Friday, July 30, 2010

La Dolce Vita - Champagne, Cooking Demos and Culinary Competitions

Prego's divine roasted Brazilian figs with Gorgonzola cheese

This particular weekend seems to be one of the most interesting from a culinary perspective. There's loads to keep us occupied that you don't really need to go watch Inception (for the second time!). So toast to the good life with a little bubbly or get down and dirty with some kitchen action by chefs from all over the world.

Prego's beetroot ravioli with poppy seeds

Prego's Sunday Bubbly Brunch, Westin Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang

An incentive to crawl out from bed before lunch time, the Prego's bubbly brunch just got even better as they have now started serving GH Mumm champagne. I must admit that I've not had the chance to sample the brunch (probably because I'm not an early riser) but I do vaguely remember trying Prego's brunch eons ago when there was a Westin hotel in Singapore. A recent trip to Prego to sample some of the new goodies left me incredibly satisfied. I was blown away by the lovely looking (and tasting) beetroot ravioli and the supremely divine roasted figs with cheese. These two dishes literally had me salivating for more. Hopefully all these items make it to the Sunday menu as they're so gorgeous that they should be highlighted.

*Post note: A little bird just sent me more information on the brunch - simply mouthwatering: there's a cheeseboard to make any Italian happy, free flow vodka (Smirnoff, Skyy & Grey Goose) and Italian prosecco, if you wish to be loyal. Personally I prefer champagne paired with the Irish oysters served there.

Available every Sunday, 11.30am-2.30pm
RM268++ per pax with selected free flow of alcoholic beverages
RM 168++ per pax with selected free flow of non alcoholic beverages
RM 84++ per child (4 to 12 years)
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Femmecity, KL Convention Centre

Star Clove has organised a series of events to celebrate all things female this weekend. While the idea of a Misteria Lane with fortune tellers to predict your shaky future sound very interesting, I'm sure you, dear blog reader is more interested in the culinary part. There's going to be free cooking demonstrations throughout the three days at Caffe La Femme, Hall 5, KL Convention Centre. Kicking off tomorrow's demonstration is Chef Matsubara from the Loaf, then the next day you can catch Amy Beh, Debbie Teoh and Edwin Yau from Daikanyama, one of my favourite Japanese late night hangout places. On Sunday, there'll be more classes by Amy Beh and Debbie Teoh. More information in the Femmecity website.

Friday (30 July) - 1pm
Chef Matsubara from the Loaf will make puffy choux and caramel pudding

Saturday (31`July) - 1pm
Chef Edwin Yau from Daikanyama will show how to make tuna tataki salad
Amy Beh shows how to make steamed herbal flavoured fish with mushrooms
Debbie Teoh shows how to make Roti Ayam, Kueh Dadar and Pulut Inti

Sunday (1 August) - 2pm
Debbie Teoh shows how to make nasi ulam, rempah udang and Nonya curry chicken

Amy Beh shows how to make home-style braised lamb

Prego's red wine

The World Golden Chef Competition and Expo, MIECC, Mines, Seri Kembangan.

Who needs Iron Chef on AFC when the real thing is happening at our doorstep? Here's your chance to catch some kitchen olympics as 55 teams from all over the world vie for the title of World Golden Chef. Particpants such as United States, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong are confirmed attending. The teams of four will prepare six dishes including dessert and four types of hot dishes.

oozing cheese from the Calzone

During the event, there will also be culinary demonstrations by local chefs, acrobatic performances, cutting-noodle on stilts stunts while spinning hula-hoops, a lion dance performance and kung fu-tea-pouring competition. Admission is free. First 100 visitors will get a trolley worth RM60.

Opening hours: 10.30am till 8.00pm on 30th and 31st July, 10.30am till 7.00pm on 1st August
Call 03-8024 6500 or 3-2144 8791 for enquiries.

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Michelle Chin said...

Culinary demonstrations! Me loves. Again, I shall tell my mom about this. :)

boo_licious said...

Michelle - yeah, free cooking demos too!

Ellen Whyte said...

Sounds amazing!

boo_licious said...

Au&Target - yeah, free flow bubbly is a dream come true. Too bad the next day, one has to work.

thule a.k.a leo said...

Too bad that even with Starwood card, I can only get 10% off. If not, I'd come here for the champagne brunch :P

fiz mr.beloved said...

mesti sedak nih..nk beli limo ya..

Unknown said...

Looks great! Hurry up, sily foot, get better!!

boo_licious said...

leo - Hmmm, I didn't know it is 10% off only with the card, but I'm not much of a drinker hence a buffet will be wasted on me.

fiz - sangat sedap!

David - yes, hope your string of bad luck stops and that gout gets better.

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Maricar said...

So pleasing to the eyes and definitely pleasing to taste. Love it!

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