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For this Christmas 2019, Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel, Penang would be offering an extensive range of traditional delicacies under the helm of the new Executive Chef, Chef Alex Leong, who had more than 3 decades of culinary skills.

The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner would be served from 7.00pm to 10.00pm on December 24, 2019, priced at RM128nett (adults), RM89nett (senior citizens aged above 60 years old) and RM64nett (children aged 6-12 years old). Everyone would get a party pack, a chance to meet the Santa Clause and enjoy the music from a live band.

There would be Christmas Day Buffet Lunch and Buffet Dinner too. The Christmas Day Buffet Lunch would be priced at RM88nett (adults), RM62nett (senior citizens aged above 60 years old) and RM44nett (children aged 6-12 years old), whereas the Christmas Day Buffet Dinner would be priced at RM118nett (adults), RM82nett (senior citizens aged above 60 years old) and RM59nett (children aged 6-12 years old). For more information and reservations, please contact +604-612 1111, email to info.pg@eastin.com or Whatsapp +6011-3108 9100 today. All prices are entitled to a 15% off bank promo (applicable to Citibank and Maybank Only) but is not applicable with any other discounts. Fret not if you do not own those credit cards as there’s also the special privileged 15% discount given to my readers for all buffets by quoting “XMAS CRIZLAI”.

The highlight of the promotions would be their Traditional Roasted Turkey with Classic Ingredients and Condiments. Do watch out for the Yorkshire Puddings and various unique stuffing, namely fruit, chestnut & bacon and bread. Other than that, some other dishes were quite unique too such as their Rock Salt Baked Crusted Whole Salmon, Cheese Yule Log with various bread sticks/profiterole, Braised Beef Ribs with Sweet Blueberry Chutney and Smoked Hickory BBQ Glaze, New Orleans Jambalaya, and more.

Here’s a peep at what is in store for you. Some of the items would include Appetizers (Buckwheat Blinis with Shrimp with Sour Cream, Seared Scallops with Lentils and Tomato and Herbs de Provence Dressing, Chilled Green Tea Noodles with condiments, Gimbap aka Korean Sushi), Cold Meat Platters (Lamb Rillettes, Chicken Liver Terrine), Salad Bar (lettuce, Romaine, mesclun, spinach, etc) with Dressings (sweet dill mustard, chili soy, wasabi mayonnaise, spicy chili spread, Gazpacho, raspberry-walnut, spa caesar, olive oil, herbs vinaigrette and balsamic vinegar, lemon and lime, Chipotle balsamic, Roast garlic and green chili, Lime cilantro, Caesar, Smoky thousand islands), Cold Fish Platters (Traditional Gravlax, Cured Salmon with Pineapple and Palm Syrup), Cheese and bread counter (Cheese Yule Log, Bread Sticks/Cheese Profiterole), Canapés (Vanilla-Scented Scallop Escabeche with Yuzu Chili Lime Aioli, Sweet Harissa Chili Prawn Cocktail with Avocado- Black Bean Salsa), Action Station (New Orleans Jambalaya, Bouillabaisse with Chilli Garlic Toast with Seafood Stew), Foie Gras Live Action Station (Pan Seared Foie Gras with Herb Brioche, Fig Chutney, Orange Marmalade, Christmas Burritos filled with Turkey Cha Siew, Avocado, Mango, Cucumber, Chipotle Cranberry Compote), Carving (Festive Roasted Turkey with Giblet Sauce, Cranberry Sauce plus 3 types of Bread stuffing), Festive Oven (Rock Salt Baked Crusted Whole Salmon, Roasted Roots Vegetables and Porcini Cream), Soup (Kim Chi Soup with Clams and Tofu with Freshly Baked Breads and Rolls), Main Western (Braised Beef Ribs with Sweet Blueberry Chutney and Smoked Hickory BBQ Glaze, Shoulder of Lamb, Peperonata Red Lentils and Black Pepper Jus, Poached Salmon with Asparagus & Mornay Sauce, Grilled Tiger Prawns with Ratatouille Vegetables and Salsa Verde, Duck Leg Confit, Flageolet Beans Au Orange, Buttered Chestnut Brussels Sprouts, Trio of Potato Gratin)

There would be more traditional Christmas Desserts this season with options such as Traditional Xmas Pudding, Mini Mince Pie, Assorted Xmas Cookies, Raspberry Yule Log, Mini Strawberry Cheese Cake, Walnut Cream Pie, Fresh Fruit Tart, English Fruit Cake, Mini White Chocolate Brownies, Tropical Fruits Bar and beverages such as Black Coffee and Tea.

You could also make a special order for one whole bird of turkey at RM338nett (2 days prior booking is required and available from 1-23 December 2019 only).

Other ongoing promotions until the end of the year 2019 are as shown below.

Thanks to the management of Eastin Hotel Penang for having us over for the wonderful gastronomy experiences.

The Swez Brasserie is located at the ring wing of Eastin Hotel, Penang (next to Queensbay Mall). If you are coming from Georgetown towards Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone via Bayan Lepas Expressway, do watch out for the Pulau Jerejak signboard (leading to Pulau Jerejak jetty). Ignore the turning and drive on to the next left junction. Turn left into Jalan Aziz Ibrahim and drive on until you reach a roundabout. Drive on until you see a big Eastin Hotel signboard at the first right junction. Turn right and drive on. Park your car at the basement car park. Take a lift to the first floor of the lobby and you would see the restaurant there.

Name: SWEZ BRASSERIE @ EASTIN HOTEL
Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Eastin Hotel Penang: Eastin Hotel Penang is a contemporary International business class hotel. Strategically located within the integrated waterfront development of Queensbay, Eastin Penang is adjacent to Queensbay Mall. Its superb location is minutes’ drive away from the Penang International Airport and the iconic Penang Bridge as well as within the vicinity of the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. It features 328 meticulously decorated guest rooms and suites, facing the shimmering blue sea and the verdant green hills of Pulau Jerejak, home to the tropical rainforest that is over 130 million years old. For more information, please visit www.eastin.com

 

