[Jul 29 – Aug 4] What’s New This Week

JUL. 29 – AUG. 4, 2019

What’s New This Week

Welcome back, foodies! It’s time to entice your palate with unique dining news and promotions at the top restaurants in town! 

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Mari Ristorante & Bar
Old Malaya

Nestled at Old Malaya – the century-old heritage building that harkens back to the British colonization of Malaya, Mari Ristorante & Bar is a quaint dining sanctuary woven with whiffs of Italian cuisine with a twist using Asian ingredients that ensures a gastronomic indulgence unlike any other! 

The Beach Grill
The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi

What’s better than relaxing with a cocktail at the beachfront while savoring all-time-favorite Western delicacies? Come to The Beach Grill @ The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi for freshly caught seafood with dishes of internationally inspired influences and an impressive selection of fine wines.

Dining News and Promotions

Buy 1 Free 1 Pizza
Positano Risto Publika

Searching for something to perk yourself up during mid-day? Look no further than the Buy 1 Free 1 Pizza Promotion at Positano Risto Publika! Enjoy fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas specially crafted and other authentic Italian delights here! Available daily from 3:00pm – 6:00pm for dine-in only. 

TABLEAPP Exclusive Promotion On Mooncake Boxes
Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Can’t wait to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and indulge your loved ones in the best mooncakes? This is your chance! Get an exclusive 20% off on National Mooncake Boxes and/or Khoon Hooi Mooncake Boxes for reservations via TABLEAPP (T&Cs apply). The promotion is valid until 15th September 2019 at participating restaurants including Chynna, Graze, Vasco’s and Chambers Grill!

New Menu
ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar, Bukit Damansara

Renowned for its menu filled with imported ingredients from Sri Lanka and well-kept traditional recipes, ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar has been the go-to destination for people who seek authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Tantalize your taste buds with new additions of sumptuous delicacies! 

Beer Promotion
Beso Rosado by ChinChin, George Town

Come to Beso Rosado by ChinChin to satiate your palate with Mediterranean flavors and influences featuring fresh ingredients. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with a bucket of 6 bottles of selected beer including Tiger Beer, Guinness Stout and Tiger Crystal at only RM58 nett per bucket all day long! 

Events

[Jul 31] Australian Katnook Estate Wine Dinner
Graze, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Get gratified by relishing a wine-pairing dinner at Graze @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur starting with bite-sized canapés and a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a hearty 4-course set menu that is perfectly paired with 3 types of Katnook Estate Wine imported from South Australia. For one night only at RM250 nett per person.  

[Jul 30 – 31] Collaboration Dinner
gēn, George Town

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind dinner by Chef Johnson from gēn and Chef Kahryson who has years of experience at high accoladed fine dining establishments in Australia. Revel in delights featuring locally sourced ingredients and wild produce at RM300 per person. Wine pairing will be catered at RM140 per set. 

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Toothsome Signature Dishes at Mari Ristorante & Bar

Located in Old Malaya – the century-old heritage building that harkens back to the British colonization of Malaya, Mari Ristorante & Bar is the new addition to the sprawling stretch of renowned restaurants which are frequently visited by connoisseurs and foodies alike.

Helmed by Chef Cristian Grandi, the master behind the triumphant story of the much-lauded Luce Osteria Contemporanea (which you can read our review here), Mari Ristorante & Bar is a quaint dining sanctuary woven with whiffs of Italian cuisine with an Asian twist. The dashing chef has brought together the seem-to-be-contrasting Asian ingredients and Italian cuisine in a harmonious and palatable way in his repertoire of innovative dishes. 

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The dazzlingly dimly-lit restaurant has a chic interior yet heart-warming ambiance that quickly captivated our hearts from the first glance. The first floor with a lush background of the KL Tower is equally charming while diners can also take in the magnificent view of this iconic tower at the restaurant’s patio.

We were introduced to the restaurant’s top 3 dishes that would never fail to impress diners! Of course, we did not hesitate to revel in these lip-smacking treats. 

