Serai @ Life Centre Christmas Set Menu 2012

21 December 2012
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Hello peeps! Christmas is approaching very soon! Are you guys prepared yet? Cooking a feast for the whole family might be a hectic job and it’s definitely not an enjoyable experience to be so tired on a special day isn’t it? Thus, eating outside or takeaway your yummylicious Christmas feast should be the best idea.

With the finest of Western and Asian flavours, Serai offers fabulous culinary creations with home-cooked taste that delight many Malaysians and international visitors. Having opened five outlets, the Group is looking into serving up a variety of great tasting cuisines that makes dining at Serai such a memorable time. One of the specialities of Serai Restaurants is that it offers homemade desserts and cakes. I have sampled their Christmas menu dishes last week at Serai @ Life Centre, KL. The experience was an unforgettable one.

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Serai @ Life Centre, KL
Serai @ Life Centre, KL
Spacious restaurant with cozy ambience
Spacious restaurant with cozy ambience

The Executive Chef and Director of Serai Group is the talented Sabahan Mohd Najib Abdul Hamid and he had the good opportunity to cook for many celebrities in Australia such as Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Micheal Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, and Kylie Minogue, to name a few. He has proved his skills in front of us when he conducted a cooking demonstration of Pan fried salmon with maple syrup and lemon thyme.

Cooking demonstration
Cooking demonstration
As for the Christmas Set Menu, it’s priced at RM 120 per person. Do note that prebooking of 2 days in advance is essential with a minimum order of 4 pax. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% government tax.
For the mains department, there are:

1. Tarragon de paris butter roast chicken stuffed with smoked turkey, Tasmanian double brie served with cranberry sauce (whole bird)

Tarragon de paris butter roast chicken stuffed with smoked turkey
Tarragon de paris butter roast chicken stuffed with smoked turkey

2. Beef wellington with onion marmalade

3. Baked salmon with maple syrup and lemon thyme

Baked salmon with maple syrup and lemon thyme
Baked salmon with maple syrup and lemon thyme
I personally prefers Tarragon de paris butter roast chicken stuffed with smoked turkey due to the moist and tender chicken meat that makes me crave for more helpings. The mains were accompanied by condiments such as Rosemary salt new potatoes, Buttered brussel sprouts, Honey glazed roasted vegetables, 3 style mash and Fresh cucumber salad. It also comes with Mint sauce, Horseradish cream sauce and Chicken jus with roasted garlic dressings.
3 style mash
3 style mash

Cake of the day would be offered as dessert in the Christmas Set Menu. We’ve tried Pistachio Gateau with Mousseline Cream and Mixed Berries, Butter Cake with Coconut Sprinkle and Passion Fruit Pyramids with Mascarpone. Everyone went gaga over Pistachio Gateau with Mousseline Cream and Mixed Berries as the taste of pistachio is intense but yet not too overwhelming. Chef Najib explained that it is because they imported high quality pistachio paste to create this amazing cake!

Pistachio Gateau with Mousseline Cream and Mixed Berries
Pistachio Gateau with Mousseline Cream and Mixed Berries

Butter Cake with Coconut Sprinkle
Butter Cake with Coconut Sprinkle

Butter Cake with Coconut Sprinkle was awesome too! Seeing the cute snowman makes me feel reluctant to eat it up. But once you start, you can never stop! The buttery soft cake is very addictive and the roasted coconut sprinkles enhanced the aroma of the cake.

Passion Fruit Pyramids with Mascarpone
Passion Fruit Pyramids with Mascarpone
LET'S START THE FEAST!
LET’S START THE FEAST!
Serai Christmas mocktail – soda, mint leaves, raspberry, passionfruit pulp and a dash of orange juice
Serai Christmas mocktail – soda, mint leaves, raspberry,
passionfruit pulp and a dash of orange juice
If sets are not your thing, fret not. You can also order ala carte dishes from them.

Christmas Turkey @ RM 350++ per bird
Turkey stuffed with chestnut (+-3kg bird)

Condiments:
Pesto mash
Roast capsicum mash
Cranberry sauce and jus

Honey Mustard Australian leg of lamb @ RM 400++ (2.5kg)
Condiments:
Orange glazed roasted roots vegetables
Mint sauce
Parisian mash potato

Honey Mustard Australian Leg of Lamb
Honey Mustard Australian Leg of Lamb (Recommended)
The meat was really juicy and I love the potatoes a lot!

Seafood Platter @ RM 450++ (3-4pax)
Tasmanian oyster 3 ways
Cured salmon
Boston lobster Termidor
Fresh cold Sabah prawns
Crispy soft shell crab 
Salted egg yolk squid

Fresh Asian cucumber salad
Turkish bread with yogurt pesto dip and roasted capsicum & cumin dip

Now, raise up your glasses ladies! MERRY CHRISTMAS! From Kelly, Charmaine and Polly :)
Now, raise up your glasses ladies!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
From Kelly, me and Polly πŸ™‚ *yay it rhymes*

Christmas menu will be available till 31st December 2012.

Address:
Serai @ Life Centre
Ground Floor,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-2181 6717

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  • Is this the same one as Serai @ Empire?

  • I missed it but the hubster was telling me that the pistachio cake and salmon rocks!

  • so cute! some more got christmas set! :3

  • Looks like awesome expensive food that I'd never pay to try lol. Lucky you! One FC MMA returns to Malaysia in February 2013

  • Food looks really great but butter cake with coconut? I would expect some Christmas pudding or fruit cake, mince pies…or a yuletide log perhaps.

    • LOL I guess it's because coconut can be made to white snow! πŸ˜€

  • Haha! I like the Pistachio Gateau – very well decorated cake. πŸ™‚

    • Yeah very colorful to celebrate a merry Christmas!

  • They have another branch in Paradigm Mall too! These kind of Christmas can see only, cannot eat T__T

    • Aww don't be like that… I'm sure you can afford it when you're working πŸ˜€

  • wow, such a thickly cut salmon! Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family Charmaine πŸ™‚