Monday, May 27, 2013

Elegantology's Grand Launch!

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Fresh from the pot, I've just attended Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant's grand launch on Friday. It was amazing on how the whole event was put together as it was done so finely. Held at Publika Square, a good 900 invitees were there to celebrate the launch together

Elegantology Gallery & Restaurant brings the finest of things together in its food and fashion. Fine dining food is served in the restaurant, created by celebrity chefs Johnny Fua & Sherson Lian, while in the gallery, The creative director, Beatrice Looi showcases elegant men's fashion designed by established local fashion designers such as Daniel Chong, Hayden Koh, Ian Chang, Jason Zeck Lee, Joe Chia, Justin Yap, Michael Ong and Venie Tee.

We started off by having a tour in the restaurant and gallery itself, and a cocktail reception to wait till everyone has arrived

*Photos are taken using the Samsung NX20



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The interior of the Gallery


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These pieces comes in a limited number tailored for the most sophisticated of tastes


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lovely canapes at the reception


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Martell VSOP being served


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The stage area


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Limited Edition Martell VSOP being showcased 


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Myself with Carmen


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Elaine came to join me as well




As the event began to start, we were brought into Publika Square where we were able to experience the launch. The main highlight for the night was a fashion show brought together by the local designers, while we indulge in awesome gastronomic cuisine and Martell VSOP

I am glad that I'm one of the VIP's which allowed me to sit and dine with the rest. Others had to stand outside and watch the show =P 



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Fine dining at its best


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The Emcee, starting up the show


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The Martell Director sharing his thoughts


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Beatrice Looi officially starting the show


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Martell up close!


So of course as it started, We were served a 4 course fine dining experience which was really great on the palate. The food was distinctively crafted and made in such a way, it goes well with Martell itself, and has a great flavour to it 

As for starters, I had:

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Smoke muscovy duck with foie gras mousse, shitake mushroom terrine red onion jam, grilled korean "bae"

I'm really a big fan of foie gras (yes eventhough i know the process of how its made) and I would really say the foiegras mousse served just melted in my mouth and the smoke duck was great

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Kelantanese laksa, hokkaido scallop, sambal twist, quail egg and ulam julliene

It had a really nice texture to the soup itself and with the scallop, it made everything better

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24 hours at 77 degrees, beef rib with glazed carrots and shimeji mushrooms 

The beef was so tender that you could even use a spoon to just slice it. the sauce really accommodated it well too


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Sesame Sorbet with Compressed Melons, yogurt cream candied walnut macaroon, anjou pear

Tell me who can say no to macaroons? and the sesame sorbet was delightful





As the food was served, the fashion show started by showcasing some of the works from the local designers


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Amber Chia as one of the celebrity models

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Some of Martell's collection

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All the designers up on stage.





After the fashion show was over, it wasn't the end of the event. DJ Nadine came on to stage where she spun great music for the invited guest that were happily socializing with awesome Martell VSOP


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*picture credit to Kelvin Soh



All in all, I definitely think Elegantology is a great place to be. Do take some time off and see their collections, or just dine in to a spectacular experience!

You can also check out their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/elegantology or head over to www.elegantology.com.my

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