Take a gastronomic journey with us this month as we bring you down the taste trail once again to discover dining experiences you can’t afford to miss. Whether you want an exquisite dining experience or the perfect cup of coffee, you will find what you are looking for this month’s list.
GOURMET FOOD TRIP
The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu welcomes you to partake in a culinary journey that will whisk you to the eight regencies that make up the beautiful island of Bali. The eight areas are divided among four guest chefs, who will each take over the Alila Villas Uluwatu’s kitchen for a one-night-only experience inspired by the flavours of their assigned regencies. In August, Chef Nic Philip will showcase the favours of Badung and Bangli regions of central and east Bali, bringing his experience of working in Michelin-starred establishments as well as running Salon Bali of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak as Executive Chef to the table for guests to enjoy. Expect to see the iconic salak, or snake fruit, and Plaga pineapples used in his signature style. The 8 Regencies Journey will then continue its final two nights in September and October respectively.
OLD WORLD CHARM
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town welcomes you to their newly reimagined Lord Nelson Restaurant. With a 120-year old history, the Lord Nelson Restaurant reopens with a menu that is simultaneously bold and classic, heightened by the impeccable tableside service modelled on the French 17th-century art of guéridon. The tables are clad in crisp linen to complement the wood-panelled decor, complete with pressed ceiling panels that recount the hotel’s legacy, in a room that dates back to 1899. The menu pays homage to the traditional, with signature dishes that include Beef Wellington and steak tartare, and choices of Baked Alaska or crème brulée for a sweet end to your meal. Open Monday through Saturday for dinner, the Lord Nelson Restaurant will surely provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.
COFFEE COOL DOWN
Beat the heat this summer with the refreshing flavours of Nespresso’s limited-edition iced coffees. This latest release takes inspiration from the blazing Australian summers, when the sun sits high in the sky and the beaches and pools become the place to be. Long Black Over Ice is aimed at those who want a light and refreshing time and is made with South American and East African beans known for fresh, fruity and floral aromas and can even be extracted over sparkling water for a more refreshing sip. The Flat White Over Ice is for those looking to indulge on the weekend, with darker, spiced aromas poured over milk for a smooth, full-bodied cup of coffee. The Nespresso Over Ice capsules are available to purchase in all Nespresso boutique and pop-up stores.
SECRET TEA PARTY
Spend your next weekend afternoon sipping on afternoon tea and sampling sweet and savoury delights with the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s Secret Garden Afternoon Tea menu. This new tea time menu offers two sets to choose from: the Traditional Set, with its spread of European flavours, as well as the Asian Set, inspired by a taste profile from this side of the world. Sweet bites include Tao’s Charcoal Egg Tarts and Japanese Omuchi while savoury treats include Taro Swan with Roast Duck Truffle filling and Snow Crab Pie-Tee with Salmon Caviar. For beverages, choose from Ronnefeldt tea or premium coffee, or opt for a bubbly glass of champagne to make it a celebration. Secret Garden Afternoon Tea is available from 2pm to 5pm daily at the OneSixFive lounge, so you don’t even need to wait for a Saturday afternoon to indulge in a spot of afternoon tea.