Wednesday, March 21, 2018

COMING SOON: Czech Guest Chef Pavel Sapik at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur (9 - 11 April 2018)

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur starts off the month of April with its second Guest Chef Dinner Series at The Library for 2018. This exceptional culinary experience, in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic will showcase award-winning Guest Chef Pavel Sapik’s take on fine Czech cuisine.

Based in the Czech Republic, Chef Pavel comes from a family of culinary experts who have been in the food industry since the 17th century. With an illustrious career spanning 29 years, his culinary expertise has taken him around the world to countries such as Austria, France, Italy, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany. He has received many accolades that include Cook of the Year in the Czech Republic and was a gold award recipient at the Singapore Culinary Olympics. Chef Pavel has been a creative force in the kitchen at the most prestigious restaurants in the Czech Republic such as Flambée Restaurant, The Circle Line, and presently The Terrace at the Golden Well where he is Executive Chef.

The three-day promotion will see Chef Pavel unveil the flavours of Czech cuisine through a degustation menu featuring an amuse-bouche of smoked trout mousse with beetroot slices, traditional homemade bread and salted butter; followed by veal tartare served with goat cheese, dried tomatoes, glassy egg yolk; Bohemian soup kulajda with creamy potatoes, fresh forest mushrooms, poached egg; duck confit consisting of Carlsbad dumpling, sliced duck breast cooked sous-vide, red cabbage and a decadent dessert of Old Prague’s pear dumpling with marzipan, breadcrumbs and nutty butter.


Available from 9 to 11 April from 7pm until 11pm, the five-course dinner is priced at MYR350 nett per person with an option of wine pairing at MYR500 nett per person. For reservations and enquiries, please call +60 3 2142 8000 or email

Location: The Library, Level 1, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2142 8000

GPS Coordinates: 3.146901, 101.715438


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Exotic Tastes of Turkey at Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

This week, delight in the exotic tastes of Turkey at Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur as three specialty guest chefs from Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey are in town to cook up a feast. Led by Chef de Cuisine Murat Donmez, the talented trio will be creating a delicious spread of authentic Turkish delicacies for hotel guests to savour, for both lunch and dinner, from 19 to 25 March 2018.

For starters, diners can indulge in an assortment of Turkish cold appetizers or mezze such as fava (mashed broad beans with dill and red onion), hummus (mashed chickpea with tahini),  Türk Peynir Aynasi (traditional Turkish cheeses), Zeytin yağli pirasa (Aegean style rice stuffed vegetables)' just to name a few.

If you're a fan of eggplant, I highly recommend both the Imam Bayildi (eggplant in olive oil with onions, garlic and tomatoes) and Patlican salatasi (roasted eggplant salad) - so so good! 

 Turkish cheese

Hubby had a little of everything... so delicious and fresh!

There will be a selection of Turkish soup, including Düğün çorbası (wedding soup with lamb and yoghurt), Ezo gelin (spicy lentil soup), Tavuk çorbasi (lemony chicken soup), Tarhana çorbasi (traditional villager soup), Yayla çorbasi (yoghurt and mint soup), Mercimek çorbasi (red lentil soup) and Domatesli şehriye çorbasi (vermicelli soup with tomato).

Diners can sample and explore the robust flavours of Turkish cuisine through a plethora of main courses on offer. The friendly, knowledgeable Turkish chefs will be around to explain the dishes to you, such as the Pastirmali kuru fasulye (white bean stew with air dried cured beef), Çoban kavurma (lamb casserole with onion peppers and tomatoes), Karni yarik (fried eggplant bed stuffed with minced beef), Firin ağzi (slow roasted lamb chops with tomatoes, peppers, and onion), Pastırmalı kuru fasülye (pastrami and dry beans), Fırınlamış tavuk but (baked chicken leg), Firinda sebzeli tavuk (roasted chicken with vegetables and sauce), Perde pilavi (baked dough filled with oriental rice) and more. 

Moist and juicy poached chicken drumsticks with potato and carrots (Tavuk Haslama)

Tavuk Etli Bezelye (peas with chicken, carrots and potato)

Icli kofte (Oriental beef and walnuts stuffed in cracked bulgur)

Sebzeli tavuk rulo (Vegetable stuffed chicken roulade)

Karides guvec (shrimp casserole)

You will also find a line-up of some of the well-known dishes of the country, including a hearty kebab selection with a garnish of lavash bread, grilled tomatoes and pepper; Kuzu tandır (slow roasted leg of lamb with oriental rice) and Tuzda bütün levrek  (salt crusted slow cooked whole sea bass with olive oil, garlic and herb sauce). In addition, diners can also sample traditional oven-bake Turkish pide (flatbread) with choices of ground beef, beef cubes, cheese, egg, and spicy cured beef.

The lamb loin kebab were grilled on skewers - best eaten straight off the grill! Absolutely loved the doner kebab too - so juicy!

Wrap up your Turkish culinary adventure at Mosaic with a wide selection of decadent Turkish sweets, such as Şekerpare (semolina cake soaked in syrup), Fırın sütlaç (oven baked rice pudding), Kabak tatlısı (roasted butternut squash in syrup), Zerde (traditional saffron and turmeric pudding with grains and blackcurrants) and of course, Güllüoğlu baklava çeşitleri (baklava, a traditional sweet dessert made of layers of filo pastry). Turkish coffee, tea and a special ice cream station will also be available to complement this culinary journey.

Lunch is priced at RM 168 nett per person while dinner is at RM 208 nett per person. For reservations, please call 03-2179 8881 or email

Location: Mosaic, Lobby Level, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2179 8881

GPS Coordinates: 3.15568, 101.7120

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