Just when you thought there was a break between Mid Autumn Festival feasting, and Christmas, comes along MIGF, previously known as Malaysian International Gourmet Festival but now the Gourmet has been changed to Gastronomic. Oh well, a rose by any other name is still a rose.
I find in my old age, I am more skewed towards Asian...or more specifically, Chinese cuisine. So I guess if I really had to choose ONE MIGF dinner to go for, it would be a Chinese dinner. And in fact, my mother was telling me that the Renaissance MIGF dinners at Dynasty are usually very good.
Although I could really have done with the wine pairing option after that horrific jam getting to Renaissance, I was soon in a state of bliss when the first dish came along.
XO fortune money bag with bean curd folder, Crispy pork belly with apple, Seafood wrapped in rice paper. That crackling on the pork belly was OUTSTANDING!!! If it were a concert, I'd have given it a standing ovation. And that bean curd folder was also intriguing, so much so the other two items kind of paled in comparison.
And finally, to wash it all down, a lovely hot double boiled birds nest with aloe vera. I don't know what it is about bird's nest, or if its psychological, but there seems to be such a "cleansing" feeling as I downed this hot concoction. Love the crunch of the aloe vera.
Executive Sous Chef Kok Chee Kin (there was some whispering over the dinner table that he was labelled Malaysia's hottest Chinese Chef by some journalist) obliging us with his portrait. He has participated in MIGF for a few years now, and he says:
“Flavor is always at the forefront of my mind when I create a special menu and the food presentation itself must be pleasing to the eyes in order to satiate a high octane hunger,”
Pricing for the dinner is:
RM250nett per person without wine
RM320nett per person with two (2) glasses of wine
Festival diners will also enjoy some special privileges:-
• 20% discount on selected Wines and Champagne
• 20% discount on any Beverages with the Festival Menu
• 15% discount on selected cigars with the Festival Menu
• Book more than 6 seats and enjoy 25% discount on the Festival Menu
• 20% discount on a la carte menu
• 20% discount for Christmas/Year-end festive booking
• First 200 diners will receive RM100nett credit to be utilized on any Spa Package at Mandara Spa, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
First Floor, East Wing,
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel,
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang,
Opening hours: Daily for lunch from 12.00noon to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Dim Sum breakfast is served from 9.00am to 2.30pm on Sundays and Public Holidays (dinner hours are as usual).