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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Celebrate This Valentine Even More Romantic with Valentine's Acoustic.


With Valentine's Day just around the corner, everyone has nothing else  but only "Love" on their mind. It's on the radio, it’s in the books and movies...it’s everywhere!!

 Love all around so what better way to capture it then a collection of romantic love song that would put you and you lover in the mood while celebrating this season of Love!    

Warner Music proudly presents “Acoustic Valentine"  which was released on the 17th of January 2015. 

Photo Courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia

This love-packed compilation features 32 best-selling hit songs from days of old and new.  With favorite artist, Jason Mraz, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Sixpence None The Richer, M2M, Radiohead, Bruno Mars  and  The Corrs.

Photo Courtesy of Warner Music Malaysia


Looking at the list of artist and the songs that is featured, it definitely turns the LOVE mood level to 100%. 

Wishing all lovey doveys out there A Happy Valentine's Day. 


Written in collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Goat Year Reunion Buffet Dinnet at G Cafe, G Hotel Penang





With Chinese New Year just around the corner, why not plan your reunion dinner with the gathering of families at G Hotel as G Café has come up with a splendid buffet spread that comes with a live BBQ. 







The highlight of the buffet will be the Salmon Yee Sang. It’s time to raise the chopstick and toss the mixture of the raw fish, shredded vegetables, chopped nuts and toasted sesame seeds with a special sauce. In Chinese custom, it is said that the higher you toast the Yee Sang the higher your fortune and luck for the year!



Huat ahhhhh !


As a starter, G Café will be serving Fish Maw Soup along with other choices of hot and cold soup. Fish Maw soup is a tasty and flavorful dish whereby the fish maw is double boiled with Chinese herbs, chicken, dry scallops and red dates. Fish maw is like a tofu and almost tasteless, used for its unique texture and ability to soak up other flavors it’s cooked with. For Chinese New Year this would be an ideal soup to serve for the whole family.



Another mouth-watering starter is the Braised Sea Kingdom Chowder or in another word it’s a seafood stew. Fresh prawns, mussels, fish and crabmeat are braised in a clear broth and then thickened with cream. This creamy with subtle flavors of seafood best eaten while it still hot and for a fulfilling meal, guests can consume this stew with choices of freshly baked bread.



The salad bar offers a wide range of vegetables such as iceberg lettuce, romaine, red chicory, lollo rossa and many others. And it also comes with various kinds of dressings and condiments too.




Mussel Sambal


Chicken in Sweet Soy Sauce


Chef’s recommendation for the main item will be the Fried Prawn Golden Egg with York Sauce. The fresh prawns are deep fried and cooked together with salted egg york, cili padi, curry leaves and together with butter to enhance the aroma. This dish is perfectly eaten on its own or with steamed rice.




 The must have on the dinner table during Chinese New Year is fish. The recommended fish dish is the Baked Whole Salmon Chili Mayo which is delicious and creatively presented. The salmon is marinated with chili sauce, mayonnaise, onion and capsicum and baked to create a fusion dish that will surprise and delight everyone. 

Now this fish looks simply amazing right?



The Roasted Peking Duck is a whole duck marinated with spice powder and then roasted to perfection. The slices of the roasted duck along with cucumber, leek, spring onions and a dash of Hosin sauce are then rolled with the egg skin for a complete oriental dish. 



Each bite of this makes you craving for more.


For seafood enthusiast, the Live BBQ counter is stacked and loaded with Salmon, Cat Fish, Squid, King Prawn, Slipper Lobster and many more fresh seafood and seasonal catch.  Not forgetting poultry and meat lovers, there will be choices of Chicken Chop, Lamb Chop, Beef Steak, Chorizo and Sausages. All ingredients are grilled to perfection, tender, juicy and accompanied with different kinds of barbeque sauces according to individual preferences.


How about some famous Penang hawker delicacies.

Fried Koay Teow


Hokkien Mee

To complement the reunion dinner, our Award Winning Pastry Chef, Chef Tan has prepared Chinese New Year cakes such as the fragrant Pandan Chiffon Cake which is baked using the real pandan leaves. 

Lets have a look at some of the mouth-watering irresistible desserts. 



