After a year of dull Christmas, we are feeling the festive vibe again as people are out and about and shopping malls are festooned with dazzling Christmas decorations. If you are planning to have a wonderful Christmas meal outside, here is a list of palate-whetting menus to spice up the festive season.
Miyabi from Sheraton Petaling Jaya
This Christmas season, expect nothing less than the best in class from Miyabi. There, you will not only be served the finest and freshest ingredients from Japan like Japanese A5 Wagyu beef and seafood, but also a chance to get a taste of Omakase-style Yakiniku concept — a special experience where diners are allowed to be their own chef and grill the ingredients on their own.
Menu: Omakase-style Yakiniku Wagyu beef and seafood
Price: RM438 per person
Reservation: call +603 7622 8888/Whatsapp +6017 228 6098
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Leave an indelible impression on your loved ones with the Festive Jazzy Dinner menu by The Cobalt Room that is a guarantee of fun time. Wander through the soothing tunes of live jazz as you treat yourself to an exceptional gourmet spread that dishes up Louisiana boil with a Cajun twist, a carvery of luscious, South-Western style slow-roasted leg of lamb, all-time favourites of Filé Gumbo and Jambalaya, and a host of tantalising seasonal specials encompassing Roasted Turkey, and yuletide desserts. Alternatively, opt for Sparkling Christmas Brunch consisting of succulent Roast Turkey carvery on trolley and a decadent selection of celebratory favourites.
Menu: The Festive Jazzy Dinner/Sparkling Christmas Brunch
Price: RM180 per person/RM198 per person
Reservation: WhatsApp: +60 11 176 46056
Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Thinking about having a sumptuous, one-of-a-kind Christmas dinner? You can’t go wrong with Nobu Kuala Lumpur. Curated with passion by Executive Chef Philip Leong, the festive menu is an exciting smorgasbord of culinary styles that awaken five senses of taste. Get ready to savour the Moriawase comprising succulent servings of Oyster Foie Gras with Caviar, Salmon Sashimi with Black Goma Sauce and Bonito Tataki Amarillo Jalapeno Sauce with Crispy Shiitake, followed by Chef Masa’s Sushi Selection, Nobu Style Seafood Ceviche and Alaskan King Crab with Cha Soba with Soy Cream Sauce as well as Grilled Japanese Wagyu Beef with Jerusalem Artichoke Puree, Pickles, Yamamomo Sauce and Coffee Soil.
Menu: Six Plates of Christmas
Price: RM658++ per person
Reservation: call +603 2380 0028 or WhatsApp +6019 389 5085
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
At the Brasserie, you can only find all things premium and satisfying where you will be spoilt with an array of palatable ingredients, from fresh seafood such as oysters, prawns, lobsters and caviar, to unique appetisers like beetroot salmon, black olive pea tart, crab salad and mango jelly. Of course, no Christmas menu would be complete without the classics including Beef Wellington, roast lamb rack and roasted vegetables.
Menu: Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
Price: RM418+ per person
Reservation: call +6012 280 1303
Doubletree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside
As the season of festivities and coming closer to the end of 2021, we have been looking forward to revelling in a much-needed recharge and positive vibes, following an arduous journey we have gone through to rise back up. Pause and step away from life’s hustle this month and pamper yourself and your loved ones to a rejuvenating staycation, to drinking and feasting in a collection of elegant and stunning venues in the serene district of Putrajaya. In celebrating its “Light of the Season” festive campaign, Doubletree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside brings a well-curated festive buffet spread by the culinary artisans of its very own Makan Kitchen, filled with twists and unique iterations of quintessential holiday essentials menu from all around the world, including Oven Prepared Prime Ribs with Sambal Gesek from Jawa, Salman Coulibiac from Russia and arrays of local favourites.
Menu: Wonderful, World of Flavours
Price: RM148 per adult/ RM74 per child
Reservation: call +603 8890 0000
What better way to kick-start the holiday season than by enjoying plates of tender, meaty goodness with your loved ones? Maria’s SteakCafe’s specially curated four-course meal promises a gastronomical experience unlike any other with a carousel of mouth-watering mains that include a premium selection of Japanese Wagyu A5, Australian Wagyu MB9 Ribeye, Australian Wagyu MB7 Ribeye, Beef Wellington with Foie Gras, Atlantic White Cod, New Zealand Lamb Cutlet and Christmas Roast Turkey. The accompanying Duck a la orange—duck breast pan-seared to perfection with carrot puree and honey orange gastrique—warm, comforting pumpkin soup as well as sliced lemon loaf with icing glaze and Chantilly cream put the menu over the top as far as festive menu goes.
Menu: Dine in Christmas set
Price: From RM119++ per set
Reservation: Call +603 2181 6788 / +6010 9020386 (Suria KLCC–Maria’s Signature)
If you’re looking for a spot that not only pleases the taste bud but also the eyes, you might want to make a beeline for Lavo. The contemporary resto-lounge and wine retailer has it all: an elegantly dressed dining hall, a chilled-out wine deck for the oenophiles and of course, a carte du jour worthy of several mentions. Its latest Christmas Feast with Lavo offering, especially, is not to be missed. Embodying the spirit of the season, the menu comprises Lavo’s signature melt-in-your-mouth tender roasted turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy. Guests shall also indulge in a generous serving of traditional Christmas delights such as Apple Stuffing, Idaho Potato Gratin and Baked Vegetables.
Menu: Christmas Feast with Lavo
Price: From RM488++ per group
Reservation: Bookings to be made at lavowine.com