There are many venues to celebrate Christmas 2019 this year and why not try a new venue as Hompton by the Beach Penang, Penang’s latest shining star along Tanjung Tokong Beach. Gather your family members and friend for a Christmas Eve buffet dinner. There are many options for all ages such as a salad bar of cherry tomatoes, julienne of carrots, capsicum. beetroot slices, red beans, corn kernels, green beans, pinto beans, Kenya beans, alfalfa sprouts, Japanese cucumber, onion rings, Enoki mushrooms, purple cabbage and artichoke. Fresh greens include romaine lettuce, radicchio, lollo rosso, frisee and butter head. Cold dishes include spicy seafood cocktail, baby octopus with white sesame seeds, macaroni salad, tuna apricot tartare on corn nachos, black lump fish caviar and rye bread salmon with guacamole and sour cream topped with chives. Entrée dishes include salmon gravlax, butcher platter on ice comprising of chicken terrine, chicken salami and smoked duck breast, vegetable sticks with guacamole dip, smoked fish platter on ice with a medley of smoked salmon, tuna and smoked mackerel served with a side of horseradish cream, sushi and sashimi platter, assorted sushi platter, fresh salmon tuna, a taco platter and a cheese platter with mixed nuts and dried fruits. The carving station includes roasted turkey and roasted baby lamb with Christmas stuffing of roasted baby potatoes, roasted vegetables (including Brussel sprouts, trust tomatoes, pumpkin and red baby radish). The side sauces include Jus of Turkey, Cranberry sauce, Black Pepper sauce and Mint sauce. The soup section include Aussie Cream Lobster Bisque Soup, Cream of Leek and Potato Soup served with cheese twists, a bread board and whole bread loaves. Main Courses includes corn on cob in milk, oven baked potatoes with herbs, sautéed herbed butter vegetables, grilled salmon steak in fruity glaze, slow cooker Hungarian beef goulash, roasted lamb shoulder with garlic rosemary sauce, cornflakes chicken with mango salsa and firecracker sauce, three-flavored stir-fried prawns, squid ink pasta with chicken Bolognese sauce and herb and raisin buttered rice. Dessert includes tropical fresh fruit platter with preserved plum powder, strawberries, green and red grapes, watermelon, honeydew, papaya, green and red applies, raspberries, blueberries, water guava and jack fruit, assorted marshmallows and dried fruits. There is also hot chocolate pudding, Christmas pudding, Christmas log cake, Christmas spices fruit cakes, tiramisu, assorted Christmas cookies including gingerbread man cookies, New York cheese cake, red velvet cake, candy meringue pie, apple pie with vanilla sauce, fruit tartlets, stollen shortbread, panna cotta, chocolate mousse puff, honeycomb with Christmas farm bread plus coffee and tea.

Let’s Meat Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at Spice Garden | 7.00pm to 10.30pm
Adult: RM163nett (with free-flow beer and house wine) | RM123nett (buffet only)
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above): RM 123nett (with free-flow beer and house wine) | RM83nett (buffet only)
Children (7 to 12 years old): RM63nett | Children 6 years old and below (free)
Highlights: Early bird offer of 20% discount for the first 100 guests | Christmas carolers | Santa Claus and Santa Rina with gingerbread giveaway | Mr. Howard – The Hompton bear meet-up | Lucky draw

On Christmas Day, you could check out their buffet lunch spreads such as a salad bar of cherry tomatoes, julienne of carrots, capsicum. beetroot slices, red beans, corn kernels, green beans, alfalfa sprouts, Japanese cucumber, onion rings, Enoki mushrooms and purple cabbage. Fresh greens include romaine lettuce, radicchio, lollo rosso, frisee and butter head. Cold dishes include macaroni salad, prawn tartare on corn nachos and black lump fish caviar, rye bread salmon with guacamole and sour cream topped with chives and assorted finger sandwiches. Entrée dishes include butcher platter on ice with a medley of chicken terrine, chicken salami and smoked duck breast, vegetable sticks with guacamole dip, smoked fish platter on ice with smoked salmon, tuna and smoked mackerel served with a side of horseradish cream plus a cheese platter with mixed nuts and dried fruits. The soup station includes Cream of Prawn Bisque Soup, Chicken Herbal Soup served with cheese twists, a bread board and whole bread loaves. The carving station includes roasted turkey with Christmas stuffing of roasted baby potatoes, roasted vegetables (including Brussel sprouts, trust tomatoes, pumpkin and red baby radish). The side sauces include Jus of Turkey, Cranberry sauce, Black Pepper sauce and Mint sauce. There will also be action stations of Hokkien Prawn Noodles, seafood porridge and roasted chicken rice. Another dessert action stall includes waffles with condiments of chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, chocolate chips, rainbow rice sprinkles and raisins. Another dessert action stall is ice kacang plus an ice cream station with assorted marshmallows and dried fruit. Hot dishes will include deep fried potatoes with herbs, grilled tandoori sausages with fruity glaze, ayam masak merah, steamed sui mai/har kao, spaghetti with chicken Bolognese sauce, kaya pancake, grilled mini steaks in pepper sauce, mixed vegetables with Japanese bean curd, fried tom yam bee hoon and herb and raisin buttered rice. Dessert includes tropical fresh fruit platter with preserved plum powder, strawberries, green and red grapes, watermelon, honeydew, papaya, green and red apples, raspberries, blueberries, water guava and jack fruit, assorted marshmallows and dried fruits. There will also be hot chocolate pudding, Christmas pudding, Christmas log cake, Christmas spiced fruit cake, tiramisu in glass, assorted Christmas cookies including gingerbread man cookies, New York cheese cake, red velvet cake, candy meringue pie, apple pie with vanilla sauce, fruit tartlets, stolen shortbread, panna cotta, chocolate mousse puff plus coffee and tea.

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at Spice Garden | 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Adult: RM138nett (with free-flow beer and house wine) | RM88nett (buffet only)
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above): RM118nett (with free-flow beer and house wine) | RM68nett (buffet only)
Children (7 to 12 years old): RM44nett | Children 6 years old and below (free)
Highlights: Christmas Day Buffet Brunch offers an early bird discount of 15% off which is valid until Thursday, 12 December 2019 | Lucky draw

Get into the festive swing of things with a Christmas turkey takeaway to make your celebration more joyous in the comfort of your own home. The Homemade Roasted Turkey, cooked with tender loving care, would be accompanied with lavish trimmings of chestnut stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, roasted baby potatoes, baby carrots, Brussel sprouts, green and yellow zucchini, mushrooms and vine cherry tomatoes, served with giblet and cranberry sauce. Please contact +604-373 3233 for pre-orders today.

Original Price: RM388nett.
Early Bird Promotion: Order before 12 December 2019 at special price of RM358nett and get a FREE half Kg Yule Log Cake.
Note: The turkey would be available from 12 to 25 December 2019. Please allow pre-order of 5 days ahead.

