It all started in 1937, when Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore opened the first Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. That makes Sheraton exactly 75 years old this year. Together with 90 Sheraton Hotels across Asia Pacific, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur has been carrying out a host of activities to celebrate the brand’s 75 years of hospitality legacy.
Basket of freshly baked buns at Villa Danieli
From now until 14 November 2012, if you book a stay at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur for a stay until 31 January 2013, you get to enjoy the following:
• 75 Free Room Nights
For 75 days starting from 1 September to 14 November 2012, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur together with Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific are giving away 75 complimentary room nights every day. For a minimum stay of 3 nights, you can enjoy the 3rd night FOC. For a stay of 6 consecutive nights, you get to enjoy 2 complimentary nights.
• Pay for Breakfast at 1937 Price
Alternatively, during the same period, you can also choose to book a stay at standard rates and enjoy breakfast for 2 at the rate of US$0.95, the price of breakfast in 1937!
• Blissful Bridal Offers
For wedding receptions confirmed at the hotel between 1 September and 14 November 2012, anniversary goodies given are free corkage for wines and liquor, 10% off the package price, 2 additional floral pedestals and two 1-night stay in the Deluxe Room with complimentary breakfast for 2 persons. This is applicable for wedding receptions held between 1 September 2012 – 31 December 2012.
• Social Events
If you are organizing any social events between 1 September – 14 November 2012 at the hotel, for a miminum guarantee of 75 persons, you will get 1 complimentary night’s stay in a Deluxe Room with complimentary breakfast for 2 persons and free corkage for 75 opened bottles (wine or liquor). However this offer is not valid for meetings and all events signed up must materialize by 31 December 2012.
Roast Beef Salad with Truffle Tuna Sauce, Potato and French Beans
Now let’s get to the exciting part – the Dining Deals!
If you have any friends or relatives who are 75 years old, they can get to dine for FREE at Essence Restaurant! If you are born in 1975, you can get 50% discount on food and for all the rest, pay only RM75++ per person (normal price RM98++) for the delectable buffet dinner at Essence.
Their Chinese Restaurant, Celestial Court is offering a 4-course Dinner menu of Cantonese delights at only RM75++ per person inclusive of a glass of wine/soft drink. Likewise, their cozy Italian restaurant – Villa Danieli, under Chef de Cuisine, Alessandro Garziosi, is serving a special 3-course Italian dinner also at RM75++ per person and that’s inclusive of that glass of wine/soft drink!
Fresh Buffalo’s Burratina Cheese with Tangy Mediterranean Salad
I had a chance to sample the special 3-course dinner at Villa Danieli recently. The menu offers 2 options of the starter and dessert, while for the mains, there are 4 options for your selection.
For Starters, you can choose either the Fresh Buffalo’s Burratina Cheese with Tangy Mediterranean Salad OR the Roast Beef Salad with Truffle Tuna Sauce, Potato and French Beans. Not much of a cheese fan, I preferred the Roast Beef Salad which was excellent. The thin slices of roast beef were very tender and tasty and that truffle tuna sauce was really fragrant – beef, truffle, tuna flavours all went very well with the greens!
Five Wild Mushrooms Risotto
The Mains can be either Five Wild Mushrooms Risotto OR Fresh Egg Tagliatelle with Rustic Lamb Ragout OR Seared, Sliced and Gratin Australian Beef Rump with Rosemary Beef Jus & Roasted Lemon Potatoes OR Oven-baked Sea Bass Carpaccio with Fresh Thyme, Asparagus & Kalmata Olives Dust. I think the choices are very decent as there’s something for everyone.
Fresh Egg Tagliatelle with Rustic Lamb Ragout
My favourites are the Beef Rump and Sea Bass Carpaccio. I love the chewy succulent, yet tender, texture of the beef rump and the beef just that’s served with it – it’s very wholesome and bovinely rustic in taste. The thick slices of potatoes with a tinge of citrus, were just perfect, smothered in that delicious thick beef jus.
Sliced and Gratin Australian Beef Rump with Rosemary Beef Jus & Roasted Lemon Potatoes
I heard Chef Graziosi is a master with carpaccios and the Sea Bass Carpaccio was faultless. Delicately fragranced by fresh thyme, the smooth white fish was sweet and flaky. The crunchy asparagus stalks were a good contrast in terms of colour and texture. All in all, I think this dish will please many.
Crème Brule with Rosemary
The risotto and tagliatelle dishes were generous in portions and even though I’m not really a fan of risotto, I could taste the unmistakable earthy aromas of the wild mushrooms flavoring the rice. The grains were not too mushy and yielded a good bite with every spoonful. The own-made tagliatelle were nicely al dente – do eat this dish while it’s still hot as once it cools down, the strong flavor of the lamb ragout tends to overwhelm it.
Of the 2 desserts, I definitely prefer the Tiramisu. Not that the Crème Brule was lacking in any way – I’m just not a fan of sweet milky custards, although in this version, the rosemary gives it a nice lift. The tiramisu was light and fluffy … it would have been heavenly if there’s more coffee liquer in it.
Parmesan Cheese Icecream
We tried another dessert … the signature dessert of Chef Graziosi, which is not in the Set Menu above but it’s available in the a la carte menu. It’s the Parmesan Cheese Icecream! While some may find such a combination to be unholy, I thought the parmesan in this icecream works rather well, really. Slightly saltish and with the unmistakable flavor of parmesan, I found this novelty icecream interesting, in a good way.
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
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