Friday, February 1, 2013

A Perennial Feast by YTL Hotels + Giveaway

A Perennial Feast, the much anticipated coffee table book by YTL Hotels was unveiled on 30 January 2013 at the Starhill Culinary Studio at Muse Floor, Starhill Gallery. The book, officially launched by Dato' Yeoh Soo Min, Executive Director of YTL Corporation showcases the culinary excellence that is best exemplified by YTL's hotels, resorts and restaurants worldwide. 

Authored by Kim Inglis, this book takes readers on a gastronomic journey from Malaysia to China to Japan, and all the way to Europe, which includes food and restaurant reviews, simple-to-follow recipes and overviews of a variety of cultures and cuisines. The beautiful photography by Danish photographer, Jacob Termansen enhances the reading experience. 


Ms. Tracy Khee of YTL introducing the guests of honour - Kim Inglis, Dato' Yeoh Soo Min and Ian Pringle

A Perennial Feast is officially launched!

Kim Inglis presenting a copy of the book to Dato' Yeoh

Author Kim Inglis with A Perennial Feast


Guests at the book launch were then taken to Third Floor Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur for a 4-course dinner. Third Floor Gallery replaces Third Floor Restaurant, and has been transformed into a stylish, contemporary venue which is available for private functions (seats 90).

Led by YTL Corporate Executive Chef Wai Look Chow and Chef Matthew Ona from Shook! Shanghai, guests were treated to a cooking demo and magnificent array of signature dishes featured in the book and restaurants

Chef Matthew Ona and Chef Wai


The amuse bouche is a dish eponymous with Shook! Shanghai, the Snow White Dancing Prawns with Hot Mayonnaise and Honey Glazed Walnuts. Served in a martini glass, this dish looked elegant on top of being delicious.


This was followed by the soft shell crab maki and kaki agebonoyaki, two recipes shared by chefs from Gonbei San, the award-winning Japanese restaurant in Starhill Gallery. The soft shell crab maki was invented by the head chef over 20 years ago. We enjoyed watching the chef put together the maki roll. I really enjoyed the kaki agebonoyaki, which is oysters cooked in their shells with salty roe and sweet mayonnaise.The sauce for this was extremely good. This course was served with the Terra Andina Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 2011.

A taste of Japan in KL - by chef from Gonbei San, Starhill Gallery

Soft shell crab maki and kaki agebonoyaki

The tobiko (flying fish roe) adds a nice texture and subtle saltiness

Fisherman's Cove, a restaurant which can be found in Pangkor Laut Resort and Feast Village, Starhill Galllery emphasises on fresh seafood. Saltwater barramundi, which is said to have a clean fish taste is used for this dish. It is lightly steamed and served with a tasty spicy sauce, roasted baby eggplant and pumpkin sauce. This was served with another dish from Shook! Shanghai, the pressed chicken saute with grilled asparagus, jasmine rice and lime coconut veloute. The accompanying wine is a Grant Burge Benchmark Chardonnay, Australia 2011.

Steamed Fillet of Saltwater Barramundi, Bird's Eye Chilli, Roasted Baby Eggplant and Pumpkin Sauce
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Pressed chicken saute with grilled asparagus, jasmine rice and lime coconut veloute


Dessert was the Gariguette Strawberries in a crunchy pastry with light vanilla cream, from Muse Saint Tropez. This was my favorite dish of the evening, as it is both visually attractive and luscious. Gariguette strawberries are slightly smaller than usual strawberries and account for 20% of strawberries grown commercially in France. This was accompanied by the Torralta Prosecco di Conegliano.


Torralta Prosecco di Conegliano

Gariguette Strawberries in a crunchy pastry with light vanilla cream

My favorite kind of dessert, with lots of cream and fresh berries

Macarons and Pralines

A round of applause for the wonderful chefs


A Perennial Feast is available in these book stores in Malaysia, namely Kinokuniya, Borders, MPH Bookstores, Times the Bookshop and WH Smith at the price of RM125 per copy. It is also available on Amazon and other international websites.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!

I have one copy of "A Perennial Feast", signed by the author to be given away to one lucky reader (only open to Malaysian and Singapore readers).

All you have to do is:
1. LIKE my Facebook page here. (If you are already a "FAN", you can still join - just complete Step 2)
2. Then drop a comment below: "I would like a copy of this book", with your name (that you used to like my FB page so that I can cross check that you've completed Step 1) as well as your email address for me to contact you if you win. (If you do not wish to reveal your name and email address on the blog, then feel free to email me on goodyfoodies@live.com but you still need to drop a comment on this post "I would like a copy of this book")

Closing date: 9 February 2013 23:59.

I will be announcing the winner on 10th February and will be in contact for your mailing address.

54 comments:

  1. I would like a copy of this book!!
    (hmm do i need a reason for this? )

    and self note: never ever read ur blog in the middle of the night! -_-! tummys growling!

    bulats
    msbulats@gmail.com

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    1. Hello dear, can u pls confirm if you liked my Facebook page using the account name "bulats", I cant find you as one of my fans.

