* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 6th August 2011.

BY CK Lam

If you are looking for a romantic place to celebrate that special day, nothing beats celebrating it at Sigi’s Bar and Grill in Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort. Executive Sous Chef John Brock, who helms the kitchen, recently created a romantic set dinner by candlelight for two.

The menu incorporates great food in a cozy private dining tent on the beach under the starry sky. The tent is shielded by sheer curtains for privacy and the intimate interior is softly candle-lit.

Romantic Set Dinner by Candlelight at Sigi’s  by what2seeonline.com

Dining in a cozy private tent on the beach under the starry sky

The menu presents an excellent selection of salmon, lamb and seafood with a bottle of sparkling wine or grape juice.

Romantic Set Dinner by Candlelight at Sigi’s  by what2seeonline.com

 

The romantic meal started off with Cioppino and the Caesar salad. The rich, tomato-based Italian fish stew was cooked with a variety of seafood, with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onions and white wine. The seafood encompassed of crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels and fish, all of which contributed to the sweetness of the soup.

Hearty bowl of Cioppino

 

The appetizing Caesar salad had layers of crispy Romaine lettuce, with toasted croutons, beef bacon, anchovies shaved parmesan and soft poached egg. The salad is a smattering of tastes and textures to tantalize the taste bud. The crispy bread contrasted well against the greens mixed with the creamy sauce and the runny egg.

Ceasar salad

 

The salad was followed up with the simple presentation of the Sigi’s Tasting Plate. It comes with a portion of Salt and Pepper Calamari, Kataifi Wrapped Prawns, Seared scallops, Aranchini Balls and Moroccan Grilled Prawns. The variety of seafood is grilled to perfection and the scallops are especially fresh and delicious.

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With the appetites whetted, the first main course is soon served. First up is the Pan Fried Salmon, complemented with Potato Gillete. Lightly fried, the skin of the fish is done with nice crispness. The sides of puree green peas, salsa verde and gribiche rounded up this dish beautifully.

Pan-fried Salmon

 

For the second main course the chef prepared the signature Slow Roasted Lamb Rack. The rack of lamb is cooked to a perfect medium rare and served with Romesco sauce. Perfection by itself, the sweet juices of the meat seeped down to the vegetables it is resting on. The combination is wonderful, and it had the most exciting flavors and provided textures to the whole dish.

Slow Roasted Lamb Rack

 

After indulging in the main course, the granite was served. It came in the most basic form – in the simple beauty of ice.  The charming simplicity of the Granite Balloon gives that wow factor to the dinner. The colored shaved ice in the granite balloon has a pleasant tanginess!

Granite Balloon

 

Rounding up the meal are coffee and two choices of desserts – the Chocolate Tart Candied Peanuts, vanilla bean ice-cream and the Bombe Mango Sorbet, white chocolate parfait, Italian meringue and pine nuts.

Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Tart Candied Peanuts, vanilla bean ice-cream

 Bombe Mango Sorbet

Bombe Mango Sorbet, white chocolate parfait, Italian meringue and pine nuts

 

This wonder romantic set dinner on the beach is priced at RM450.

Dining in a cozy private tent on the beach under the starry sky


Sigi’s Bar and Grill On The Beach
Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort
Batu Feringgi Beach
11100 Penang
Malaysia

Tel : 04 8861852

* Many thanks to Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort for laying on this invitation.

 

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15 comments so far

 1 

Wow, this is real nice for proposal or anniversary in Png! Is this available 7 days/week or only on weekends?

CK Lam Reply:

Just give them a call regarding this set dinner. It is available daily.

August 12th, 2011 at 9:53 am
Iamthewitch
 2 

Oh my, the environment is so gorgeous! Definitely a whole new standard defined for candlelit dinner :)

CK Lam Reply:

I totally agree with you Mei Yee! Candlelit dinner is romantic, especially so right on the beach :)

August 14th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
 3 

The first and last pictures are simply enthralling – I fell in love immediately with the romantic mood! :)

CK Lam Reply:

I fell in love with the place too :)

August 15th, 2011 at 5:28 pm
 4 

Wah this one who go there and propose ah … sure ON one …. A super got feel setup!

CK Lam Reply:

Indeed a great way to celebrate ‘that’ special day, be it proposal, birthday and anniversary..

August 15th, 2011 at 5:56 pm
 5 

Wow, it’s gorgeous ! I like this, so romantic!

CK Lam Reply:

It is a good time to make a trip up Penang, enjoy this dinner package and the plentiful local fare.

August 17th, 2011 at 3:59 pm
senncp
 6 

i am going this sunday!!!looks really nice and wonderful!!

CK Lam Reply:

It would be great to hear of your experience :)

August 18th, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Charles T
 7 

Reminds me of a dinner I arranged for a client in Bali! Glad to see that Penang has this to offer! Thanks for sharing! :)

CK Lam Reply:

You are most welcome!

August 19th, 2011 at 7:14 pm
danesse
 8 

is it expensive ?

CK Lam Reply:

The price is on the article…do have a look.

August 24th, 2011 at 1:10 pm
alicia poh
 9 

It’s loos nice.RM450 is for 1 person?

September 2nd, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Terence Marks
 10 

Hi,
I’m interested with the candle lite dinner. I would like to know whether is it available on 19th Feb? How much does the package cost?

February 12th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Hafez
 11 

Good heavens..
Definitely a good place for my proposal..
I assume the food is Halal?
It’s just the matter of choosing wine or grape juice right?

June 3rd, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Elvin Vijai Mel
 12 

Hi,

I’m interested with the candle lite dinner. I would like to whether is it available on 31 May 13. How much does the package cost, is it possible i can select the menu?..is this until what time.

January 25th, 2013 at 3:07 am
Thubashini Maran
 13 

Hi,

Wow, It’s gorgeous..! I like this, so romantic..! Looks really nice and wonderful..!!
I’m interested with the candle lite dinner. I would like to know whether is it available on 22th Feb 2013 ?? How much does the package cost ?? And is it possible i can select the menu ? Is this until what time ??

TQ

February 5th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
gary
 14 

can i know the price for 2 on the 23rd feb and the menu. thank you

February 6th, 2013 at 5:55 pm
wilson
 15 

hi…may i know who is person incharge? or leave a contact here?

August 29th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

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