What is cooking this November? The Peak has collected four suggestions that are sure to lead you on a satisfying gastronomic journey around the world.
RÙN OF THE PLACE
If you always have room for a spot of tea at the dining table, then St Regis Hong Kong might just be the right pour for you. The famous Chinese Restaurant, Rùn, have prepared a gourmet 8-course menu that pairs signature Chinese dishes, using premium ingredients, with complementary tea to match. With a menu crafted by both Chef Hung ChiKwong and Tea Master Kezia Chan, guests can expect to be taken through an incredulous gourmet journey from start to finish. The 8-course menu starts off with the trademark dish from Chef Hung’s repertoire, Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig and Wagyu Beef, Chinese Marinated Foie Gras and Double-boiled Abalone Soup in a baby coconut, which is then paired with a Cold-Brew Dan Song Red Tea with Rose mixed with Champagne Blanc de Blanc. Using both traditional and contemporary elements in the meal, the course then goes on to deliver such hits as the Simmered Tiger Prawns with Crab Rose Sauce paired with Cold-Brewed Silver Needles Tea mixed with Grapefruit Flavoured Vodka and Wok-fried Wagyu Beef with Garlic dish paired with a Butterfly Pea Flower with Pear Barley and Chardonnay concoctions. The pairings and creative liberties taken on both the culinary and libations side, reflect the ingenious partnership between both Chef Hung and Tea Master Chan. Available during both lunch and dinner, splurge a little and enjoy a unique brew with your meal.
CAVORTING WITH CAMELS
Known for its exquisite vistas on the Arabian Peninsula, The Chedi Muscat, offers to take guests on a culinary odyssey across the nations of India, Japan and Arabia in a contemporary gourmet experience called the ‘Caravan of Taste’. The threeand-a-half-hour tour which takes place across several stations will begin in the Lounge Lobby Courtyard where the Chef will detail the route for the night after which the expedition begins. The tour is led by an Arabic camel whose first stop is a cabana by the 103-metre Long Pool for Japanese appetisers. before journeying through the hotel’s Beach Restaurant for seafood, afterwhich the night ends at the Serai Pool, where shisha and desserts are provided. In addition to the ‘Caravan of Taste’, guests can also enjoy a picnic themed brunch at the Zen Garden with traditional picnic hampers made by the in-house chef.
FROM TAIWAN, WITH LOVE
A debonair drink for the dapper man about town, the Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Finish is a whisky whose bark is as strong as its bite. Undergoing an arduous journey of being aged in the Kavalan distillery’s special reserve of refill casks before being double matured in the finest Sherry casks from Spain has the whisky tasting like fine manana. Boasting complex notes that complement one another, the Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Finish hosts notes of dark dry fruits with a nuttiness that lends to its clean and full-bodied profile. Taiwan’s best-kept secret since 2005, the Kavalan Distillery have used their newly opened Kavalan Whisky Bar in Taipei to try out the ‘Long Story Short’ Bond-inspired cocktail, the iconic Vesper Martini. Regardless of whether one is a fan of the single malt whisky or just looking to try out new tipples, the Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Finish cannot be recommended enough.
SHANGHAI’S 20 YEAR JOURNEY
Seated on a pantheon of its own with a specially curated menu the Chinese restaurant, Shanghai at JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Celebrating their Platinum anniversary by curating a spread that revisits the classics with a twist, guests can enjoy these authentic spreads. Helming the kitchen at Shanghai is Executive Chinese Chef Wong Wing Yeuk, a Shanghai native who for the 20th anniversary will be featuring Xiao Long Bao, steamed meat dumplings, traditional Zheng Jiang ham, baked Royal Bridge biscuits, braised Spanish dong po pork in Chinese rice wine and so much more. The highlight of the entire menu is the seasonal hairy crabs which will be freshly flown in from China just for the restaurant. Priced at MYR150 per person, take the ride through the traditional Shanghainese countryside as you indulge in this limited menu that will only be served till the end of November, so indulge in this gourmet feast whilst you can.