DESARU COAST TURNED UP ITS SENSES WITH A TUNEFUL TWIST During the 3rd installation of the Gourmet Series

  • 07:12 AM, 4 Jul, 2019


Desaru, Johor, 29 June 2019 – The Desaru Coast Gourmet Series returned with its third installment. From 28th – 29th June, the exclusively curated 6-series dining journey takes place at The Elephant & The Butterfly Poolside Bar & Grill, Hard Rock Desaru Coast. The event transported patrons on a casual yet exceptional gastronomical experience like no other.

Themed ‘A Malaysian Journey: Turn up Your Senses’, the 3rd installation features award-winning chef Raymond Tham, Executive Chef of Skillet At 163 and his Malaysian rendition of Tapas style dining. Visitors and locals alike rediscovered the iconic Malaysian flavours with the unique Spanish dining concept.  

Roslina Arbak, Chief Executive Officer of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd. (“DH1”). Quoted “Each installment features an amazing chef with their own specialties, who will showcase their own representation of Malaysian dishes through ingredients, techniques and presentation,” she added “The 3rd Gourmet Series installment showcased the unique flavours from all around Malaysia in one place.”

Executive Chef Raymond Tham, of Skillet At 163 “Malaysian cuisine is everything to me. Each culture has their own stories to tell and flavours to contribute, making Malaysian food very colourful thanks to our diverse background. We also have unique ingredients in our country that aren't so common elsewhere, which makes it special to me.,” said Chef Tham.

The 3rd Gourmet Series dinner session featured a twist on fine dining, based on the authentic standing tapas dining experiences from Spain. The Elephant and Butterfly restaurant at the Hard Rock provided guest with a unique Free & Easy poolside dining experience that surprised patron’s palettes.

This installment of the Malaysian Journey was the most diverse one yet with dishes ranging from all around Malaysia. The 5 Course Menu included Laksa made with liquid nitrogen, Caviar farmed from sturgeons bred in Malaysia and Beta Truffles re-created with the use of Cendawan Kukur and 24K Gold.

The Menu was curated to help guest turn up their senses through its exquisite interpretations of traditional and familiar Malaysian flavours. Designed to excite and engage, the 5-course meal that embodies the hallmark palates of the different districts through ingredients and techniques.

The Desaru Coast Gourmet Series is part of our ‘ Desaru Coast Live Series’, a curation of events focusing on sports, lifestyle and entertainment. The next event in line with the concept of lifestyle and entertainment at Desaru Coast is the Ombak Festival. The three-day Festival will splash onto the shores of Desaru Coast at Riverside on the weekend of 5th to 7th July from 10am to 10pm!

The Ombak Festival is a unique coastal lifestyle festival, which combines interaction with engagement and learning. Anchored by the notion of play, eat, learn, watch and shop altogether, the festival will be promoting homegrown talent and products and showcasing their local expertise and creativity.  Featuring only the best of Johor, including a wide array of events such as concerts, cultural performances, great local food and fun activities for the whole family.

Located in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia, Desaru Coast provides a blend of tourism offerings fit to cater visitors who crave for culinary delights while on an endless opportunity for escape. The multi-phase development includes the newly opened The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, a stunning 23-acre water-front landscaped retail and lifestyle village called Desaru Coast Riverside, Desaru Coast Conference Centre and two golf courses under The Els Club umbrella; The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course and Valley Course. Upcoming components due to open this year include, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villa and One&Only Desaru Coast. It is easily accessible by land, ferry and air for both domestic and international travelers making the destination a perfect hub to host an array of events of international standards.

For more information on the event, please visit the event page at Desaru Coast’s website. To find out more about the destination and its unique offerings, log on to Desaru Coast Malaysia’s Facebook page.

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