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TGV Indulge 1 Utama Review – The Finer Things in Life

19 September 2014
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I go to the cinemas pretty often and I noticed that the experience is kinda dull. Don’t you feel the same? There’s no excitement to look forward to – just the usual ticket buying, grab a popcorn + drinks, munching in the cinema hall while watching movie and…the end. I was still in this loop…

TGV Indulge 1 Utama

TGV Indulge 1 Utama

…until I discovered TGV Indulge, the first luxury cinema in TGV 1 Utama! Thanks to The Butterfly Project for organizing this Butterfly Girls Night Out to let us enjoy a glamorous and luxurious experience while mingling with the girls. I really had a great time catching up with fellow long lost bloggers. It would be a perfect movie date on Valentine’s day too!

The girls @ TGV Indulge 1 Utama

The girls @ TGV Indulge 1 Utama

There has been many times where I was rushing to catch a movie and didn’t have the time for a proper meal so I just settled for popcorn. I don’t have a choice but to feel guilty for my pity stomach =(

My problem is now solved with the existence of TGV Indulge for I can finally fine dine with my date and fill up our starving tummy before adjourning to the cinema hall for movie. The best thing is, we can even dine inside the cinema hall if we don’t have extra time to spare! Isn’t that awesome?

Chillax @ TGV Indulge 1 Utama

Chillax @ TGV Indulge 1 Utama

I was welcomed by soft jazzy tones with rich purple and silver facade that provides a distinct element of class to the lounge and dining area as I was greeted by the staff. Whilst Indulge is open to the public, it is specifically targeted at those who enjoy exclusivity and the finer things in life. Careful care and consideration is taken to ensure that the cinema experience customers enjoy here greatly differs from the usual fun and “chillaxing” cinema experience that the brand is already noted for.

indeed Laboratories

indeed Laboratories

Besides food and movie, there’s also a beauty product discovery booth by Muse by Watsons with Indeed Labs products on display. I was being introduced to Pepta-bright, Nanoblur and Retinol Reface. I ultimately chose to bring home Retinol Reface with me as it contains 3 forms of retinol to help deliver softer, smoother looking skin, while targeting the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Gotta be prepared to age gracefully right?

My favorite photo taken from the photo booth

My favorite photo taken from the photo booth

Finally got to catch up with my blogger buddy, Choulyin!

Finally got to catch up with my blogger buddy, Choulyin!

Cindy Tong, Choulyin and yours truly

Cindy Tong, Choulyin and yours truly

Before we start our luxurious dinner experience, we headed to the photo booth outside provided by 123cheese and capture down these precious memories. It was so much fun choosing and posing with the props!

It's so rare to see our mamasan, Tammy all dolled up! She should do this more often cos she looked so stunning!

It’s so rare to see our mamasan, Tammy all dolled up!
She should do this more often cos she looked so stunning!

Ms. Regina Robin, PR Manager of TGV Cinemas gave us a brief introduction on what to expect from Indulge

Ms. Regina Robin, PR Manager of TGV Cinemas gave us a brief introduction on what to expect from Indulge

TGV Indulge

TGV Indulge Menu

TGV Indulge Menu

Salads

Pumpkin Salad - Rocket leaves with honey roasted pumpkin, Cherry tomatoes & capsicums, with Balsamic dressing (RM 15)

Pumpkin Salad – Rocket leaves with honey roasted pumpkin, Cherry tomatoes & capsicums, with Balsamic dressing (RM 15)

Smoked Duck Salad - Smoked duck breast served with mesclun greens, Capsicum & skewed with kiwi and balsamic dressing (RM 15)

Smoked Duck Salad – Smoked duck breast served with mesclun greens, Capsicum & skewed with kiwi and balsamic dressing (RM 15)

Entrée

Lamb Koftas - Lamb patties served with green salad (RM 14)

Lamb Koftas – Lamb patties served with green salad (RM 14)

Stuffed Potato Skins - Potato skins stuffed with turkey bacon & mozzarella (RM 12)

