The month of October 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling in recent years as the nation prepares for a host of high-profile events, headlined by the region’s hottest culinary affair, the newly-rebranded Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF).
From 1-31 October, the Festival Master Chefs will kick the country's finest restaurants into high gear, offering specially created Festival Menus and exclusive Festival Offers only available during the month.
With the theme 'High Octane Chefs', this year’s Festival promises as much excitement as the two key events bookending the month – the 2016 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix and the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016.
New Name, Same High Quality
In the 15 years since the inaugural edition of the Festival, Malaysia's dining scene has continued to go from strength to strength. Where once the local dining scene sat on two extremes of hawker food and fine dining with very little in between, Malaysia is now a truly ideal foodie's destination with a comprehensive international selection blurring those lines. Service standards and the quality of food have risen accordingly across the industry and today, Malaysia enjoys a unique place in the hearts of many international diners.
Thus, the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival is the next exciting chapter in MIGF's history as we continue to help stamp Malaysia's place on the global gastronomy map. With all the familiar elements that have made MIGF a success over the years still in place, such as enticing Festival Menus, superstar Festival Master Chefs and, of course, the wildly-popular Taste MIGF, the rebranding reflects the ever-changing landscape of Malaysia's thriving local dining scene.
What were once street food favourites are now being showcased in extraordinary new ways with premium steamboat restaurants springing up around Malaysia and exquisite new takes on traditional dishes such as Nasi Lemak and Curry Crab appearing in the country's premium outlets. The exciting list of participating restaurants in this year's Festival maintain their status as the premier league of places to eat in Kuala Lumpur and beyond, as the maturing landscape of the dining scene sees as wide a variety of restaurants as ever taking part in MIGF.
While Sepang International Circuit (SIC) welcomes the planet’s top drivers on two and four wheels, the capital turns into a foodie’s paradise featuring an amazing array of cuisines from across the globe. The international feast includes Sri Lankan, Japanese, Cantonese, Italian, French, Western Classic, Seafood, Malay and even High Tea specialists. Stay tuned for the complete lineup!
As F1 drivers and MotoGP riders engage in an epic display of speed and bravery, so will MIGF Master Chefs create a gastronomic frenzy in their kitchens, putting on a show equally as captivating. Not only will diners get to taste specially crafted, innovative menus, but they will also be treated to alluring offers, elevating the dining experience to greater heights.
Whether it’s a free beverage upon entering, a surprise for birthday diners, a discount for group bookings or special room rates at participating hotels, the range of offers extends far and wide. It’s about the experience as whole, from the minute you walk through the door until you leave again. Whatever expectations you may have had, they’ll be blown away by the level of service and the quality of care exhibited by each restaurant.