HERE’S an apron, don it on whichever way you fancy and make yourself feel at home. This was the welcome guests received upon stepping into the GHM’s 5 Stars Party at Carcosa Seri Negara on a recent Sunday.
With the souvenir apron fitted on and a glass of champagne presented on arrival, there was certainly more to expect from the affair with signature dishes and wines from HM Wines and Wine Cellar at The Dining Room at Carcosa Mansion.
The star-studded affair welcomed more than socialites, celebrities and members of the media as the real stars were General Hotel Management Ltd’s five award-winning executive chefs from GHM’s luxury hotels around the region.
The Chedi Chiang Mai executive chef Blair Mathieson, The Datai, Langkawi executive chef Raymond Siek, The Andaman Langkawi executive chef Geoff Clark, The Saujana Kuala Lumpur executive chef Stanley Cheong Chong Khean and executive chef Laurent Colin of Carcosa Seri Negara took guests on a wonderful epicurean journey with each chef unveiling culinary creations to meet the gourmet’s expectation.
The boutique heritage hotel was steeped with exclusivity as guests were privy to behind-the-scene glimpses of award-winning recipes produced from farm-fresh ingredients into fine cuisine.
Though the chefs and their kitchen crew were confined to small working spaces complete with cook-tops, saucepan and serving dishes, guests were nevertheless treated to a showcase of maestros at work.
Among the delectable concoctions were Banana Blossom Salad, Asparagus Gazpacho, Duck Liver Ravioli, Fish Mousse, Panfried King Prawns with Soba Noodle Salad, together with fresh oysters and an array of cheeses.
More than 120 guests indulged in this rare experience which is set to be an annual epicurean event of the year at Carcosa Seri Negara.
All that the guests were asked to do was to “Bring along your culinary curiosity and a great big appetite and be ready for a smorgasbord of tantalising sensations!” said general manager Carla Petzold-Beck.
To add to the overall feel, celebrity DJ Jay Subramaniam (a.k.a Jazzy Jay) provided ambient back beats for listening pleasure as guests sauntered from one station to the other.
Caught snacking among the guests were celebrities like Ning Baizura and Reshmonu with their respective spouses, as well as Singaporean actor-couple, Lim Kay Siu and Neo Swee Lin (easily recognised for her role as Ah Mah in the ‘Phua Chu Kang’ TV sitcom).
The unique evening of great food, exquisite wines and wonderful company within the confines of the colonial mansion was the brainchild of Carcosa Seri Negara’s executive assistant manager, Caroline Filtzinger
Source : STAR
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