Head over to Genting Highlands for a special festive X’mas feast
Planning to treat yourself and your loved ones for a feast this Christmas at a mountaintop resort in Malaysia? Check out these offers across numerous F&B establishments at Resorts World Genting. I’ve had the privilege to test out some of the foods and not only most of them tasted delicious, they look pretty as well.
First stop — Burger & Lobster at SkyAvenue Mall. This restaurant probably needs no introduction anymore. It’s well known for having super long queues during peak hours on weekends and holidays. Who doesn’t like a combination of gourmet burger and big-fat lobsters? Their Christmas promotion includes Tower of London (RM830; for 3 – 6 pax) with Moet & Chandon Champagne and a soft-shell crab package with four signature drinks, and a five-bottle beer bucket — available this whole December. Even though the foods were cold by the time all of us bloggers were done taking photos, I still totally enjoyed it, especially the large chuck of meat inside the huge lobster claw.
Right next door — Cafes Richard. Specifically for the season, the cafe will be offering French hi tea featuring literally drawers of savory and sweet delicacies with selection of five classic coffee, cafe au lait, tea or chocolate. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you’d definitely enjoy it. Available until January 1st 2019 from noon onwards daily, it costs RM198.
For an English Christmas high tea instead, take a short walk down an escalator from La Fiesta to Park Avenue Lounge where you enjoy literally a bird cage of desserts, scones and finger sandwiches with selection of two classic coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Personally, I liked Cafes Richard’s French Christmas hi tea a bit more. But that’s only because I prefer more sweet stuff than sandwiches. It’s priced at RM128 and only available on 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1st of January. They will also be offering a canape and wine package (RM250 nett including a bottle of wine/RM500 nett including a bottle of cava) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve celebration.
For those who wants to buy some Christmas gifts of gourmet and goodies, or just want to snap some photos with pretty decorations, pay the Santorini Village at SkyAvenue Mall a visit. It’s designed to resemble the beautiful island of Santorini in Greece with a winter twist. Seasonal treats such as gingerbread figurines, “J” lollipops, chocolates, cakes and black Santas (lol) are available here.
The final stop was a glamourous French fine dining experience at The Olive where I had some breads as appetiser, chocolate as dessert, and a roast turkey leg for the main course which I felt was a little bit too salty for my liking. Would’ve liked to have tried the sous-vide Angus striploin as well. Each of them is served with a prawn. The full Christmas menu (24 – 25 December) also comes with a spread of oyster and foie gras tarts while the New Year menu (31 December – 1 January) will feature a spread of fresh seafood with main course choice of butter-poached monkfish or roast lamb shoulder. The service there is great. The food was served quicker than any of the previous places above. If you wish to have a celebration with a larger group of family or friends, they have long tables available.
For those who want a whole roast turkeys, as after all, turkey is the traditional meat of Christmas, Coffee Terrace at Genting Grand and Rajawali Coffee House at Awana Hotel will be serving that in their festive season buffet spread while Flavours in Awana Genting has that as its headlining dish in their four-course menu. And if you want a full roast turkey for takeaway to bring it home, you could pre-order it from The Bakery at Genting Grand or Bubbles & Bites at Maxims Hotel. Each weighs around 4kg and comes with potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and turkey jus. Pre-orders opening 13 – 23 December with full payment (RM488). Collection on 24 – 25 December.
These are just some of the promotions and menus the outlets at Resorts World Genting are offering. For a more extended information, visit rwgenting.com or call +603 6101 1118.