Presented by FunNow Malaysia, GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2024 invites food enthusiasts to savour Michelin Guide-recognised restaurants at accessible prices from May 31 to June 30. Enjoy specially curated lunch tasting menus, with three-course sets starting at RM68 and three-course meals from RM198. (Higher prices apply in selected outlets.) This year’s event highlights numerous renowned restaurants, featuring chefs like Darren Teoh of Dewakan, Raymond Tham of Skillet and Beta KL, and Kim Hock Su of Restaurant au Jardin.


A representative dish from Skillet’s GastroMonth curated lunch menu


In addition, FunNow offers exclusive collaborative dinners with 20 top chefs on 10 special nights in June. These dinners promise unique culinary experiences with different themes each weekend.

GastroMonth 2024 also supports charitable causes, donating part of the proceeds to organisations like Fugee School, Yayasan Chow Kit, and Yong Ai Orphanage, aiding underprivileged children in Malaysia.

Bookings are available exclusively through FunNow, with up to 25% discounts for UOB Malaysia and Visa Malaysia cardholders. Thanks to partners like UOB Malaysia, Shopee, OPTIMAX Eye Specialist, and CF Capital, GastroMonth 2024 is set to be an extraordinary event.

We recently popped in at the always-impressive Entier, one of the Michelin Guide-recognised outlets participating in GastroMonth. With its focus on modern French dining, Entier is easily among Kuala Lumpur’s best restaurants, and the incredible views from the 41st floor of the Alila Bangsar building (featured image) match the delicious and masterfully presented cuisine, too. They’re featuring a very nice set lunch throughout the month of June, and the restaurant was doing a brisk midday business when we took our seats on a sunny weekday.


Elegant vibes at Entier


The GastroMonth lunch special is a five-course affair (RM288 nett) that starts out with a tantalising trio of amuse bouche offerings anchored by a freshly shucked Iwagaki rock oyster, topped with local Tanjung Malim-sourced caviar, quail egg, and calamansi dashi. This, along with the other two treats, serve as a great start to the meal.


Oyster & Caviar


Cantal Cheese Beignet with Beef


The soup course features a winning corn soup which we found difficult to stop eating! Alongside the soup, there’s a creative breaded and fried baby corn with parmesan and truffle. Entier’s delicious boule of housemade bread is also served, along with truffle and sea salt butter.


Entier’s Corn Soup


Homemade Bread and Butter with Entier’s Own Kombucha Soda, background


Diners get a choice of mains – a gorgeously presented beef bourguignon or a grilled grouper and tomato dish. Though both are quite tasty, we might have to give the win to the seafood choice, as the beef dish might be a bit too heavy for some at lunchtime. But the portion size is excellent and you’ll never see a more beautifully plated beef bourguignon. The braised beef cheek is irresistibly tender and the red wine jus complementing the meat, together with the adornment of carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes, makes this a comfort dish with unrivalled panache. Just beware the food coma that may result!


Beef Bourguignon


Grouper & Tomato


Dessert is a twin affair, with a lovely tropical-themed treat comprising pineapple sorbet, mango compote, and velvety, light coconut espuma. We loved this one, but the second one got our attention, too. Served tart-style, this dessert featured a poached peach with bee pollen, along with honey ice cream, pistachio, and a decadent white chocolate whip. It was light, not overly sweet, and a perfect finish to the leisurely meal.


Poached Peach Tart, front, with Pineapple Mango Dessert, background


One thing to know about Entier is that they have one of the best wine lists in the country. It’s very impressive, and we can imagine going back just to avail some of the special wines – many of which are quite reasonably priced. Their lunchtime special, however, has what we think is a great little mini wine list for guests who might not want to be overwhelmed by their book-format main wine list! For just RM68 nett, diners can choose two glasses of wine from an abbreviated list that includes red, white, rosé, and sparkling options. We chose a French sparkler from Languedoc, and a plush red negroamaro from Italy. The negroamaro isn’t the best-known grape, but it’s a scene-stealer, and this affordable wine offers great value and drinks beautifully.


We found plenty of favour with this value-forward I Muri Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy


Be sure to visit Entier or any of the other participating Michelin Guide-recognised restaurants by the end of June. More GastroMonth 2024 related information available by CLICKING HERE.


The Lunchtime Line-Up

Curated GastroMonth weekday lunch menus at 19 participating MICHELIN-recognised restaurants are being offered, the perfect opportunity for food enthusiasts to savour culinary creations at MICHELIN recognised restaurants, with delicious, value-for-money propositions. Click each restaurant name for additional information.

Three-Course Lunch Tasting Menu: RM 68 / RM 128 nett per person
Five-Course Lunch Tasting Menu: RM 198 / RM 288 nett per person

Curated Lunches at:
akâr dining
ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar
Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar
Communal Table by gēn
Dancing Fish
Entier French Dining
gēn 根
Il Bacaro Penang
Jawi House Cafe Gallery
Ling Long
Malai Thai Cuisine
Restaurant Au Jardin
Seed by Whitegrass
Skillet KL
Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur

UOB & Visa Cardholders’ Benefits
Customers can apply the designated promo codes and pay using a valid and corresponding card upon checkout on FunNow for up to 25% off.


A good sign to look for!