Friday, September 25, 2015

MIGF 2015---SAMPLINGS ON 14 AT BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL IS AN APTLY NAMED RESTAURANT THAT TAKES DINNERS ON AN OUT OF THIS WORLD CULINARY EXPERIENCE AND A SOJOURN INTO THE INNER RECESSES OF OUTER SPACE!

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH
14 FLOOR, BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL, 55100 KUALA LUMPUR

03-2117 8131 or 03-2687 7112


THE FIRST RESTAURANT SO FAR TO ADHERE TO MIGF 2015 THEME OF 'GALACTIC CHEFS---A FOOD ODYSSEY' REPLETE WITH ALIENS, PLANETS, MOONS, STARS AND UNIVERSE ON CEILING! WELL DONE!

 DATIN SU DAY AND HER EXCELLENCY THE SOUTH AFRICA HIGH COMMISSIONER SAMKELISIWE MHLANGA
 DATO STEVE DAY, DATIN MARGARET SAMBHI AND DATO JAGJIT SINGH SAMBHI
 GROUP PHOTO
SANDIE LAHRA, DATO STEVE DAY AND SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER SAMKELISIWE MHLANGA
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Samplings on the Fourteenth must be the strangest restaurant name but it is an excellent choice. First it is located on 14 floor of Berjaya Times Square Hotel so you know where it is. And 'Samplings' is exactly what you do as the restaurant is linked to Berjaya University College of Hospitality.


Berjaya Times Square hotel and Berjaya University College of Hospitality are both owned by Berjaya Group which is controlled by Tan Sri Vincent Tan.


While some waiters are trainee students, rest assured you are not dining on half-baked, experimental food dished up by apprentice chefs! No siree, for the fancy price you pay, you get gourmet food cooked by famous Chef Valmurugan! 


The MIGF Menu costs RM 468 nett per  person for 8 courses with wine or RM 258 nett per person without wine. Peasants from the lower classes will have to settle for MIGF Light Menu for a mere RM 198 nett for 7 courses.




Jeremy Khor from Exclusivitea which offers finest teas on planet Earth and many aliens from various planets and alternate universes fly here to buy his tea, honest injun
I LOVE RONNEFELDT TEA, VERY AROMATIC AND DELIGHTFUL ON MY HIGH CLASS PALATE ACCUSTOMED ONLY TO THE BEST LIFE CAN OFFER
CHOOSE ONE, TAKE ALL
GAVIN SIA GIIN AN AND THIS IS THE CORRECT SPELLING AS THE GIiN HAS TWO 'I'S AND 'AN' IS HIS LAST NAME
PERFECT CUPPA OF COFFEE
GAVIN SIA AND HIS PERFECT CUPPA
GAVIN SIA FROM MR COFFEE SDN BHD
JEREMY KHOR GRADUATED IN BIOTECHNOLOGY FROM UNITED KINGDOM SO HE IS AUTHORITY ON TEA AND FOODSTUFFS
LIQUOR
SEE-THRU KITCHEN HELMED BY CHEF VALMURUGAN


FANTASTIC SETTING
SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH WAS THE FIRST RESTAURANT I ENCOUNTERED WHICH FOLLOWED THE INTER-GALACTIC THEME OF MIGF 2015! 
THE RESTAURANT EVEN INVITED AN ALIEN AS CHIEF OUT OF THIS WORLD GUEST
DATO KEE HUA CHEE WAS INCENSED AND MORTIFIED TO DISCOVER HE WAS NOT THE ONLY ALIEN 
MR AND MRS ALIEN JOINED MIGF VIP DINERS AT SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH
WELL, THE FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!
CANNOT TELL IS MALE OR FEMALE AS CANNOT DISCERN THE GENITALIA. MAYBE ALIENS REPRODUCE WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE ARDUOUS TASK OF SEX
I CHECKED INTENSIVELY BUT NOTHING. MAYBE MAYBE ALIENS USE 100% OF THEIR FOOD AND DO NOT PRODUCE ANY WASTE! NOW THAT IS FANTASTIC!
THIS GREEN ALIEN BLENDS WITH FOLIAGE
I ALWAYS KNEW ALIENS LURK AMONG US
NEW ARRIVALS
ELEGANT
STYLISH
3 EYES

LOVE THE PEEPERS
EVEN THE WALLS AND CEILINGS BOAST RENDITIONS OF PLANETS, STARS, MOONS AND GALAXIES!
'WE COME IN PEACE'---BUT THEN THEY WOULD SAY THAT, WOULDN'T THEY?