 

1/ Tonarelli Al Granchio

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The signature dish Tonarelli Al Granchio perfectly showcases the amalgamation of Italian cuisine with Asian ingredients. This house-made Tonarelli is cooked until it is al dente (firm to the bite) or your preferred doneness. We couldn’t wait to chow down on the dish as its tangy aroma was irresistible and the enticing soft-shell crab perked on top of the dish was eye-pleasing. The sumptuous delight was packed with briny flavors from the jumbo lump crab meat and the crab bisque which we were told by the chef that it was reduced for at least 6 hours! We were thrilled to try the unlike-any-other combination of salted egg yolk and Sardinia’s bottarga and our palate was satiated with this delectable savory goodness. Definitely a must-try! 

>> Click here to view this Tonnarelli Al Granchio

 

2/ Bis D’agnello

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Another fascinating dish that one could not forgo is the palate-stirring Bis D’agnello featuring grilled lamb loin, lamb chop, green beans, roasted potatoes with a touch of the au jus sauce from the lamb itself. The succulent Australian lamb loin and lamb chop were grilled until they had a tender-to-the-bite texture with delectable juiciness oozing in every bite. This delicacy was drizzled with a dollop of the restaurant’s special mint sauce which totally excited our palate and impeccably complemented the lamb. 

>> Click here to view this Bis D’agnello

3/ Villaggio Pizza

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Using Thai green curry sauce as a base, this Villaggio Pizza is yet another innovative creation which would gratify any adventurous diners. The thin-crusted pizza, topped with Mozzarella cheese, roasted potato and lamb sausage, easily whetted our appetite for its charismatic smell of the freshly-baked pizza and coriander leaves! Crunchy and packed with exquisitely savory taste, the pizza was a true indulgence for us! 

>> Click here to view this Villaggio Pizza


TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these signature dishes for free. Find out more about ELITE Membership here

Mari Ristorante & Bar
Location: No. 2, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

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Quiz: Incredibly Cheesy Facts For Cheese Lovers!

A pizza or a macaroni dish without a heap of some cheesy indulgence? It would be unimaginable for us to live in a world without cheese! If you find yourself an avid cheese addict or, in other words, too frantic about this delicacy, worry less because most of us are! The crowd-pleasing dairy product has been renowned for its myriads of variants in terms of texture, flavors and forms that can easily tempt the taste buds of any diners. 

Like many other foods, cheese has its own story of how it ended up to be one of the most desirable delights all over the world. Want to dig into its story right away? How about challenging yourself with our incredible quizzes about cheese first? Easy peasy, just pick the answer that you think it is correct and find out whether the hearty cheese fact is there! 

1/ When Was Cheese Created? 

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You are close to the correct answer!

Amazing! You have got the correct answer! The cheese was accidentally created 4000 years ago! It is said that the first cheese was formed by storing milk in a container lined with an animal’s stomach!!! Thanks to the enzyme from the stomach, the milk was separated into liquid and curd. The curd has since known as our all-time-favorite cheese! 

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2/ How Many Kilograms Of Milk Are Needed To Make 1 Kilogram Of Cheese?

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Excellent! You have found the correct answer! It would take roughly 10 kilograms of milk for just 1 kilogram of cheese! To ensure the best quality of the cheese, the dairy animals must have a healthy diet. Wait, not only cow milk can be turned into cheese? Yes, you can find Goat cheese (made from goat), Pule cheese (made from donkey milk), Moose cheese (derived from Moose milk) and many other types! Fun fact, Pule cheese is actually considered the world’s most expensive cheese as it comes from the milk of Balkan donkeys from Serbia. 

You are almost correct! 

You might be close to the correct answer! 

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3/ How Many Varieties Of Cheese Currently Available According To The International Dairy Federation? 

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You are almost there! 

You are correct! Though you might have heard of various types of cheese, there are only around 500 types that are recognized by the International Dairy Federation. The criteria would include the length of aging, texture, methods of making, fat content, animal milk, country or region of origin and many more. The top methods that are commonly and traditionally used are: 

  • Moisture content
  • Freshness 
  • Content (double cream, goat, ewe and water buffalo)
  • Soft-ripened and blue-vein
  • Processed cheeses

Oops, you need to try again! 

Too bad! You have to make another choice!

4/ What Is The World Best-Selling Cheese? 

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You are correct! This traditionally Southern Italian cheese made originally from buffalo’s milk is known to be the world best-selling cheese! Mozzarella cheese of several kinds is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes. 

This Italian hard cheese is well-known around the world as the “King of Cheeses”, yet it is not the best-selling cheese in the world!  

Originated in the English village of Cheddar, this cheese is the most popular cheese in the UK!

