Year-end Dining That’s Easy on Your Pocket

It’s close to end of the year and time for a pampering treat — for the tummy that is. Let’s face it, you’ve worked hard for the year, and what better way to treat yourself and impress others, than through a plethora of good food set in the ambiance of a 5 star hotel. But for many of us, hotel dining are deemed expensive and to some, a rip off. We have to think twice if dining in a hotel will cause us to overspend, or can we afford to take up invitations for a social drink in a hotel lounge without throwing off our personal budget. Or worse still, would passing up those invitations cause us to fall out of touch with our social group!
Business owners will have to work within limited budget by searching countless promotions online to get the best deal for their annual dinner gatherings. And for wedding couples, signing the final contract can mean a rush hour decision in view of escalating banquet costs year on year.
Fortunately, your year-end quest for great hotel dining can turn into year-end joy without throwing your budget into complete disarray. You can keep your money tight and under control by making deliberate choices about where to eat, when to eat, what to order, and who do you bring.

 

1. Impress by dining in gastronomic proportions

DoubleTreebyHiltonKL_MakanKitchen_01You don’t need to travel from north to south, and across east and west Malaysia to get all the cuisines you love so much. And boy, do we know Malaysians love and know their local foods, but please minus the sweltering heat and ordering from multiple hawker stalls. Hotels now enable you to impress international friends or visiting relatives in a comfortable setting where you can taste all types of Malaysian dishes and best of all, they can “eat as much as they want, where they want and how they want”, from appetizers, to main dishes and all the way to dessert.
To dine like this, be prepared to pay a three digit sum per person. BUT believe it or not, a 5-star hotel is now offering all these at only MYR75 per person for their 80 dishes dinner spread! And yes, it is all-you-can eat.
If you love dining in a group, you just got to find out more as this is for a limited time only!

 

2. Beyond Kids Eat Free, find places where your children’s fun needs are taken care of without paying for every single activity

lYou’ve scratched your head far too many times figuring out where to bring the family for that weekend quality time, and it still comes back to the question: how do you keep the children occupied while you catch up on food and conversations with friends and family. Well, missing out on family time has no excuse now, as we present a place that provides you and your children the essential weekend treat of food, fun and games. Here’s a sneak peek:
  • Free Saltwater Pool Access for a splashing time
  • Wii tournament to be crowned champion (with mighty rewards)
  • Movie time to keep the entertainment going
  • Mouthwatering food themes that starts with the words “Safari”, “Chocolate” and “Carnival”
Give your children a fun treat, and yourself some break time, and your pocket a yeay!
Psst… Did we mention Kids Eat Free?

 

3. Indulge your love for fish but gather as a group for greater savings

DoubleTreebyHiltonKL_Makan Kitchen_Giant Estuary Grouper Display with 5 DishesHotels have a knack for serving great seafood varieties, but hardly targeting specific fish lovers. Now you can take away the 5-star hotel setting, and the magnificent Giant Estuary Grouper that has been turned into five delicious, unforgettable dinner dishes that keeps you going back for more. It is a fish so enormous that you will get the table talk going, so plan ahead and coordinate a group to dine together as we’ve got a place that serves this epic fish for only RM1 but only for the 5th diner. What a steal for a taste so delicate that you know every slice will do you good. And what a feeling that lets you boast on a grand dinner experience. Oh, and did we mention it’s all-you-can-eat?
Get hooked now!

 

4. Skip A la Carte. Pay one price for good food AND good drinks!

DoubleTree by Hilton KL_Tapas_11Love to eat everything on a menu, but not feasible to pay for everything that you order? That’s normal! That is why we’re excited to share good news on a hotel that offers 45 tapas dishes for you to eat all you can. These are served in small little portions so you can select what you like, taste them and order them nonstop. And you just stop ordering dishes that don’t suit your palette after tasting. Now add to the table, wines of various taste and colour that complete a soul’s palette, and you’re set to give yourself a pat on the back for choosing smart a dining experience that gives you both good food and good wine, for just one price with unlimited order.
Embrace the unlimited eating culture by learning more.

 

5. Thank goodness poolside dining doesn’t have to be expensive

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur - Tosca PoolsideIt’s Thanksgiving and we take time to reminisce on the good, and the not-so good of 2016 to make better of one’s self. Whether it’s with family or with friends, it is always more heart-warming when you do this with great food and great company. Raise the bar and take it to the pool, and the night becomes more exclusive and impressive, as endless portions of good food and good booze are paired with endless conversations, and constant joy and laughter.
Do not give this all-you-can-eat-and-drink Poolside Alfresco Thanksgiving Dinner a miss.

 

Final word

Hotel dining with 5-star quality doesn’t always have to be a scare and definitely should not be avoided. You just need to find the right offers to gallop your way to dining experiences that not only keep your palettes intrigued, your guests satisfied. But most importantly your wallet tight and healthy with more to spare.
Unbelievable you might say? Keep a close watch on DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur as they “care enough” to bring great value offers this year-end to their guests.

 

Dine & Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus Points

Earn More Points When You Dine at Any of Our Dining Outlets 

Exclusively for Hilton HHonorsTM Members
  • 500 HHonors Bonus Points on RM200 nett dining spend
  • 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points on RM400 nett dining spend
Now, there are even more reasons to dine with us. Be it a quaint Italian meal at Tosca by the poolside, or dining at gastronomic proportions at our award-winning Malaysian heritage dining restaurant, Makan Kitchen, you’ll be spoilt by the array of dining options as we add on Cellar Door with its infamous gastropub menu paired with beers or wines, Axis Lounge for the assortment of creative drinks, and The Food Store for super value lunch sets starting at just RM19.00 per person.
SIGN UP now to be a member and start reaping in the rewards!