The must try festive confectionery is the Chinese Pan Cake. The pancake is stuffed with white lotus seed paste and then deep fried. The other sweet fares are assorted Chinese New Year Cookies, Gai Lung Jelly, Hot Tau Fu Fa and many more sweet tooth items. 

Kek Gula Hangus


Maracaibo Chocolate Banana Mousse


Peanut Butter Cake


Assorted Cookies


Green Tea Cake

Now this is where all kids and even adults will be all excited about. The chocolate fountain. Flowing of chocolate waiting for you.

Chocolate Fountain with Condiments

Adorable Cute Looking Ice Cream


On the first day of Chinese New Year, there will be an acrobatic Lion Dance performance at the lobby. The lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture in which performers mimic lion’s movement in a lion costume. Catch the lion dance bouncing on stilts and performing acrobatic stunts. Be mesmerize and if you are lucky, catch an orange from the lion for good luck.

Throughout this festive month, G Lounge will be serving Oriental Concoctions with exotic fruits and spices such as the Lychee Martini, Downtown Beijing, The Good Fortune Cocktail, Ang Pau and Firecracker Cocktails. The Good Fortune Cocktail is a delicious mixture of orange juice, pomegranate juice, Campari, Bourbon, Vermouth and orange peel for a refreshing scent and festive mood. These special drinks are priced at RM 30++ per glass and only available for a limited time only.

Tree Bar will be also serving Salmon Yee Sang along with other ala carte menus and each servings of Yee Sang are priced at RM 38++ for two to three persons. This will be a great venue for an open air festivity with choices of drinks accompanied by soulful music and happening ambience at the al-fresco area.

From 18 February 2015 to 20 February 2015 G Café offers many interesting cuisines with more than 100 dishes including varieties of ‘good luck’ dishes and different Show Kitchen especially for Chinese New Year feast with family, friends and colleagues. 

Goat Year Reunion Buffet Dinner with Live BBQ
18 February 2015 / 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm / G Cafe
RM 148++ per adult
RM 74++ per child
Children 12 years old and below eat for free when dining with parents (max of 2 children)
A glass of Sparkling Wine on arrival
Add RM 35++ for free flow of house beer or wine


Gong Xi Fa Cai Brunch Buffet with Live BBQ
19 February 2015/ 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm / G Cafe
RM 88 per adult
RM 44 per child
Children 12 years old and below eat for free when dining with parents (max of 2 children)
A glass of Oriental Concoction on arrival
Add RM 35++ for free flow of house beer or wine

Acrobatic Lion Dance Performance
19 February 2015 / 12.00 pm / Lobby


Prosperity Dinner Buffet with Live BBQ
19 February 2015/ 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm / G Cafe
RM138 per adult
RM 69 per child
Children 12 years old and below eat for free when dining with parents (max of 2 children)
A glass of Sparkling Wine on arrival
Add RM 35++ for free flow of house beer or wine


Fortune Brunch Buffet with Live BBQ
20 February 2015/ 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm / G Cafe
RM RM 88 per adult
RM 44 per child
Children 12 years old and below eat for free when dining with parents (max of 2 children)
A glass of Oriental Concoction on arrival
Add RM 35++ for free flow of house beer or wine

Longevity Buffet Dinner with Live BBQ
20 February 2015 / 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm / G Cafe
RM 138++ per adult
RM 69++ per adult
Children 12 years old and below eat for free when dining with parents (max of 2 children)
A glass of Sparkling Wine on arrival
Add RM 35++ for free flow of house beer or wine

Oriental Concoctions with Exotic Fruits & Spices
16 – 28 February 2015 / 10.00 am to 1.00 am / G Lounge
RM 30++ per glass

Chinese New Year Under The Tree
19 – 20 February 2015/ 12.00 pm to 10.00 am / Tree Bar
RM 38++ for Yee Sang ( 2-3 persons)


For reservations and enquiries, kindly please contact 604 238 0000 or email to food.beverage@ghotel.com.my

Thanking G Hotel for hosting and for their warm hospitality.

For further information about G Hotel


Wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year !