Stuffed Potato Skins – Potato skins stuffed with turkey bacon & mozzarella (RM 12)

Main course

Cajun Chicken - Grilled boneless chicken thigh with Cajun seasoning (RM 20)

Cajun Chicken – Grilled boneless chicken thigh with Cajun seasoning (RM 20)

Grilled Lamb Rack - Served with seasonal vegetables & rosemary sauce (RM 28)

Grilled Lamb Rack – Served with seasonal vegetables & rosemary sauce (RM 28)

Grilled Salmon - Served with seasonal vegetables with lemon butter sauce (RM 28)

Grilled Salmon – Served with seasonal vegetables with lemon butter sauce (RM 28)

Dessert

Nutty Tortilla Banana - Tortilla filled with peanut butter, cornflakes & freshly sliced banana (RM 12)

Nutty Tortilla Banana – Tortilla filled with peanut butter, cornflakes & freshly sliced banana (RM 12)

Signature Panna Cotta - Italian cooked cream topped with raspberry (RM 12)

Signature Panna Cotta – Italian cooked cream topped with raspberry (RM 12)

Let's feast and be merry

Let’s feast and be merry

My dinner companions of the night - Cik Lily, Sabby Prue and Mieza! We kinda troubled the staff for asking her to help us take so many photos LOL

My dinner companions of the night – Cik Lily, Sabby Prue and Mieza!
We kinda troubled the staff for asking her to help us take so many photos LOL

We were given bite size of several dishes so we can try more varieties

We were given bite size of several dishes so we can try more varieties

In terms of food quality, I must admit that I’m surprised that the food prepared by their in-house chefs turned out to be quite delicious. Definitely up to the standard and priced decently. It was truly a gastronomic experience. My best picks are Smoked Duck Salad, Stuffed Potato Skins, Cajun Chicken and Nutty Tortilla Banana.

Best dressed girls of the night got to bring some gifts from Muse by Watsons home. Congratulations!

Best dressed girls of the night got to bring some gifts from Muse by Watsons home. Congratulations!

If you fancy a glass or two of mocktail before or after the movie, that’s possible too! There’s a quaint little cozy bar for patrons to chill after a long hectic day.

TGV Indulge Bar

TGV Indulge Bar

After a hearty 10 course meal with laughter and fun as side dishes, we adjourned into one of the two exclusive cinema halls which is fitted with reclining chairs and personalised call-waiter-service to watch the latest sci-fi movie, Lucy.

Indulge cinema hall

Indulge cinema hall

Do you prefer couple seat...

Do you prefer couple seat…

...or single seat?

…or single seat?

Cozy blankets were provided for warmth and comfort of the patrons

Cozy blankets were provided for warmth and comfort of the patrons

OMG! This is so syok! Thanks to The Butterfly Project for this valuable experience!

OMG! This is so syok!
Thanks to The Butterfly Project for this valuable experience!

Got pretty ladies accompany me also - Anna and Caroline =)

Got pretty ladies accompany me also – Anna and Caroline =)

But these looks more tempting la... hahaha just kidding!

But these looks more tempting la… hahaha just kidding!

In the cinema, you can conveniently order your food by pressing on the call button and place your via your personal call waiter. Talk about exclusivity! Food will be served in smaller chunks and neatly presented in a bento box to avoid messiness.

Awesome Nutty Tortilla Banana and Signature Panna Cotta to munch on while watching Lucy!

Awesome Nutty Tortilla Banana and Signature Panna Cotta to munch on while watching Lucy!

I actually quite like Lucy because the concept is very different from the usual movies. Who could imagine what would happen if human can utilize 100% of their brain? If you want to know, don’t forget to catch this movie!

TGV Indulge is opened from 11am with tickets priced at RM 45 (meals not included).
For more information about Indulge and to book tickets, please log on to www.tgv.com.my or via TGV Cinemas Movie Buddy app which is available on the Apple App and Google Play store.

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