“TREASURES OF THE SEA” WEEKEND DINNER BUFFET @ ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL

Come Friday and Saturday, the buffet counters light up with fresh catches from the sea.  At the “Treasures of the Sea” dinner buffet, diners get to indulge in a variety of seafood on beds of ice, in soups, noodles and cooked in delicious ways kept nicely warm in crockpots and colorful cast iron pots.  All this happens in Nook, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral’s all-day dining restaurant.

This weekend buffet dinner enhanced with Neptune’s treasures is available on Fridays and Saturdays at RM138nett per person, with free-flow of fruit juices and soft drinks.

Besides regular servings of western and local favourites like Braised Beef with Chilli Teriyaki, Chicken Avongolomelo, Irish Lamb Stew and vegetarian dishes of Palak Paneer and Stuffed Beancurd with Vegetable Paste, seafood lovers get to indulge on tiger prawns, green mussels, scallops, squids, flower crabs and bamboo clams cooked in a variety of ways.

Crab Curry – don’t miss this!

We particularly liked the Baked Seafood Parcels, Braised Giant Garoupa Fish Head, Kam Heong Squids and Poached Tiger Prawns.  Even the very simple Prawn Omelette was executed very well and the spicy Crabs Curry had us going for seconds.  The fiery curry was also perfect for dipping freshly-made roti pratha.  Strange but true, this buffet features one of the best roti canai I’ve ever had – it’s so good I had 2 whole pieces all by myself!

Excellent Roti Canai – eat it hot off the grill!

Sarawak Laksa is one of Nook’s signature items and it’s a permanent item on the buffet.  The broth is deliciously fiery with fragrant spices and a squeeze of lime makes it all the more addictive!  There’s also a grill station where diners can get their selected seafood pieces grilled upon order.  We had some really fresh bouncy tiger prawns grilled to perfection which were polished off very quickly!

Treasures of the Sea Dinner Buffet promotion is priced at RM138nett per pax (adults) and RM69nett/per child (aged 6-12 years old) available on Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30pm.

 

ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL
5 Jalan Stesen Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2723-1188

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DINING at the SHERATON GRAND MACAO

Our stay at the Sheraton Grand Macao was not only memorable in terms of the splendid accommodation, the dining experiences are strongly etched in our minds and our palate. We dined at 3 of the grand hotel’s main eateries, so let me share with you some of the amazing food we had!

 

XIN
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, Xin impresses with its signature Asian Seafood Hot Pot Buffet. When I had this 4 years ago during my first visit to the hotel, the memory of the sumptuous meal had lingered in my mind till this day. Everything remained the same, four years later – the buffet was just as spectacular with its variety and absolute freshness of ingredients.

xin entrance

xin interior

XIN Collage

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The choices of broths were just as varied (there’s even a laksa broth!) but I always have a simple broth for my hotpot just so that the freshness of the ingredients won’t be marred by strong flavours. So, into my herbal chicken soup went all sorts of seafood, meats and vegetables.

xin spread

Besides hotpot, there is also a good variety of Asian-inspired dishes on the counters but honestly, I really didn’t have the capacity to try those. I was just focusing happily on my hotpot!

xin hot dish

xin desserts

Every Friday-Saturday night it’s Seafood Night @ Xin; on Sundays there’s the Eat-All-You-Can Dim Sum Brunch too… something I must try in my next visit.

 

BENE
Bene is a modern trattoria-style Italian restaurant which greets you with wonderful aromas as you walk in. You’ll then realise the source of those heavenly smells are from the woodfire oven where pizzas and breads are being baked.

bene bread

Service is upbeat and friendly with the serving crew flitting energetically between tables with cheerful smiles and greetings. The warm fluffy breads (almost like pane de pasqua) and breadsticks were so good we had to will ourselves not to over-indulge for fear of filling up our tummies too soon.

Then came our delicious courses for the evening…

bene ham

Parma Ham & Honey Melon

bene soup
Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Seared Hokkaido Scallop & Parma Ham

bene squids
Crisp Fried Squids & Whitebait with spicy red pepper mayonnaise

bene carbonara
Carbonara e Castelmagno – bacon, eggyolk, parmesan and cream, finished in castelmagno cheese

bene lamb
Roast Lamb Rack with creamed salsify and truffle sauce

bene beef
Master Kobe Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Arugula Salad and natural jus

bene my cake
My Birthday Cake 🙂

BENE Collage

 

 

FEAST 

Feast is so aptly named because a meal here is not just a meal… it is a feast really. The modern in-house restaurant showcases the best international cuisine besides a wide selection of Portuguese dishes, Macanese cuisine and a good assortment of popular Asian favourites. I was told the best occasion to try all these is to have their Afternoon Tea, quaintly and cheekily called “Fat Tea” on Saturdays and Sundays starting from 11.30am till 5.00pm.

feast

feast1

feast-sashimi

We, however, indulged in their spectacular Seafood Feast that’s served every Friday & Saturday evening. The whole restaurant was transformed into an amazing seafood wonderland with all kinds of even more amazing seafood displayed everywhere.

feast-lobsters

SEAFOOD BUFFET Collage

feast-steamed lobsters

feast-clams

Live oysters were shucked upon request and these were from the US, Australia and France. Steamed Boston lobsters and tiger prawns were abundantly served at the oriental counter and there were more at the appetizers station and main courses tables.

FEAST Seafood Collage

 

So, a stay at The Sheraton Grand Macao is not only about its splendidly-appointed guest rooms, their restaurants are also top-notch.  Food quality and service more than meet expectations so dining at the hotel was something we all enjoyed and looked forward to!

THE SHERATON GRAND MACAO
Cotai Central
Estrada do Istmo.s/n
Cotai
Macau
website: www.sheratongrandmacao.com

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