Though known as one of the world’s most popular cheeses, this Netherland’s cheese is not the best-selling one. 

5/ What Causes The Holes On The Cheese? 

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Despite the popular belief, mice don’t like cheese! Given a choice, they would go for sweets or carbs! They would still eat cheese of course but it does not necessarily mean they love it. 

Yes, the holes in the cheese are actually caused by the bacteria that turn milk into cheese. One of the bacteria, namely P. Shermani, releases carbon dioxide and forms bubbles in the cheese. These little air pockets cause holes of the cheese. 

Temperature is of utmost importance in making cheese, however, it is not the main reason that causes holes in the cheese! 

Maturing time is one of the key factors in making cheese, however, it is not the reason you are looking for! 

How many correct answers did you get? Nevertheless, you still deserve some cheesy indulgence! Craving for cheese dishes and would love to dive in one? Flex your fingers as we have the top restaurants that serve lip-smacking cheeses dishes to tempt your palate

 

 

 

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[Jul 22 – 28] What’s New This Week

JUL. 22 – 28, 2019

What’s New This Week

What’s better than starting your new week with impeccable dining news and promotions?
Find out the perfect places to hang out with your friends or simply to indulge yourself in sumptuous foods!

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The Pot
Damansara Heights

Come to The Pot if you love to titillate your taste buds with a taste of home! Indulge in the restaurant’s homemade-styled hotpot featuring fresh and fine ingredients with various soup bases made from healthy recipes. Don’t miss out the signature items such as Shanghai Dumplings, Truffle Pork Balls, Homemade Yong Tau Fu which are prepared fresh daily. 

The Gulai House
The Datai Langkawi

Tucked deep in the rainforest with rustic dining tables and subtle lighting, The Gulai House @ The Datai Langkawi would charm the heart of any diners with its magical ambiance and authentic Malaysian cuisine. A true dining experience surrounded by the captivating sounds of the rainforest and sumptuous delights which you cannot forgo!

Dining News and Promotions

Free Buffet For Birthday Celebrators
Shabu X, Setia City Mall

On the prowl for a dining spot for your birthday celebration? Look no further than Shabu X! Relish a wide selection of Japanese delicacies with a modern Japanese shabu-shabu buffet. What’s more? Birthday celebrator gets a free buffet with a minimum of 3 paying adults! 

Happy Hour Promo
Pier 12 Seafood Tavern, Old Malaya

Tickle your taste buds with scrumptious seafood delights at this much-lauded restaurant at the century-old heritage building Old Malaya. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with the restaurant’s Happy Hour Promo featuring Vodkaberry, Mojito and Blue Margarita at only RM10+. Available daily from 4:00pm – 9:00pm! 

Taste of Australia
Genji Japanese Restaurant, Hilton Petaling Jaya

Tempt your palate with a set menu of tantalizing meat items and succulent seafood dishes air-flown from Australia only from RM38 nett onwards. The exquisite menu is also paired with hand-picked Australian wine. Only available in the month of July. 

New Menu
CREAM by ChinChin, George Town

With a menu of simple yet quality ingredients, CREAM by ChinChin has been captivating diners’ hearts for its luscious dishes. Get your taste buds ready for numerous of new creations featuring rare items such as the unmistakably earth-rich-flavored black truffle. 

Events

[July 30] TONO X Kikubari Collaboration Dinner
Kikubari, Damansara Heights

Dig into a one-of-a-kind collaboration dinner featuring authentic Peruvian dishes from TONO and progressive Japanese cuisine from Kikubari.  Enjoy bold, myriad-flavored delights which are created based on the adaption of Japanese cuisine in Peru. Priced at RM398++ with welcome cocktail/mocktail drink.

[July 27] Fête De La Musique 
Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

It’s going to be a festive night filled with dancing, dining and fun for all as Tosca Italian Restaurant brings France to its kitchen. This French-themed fête promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family with live music and a lavish buffet spread of French delicacies at RM130 nett per adult. Get 20% off exclusive promotion for reservations via TABLEAPP!

[July 27] Wine & Dine
El Ibérico, Pavilion

Titillate your palate with a night to remember at El Ibérico Pavilion! Take this chance to indulge in the high-quality Spanish wine paired with a 4-course set dinner of exquisite Spanish and Italian dishes such as Salmon Carpaccio, Ibérico Paella and more! Priced at RM150 nett per person from 7:00pm onwards. 

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