Watch: The Girl on the Train
3 weekend eats for every meal of the day
Early risers can start the day with a scrumptious breakfast at Graze in Hilton KL. The modern European restaurant offers classic dishes and the finest cuts of meat with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce. Guests can expect breakfast favourites such as ruffled egg and salmon bagel with dill crème fraiche, Swiss bircher muesli, fillet mignon with fried egg, sauted mushrooms, and olive oil; toasted rye bread, seared Bavarian meatloaf slice with sunny side up egg, creamy spinach and roasted potatoes, American savoury pancake topped with spinach, blue stilton and hollandaise sauce. Have breakfast or brunch here between 9am and 3.30pm throughout the weekend and enjoy dishes starting from RM18 as well as complimentary parking for guests who dine in. Graze is located at Level 5 (Mezzanine) of Hilton KL, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.life.hiltonkl.com or call (03) 2264 2596 for booking and more.
Those who prefer to sleep in during the weekends can make plans for dim sum brunch at Shangri-La Hotel KL’s Shang Palace. Enjoy a 30% early-bird discount on dim sum for four persons and more if you have an early dim sum brunch and finish within an hour. Begin your dim sum brunch at 10.30am and finish by 11.30am to enjoy this 30% discount. Shangri-La Hotel is located at 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Email [email protected] for reservations and call (03) 2074 3900 or visit www.shangri-la-specials.com for more information.
Escape the city heat and take a drive up to Genting for dinner at LTITUDE, Genting Grand Hotel, Resorts World Genting. Michelin-starred chef Francesc Rovira Canudas, who earned his star in 2009 from the acclaimed La Fonda Xesc in Girona, Spain will be serving up a six-course dinner to introduce diners to the farm-to-table concept that he became known for. The degustation menu will begin with an amuse bouche of langoustine, basil and soy, followed by a cold tomato and crab soup. Lobster with seasonal vegetables will serve as the entrée, with two main courses of sea bass and artisanal beef and pork burger. For dessert, a freixenet cava with red berries, lychees and lemon verbena will end the meal. The wine and dine promotion is priced at RM498.00 nett per person (with wine pairing) and RM328.00 nett per person (without wine pairing). LTITUDE Bar & Lounge is located at Resorts World Genting, Jalan Batang Kali, Pahang. Call (03) 6105 9740 for bookings and more.
2 good ways to while away during the weekend
Watch: The Girl on the Train
Based on the novel of the same name, The Girl on the Train is about recently divorced Rachel Watson. As her daily train ride to work passes by the house where her ex-husband now lives with his new family, she starts to watch a young couple who live a few houses down, Megan and Scott Hipwell, as a distraction. One day, she sees something shocking, and wakes up the next morning with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises and no memory of the night before. Rachel then learns that Megan is missing, and wonders if the two incidents are connected. The Girl on the Train is now showing in cinemas nationwide.
Thinking of catching up on some reading this weekend? Then, Home by Harlan Coben — a new book on The New York Times’ Best Sellers list this week — may be a good place to start. Set 10 years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, whose kidnappers demanded ransom from the boys’ families before going silent. A decade later, only one returns home when Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. This book is available at www.malaysia.kinokuniya.com, priced at RM64.95 (delivery charges apply).