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BY CK Lam

Georgetown Wines is one of the new wine bars in Penang, located in a charming setting of an old refurbished mews. The wine bar offers exquisite selection of Old and New World wines, ranging from the established labels to artisanal boutique.

The Georgetown Wines is by name associated with wines but food is also an attraction itself, with creations by chef Aldrien Moh.

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On our second visit to Georgetown Wines, a selection of red and white have been selected to accompany the menu.

The evening simply begins on a bubbly note, with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal. The refreshing full-bodied champagne from the French Champagne in Reims awaken our palate for the next course.

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From there, we were introduced to the 2012 Domaine Joblot Givry 1er Cru Clos de la Servoisine. This is one white wine that grows on you. Made from the grape variety Chardonnay B, the dry wine was enjoyable on its own and also paired well with the small plates.

Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 

We had two small plates, starting with the Parsley and White Wine Clams. The dish will lead you to think of clams cooked with chopped parsley and garlic. The added Sauvignon Blanc brought some nice acidity.

This seafood dish can easily be made into a light meal with a crusty loaf of bread.

Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Parsley and White Wine Clams RM24

 

The Spanish Bikini is a Spanish dish of cheese and ham toasties. The combination of white bread with white truffle oil, jamon serrano and manchego cheese was served piping hot. It was appetizing, with the ingredients melded together with a kick of cheesy creaminess.

Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 

We shared the Spaghetti Aglio Olio, a simple pasta dish served topped with shaved parmesan and a good grind of black pepper.

Prepared with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and finely chopped parsley, the added red chillies gave the dish a nice spicy bite.

Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 Spaghetti Aglio Olio RM24

 

The Rosemary and Anchovy Grilled Prime Rib is a true indulgence. While having the right balanced of taste, chef Aldrien also emphasises on the grilling method and resting time of the meat. Cooked to perfect medium-rare, the 300gm 100 Days aged grain fed Australian prime rib has chopped rosemary played against the saltiness of the anchovies.

Served with mustard and asparagus, the evenly pink meat with feisty notes was deliciously moist and tender, and goes well with the 2013 Merlot from Rawson’s Retreat. This red wine with fresh and vibrant flavors displayed varietal aromas of cassis and liquorice.

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Rosemary and Anchovy Grilled Prime Rib (For Two) RM96

 

A final gesture by chef Aldrien was the GTW Churros – long fluted deep-fried fritters. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, the churros were delicious when dipped in the accompanying velvety dark chocolate sauce.

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GTW Churros RM16

 

The evening was an experience to remember, with not only palate-pleasing fare and wines, but also good conversation with Mee Lyn.

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The cellar is stocked full with wines from around the globe. For those looking to unwind with a drink and yummy tasting plates, the sommelier is happy to introduce the wines and recommend wine pairings.

The Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose, Pommery Champagne and Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rouge are some of the recommended wine specials for the coming up Valentine’s Day.

 Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 The Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose with a lovely rose design

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 Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 Wine & Dine at Georgetown Wines, Leith Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

 

Georgetown Wines
19-19A Lebuh Leith
10200 Penang

Tel: 04-262 1011

Business Hour:
5pm – 12midnight (Monday – Thursday)
5pm – 1am (Friday – Saturday)

Georgetown Wines Penang by CK Lam @what2seeonline.com

* Many thanks to Georgetown Wines for extending this invitation.

 

BY CK Lam

The Wine Daddy’s ‘wine journey’ of discovering wines took place recently in Vistana Hotel Penang. I was invited to join in the session, comprising 45 minutes of theory, followed by two hours of tutored tasting.

Hosted by Prakash Ragavan, the ‘Wine Daddy’, the event offers a lot to know about wines. The wine enthusiast with a diploma in wine shared his knowledge and guided everyone through the assortment Old World and New World wines.

It begin with the NV Renaixenca Cava Brut, a sparkling wine from Spain and on to the whites – Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Argentina and Heroes Sauvignon Blanc 2012 from Chile.

Guide to Wine with Wine Daddy at www.what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Tucked away near the entrance of Spice Market Cafe, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Penang, the Rasa Deli has been attracting diners with its delectable selection of Swiss rolls.

The deli offers seven varieties of sweet and savoury Swiss rolls, including chocolate mango, green tea with red bean, spring onion, dill and thyme, and Nutella hazelnut made with tiger skin sponge cake.

Swiss Roll (Switch Roll) at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

Executive pastry chef Dino Wan Teik Boon

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BY CK LAM

The Asia Food Festival 2014 (AFF) is set to kick off with a host of activities for five days from Oct 22 at the Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE).

The festival will feature a Fine Arts of Tea and Coffee Appreciation seminar, Asian Barista and Latte Art competition, Malaysian Association of Hotels Waiters’ Race and Bed Making competition as well as Wine and Spirits seminars.

The inaugural festival is themed Celebrating Our Culinary Cultural Diversity.

Celebrating Culinary Cultural Diversity at Asia Food Festival 2014 by what2seeonline.com

Unveiling logos of sponsors and partners for the food festival

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BY CK Lam

The Tree Bar launching on 11th July 2014 at the ground floor, alfresco area of G Hotel Gurney Penang sees a wonderful addition to the hotel’s portfolio of food and beverage outlets.

Established guests and media were present to witness the launching of the new hangout spot in town.

G Hotel's new Tree Bar Launching and Ribbon Cutting by what2seeonline.com
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BY CK Lam

Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished First & Business Class Lounge at the Penang International Airport. The lounge which is conveniently located on level 3 has a relaxed and spacious atmosphere.

The auspicious launch event was graced by Yang Berhormat Danny Law, Penang State Exco for Tourism Development and Culture, Mr. Wilson Yam, Cathay Pacific Airway’s South East Asia Regional General Manager, and Mr. Arif Jaafar, Airport Manager, Malaysia Airports Berhad.

Also present was Mr. Roslan Abdul Rahim, Cathay Pacific Penang Airport Services Manager, Mr. Clement Lau, Cathay Pacific Penang Manager and Ms. Melody Keung, Cathay Pacific Country Manager, Malaysia & Brunei.

The event attended by invited guests, esteemed members of the Marco Polo Club and media friends began with the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

From left to right – Mr. Clement Lau, Mr. Arif Jaafar, Mr. Wilson Yam, Yang Berhormat Danny Law, Ms. Melody Keung and Mr. Roslan Abdul Rahim

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BY CK Lam

As a token of appreciation to all the corporate clients, G Hotel hosted the biggest Corporate Thank You Party in-style at the hotel’s grand ballroom on Friday, 6 December 2013.

G Hotel presented an extravagant evening with the theme of “White Sensation” with great visual and musical performance by various artists, and lots of prizes, food and wine. The white themed corporate party had more than 300 corporate clients attired in white.

Mr. Michael Hanratty’s (General Manager of G Hotel) welcomed everyone in his opening speech, and talked on the new G Hotel Kelawai which is due to open in the first quarter of 2014.

Jolly Time at the “White Sensation” Corporate Thank You Party @G Hotel, Penang

Mr. Michael Hanratty

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BY CK Lam

Coffee drinking has taken over Penang, with the opening of many new places. One such outlet is Kaffa Espresso Bar, a Kuala Lumpur based vintage themed coffee bar, with its second outlet officially launched in Green Hall.

Invited guests were served with their favorite choice of coffee: mocha, chocolate, espresso and piccolo latte, with some choosing the salted caramel macchiato, which is a beautiful sight and delightful to sip on.

Kaffa Espresso Bar launched its Penang outlet by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The Japan Sweets Fair event held in Isetan KLCC in Kuala Lumpur is a sweet extravaganza, featuring lots of Japanese sweets. I had the opportunity to attend the fair which runs in the concourse floor from 18th October to 30th October 2013.

The event is capped off with the special appearance of Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai who specializes in French cuisine. Another special guests is none other than patissiers Chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka, who has made headlines for designing hats, bags, shoes and dresses that are not only good to look at but also good enough to eat.

Japan Sweets Fair in Isetan with Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai and Chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka by what2seeonline.com

Chef Yoroizuka and Chef Sakai 

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BY CK Lam

From mid-October to December 2013, Dragon-i Group of Restaurants will be airflying the seasonal delicacy hairy crabs twice weekly from Yangcheng Lake located to the northeast of Suzhou, China.

Dragon-i seems to have the China’s most cherished crustaceans recipe for success, having offering the crustacean for the past five years. I had the pleasure of savoring the gentle crustaceans at the Dragon-i Hairy Crab Premium Set Menu Promotion Press Conference held at its Sunway Pyramid outlet.

Hairy Crabs from Yangcheng Lake, China Returns to Dragon-i by what2seeonline.com

Hairy crab from Yangcheng Lake

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BY CK Lam

Diners embarked on a classical music evening and indulged in a feast of fine cuisine and vintages at the 1885 Musical Soiree. The event was made possible through the support from the prestigious Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang (E&O) and Mr Martin Rutherford.

The musical performance at the elegant 1885 opened with a short speech by Mr Martin Rutherford, which was followed by performances by pianist Zhang Chi, soprano Teresa Ong Geok Theng and tenor Sean Ooi.

1885 Musical Soiree at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The mooncake, a traditional delicacy for the Mid-Autumn Festival, has undergone an evolution in recent years in Penang. The fillings of the cakes are no longer just the usual lotus paste, but expanded with pricy ingredients and flavours, such as ginseng, bird’s nest, ice cream, cream cheese, dried scallops, goose liver and truffles.

These modern versions are often packed in elaborated presentable boxes. But here in Penang, traditional mooncakes remain as popular sellers.

Traditional Mooncakes  in Penang for Mid-Autumn Festival by what2seeonline.com

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