Delicious aromas of Padang cuisine filled the air of Essence, the all day dining venue at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel as the restaurant prepared to welcome its guests to the launch of ‘A Taste of Padang’ promotion.
Padang Food is a place where the origin is from the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Originate from the city of Padang, their food are famous for its rich flavours of the luscious coconut milk and spicy chily,and this is where the food is famous during the Maritime Southeast Asia.
In the month of October, , diners can look forward to sample tantalising Padang cuisine as two guests chefs are specially flown in from Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers. For two whole weeks, Chef Yulie and Chef Bayu will be spearheading ‘A Taste of Padang’ buffet promotion at Essence. Hailing from Surabaya, Indonesia, these guest chefs are ready to impress you with their authentic specialty and aim to bring about an authentic Padang feast.
Apart from the extensive buffet spread of local and international delights that evening, we had a selection of 20 mouth-watering Padang specialities. Of special mentions were Soto Padang, Sate
Ayam Bumbu Kacang, Martabak Daging Cincang, Gulai Tunjang, Gago-gado Padang, and Rendang Daging Sapi.
One of the not to be missed item is the Nasi Tumpeng is a cone-shaped rice dish like mountain with its side dishes. People in Java, Bali and Madura usually make Tumpeng to celebrate notable events. The shape of the rice also represents the physical geography of the region, which is fertile with many mountains and volcanoes. In many ceremonies where Tumpeng is served, the top of the rice cone is cut first and given to the guest of honor.
To get the festivities started, Tarian Piring (also known as Plate Dance), a traditional dance originated from West Sumatra was stunningly presented by Indonesian School of Kuala Lumpur to entertain the guests. The dance showcased an exceptional feature of placing porcelain or ceramic plates on dancers’ both open palms as they performed vibrant choreographies that involved swaying of plates in their hands. In the past, the dance symbolized the gratitude of the people to the God,
which was performed as a ritual during the harvest season. Today, it is more often performed to
welcome guests at special events.
The promotion is available through 31 October 2014 and selected Padang dishes are featured during breakfast, lunch and dinner at Essence.
Price (food only)
: RM60++ per person for buffet breakfast
: RM82++ per person for buffet lunch
: RM98++ per person for buffet dinner
Meanwhile, SPG members can enjoy 20% discount off total food bill. In addition, get the rewards you crave with SPG®. Earn triple Starpoints® on dining Mondays through Thursdays when you spend US$50 or above at Essence until 30 December 2014. Register at spg.com/triplecrave by 30 November 2014.
What’s more, Maybank, UOB and CIMB card holders can enjoy special privileges while dining at Essence. Terms and conditions apply.
Wait no longer! Go ahead and plan your gathering with your loved ones today at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s Essence restaurant. For reservations, call 03 2717 9900 or email to [email protected] or log on to www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com to find out more.