Scary-licious Treats: Halloween promotions not to be missed

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IF you’re the naughty sort and waiting to don that costume hanging in your wardrobe so you can scare a few peeps out of people’s skin, this might be the read for you. If you’re nice and just want to indulge in delicious food, you can also read further. Here’s a short guide to eateries you might want to visit, as well as parties you might want to attend come Friday night.

Tony Roma’s Happy Haunted Halloween at eCurve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
The outlet, famous for its lamb ribs and shrimp scampi combo and steaks, will throw its spookiest Halloween party from today until Friday. Come dressed in your Halloween costume to enjoy a 10% discount off your bill and take a photo at the Monsterwall. You might win RM100 worth of cash vouchers.

Chicago Rib House’s Fang-Tastic Halloween at 1 Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
This eatery is offering this promotion for a RM49.90 set meal in which you can opt for one of these main courses: half rack of pork ribs, the New York Strip, fried pork chop or the Norwegian salmon to accompany either a pumpkin soup or a pumpkin tart. For an additional RM12.90, you get a Ghost martini for the men or the Red Apple martini for the ladies.

Morganfield’s Halloween Special at Pavilion KL, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
From now until Friday, enjoy the Angry Birds serving priced at RM16.90, the hearty Devil Garlicky Lamb (RM45.90) or the Deep Purple dessert for RM13.90. To enjoy the entire set, you only pay RM59.90. And on Friday, enjoy the Deep Purple for free when you come dressed in a costume.

Essence Sheraton’s Halloween Scream in Delight Buffet at Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail
It’s a one-day only buffet dinner promotion on Friday. Indulge in your typical spread of salads, mains and desserts at only RM98++ per pax (for only food) or RM138++ per person for free flow of draught beer and house wine. Make up and dress up in your favourite Halloween costume to win attractive prizes. Call (03) 2717 9900 or email [email protected] for reservations and information.

Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur’s Halloween Party at HRC, Wisma Concorde, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
The rules are simple: Come dressed for the party, you might be the lucky winner. Of course, you can be early and have dinner, finishing the meal with Hard Rock Cafe’s signature desserts of Chocolate Fudge Cake and Walnut Coffee Cake.

The Heritage Club’s Halloween Nite at The Royale Chulan, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur
It’s the start of the weekend so kick off the night with a Bloody Cocktail and/or Mocktail priced from RM18+ per glass or RM40+ for a jug, at The Heritage Club from 7pm. And to mark the night of fun, you stand to win prizes in the lucky draw, and take part in games. Be part of the merriment in your costume so you can stand to win the Best Dressed title of the night too.

Havana’s Annual Halloween Party at Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Deck yourself in your Halloween’s best for free entry into Havana’s fifth annual Halloween bash from 9pm. If you’re not in a costume, enter at a fee of RM30 which comes with a ‘Bloody Hell’ cocktail to sip on. The night will feature Breaking Bad DJs Heisenberg and Pinkman and special performances by the Sexy Devils and Flamboyant Divas. An RM1,000 cash prize is up for grabs for the Best Dressed.

Vertigo Club’s Halloween Drinking Dead at The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur
In 2011, this partying joint hosted the best Halloween bash based on the television series featuring serial killer Dexter and in 2012, it was themed Damn the Thrones (based on Game of Thrones). This year, Vertigo brings The Drinking Dead on Friday night, so patrons can get ‘zombified’ throughout the night with drink-up promotions. Flaunt your survival skills or become a super drunk walker and be crowned as the ultimate Drinking Dead. Those in Halloween Costumes get to walk in for free and enjoy a Brain Juice at the door. Those who don’t dress up in costume will have to pay RM30 for the ladies and RM40 for the men. The fee comes with a drink. Don’t be alarmed if you think you’ve descended upon apocalypse — with blood-splattered walls and characters like feet dragging walkers, Sheriff Rick and Michonne, the Samurai.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on October 29, 2014.