The French know food, and Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is bringing the same gusto into its seasonal menus. Each restaurant is offering its own multi-course meal for Christmas, and we got to sample a little of everything for the very best the hotel is cooking up this festive season.
A very special mention goes out to the team of Chefs who have made this year’s celebration a feast to remember, lead by the ‘King of the Kitchen’, Executive Chef Antoine Rodriguez. Cue the mulled wine and these standout masterpieces:
Best dish: Homemade Duck Confit and Foie Gras Terrine Candied Fruit, Figs, Apple Balsamic Dressing and Walnut Bread Croutons
Warm, comfort Italian food is at the heart of the 4-course dinner. Anyone with a liking for Foie Gras will love the tender texture and rich flavours this dish has, complemented perfectly by the soft duck confit. Fruit, figs and zesty dressing give the dish a nice contrast of flavours with slightly sour notes.
The menu also consists of creations like Pan Roasted Black Grouper Fillet and Ginger Bread Cheese Cake.
At Gastro Sentral:
Best dish: Asian Crab and Cod Cake, Kaffir Lime Seafood Bouillabaisse, Sautéed Greens and Enoki Tempura
The award-winning Gastro Sentral has the perfect backdrop for a casual Christmas with family and friends. Not to mention, the perfect curated menu which also includes a Cheese-Glazed Doughnut and Honey-Glazed Smoked Duck. Our pick of the lot is the Asian Crab and Cod Cake, with strong Asian flavours that serve as a nice break from the traditional Christmas cuisine.
Best dish: Grilled Dry-Aged Beef Wagyu Tenderloin Buttermilk Horseradish, Onion Wedges, Truffles, Sautéed Fresh Mushrooms, Glazed Baby Carrots, Asparagus in Filo Pastry
The one thing better than a piece of thick, juicy steak? A piece of dry-aged thick, juicy steak. This Christmas will see prized charcoal-grilled 200 days dry aged beef tenderloin — and it will probably be the best steak you’ve ever tried! If you’re not big on steak, the menu’s other highlight for the main course is the 58ºC Sous Vide Stuffed Turkey Roulade with Yorkshire pudding, Roasted Potatoes with Morel Sauce and Cranberry Emulsion.
Best dish: Festive Eclairs
With so many delicious desserts to look forward to, the Festive Eclairs are our pick of the season, which should indicate just how good they are! The eclairs come in an assortment of flavours which includes vanilla bean, mango, and coconut with lime. You can purchase all your traditional baked goods at ArtCacao, such as ginger bread houses, the classic panettone and Yule logs.
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