NOW INTO ITS 15th YEAR, MIGF GROWS FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AND IS NOW A REGIONAL EVENT, ATTRACTING GOURMETS AND GOURMANDS FROM OVERSEAS.
WITH THE RINGGIT HAVING DROPPED SOME 30%, FOREIGN VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO FLOCK TO KUALA LUMPUR IN RECORD NUMBERS AS EVERYTHING IN MALAYSIA IS NOW 30% CHEAPER!
SUPERMAN FLEW IN FOR A CULINARY VISIT SINCE KRYPTON HAS BEEN ERASED FROM THIS PLANE OF EXISTENCE
THIS SPACE COWBOY TOLD DATO KEE HUA CHEE HE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS WEARING WHO COMFORTED HIM BY SAYING HE ALSO DID NOT KNOW WHERE HE CAME FROM OR WHERE HE WAS GOING
KOK CHEE KIN FROM RENAISSANCE HOTEL KL HAS THE BIGGEST PORTRAIT EVER SINCE HE IS THE MOST HANDSOME AND SEXY CHEF ALIVE IN MALAYSIA
DARTH VADER'S HENCHMEN
DATIN YONG MAYLENE AND PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO WEARING HER RM 600,000 RUBY AND DIAMOND SUITE
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TASTE MIGF, preview event for the MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL 2015 (MIGF) 5th & 6th September, 2015
TASTE MIGF – Theatre of Cuisines, Epicure International Gourmet Village, Epicure Lifestyle Workshops, LuxuryPlus Showcase
Taste MIGF, the exciting preview event of MIGF, will be held on Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th September at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
At Taste MIGF, food lovers can enjoy sampling portions from the Festival menus at the specially created Theatre of Cuisines. An array of cooking classes and lifestyle workshops will take place throughout the preview event, conducted by top professionals that are recognised experts in their respective fields.
Many Festival Master Chefs will share their culinary secrets! Wine and cigar appreciation classes offer the same opportunity, as well as a wide range of modern lifestyle and well-being workshops. There’s something for everyone here.
Enjoy A Super Gourmet Safari at the Theatre of Cuisines
At the Theatre of Cuisines, where the Festival restaurants are showcased, visitors can enjoy a Super Gourmet Safari using Gourmet dollars that can be purchased in advance online or bought at the venue on the day of the day itself. Tasting samples are big enough to satisfy, yet small enough to leave room to try as many restaurants as possible.
The Super Gourmet Safari is a value-for-money feature that allows visitors to taste dishes from all the Festival menus and get a better idea of what is being served up at the 25 participating restaurants. This way they will be able to decide on which restaurants they would want to visit during the Festival month of October.
Get your Gourmet Dollars first
To go on your Super Gourmet Safari, you will need Gourmet Dollars that have been created for the convenience of the visitor. Gourmet Dollars help minimise queues and delays as people then wouldn’t have to wait for their change.
Gourmet Dollars will be available on the day of the event itself but can also be purchased online at a 5% discount. Visitors can visit www.tastemigf.com to purchase.
Epicure Gourmet Village
Visitors can shop at the Epicure International Gourmet Village where gourmet food and beverage vendors sell everything from fine wines to exquisite cheeses, as well as a wealth of mouthwatering delicacies from around the world.
Epicure Lifestyle Workshops
At the Epicure Lifestyle Workshops, some 40 appreciation workshops and cooking classes are conducted back to back, from noon till evening, on 5th and 6th September.
The cooking classes are conducted by Festival Master Chefs and guest chefs from 5-star hotels while appreciation classes are facilitated by top notch experts in their respective fields, sharing their knowledge with visitors at Taste MIGF.
Headlining the workshops is the charismatic Chef Wan, who will charm visitors not only with the exquisite Malaysian fare he prepares but also with his delightful personality.
Taste MIGF 2015 will also include the LuxuryPlus Showcase. From high end art pieces to tableware to jewellery, the showcase highlights the finest luxurious lifestyle options.
The diverse list of exhibitors includes the Tourism Board, art studios, and manufacturers of jewellery, fine silver flatware and home accessories.
Now into its 15th year, the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) has long since come to symbolise prestige and innovation in the culinary world. The Festival is today a national event and part of Tourism Malaysia’s Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 or MyFest2015.
Every year, Festival Restaurants generate annual receipts worth millions but the trickle-down effect of the Festival extends far beyond this. MIGF impacts the entire F&B industry as well as raising the bar each year by fostering friendly competition between the market leaders.
The country’s top chefs and F&B professionals become role models for young people joining the industry, who see a future in Malaysia rather than taking their skills elsewhere.
The participating restaurants include those from Kuala Lumpur’s 5-Star hotels - The Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s Iketeru and Graze; the Renaissance’s Dynasty; Resorts World Genting’s L’TITUDE, Imperial Rama and The Olive; Shangri-La’s Lafite and Shang Palace; Westin KL’s Qba Latin Bar & Grill and Berjaya Times Square Hotel’s, Samplings On The Fourteenth.
The independent restaurants feature Aliyaa, Busaba Thai, Dewakan, Enak KL, Maison Francaise, Marini’s on 57, Minori, Neroteca, Nerovivo, Ruyi & Lyn, Soleil, Tanzini, The Oak Room, Vineria.IT, Zender’s Restaurant & Bar and Yezi.
The Festival’s Principle Partner is Tourism Malaysia and main sponsor, The Vision Four Media Group. Festival Sponsors are William Grant & Sons and Fifty Six Degrees. Festival Media Partners are Astro, Astro Radio, Asian Food Channel, Seni Jaya, Vision Four and Vision KL.
