Aloft KL are set to immerse your senses with a prosperous spread at Nook, WXYZ Bar, MaiBar and its function spaces for an auspicious start to the Chinese New Year. Starting 22 January – 2 March 2018, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral will be offering a wide range of dishes in celebration of the Chinese New Year, focusing on the use of fresh and auspicious ingredients and complete with the prosperity toss of the Yee Sang. The feast began with cocktails from the bar and lousang, which was a lively and rowdy affair with the accompanying loud ‘lou hei’ as we enthusiastically tossed as high as possible for good luck and abundance fortune. But everyone was enjoying it as much as we enjoyed looking at the plating. Although, it wasn’t technically served on a plate.
The Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Yee Sang together with the Golden Pumpkin Jelly Fish Duo Yee Sang will both be available for take-away in two sizes, regular and large. The Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Yee Sang is priced at RM128 nett for the regular size and RM198 nett for the large while the Golden Pumpkin Jelly Fish Duo Yee Sang is priced at RM113 nett for the regular and RM148 nett for the large. Nook’s Lunar New Year buffet dinner during this period is priced at RM118 nett per adult.
Warm up the appetite with some thick Braised Crab Claw Scallop Broth and you’ll be so ready to dive into the next dish. Guests who are looking to dine in private with a set menu and the traditional round table setting can do so by booking tables in our event and function spaces with an option of three menus to choose from. The menus were created by the Chinese Cuisine’s Executive Sous Chef, Ng Kok Wai, and offer a combination of traditional and modern dishes to shake-up the traditional Lunar New Year menu offerings. I’ve sampled a series of signature dishes at the media preview and it was one of the few good ones I’ve eaten so far. Dishes are big in portion so put on your stretchy pants and get ready to feast on crab and prawns until your heart’s content!
I recommend tucking into the Fragrant Taro Smoked Oyster Lotus Leaf Rice. The fragrance lotus leaf already super flavourful and locking the lovely aroma of smoked oyster. Together with their Classic Eight Treasure Chicken that is also cooked very perfectly with meat still juicy and moist and filled lusciously with good luck and prosperity. It’s packed with flavours from the nuts, mushrooms and vegetables and served as a whole chicken for the ultimate Lunar New Year feast, this one is too good to say no.
This isn’t my debut visit to Aloft for food but it certainly was my first with their Lunar New Year banquet. Food is super generous in portion and every flavour meticulously paired and matched to perfect elegance and meaningful in conjunction to the auspicious festive celebration. By the end of the day, I was full to the brim with the delicious spread of dishes on the day but there is no way I could resist such tempting looking dessert. The sweet finishing to the meal looked tastier than tasted for sure, but the ingredients in the Signature Sweetened Snow Lotus were very impressively matched and done. To name a few, there were longan, pomelo, sweet popping pearls, and many more.
For the New Year season, Aloft’s Auspicious 9 package features the three set menus, Happiness, Prosperity, Auspicious, offering guests with an exciting package for a sit-down luncheon or dinner celebration. Guests who opt for a minimum of 25 tables and above will be entitled to perks inclusive of RM9+ per hour for free flow of soft drinks, and RM999+ for every second barrel of beer bought for the event.
The Hotel’s Happiness menu offers diners with 8 festive dishes starting with the Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Fish Yee Sang, Double-boiled Fish Maw Cordycep Broth, Classic Eight Treasure Wild Duck, Steamed Live Red Mullet Fish, Extremely Tasty Egg Baked Tiger Prawn, Wealth Foison Cheese Angle with Asparagus and Premium Cranberries Egg Fluid Fried Rice and a dessert dish to end the meal on a sweet note with the Signature Sweetened Snow Lotus in Red Bean Cream.
The Prosperity menu, priced at RM1899+ is a 8-course menu in which features the Golden Pumpkin Duo Fish Yee Sang, Braised Crab Claw Scallop Broth, Crisp Fried Almond Seaweed Chicken, Fortune Golden Hot Garlic Sand Sea Bass Fish, Calamansi Buttery Tiger Prawn, Golden Corn Kernel with Duo Flower, Fragrant Taro Smokey Oyster Lotus Leaf Rice with a cold dessert dish, Chilled Sweetened Pomelo with Snow Lotus.
The Auspicious menu on the other hand, is a 6-course menu priced at RM1699+. This menu offers the Golden Pumpkin Duo Fish Yee Sang, Classic Poached Steamed Chicken Roulade, Golden Tangerine Crispy Live Red Snapper Fish, Fortune Exploding Bamboo in Curd Roulade, Fragrant Taro Smoked Oyster Lotus Leaf Rice, Double-Boiled Lotus Soy Bean Broth.
Try out the Lunar New Year offerings at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral from 22 January to 2 March 2018. For reservations and more information, please call +(60) 3 2723 1188 or visit www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com.
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Aloft KL is located at:
No. 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur