Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas & New Year Buffet 2015 @ Taste Cafe of G Hotel, Penang.

The jolly season is here, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at G Hotel as the hotel rolls out a series of Christmas-themed buffet. If you are hankering after some classic and traditional Christmas dishes, look no further. These themed buffets are certainly not the cheapest option in town but the leading hotel offers a complimentary boozy treat to the delicious seasonal highlights.  

Christmas Eve Dinner
Price: Rm 148 nett for adult/ Rm 74 for child/ Rm 84 for senior citizen
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
*A Free Glass of Gluehwein*

Christmas Day Sparkling Brunch
Price: Rm 138 nett for adult/ Rm 69 for child/ Rm 79 for senior citizen
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
*A Free Glass of Sparking Wine*

Christmas Day Dinner
Price: Rm 148 nett for adult/ Rm 74 for child/ Rm 84 for senior citizen
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

New Year's Eve Dinner
Price: Rm 168 nett for adult/ Rm 84 for child/ Rm 94 for senior citizen
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
*A Free Glass of Sparkling Wine*

New Year's Day Brunch
Price: Rm 138 nett/ Rm 69 for child/ Rm 79 for senior citizen
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
*A Free Glass of Sparkling Wine*

Many Thanks to G Hotel for hosting us that evening.

Taste Cafe boasts over their simple yet elegant Christmas setting (soft but soothing Christmas music will also be played as background), the beautiful setting matched with great food and attentive service add further to the enjoyment. Their Christmas menu features a blend of International flavors as well as some quintessential festive dishes such as Smoked Duck Breast with Fruit Chutney, Raspberry Chicken Terrine, Roasted Turkey with Apple Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Prime Beef, Oyster Au Gratin, Turkey Schnitzel, Beef Osso Buco, Christstollen, Pumpkin Pie, Christmas Yule Log, Macarons and various sweets to justify the occasion.

Gouda Cheese


Seafood On Ice- Mussels, Prawns and Scallops

Cold Cut Platter

Starters were standard, expect to see the customary Cold Cut Platter, Salad Bar, Cheese Corner and Seafood On Ice but we certainly did not expect to find Pine Nuts there. They were nicely presented in a bowl at the Cheese Corner, together with Almonds, Walnuts and Cashew Nuts. Imagine you are snacking on these while holding a glass of chilled White Wine, would not it be the greatest thing to happen in this festive season?

Selection of Barbecued Meat (Minute Steak, Lamb Chop, Bratwurst Sausages) and Seafood (Squid and King Prawns)

Turkey Schnitzel served with Lemon Mayo

Grilled Fish Fillet served with Citrus Salsa

Crispy Chicken with Mango Sauce

Stir Fried Beef with Capsicum and Onions

Roasted Turkey

Roasted Prime Beef

Carnivores are in luck as Taste Cafe has aplenty of meat choices to offer. The live grilling station using Lava Stone will be set up and diners can feast upon the cuts and seafood available. Do not skip Turkey when it comes to Christmas-themed Buffet, Taste Cafe did a great job here. The fowl possessed a reasonable texture (it tends to be rough when it comes to Turkey) and beautifully paired with their home-made Cranberry Sauce; a pity that there were no stuffing available though. All of us were blown away by their Stir Fried Beef with Capsicum, truly a pleasant surprise. The Beef was so tender and succulent, expertly marinated to the right dot; together with the juicy, crunchy elements of Greens, the dish was mind-blowingly tasty. I had three helpings that evening. Other highlights to note are Creamy Lobster Bisque, Roasted Duck and Chicken, Almond Coated Cheese Potato Balls, Garlic Tricolor Pasta with Lobster Sauce, Beef Medallion with Thyme Juice, Lamb Kurma, Squid Masala, Satay, Char Koay Teow and many more. 

Various Dips for Chocolate Fountain

Banana Bread Pudding served with Vanilla Sauce

Tiramisu and Mousse

Christmas Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Yule Log Cake

Christ Stollen

Mango Mousse Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Justify the celebration by having plenty of sweet treats, one shall not miss their Banana Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce; though the Banana flavor could be stronger, we thought that was a creative touch to the usual Bread and Pudding by introducing a fruity element to the dessert. Another note-worthy choice would be Pumpkin Cake, an unusual flavor that swings by; sweetness was nicely balanced with a hint of Cinnamon but the vegetal Pumpkin flavor was not as bold as we would have preferred. Christmas essentials such as Cookies, Chris-Stollen,  Yule Log and Christmas Pudding are aplenty in the buffet spread but probably the kids would like them more; let's not forget the free-flow Gelatomio Ice Cream too. If you have stubborn local taste bud, Taste Cafe have you covered by preparing Rojak sauce as dip to go with the array of fresh Fruits. 

Additional Information:
Prices are nett and inclusive of GST and Service Charge.
Address: 168A, Pesiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours (of Tree Bar): 11 am to 1 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 238 0000 (Taste Cafe)

Map of G Hotel