Weekend by numbers: 10.11.17 to 12.11.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 10, 2017.
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5 palate pleasers

Dim Sum Brunch at Celestial Court

Celestial Court’s Imperial Dim Sum Brunch takes the dim sum experience to the gourmet level. For RM138, treat yourself to the mini abalone siew mai, squid ink har gao dusted in gold, and crystal spinach dumpling with prawn scallop and caviar, just to name a few. Add on RM100 for access to a two-hour free flow of red and white wines, beer, soft drinks, chilled juices, coffee and tea, or RM188 to throw sparkling wine into the mix. Children aged nine to 12 get food and soft drinks at RM69. The Imperial Dim Sum Brunch menu is available from 10.30am to 3pm, on weekends and public holidays. Celestial Court is located on the third floor of the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, which is on Jalan Sultan Ismail. For reservations, visit www.celestialcourtrestaurant.com or call (03) 2717 9988.

Dewakan x Kristian Baumann Dinner

Kristian Baumann, chef and co-owner of Michelin restaurant 108 in Copenhagen, Denmark, joins the team at modern Malaysian restaurant Dewakan for two nights only. For RM450, patrons can expect an elegant, exclusive 11-course menu that celebrates the joy of fine food made from only the best ingredients and produce. To top off a fine meal with fine wine, the dinner will also include a wine pairing. The collaboration dinner is on tonight and tomorrow from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tables are available for parties of four to six pax, with limited tables for couples. Dewakan is located on the lower ground floor of KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie, Jalan Kontraktor U1/14, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam, Selangor. For reservations or more information, visit dewakan.my or call (03) 5565 0767.

UK Seafood Carnival

Seafood lovers are in for a treat this Sunday at Southern Rock Seafood. The restaurant’s UK Seafood Carnival offers a fiesta of the delicacies of the ocean, of which the highlight has to be the fresh oysters from the UK from RM6. There will also be BBQ fish, an oyster shuck-off, potted shrimps and drink promotions, as well as children’s entertainment. The UK Seafood Carnival will start at noon this Sunday at Southern Rock Seafood, on Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations or more information, call (03) 2282 8315.

Chef Ian Kittichai at The Brasserie, The St Regis KL

Taking over The Brasserie at The St Regis KL hotel this weekend is Chef Ian Kittichai from Thai restaurant and lounge Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok. Chef Kittichai will be presenting a luxurious experience with some of his signature dishes, where diners can expect to be wowed by a unique spin on traditional Thai flavours. Enjoy a lovely five-course lunch for RM338, or treat your significant other to a delectable seven-course dinner for RM438 per person. Chef Kittichai serves up a storm today and tomorrow at The St Regis KL, which is located on Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. For bookings or inquiries, call (03) 2727 6666 or email [email protected]

Häagen-Dazs Mochi Ice Cream

Häagen-Dazs has just released their limited edition green tea mochi and azuki mochi ice creams, combining your favourite Japanese sweet treats and flavours into one chilly indulgence. The green tea mochi ice cream is made with ceremonial grade matcha from Kyushu, Japan, whereas the azuki mochi ice cream brings you the taste of Hokkaido red beans. Both are scattered throughout with delightfully soft and chewy mochi pieces, making for a truly unique dessert experience. The mochi ice cream flavours are available from November to February at Häagen-Dazs stores nationwide and selected supermarkets. Get them now for RM32.20 per pint, or RM9.90 per mini cup.


2 ways to give back to society

ABWM Christmas Bazaar

Get a head start on Christmas shopping at the Association of British Women in Malaysia’s annual Christmas Bazaar. The ABWM is a non-profit expatriate organisation in Kuala Lumpur that has been hosting social functions and charity events for over 40 years. Their Christmas Bazaar is a fundraiser for Malaysian charities, featuring over 90 craft stalls, charity stalls, and a kids’ fun zone, among many other attractions. Entrance tickets are priced at RM20 — including a complimentary coffee or tea — the proceeds of which will be donated to local charity organisations. The ABWM Christmas Bazaar will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, on Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday from 10.30am to 2.30pm. For more information, call (03) 2284 4407 or email [email protected] 

Looking Forward to the Future

Give back to society this weekend by visiting the fundraising bazaar Looking Forward to the Future by Hilla Community Centre. Established in 2007 by Korean couple Enoch and Esther Kim, Hilla Community Centre provides education and work training for refugee children and adults. Their annual bazaar returns this year, selling items such as clothes, books, stationary, as well as food. There will also be an arts and crafts workshop and an opportunity to try on the traditional Japanese yukata, which are open to the public. Looking Forward to the Future will be held from 10am to 5pm tomorrow at the Galaxy Ampang Mall. The mall is located on Jalan Dagang 5, Taman Dagang, Ampang, Selangor. For more information, call (012) 611 7710 or email [email protected]


2 creative ventures

Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim Women’s Style in Australia

First developed in 2012 by Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (formerly the Powerhouse Museum), Faith, Fashion, Fusion is a travelling exhibition that has toured all around Australia and is now making its international debut. The exhibition explores how Australian Muslim women strike the balance between dressing according to their faith and dressing fashionably. Expect a fashion montage, interviews with influencers and game changers in the industry of Muslim fashion, and a series of showcases titled Women in Profile featuring nine inspirational Australian Muslim women. Faith, Fashion, Fusion is on now until Jan 28 at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM). Admission to the IAMM gallery is priced at RM14 for adults, and concession tickets are priced at RM7. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 6pm. For more information, visit www.iamm.org.my or call (03) 2092 7070. 


If you find yourself torn between artsy events and food events, settle your indecision by heading to Art Printing Works (APW) this weekend for RIUH: Carnival Weekend. RIUH is a monthly bazaar that brings together an artisan market, food stalls, performances, and creative activities. On the activity line-up this month is a comedy workshop, hosted by LOL Events, and stand-up comedy show Ber-RIUH in Comedy, featuring comedians Joanne Kam, Prakash Daniel & JD. RIUH: Carnival Weekend will be held tomorrow and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. Admission to RIUH is free, whereas the workshop fee is RM50, and show tickets are priced at RM40 (online purchase) and RM50 (walk-in). APW is located on Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit www.riuh.com.my or email [email protected]


1 helpful offer

Samsung Flood Relief

Samsung Malaysia has extended their aid to those affected by the recent floods in Penang. From now until Dec 31, authorised Samsung service centres will offer repair services free of charge for devices and appliances that have been damaged as a direct result of the floods. This flood relief effort covers both in-house devices and carry-in devices. For more information on this campaign, visit www.news.samsung.com/my, or www.samsung.com/my for store locations.