Thursday, February 14, 2019

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! PRINCESS DATO SRI DR BECKY LEOGARDO HOSTED VALENTINE'S DINNER AT CEDAR RESTAURANT ON THE 15th FLOOR OF IMPIANA KLCC HOTEL FOR 2 COUPLE---SHE AND MYSELF AND LILLIAN TAN AND HUBBY ERROL TAN WHO WERE ALSO CELEBRATING THEIR 45th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. IT WAS ALSO MY BIRTHDAY (WHICH STARTED 7 JANUARY AND WILL END ON 7 MARCH) SO IT WAS A FESTIVE OCCASION PACKED WITH JOY AND LAUGHTER.

KEE@FSWMAG.COM

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VALENTINE’S DAY WINE AND DINE AT CEDAR ON 15

This Valentine’s Day, diners seeking to pamper their loved one with an unforgettable and exclusive dining experience need look no further than Cedar on 15, the chic and contemporary rooftop restaurant and lounge at Impiana KLCC Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

The panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline will serve as the perfect backdrop for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two, with a free flow of wine and sparkling wine to start off the evening.

 THE 2 GORGEOUS CHILDREN OF ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH AND HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH, ERROL TAN, ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH, RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH, PRINCESS DATO SRI DR BECKY LEOGARDO, LILLIAN TAN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 THE TWO CHILDREN OF RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH LOOK LIKE SIBLINGS AS RAJA ELEENA NEVER SEEMS TO AGE AND LOOKS THE SAME AS I KNEW HER DECADES AGO WHICH I REFUSE TO MENTION HOW MANY! 
 HER HIGHNESS RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH AND PRINCESS DATO SRI DR BECKY LEOGARDO
 ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH JOINS IN AS HE IS THE OWNER OF IMPIAN KLCC HOTEL
 HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH OF PERAK AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE WEARS A GARDEN OF EDEN JACKET BUT BEWARE, A SNAKE COILS ROUND HIS NECK! 
 RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH AND LILLIAN TAN
 ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DISHY AND DASHING DUO! 

Come sunset, diners can look forward to a luxurious dining experience that begins with the Chef’s Amuse Bouche (lobster bisque cappuccino, tortellini, sea salt foam with afilla), Squinting Eyes octopus carpaccio, caviar and arugula with Cameron Highland dressing, and Fall in Love beetroot soup with baby burrata and sour crème to whet the appetite.

The In the Air rainbow sorbet with mint serves as a refreshing palate cleanser and prelude to the main course; a choice of NZ lamb loin served with vegetable timbale, brown lentils, roasted pimento and sage sauce, or spring chicken with asparagus risotto, tomatoes on vine and morel sauce*.

To sweeten the occasion, strawberry ice cream with mascarpone and salsa cream is served at the end of the meal, along with heart-shaped pralines with rose petals for a perfect ending to a Valentine’s Day dinner.

The Valentine’s Day dinner menu is priced at RM580+ per couple** and will be available at Cedar on 15 on 14 February 2019 from 7.00pm – 10.30pm. 

Please contact Cedar on 15 at tel. 03- 2147 1111 or e-mail: fnbsecretary.iklcc@impiana.com for dining enquiries and reservations.

*The Valentine’s Day menu can be customised for vegetarians and the food in the menu does not contain alcohol

**Inclusive of free flow of wine and sparkling wine 

About Impiana KLCC Hotel
Impiana KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is the flagship property managed by Impiana Hotels, Resorts and Spas. The Hotel has a total of 519 rooms and is the only hotel in Kuala Lumpur connected via the KLCC-Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway (sky bridge) to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Twin Towers and the city’s premier shopping complexes. 

The hotel’s facilities include Cedar on 15; a roof top restaurant and lounge on the 15th floor, Tonka Bean Café & Deli; an all-day casual dining restaurant, banquet and meeting facilities, a fully equipped gymnasium and the award-winning Swasana Spa.  



 DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND PRINCESS DATO SRI DR BECKY LEOGARDO
 LILLIAN AND ERROL TAN AT RIGHT
 
ALL RED EXCEPT ONE! 
 AMUSE BOUCHE
  OCTOPUS
   BEETROOT SOUP
 SORBET
 ERROL TAN GIVES HIS HEART TO WIFE OF 45 YEARS LILLIAN TAN!
 PLEASE ACCEPT MY HEART
 SUCH DARLINGS! 
 LAMB AS MAIN COURSE
  LOOKS LIKE KIWI
 SO EROTIC! HEHE
  HMMM THIS HAS MORE MEAT

 CEDAR ON 15th FLOOR
  
   DESSERT

   
  
 SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

 GROUP PHOTO

ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH OWNS IMPIANA, THE BEST 4-STAR HOTEL IN KUALA LUMPUR 
 DATO KEE HUA CHEE'S LIFE IS COMING UP ROSES

 RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH AND PRINCESS DATO SRIU DR BECKY LEOGARDO
 ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH JOINS IN
 RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE

 RAJA ELEENA SULTAN AZLAN SHAH AND LILLIAN TAN
 ISMAIL FAROUK ABDULLAH AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE 




OK SO BY THE TIME YOU READ MY BLOG VALENTINE'S DAY IS OVER BUT CEDAR RESTAURANT ON 15th FLOOR REMAINS! SO ANYTIME IS THE BEST TIME TO PARTAKE THE CULINARY DELIGHTS OF THE RESIDENT CHEF.

