Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2013 Closing Ceremony Party @ Kenanga Fashion Mall

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Hello again. Just 2 weeks ago, I was invited to the closing ceremony party of MIGF 2013 that was held in Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (MIGF 2013 Part 2). The purpose of this ceremony was to commemorate the 'Cool Chefs' that had put in plenty of effort and making the MIGF 2013 a great success. Their culinary skills, expertise, restaurant hospitality and booth design were remarkable. The food was absolutely delightful and divine, the stage was lively and everyone was having a good time. Visitors were then given a piece of paper to vote on their favourite restaurants according to the given title.


Kronenbourg 1664 was the official beer of MIGF 2013 and they had their ladies stood by the entrance, welcoming guests.


A bottle to myself.


The entire hall!


Registration counter.


VIPs & guests entrance.


Cupcakes and Macaroons! Lovely and vibrant colours!


Zurich Insurance, the official insurance partner of MIGF 2013!


Within the Zurich Insurance's gift box was two Lindt chocolate balls. Amazingly sweet, melts in your mouth and pure choc-gasm.

Nestle's La Cremeria ice cream and their 3 friendly ladies.


Landrover was the official car of MIGF 2013! (I love the Range Rover btw)


U-Mobile, the official mobile partner of MIGF 2013!


Belvedere Vodka and its bartender doing some stunts. 

Wine, beer, juices and Monte Verde Natural Spring Water! There were two booths like these that served variety of beverages.


More cupcakes!


Asam Laksa, a Malaysian delicacy.


Fried Omelette freshly made on the spot.


I do not remember what this was but I believe its also another form of omellete.


Durian king; lots of different durian pastries.


Grilled Stingray.


Roti Canai.


Nescafe Gold.


Roasted Lamb! 


The crowd and the VIP. 


Performances.


The 'Cool Chefs' with Dato' Steve. He did an amazing magic performance too!


The award giving session! 

Below are the categories in which individual restaurants have won and the list of participating restaurants.

MIGF2013 FESTIVAL AWARDS
List of Winners by Restaurants

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur (16)
Lai Po Heen
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Soup
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF

Mandarin Grill
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Creative Restaurant Ambience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Service Team
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert
Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF
Best Overall Restaurant - Golden Cauldron nominee

Lai Po Heen & Mandarin Grill Combined
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice – Best Festival Offers
Judges’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa (7)
Judges’ Choice – Best Marketed Restaurant

Midori & Tuscany Combined
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Use of the Festival Theme
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Service Team
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Canapes

Renaissance KL Hotel (1)
Dynasty
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Soup

Resorts World Genting (18)
Judges’ Choice – Best Marketed Restaurant

LTITUDE Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Creative Restaurant Ambience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Use of the Festival Theme
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Canapes
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Entrée
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Wine Pairing

Imperial Rama
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Appetiser
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Soup
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Entrée

The Olive
Judges’ Choice – Most Creative Festival Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Creative Restaurant Ambience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Service Team
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Canapes
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Soup

LTITUDE & Imperial Rama Combined
Judges’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur (14)
Arthur’s Bar & Grill
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert

Lafite
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Most Creative Festival Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Service Team
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Starter
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Entrée
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Wine Pairing
Best Overall Restaurant - Golden Cauldron nominee

The Westin KL
Judges’ Choice – Best Marketed Restaurant

Five Sen5es
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice – Best Festival Offers
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Value Menu

Prego
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Wine Pairing

Qba Latin Bar & Grill
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Best Festival Offers
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Creative Restaurant Ambience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Wine Pairing

The Westin Langkawi
Seasonal Tastes
Judges’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Judges’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Use of the Festival Theme
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Service Team
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Canapes
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Appetiser

Blu Med (2)
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Soup
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert

Bunga Emas (3)
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Judges’ Choice – Best Marketed Restaurant

Chakri Palace (2)
Judges’ Choice – Best Festival Offers
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Soup

Cuisine Gourmet By Nathalie (11)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Most Creative Festival Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Canapes
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Appetiser
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Entrée
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert
Best Overall Restaurant - Golden Cauldron nominee

Grill 582 (2)
Judges’ Choice – Most Creative Festival Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Starter

Kelantan Delights (7)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Value Menu

Kiraku Japanese Restaurant (4)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice – Best Festival Offers
Judges’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Starter

Marini’s On 57 (14)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice – Most Creative Festival Menu
Judges’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Creative Restaurant Ambience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Use of the Festival Theme
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Starter
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Entrée
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert
Best Overall Restaurant - Golden Cauldron nominee

Minori (6)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Entrée
Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF

Nerovivo (1)
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Value Menu

Nook (4)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine

Samplings On The Fourteenth (1)
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Wine Pairing

Tanzini (11)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Use of the Festival Theme
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Appetiser
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Starter
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Wine Pairing
Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF
Best Overall Restaurant - Golden Cauldron nominee

Tarbush (2)
Judges’ Choice – Best Marketed Restaurant
Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF

TEN Japanese Fine Dining (17)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Restaurant Station
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Best Festival Offers
Judges’ Choice – Best Value Menu
Judges’ Choice – Most Creative Festival Menu
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Appetiser
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Most Popular Restaurant at Taste MIGF
Best Overall Restaurant - Golden Cauldron nominee

The Restaurant (18)
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Creative Food Presentation
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Innovative Cuisine
People’s Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice at the Gala Launch – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Judges’ Choice – Best Marketed Restaurant
Judges’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Creative Restaurant Ambience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Use of the Festival Theme
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Service Team
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Cuisine
Festival Diners’ Choice – Most Outstanding Dining Experience
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Canapes
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Appetiser
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Starter
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Main
Festival Diners’ Choice – Best Dessert
Winner of the Chef Congeniality Award
Best Overall Restaurant - Winner of the Golden Cauldron

Special Award
Outstanding Festival Achievement Award
Mr Martin Jones Vice President, Food & Beverage Asia Pacific
Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd

For full list and photos of winners, please go to:

In conclusion, I would like to thank the principal sponsor Vision Four Media Group for organizing and Asia Reach Events Sdn Bhd for having me on board in one of the most amazing events of the year. This was truly an unforgettable event with lots of good food, good music and amazing people. I would also like to thank Lillian from VisionKL for the email and Jackson from www.nomsterads.com for the recommendation. 

FESTIVAL PARTNERS & SPONSORS

1. Principal Sponsor
Vision Four Media Group

2. Principal Partner
Tourism Malaysia

3. Official Mobile Partner
U Mobile

4. Official Insurance Partner
Zurich

5. Official Health Partner
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)

6. Official Car
Land Rover

7. Official Beer
Kronenbourg 1664

8. Official Imaging Partner
Fujifilm

FESTIVAL MEDIA PARTNERS
9. Astro
10. Lite FM
11. Melody FM
12. Asian Food Channel
13. Seni Jaya
14. Vision Four
15. Vision KL

Once again, thank you all! 

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