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Chef Faizal Presents a Passage to India this Deepavali at Essence

Kuala Lumpur, November 2013- Celebrate the festival of lights with your loved ones this November at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel as Chef Faizal Ghani presents a truly authentic and aromatic journey through India.

Chef Faizal Presents A Passage To India This Deepavali At Essence

Deepavali or Diwali is also popularly known as the “festival of lights”. It involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers, are burn to drive away evil spirits.

 

In addition to the lights and firecrackers, many homes are decorated with 'kolam' - colourful decorations drawn on the floor (usually at the entrance to the home) using a mixture of powder from white stone, lime, rice and other paste to celebrate this festival. The Kolam is usually drawn two to three weeks beforehand as part of the Deepavali preparations' that include festive food, new clothes, and sometimes the renovating of homes. The 'kolam' is drawn to welcome Lakshmi, the Goddess of abundance and manifest beauty, who will bestow her blessings upon its many inmates and the people who pass them by.

 

Over at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, guests will be warmly welcomed by delicious aromas of spices will also fill our Essence all day dining restaurant come this November as we feature special Indian delicacies on our sumptuous high tea and dinner buffet spreads. 

 

In conjunction with the festival of lights, anticipate a delightful spice-filled experience as he showcases a delectable festive menu that will surely please your senses and leave you wanting more! Look forward to mouth-watering dishes like Tandoori Barramundi with Lemon Butter Sauce and Mint Chutney, Ajwani Fish Tikka, Tandoori Lamb Leg with Coriander and Mint Chutney, Steamed potatoes served with Mint and Chaat Masala Powder, Tandoori Snapper with Truffle Béarnaise, Lamb Vindaloo and many more! Not forgetting everyone’s all-time favourite snacks and desserts that will leave you craving for more – Aloo Chaat, Sev Puri, Laddu, Gulab Jamun, Vanilla Mille-feuille, Cheesecake and much more.

 

Essence aims to bring about a delightful Deepavali experience, boasting more than 100 delectable local specialties as well as international dishes, including the selection of Chicken and Lamb Briyani Rice, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Honey Barbeque Braised Beef Rib with Mango, assorted Malay kuih and to name a few. Besides the enjoyable local specialties, we also recommend that you check out our Chinese corner, Italian corner, the sushi bar and salad bar.

 

The delicious buffet dinner spread is available at our signature restaurant, Essence from 4 to 30 November 2013, 6.30 pm to 10.30pm. It is priced at RM98++ per person (food only) and RM138++ per person for those who would like to enjoy limitless house wine and special cinnamon & spice mocktail.

 

The high tea buffet will be served at Essence, from 12pm to 4pm, on 2 November 2013 and is priced at RM76 ++ per person (food only).

With visual drama and theatrics thrown in for its interior and food preparation, diners are guaranteed a feast not just for their appetites but their taste buds and eyes too! Against a stunning backdrop of bright eclectic colours ranging from flashy red and trendy black to warm orange and yellow hues offset by a blog hand-laid mosaic wall, the modern and vibrant ambience of Essence is a burst of fresh energy which promises to invigorate all dining experiences – from casual meals and friendly get-together to business meals and gourmand explorations.

 

With a seating capacity of 200 persons, Essence serves buffet breakfast daily from 6.30am to 10.30am, buffet lunch from 12noon to 2.30pm on Mondays to Fridays and buffet dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, daily.

 

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is an urban oasis for both business and leisure travelers seeking the true Malaysian experience and impeccable service.  Inspired by the finest elements in Asian heritage, the hotel takes its place among the city's grandest landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC shopping centre and short walks to the light rail transit (LRT) and monorail service.  Magnificently laid with elegant marble - the centerpiece is most certainly the sweeping staircase from the lobby to the mezzanine.  The hotel’s 385 guest rooms reflect designs inspired by Malaysia’s colourful landscape, culture and people. The hotel offers exquisite food and beverage products in 5 venues, 12 meeting options including the magnificent Nusantara Ballroom and @M event level, Link@Sheraton, a Business Centre, splendid massage treatments by renowned Mandara Spa plus free-form swimming pool.

 

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About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,146 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com