Monday, January 26, 2015

David Guetta - Listen

Photo Courtesy of Warner Music Malaysi
David Guetta's is back with his incredible sixth album, Listen, which was released worldwide on the 24th of November 2014 through Atlantic/Parlophone and is now available (Google Play & iTunes ). Listen, unites three years of production work with David’s desire to produce records that strike a chord with his huge army of fans and equally, opens the hearts, ears and minds of others. His most sophisticated and unexpected work, Listen is an evolution, with a range of surprises, from mid-tempo new single ‘Dangerous,’ to a ballad with Sia. Changing his production style from creating beats and laying vocals to working in a more traditional sense, this song-based album was crafted from simple guitar/voice or piano/voice, then produced. Listen is about taking risks, and the results are spectacular.

Here is what David Guetta has to say about Listen:

“I could have chosen to repeat the style that has become so successful for me, but I wanted to grow as a producer and push myself to the limit. Try new ideas. Get out of my comfort zone. Create songs that stand up whether played by a DJ, a rock band or an orchestra. I worked with piano, violins, guitars and blended them with electronic elements. It’s also my most personal album lyrically, which is why I called it Listen. Dance too, but really it’s from the heart.”


Having already scored his first international chart hit from the album with ‘Lovers On The Sun’, a track that hit #1 in the UK, France and for a record-breaking 7 weeks in Germany, completing his club-beat EP and the bridge from what came before, Listen feels ready to build on the successes of David’s 2011 album ‘Nothing But The Beat,’ which sold over 4 million copies globally, and GRAMMY-nominated 2009 album ‘One Love’.

Enlisting special guest collaborators including UK songstress Emeli Sandé, who lends her vocals to the powerful ‘What I Did For Love’, Irish three-piece The Script, limitless singer-songwriter John Legend and US rap star Nicki Minaj on ‘Hey Mama’, there are a broad range of styles and influences that help make Listen such an exciting record. In a brilliant close to the album, David also teams up with enchanting vocalist Sia on the heartfelt and beautiful ‘The Whisperer’. Then, literally, at the 11th hour, his Titanium partner delivered the jaw-dropping “Bang My Head”, completing his finest body of work.

Listen also highlights another important element of David’s mission too - introducing the world to incredible new talent. Rising star Sam Martin, featured vocalist on both ‘Lovers On The Sun’ and new single ‘Dangerous,’ is an artist who embodies David’s ability to identify stars of the future.

David Guetta video for ‘Dangerous’ premiered on Friday, October 31st 2014 at 12pm EST on youtube.com/davidguettavevo. The video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, premiered globally via Google+ Hangout at YouTube Space New York. David will be speaking with music expert Bill Werde about his new album and the making of the video, as well as answering questions from fans. Fans can start submitting their questions Wednesday. David will be answering the Top 10 questions from Google+ users with the most +1s. Watch the video of ‘Dangerous’ here.

With David Guetta now also boasting well over 3 Billion views and 8.4 million subscribers on YouTube, an incredible 57 million fans on Facebook, as well as a further 5.8 million followers on Spotify, making him the most popular Spotify artist in the world, fevered responses to the initial album announcement are a testament to the continued love and dedication of his fans.

Listen is therefore not only an extraordinary album, but one that proves David is right at the top of his game. From his willingness to take these risks and experiment with his own sounds, to joining forces with world-leading artists from a host of different musical backgrounds, Listen is the work of a true, modern-day music icon.  But if you ask him, he’ll proudly say he’s just a DJ who makes records. Listen and hear for yourself.

David Guetta - Listen’ track listing

01 Dangerous feat. Sam Martin
02 What I Did For Love feat. Emeli Sande
03 No Money No Love feat. Elliphant & Ms Dynamite
04 Lovers On The Sun feat. Sam Martin
05 Goodbye Friend feat. The Script
06 Lift Me Up feat. Nico & Vinz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
07 Listen feat. John Legend
08 Bang My Head feat. Sia
09 Yesterday feat. Bebe Rexha
10 Hey Mama feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack
11 Sun Goes Down feat. MAGIC! & Sonny Wilson
12 S.T.O.P feat. Ryan Tedder
13 I'll Keep Loving You feat. Jaymes Young & Birdy
14 The Whisperer feat. Sia

Unforguettable

David recently released Unforguettable- an extended, behind-the-scenes film documenting his experiences whilst on a 12-date tour of Brazil earlier in 2014. You can watch it here: http://bit.ly/1rXIuGO

Written in Collaboration with Warner Music Malaysia.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prosperous Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, why not have your family or friends reunion at Hard Rock Hotel Penang as they are all set to welcome the year of Goat with a great variety of Chinese New Year festive dishes available at the Starz Diner, Pizzeria and Hard Rock Café Penang. 

