|Chocolate Buffet, Thirty8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur|
Valrhona Chocolate Buffet and Afternoon Tea, Thirty8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Words by Polly Szantor
Photos by The Yum List (Monica Tindall)
Ah chocolate – the very word sets my heart a-flutter and endorphins racing – so a visit to the Valrhona Chocolate Buffet at the Grand Hyatt was a mega event… be still my heart and let me enjoy every moment! Thirty8 is an interactive restaurant and bar, on the 38th floor of one of the newest hotels in town, with a panoramic, 360 degree view. As I made a circuit around the dining area I felt as if I could run and jump, soar above the KLCC sky-bridge and disappear into the great blue yonder.
The towers provide a stunning backdrop for a smorgasbord of chocolate treats, and the comfy sofas and armchairs encourage one to slow down, relax and sigh with contentment. Chef Brett Muller and his team use luxury Valrhona chocolate from France for their creations, and you can sample the milk chocolate hazelnut or the 99% cacao, which is bitter, deep and quite thrilling.
|View of the Towers from Thirty8|
There’s a heady selection of cakes and tarts. The Guanaja Chocolate Tart with Gold Leaf is smooth and creamy while the Carabie Truffle Cake is fluffy and light with a thin layer of sponge in the centre, a perfect foil for the airy truffle. The Carabie Dark Chocolate Cake is dense and moist, a complete contrast to the Chocolate Opera with its feathery sponge cake and crispy praline.
|Carabie Truffle Cake|
|Carabie Dark Chocolate Cake|
|Guanaja Chocolate Tart with Gold Leaf|
|Caramelia Chocolate Soup|
The Buffet and Afternoon Tea are served daily from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. The Chocolate Buffet is MYR78.00 per person and RM98++ if the Afternoon Tea is added on. Afternoon Tea alone is RM68++.
Reason to visit: For a special, chocolate indulgence and to enjoy the spectacular views of the KL skyline.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
12, Jalan Pinang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2182 1234 ext 2340