7 Things to do this weekend: 25 & 26 September 2021


By Natalie Khoo

7 Things to do this weekend: 25 & 26 September 2021

1. Indulge in The Decanter Dinner Series at Astor Bar

Price: RM888+ per person

When: 23 to 25 September 2021 (other dates available with reservation)

Where: Astor Bar, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

The St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Astor Bar has launched The Decanter Dinner Series—a brand new offering of a by-reservation-only culinary experience for guests to dine in Decanter, its private wine cellar. This exclusive dining space boasts an uneven gold leaf-domed ceiling that’s handmade from imported Italian gold tiles, with custom-made gold wine cellar fridges—where some of the world’s best wines is stored under temperature-controlled technology and security—encircling the room.

As part of its glamorous appeal, you may recognise Decanter from its Hollywood debut in the box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians. Hint: It’s the private viewing gallery of the jewellery store where Astrid (Gemma Chan) purchased her US$1.2 million Burmese pearl drop earrings.

The first iteration of the Dinner Series kicks off this week, presenting a specially curated Black Truffle 6-course menu. Among the dishes to expect include Boston Lobster and Black Truffle with Braised Leeks and Truffle Bearnaise, 63°C Egg and Black Truffle with Celeriac Purée and seasonal Mushrooms, and Charcoal Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Black Truffle.

For reservations and enquiries, please call +603 2727 6680 or email [email protected] for more information.

2. Shop epicurean goods from Gourmet South Australia food fair

When: From 23 September to 6 October

Where: Isetan KLCC, Isetan Lot 10, AEON One Utama, AEON Bukit Tinggi and AEON Queensbay Mall

Since international travel restrictions are still in effect, Gourmet South Australia is bringing a taste of the South Australia region to Malaysia through a gourmet food fair. It is set to be the first food fair of its kind in Malaysia, organised by the South Australian Government and supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission and the Australian High Commission in Malaysia.

Visitors can expect a range of premium quality and gourmet products at the food fair, spanning raw honey and organic vegetables to sustainably caught tuna and non-dairy ice cream. There will be 14 participating brands that will showcase their fare in local supermarkets in Malaysia for the very first time, many of which are family-founded businesses with productions in a clean, green and sustainable environment. Discerning foodies and home cooks alike won’t want to miss this fair to try some of the best culinary produce South Australia has to offer.

For more information or updates, follow @southeastaustraliaasean on Instagram.

3. Discover Hong Kong with some of its best chefs in ‘Hong Kong Chef’s Playbook’

Behind the scenes with Chef Vicky Lau

When: From 21 September onwards

Where: Hong Kong Tourism Board and Michelin Guide’s social platforms

Here’s another *virtual feast* for the eyes brought to you by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Michelin Guide—Hong Kong Chef’s Playbook, a four-series video featuring Hong Kong’s most celebrated chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants across the city. Discover some of the best kept playbook secrets of Chef Vicky Lau, Shane Osborn, Vicky Cheng, and restaurateur Danny Yip as they bring viewers on a journey through the neighbourhoods of Yau Ma Tei, Wong Tai Sin, Tai O, and Aberdeen.

Each chef will release their individual playbooks based on their respective culinary background and expertise to highlight the vibrancy and diversity of Hong Kong’s culinary scene, while sharing their inspirations and tips to uncover hidden gems in these local neighbourhoods. The episodes will be released weekly on the social media channels of Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Michelin Guide, starting from 21 September 2021.

Stay updated on upcoming episodes by following @DiscoverHongKong and @MichelinGuideWorldwide on Facebook and @discoverhongkong on Instagram.

4. Cheers to the weekend with a Chivas HiBall gift pack

Chivas Malaysia has introduced a new campaign that celebrates a classic serve that is synonymous with Japanese culture—the Highball. Highlighted by the tagline “Made in Scotland, Remixed in Japan”, the campaign marries the craftsmanship of the Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky with the vibrant street culture of Japan to present the Chivas HiBall, an effortless yet refreshing concoction for any occasion.

In conjunction with the campaign, the brand is launching a special gift pack with two limited-edition Chivas HiBall mugs and a can of soda to pair with the Chivas Regal 12 Year Old. The Chivas HiBall gift pack is available at selected Jaya Grocer and Mercato outlets, as well as via e-Commerce channels such as ShopeeBar-United and Re:Social. It will also be making its rounds at selected bars and outlets around the Klang Valley.

Alternatively, try making your own Chivas HiBall at home with this simple recipe:


  • Pour 50ml Chivas Regal 12 Year Old
  • Fill glass full of ice
  • Top up with soda
  • Garnish with lemon slice w/ wedge

For more details on Chivas HiBall or more unique Highball-style recipes, visit the Chivas Regal Malaysia website here or follow the Chivas Malaysia Facebook page.

[READ: 10 Cocktail and drink delivery kits for your stay-at-home evenings]

5. Tune into the new Marvel channel on Apple Podcasts

Price: Complimentary / RM17.90 for the premium subscription

WhereApple Podcasts

For an activity that’s not food-related, Marvel fans will be keen to know that Apple Podcasts is debuting a complimentary new Marvel channel in partnership with Marvel Entertainment. The channel will feature an array of content including both scripted and unscripted series including Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night and Marvel/Method. The latter comprises actor and rapper Method Man’s interviews with celebrity guests like Killer Mike, Jemele Hill, and Kevin Smith about all things Marvel.

There will also be a premium paid subscription, Marvel Podcasts Unlimited, that allows fans to unlock premium features and content featuring fan-favorite characters such as Wolverine, Star-Lord, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Doctor Doom. The exclusive premium channel will be available for RM17.90 per month after a seven-day free trial.

Discover the new Marvel channel on Apple Podcasts here.

6. Dine-in at the new Dôme KLCC On-The-Park

Where: Suria KLCC

Dôme KLCC On-The-Park has just opened its doors, presenting an all-new look and ambience as it celebrates 26 years of pioneering coffee culture in the nation. Located facing the mall’s iconic water fountains and lush KLCC park, the new flagship café features a spacious indoor solarium for air-conditioned comfort as well as an al fresco dining area to enjoy a breath of fresh air while you dine-in.

The menu has also been refreshed with dishes inspired by all four corners of the world, from the Mediterranean to the Middle East to South Korea. Some of new additions include Mediterranean Chicken Pita, Falafel Wraps, and Dome’s K-Pop Crispy Chicken, with many more options to tickle your taste buds.

Location: Lot G-45A, Ground Level, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

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