Resorts World Genting triumphs at MIGF 2018

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 13, 2018.

(From left) Radzuan, Poh and Muhamad holding their respective awards.

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RESORTS World Genting triumphed at the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival 2018 in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 31. The festival, which has been held for the past 18 years, awards the finest restaurants in Malaysia.

The festival was launched on Aug 31 and concluded with the MIGF Awards and Finale Celebration on Oct 31 at Ruyi, Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Twenty-two awards were won collectively by The Olive, e18hteen, High Line and for Resorts World Genting as a whole.

“Our team at Resorts World Genting, which includes everyone from the chefs to the serving staff, always put in their all to provide our guests with an unforgettable dining experience. We have always prided ourselves in ensuring the highest quality of food that we serve to everyone that walks through our doors, and it gives me great pleasure to see the 22 awards that we have amassed from the MIGF 2018,” said Datuk Edward Arthur Holloway, executive vice-president of leisure and hospitality at Resorts World Genting.

Resorts World Genting won the best marketing award and best marketed restaurant of the festival for The Olive, e18hteen and High Line.

The Olive from Genting Grand Hotel swept the most trophies with a total of 14 awards. Among its top awards were the MIGF Golden Chef Award for outstanding Western cuisine and golden cauldron finalist award. The Olive is the epitome of sophistication which offers contemporary continental cuisine with over 700 labels of imported wine, 50 premium whisky and cigars. The restaurant is led by chef Radzuan Hamzah and previously won the best golden cauldron awards in 2012 and 2015.

The e18theen located in Maxims Hotel offers Chinese food led by chef Jimmy Poh. Beginning with only the finest quality ingredients, e18theen’s chefs present healthy and organic food with a fresh, vibrant slant.

Meanwhile, at the Taste MIGF on Sept 1 and 2, the festival restaurants were gathered in a special Theatre of Cuisines. Resorts World Genting was on hand to offer its fair share of good eats. High Line brought to the table the nasi lemak lobster and grilled sausage lamb merquez, served on a pretzel bun led by chef Muhamad Muhader. High Line took home two awards — the Most Popular Restaurant.