Around the world, it’s a tempting time to be checking out the restaurants of the InterContinental Hotels Group, which is taking F&B enthusiasts on the IHG Culinary Journey, marking three months of menus curated by seven celebrated chefs & served in stages at IHG’s flagship hotels across Asia, the Middle East & Africa. Naturally, InterContinental KL is part of this excitement.

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For two weeks starting today, Oct. 12, until Oct. 25, the hotel’s Tatsu restaurant is offering recipes exclusively created by celebrity chef Takagi Kazuo. Start with a delicately textured mixed vegetable terrine with egg yolk & sweet-&-sour sauce, followed by a choice of main – Japanese pepper beef with foie gras dengaku, or Saikyo miso-marinated Pacific black cod with rice & miso soup – & a dessert of green tea ice cream with fruits & sweet bean paste, expertly executed by Tatsu’s team to deliver nuanced flavours that illustrate a harmonious blend of Japanese culinary traditions & contemporary techniques. Two courses (main & dessert) cost RM128 nett; three courses clock in at RM158 nett, which entitles the guest to a complimentary second glass or bottle of wine upon purchase of the first glass or bottle (the first glass costs RM60, while the bottle is RM285).

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On Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, the fun shifts to Serena Brasserie, with a cheerful selection of beautifully baked triumphs masterminded by Dean Brettschneider, a New Zealand-origin, award-winning patissier who founded Singapore’s Baker & Cook establishments. We sampled two of Brettschneider’s offerings – a fresh & warm pizza with a distinctively thick & tasty sourdough crust, topped with meatballs, roasted zucchini, basil & mozzarella cheese, plus a cinnamon-tinged carrot cake with walnut pieces, crushed pineapples & cream cheese icing. Both were lovely, auguring well for the menu’s other selections, such as an open-face thyme beetroot bruschetta with goat’s cheese, dry figs & pistachios (RM78 nett for a main course & dessert, or RM98 nett for three courses on this menu). The optional wine pairing showcases InterContinental’s Australian Penfolds collection – choose from the vivacious Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling 2013 or the vibrant Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2012. A selection of cocktails – the InterContinental’s Dry Martini, Margarita or Whiskey Sour (RM38 each) – is also recommended to partner with the menu. Many thanks to InterContinental Kuala Lumpur for this preview of October’s IHG Culinary Journey.

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Location and Contact Details

Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

165 Jalan Ampang

Tel: +60 3 2161 1111

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