A NEW GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE AT CEDAR ON 15

Award-winning restaurant begins the year with the launch of new menus featuring classic favourites and innovative new creations

Cedar on 15, the award-winning[1] rooftop restaurant and lounge at Impiana KLCC Hotel will kickstart year 2019 with brand new all-day dining options for guests in the form of three new menus.

The menus - Midday Specials, Social Bites and The Cookbook - feature traditional favourites and new creations by Chef Helmut Lamberger, Corporate Chef (WACS Global Master Chef) at Impiana KLCC Hotel, to cater to today’s discerning diner’s palate.

Midday Specials presents a selection of refreshing salads, hearty soups, main courses and desserts perfect for lunch. For grazing, Social Bites offers diners a selection of light snacks that can be enjoyed at the outdoor bar and lounge area; and The Cookbook offers gratifying culinary delights perfect for dinner in the restaurant’s modern and elegant setting.

With the introduction of the new menus, diners can look forward to an array of cuisine, comprising classic European favourites rarely chanced upon outside their country of origin, elegant new dishes cooked and served with flair and Chef’s Helmut’s version of traditional favourites.

Not to be missed is the Carpaccio of Portobello Mushrooms; a dish created by Chef Helmut in 1991. The creation of this dish contributed to his team’s success in winning the most coveted award in Austrian gastronomy, the “Chef of the Year, Austria” award by Gault Millau. He has since gone on to reinvent the dish with new condiments and ingredients for an added twist and to bring out new flavours.

The Scandinavian-inspired Skaagen Shrimp Salad will appeal to fans of seafood salads seeking a light and refreshing starter before lunch, and meat lovers will appreciate the classic Mediterranean Grilled Meat Gyros served with light tzatziki sauce on the side.

For an indulgent and mouthwatering dessert, the Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce is indeed worth a try, along with Cedar on 15’s version of ice-cream, presented in a “smoky” and dramatic manner.

Other recommended specialties are the Australian Beef Wagyu Ribeye Steak, Foie Gras "Magyar" (pan seared French duck liver, served with apple-pear compote, Hungarian paprika jus and pomme de terre noisette), Gambas and Garlic (juicy grilled tiger prawns with tomato coulis, sage, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and served with garlic rubbed baguette), The Big (an oversized pizza fit for sharing among 3-4 people) and the Passionfruit and Coconut Mousse Globe, drizzled with hot chocolate.

The new culinary creations incorporate locally-grown herbs and mushrooms, and ingredients previously unavailable in Malaysia such as the sorrel herb and kohlrabi, a tasty and crisp vegetable also known as German turnip. The restaurant also makes use of sustainable seafood in its dishes such as the Pan Fried fillet of Malaysian Barramundi.

Commenting on his source of inspiration in the course of creating the new menus, Chef Helmut said: “As a chef, I am constantly influenced by new ideas, trends and evolving palates. The drive to constantly innovate and be creative has led me and my team to experiment with new preparation methods and styles of cooking, and explore unique ways to present and serve our dishes.

“Throughout my career spanning 30 years, I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to be inspired by different countries and cultures across the globe. With the new dishes, I hope to be able to share my experience and fond memories of the various countries and their cuisine with our diners”, he added.

Diners eager to try out the new menu specialties may call Cedar on 15 at tel. 03- 2147 1111 or e-mail: fnbsecretary.iklcc@impiana.com for dining enquiries and reservations.

The restaurant’s operational hours are 12.00pm – 1.00am (Monday – Friday) and 4.00pm – 1.00am (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays).

About Impiana KLCC Hotel
Impiana KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is the flagship property managed by Impiana Hotels, Resorts and Spas. The Hotel has a total of 519 rooms and is the only hotel in Kuala Lumpur connected via the KLCC-Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway (sky bridge) to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Twin Towers and the city’s premier shopping complexes. The hotel’s facilities include Cedar on 15; a roof top restaurant and lounge on the 15th floor, Tonka Bean Café & Deli; an all-day casual dining restaurant, banquet and meeting facilities, a fully equipped gymnasium and the award-winning Swasana Spa.  




[1] Cedar on 15 was awarded the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) Concept Dining Restaurant Benchmark Achiever 2018-2020 title at the HAPA Malaysia Regional Series 2018-2020 awards ceremony in November 2018.