Take a voyage of sorts this week with a host of treats for the eyes and tastebuds. Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s all-day dining restaurant Vasco’s is holding a chocolate-rich feast till the end of the month. The name Vasco’s was inspired by the traveller Vasco Da Gama, which makes such events like this a common theme with the restaurant as they aim to take diners on various gastronomical journeys. But if you’re following a vegan diet or would like to, we’ve also found a vegan cake baking workshop where you get to come home with a delicious vanilla cake, completely dairy-free.

As for the arts this week, get better acquainted with homegrown artists at two exhibitions held at Zhan Art Space and Publika’s MapKL. Last but not least, Borneo Restaurant & Bar will be holding a weekend of tuak-themed masterclasses with a special guest.

1. Chocolate Factory at Vasco's, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chocolate Factory is a playful adventure highlighting chocolates from the various regions of Europe. The chocolate buffet is an addition to Vasco's regular buffet spread, so save lots of room for dessert. Expect chocolate from France Switzerland, Belgium and Germany, with cocoa-infused desserts like verrines, profiteroles, Mille Feuille, and truffles. The buffet is available from 6pm-10pm.

Chocolate Factory at Vasco's, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Location
Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
More Info
Website here
Dates
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Price
MYR188nett per adult and MYR68nett per child.
2. Illegitimate by Unamed Collective

Illegitimate is an art exhibition presented by an artist collective comprising of Ainun Ayub, Alya Hatta, Joe Cheng, Jordan Chan, Nurin Yusof, Rebecca Chang and Yasmine Aminanda. These contemporary creatives bring forth diverse works of arts from traditional painting styles to virtual reality and wearable art. Each piece was designed to encourage discussion and awareness that inspires positive societal change.

Illegitimate by Unamed Collective
Location
Zhan, 100-G.025, Block J, The School, Jaya One No. 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Dates
August 8, 2019 - August 28, 2019
Price
Free admission
3. SH/FT – A Visual Contemporary Art Exhibition

More homegrown talents will be showcasing their art to encourage a new generation of art lovers, featuring 176 artworks by 42 established and emerging artists. The works on display were selected by independent curators Sharmin Parameswaran, Nur Hanim Mohamed Khairudin and James Ly from a total of 90 submissions.These pieces too comprise of paintings, audio visuals, collages, woodworks and sculptures, each touching on topics including mental health and the effects of mass consumerism.

SH/FT – A Visual Contemporary Art Exhibition
Location
Black Box and White Box @MapKL, Level G2-01, Block A5, No 1,, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
More Info
Website here
Dates
August 1, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Price
Free admission
4. Vegan Dessert Workshop

Whether you've adopted a vegan lifestyle, or enjoy baking, learning about vegan baking definitely a treat. Vegan baking instructor Melinda will teach participants to make a vanilla cake using healthy plant replacements, which inlcludes apple sauce to replace eggs and buttercream from purple sweet potato. No experience is required to partake and all beginners are welcomed to join. Book your spot by sending a WhatsApp message to the number below.

Vegan Dessert Workshop
Dates
August 10, 2019
Price
MYR320