 

Terms & Conditions:
You must be an HHonors member or first register at HHonors.com. HHonors members earn 500 Bonus Points for more than RM200 nett eligible dining purchases and 1,000 Bonus Points for more than RM400 nett eligible dining purchases. Eligible dining purchases include food and beverages at dining outlets only, exclusive of tax, gratuity and other merchandise or products purchased at the restaurant. A maximum of 1,000 Bonus Points will be awarded per person per dining charge. Offer cannot be applied to split bills. Offer excludes in-room dining and in-room mini bar consumption. Offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Please allow 4-6 weeks for Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward elite tier qualification. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™, and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions at HHonors.com/terms. © 2014 Hilton Worldwide.

 

 

Winning creation at F&B Masters Pastry Cup

IMG_2916_eMango Calamansi Mousse with Chocolate Bavarois, Chocolate Ice Cream, Hazelnut Coconut Dacquoise and Berry Compote

This dessert created by Kimberly Yeap, is a delicate balance of flavours between the tangy citrus of the mango and calamansi with the richness of chocolate and dacquoise. The result is a delicate dessert that is both refreshing and elegant.

RM34 nett

 

IMG_2958-copyCrepe of Caramelized Banana with Carrot Orange Ice Cream

This dessert created by Kimberly Yeap, appeals to guests with a sweet tooth who like heartier desserts. The delicate crepe is filled with banana and pastry cream topped with fresh citrus fruits, berries and drizzled with caramel sauce. Lastly, a scoop of carrot and orange ice cream tops the dish ensuring every mouthful is a tropical adventure!

RM33 nett

 

 

IMG_2896-copyCrusted Lamb Loin served with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Market Vegetables and Lamb Jus

Slow roasted to perfection, this tender and flavourful lamb loin dish is created by Chef Abdul Halim Jahari and is Tosca’s very own signature dish that has influences from the micro regions of Italy.

RM118 nett

 

 

IMG_2196Café Au Nephelium Lappaceum

This uniquely named coffee is created by Danial Shadizar Bin Mohd Nor Adman Francis as he was inspired to inject local flavours into coffee and take it as an avenue to promote the best of Malaysian ingredients. The roasted bitterness of coffee is balanced with the sweetness from gula Melaka and rambutan fruit.

RM20 nett

 

IMG_2204Fragrance de Gin

Created by Manimaran A/L Muniandy, this refreshing cocktail is a creative mixture of gin, Sambuca, cranberry juice, lemon juice and ginger ale.

RM39 nett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices are inclusive of 6% GST and 10% service charge

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur Participating in SEA F&B Masters 2015

Chef Abdul Halim Bin Jahari takes home the coveted Culinary Cup in the F&B Masters Regional Competition (Malaysia and Vietnam)

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is participating in the SEA F&B Masters 2015 organized by Hilton Worldwide with the competition held across five disciplines: Bar, Culinary, Barista, Sommelier and Pastry. In the recently held Malaysia and Vietnam Regional Competition, Chef Abdul Halim Bin Jahari, Junior Sous Chef at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur emerged as the Culinary Cup winner.

The competition held in Hilton Kuala Lumpur, was participated by team members from other Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton properties across Malaysia. The candidates were required to create and prepare two courses of which the core ingredients were prawns for starter and lamb for the main course. They were then judged on a list of stringent criteria that includes recipe composition, preparation and cooking techniques, culinary skills, hygiene and safe working practices, innovation and creativity, time management, culinary composition and dish presentation amongst others. After a grueling competition, Chef Abdul Halim wowed the presiding judges with his creation, crusted lamb loin served with horseradish mashed potatoes, sautéed market vegetables and lamb jus.

DTKL FlavoursbyDTKL Contents Banners Nov20152Chef Abdul Halim was more than elated as he was being announced winner and in the next stage of the SEA F&B Masters 2015 competition, Chef Halim will be representing the hotel to the regional Asia Pacific final.

“The SEA F&B Masters in Malaysia is all about finding, rewarding and developing the many talented people we have working at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur,” says newly appointed general manager, Mr. Jean-Sebastien Kling. The SEA F&B Masters is an internal competition that discovers and celebrates the extraordinary F&B talent within Hilton Worldwide properties across Asia Pacific. It is about people development and gives team members an opportunity to develop their skills and creativity in a variety of food and beverage disciplines that they are passionate about. Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to career development for team members does not end after the competition. Hotel team members at every level are given access to a world of opportunities to develop personally and professionally through on-the-job training, virtual courses, management development programs, and learning seminars.

We Turn 5 with Books For CARE, Raising 200kg of Books!

The calling was high – to raise 50kg of books to donate to 5 non-profit organizations. But we did it! In conjunction with DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur turning 5, we have successfully raised not just 50kg, but more than 200kg books for donations.

Thanks to a great partner in Avenue K shopping mall, who created space and helped solicited books from their mall patrons since July 1. Internally in the Hotel, we have coordinated departmental book rallies, received books from guests near and far, and gained tremendous support from Pelangi Publishing Group, who donated 30 educational books for this purpose.

As an random act of kindness, the Hotel and CARE committee took it to the streets of Jalan Ampang walking to the beats of street drummers to Avenue K and distributing 3,000 cookies to the public. The spread of cookie love ties to the Hotel’s goal of deepening its presence with its iconic DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip cookie after 5 years of proudly serving our Malaysian, regional and international travelers, guests & communities.