THE Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF) is back, and will take place from Sept 1 to Sept 3.
Throughout the festival month, Malaysia’s premier dining venues will serve special Festival Menus, at special Festival prices.
This year’s MIGF features cuisines from around the world, including Malaysian, French, Sri Lankan, Korean, Cantonese, Italian, South Asian, Western, Asian Fusion, and more.
Among the restaurants featured are Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (Berjaya Times Square Hotel), e18hteen (Crockfords Maxims), and The Olive (Genting Grand).
The spectacular preview event of MIGF, Taste MIGF, will also be returning to Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Centre for one gastronomic weekend on Sept 1 and Sept 2.
Restaurants taking part in MIGF will occupy a special dining area called the Theatre of Cuisines (open from 11am to 10pm), where bite-sized portions of food are on offer (you pay with special Gastro Dollars that you purchase at the venue or the Boost e-wallet) from the specially created Festival Menus.
There will also be an Epicure International Gourmet Village, Master Chefs cooking classes, wine appreciation talks, and a host of other informative lifestyle workshops.
Visitors to Taste MIGF will have the opportunity to take part in a Master Chef cooking demonstration with Chef Sandra Niza Barros, who will be showing guests how to prepare Macanese cuisine-garlic shrimp and Portuguese chicken. These sessions will take place from 1pm to 2.30pm on both days of Taste MIGF.
Barros's special menu for MIGF will be also available at Samplings At the Fourteenth, throughout September.
Taste MIGF will also feature the LuxuryPlus showcase, which highlights the finest luxury options. The Macao Suite at the LuxuryPlus showcase will see a number of exciting activities lined up, including the opportunity to sample Barros contemporary Macanese creations – bacalhau (salted codfish) tart, orange roll made with fresh orange juice and genetes (a Macanese cookie).
At the same time they can check out various events taking place in Macau throughout the year, and test their driving skills on a Grand Prix simulator.