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Celebrate Margarita Day with 5 Fascinating Facts About Margarita!

Have you heard of Margarita Day? Well, there is and it falls on February 22nd! Of course, this is a great excuse for you to revel in this much-loved cocktail. Grab your chair, chill with a glass of Margarita and check out 5 fascinating facts about Margarita! 

Wondering about a place to indulge in this popular delight in Klang Valley? We save the best for the last so keep on reading and awards are waiting for you ahead! 

 

Fun Fact #1: Nobody Is Sure About Its Origin

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Theories are varied about how Margaritas were first originated. Some say that the first Margarita was mixed in Juárez, Chihuahua by Francisco “Pancho” Morales in 1942. Others believe the real inventor of this impeccable drink is Margarita Sames as she concocted this for her guests in her vacation home in 1948. Another common story is the cocktail was actually invented by head bartender Santos Cruz for his favorite singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee and named the drink after her Spanish version of name – Margarita.   

Fun Fact #2: Margarita Actually Means “Daisy” In Spanish! 

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Margarita is named after this beautiful flower? It might surprise you but it’s actually not! “Daisy” – a refreshingly tart cocktail with a slightly sweet undertone, is an old drink dated back to mid-1800s. This cocktail includes a spirit as a base, sugar with some citrus for a bit of sour taste. Many believe that Margaritas are inspired by this special cocktail as it is basically a tequila Daisy.

 

Fun Fact #3: What Is That Salted Rim Used For? 

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No matter how many variations there are, you probably hardly see a Margarita without its salted rim. The salt actually plays an important role to enhance the whole experience of this much-loved cocktail as it brings out the sweet and sour flavors and reduce the bitterness of the tequila. Furthermore, salt can intensify the aroma of Margarita, making it a more flavorful treat. 

 

Fun Fact #4: The Most Expensive Margarita In The World? 

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Would you be willing to pay $1200 for a glass of Margarita? It was in 2013 when the most expensive Margarita in the world was concocted at 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penhouse Lounge in Manhattan. This frozen delicacy was made using the most high-end ingredients with the tequila alone costs up to $1800 per bottle while its ice was made from a $450 bottle of Lois Roederer Cristal Champagne. Finally, the drink was poured into Ralph Lauren hand-blown Hungarian crystal glass! Half the money of this was donated to a charity afterwards. 

 

Fun Fact #5: The World First Frozen Margaritas Were Only Invented Around 50 Years Back!

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A world without frozen Margaritas? Yes, it was what happened before 1971! The first frozen Margarita machine was invented in Texas by a school dropout named Mariano Martinez. The 26-year-old restaurateur had an immense trouble creating the frozen drinks for customers at that time. The cocktails were time-consuming and easily melted! Inspired by the soft-serve ice cream machine, Mariano came across the idea to make a customized one for Margaritas and this machine can now be found all over the world! 

 

If you love to unwind with this incredible cocktail, here is a quick guide on where to find it in Klang Valley!
Want to celebrate Margarita week? Head to Chambers Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur for special Margarita event from 18th – 24th February to enjoy a variety of Margarita mixes or come to FOOK from 22nd February – 2nd March to relish special hand-crafted Margaritas from RM30! 

You can also pay a visit to BLVD House, Opium, Jing Ze, CÉ LA VI, SkyBar @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, SaporeLa Bodega and Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill


Happy Margarita Day To All Cocktail Fans! 

 

 

10 Buffet Dinner & Brunch For Your New Year 2019 Celebration, Malaysia

Looking for a buffet dinner or brunch in town to tempt your palate this New Year’s Eve 2018 or scouting for a sumptuous feast to celebrate New Year 2019? We have got your back! Check out our hand-picked list of the top buffet for New Year celebration in Malaysia! Love to see more? Don’t miss out our list of Top Restaurants that Serve Festive Menus for New Year Celebration!

 

1/ A Wide Spread of Festive Treats at Shook!, Starhill Gallery



With an open-concept kitchen featuring 4 show kitchens – Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Western Grill to captivate all the senses, Shook! at Starhill Gallery is definitely your place to be for a wide spread of buffet to celebrate this New Year 2019. Treat yourself to a plethora of holiday treats like Freshly Sucked Oysters, Lemon Wedges, Smoked Salmon and Gravlax, Prawn Bisque, Roasted Prime Rib, Lamb Kebab Skewer, Roasted Whole Lamb and many other delights.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Big Balloon Drop Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM298 per person.
***Special offer: Ladies come in a group of 4 for countdown party (after 10pm) will get a bottle of prosecco for free. 
New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch Buffet: 1st Jan 2019 at RM158 per person. 
*20% off for New Year’s table reservations at Shook! via TABLEAPP

Shook!
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Shook!, Starhill Gallery

 

2/ Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, Starhill Gallery

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Nestled in the food heaven Starhill Gallery, Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill stands out for its exceptional Sentidos twist and dynamic culinary. If you love an all-around experience of Spanish flavours that truly pays tribute to five senses, this restaurant would be a must-go. Savor delicacies like Fresh Prawns, Mexican Chicken Salad, Turkey Ham, Manchego Cheese, Spit-Roast Beef, Over Baked Herb Mushroom, Sea Grouper, Chocolate Fountain and other delights. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Latin Fiesta Dinner with Big Balloon Drop: 31st December 2018 at RM158 per person. 
New Year’s Day Tapas Buffet At The Table: 1st January 2019 at RM118 per person. 
*20% off for New Year’s table reservations at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill via TABLEAPP

Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, Starhill Gallery

 

3/ JP teres at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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If you love to get away from the hustle and bustle right at the center of Kuala Lumpur, treat yourself and your loved ones to a cozy buffet dinner at JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur which offers authentic selections of Malay, Indian and Chinese flavours and gratifies your senses with the show kitchens featuring satay grills, tandoor ovens, roti hot plate and wok stations. Immerse in delights such as Dahi Papadi Chat, Roasted Whole Lamb, Chili Crab, Es Cendol, Profiterole Bar and more. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM200 nett per adult; RM100 nett per child. 

