Chinese New Year is just around the corner and who says its too early to start? I was invited to celebrate a bold start to a prosperous new year with Guinness! Guinness brought Media, Bloggers and friends together to celebrate in a feast signifying longevity, harmony, peace, happiness and prosperity for the year ahead,
We gathered at Grand Imperial, Bangsar Shopping Centre, where half of the restaurant was booked for this event. It was really special as Guinness actually worked together with Grand Imperial restaurants to prepare eight sumptuous courses which are paired with Guinness to bring out the full flavours of each dish!
We were in for a great journey through cuisine and stout!
Our crazy table, we definitely were one of the loudest throughout the whole dinner
Anna and I
With John Paul
Haze Leong opening the event with caligraphy
Team Guinness officiating the dinner
First up, we have a dish we always have to eat during Chinese New Year!
Yee Sang with Silver Fish!
Huatttt AHHHHH!!!! (Bring luck)
Braised Bird's Nest with Fresh Crab Meat for the 2nd dish! This was exceptionally awesome as they added truffles into the soup
And as for the next course.....
Who's that pig???
Its the Roasted Whole Suckling Pig! Its really crispy and it was literally gone in minutes! That's how good it is
Steamed Pomfret "Traditional" Style, well balanced and the meat just melted in my mouth
Here we have Dato' Chan serving the Pomfret
Our next dish was Fresh Water King Prawn in Casserole! I seriously love prawns, and these were to die for! and better still...
They were humongous!
Braised Sliced Abalone with Black Moss and Dried Oyster!
Now for a short break, here are some camwhore shots during the dinner
With Jessica and Simon
The lone camwhorer, Joanna
With the 2nd table of bloggers
A random gif of Anna getting hyper
And now back to food, The next dish we had was:
Claypot Rice with Chinese Sausage and Dried Meat "Hong Kong" style
The rice was alright, the meat's saltiness balanced the whole thing up
As for dessert, we had:
Chilled Fresh Mango Puree with Sago and Pomelo! I really loved this as it was not too sweet, and it was great to end the night with it
Deep Fried Nian Gao and Deep Fried Sweet Potato Pastries, the last dessert to be served! We were stuffed till the brim with all these courses
So if you're up for a great Chinese New Year Meal, do head over for the Guinness Chinese New Year Banquet Menu specially at Grand Imperial Group of Restaurants
Other than that, between 5th Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015, you'll also be able to be in the running to win one of 100 pure gold bars with any big bottle of Guinness, Tiger, Heineken or Anchor! All you have to do is to check your bottle cap liners and answer a few questions correctly to be in the running to win one of 100 bars of pure gold worth up to RM1 million!
For more info of the Guinness Menu & contest, visit here: www.facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia