Recently I was privileged to attend the launching of the Indonesia Food & Cultural Festival at Mosaic, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. The event was officially launched by Mr Mulya Wirana, Charge D’Affaires from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to dinner, guests were treated to some traditional Gamelan music and a “Lenggang Nyai” Indonesian dance, while sipping on specially-concocted drinks and nibbling on canapes at the Lounge on the Park.
During the course of dinner, we were also treated to a fashion show which featured collections from two award-winning Indonesian designers – Deden Siswanto and Irna Mutiara, both hailing from Bandung.
The Indonesia Food & Cultural Festival is a collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Garuda Indonesia. During this festival, from 16-24 March 2012, you will be treated to cuisine prepared by Chef Kusram Deni of Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. The wide array of Indonesian dishes, prepared with cherished traditions from various parts of Indonesia, are offered to diners on 3 rotational menus. Believe me, when I looked through those menus, I am already bewildered by the mind-boggling variety of items being offered!
You will be spoilt for choices. Expect to dine on delicious Indonesian fare like Opor Ayam, Ikan Bakar, Satay Lilit Bumbu Bali, Mie Godog Jogjakarta, Pepes Ikan Mas, Kethoprak Jakarta, Balado Ikan Cue, Empal Balado, Ayam Taliwang, Rawon, Tongseng Sapi… the list is quite endless! I’m merely scratching the surface with that listing – there are so much more on those 3 rotational menus!
Leave some tummy space for the Indonesian rice dishes – they are absolutely delicious. The Indonesians are good with their rice and there’s a wide variety there: the famous Nasi Liwet, Nasi Uduk, Nasi Kambing, Nasi Tumpeng and Nasi Goreng in many versions! The rice dishes are all very fragrant, thanks to the generous additions of coconut milk and herbs and spices.
If you are dining at Mosaic from 17-24 March 2012, you stand a chance to win some lucky draw prizes like a pair of Economy Class flight tickets to Jakarta by Garuda Indonesia, 3D 2N accomodation in Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, 5 buffet dinners for 2 at Mosaic and traditionally-woven songket fabric.
Mosaic also serves a variety of Chinese, Indian, Western and Japanese dishes in individual counters. Their selection of desserts is also to-die-for. For my earlier post on Mosaic’s buffet, click HERE and see what my favourites are!
Lunch is priced at RM88++ per person while dinner is RM108++ per person (Sunday-Thursday) and RM128++ per person (Friday & Saturday).
For dining reservations, please call: 03-2179-8881 or email: [email protected]
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur