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Friday, 30 September 2016

RIMBAYU IJM LAND ~ Host Grand 'Harvest Joy & Unity Under The Moon' Mid-Autumn Celebration At The ARC @ Bandar Rimbayu Kota Kemuning Teluk Panglima Garang Selangor

IJM LAND HOSTS GRAND
'HARVEST JOY UNDER THE MOON'
MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION
Happy Hong Family Of Bloggers
Happy Hong Family Of Bloggers

Mid-Autumn is the time where family gather and reunite to celebrate when the moon is at its fullest. To the Chinese, a full moon symbolises happiness and prosperity. For the uninitiated, this celebration may seem to only revolve around beautiful lanterns and mooncake. But, in real, it is more than just that as the Mid-Autumn celebrations were originally a harvest festival to worship the Moon.

Enchanting Celebration Under The Moon
Enchanting Celebration Under The Moon

My family and I headed over to the Harvest Joy & Unity Under The Moon Mid-Autumn Celebrations at THE ARC, Bandar Rimbayu last weekend for a night full of festivities. There were so many things to do there and it was beautifully decorated for picture taking.

Beautiful Lovers' Bridge
Beautiful Lovers' Bridge

Beautiful Lovers' Bridge
The Lovers' Bridge, which resembles the love story and  sympathetic to sacrifices  of Chang'E to Hou Yi back in the ancient years. Beautifully lit with LED lights, this bridge was carefully designed to fit the Mid-Autumn celebrations theme.

Garden by The Creek and Mystical Forest
Garden by The Creek and Mystical Forest

Lantern Bedecked Gardens of The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu
Lantern Bedecked Gardens of The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu

Absolutely love the view and the decorated garden with lights! This place is perfect for a stroll with the family after dinner while enjoying the cooling breeze. The mystical ambience and multi-coloured lanterns were the key features of this set-up. The forest was filled with lush greeneries as far as the eye can see.

Picturesque Scenery At The ARC Bandar Rimbayu
Picturesque Scenery At The ARC Bandar Rimbayu

Guests were treated to a feast of local delicacies along with a complimentary selection of dainty gourmet mooncakes and fresh pomelos while being serenaded by a Chinese orchestra that played a selection of contemporary tunes. Children were also able to partake in the activities with a special Mini Barbecue area where they were able to enjoy tasty grilled treats.

Chinese Orchestra Performance
Chinese Orchestra Performance

Food Stalls
Food Stalls

There were many food stalls to feed the growling tummies! Residents and guests were treating to local favourites such as fried kuey teow, nasi tomato with ayam masak merah, satay, popiah, mooncakes, Malay kuih-muih and much more to whet everyone's appetite. 

One Of The Stall - Nasi Tomato With Ayam Masak Merah
One Of The Stall - Nasi Tomato With Ayam Masak Merah

My favourite stall has to be the nasi tomato with ayam masak merah. The food was delicious and I have second helpings to the flavourful and spicy chicken dish. 

Colourful Garden of The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu
Colourful Garden of The ARC, Bandar Rimbayu

The night view was even more enchanting and magical. After the mini feast, we took a stroll down to the creek. My family and I spent our time posing for pictures as the garden looked amazing having transformed into a mystical fairy tale forest with the brightly lighted colourful lights together with the cute giant lanterns too.

Mandatory Pose At The Lovers' Bridge
Mandatory Pose At The Lovers' Bridge

The night view was astounding and children were enjoying themselves with paper lanterns and sparklers around the park. There were a few competitions held such as a pomelo peeling contest and treasure hunt. These are great bonding opportunities and perfect ways for parents to spend some time with their children.

Giant Animal Lanterns
Giant Animal Lanterns

There were a few giant lanterns in the shape of panda, rabbit and tortoise for photo opportunities. The children especially the younger ones were pretty excited once these giant adorable-looking were lighted up simultaneously and the whole garden was so bright and pretty!

Giant Animal Lanterns
My favourite was, of course, the giant panda lantern as it matches my outfit of the day!

Uncle Hong, my hubby and I find the panda lantern the cutest and decided not to miss out on taking a few pictures with it.

 More Enchanting Landscape
More Enchanting Landscape

More Enchanting Landscape
Guests were also able to take a leisurely stroll along a series of intricately landscaped, moonlit paths. Apart from that, the guests enjoyed the sightseeing of beautiful Garden by the Creek and the Mystical Forest. Roiling coils of smoke, giant lanterns in all shapes and sizes gently swaying in the wind and strings of beautiful lights bedecked the trees and landscape, offering a host of exciting photo opportunities for friends and loved ones alike.

Attractive-Looking Butterfly Lantern
Attractive-Looking Butterfly Lantern 

My daughter, Clarrisha fell in love with this dazzling beautiful butterfly lantern at the garden and we both spent quite awhile snapping our camera and doing selfies with our handphones that night.

One Happy Girl Posing With The Butterfly
  One Happy Girl Posing With The Butterfly

Happy Auntie Lilly
Happy Auntie Lilly

Mother & Daughter Pose
Mother & Daughter Pose

Hubby & Me
More pictures with my daughter, Clarrisha and husband, Uncle Hong at the giant butterfly lights! Don't we look more radiant under the bright lights?

All-Too Pretty Giant Flower Pink Lantern
All-Too Pretty Giant Flower Pink Lantern

IJM Land has put in a lot of effort to decorate the area and we really had a great time bonding at the Mid-Autumn celebrations last weekend. My family and I will be looking forward to more outing at The ARC Bandar Rimbayu to share and spend more memorable and quality time together as a family. 

Bandar Rimbayu
“Bandar Rimbayu is not just a place to live, it's more than that. When you stay at Bandar Rimbayu, you become part of a wholesome, thriving and welcoming community that embraces the bonds of family members, friendship and fellowship,” said Susan Teh, Sales and Marketing Senior Manager at Bandar Rimbayu. The Mid-Autumn Festival is the perfect time to foster these bonds of community and share a joyful time together with family members, fellow residents, and friends.

Magical Forest of The ARC Bandar Rimbayu
All-in-all, it was a meaningful event, truly touching moments as family members, children young and old alike, people of all races comes together to gather and celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on this lovely and peaceful evening at the Magical Forest of The ARC Bandar Rimbayu organised IJM Land. 

For more information, please log on rimbayu.ijmland.com


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Thursday, 29 September 2016

THE BAR°N Tomahawk Steak - The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak & Weekend High Tea Board Promotion At Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

MEATY HAVEN
THE BAR°N
Pure Indulgence For Meat Lovers
The BAR°N at Pavilion KL
It has been a while since I've been to THE BAR°N. What better way to visit them again but this time around at their brand new third outlet located at Pavilion KL. Famous for their porky cuisine such as pork sausages, crispy pork belly, pork satay, and slow roasted pork belly which I tasted on my last review and this time, I was pretty excited to try out their latest Tomahawk Steak promotion. THE BAR°N has always my favourite choice for their scrumptious spread of meaty-licious steak. lamb, pork ribs and chicken.

Click Here To Read My 1st Tasting: The Barn Pork Dishes Review 

With Chef Marcus Lim, THE BAR°N Head Of Culinary
With Chef Marcus Lim, THE BAR°N Head Of Culinary

Yes, pure indulgence for meat lovers -  The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak ~ The Tomahawk Steak is available for limited-time promotion at The BAR°N outlets @1Mont Kiara, @Gurney Plaza and @Pavilion KL from 1 October till 30 November 2016. Let check out what they have to offer below: 

The BAR°N at Pavilion KL
 About The BAR°N @Pavilion KL

The BAR°N at Pavilion KL is the third outlet under the brand. It comes after the success of its earlier two outlets – Mont Kiara (September 2014) and Gurney Plaza (May 2016) – bringing yet another iconic outlet for wine lovers to imbibe in in one of the most exclusive high-end malls right in the heart of the city, Pavilion KL.

The BAR°N @ Pavilion KL officially launched on September 8, 2016, at level 4 of the shopping mall. An ideal place to wine and dine as The BAR°N is a tapas, wine bar and restaurant all rolled in one establishment offering good food with a great selection of alcoholic beverages from beer to wine to whisky. 

The BAR°N @ Pavilion KL
The 5,500sf bar & restaurant located on Level 4 (Connection) of Pavilion KL boasts a long bar the length of an adult sperm whale. At 17.5m long, it’s possibly the longest bar in Malaysia. It's rustic, cosy, classy interior design sets itself apart from its competitors, exuding the perfect ambience for busy executives to destress, network or to socialise. 

alfresco dining area with stylish and natural lighting
Enjoy the alfresco dining area with stylish and natural lighting by day, good place for everyone to sit back relax and enjoy yourself over delicious food with your family and friends.

old and new world wines
The BAR°N @Pavilion KL carries forth its vision of being “a bar n’ more”, providing guests with unique experiences at every visit. The outlet offers a wide range of old and new world wines sourced from reputable vineyards in Australia, New Zealand, France, USA, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Italy, and Germany. 

