Weekend by numbers: 22.12.17 to 24.12.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on December 22, 2017.
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5 Dining Delights

Le Reveillon at The St Regis KL

The St Regis KL has the perfect dining option for you and your family this Christmas Eve evening. Spend le reveillon (French for “Christmas Eve”) savouring the best of traditional European cuisine in a hearty spread that includes roast turkey and your favourite festive desserts such as gingerbread. The dinner with non-alcoholic beverages is priced at RM298 per person, and dinner with alcoholic beverages is priced at RM468 per person. The St Regis KL is located on Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, KL. For bookings or more information, visit www.stregiskualalumpur.com.

Happy Holidays at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant

Give the Oriental aromas a go for your festive feast. Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant at One World Hotel has drawn up three different menus that will delight even the most traditional of people with a wide array of Eastern palette pleasers. Whet your appetite with their pan-fried scallops or crispy soft shell crab, then move on to their stunning main course choices, such as oven baked lamb rack or crispy duck. Dessert is a sweet affair with their avocado puree with vanilla ice cream, chilled lemon grass jelly, or herbal jelly. The exclusive menus are priced at RM148, RM188, and RM238, and available on Dec 24 to 25, and from Dec 31 to Jan 1, for lunch and dinner. For reservations or enquiries, call (03) 7681 1159 or email [email protected]

Kelantan Cuisine Festival

Indulge in the fabulous flavours of Kelantan in Mamanda’s Kelantan Food Festival. Having honed her skills in cooking the food of Kelantan, Chef Nik Fatimah will put a spell on the crowd with her nasi kerabu, nasi dagang, nasi tumpeng, and various kueh mueh. The notable chef has served the Sultan of Kelantan, and is now working hand-in-hand with the Malaysian Tourism Board to boost Kelantanese cuisine. The month-long festival is on from Tuesdays to Sundays until Jan 20, at Mamanda in Tournament Players Club (TPC), on Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara, KL. For more information, call (03) 2011 4008.

Christmas Menu at Deuce

Newly-opened modern European restaurant Deuce does not disappoint with their first Christmas menu. For one night only on Christmas Eve, Deuce presents their exclusive five-course menu, kicking off with three delicious snacks — crispy blini, turkey skin, and clarified bloody mary shooters. The three main courses that follow are as pleasant to the eyes as to the tastebuds, pampering you with the savoury flavours of roasted potato consommé, pumpkin and prawn with cream cheese mousse, and duck breast with blueberry compote. Finish your meal with the old favourite bread and butter pudding, and there you have it – a wonderful dinner that will have you looking forward to next year’s Christmas already. Dine at Deuce from 6pm to midnight this Christmas Eve for RM128 per person. Deuce is located at D1-G4-6, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL. For reservations or more information, call (03) 6211 2822.

Quivo’s White Christmas

Should you be looking for a good Christmas meal that is more than the usual turkey and yule log, head over to Quivo. Dig into a classic deep-fried crab cake, which comes with a kale salad tower, and then treat your tummy to red fish fillet in vegetable herb broth, or juicy lamb racks with a herb and pistachio crust. Complete your meal by drinking a toast to the holidays with its exquisite drinks selection, each created with Bollinger Champagne and featuring flavours ranging from Oreo crumbs to pomegranate syrup. The White Christmas menu is available until Dec 31 at Quivo in Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, KL. For bookings or more details, call (03) 2141 7711.


1 exciting christmas party

Dance your way into Christmas this year at Pisco Bar. If you’re already sick of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, then paint the town red with DJ Donovan “Da Funkie Junkie” Tho as he pumps out lively club beats that will bring out your best moves on the dance floor. No party is complete without a couple of drinks, and Pisco Bar has you covered with their line-up of Christmas-themed beverages, such as the Jingle Hibiscus, marrying the flavours of the national flower and pomegranate for a truly refreshing sip. The party starts at 10.30pm on Christmas Eve, at Pisco Bar on Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, KL. For more information, call (03) 2142 2900.


4 performances you must see


The newest names in the Southeast Asian music scene gather for a night of musical celebration. Witness the talents of Airliftz, NYK, Emir Hermono, and many more as they take to the stage to show you what they’re made of. Singer JAIE will also be launching her first EP record at the event, so you’ll be in for a treat as the first to get a taste of this collection. Standard online tickets are priced at RM35, whereas groups of five can attend for RM160. Tickets can be purchased at overwrite.peatix.com. Tickets at the door are priced at RM40. For more details, email [email protected]

Crackhouse Comedy Club presents Zenjiro

The end of the year should be celebrated with a good, hearty dose of laughter, so head over to Crackhouse Comedy Club and get just that with their guest comic Zenjiro. The winner of the ABC Manzai Competition in Japan and the 2015 Stand-up Bangkok International Comedy Competition, Zenjiro is making a name for himself as one of the best international comedians. As a multilingual artist, he performs in English, Japanese and Korean, and has hosted many TV shows, such as Just for Laughs, BBC’s Japanorama, HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival, and the Ed Byrne Comedy Gala. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness this comic talent at work tonight and tomorrow at 9pm, at Crackhouse Comedy Club KL, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI, KL. Tickets are on sale online for RM40, or RM50 at the door. For more information, email [email protected]


Odissi dancer January Low reignites her passion for the classical Indian art form with her first solo performance in seven years. Low unveils her identity, diving into her growth from a young girl to a young woman, and her journey towards becoming a wife and mother. The performance also includes the premiere of new works that Low learnt from Odissi star Shrimati Sonali Mohapatra three years ago. Catch Dedication at 8.30pm tonight or tomorrow, or at 3pm on Sunday, at the Black Box in DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ, Selangor. Tickets are priced at RM55 for adults, and at RM28 for students. To purchase tickets or for more details, call (03) 4065 0001 or visit www.dpac.com.my.

A Very, Merry, Indie X’mas!

Get into the festive mood with some of the most notable independent acts in the local music scene. The performance will introduce you to the likes of Trophy Knives, The Propositions, Jumero and Fazz, and the event will feature guest host Prakash Daniel. Tickets to the show at priced at RM30. Show up at The Bee in Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL, tonight at 8pm. For enquiries, call (03) 6201 8577.