Leading luxury hotel, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur Brings Celebrity Chef Sam Leong to Tao Chinese Cuisine
Extraordinary Experiences with Dining Revolution and Cookery Masterclass
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (February 10, 2014) – InterContinental Kuala Lumpur famed Chinese restaurant, Tao is proud to invite celebrity chef Sam Leong who claim to fame with his expertise in infusing traditional Chinese cuisine with a twist of modern touch. Together with Tao’s award-winning Executive Chinese Chef Wong Lian You, guests are in for a luxurious treat with one-of-a-kind menu.
Available on March 13, 14 and 15, Chef Sam Leong has specially created a prix fixe dinner menu available at RM268++ per person. Guests are invited to delight in an epicurean gastronomy as Chef Sam Leong brings his passion into an eight-course dinner menu highlighting innovative cuisine such as 9 Treasures Sakura Chicken Consommé, Sous Vide Herbal Chicken and Wok-fried Squid Ink Rice. The extraordinary dining revolution experience boasts an incredible atmosphere, exceptional standards of service and top class cuisine; this is an ultimate dining experience not to be missed!
For a small group of 20 guests, this is the chance to get up close and personal with the modern Chinese culinary maestro, Chef Sam Leong. An experience or a gift for the true foodie guaranteed to impress, sign up for the cookery masterclass and soak up some gourmet brilliance as he demonstrates and imparts his skills of innovative cooking. Learn how to create avant-garde recipes followed with a glamorous six-course lunch available on March 15, priced at RM168++ per person.
“As the hotel constantly endeavors to provide authentic experiences for our guests, it is an honour to have Chef Sam Leong as our guest chef at Tao. His talent and skills will definitely be appreciated by gourmands that are in the look out for such rare dining events,” said InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s General Manager, Mr. Phil Riley.
Mr Riley added, “Following Chef Sam Leong’s visit to our hotel to launch Tao about two years ago, we had many guests regularly requesting for Chef Sam Leong’s dishes. Inviting Chef Sam Leong again would be a privilege for us and our guests to have internationally acclaimed chef to entice us with his new inventions.”
Celebrity Chef Sam Leong will be at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur from March 10 to 16 as celebrity guest chef. Guests can purchase copies of signed Sam Leong’s latest biography; Defining A Culinary Icon at any of the events. To make a booking, kindly call +603 2161 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.intercontinental-kl.com.my.
Open daily from noon to 2.30 pm for lunch and 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm for dinner, Tao Chinese Cuisine is pork-free and is designed to bring guests authentic and memorable dining experiences through the revival of traditional cooking techniques, tailored by the skills of Executive Chef Wong, and exceptional menu items. "Tao", which means peach in Chinese, is decorated graciously with bloom of the pale pink peach flowers and features hundreds of ornate Chinese teapots. The restaurant houses six elegant private rooms all named after the dynasties in China - Han, Song, Tang, Yuan, Ming, and Qin.
Famed for his expertise in infusing traditional Chinese cuisine with a twist of modern touch, Chef Sam Leong will be showcasing his latest menu at Tao Chinese Cuisine.
Sam Leong is no stranger to the media as 26 years of culinary expertise and innovation has honed him to be Singapore’s very own celebrity chef. Having been trained in culinary arts by his father, a Malaysian Chef well known for his shark’s fin dishes, Chef Leong has come a long way. From becoming the executive chef of Jiang Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel at the age of 28 to being appointed as the director of kitchens/corporate chef for the Tung Lok Group, Chef Leong has also collected multiple accolades. A trend-setter in modern Chinese Cuisine, Sam has represented Singapore at some of the world’s prestigious culinary events, including the annual James Beard Foundation Awards (1999); Friends of James Beard Gala Dinner (2000); Master of Food & Wine, Australia (2002); Annual St Moritz Gourmet Festival, Switzerland (2002); and the Flavours of Asia event at Napa Valley, California (2004).
His list of accolades includes being named Best Asian Ethnic Chef of the Year at World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and Executive Chef of the Year and Chef of the Year in 2005. He was also named Chef of the Year at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA) in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, Chef Leong was awarded the Five Star Diamond Award and was recognised as one of the finest chefs worldwide in the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and another award in 2009 – Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year “regional” by the World Gourmet Summit, Singapore. Leong has had the honour of serving world famous public figures such as Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, former US presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, and Queen Elizabeth II of England. He became the first Singaporean chef to join Singapore Airline’s International Culinary Panel of world-renowned chefs. In that same year, he made his first appearance on Singapore television, in a Chinese language cooking programme, King of the Kitchens. A year later, he was invited to be chef-mentor for a television cooking competition, Star Chefs 1 in 2006,Star Chef 2 in 2007 and Good Food Fun Cook in 2008. His success progressed into the publishing world when he released his cookbook A Wok Through Time, followed by Sensations, and A Taste of Home.
About InterContinental Kuala Lumpur:
A jewel in the heart of Malaysia, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur offers one of the most sought after locations in the city, making it an ideal urban retreat for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is just steps away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and within walking distance to countless other shopping and entertainment activities. Choose to work in comfort or luxury in the 473 spaciously designed rooms, including 110 newly renovated Grand Premier Rooms that feature modern, earth tone furnishings and state-of-the-art enhancements. Wine and dine in style with a selection of restaurants including the award-wining Tatsu Japanese Cuisine, Tao Chinese Cuisine, Serena Brasserie, OneSixFive and Bentley's Pub. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur also boasts eight meeting rooms and two conference venues to host memorable events from an intimate group of 20 or a large conference of 600 people. Experience travel that is authentically Malaysian as the knowledgeable concierge team will share their secrets on how to navigate the city as a local.
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