Wine Ambassadors are on hand every evening to assist guests in their selection of wine, to pair with their food or simply for social drinking. Aside from wine, The BAR°N offers guests an extensive menu of alcoholic beverages, with fresh from the tap beers, liquor and delightful cocktails.

Gastronomic Choices
Gastronomic Choices

The culinary menu at The BAR°N is also a gastronomic tour de force. Because quality dining is no small matter, The BAR°N takes prides in all it has to offer on its menu, from small plate offerings such as Crispy Pork Belly, Candy Bacon Platter, and Pork Satay (to name just a few) to main courses of Oven-roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs, Australian Rib-Eye Steak and All-American Wagyu Beef Burger.

Tomahawk Steak   The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak RM 288
 Tomahawk Steak 
 The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak
RM 288

THE BAR°N takes its steaks seriously by offering Tomahawk Steak – The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak in their menu, an absolute pure indulgence for meat lovers. Diners would enjoy the Tomahawk, which is cooked perfectly to just the right degree for a tender, juicy bite by Head Chef Marcus .

2" Thick Steak ~ Weighs Between 850gm & 1kg
2" Thick Steak ~ Weighs Between 850gm & 1kg

If you are probably wondering what is a Tomahawk Steak? It's the Ultimate ‘Wow-Factor’ Steak. Named because it allegedly resembles the Tomahawk axe. This beauty is a richly marbled, full rib eye steak attached to a long, exposed bone. Each steak is the width of a rib bone which results in a generous cut about 2" thick. Each Tomahawk served at THE BAR°N weighs between 850g and 1000g – dependent on the cut.

Ultimate 'WOW-FACTOR' Steak
Ultimate 'WOW-FACTOR' Steak
Ultimate 'WOW-FACTOR' Steak

The Tomahawk is cut based on the thickness of the rib bone and is usually 5cm/2 inches thick. A Tomahawk makes an ideal sharing steak for a special occasion or romantic meal, as it can easily feed two to three people. 

As it is bone-in Rib Steak, it gives out loads of flavour when cooked, as flavours are released during roasting to give a sweet gelatinous flavour. An infusion of juices from the bone into the meat elevates the depth of flavours, whilst maintaining a juicy and tender interior. So if you like bone-in steaks such as T-bone or Porterhouse, you’ll love the Tomahawk Steak.

Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello Mushrooms

Served alongside with the Tomahawk steak is the house made herb sauce by Chef Marcus and grilled Portobello mushrooms. 

Tomahawk Steak   The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak RM 288
 Tomahawk Steak 
 The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak
RM 288

Make a lasting impression at your next steak dinner with THE BAR°N Australian Tomahawk Steak. The long bone is french-trimmed, leaving an amazing presentation, and dinner table discussion point. These large steaks include the coveted cap of ribeye so they're amazing in appearance and incredibly delicious. Tomahawk Steaks are the ultimate steak and will set your table for an unforgettable dining experience with your dining partners.

Tomahawk Steak   The Ultimate Full Flavoured Steak RM 288
Tomahawk Steak is a Limited-Time Offer promotion at The BAR°N outlets @1Mont Kiara, @Gurney Plaza and @Pavilion KL from 1 October till 30 November 2016. Make your way now in October to experience this promotion.

Guests ordering The Tomahawk are offered the option of two ~ Specially paired wine at 20% discount. The wines are Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (US) and Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Aust) at RM277++ and 201++ (before discount) respectively.

BAR°N Weekend High Tea Board
 BAR°N Weekend High Tea Board
RM 125 ( With a bottle of Luis Felipe Edwards Pinot Noir )
RM 75 (Without Wine)

Moving on, there's another promotion, aptly named The BAR°N Weekend High Tea Board which offers an assortment of tapas. Be spoilt for choice with these assorted delights with small bites of Deep-Fried Chicken Wings, Coffee Pork Loin, Triple-decker Tuna Sandwich, Cheese Sticks, Deep-fried Pork Roll, Deep-fried Button Mushrooms, Salmon Bruschetta and not forgetting their super-tasty Pork Meat-Balls with Tomato Sauce. 

Deep-fried Pork Roll, Deep-fried Button Mushrooms, Deep-Fried Chicken Wings & Coffee Pork Loin
 Deep-fried Pork Roll, Deep-fried Button MushroomsDeep-Fried Chicken Wings & Coffee Pork Loin 
(Clockwise From Top Left)

 Deep-fried Pork Roll, Deep-fried Button Mushrooms, Deep-Fried Chicken Wings & Coffee Pork Loin
The BAR°N Weekend High Tea Board will be available at The BAR°N outlets @1Mont Kiara and @Pavilion KL from 1 October, every weekend between 11am and 5pm. Priced at RM75 or RM150++ including a bottle of Luis Felipe Edwards Pinot Noir. 