LONG BAR
GAVIN SIA OR MR COFFEE AT WORK
BREWING IS EASY WITH HIGHTECH EQUIPMENT




DONE!
SERENE----LOOK AT THE CEILING WHERE A MINI UNIVERSE FLOATS!
KITCHEN
V SHAPED SETTING




WELCOME INTO MY WORLDS
MOHAN RAJ AND LEONARD LEE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGER
THUMBS UP TO MIGF 2015
DATO LEONARD TAN THE FAMOUS CROONER, DATO PETER YONG AND PROFESSOR DR WALTER WONG
WHY IS DATO LEONARD TAN OOGLING AT PETER YONG? I ALWAYS SUSPECT THE WORST IN MANKIND AND USUALLY I AM RIGHT
DATIN KRYSTYN TAN WIFE OF DATO LEONARD TAN AND DATIN YONG MAYLENE, WIFE OF DATO PETER YONG
I ORDERED DATIN KRYSTYN TO CHANGE HER NAME TO 'KRISTINE' OR 'CHRISTINE' LIKE ALL SANE PEOPLE AS THIS IS HOW ANYONE IN HIS RIGHT MIND WOULD SPELL UNLESS SHE IS CZECH AND DATIN KRYSTYN IS AS CHINKY AS THEY COME AND CANNOT BE MISTAKEN FOR A MAT SALLEH WOMAN
DATIN YONG MAYLENE (SHE USED TO CALL HERSELF MAYLENE YONG UNTIL I TOLD HER TO LOOK INTO MIRROR TO CHECK IF HER SKIN IS WHITE OR YELLOW), DATO LEONARD TAN THE FAMOUS SINGER, DATIN KRISTINE TAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO JAGJIT SINGH SAMBHI, MAE S.K. HO (SHE INSISTED I SPELL HER NAME AS 'MAE' AND NOT THE NORMAL 'MAY' WHICH IS SO PRETENTIOUS BUT THEN SHE THREATENED TO SEND MY FOOD BILL) AND MONDI MECJA THE GENERAL MANAGER OF BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL
DATO RANBIR S. NANRA OF INTENSE TECHNOLOGIES, MAY LIM OF LEE KUM KEE, AUSSIE SANDIE AND FINNISH HUBBY JOE LAHRA OF ABS GROUP


MAY LIM (AT LEAST SHE SPELLS HER NAME CORRECTLY), DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND SANDIE LAHRA
NOTHILE SITHOLE AND NOBUHLE SITHOLE THE NIECES OF SOUTH AFRICA HIGH COMMISSIONER HER EXCELLENCY SAMKELISIWEMHLANGA
SOUTH AFRICA IS THE BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW NATION OF THE WORLD




DATIN YONG MAYLENE, DATO PETER YONG, MAE HO AND PROFESSOR DR WALTER WONG
DATIN YONG MAYLENE AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE AGREED TO WEAR YELLOW TO BE BEST COUPLE OF THE  NIGHT 
 DATIN YONG MAYLENE AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE LOOKING ASTOUNDING AS USUAL
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE LOOKING VERY SAINTLY
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE SHOWS OFF CROCODILE BANGLE AND RINGS
 DATO PETER YONG, DATIN YONG MAYLENE, MAE HO AND PROFESSOR DATO WALTER WONG 
DATIN YONG MAYLENE AND G.M OF BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL MOHDI MECJA 
DATO STEVE NITE  I MEAN DAY, DATIN MARGARET SAMBHI AND DATO JAGJIT SINGH SAMBHI

JEREMY KHOR OF EXCLUSIVITEA
CHEF VALMURUGAN, DATO STEVE DAY, MONDI MECJA, LEONARD LEE AND DATIN KRISTINE TAN

DATO STEVE DAY, FOUNDER OF MIGF, WELCOMING AND THANKING GUESTS


THE SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER LISTENING INTENTLY




GROUP PIX

AMUSE BOUCHE
DUCK LIVER PARFAIT WITH CARAMELISED PEACH SALAD AND ANISE BERRIES DRESSING
SARAH THE SULTRY SINGER SINGING SOOTHING SERENADES
SWEET SARAH
VIP GUESTS



SUMPTUOUS SOUP

DATO STEVE DAY INTRODUCING GUESTS














DATO NIK GEE OF DSIEGFRIED BLOCK LOOKING VERY DE GLAM
DUE TO DATO KEE HUA CHEE'S WORLD CLASS PHOTOGRAPHY, DATO NIK GEE LOOKS LIKE HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR
SEARED HOKKAIDO SCALLOP WITH ROASTED PARSNIP PUREE AND PARMESAN FOAM


IS THIS A MINI SPACE POD?
HURTLING THROUGH OUTER AND INNER SPAEC UNTIL IT LANDED ON MY TABLE? IT PROBABLY CONTAINS SOME VORACIOUS ORGANIC, BRAIN-DEVOURING BACTERIA
OR JUST CARAMELISED PINEAPPLE SORBET?
BROILED VEAL LOIN WITH OXTAIL RAGOUT AND VEGETABLE TERRINE

YUMMY
A SPACE MONSTER WEARING KILLER CRASH HELMET WITH THIRD EYE?
OR JUST CHEF VALMURUGAN IN DAILY ATTIRE?
IT IS CHEF VAL! EVEN THE CHEF MATCHES THE GALACTIC THEME OF MIGF 2015! WELL DONE! SO FAR ONLY SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH BOTHERED TO DECORATE THE PREMISES AND DRESS ACCORDING TO THEME!
DATIN YONG MAYLENE AND DATO LEONARD TAN SING 'TAKE ME TO THE MOON'
DELIGHTFUL DUET



EVEN THE BLUE ALIEN APPROVES!


DATO LEONARD TAN KNOWS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE MEAL SO HE SANG FOR HIS SUPPER
INVORY CHOCOLATE ECLAIR WITH APPLE CARPACCIO, FEUILLANTIEN CRUST, FRAMBOISE JELLY AND ALMOND CREAM
THE TALENTED STAFF AND CULINARY TEAM OF SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH!
HEADED BY CHEF VAL
DATO JAGJIT SINGH SAMBHI SPOKE ON BEHALF OF GUESTS


A MINIATURE UNIVERSE FLOATS ON THE CEILING!
AMAZING ATTENTION TO DETAILS
THE SERVICE STAFF SHOULD HAVE WORN STORM TROOPER COSTUMES OR SPACE AGE GARMENTS!

THANKS YO


THE SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER ALSO SPOKE AND THANKED SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH
EXCELLENT MEAL!

SANDIE LAHRA AND HER EXCELLENCY THE SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER SAMKELISIWE MHLANGA
DATO STEVE DAY, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF MIGF, JOINS IN FOR FINAL PHOTO

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