The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2010 Gala Launch @ Sunway Convention Centre

More than 2000 of the country’s who’s and who’s gathered in the Grand Ballroom of Sunway Convention Centre last night for the Gala Launch of one of Malaysia’s top culinary event – The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) .

An annual event, which started from a humble beginning of a dozen establishments a decade ago now has more than 70 fine dining restaurants in the country; & we see the numbers growing yearly.

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For 2010, MIGF showcases 30 top fine dining restaurants taking part in the month long (1st – 30th Oct 2010) festival themed “Magical Chefs”.

Below are the list of 30 restaurants that we can look forward to their gastronomical MIGF menu this year:

Al – Amar – Pavillion KL
Bunga Emas & L’ Heritage – Royal Chulan Hotel
Celadon – Pavilion KL
Chalet – Equatorial KL
China Treasures – Sime Darby Convention Centre
Chynna, Iketeru & Senses – Hilton KL
Makan Kitchen – DoubleTree by Hilton KL
Lai Po Heen & Mandarin Grill – Mandarin Oriental
Lafite, Shang Palace & Zipangu – Shangri -La KL
Dynasty, Med @Marche – Live, Sagano – Renaissance KL
Villa Danieli – Sheraton Imperial KL
Fu-Rin – Holiday Inn Glenmarie KL
Zing – Grand Millennium KL
The Club – The Saujana KL
Neo Tamarind -Jalan Sultan Ismail, opposite KL Life Centre
High Tide – Menara Taipan, Jalan
Nerovivo – Jalan Bukit Ceylon, KL
Vansh – Starhill, Jalan Bukit Bintang KL
The Olive – Maxim Genting
Seasonal Tastes – The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
The Pomelo – The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.

Each of these 30 restaurants showcases selected dishes from their specially crafted MIGF menu for the guests to sample yesterday. The crowd that jostled for the food makes you forget that this is a posh event. Well, I guess that’s cos the food must be really good! 😉

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One particular station had a pole dancer gyrating  the whole night. I wasn’t too sure the crowd at the station is mesmerized by the food or the dancer. 😉

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Below:

Deputy Minister of Tourism, YB Datuk James Dawos Mamit & Organising Chairman YBhg Dato’ Steve Day during the officiating ceremony, surrounded by spontaneous Festival Master Chefs in an ‘orchestra’ of pots & pans in unison with a Latin band.

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So get your wallets ready, check your calendar & make a date with one of the restaurants this coming October!