Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas, New Year & Afternoon Tea, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

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Board of Cheese - Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Christmas, New Year, Cheese Boards and Afternoon Tea Too!
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur


Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has a delicious line-up of activities planned for the festive season. From never-ending buffets and specially tailored menus, to yummy treats to enjoy in house or take-away, and fabulous Christmas decorations, this 5-star property intends to make your year-end a very jolly one.

A Bit for Charity

First stop is the grand lobby, set a bloom with twinkling lights and a majestic tree. From here we suggest participating in the “Star for a Child Programme,” whereby guests purchase a gift for a child receiving treatment in the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital Paediatric Ward. Leave your gift under the tree and the elves at the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur will ensure it’s delivered. Santa and Santarina have been rumoured to appear nightly around 6pm, making a terrific chance to grab some holiday family snaps – everyone needs a photo on Santa’s knee right?

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Grand Millennium Lobby ready for Christmas
Take Away Delights

Moving onto to gourmet delights… for the month of December Bistro 160 promises to deliver guests some mouth-watering treats for Yuletide. Chef Joas’ signature Christmas Log Cakes come in three flavours - Black Forest, Vanilla Berries and Green Tea – and there are a host of other jolly sweets too!

Browsing the Christmas confectionaries in the glass display leaves us dizzy with sugar envy. Our sweet tooths are having difficulty making decisions. Nut pies, spice cookies and loads of items covered in chocolate vie for our attention. Eventually we choose edible festive decorations made from chocolate and gingerbread thinking they’ll make delicious gifts. Christmas Stollen with Almond Marzipan (400g RM45) and some Mince Pies (RM5.50 piece) end up in our basket also, for our own indulgence.
 
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Christmas Sweets

Time to Catch Up with Friends

The newly launched Board of Cheese (RM58++) and English Afternoon Tea (RM55++) can be enjoyed anytime, but is an especially agreeable way to catch up with friends over this festive period. Both are available at Bistro 160 with the cheese being offered all day, and tea 3pm – 6pm daily.

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Board of Cheese
Amassed with more than a handful of scrumptious cheeses, The Board of Cheese, features soft, crumbly and matured productions. The Saint Maure Chevretine begs for a cool glass of sauvignon blanc to chaperone it. The sheep Feta in Flavoured Oil does well on it’s own or smooshed across a toasted slice of house-made rye bread. And, both the Gouda and Emmental are given extra oomph with sweet tomato and onion jams. Order wine by the glass or bottle or take pleasure in some half bottles (Cono Sur red and white) for an additional RM58++ to affix a little more merriment to a rendezvous.

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Board of Cheese
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English Afternoon Tea
The tradition of an afternoon bite and a cuppa is jazzed up with playful presentation in the English Afternoon Tea. Akin to a dainty doll’s house, I’m wondering from which room will I eat? Sensibly I should start with the soft fresh cut Finger Sandwiches of egg, ham or salmon, or maybe even the English Stilton and Broccoli Quiche.

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Assorted Finger Sandwiches
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English Stilton and Broccoli Quiche
My fingers can’t resist the Stollen however, a goodie thrown in just for December. Covered with marzipan, dusted with powdered sugar and dotted with fruit, this bread is dense, rich and extremely satisfying. But then there are macarons, chocolate ganache, raspberry linzer cookies, trifle and fruitcake to try as well! Be sure to allow time for this experience, as it’s a line-up worth spending a good couple of hours of nibbling on.

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Crunchy Chocolate Squares
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Chocolate Raspberry Tartlet
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Macarons and Chocolate Ganache Moist Cake
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Raspberry Lintzer Cookie & Dandy Fruit Cake with Almond Marzipan 
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Mixed Berry Trifle
It wouldn’t be afternoon tea without scones, so raisin and plain varieties, still warm from the oven have a place too. Served with premium clotted cream and strawberry jam, they go down very nicely with the included Ronnefeldt tea or Illy coffee.

Buffet Meals and Entertainment

The Mill Café is offering a reasonably priced buffet for Christmas and New Year’s Eves and Days (prices listed at the end). A visit on Christmas Eve or Day will see additional entertainment in the form of strolling Christmas carollers, while New Year’s Eve will be marked with a countdown and balloon drop.

The Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur seems to have it all taken care of, proving a one-stop location for spreading and partaking in holiday cheer.

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Christmas Decorations
Reasons to visit: Board of Cheese (yes please!!!), English Afternoon Tea, Stollen, all of your possible Christmas chores whisked away by leaving the meals up to the experts.

Christmas Carollers

7:30pm December 24th
12:30pm December 25th

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party with Balloon Drop, Live Band & DJ

December 31st  - RM60 cover charge includes one festive drink

Buffet at The Mill Café

24th December 2014 Christmas Eve – Buffet Dinner
RM 148.00 per person
RM74 per child*

25th December 2014 Christmas Day – Buffet Brunch
RM 88.00 per person
RM44 per child*

31st December 2014 New Year’s Eve – Buffet Dinner
RM 148.00 per person
RM 74 per child*

1st January 2015 New Year’s Day – Buffet Brunch
RM 70.00 per person
RM 35 per child*

Beverage Package – free flow beer, house wine, soft drink and juices
RM 105 per person

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur 
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2117 4302

 www.grandmillenniumkl.com

2 comments:

  1. oh those raspberry tart look so yummy!

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  2. The tea and Christmas treats look delicious!

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