Cedar On 15
Level 15, Impiana KLCC Hotel
13, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2147 1111
FB : Impiana KLCC Hotel
Business Hours :
Mon – Fri 12 noon – 1 a.m. ; Sat – Sun & PH 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Cedar on 15 to sample some of their signature dishes under the new menu, which features traditional favourites and new creations by Chef Helmut Lamberger.
The award-winning rooftop restaurant and lounge at Impiana KLCC Hotel introduced brand new all-day dining options for guests in the form of 3 new menus – Midday Specials, Social Bites and The Cookbook.
Midday Specials presents a selection of refreshing salads, hearty soups, main courses and desserts perfect for lunch.
For grazing, Social Bites offers diners a selection of light snacks that can be enjoyed at the outdoor bar and lounge area.
The Cookbook offers gratifying culinary delights perfect for dinner in the restaurant’s modern and elegant setting.
It is good to know that the new culinary creations incorporate locally-grown herbs and mushrooms, and ingredients previously unavailable in Malaysia such as the sorrel herb and kohlrabi, a tasty and crisp vegetable also known as German turnip. The restaurant also makes use of sustainable seafood in its dishes such as the Pan Fried fillet of Malaysian Barramundi.
I love this Carpaccio of Portobello Mushrooms, a dish created by Chef Helmut in 1991. The creation of this dish contributed to his team’s success in winning the most coveted award in Austrian gastronomy, the “Chef of the Year, Austria” award by Gault Millau. He has since gone on to reinvent the dish with new condiments and ingredients for an added twist and to bring out new flavours.
For an indulgent and mouthwatering dessert, the Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce is indeed worth a try, along with the Passionfruits and Coconut Mousse Globe that is drizzled with hot chocolate.
Other recommended specialties are the Australian Beef Wagyu Ribeye Steak, Foie Gras “Magyar” (pan seared French duck liver, served with apple-pear compote, Hungarian paprika jus and pomme de terre noisette), Gambas and Garlic (juicy grilled tiger prawns with tomato coulis, sage, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and served with garlic rubbed baguette), and The Big (an over-sized pizza fit for sharing among 3-4 people).
“As a chef, I am constantly influenced by new ideas, trends and evolving palates. The drive to constantly innovate and be creative has led me and my team to experiment with new preparation methods and styles of cooking, and explore unique ways to present and serve our dishes,” said Chef Helmut.
“Throughout my career spanning 30 years, I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to be inspired by different countries and cultures across the globe. With the new dishes, I hope to be able to share my experience and fond memories of the various countries and their cuisine with our diners”, he added.
With the introduction of new menus, diners can now look forward to an array of cuisine at Cedar on 15, comprising classic European favourites rarely chanced upon outside their country of origin, elegant new dishes cooked and served with flair and Chef’s Helmut’s version of traditional favourites.
For dining enquiries and reservations, please call 603-2147 1111 or e-mail [email protected]
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