Spend the last day of 2019 at Hompton by the Beach Penang, Penang’s latest shining star along Tanjung Tokong Beach. Indulge in the many options available such as a salad bar of cherry tomatoes, julienne of carrots, capsicum. beetroot slices, red beans, corn kernels, green beans, pinto beans, Kenya beans, alfalfa sprouts, Japanese cucumber, onion rings, Enoki mushrooms, purple cabbage and artichoke. Fresh greens include romaine lettuce, radicchio, lollo rosso, frisee and butter head. Cold dishes include spicy seafood cocktail, baby octopus with white sesame seeds, macaroni salad, tuna apricot tartare on corn nachos, black lumpfish caviar plus rye bread salmon with guacamole and sour cream topped with chives. Cold dishes include salmon gravlax, butcher platter on ice comprising of chicken terrine, chicken salami and smoked duck breast), vegetable sticks with guacamole dip, smoked fish platter on ice with a medley of smoked salmon, tuna and smoked mackerel served with a side of horseradish cream, sushi and sashimi platter, fresh salmon tuna, a taco platter plus a cheese platter with mixed nuts and dried fruits. The carving station includes roasted baby lamb, roasted lamb shoulder with grilled tomatoes, paprika baby tomatoes and roasted vegetables including Brussel sprouts, trust tomatoes, pumpkin and red baby radish. Accompanying sauces are a variety of flavors including herb, mushroom, black peppercorn and mint. The soup section includes Aussie Cream Lobster Bisque Soup, Cream of Leek and Potato Soup served with cheese twists, a bread board and whole bread loaves. Dessert includes tropical fresh fruit platter with preserved plum powder, strawberries, green and red grapes, watermelon, honeydew, papaya, green and red apples, raspberries, blueberries, water guava and jack fruit, assorted marshmallows and dried fruits. There is also hot chocolate pudding, assorted pudding, spiced fruit cake, tiramisu, New Year cookies, New York cheese cake, red velvet cake, candy meringue pie, apple pie with vanilla sauce, fruit tartlets, panna cotta, chocolate mousse puff, honeycomb with farm bread, ice cream station plus coffee and tea.

New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 at Spice Garden | 7.00pm to 10.30pm
Adult: RM 163nett (with free-flow beer and house wine) | RM 123nett (buffet only)
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above): RM123nett (with free-flow beer and house wine) | RM83nett (buffet only)
Children (7 to 12 years old): RM63nett | Children 6 years old and below (free)
Highlights: Meet up with hotel mascot, Mr. Howard the bear | Lucky draw | The early bird offer is a 20% discount for the first 100 guests

After all the midnight partying in 2019, you could start the first day of the new year 2020 by pampering yourself with more great things in life. Check out all the good spreads at the Hi-Tea buffet line with items such as a salad bar of cherry tomatoes, julienne of carrots, capsicum. beetroot slices, red beans, corn kernels, green beans, Japanese cucumber, onion rings, Enoki mushrooms and purple cabbage. Fresh greens include romaine lettuce, radicchio, lollo rosso, frisee and butter head. The appetizers include Penang pasembur, assorted finger sandwiches, open faced sandwiches, tauhu sumbat, popiah goreng and fruit rojak. Cold dishes include sliced chicken ham, smoked duck breast and chicken salami plus a cheese platter with mixed nuts and dried fruits. Hot dishes include Yong Chow fried rice, Singapore fried bee hoon, squid balls with dried chilli, chicken frankfurters with mushroom sauce, deep fried chicken nuggets, samosas, roasted chicken wings, roti canai with chicken curry, duchess potatoes with chicken juice, fish fingers with tartar sauce, otak-otak rolls and jiu hoo char. There will also be an action stalls of assam laksa, popiah basah, chee cheong fun, chicken rice, stir fried vegetables, roti jala, mini pizza and ice kacang. Dessert includes tropical fresh fruit platter with red and yellow watermelon, honeydew, papaya, pineapple, green and red apples, jack fruit, oranges, assorted French pastries, mini muffins, lemon jelly, strawberry jelly, honeydew pudding, mango pudding, doughnuts, sago gula melaka, taufu fa, egg tart, tiramisu, fruit cocktail with almond bean curd plus coffee and tea.

New Year’s Day Hi Tea
Wednesday, 1 January 2020, Spice Garden | 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Adult: RM118nett (with free flow beer and house wine) | RM68nett (buffet only)
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above): RM98nett (with free flow beer and house wine) | RM48nett (buffet only)
Children (7 to 12 years old): RM34nett | Children 6 years old and below (free)
Highlights: For New Year’s Day Hi Tea, there is an early bird offer of 15% offer which is valid until Thursday, 12 December 2019 | Lucky draw

Usher in 2020 at Penang’s latest hotel along Tanjung Tokong Beach. The party themed “Bienvenidos 2020” will be held outside Elementos Tapas & Lounge. Finger food would be served, which would include items such as chicken wings, sautéed spicy chicken in barbecue and pepper sauce, Cajun spiced fish fingers, mini spring rolls, French fries and chicken lor bak. There will be an open camp fire, complimentary party pack, a meet-up session with Hompton’s mascot, Mr. Howard, a live band until 12:45pm, DJ Rachel will be spinning her music from 11.00pm until to 1.00am. The grand finale would have fireworks to usher in the new year.

Tickets are sold at RM 100nett for VIPs (includes 2 glasses of red or white wine, beer or soft drinks. Adult’s ticket would be RM80nett (includes 2 glasses of red or white wine, beer of soft drinks), senior citizens (55 years old and above) at RM60nett (includes 1 glass of red or white wine, beer or soft drink) and children’s ticket at RM50nett includes 1 glass of soft drink (7 to 12 years old). Children 6 years old and below are free. Call +604-373 3233 for bookings today.

Getting to the hotel might be a bit confusing for tourists. It’s not too hard to locate Hompton by the Beach, Penang as it’s located along the beach of Tanjung Tokong. Just drive all the way from Jalan Tanjung Tokong for around 10 minutes and you would see the Hotel Mercure on your right. Keep to the right of the traffic lights and make a U-Turn, then keep to your left and turn left into Jalan CM Hashim which is after the Penang Chinese Swimming Club and before the Viva Local Heaven Food Court. Elementos Tapas & Lounge is located at Level 1 of the hotel, on the far right end of the hotel’s reception area whereas Spice Garden is located at Level 11 of the hotel.

Name: ELEMENTOS TAPAS & LOUNGE/SPICE GARDEN @ HOMPTON BY THE BEACH PENANG
Address: Level 1, 533 Jalan C M Hashim, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-373 3233
Business Hours: 11.30am-12.00am
GPS: 5.463831, 100.305052

About Hompton by the Beach, Penang: The hotel is a contemporary, cosmopolitan, 240-room hotel with 2 restaurant outlets in a pre-opening stage. The hotel is located along pristine Tanjung Tokong Beach, Penang and faces the Andaman Sea. All rooms are located from the 12th to the 32nd floor, giving guests uninterrupted views of the azure sea. The Deluxe Seaview Rooms, The Premium Suites and the Family Two-Bedroom Suites offer a relaxing retreat from the rigors of modern life, making it suitable for business trips and leisure. The highlights of the hotel include the picturesque infinity pool, the fitness center, and steam room. There is a daily complimentary shuttle to KOMTAR, George Town and also to nearby Batu Ferringhi beach. For functions, the Hompton Hall can accommodate up to 100 persons while Home 1 and Home 2 function rooms have a capacity of 50 persons each. Spice Garden is a non-smoking all-day dining outlet open for buffet breakfast, a la carte dining and for weekly buffets. Elementos Tapas & Lounge offers al fresco dining and is the to-go-place for delicious tapas, drinks and feature main courses which represent the five elements – water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. Enjoy cocktails and tapas at the cafe with astounding beach views as backdrops.

 

 

CHRISTMAS 2019 PROMOTIONS @ HARD ROCK HOTEL PENANG

Posted by crizlai On November - 26 - 2019

Hard Rock Hotel Penang has all the Christmas celebrations lined up for all merry-goers during these festive holidays. From the eve of Christmas 2019 onward, the 5-star family resort has lined up a string of dining promotions and fun entertainment for rockers of all ages. You would experience the holiday moods at 3 different venues, namely Hard Rock Café, Starz Diner and Pizzeria. Let’s rock this festive season with an exciting array of delicious festive goodies.

Here are all the highlights at a glance:

Gather with your loved ones on the eve of Christmas and feast on a sumptuous buffet spread at Starz Diner. A few must try festive dishes are Whole Roasted Turkey with Spiced Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Oven-Baked Angus Flank Steak with Herb Spread and Grain Mustard Sauce, Pan-Fried Salmon with Chilli & Citrus “Beurre Blanc”, Christmas Pudding, Chocolate Yule Logs and more.

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Starz Diner
24 December 2019 | 6.30pm-10.30pm
RM199nett per adult | RM99nett per child (6-12 years old)

If you prefer a sit-down dinner, Hard Rock Cafe Penang’s Christmas Eve 4-course set dinner is a perfect choice. The Cafe will be serving an option of three main courses to choose from including a starter, a soup and a dessert.

Christmas Eve 4-course Set Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Penang
24 December 2019 | 6.30pm-10.30pm
RM189nett per adult | RM60nett per child (6-12 years old)

A kid’s menu is also available for Lil’ Rock Stars, aged 6-12 years old, which includes a selection of the main course, a scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and a complimentary glass of milkshake or orange juice.

Diners are also welcome to join the Christmas Eve Rock N’ Roll Party after a sumptuous dinner at a special rate of RM60nett per person.

Step into Christmas with a rockin’ party at Hard Rock Cafe Penang! The resident band of the month, Electra Het, from Indonesia and resident DJ Black Ice will be spinning popular Christmas tunes and other all-time-favorite hits at the Christmas Eve Rock N’ Roll Party.

Christmas Eve Rock N’ Roll Party at Hard Rock Cafe Penang
24 December 2019 | 10.00 pm-1.00am
RM60nett per person for hotel guests and in-house diners
RM95nett per person for walk-in guests
Inclusive of two complimentary drinks and a party pack per entry

Play All Day on Christmas Day
The hotel has arranged a full day of fun-filled activities to keep Lil’ Rockers upbeat and thrilled with a variety of entertainment, games and arts and crafts, such as vibe dance with Santa Claus, water volleyball, a coloring contest for the young Picassos and a baking competition for the young Master Chefs.

Think tropical Christmas with a view of the Andaman Sea on Christmas Day! Spend your Christmas with Santa by the beach or by the poolside at Pizzeria feasting on a wide spread of delicious festive buffet selections such as Mini Tomahawk Steaks, Roasted Boneless Lamb Leg and festive sweet treats.

Christmas Brunch at Pizzeria
25 December 2019 | 12.30pm-3.00pm
RM150nett per adult | RM75nett per child (6-12 years old)

It’s not hard to locate Hard Rock Hotel Penang as it’s located along the beach of Batu Ferringhi. Just drive all the way from Jalan Tanjung Tokong for around 30minutes and you would see the hotel on your right.

Name: HARD ROCK HOTEL PENANG
Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-881 1711
GPS: 5.467568, 100.241382

RESERVATIONS:

Starz Diner/Pizzeria: Call +604-886 6057 or email fb.penang@hardrockhotels.net.
Hard Rock Café Penang: Call +604-886 8050 or email hrc.admin@hardrockhotels.net.
More information: Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s F&B Promotions

 

Hard Rock Hotel Penang: Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a trendy hotel that sets itself apart from the conventional beach resort; blending rich music culture, contemporary design, and family-friendly facilities. The hotel boasts 250-rooms and suites, most of which feature beach frontage. The modern structure is completed with tastefully furnished bedrooms and modern in-room amenities. All rooms are equipped with DVD/CD players, 50-inch LED screen TVs, BOSE Sound Systems, free Internet Access, free HD Blockbuster Movies on Demand and interactive IPTV system. Hard Rock Hotel Penang features the largest free-form pool in Penang. With a large play area, the pool is a hit with children. We provide facilities for everyone and a plethora of fun activities and entertainment all day.

 

Hard Rock International: With venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

 

By now everyone should know that Sarkies @ E&O Hotel (Eastern & Oriental Hotel) has the reputation of pampering its diners with great choices for their buffet spreads and this year it’s the best one would expect for their Christmas Eve 2019 Buffet Dinner. Other than being served with international and local cuisines, more delicious yet classic Christmas dishes and desserts would be added to the spreads, making the festive experiences even more joyous and memorable. The promotion would be held on 24 December 2019 from 6.30pm until 10.00pm with live band performances. Prices are as stated in the poster below.

Some of the main highlights of the buffet would include Starters (Chilled Green Tea Soba Noodles Served with Poached Chicken, Green Beans, Nuts, Seeds and Tahini Ponzu Dressing, Salad Nicoise with Grilled Sabah Tuna, Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Poached Seafood, Roast Chat Potatoes with Glazed Pear, Roquefort Cheese and Walnut Salad, Sous Vide Fennel and Orange Quinoa Salad, Pomegranate, Yoghurt Dressing, Baby Spinach Leaf, Homemade Marinated Salmon Side Fresh Dill and Lemon Wedges, Semi-Cooked Scallops Topped With Herb and Tomato Salsa, Galantine of Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Sushi and Sashimi with Condiments, Daily Catch Seafood on Ice with Dressings and Condiments (Lime Wedges, Lemon Wedges, Tabasco, Wasabi, Cocktail Sauce, Kikkoman), Soup served with Selection of Breads, Butter, Olive Oil and Balsamic (Creamy Smoked Salmon, Leek & Potato Soup, Classic French Onion Soup with Croutons), Fish Cartoccio served with Fennel, Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato, Basil, Rosemary, Homemade Meatballs served with Mint and Rosemary Tomato Concasse, Oven Baked Rib Eye with Chef Special Marinade served with Sauce and Condiments (Cranberry Jelly, Giblet Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce, Roasted Garlic Sauce, Mint Sauce, Rosemary Sauce, English Mustard, Horseradish, Mashed Potato, Wood Oven Roasted Vegetables with Peso, Potato Pumpkin Gratin and Yorkshire Puddings), Roast Turkey served with Sauce and Condiments (Cranberry Jelly, Giblet Sauce, Sauté Brussels Sprout, Apple Chestnut Stuffing, Braised Red Cabbage), Selection of Main Course (Fragrant Pilaf Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts, Oven Roasted Marinated Chicken with Fennel, Onion, Tomato and Thyme, Lamb Osso Bucco with Root Vegetables, Slow Braised Beef with Beans Ragout, Mixed Seafood Lasagna, Mixed Vegetables with Herbs Butter, Aglio Olio with Roasted Vegetables, and maybe more)

The desserts served this year are of premium quality as always and the best news is that all the desserts are with the right amount of sweetness to send your sweet tooth craving for more without the fear of increasing your waistline. Cool right? Haha! Some of the dessert highlights are Strawberry Bavaroise, Chocolate Pear Chiboust Crème Tart, Morello Cherry Gateau, Fresh Wild Berries Flan, Chocolate Mousse in Shot Glass, Strawberry and Raspberry Jello, Crème Brulee, Christmas Fruit Cake, Mince Pies, Chocolate Yule Log, Pistachio Opera, Butterscotch Banana Cream Torte, Raspberry Chocolate Mille Feulle, Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta, Mont Blanc, Gingerbread/Panettone, Christmas Log Sensations, Berries Éclair, Framboise Crunch Feulle Bavaroise, Financier with Wild Berries, Lemon Tart, Assorted Chocolate Santa, Macaron Tower, Chocolate Bar, Gingerbread Man with Candy Hook, and maybe more.

There are also some Christmas items for your purchases to make your celebration filled with more festive moods. Here’s the order form for your reference. Please call up +604-222 2000 (Ext. 3602) to make your order. All orders must be made at least 3 days in advance with the necessary payment.

You could also view their other ongoing promotions from their website for November & December 2019.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang (next to Penang Bowl) is located along Lebuh Farquhar. If you are coming from Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah towards Weld Quay, keep to your left immediately after passing by CitiBank. When you see the Penang Bowl building on your left (UMW Toyota opposite), please slow down. Turn left immediately after the Penang Bowl entrance. The E&O Hotel car park is situated just inside the Victory Annexe building. Parking charges would be a maximum of RM6 (weekdays: Monday-Thursday) and RM12 (weekends: Friday- Sunday)

Name: SARKIES @ EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL
Address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-222 2000
GPS: 5.423624, 100.334988

RATING:
Ambience: 8.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 9/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

MAGICAL LAND CHRISTMAS BUFFET FIESTA 2019 AT LEXIS SUITES PENANG

Posted by crizlai On November - 20 - 2019

For this Christmas 2019 celebrations, Lexis Suites Penang would be having its Christmas buffets at two venues, namely Hibiscus Grand Ballroom at Level 1 (Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm to 1.00am at RM138nett for adult and RM88nett for child/senior citizen) and Roselle Coffee House at Level M (Christmas Day Buffet Lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm at RM98nett for adult and RM68nett for child/senior citizen). There is also an early bird discount of 20% for the buffet dinner and 10% for the buffet lunch respectively when diners make their reservation from 1-22 December 2019. The early bird discount only applies to the published adult rate and is not applicable to any other ongoing discounts, offers, memberships or promotions. Executive Chef, Chef Johnno and his team would be crafting mouth-watering spreads to make your festive season memorable. Diners will also stand a chance to win great lucky draw prizes during their Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and at the same time get to enjoy special live band performances. Santa Claus and Santa Rina would also be making random appearances and giving out candies and gingerbread. For more information and reservations, kindly contact Lexis Suites Penang at +604-628 2888 or email to reservations@lexis.my

On top of the usual sections of cold delicacies, Japanese corner, soup, carving, seafood on ice, noodles stall, western delight, hot dishes to desserts, you can start off with a variety of hors d’oeuvres such as Smoked Chicken Breast with Teriyaki Gravy and Salmon Gravlax in savory little bites, different types of salads such as Walnut Apple Salad, Australian Potato Salad coupled with different types of dressing and condiments. You would also be expecting hot piping Lobster Bisque with Almond Flakes accompanied by fresh baked bread, rolls and butter. As for the mains, diners would find many classic dishes such as BBQ Chicken Ragout, Sautee Fragrant Pumpkin with Chicken Floss, Grilled Lamb Chop with Authentic Rosemary Juice, Brussels Sprouts with Turkey Ham and Nuts, Asian style Teriyaki Beef with Sautéed Mushrooms, Artichokes and Pearl Onions for a different filling, not forgetting the highlight for the season which is a classic yet authentic roasted turkey serves with Yorkshire pudding, roasted baby potato, chestnut and apple stuffing, and cranberry, giblet, butter vegetable sauce.

Do check out the “Magical Desserts Garden” with great stuff for all the sweet boost such as House Green Tea Tart, Chocolate Creamy Pavlova, Lemonade Gipsy, Chocolate Fountain, Ice Cream, Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake, Pudding, Stollen, Yule Log and many more.

For those who are gearing up to celebrate the year 2019 and usher in the new year of 2020, Lexis Suites Penang will be having a grand countdown dinner and party on the 31st December 2019. Feast on a scrumptious buffet dinner at Hibiscus Grand Ballroom (Level 1) and then head up to Sky Terrace (Level 24) after that for the countdown party. While you are there, do enjoy the magic show, live band performance, games session and many more, all prepared exclusively for you. Diners also will stand a chance to get great lucky draw prizes as well. It is priced reasonably at RM188nett for adult and RM100nett for child and senior citizen. There will be an early bird discount of 20% when they make their reservation from 15-29 December 2019.

For those who wish to only go for the after-party at Sky Terrace, it will be RM70nett per person with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or mocktail.

Thanks to the management of Lexis Suites Penang for the invitation to preview the Christmas spreads. It was indeed a memorable evening for everyone there.

Lexis Suites Penang is located right at the end of Teluk Kumbar before the main road into Gertak Sanggul. In fact, it’s located just next to the Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood (公巴好友海鲜). The Roselle Coffee House is located at level 1 of Lexis Suites Penang. Just walk into the main lobby of the resort and move toward the right side of the lobby and you will see the elevator there. Take the lift to the first floor and you would see the restaurant there.

Name: LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-628 2888
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am-10.30am
All Day Menu: 11.30am-10.30pm
Buffet Menu: 6.30pm-11.00pm
Room Service: 24 hours
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 9/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Lexis Hotel Group: Lexis Hotel Group provides discerning leisure and business guests with practical and luxurious accommodations across various properties in Malaysia. It is steadfast in offering professional management services for hotels and resorts, and has successfully built a strong, profitable and visible premier niche brand in the hospitality industry especially in managing award-winning unique water chalets as well as pool villas. The brand currently manages three properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and the iconic Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson. Another upscale property, Lexis Suites Penang, opened for business in the 1st quarter of 2016.
About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offers guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every one of its 222 suites. Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The guestrooms feature two king-sized beds and a host of practical amenities in a spacious enclave, with an awesome view of the sea.

 

It’s time of the year for you to experience a wonderful blend of exquisite cuisine and exhilarating entertainment to celebrate your Christmas 2019 at the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with sumptuous gourmet dining, lucky draw, meet and greet with Santa Clause and Ixora’s mascot Hitam San. Table reservations are highly recommended. Call +604-382 8888 or email info@ixorahotel.com for further enquires.

Festive season promotion details as below:

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
24th December 2019, 7.00pm until 10.30pm
Selling price at RM98+ (Adult) and RM58+ (Child)
Promotion: Buy 4 Free 1 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2019)

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
25th December 2019, 12.00noon until 2.30pm
Selling price at RM68+ (Adult) and RM42+ (Child)
Promotion: Buy 4 Free 1 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2019)

There would also be a lucky draw to diners to participate. You may be one of the diners to win a 3D2N stay at Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi, Kedah.

Some of the marvelous buffet spreads during the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner would include oven-baked vegetable lasagna, baked cheese oyster, pan-seared sea bass with firecracker sauce, seafood paella, specially prepared lobster bisque and creamy mushroom soup, barbecued lamb, chicken, beef and flower crap, mouthwatering slow-roasted farm turkey with cranberry sauce and condiments, the freshest seafood on ice and plenty more along with a wonderful chocolate fountain and selection of Christmas’s traditional and contemporary desserts. You could also taste your way through their list of house-pouring wines from Australia, handpicked for your indulgence at only RM15+ per glass or RM80+ per bottle.

Expect to savor the lavish Christmas Day Buffet Lunch too with a fine selection of buffet spreads such as cold cut platter along with delicate main course including the wild honey chicken wing, beef tacos, grilled lamb with herbs butter & rosemary alongside the chef’s special slow roasted farm turkey. Be spoilt for choice of dessert buffet which offers specialties such as Christmas pudding, traditional Christmas Yule log cake, sugee fruits cake, chocolate tart, assorted Christmas cookies and pastries.

There are also some festival delicacies such as roasted turkey with condiments and cakes dine-in and takeaway as below.

Christmas Roasted Turkey:
The Roasted Turkeys come with traditional stuffing, sautéed vegetables and roasted potatoes, making it a complete, delicious and satisfying meal.

Whole Turkey – RM389+
Half Turkey – RM275+
Quarter Turkey – RM150+

Note: Deposit with 3 days pre-order is required and would be available for dine-in or take-away.

Christmas Bakery:
Check out the specially crafted cakes prepared by our talented pastry chefs.

Berry Christmas Cheese Cake – RM89+ (500gm)
Wreath Chilled Cheese – RM98+ (500gm)

Note: 2 days pre-order is required and would be available for dine-in or take-away.

Getting to The Straits Café @ Ixora Hotel won’t be hard as it’s just located next to the Megamall Shopping Complex at Bandar Perai Jaya. If you are coming from the island via the 1st Penang Bridge, just look out for the second exit on your left upon reaching the mainland. Drive all the way via Jalan Baru until you reach the 1st traffic lights. Turn left into Jalan Perai Jaya 1 and you can see Ixora Hotel at the junction of Jalan Baru/Jalan Perai Jaya 1. Drive straight for about 10m and you can see the basement car park on your right. Park your car and go up Level 1 and you can see the café & lounge there.

Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL
Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-382 8888
Business Hours: 6.00am-10.00am (breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.00pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

Olive Tree Hotel, Penang, had again impressed the public for the third consecutive year, with the building as well as the surroundings transformed into a colorful Christmas Land (first week of December 2018 to 7 January 2019). With the theme “An Enchanted Christmas”, the premises had been brightly lighted up with wonderful props of Christmas feels and even a selfie corner within to create timeless memories for years to come.

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends and for the joyous and memorable festive season, Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel, Penang, had set up two specially catered promotions on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day respectively. For reservation and enquiries, please contact at +604-637 7873 to make a prior booking to avoid any disappointment.

There would also be some and Christmas caroling by the Penang Cheshire Home and Glory Mission Church during specific dates as shown below.

For your Christmas Eve feast, celebrate the night with a Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Sukkah Coffee House. An array of buffet spreads of a salad bar, Japanese corner, compound salads, cheese platter, hot dishes, carving station, pasta station, Brazilian grilled and sweet delights will satisfy hearty appetites. The selections of tantalizing Christmas dishes are favorites like Roasted Whole Turkey with Raisin & Chestnut Stuffing, Roast Beef Wellington with Rendang Sauce, Seafood on Ice of Scallops, Prawns and Mussels, Pan-fried Salmon with Dill Sauce and many more. For the finishing experience, indulge in sweet delights like our Christmas Tiramisu Cake, Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise, Raspberry Crème Brulee, Crepes Suzette with Condiments and many more.

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
Date: 24 December 2018
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Price: RM138+ (adult), RM69+ (child aged 5 – 12 years old)
Location: Sukkah Coffee House, Level 1
*Top up MYR30+ for a free flow of beer and wine. Diners enjoy 20% discount on adult pricing for bookings made and paid before 16 December 2018.

On Christmas Day, continue to share the joy of Christmas at Sukkah Coffee House. Combining the use of fresh ingredients with classic Christmas trimmings, one can expect something to suit every palate from our buffet brunch. Choose from an ensemble of appetizers, soup, a selection of cold cuts, or whet your appetite with your favorite cheese to celebrate this special day. Wide varieties of hot dishes include highlights such as Beef Stroganoffs with Mushroom and Parsley, Roasted Baby Potatoes with Herbs and Seasoning, Sambal Udang Bistari as well as the carving station of Roasted Lamb Leg with Condiments and Sauce. Have a sweet ending with Christmas desserts like Christmas Pudding, Mixed Fruit Cakes Loaf, Stollen and many more.

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch
Date: 25 December 2018
Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Price: RM95+ (adult), RM47+ (child aged 5-12 years old)
Location: Sukkah Coffee House, Level 1

Delicious items to look out for would be their Roasted Whole Turkey with Raisin & Chestnut Stuffing and Honey Glazed Turkey Square with Pineapples.

Here’s a peep at some of the items available during the promotions.

The Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel Penang is located just opposite the Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SPICE – formerly known as PISA aka Penang International Sports Arena) along Jalan Mahsuri. If you are coming from Bukit Jambul via Jalan Tun Dr. Awang towards the Penang International Airport (PIA), turn left into Jalan Mahsuri at the traffic lights immediately after you have passed the SPICE. Keep right and drive up until the traffic lights and make a U-Turn. You can see the hotel on your left. Park your car and use the elevator or escalator to Level 2 and you can see the Sukkah Coffee House there.

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Name: SUKKAH COFFEE HOUSE @ OLIVE TREE HOTEL PENANG
Address: 76, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-637 7856
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.00am-10.30am
Lunch (Monday to Friday): 12.00noon-2.30pm
Lunch (Saturday & Sunday): 12.00noon-3.00pm
Dinner: 6.30pm-11.00pm
GPS: 5.327101, 100.279070

RATING:
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Olive Tree Hotel: Nestled along the industrial and corporate corridors of Penang, the Olive Tree Hotel is a Green Building Index (GBI) compliant hotel that boasts easy access to major landmarks and hosts a convenient and conducive environment for business and leisure travelers alike. A 25-storey statement of well profound architecture and hospitality with a choice of 228 rooms and 24 suites, guests can expect not only a functional space that is sure to give the utmost comfort but also a memorable experience. The Olive Tree Hotel Penang is also built to cater to meetings, conventions, banquets and weddings. It houses a Grand Ballroom with a mezzanine gallery that that can comfortably accommodate up to 720 people and 7 function rooms with various dimensions for various events.

 

Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel, Penang would be offering an extensive range of traditional delicacies for Christmas 2018. For more information and reservations, please contact +604-612 1111. All the prices above are not applicable with any other discounts including credit card discounts, EXCEPT if you reserved your booking with the special privileged 15% discount given to all my readers by quoting “XMAS CRIZ”.

Here’s the summary of all the Christmas Promotions available:

The highlight of the promotions would be their Traditional Roasted Turkey with Classic Ingredients and Condiments. Do watch out for the Yorkshire Puddings, Chestnut Stuffings and Roasted Striploin with Mushroom Sauce.


Some of the items would include Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Coleslaw, French beans, Variety of Garden Salad, Assorted Dressing and Condiments, Italian Mushroom Salad, German Potato Salad, Maki and Futomaki Sushi Roll with Condiments, Seafood on Ice and Selection of Sashimi (Tuna & Salmon), Seafood Bouillabaisse with Garlic Crouton, Assorted Roll & Bread, Buttered Rice, Lamb Chop Provencal with Grilled Vegetable, Wok Venison with Ginger and Spring Onions, Baked Salmon Fillet with Herbs Vinaigrette Infused Mushrooms, Beef Steak with Tonkatsu Sauce, Grilled Chicken Yakitori, Assorted Vegetables with Salted Fish and Nuts, Stuffed Squid with Otak- Otak and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Potato and Cheese Timbale served with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Christmas Yule Log Cake, Black Forest Cake, Christmas Stolen, Assorted Christmas Cookies, Tiramisu in Glass, Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, Traditional Carrot Cake, Assorted Fruit Platter and more.

Here’s a peep at what are the items in store for you.

You could also make a special order for one whole bird of turkey at RM338nett (2 days prior booking is required and available from 1-26 December 2018 only). Do check out the poster below and fill up the form as well.

The Swez Brasserie is located at the ring wing of Eastin Hotel, Penang (next to Queensbay Mall). If you are coming from Georgetown towards Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone via Bayan Lepas Expressway, do watch out for the Pulau Jerejak signboard (leading to Pulau Jerejak jetty). Ignore the turning and drive on to the next left junction. Turn left into Jalan Aziz Ibrahim and drive on until you a roundabout. Turn 3 o’clock and drive on until you see a big Eastin Hotel signboard at the first right junction. Turn right and drive on. Park your car at the basement car park. Take a lift to the first floor lobby and you would see the restaurant there.

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Name: SWEZ BRASSERIE @ EASTIN HOTEL
Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Eastin Hotel Penang: Eastin Hotel Penang is a contemporary International business class hotel. Strategically located within the integrated waterfront development of Queensbay, Eastin Penang is adjacent to Queensbay Mall. Its superb location is minutes’ drive away from the Penang International Airport and the iconic Penang Bridge as well as within the vicinity of the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. It features 328 meticulously decorated guest rooms and suites, facing the shimmering blue sea and the verdant green hills of Pulau Jerejak, home to tropical rainforest that is over 130 million years old. For more information, please visit www.eastin.com

 

A DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS BUFFET FIESTA 2018 AT LEXIS SUITES PENANG

Posted by crizlai On December - 1 - 2018

In conjunction with the joyous and festive season of Christmas, Lexis Suites Penang, would be having its Christmas buffets at two venues, namely Hibiscus Grand Ballroom (Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm to 1.00am at RM120nett for adult and RM70nett for child/senior citizen) and Roselle Coffee House (Christmas Day Buffet Lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm at RM88nett for adult and RM58 for child/senior citizen). Executive Chef, Chef Johnno and his team would be crafting mouth-watering spreads to pamper your presence. Diners will also stand a chance to win great lucky draw prizes during their Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner and at the same time get to enjoy special live band performances. Santa Claus and Santarina would also be making random appearances and giving out candies and gingerbreads. All prices quoted are not applicable with any other ongoing discounts or promotions. For more information and reservations, kindly contact Lexis Suites Penang at +604-628 2888 or email to reservations@lexissuitespenang.com

The highlight of the night would always be the Roasted Turkey, Yorkshire Puddings and a variety of stuffings, served with different condiments such as roasted baby potato, chestnut and apple stuffing, and cranberry, giblet, butter vegetable sauce.

Kick off your buffet with a variety of hors d’oeuvres such as Smoked Salmon Platter, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella with Balsamic Reduction, Australia Potato Salad, in savoury little bites that will get the appetite going. Then, it is on to the different types of salads such as Chicago Turkey Salad coupled with different types of dressing which will keep the taste buds wanting for more. To sooth down the throat, they do serve piping hot pumpkin golden soup, accompanied by freshly baked bread, rolls and butter. They would also be many classic dishes available such as Poached Sea Bass with Fresh Drill and Saffron Butter Sauce, Deep Fried Cheese Ball, Baked Creamy Seafood Stew, Homemade Chicken Roulade with Creamy Pomegranate Sauce, Grilled Lamb Chop with Mints Jerry, Fragrant Prawns with Nutmeg Mayo Sauce, Mini Burgers with Salami among others. Besides, one can also indulge in our western style Pan Fried Smoked Duck Breast for a different filling. Christmas would not be great if you missed out the sweet temptations. There would be the Chocolate Truffle Cake, Floating Island with Almonds and Caramel, Lexis style Bread Butter Pudding, Chocolate Fountain, Honey Dew Sago and many more, accompanied by Christmas Cookies, Stollen and Yule Log.

