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Christmas 2020: Celebrate all things merry and joyful with these must-try festive menus in KL


By Ronn Tan

Christmas 2020: Celebrate all things merry and joyful with these must-try festive menus in KL

Do you hear sleigh bells ringing already? It’s time to gather your family and friends as celebrations are about to begin. Kuala Lumpur is filled with a myriad of establishments that have curated interesting and special Christmas-themed food extravaganza. The most magical time of the year requires the most tantalising of meals. Without further ado, have a look at the set menus below.

1. Maria’s SteakCafe

There’s so much to look forward to with Maria’s SteakCafe this festive season. In addition to the upcoming opening of their newest branch in Suria KLCC, the popular steak connoisseur is also offering classic roast turkey. Prepared with turkey sauce, cranberry sauce, sauté vegetables, and roast potatoes stuffing, there are two size options to choose from—3.5 to 4.5kg and 5 to 6kg. Here’s a gentle reminder to pre-book one week in advance.

Availability: 15 December 2020 – 1 January 2021

Price: RM380+ (for five pax, 3.5 – 4.5 kg); RM480+ (for 10pax, 5 – 6 kg)

For more information, contact 03 7496 6415 or 016 902 0497. 

2. Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Head over to the Lobby Lounge this holiday season for a deliciously assembled Afternoon Tea that begins with scrumptious savouries such as Five Spiced Duck, Foie Gras Parfait and Onion Jam with Brioche, Lobster Salad in Saffron Roll with Caviar Cream, and Smoke Salmon with Avocado Roll. The afternoon tea set also consists of sweet delights like White Christmas Ball, White Forest Chocolate, Mixed Fruit Financier, Milk Chocolate Passion Fruit Yule Log, and Chestnut Mont Blanc. In addition, you will also be able to savour warm buttery homemade Currant and Candied Orange Scones accompanied with Raspberry Jam, Lemon Curd, and Clotted Cream. Each set comes with a choice of a hot cup of coffee or tea. The Festive Afternoon Tea is also available for delivery and takeaway during the same period at RM68 nett per set.

Availability: 1 November – 31 December 2020 (3pm – 6pm)

Price: RM75 nett per person and RM145 nett per person with one glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

For more information, call 03 2074 3900 or email [email protected].

3. Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

To end the year on a joyful note, the hotel is reinforcing the Christmas spirit with positive, playful, and energetic vibes. Available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you will be able to indulge in Christmas feasts with traditional festive favourites and delightful gourmet presentations at Kwee Zeen. The spread includes fresh seafood, a cheese selection, an extensive choice of entrées, mouth-watering Christmas delights, Christmas turkey with traditional stuffing, a wonderful selection of French pastries, and traditional Christmas desserts.

Availability: 24 December 2020 (6pm – 10pm) and 25 December 2020 (12.30pm – 4pm)

Price: RM228 nett per adult (inclusive of free flow soft drinks and juices); RM368 nett per adult (inclusive of free flow beer and wine); RM468 nett per adult (inclusive of free flow beer, wine, and sparkling wine)

For more information, email [email protected] or call 03 2720 6688.

4. W Kuala Lumpur

Get ready to light it up with W KL this Christmas. Retox Brunch at Flock is returning with the Xmas Edition—featuring the likes of a Whole Roasted Turkey with Apricot and Sage Stuffing; Foie Gras Chawan Mushi; Red Wine Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek, and Grilled Seafood spread. The buffet spread also comes with all kinds of sweet temptations such as the Hangover Fruit Cake, Blueberry Yule Log, and Rose Lychee Berries Santa Belt Gateaux. There is also Retox At Dusk: Xmas Eve Edition on 24 December 2020.

Availability: 25 December 2020 (12pm – 3pm)

Price: RM328 nett for food and free flow non-alcoholic beverages; RM488 nett for food and free flow selected alcoholic beverages; RM728 nett for food and free flow selected alcoholic beverages inclusive of champagne

For more information, contact 012 347 9088 or [email protected].

5. EQ Kuala Lumpur

In addition to the Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pie, the hotel’s A Classic Midwestern Thanksgiving features a traditional all-American inspired menu. Highlights include Carved Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Giblet Gravy, Macaroni Au Gratin, Stuffed Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Casserole, as well as Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pie. Available for lunch and dinner, the dishes are family favourites that can be found in the states of Illinois, Kansas, and Nebraska during Thanksgiving gatherings.

Availability: 28 November 2020 (lunch from 12pm – 3pm; dinner from 6pm – 9pm)

Price: RM138 per adult

For more information, call 03 2789 7839 or email [email protected].