JP teres
Location
Ground Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at JP teres, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 

4/ THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Located on the 38th floor of with a captivating 360 degree city view of Kuala Lumpur and vibrant cuisine, THIRTY8 will be all you could ask for this New Year. Usher in New Year 2019 by reveling in delights like Sustainable Seafood On Ice including Sushi, Sashimi, Freshly Shucked Oysters and so on or Imported Cheese, Foie Gras, Wagyu Beef, Prime Meat Cuts, Grand Desserts and many great treats!

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: 31st December 2018 at RM800 nett per person (KLCC View) | RM680 nett per person (City View). Kids under 12 are not admitted.

THIRTY8
Location
: 38th Floor, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, 12, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

 

5/ Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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If you are a seafood lover, you simply cannot miss out taking joy in a seafood buffet spread of a variety of local and international dishes at Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur! With a wide array of delectable seafood delights and other items at Japanese Sushi Bar, Appetizer Bar, Open Noodle Kitchen and Bakery, the buffet would satiate even a discerning palate! Get ready to revel in Pineapple Chicken Wrap Salad, Cold Seafood Terrine, Smoked Salmon, Alaska King Crab, Unagi Teriyaki, Seared Salmon With Truffle Potatoes and Basil Sauce and so on. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM218 nett per person; RM248 nett per person inclusive of free flow wine & bubbly.

Gobo Chit Chat
Location
Level 5, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Gobo Chit Chat, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

 

6/ Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

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In search of sumptuous buffet offerings of gastronomic affairs and impeccable service in Petaling Jaya? You should not miss out Paya Serai at Hilton Petaling Jaya! The chic restaurant is preparing a feast with mouth-watering favourites of chef’s special recipe like Whole Roasted Turkey, Lamb and Venison with delightful trimmings, festive cookies, Yuletide Log and more. Don’t forget to get your complimentary party packs as well!

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM168 nett per adult; RM88 nett per child.

Paya Serai
Location
: Lobby Level, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2, Jalan Barat, PJS 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

 

7/ Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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What’s better than relaxing on the 13th floor and relishing the stunning views over the Straits of Johor while digging in your favorite holiday items? Tosca Italian Restaurant is not only loved for its contemporary flair of rustic Italian foods but also for its relaxing ambience with a sparkling poolside! A number of irresistible buffet delicacies are awaiting at the restaurant including Seasonal US Oysters, New Zealand Mussels, Crab Cakes, Grilled Capsicum, Roasted Whole Ribeye, Lamb Stew, Paella, Sous Vide Duck Breat, Assorted Cheese, Assorted Baked Pizzas and many great dishes.

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM198 nett per adult; RM99 nett per child.

Tosca Italian Restaurant
Location
: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

>> Click here to book a table at Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree Hilton Johor Bahru

 

8/ A Luscious Spread of Buffet at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Not only can you enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Tosca Italian Restaurant, you can also tempt your palate  at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru with exquisite cuisine ranging from Malay, Chinese, Indian and much-loved Peranakan dishes presented in a luscious spread of buffet with exciting cooking stations. What can you expect from a buffet here? Satiate your taste buds with Steam Prawn & Cocktail Dressing, Smoked Duck Breast, Yellow Fin Tuna, Rosemary Lamb Shoulder, BBQ Marinated Mini Steak, Korean Station, Fresh Baked Clay Pot, Traditional Fruit Cake and more delicacies. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM168 nett per adult; RM84 nett per child.

Tosca Italian Restaurant
Location
: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru 

 

9/ Globally Inspired Selection of Delicacies at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

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If you are celebrating New Year at Kota Kinabalu, don’t forget to take joy in the International Countdown Buffet Dinner at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu! Be overwhelmed with globally inspired selection with live cooking stations showcasing local delicacies (Indian, Chinese and Malay) and Western dishes such as all-time-favorite roast of melt-in-the-mouth cuts of meat, delectable seafood on ice, great festive desserts and other dishes. 

New Year Special:
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM168 nett per adult; RM84 nett per child.

Urban Kitchen
Location
: Lobby Level, Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

 

10/ Breath-Taking View and A Wide Array of Festive Treats at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

Perched on top of Komtar Tower at Level 59 and 60, it is no doubt that TOP View Restaurant & Lounge is a perfect place to count down to New Year 2019 while taking in the breath-taking view here. In this festive season, the award-winning chefs here have prepared a wide array of treats for you including Whole Poached Salmon, Continental Sliced Cold Meat, Festive Terrine, Roast Hereford Striploin, Orange Basted Roast Turkey, Chocolate Yuletide Log and more!

New Year Special:

– New Year’s Buffet Dinner: 30th December 2018 at RM138++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: 31st December 2018 at RM118++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
New Year’s Buffet Brunch: 1st January 2019 at RM88++ per adult | RM68++ per child.

TOP View Restaurant & Lounge
Location
: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge