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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL 2014 MIGF - The Festival Awards & Celebration Party Grand Finale – Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur


After a hectic month of dining and spectacular Festival events - set to the theme of ‘Red Hot Chefs!’ - it was time for the hard working 28 premier restaurants to let their hair down, enjoy the camaraderie of their peers and be feted at the traditional MIGF Awards and Celebration Party. 


Attended by over 1,000 VIPs including royalty, 23 foreign Ambassadors, celebrities, captains of industry and international food writers, the MIGF Awards and Celebration Party signaling the finale of the 14th Malaysia International Gourmet Festival MIGF 2014 was an explosive affair with smoke, flame, red hot dancers, magical tricks and glittering awards ceremonies at the Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur last Thursday evening. 


The event began with fearless fire-breathers entering the atrium twirling flaming batons and swallowing flames whole. The Festival Chefs then arrived on the stage with much fanfare presenting a picture of happy camaraderie until suddenly eight 'chefs' broke forward, threw off their chefs' garbs and transformed into red hot dancers. The crowd burst into excited applause!


It was the restaurants' night off and courtesy of the Vision Four Media Group, Festival restaurants and guests enjoyed the best of traditional cuisine from each state of Malaysia. A lively Latin band, energetic salsa dancers and free-flowing drinks made sure it was a long night of continuous revelry.


Six restaurants made the final cut for the Golden Cauldron Award – given to the best all round restaurant of the Festival - but at the end of the evening it was Chef Nathalie Arbefeuille of Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie who raised the gleaming trophy high, setting a new record by being the first female chef and the first non-hotel based restaurant to claim the Festival's ultimate prize. 

In addition to Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, the finalists for the Golden Cauldron Award were La Scala, Marini’s on 57, Tanzini, Ten Japanese Fine Dining and The Olive.


Four Special MIGF Awards were also presented: The prestigious award for ‘Most Popular Restaurant at the VIP Gala Launch’ was won by Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie based on portions and value sold. ‘The Most Popular Overall Restaurant at Taste MIGF’, this time by public response, was won by Ten Japanese Fine Dining. The award for ‘The Most Outstanding Marketing of the Festival’ was won by Resorts World Genting; while Westin Langkawi’s Seasonal Tastes won the award for ‘The Most Outstanding Overall Festival Experience’; Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam of Samplings on the Fourteenth was voted by his fellow chefs as ‘Chef Congeniality’ - the most popular chef of MIGF 2014.


MIGF 2014 was sponsored by Tourism Malaysia with The Vision Four Media Group as the Principal Festival Partner. The Official Imaging Partner was Fujifilm Malaysia and Official Beer, Kronenbourg 1664. The Festival Media Partners were Astro, Asian Food Channel, Astro Radio, Seni Jaya, Vision Four and Vision KL.


The MIGF Awards and Celebration Party is a rare time, not only for the Festival Chefs, but also for the restaurant management, kitchen, and service staff to enjoy the limelight due to their traditional behind-the-scenes roles. “Everyone involved in MIGF is a winner. Everyone deserves a medal. It has been a privilege to work with all of you!” declared the Organising Chairman, Dato’ Steve Day. 


Awards were given for creativity, innovation, presentation and value of the Festival Menu, quality of service, effective marketing strategies, best use of the Festival theme, best restaurant station designs and the number of Taste Sovereigns and Gourmet Dollars collected and portions sold during the Gala Launch and Taste MIGF.


Full List of Award Winners MIGF2014

Golden Cauldron Award for the Best All-Round Restaurant 2014
Overall Winner: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie
Winners: La Scala, Marini’s on 57, Tanzini, Ten Japanese Fine Dining, The Olive

Chef Congeniality 2014
Winner: Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam

Special MIGF Festival Awards 
Most Popular Overall Restaurant at the VIP Gala Launch
Winner: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie

Most Popular Overall Restaurant at Taste MIGF
Award Winner: Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Most Outstanding Marketing of the Festival 
Award Winner: Resorts World Genting

Most Outstanding Overall Festival Experience
Award Winner: Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Langkawi

Most Popular Restaurants 
Most Popular Restaurant at the VIP Gala Launch Taste Sovereigns Collected
Winners: Chambers, Chynna, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Imperial Rama, Marble 8, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Most Popular Restaurant at the VIP Gala Launch Portions Sold
Winners: Charcoal, Chynna, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Imperial Rama, Samplings on the Fourteenth, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF Gourmet Dollars Collected 
Winners: Chambers, Graze, Grill 582, La Scala, Minori, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF Portions Sold 
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Minori, Nerovivo, Samplings on the Fourteenth, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Taste MIGF Awards - Judges’ Choice 
Most Creative Restaurant Station at Taste MIGF
Winners: Hilton KL, NEO Tamarind, Resorts World Genting, Signature by the Hill, Tanzini, The Marini’s Group

Most Creative Food Presentation at Taste MIGF
Winners: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, La Scala, Marble 8, Nook, Seasonal Tastes, Signature by the Hill

Most Innovative Cuisine at Taste MIGF
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, La Scala, Marini’s on 57, Nook, Tanzini

Taste MIGF Awards – People’s Choice 
Most Creative Restaurant Station at the Taste MIGF
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Hilton KL, Nook, Resorts World Genting, The Marini’s Group, Zender’s Bar & Grill 

Most Creative Food Presentation at Taste MIGF
Winners: Graze, Marini’s on 57, NEO Tamarind, Nook, Seasonal Tastes, Tanzini

Most Innovative Cuisine at Taste MIGF
Winners: Imperial Rama, La Scala, NEO Tamarind, Tanzini, Ten Japanese Fine Dining, The Olive


Festival Awards - Judges’ Choice 
Best Marketed Restaurant
Winners: Dynasty/Sagano (Renaissance KL Hotel), Imperial Rama/LTITUDE/The Olive (Resorts World Genting), Seasonal Tastes (Westin Langkawi), Signature by the Hill, Tanzini, Bunga Emas/ L’Heritage (The Royale Chulan KL)

Best Value Menu of the Festival
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Bunga Emas, Charcoal, Chynna, Dynasty, L’Heritage

Most Creative Menu of the Festival
Winners: Bunga Emas, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Marini’s on 57, Tanzini, Ten Japanese Fine Dining, The Olive

Best Festival Offers
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Charcoal, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Dynasty, Tanzini,Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Festival Awards - Diners’ Choice 
Best Festival Dining Experience 
Winners: Hilton KL, La Scala, LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Marble 8, Marini’s on 57, Seasonal Tastes, Tanzini, The Olive

Most Outstanding Service Team of the Festival
Winners: Bunga Emas, Charcoal, Hilton KL, LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Renaissance KL Hotel, Samplings on the Fourteenth, Seasonal Tastes, The Olive

Most Outstanding Canapés of the Festival
Winners: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, Grill 582, LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Maison Francaise, Ten Japanese Fine Dining, The Olive

Most Outstanding Soup of the Festival
Winners: Dynasty, Imperial Rama, L’Heritage, Maison Francaise, Marble 8, Samplings on the Fourteenth

Most Outstanding Palate Cleanser of the Festival
Winners: Bunga Emas, Graze, Grill 582, La Scala, L’Heritage, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Most Outstanding Starter/Appetiser (Warm) of the Festival
Winners: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, La Scala, LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Marini’s on 57, Samplings on the Fourteenth, Zender’s

Most Outstanding Starter/Appetiser (Cold) of the Festival
Winners: NEO Tamarind, Nook, Samplings on the Fourteenth, Tanzini, Ten Japanese Fine Dining, The Olive

Most Outstanding Mains of the Festival – Meat
Winners: Chambers, Chynna, Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, La Scala, Marble 8, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Most Outstanding Mains of the Festival – Fish/Poultry
Winners: Charcoal, Dynasty, Imperial Rama, Marini’s on 57, Sagano, The Olive

Most outstanding Mains – Others
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Chynna, La Scala, Marble 8, Marini's on 57, Nerovivo 

Most Outstanding Dessert of the Festival
Winners: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, La Scala, LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Marini’s on  57 L’Heritage, Minori

Most Outstanding Wine Pairing
Winners: Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie, La Scala, Maison Française, Marini’s on 57, Seasonal Tastes, The Olive

Best Value Menu of the Festival
Winners: Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Chynna, Dynasty, L’Heritage, Seasonal Tastes, Ten Japanese Fine Dining

Best Use of Festival Theme
Winners: Bunga Emas, L’Heritage, Nerovivo, Seasonal Tastes, Samplings on the Fourteenth, The Olive

Best Restaurant Ambiance
Winners: Chambers Bar & Grill, Chynna, LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Marble 8, Marini’s on 57, Tanzini

Sunday, 28 September 2014

MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL - MIGF 2014 - TASTE MIGF REVIEW BEST RESTAURANT TO EAT

MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL - MIGF 2014 - TASTE MIGF REVIEW BEST RESTAURANT TO EAT


Best Restaurant To Eat got a special VIP invitation to attend the GALA LAUNCH of the TasteMIGF and MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL - MIGF 2014 held on the 26th September 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Hall.


It is one of the most anticipated Gourmet Food event of the year where there are 28 participating restaurant at this year event.


In conjunction with the launch is the TASTE MIGF which is held from 26th to 28th September 2014, the TASTE MIGF gives the opportunity to food lovers the opportunity to taste the Gourmet food offering from these participating restaurant thru a program called SUPER GOURMET SAFARI by using GOURMET DOLLARS to taste bite size GOURMET sampling creations.


We were honoured to be the judges for the best and most creative restaurant for this event. The evening started out with us having the first round taste of all the best GOURMET dishes under one roof at the THEATRE OF CUISINE. 


We were indeed impressed by the elaborate setup of all the restaurants in the THEATRES OF CUISINE. Never in our mind that we have the opportunity to taste so many dishes at one go. Each of the participating restaurant serves at least 3 of their signature dishes by the HOT CHEF of each of the restaurant .


The cuisines serves ranges from the Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, International and so forth. Details of all the participating restaurant are highlighted as below.


Due to the numerous best gourmet dishes that we had to sampled for the night, the following are my top choice.


1. Dynasty -Whole Chilled Abalone


2.  Grill 582 -  Grilled Australian Short Rib 100 Days Grain Fed Homemade Smokey BBQ Sauce


3. Minori Japanese Restaurant - Salmon Sashimi


4. Chambers Bar and Grill - Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Beef


5. Nerovivo - Pizza Bufalina


6. Minori Japanese Restaurant -Hiyashi Maki


7. Chambers Bar And Grill - Robatayaki Grilled Baby Snapper Fillet

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT  
MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL - MIGF 2014

No


Restaurant

Type Of Cuisine

1

Aliyaa Island Restaurant and Bar

Sri Langkan Cuisine

2

Bunga Emas Malay 

Fine Dining 

3

L’Heritage

French Contemporary 

4

Minori Japanese Restaurant 

Japanese Cuisine 

5

Chambers Bar and Grill

Open Grill 

6

Chynna

Cantonese Cuisine 

7

Graze

European Cuisine 

8

Charcoal

Open Grill 

9

Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie 

French Cuisine 

10

Dynasty 

Cantonese and Sichuan Cuisine

11

Sagano

Japanese Cuisine 

12

Grill 582

Classic European 

13

Imperial Rama

Thai and Chinese Cuisine 

14

LTITUDE Restaurant

Bar & Lounge Western & Japanese Cuisine

15

The Olive 

Western Continental Cuisine

16

La Scala 

Italian Cuisine 

17

Maison Francaise 

French Modern Cuisine 

18

Marble 8

Western Cuisine 

19

Marini’s On 57 

Italian Cuisine 

20

NEO Tamarind 

Modern Thai Cuisine 

21

Nerovivo

Italian Cuisine 

22

Nook

Asian & International Cuisine

23

Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant

Western Classic Cuisine 

24

Seasonal Tastes

International Cuisine 

25

Signature By the Hill 

Asian & International Fusion

26

Tanzini 

European Modern Cuisine 

27

Ten Japanese Fine Dining 

Japanese Cuisine 

28

Zender’s Restaurant & Bar 

European Modern Cuisine 




To celebrate Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2014 - from  1st October 2014 to 31st October 2014, each of the participating restaurant will offer a special Festival Menu for Gourmet Food Lovers to savour upon. for more information, you can view at http://www.migf.com/offers-list/2014