I remember hearing his name years ago, before the KL Hilton opened, and I distinctly remember the emphasis that this was a Malaysian born chef, who now hails from Adelaide. And was specially commissioned to set up Senses at KL Hilton. So, he is like a legend. And, thanks to HENNESSY XO APPRECIATION GROWS (See previous event HERE), we are invited to partake in an exclusive meal with Chef Chong Liew in ....drum roll......PENANG!!!!
A snippet from the Media release:
Hailed from Malaysia, Liew is one of South Australia’s most well-known chefs whose fusion of Asian culture, Australian ingredients and classical French technique has made his name synonymous with the world of gastronomy. Liew has been honoured as one of the 10 “hottest chefs alive” by the prestigious American Food and Wine Magazine* inducted into the Hall of Fame in the World Food Media Awards. He was bestowed the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to the food and restaurant industry through involvement in developing and influencing the style of contemporary Australian cuisine.
The event, running for three days, is open to the public, (at a price, of course). This year’s Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows Gastronomy celebration is the fourth in a series, first introduced in 2008. The event is conceptualized with a vision to inspire deep appreciation for the role played by time, quality and heritage in the creation of the world’s finest cognac.
For further information, please call 603-2178 0230 or log on to www.hennessyxo.com.my.
And talk about fancy venues, The Hennessy X.O’s Appreciation Grows Gastronomy 2011 series is set to bring gastronomic pleasures in the tranquil grounds of the sole surviving major Anglo-Indian mansion outside India, the Suffolk House. All this happening in Penang.
And I am invited. Tearing in my eye. Woo hooo......Penang here I come.
WHERE: Suffolk House, Penang
WHEN : 11-13 May 2011
TIME: Dinner time
PRICE: Alas, it's priceless, and it's by invitation only.