MIGF 2015 will culminate with a Grand Finale at Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South on 6th November. The full Festival line up and regular updates can be found on the Festival website, www.migf.com
More details on the participating restaurants can be found on the Festival website, www.migf.com.
1. The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival
1st to 31st October 2015 A fabulous month of Special Festival Menus in Malaysia’s best restaurants www.migf.com
2. Taste MIGF - Venue: Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th September - 11.00 am to 10.00 pm Theatre of Cuisines, Epicure International Gourmet Village and LuxuryPlus Showcase
Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th September - 12.00 noon to 7.30 pm Epicure Lifestyle Workshops only
3. Taste MIGF Activities
a. Theatre of Cuisines - Super Gourmet Safari i. Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th September - 11.00am to 10.00pm ii. Payment Method: Only with Gourmet Dollars. Pre-buy Gourmet Dollars at www.tastemigf.com
b. Epicure International Gourmet Village i. Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th September- 11.00am to 10.00pm ii. Payment Method: Cash and Credit Cards
c. Epicure Lifestyle Workshops i. Saturday, 5th and Sunday 6th September -12.00 noon to 7.30pm ii. Limited space, so please pre-register at www.tastemigf.com
d. LuxuryPlus Showcase i. Saturday, 5th and Sunday, 6th September- 11.00am to 10.00pm ii. Payment Method: Cash and Credit Cards
*This information is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change.
1 Graze European (Pork-free) www.life.hiltonkl.com
2 Iketeru Japanese (Pork-free) www.life.hiltonkl.com
3 Dynasty Cantonese (Non-halal) www.klrenaissance.com
4 Imperial Rama Thai & Chinese (Non-halal) www.rwgenting.com
5 L’TITUDE Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
Mixed International (Non- halal)
6 The Olive Western Continental (Pork- free)
7 Samplings On The Fourteenth Western Classic (Pork-free)
8 Tanzini Modern European (Pork- free)
9 Lafite French (Pork-free) www.shangri-la.com
10 Shang Palace Chinese-Cantonese (Pork- free)
11 Qba Latin Bar & Grill Latin American (Pork-free) www.westindining.com
12 Marini’s On 57 Contemporary Italian (Pork-free)
13 Aliyaa Restaurant & Bar Sri Lankan (Pork-free) www.aliyaa.com
14 Maison Francaise Modern French (Pork-free) www.maisonfrancaise.com.my
15 Minori Japanese (Pork-free) www.minori.com.my
16 Nerovivo Contemporary Italian (Pork-free)
17 Soleil Modern European with Asian Influence
18 Vineria.IT Italian (Pork-free) www.vineriait.com
19 Neroteca Italian (Pork-free) www.neroteca.com
20 The Oak Room Western (Pork-free) www.bangsarsouth.com/uoa-property/oak-room/
21 Ruyi & Lyn Asian www.facebook.com/ruyilyn
22 Dewakan Modern Malaysian (Pork- free)
23 Busaba Thai Thai (Pork-free) www.seacuisine.com.my
24 Enak KL Malay Fine Dining www.enakkl.com
25 Yezi Premium Steamboat facebook.com/yezi.TheRoof
26 Zender’s Restaurant & Bar Modern European Fusion (Pork-free)
FESTIVAL PARTNERS & SPONSORS
1. Principal Sponsor Vision Four Media Group
2. Principal Partner Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia
3. Festival Partner FiftySix Degrees Whisky
FESTIVAL MEDIA PARTNERS
4. Seni Jaya
5. Vision Four
56 DEGREES IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S NEWEST AND FINEST SCOTTISH WHISKIES
LOVE THE SKIRT
EPICURE INTERNATIONAL GOURMET VILLAGE
FROM BERJAYA CATERING SCHOOL
NOT FOR SALE
THE GRAND BALLROOM OF BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL ON 14 FLOOR HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED BEYOND RECOGNITION
BELOW ARE THE 26 RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN MIGF 2015
MINORI---THE RESTAURANTS BELOW ALL FEATURE THEIR NAMES PROMINENTLY
THIS CHEF SERVED ME AT DINNER IN THE SKY
DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND LUCKY FROM HILTON KL
KOK CHEE KIN IS THE MOST HANDSOME AND SEXIEST CHEF ALIVE
KOK CHEE KIN FROM DYNASTY RESTAURANT IN RENAISSANCE HOTEL KL
KOK CHEE KIN---2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1
RUYI IS ONE RESTAURANT YOU WILL NEVER RUE
LYN, OWNER OF RUYI WITH GERMAN FRAULEIN
LYN AND MAT SALLEH SIDEKICK FROM GERMANY
LYN THE OWNER CLAIMS THIS IS BASED ON HER BODY BUT HER BOOBS SEEM SMALLER THAN THESE!
WHY DO I KEEP THINKING OF THE ALPHABET 'V'? AH YES, V FOR VICTORY!
JAMES BOND ALSO CAME
THE MOTHERSHIP HAS LANDED!
SARIMAH THE TV HOST
SARIMAH THE TV HOST
TAN SRI OTHMAN MARICAN AND PUAN SRI SYLVIA OTHMAN
KOK CHEE KIN AND HIS BY NOW FAMOUS PORTRAIT COURTESY OF RENAISSANCE HOTEL KL
THIS ALIEN LOOKS FAMILIAR
DARTH VADER'S STORM TROOPER
PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO AND DATIN YONG MAYLENE
LOVE THE BLUE LASHES
MICHAEL MANTZ AND PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO
LYN AND VIP
TAN SRI JASON GOH AND PRINCESS DR BECKY LEOGARDO
TAN SRI JASON GOH IS THE BEST DRESSED MAN ALWAYS