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    2. Hello!
      My FB name is estee gee ! :D ~

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  2. I would like a copy of this book

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    1. @yahoo.com email add: sibutuapui

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    2. The desserts certainly look like to die for! Slurpsssss!!!!!

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    3. Hi Arthur, thanks for your entry. You're IN!

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  3. I'm in the US so this entry is not for the giveaway but I want to say that strawberry dessert looks so good and pretty!

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    1. Hi Nami, I'm sorry I cannot offer this to readers outside Malaysia and SG. The postage would have costed more than the book itself. Maybe next time I will offer another giveaway.

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  4. I WANT A COPY OF THIS BOOK!
    FB : Mini Eunice Martin
    e-mail : eunice_lim2894@hotmail.com


    XD

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  5. I love desserts with berries or any form of fruits! hehe it just feels right for some reason! :P What a fantastic giveaway!!!! hehe I definitely want a copy of this book!!!!! AND oh gosh! I just realized that haven't liked your fb page yet!!! How silly (AND careless) of me!
    fb- V Vien Lee; email: wedarefood@hotmail.com

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  6. I would like a copy of this book !! (:

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  7. What innovative dishes! They sound delectable and have my tummy rumbling in appreication! :P

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    1. Lots of interesting recipes in the book, will have to find time to try them out.

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  8. I WANT A COPY OF THIS BOOK!
    fb name : Kristen yeohweimei
    e-mail : yeohkristen@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your entry Kristen! Check back on 10th to see if u r the lucky winner.

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  9. That strawberry dessert look so special and nice. ;-)
    "I would like a copy of this book"

    Name : Melissa Tham
    Email : thammelissa@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for your entry Melissa! Check back on 10th to see if u r the lucky winner.

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  10. The dessert looks so pretty, with a lot of berries somemore, I like. :D

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    1. I love the dessert too, looks and tastes good :)

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  11. Yen , only Malaysia and Singapore ? HK is not that far , right ?! lol All those gorgeous food makes me hungry :D

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    1. Hi Anne, I will do another giveaway next time. :)

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  12. Oh i want a copy of this book! Bt i already like your fb page long time ago.,,still can ah?

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    1. Can can, just drop your email here and also the name that you used to like the page :)

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  14. I would like a copy of this book

    Name: Vanice (Siew Lee)
    Email: flying_dance2@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your entry Vanice! Check back on 10th to see if u r the lucky winner.

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  15. I would like a copy of this book! :D

    Kelly Siew
    kelly_chin61@ yahoo.com.au

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    1. Thanks for your entry Kelly! Check back on 10th to see if u r the lucky winner.

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  16. I would love a copy of your book...Kim is a friend and I am a foodie - lived in Singapore for many years and love Malaysian food. Mohana

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    1. Thanks for your entry Mohana. Please check back on 10th to see if you have won :)

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  17. I would like a copy of this book! =)

    Yong Shao Yue
    ysyong627@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your entry Shao Yue. Please check back on 10th to see if you have won :)

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  18. So wish I could have a chance to win!! Nevertheless, the strawberry desert is a killer!! May the lucky one win!!

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    1. Hi Amrita, sorry. I will try to have another giveaway open to worldwide readers. :)

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  19. Great!

    I would like a copy of this book! (=^.^=)v

    Selina Ooi, 1st Deaf Blogger Malaysia
    FB: Selina Wing
    Email: ooiselina@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your entry Selina. Please check back on 10th to see if you have won :)

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  20. I would like a copy of this book~ It'll be real useful since it has such a wide coverage~ =(@^_^@)=

    Criz Lai
    www.facebook.com/crizlai

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    1. Thanks for your entry Criz. Please check back on 10th to see if you have won :)

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  21. I would like a copy of this book

    FB: Wong Jolene
    Email: blogbabyblogger@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your entry Jolene. Please check back on 10th to see if you have won :)

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  22. I would like a copy of this book!
    I won't leave my FB name and email here since you have them already :)

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    1. Thanks for your entry Mich. Please check back on 10th to see if you have won :)

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  23. I would like a copy of this book~ It'll be real useful since it has such a wide coverage~

    Matthew Lee
    www.facebook.com/lsyik

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    1. I believe you have not liked my "facebook" page yet.

      Please visit this page and click like: http://fb.com/goodyfoodies

      Thanks.

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  24. "I would like a copy of this book" and I'm already "Liked" your Facebook fan page.
    anncoojournal@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Ann! Please check back on 10th to see if u have won. :)

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  25. I would like a copy of this book to chase more food dreams worldwide and make them into reality!

    chasingfooddreams@gmail.com

    Thank you for the competition... :)

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  26. i already LIKED your page named JEROME V. BOBIER my email add reibob808@yahoo.com thank you and GODSPEED! MORE POWER!

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