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Now here’s a concept that I haven’t really seen before when it comes to a buffet deal – pay a single fee and eat at any restaurant at the hotel.

This is what Marriott Putrajaya promises with the New Year’s Eve Walk N Eat Buffet Adventure that falls on, well, when else but 31st December, 2012. We had a sample preview of the buffet several weeks ago at the hotel.

the lamb rack was out of this world, best I had
the lamb rack was out of this world, best I had

The concept is simple, for RM 168++ per adult and RM 100++ per child, you get to go into any of these restaurants at Marriott Putrajaya –

  • Zest all-day-dining
  • Summer Palace Chinese Restuarant
  • Midori Japanese Restaurant
  • Tuscany Italian Restaurant & Pizza Bar
  • d’Oracle Coffee Lounge

quite a selection of local dishes as well, from Zest
quite a selection of local dishes as well, from Zest

My only dining experience at Marriott Putrajaya prior to this  session was at Zest during their opening night, and from the looks of it, they’ve managed to maintain the pretty high standard and quality of food served.

From Zest, there are many local delights as well as international all-day-dining dishes. Steamed vegetables, sambal prawns, grilled seafood, and cold cuts are among the selection you won’t miss.

Selection from Tuscany Italian Restaurant & Pizza Bar, pizza anyone?
Selection from Tuscany Italian Restaurant & Pizza Bar, pizza anyone?

Hopping over to Tuscany Italian Restaurant and you’ll find some of the best pizzas in town, but I wouldn’t suggest anyone to have more than a couple slices and maybe a sample size of ravioli/pasta since the spread from 5 different restaurants … is just quite a bit to handle for a night.

dimsum from Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant, sushi from Midori Japanese Restaurant
dimsum – Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant, sushi – Midori Japanese Restaurant

At Summer Palace and Midori you’ll find dimsum, sushi, sashimi, and many of the Chinese and Japanese dishes for your picking. Like many hotel restaurants, the Summer Palace is a pork free establishment.

That being said, the dimsum here was actually pretty decent, the ample usage of premium seafood such as scallops make up for the lack of pork.

available only on 31st December, 2012
available only on 31st December, 2012

Other than food, there prizes, balloon drop, party novelties, magical roving clown and hotel New Year’s Chef’s Parade. Having the countdown so near to the heart of Putrajaya will also ensure a good spot for viewing the magnificent fireworks when the calendar switches over to 2013.

If you’re going to spoil yourself with ridiculous choices of food to celebrate the new year (and having survived the end of the world according to the Mayans), this would be the event to check out.

map to marriott putrajaya

Address:
Marriott Putrajaya
IOI Resort, 62505 Putrajaya
GPS2.969784, 101.707993
Tel03-8949 8888
Web: http://Marriott.com/kulpg