On the eve and first day of Chinese New Year, Hard Rock Hotel Penang will be serving a prosperous buffet dinner at the Starz Diner.

The Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner at Starz Diner features a widespread of cold selection, soup, Yee Sang station, chinese mains, Chinese BBQ carving station, steamboat station and sweets.

Let's see what awaits the diners.

One of the dish that many look forward to will be the Yee Sang and tossing of the Yee Sang. 


Don't forget to toss it HIGH :)
Huat Ahhhhhhh

One of the dish that many look forward to will be the Yee Sang and definitely the tossing of the Yee Sang. The Starz Diner will house a Yee Sang Station serving Sliced Fresh Salmon, Chinese Five Spiced Powder, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Red Pickled Ginger, Carrots, Ground Cinnamon, Roasted Peanuts, White Radish, Crackers and other selected ingredients.

Highlights from the Cold Selection are:

Prawn Dragon Fruit Cocktail. 
Pie Tee with Condiments

Baby Octopus Salad

Chef Heng - Middle


For the even of Chinese New Year, Chef Heng, Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s Chinese Chef will be serving a Ginseng Chicken Soup and Crab Meat Seafood Soup on the first day of Chinese New Year.

Unlike the norm, the Crab Meat Seafood Soup is packed with ingredients. By just looking at it you will able to tell how much ingredients it has.

Crab Meat Seafood Soup

Some of Chef Heng’s specials from the mains are, the fried vegetable with “Loh Hon Chai” and “Seow Pak Choy” with oyster sauce, steamed fried rice in lotus leaves with yam and dried shrimps and steamed fish “Teow Chew” style.

Fried Vegetable with “Loh Hon Chai”
Steamed Fried Rice in Lotus Leaves with Yam
Steamed Fish “Teow Chew” style

Marinated Mussels with Pepper

From the Chinese BBQ Carving Station, savour the roasted duck with duck sauce accompanied with savory steamed Man Tau and flour egg skins. The dinner also features a steamboat station where diners can enjoy a wide range of meat, seafood, vegetable and noodle.



Nothing like mouth-watering desserts to end the perfect meal.
 Hot Soya Bean with Gingko Nuts and Glutinous Rice Balls
Mandarin Oranges 

Pomelo Fruits
Here is a favourite of many during the Chinese New Year festival, the ever popular Kuih Kapit or known as the local Love Letters.
Kuih Kapit

Honeycomb Biscuit


Assorted Chinese Cookies


There is more delicious offerings made at the buffet line. So don't forget to bring you family over for a festive reunion celebration at Starz Diner.

Eve & First Day of Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner
Price : 
Rm 80++ (Adult)
                    RM 58++ (Child 6yrs - 12yrs)
Additional :
RM 30++ to enjoy free flow of house wines, selected chilled juices or soft drinks.

If you prefer to opt for something less traditional, Pizzeria is offering Italian Fusion for the month of February. Items not to be missed will be such as the Dim Sum Pizza, Four Seasons Chicken Fusilli Pasta and Chinese Italian Odyssey Platter.

To reserve seats at the Starz Diner and Pizzeria, please call +604 886 8057 or email fb.penang@hardrockhotels.net.

While Hard Rock Café Penang on the other hand will be offering an Auspicious Platter promotion starting from 12 February 2015 – 5 March 2015. 
The platters are priced : 
RM130++ for 2 persons 
RM195++ for 3 persons. 

The platter features :
Starter – 
A choice of Soup of the Day or Fresh Mix Salad
8 types of Mains – 
Potato Skins, Asam Prawns, Chinese Fried Rice, Sweet and Sour Fish, Tangy Chicken Wing, Deep Fried Chicken with Lemon Sauce, Hickory Smoked Pulled Lamb Sandwiches, Mini Beef Burgers with Thai Plum Sauce 
Dessert - 
Glutinous Rice Cake

For Hard Rock Café Penang, please call +604 886 8050 or email hrc.admin@hardrockhotels.net.

Thanking Hard Rock Hotel Penang for hosting.

 ~ Wishing all a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year ~
 ~Gong Xi fa Cai~

For more information
Batu Ferringhi Beach,
11100 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : + 604 - 881 1711




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