6. Favola

Italian Chef Domenico Piraz has curated a four-course Christmas menu filled with Italian fare, including dishes such as Gently Smoked Beef Carpaccio with Black Truffle Shavings; Roasted Octopus Tentacles; Quail and Caramelised Onion Tortellini; as well as Pan-Roasted Black Garoupa Fillet with Saffron Brodetto and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms. The menu also consists of Classic Baked Turkey Roulade and Carrot Cake with Walnuts and Spiced White Ganache. You’re all set for a Renaissance Christmas Fairy Tale here at Favola.

Availability: 24 December 2020

Price: RM388 nett per person; RM428 nett per person with a glass of prosecco

For more information, call 03 2263 7434 or email [email protected].

7. Prime

Crafted by Chef de Cuisine Ramiro Moya, the festive dinner menu at Prime is designed for steak enthusiasts. The four-course menu consists of dishes such as Porcini Macchiato; Brûlée of Duck Liver Parfait; Crispy Skin Lemon Sole with Black Caviar; Grain Fed Black Angus Australian Ribeye with Rubia Gallega Marrow Sauce; and Smoked White Chocolate Ganache.

Availability: 24 December 2020

Price: RM458 nett per person; RM498 nett per person with a glass of champagne

For more information, call 2263 7434 or email [email protected].

8. New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

Add a touch of festivity to your celebrations with the Roasted USA Turkey from New World Petaling Jaya Hotel. Prepared with Apple Sage stuffed with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Giblet Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce, the roasted turkey will be available in two sizes—Medium (five kilogrammes) and Large (eight kilogrammes). Here’s a gentle reminder that orders must be made at least two days in advance.

Availability: 1 December – 31 December 2020

Price: RM398 (Medium); RM498 (Large)

For more information, visit this website.

9. RGB Cafe

Brined overnight and slow roasted for hours, RGB Cafe’s Roast Turkey come in a plethora of sides. They include Honey Herb Roasted Carrots; Lemony Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw; Roasted or mashed potatoes; and Roasted Pumpkin with Feta and Rocket. You will be able to choose three sides to go with your turkey. Your roast turkey will come with gravy and cranberry sauce as well as freshly baked homemade loaf of bread.

Price: RM600 (for eight pax)

For more information, contact 012 5901 329 or [email protected].

10. The Brasserie @ The St. Regis KL

The Brasserie’s popular Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch returns with a stunning spread of fresh seafood on ice; an oyster and caviar bar; and traditional roasts such as the signature Roast Turkey and Beef Wellington (although the Seabass in Crust was a personal favourite). We had the honour of attending a sneak preview of what’s to come and dare we say the spread for this year has a couple of surprises up its sleeves. The dessert selections took a more homemade and traditional turn with delectable treats that are both delicious and visually-appealing. In addition, the appetisers took a more experimental turn with interesting options such as the Foie Gras Creme Brûlée and Fish Terrine. And to top it off, if you like boozy drinks, there will be the classic eggnog and mulled wine, as well as Earl Grey Hot Chocolate with a welcoming dash of whiskey. Happy holidays indeed!


24th December 2020 — 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

25th December 2020 — 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm


RM418.00+ per person for food only

RM598.00+ per person with free-flowing sparkling wine, red and white wine and cocktails

*Christmas Day Brunch will be accompanied by carollers singing Christmas classics.

Note: Dinner will be served by the culinary hosts in accordance as stipulated by local authorities

Note: Number of persons and arrangements will be in accordance with prevailing hygiene SOPs as stipulated by local authorities.

For more information, call +6012 280 1303 or email [email protected].

11. Nobu Kuala Lumpur @ Menara 33

Nobu Kuala Lumpur introduced their ‘For Two’ promotion earlier this year, and it’s back again with two festive menus. The first is a Christmas menu, titled ‘A Wintry Affair For Two at Nobu Kuala Lumpur’. It is a delectable, 5-course menu that comes with add-on options that are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds, such as the Smoked Angus Beef Tenderloin with Japanese Miso, which you can upgrade to Japanese Wagyu Beef for just RM175++ per person.

Availability: 1st to 30th December 2020 Price:RM488++ per couple

The other festive menu, titled ‘Sake & Wine Pairing For Two’, is a 7-course dining experience that features many of the dishes from the Christmas menu, including the Japanese Miso Steak. We had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of the menu, and we must admit that it truly exceeded out expectations. The Omakase begins with a Moriawase comprised of Oyster with Foie Gras and Caviar, Toro Butter Lettuce with Spicy Miso and Crispy Kataifi, Hamachi Amazu Basil with Pickled Mango, and Salmon Kelp with Ponzu Sauce. Each bite was a delightful burst of flavour, and a perfect way to tease the palette for the mains—speaking of which, the Lobster Sake Soy Truffle and the aforementioned Smoked Japanese Wagyu Beef were perfectly portioned and simply delicious.

Plus, while the boozy pairings complemented the dishes beautifully, there is a non-alcoholic variant of the menu available too.

Availability:31st December 2020Price:RM988++ per couple (alcoholic variant)RM728++ per couple (non-alcoholic variant)

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