Getting into the right mood
Indulge in a romantic Valentine dinner with your loved one
COME this Valentine's Day, the Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant at Nikko Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering a romantic wine and dine experience especially for the love birds.
The five-course Valentine's Sparkling Wine Set Dinner has two menus, priced at RM138++ and RM188++ per person.
Menu 1 features the Cold Imperial Noodles with 'Bang Bang' Chicken and Green Vegetables, Double Boiled Chicken Soup in Whole Crystal Pear, Braised Whole Abalone with Winter Melon and Foie Gras or Stewed Duck Drumstick with Orange Glaze on Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Chilled Lemongrass Pudding with Banana.
Menu 2 features Chilled Baby Lobster with Tobiko Mayonnaise with Steamed Scallop Dumplings, Braised Superior Shark's Fin with Foie Gras and Truffles, Baked Cod with Oranges Glaze and Sesame Seeds or Wok Fried Beef Medallions with Supreme Chili Sauce and Vegetables and Chilled Passion Fruit Sorbet accompanied by Mini Bird's Nest Tart.
The set menus comes with a bottle of sparkling wine and a stalk of rose.
A box of chocolate pralines is onlyavailable with the RM188++ set menu.
Chinese chef Chan Chong Yan said the menu featured a fusion of the Chinese, Japanese and western elements.
"What I mean by fusion is the Double Boiled Chicken Soup in Whole Crystal Pear that is Chinese while the Braised Whole Abalone with Winter Melon and Foie Gras is mixed with a bit of western.
"The original sauce should be oyster, instead we used foie gras.
"The menus offer meat, fish and seafood to suit the need of everyone.
"When you go to certain places, they would only offer one type of meat but we are giving a variety.
"Our menus not only offer Asian flavour but it comes with a bit of the western touch.
"Even the Chilled Lemongrass Pudding with Banana dessert is prepared with special attention, where-by you have the fragrance of the lemongrass but it is not too strong," he said.
Chan said the menus were prepared to suit the taste and mood of the Valentine's Day.
Nikko is also offering the 'Love in Motion' package that includes an overnight accommodation at the Royal Suite for RM23,000++.
The package comes with a speciallyorchestrated candlelight dinner for two on the balcony on Level 26 with a solo violinist, a bouquet of 100 stalks of red roses, a bottle of sparklingchampagne and a pampering session for two at The Sompoton Spa.
It is only valid on Feb 14 and subject to availability. For reservation call 03-2782 6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org my.
On Feb 13 and 14, the Benkay Japanese Restaurant is also offering 'Anata ga suki' Valentine's Day Set Dinner.
The offer features Soft-boiled Egg Jelly topped with Sea Urchin, Assorted Sashimi, Deep-fried Eel Fist, Simmered Angelfish Liver with Radish and Grilled Wagyu Beef 'Toban' Style and Sweet Green Tea Ice-cream priced at RM150++ per person.
For reservation, call 03-2782 6118.