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More than two thousand of the country’s “who’s who” gathered in the Grand Ballroom, Pyramind One, of the Sunway Convention Centre on the 21st of September 2010 for one of Malaysia’s most spectacular, world class events – the Gala Launch of the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF).
An annual event, now into its 10th year, the Gala Launch showcases fabolous food from the 30 top fine dining restaurants taking part in the month long MIGF that runs throughout October.
The festival theme for 2010 is “Magical Chefs” and for the glittering Gala Launch occasion all 30 Festival Restaurants created especially themed stations with each amazing venue showcasing selected dishes from their Festival Menus for the two thousand VIP guests to sample. The stellar guest list included royalty, over fifty foreign ambassadors, captains of industry, leading corporate personalities and a host of local and international food and tourism writers. Add to the mix showbiz entities, social movers and shakers, fashion and lifestyle pace setters, top hoteliars and restaurant owners – and it is no wonder that the Gala Launch is considered by many to be the event of the year!
Officiating the Gala Launch occasion was Deputy Minsiter of Tourism, YB Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit who joined Organising Chairman YBhg Dato’ Steve Day, in cutting open a giant Chef’s Hat marking the entrance to the ballroom. As the excited guests made their way in, they were greeted by an ‘orchestra’ of Festival Master Chefs’ ‘playing’ pots and pans in unison with a Latin band. Thousands of candles lit up the ballroom which was filled from wall to wall with colourful restaurant stations offering exotic Festival fare – all succulent items from the special Festival Menus that will be served at special Festival Prices by Festival Restaurants throughout the month of October.
Festival Master Chefs’ ‘playing’ pots and pans in unison with a Latin band while saying ‘cheese’ towards my little camera.
Naughty master chef behind playing his steel bowl right next to my ear!
A better picture with all the Magical master chefs of MIGF 2010.
A picture taken before the guests arrived.
Beautifully decorated with all the candles!
Had my name signed on the Guest Book.
The master chefs from Al-Amar, an authentic Lebanese Cuisine.
With the young owner of Al-Amar, Joseph. Was happily enjoying the Lebanese wine he offered before sampling other fine food.
*photos credit to Bigboysoven.com
Chef Paul Lewis
Chef Daniel Sheen and myself.
We were given a form to comment on the food
Thrilled to bump into my babygirl Junee who was there with her family.
A gift from Malaysia International Gourmet Festival.
Oh I love nicely wrapped presents!
An Oil, Vinegar, Salt and Pepper 4-piece set with the MIGF logo specially printed on.
Lovely, aren’t they?
More MIGF posts coming up soon! Stay tuned. =)
Always yours truly, Esty.
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This year, Arthur’s Day 2010 was celebrated in a BIG way, electrifying ALL senses not only through music, but as well as FOOD!
In anticipation of the big day, Shantee and I were invited to sample delectable Guinness infused dishes at the remarkable SOULed Out restaurant located in Desa Sri Hartamas.
My table settings along with Fanny’s business card right next to the spoon.
Refreshing orange and watermelon juices for Shantee and I upon arrival.
The THREE specially prepared dishes for us to sample! These delights offered at SOULed out are hearty Irish, fusion and meaty dishes.
Guinness Battered Fish and Chips : Snapper fillet coated with Guinness batter, deep fried till it’s golden brown and crisp, served with mixed salad and chips.
Guinness Chicken Yakitori : A generous serving of Japanese marinated chicken skewered with sprint onion and grilled to perfection, topped with Guinness teriyaki sauce.
Meatballs in Guinness Sauce : Seasoned meatballs which are grilled till golden brown, cooked over Guinness infused beef stock and served with crusty Guinness bread.
I personally love the Guinness Chicken Teriyaki.
And what’s having a taste of Arthur’s Day without a perfect pint of Guinness that goes well with the delectable Guinness infused dishes above?
Aside from the Guinness infused dishes, we were also served with more scrumptious food specially prepared by SOULed Out itself.
Smoked Salmon Thin Crust Pizza
Goodie Bags for the guests!
Shantee and I, pampered with Guinness.
In addition, the recently launched Arthur’s Day Bus was also featured at SOULed Out where we were lucky to have an ultimate Arthur’s Day VIP experience in the giant vehicle itself that took us by surprise the moment we stepped in it!
Bottles of Guinness nicely aligned on the shelf
Perhaps a pint of Guinness while chilling on the bus?
The LCD screen that featured Arthur’s Day commercials.
Adorable Guinness pillows!
Very cushy indeed!
The girls and I on the bus
Love the customade Guinness lamp
After a tour on the bus, we headed back to experience on how to pull a perfect pint of Guinness!
He is ready to teach! And Shantee was the one to try.
There! My glass of Guinness by Shantee.
A perfect pint with creamy head that lasts the whole way to the bottom!
Shantee and her refreshing Mojito.
Davidoff was there to promote their new Champion fragrance. Definitely adore the shape of the perfume bottle.
Thanks to Guinness, we undeniably had a great night pre-celebrating Arthur’s Day 2010!
However, it was not over yet until the BIG celebration with the international stars Flo Rida, Colby O’Donis, Sean Kingston etc. at Sunway Lagoon on 24th of September, Arthur’s Day!
So stay tuned!
Always yours truly, Esty.