Okay, change of tune, then again, nothing lifts the spirit like a great Christmas dinner with great company and great food at a great venue. I had finally received an invitation to Majestic Hotel, prompting me to quickly text Thamby aka AWhiffofLemongrass, retired food blogger extraordinaire, to tell her, "OH MY, I'VE FINALLY GOTTEN ONTO THE MAJESTIC bloggers guestlist...LIHATLAH DUNIA" to which she retorted, "oh, I've been invited countless times, even though I've retired..#dunjealousme". Mind you, I've been there quite a few times, to have dinner with friends etc, but this was my first invite, so I have to say, I was thrilled. The fact that there were 5 functions going on at the same time, and me having to park near the Islamic Arts Museum, only served to build up an appetite.
Talk about hosting in style, each table had their own host, made up from the various staff of the Majestic Hotel, from front desk to marcomm...We were privileged to have the company of Sean Crockford, British no less, with a hint of Malaysian blood...
person with wine pairing and Christmas Day menu is priced at RM220 nett per person or RM320 nett
per person with wine pairing. The New Year’s Eve Dinner menu is priced at RM350 nett per person or RM480 nett per person with wine pairing.
But this was a delicious mains, and very in keeping with the festive cheer.
The accompanying Vanilla Sauce and White Chocolate Ice Cream were nice complements and embellishment, but I'd have traded them in a jiffy for a peck of flaming cognac. But the pudding, notwithstanding it's virginal status, was rather good.
A lovely evening, with all my favourite familiar faces, and a nice way to end my posts for the year....
Feliz Navidad all...
OTHER OUTLETS IN THE MAJESTIC AT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Celebrate the festivities at Contango, an interactive dining experience featuring festive specials as well as Christmas dessert temptations. Contango’s Christmas Eve Dinner Special and Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner Special are priced at RM180 nett per person. New Year’s Eve Countdown Dinner and New Year’s Day Lunch and Dinner Special are priced at RM200 nett per person. An additional RM70 nett per person will get a free flow of beer and wine. (OOH, that sounds like really good value)
The Smoke House
Embodying the delicious decadence of the 1930’s, The Smoke House at The Majestic Hotel Kuala
Lumpur features facilities and services with a pool table, a lounge and cocktail bar, a cigar room, a
private dining room and even a card room for those who want to engage in a game of bridge or
cribbage. With your own personal chef on call, it’s a luxurious combination of a specially crafted 4-
course menu, accompanied by 2 bottles of the highly coveted Mondavi-Rothschild Oakville, California, 2010, from their stellar Opus Wince collection priced at RM 10,000 nett for 10 people. Johnnie The Barman at The Smoke House serves up an impeccable selection of vintage cocktails and a connoisseur’s collection of single malt whiskies. Smoking jackets are also provided upon request.
For more information and reservations, please call +603 2785 8000