 Deep-fried Pork Roll, Deep-fried Button Mushrooms, Deep-Fried Chicken Wings & Coffee Pork Loin
What I like about the High Tea Board is that it has a variety of dishes to taste and try. Besides that, it's perfect for sharing between 2 to 3 pax and meat lovers will appreciate the generous splash of ingredients. My top favourite has got to be their  Deep-fried Pork Roll, Deep-fried Button Mushrooms, and  Deep-Fried Chicken Wings which I can never get enough of. 

So the next time, when you and your friends are looking for some tasty lite small bites, do come over to check their The BAR°N Weekend High Tea Board and be amaze with these appetising high-tea offerings. 

 Pigs in Blankets
 Pigs in Blankets
RM 19

  Pigs in Blankets
Diners can also get their appetites going for more with their ala-carte menu food such this must-have juicy and tender  Pigs in Blankets. Perfect flavourful bite-sized sausages to go with icy cold beer.

Ultimate Cocktail Party Hors d'oeuvre Candy Bacon Platter RM 29
Ultimate Cocktail Party Hors d'oeuvre
Candy Bacon Platter
RM 29

Ultimate Cocktail Party Hors d'oeuvre Candy Bacon Platter RM 29
Bacon lovers, you will love the Candy Bacon Platter. It's an addictive favourite for many, an absolute sinful treat to eat. The candied bacon is crispy, sweet and salty, making it the ultimate cocktail party appetiser. Men especially go wild over this sweet and salty treat.  

Crispy Pork Belly RM 29
 Crispy Pork Belly
RM 29

Crispy Pork Belly RM 29
Crispy Pork Belly is a choice pick tapas that pair well with wines, cocktails, beers and liquor. Their signature dish is both delicious and addictive with a good ratio of fat and lean meat, tasting similar to the Chinese roast pork aka Siew Yok but with the saltiness toned down.  

 Oven-baked Portobello Mushrooms with Bacon, Tomato and Cheese RM 29
 Oven-baked Portobello Mushrooms with Bacon, Tomato and Cheese
RM 29

 Oven-baked Portobello Mushrooms with Bacon, Tomato and Cheese RM 29
If you are a great fan of  portobello mushrooms, this dish will go well with your taste buds. Savour it once served while it still warms for the melt-in-mouth sensation of the cheesy cheese. 

 Oven-Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs  RM 59
 Oven-Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs
 RM 59

We loved these Oven-roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs. They are meatier than spare ribs, with a stronger meat-to-bone ratio. Well seasoned and marinated with the perfect flavour of oven-roasted pork ribs. Finest pork ribs are baked for a full two hours in the oven to fork-tender with the marinade also helps to tenderise the meat and allows the flavour to penetrate in before it's oven roasted.  

 Oven-Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs  RM 59
Get ready to sink your teeth into the succulent slab of baby pork ribs that's indulged with satisfying meaty goodness at every level. I loved the tender texture infused with a savoury, smoky flavour with accompanying sauce was sweet and sour, bringing out the best in their ribs.

 Oven-Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs  RM 59
Feast with the sights and sounds while treating myself to the sizzling live visual performance of a handsome young waiter as he uses a blow torch to caramelize the ribs. Haha... if you love ribs, and you love fire, then you will love even more an intensified flame 'burning' the baby ribs prior to serving.

 Coffee Pork Ribs RM 45
 Coffee Pork Ribs
RM 45

 Coffee Pork Ribs RM 45
Coffee and pork ribs. Who would have thought that such an unlikely combo? Definitely, an off-the-beaten-path look that goes with the off-the-beaten-path taste. First time tasting this coffee flavoured meaty dish and I didn't enjoy it at all. 

Bon Appetit With Auntie Lilly
Bon Appetit With Auntie Lilly

The BAR°N @Pavilion KL also offers a range of special promotions and events. At present, guests may enjoy Happy Hour from 12pm till 8pm daily (all-day long on every Tuesday), while lunch-goers can indulge in Executive Set Lunch options every day from 12–3pm (including public holidays and weekends) with complimentary fresh salad and soup-of-the-day. 

What’s more, as a family-friendly place, children below 12 years of age will receive a complimentary kids meal with every main ordered. On Thursday and Friday evenings, guests are treated to exhilarating live band performances.

The BAR°N @Pavilion KL
C4-04 Level 4
Pavilion KL
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2110 3223
Opening Hours Daily: 10am to 10pm


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