? 

Nougat Glacé Laid on a Bed of Vanilla Pineapple Confit Served with Pineapple Sauce & Spiced Chocolate Shell.

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Well, that was precisely what we thought too when we were presented with the dessert platter for the 2011 MIGF menu for Al-Amar Lebanese Restaurant.
Al-Amar is all set to impress diners with their affordable (YES, affordable!) yet superb MIGF menu this year.

Pernod Ricard – Code Friday, Sept 30th 2011

Guess what!

Pernod Ricard Malaysia (PRM) is launching their global Responsible Drinking campaign on Friday, September 30, 2011.

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The global Pernod Ricard stance is to promote responsible drinking on 5 fronts: -

* Advocating Moderation
* Avoiding Drink-Driving
* Making Young-People aware of the risks linked to alcohol
* Dissuading Pregnant women from drinking
* Making Staff aware of their responsibility

Setia Eco Cascadia – Another prestigious development from SP Setia

SP Setia latest development, aptly named “Eco” Setia Cascadia has an alluring enough tagline to capture my attention, which says a lot really, considering the fact that I’m pretty oblivious to most property development news.

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Living in Nature’s Miracle” it says.

What does that mean?

Well, does the picture below gives you an idea?

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I Love Samsung Galaxy SII : Get the talents to act your words on video!

So have you check out the new Samsung interactive and fun micrositeI LOVE SAMSUNG GALAXY SII” that I posted about last week? Yes ? No?

THE SITE:  http://bit.ly/pa8JrF. ( http://www.samsung.com/my/lovegalaxysll/ ).

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REVIEW: MIGF 2011 – Festival Menu @ Chalet, Equatorial Hotel KL

Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be hosting an “Exquisitely Swiss” promotion in conjunction with Malaysia International Gourmet Food Festival (MIGF) 2011 from 1 – 31 October 2011 in Chalet, one of their 6 fine dining restaurants.

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The whole event aims to create awareness on the uniqueness of Swiss food, beverage, culture and music. For the whole month of October 2011, an invited Guest Chef; Chef Fritz Tschantre from Switzerland is here to woo diners with his signature dishes.

I was invited for a preview dinner just last week, and had the honour of having my FIRST MIGF dinner for 2011. :P

Below: Guest Chef; Fritz Tschantre from Switzerland & GM of Equatorial Hotel, Mr Alan.

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Craft Bakers Bakery & Cafe, Solaris Dutamas – get your European breads here!

Breads. Breads. Breads.

I’m a self-confessed bread-whore. I eat bread everyday, at times half a loaf at one go (if not more) and I buy breads in bulk. My fridge has a minimum of 3 different types of breads at any one time (just so I can eat whichever one when the mood hits) and I’m always on the look-out for new bakeries/cafes/hotels that sells healthy, artisan breads.
I don’t eat Gardenia (unless it’s from Singapore – check out the Gardenia from Singapore HERE!) /High Five or breads from Bread Story/Bread History etc.
Those are empty fluffs, full of sugar & empty calories.
So yeah, in conclusion I’m a high-class bread eater. :P

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I find Levain Boulangerie decent enough (post HERE & HERE) for variety & ambiance but not for the artisan, high grain breads that I’m seeking for.

Well, the good news is I have found a few really worthy of recommendation bakeries recently, and will be sharing them on my blog, one after another.
I’m starting off with Craft Bakers, a very traditional European type bakery and cafe, but unfortunately with a very annoyingly hard to find location.

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Anyhow, location hardly deters hardcore bread-whores like me. After 40 minutes, I managed to figure out where to park in that new Publika building (Solaris Dutamas & the Publika area is a maze) & thankfully found the cafe soon enough before my mood worsen.

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