Here some peeps at the dishes prepared by the team to make your dining experiences memorable.

For those who are gearing up to celebrate the year 2018 and usher in the new year of 2019, Lexis Suites Penang will be having a grand countdown dinner and party on the 31st December 2018. Feast on a scrumptious buffet dinner at Hibiscus Grand Ballroom and then head up to Sky Terrace after that for the countdown party. While you are there, do enjoy the magic show, live band performance, games session and many more, all prepared exclusively for you. Diners also will stand a chance great lucky draw prizes as well. It is priced reasonably at RM188nett for adult and RM100nett for child/senior citizen.

Thanks to the management of Lexis Suites Penang for the memorable evening.

Lexis Suites Penang is located right at the end of Teluk Kumbar before the main road into Gertak Sanggul. In fact, it’s located just next to the Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood (公巴好友海鲜). The Roselle Coffee House is located at level 1 of Lexis Suites Penang. Just walk into the main lobby of the resort and move towards the right side of the lobby and you will see the elevator there. Take the lift to the first floor and you would see the restaurant there.

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Name: ROSELLE COFFEE HOUSE @ LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-628 2888
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am-10.30am
All Day Menu: 11.30am-10.30pm
Buffet Menu: 6.30pm-11.00pm
Room Service: 24 hours
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Lexis Hotel Group: Lexis Hotel Group provides discerning leisure and business guests with practical and luxurious accommodations across various properties in Malaysia. It is steadfast in offering professional management services for hotels and resorts, and has successfully built a strong, profitable and visible premier niche brand in the hospitality industry especially in managing award-winning unique water chalets as well as pool villas. The brand currently manages three properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and the iconic Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson. Another upscale property, Lexis Suites Penang, opened for business in the 1st quarter of 2016.
About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offers guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every one of its 222 suites. Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The guestrooms feature two king-sized beds and a host of practical amenities in a spacious enclave, with an awesome view of the sea.

Do hop over to celebrate your Christmas 2018 at the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with sumptuous gourmet dining, lucky draw, meet and greet with Santa Clause and Ixora’s mascot Hitam San as well as the smooth sounds from Nova Band duo performance are all part of the splendid celebrations. Table reservations are highly recommended. Call +604-382 8888 or email info@ixorahotel.com for further enquires.

Do check out the wonderful promotion this year as there are also the early birds deals of “Come 4 Pay 3” with advance payment before 20 December 2018.

The festivities begin with Christmas Eve Flaming Buffet Dinner follow by Christmas Day Buffet Lunch with a wide range of buffet menu specially designed by our culinary experts. For a gastronomic feast, The Straits Café features a marvelous buffet spread including chicken lasagna, seafood thermidor, specially prepared seafood chowder soup, barbecued baby lamb, marinated chicken chop and marinated beef, mouthwatering slow roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and plenty more along with a wonderful chocolate fountain and selection of Christmas’s traditional and contemporary desserts. Last but not least, taste your way through our list of house-pouring wines from Australia, handpicked for your indulgence at only RM25+ per glass or RM100+ per bottle.

Christmas Eve Flaming Buffet Dinner
24th December 2018, 7.00pm until 10.30pm
Selling Price at RM108+ (Adult) and RM58+ (Child)
Promotion: Come 4 Pay 3 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2018)
Book & pay online link (Christmas Eve): https://shop.ixorahotel.com/product/christmas-eve-flaming-buffet-dinner-for-4-adults/

The festivities continue with a lavish Christmas Day Buffet Lunch, opens with a fine selection of buffet spread of cold cut platter along with delicate main course, a pasta action stall alongside the chef’s special slow roasted turkey is one of the many culinary highlights. Be spoilt for choice of dessert buffet which offer specialties such as Christmas pudding, strawberry and praline log cake, apple crumble with vanilla sauce, chocolate tart, assorted Christmas cookies and stollen short bread.

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
25th December 2018, 12.00noon until 2.30pm
Selling Price at RM68+ (Adult) and RM48+ (Child)
Promotion: Come 4 Pay 3 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2018)
Book & pay online link (Christmas Day): https://shop.ixorahotel.com/product/christmas-day-buffet-lunch-for-4-adults/

From Christmas log cake to savory roasts, guest may select from a range of festival treats and handcrafted pastry available for takeaway from The Straits Café. Perfect for gatherings at home with friends and family or as gifts for loved ones.

X’Mas Roasted Turkey To Go
Price at RM480+ per bird with condiments
Pre-order 3 days in advance from 15th to 25th December 2018
Note: As for their “Turkey To Go” with various condiments, you could order the bird from 15th until 25th December 2017 at RM460nett per bird. 3 days advanced booking is required with a RM200 deposit and the item is only available for takeaways.

X’mas Bakery
Satisfy your yum this holiday season with our delicious Christmas Pudding, Christmas Log Cake or Christmas Fruits Cake for RM50+ each / 500gm. Pre-order 3 days in advance from 1st to 31st December 2018
Note: For the whole month of December 2017, you could also order some of the festive desserts as below. 3 days advanced booking is required with a 50% deposit of the item.

– Christmas Yule Log – RM50nett/cake (500g)
– Christmas Pudding 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Christmas Yule Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Fruit Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each

Other than the various spreads of delicious savory and sweet items, you would also get to try out the Cocktail & Mocktail of the month (December 2018) which would consist of “Christmas Rudolph” (Cocktail – RM22nett) and “Santa Punch” (Mocktail – RM18nett).

Here are some of the dishes available during this festive season:

Do also check out their current European Cuisine Buffet Lunch for December 2017 from Monday until Friday, 12.00pm-2.30pm at Straits Café & Lounge with 4 different menus on rotation weekly. Some of the highlights would include Cream of Garlic with Oysters, Prawn Gumbo Soup, Slow Braised Chicken Stew with Vegetables, Braised Lamb with Tomatoes and Capsicums, Fillet of Fish and Potato Baked, Braised Vegetables with Tomato Sauce-Ratatouille, Burnt Cream, Chocolate Choux Puff and more.

Getting to The Straits Café @ Ixora Hotel won’t be hard as it’s just located next to the Megamall Shopping Complex at Bandar Perai Jaya. If you are coming from the island via the 1st Penang Bridge, just look out for the second exit on your left upon reaching the mainland. Drive all the way via Jalan Baru until you reach the 1st traffic lights. Turn left into Jalan Perai Jaya 1 and you can see Ixora Hotel at the junction of Jalan Baru/Jalan Perai Jaya 1. Drive straight for about 10m and you can see the basement car park on your left. Park your car and go up Level 1 and you can see the café & lounge there.

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Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL
Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-382 8888
Business Hours: 6.00am-10.00am (breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.00pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

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