Sometimes last month, one of the readers of this blog, Lilian, sent me a “be a member for one day” coupon to Shangri-La hotel for the second time in as many years (Thank you Lilian!) Since I have dined in their Japanese restaurant Zipangu before, I decided to head to their acclaimed French restaurant, Lafite

Showcase lunch at Lafite, Shangri-La
Lafite at Shangri-La, KL

The membership benefit works a little differently at Lafite, 50% discount is provided for lunch, while only 20% for dinner (for 2 person). I figured dinner would be too much of a drag for the wallet and decided to try their showcase lunch instead.

The very sweet Grazie decided to join me for lunch since both of us work not far from the hotel, and Lafite is closed for lunch on weekends.

mini loaf, appertizers, seared tuna, salmon
mini loafs, salmon sandwich, seared tuna, beef

The whole lunch process is a little different here. To start with, there’s the familiar mini loafs with butter, then some 10 different appetizers and teasers from the showcase (ala buffet style), a main course we get to pick from 6-7 choices, and finally a predetermined dessert as the conclusion.

Grazie and I must have tried at least half a dozen appetizers, I find the beef and seared tuna to be particularly good, and the salmon sandwich pretty special in a slightly odd way. The mini loafs were really good as well, but due to limited stomach space I only had one of those.

duck confit, citrus scallop
main course: duck confit & citrus scallop

I ordered Duck Confit (duck thigh) and the lady went for the Citrus Scallop. The duck is served with pomme puree with mushroom ragout and some green beans. While I normally think duck breast tastes better, the duck confit was surprisingly good. Very savory and tasty.

The Citrus Scallop was very good as well. Seared scallops with orzo, lemon, and tomato olive reduction. The sweet seafood taste of scallop mixes well with tangy citrus reduction, unique, light, and delicious.

dessert with Grazie
Grazie and Damon’s dessert sampler

To conclude our lunch, Damon’s Dessert Sampler is served. The server politely told us that chef recommended dessert to be consumed from right to left.

The first item was a sort of sorbet that is very, very sour. The sort of sourness that makes a 3 year old goes all wrinkly. As it turned out, it was a perfect way to wash our taste buds anew for the next item, a creamy hot chocolate. Then came a little piece of sweetish pastry, strawberry with cream, and finally a soft candy. It was all presented very nicely with the taste that matches.

Map to Shangri-la Hotel, KL
Shangri-La Hotel is just a short walk from KLCC

Full price for the showcase lunch is RM 68++ per person. With the 50% discount, lunch for two came to less than RM 100, a pretty good deal for the food, the ambiance, and of course, the company (your mileage might vary).

Address:
Shangri-la Hotel
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.152139, 101.709419
Tel: 03-2032 2388

KY eats – Showcase Lunch at Lafite, Shangri-La KL
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42 thoughts on “KY eats – Showcase Lunch at Lafite, Shangri-La KL

  • October 21, 2008 at 11:31 am
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    Okay, KY had promised to spend me a dinner at Lafite on my coming birthday.. yay!!!
    Thank you Mr.KY… you’re so HANDSOME!
    p/s: you guys don’t get jelus ya! πŸ˜›

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  • October 21, 2008 at 11:37 am
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    think lafite is fusion now, isn’t it? Thanks for the tip – the last time we went it was alacarte… oh, and that’s a HOT dress on Grazie.. not bad attire for work πŸ˜‰ lol

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  • October 21, 2008 at 11:53 am
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    sotong,
    I never made that promise, don’t put words into my mouth, hahaha.

    cumi&ciki,
    Well most places are fusion these days, depending on your definition of fusion. πŸ˜€

    fatboy,
    Oh most definitely!

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  • October 21, 2008 at 12:07 pm
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    doesn’t look like enough food there… πŸ˜›

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  • October 21, 2008 at 2:18 pm
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    this is awesomely delicious, some more accompany by a gorgeous gal! wow, what more to ask right! πŸ™‚

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  • October 21, 2008 at 2:22 pm
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    wah hot food, hot restaurant and hot girl! Now you know why I heart Lafite. It’s gotta be my choice of restaurant if only I can afford driving all the way there often and having enough zeros in my bank account! RM68++ is also darn good value!

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  • October 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm
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    suanie,
    I didn’t put up all the photos from showcase though. πŸ˜€

    ShaolinTiger,
    Yeah, brought the camera to work.

    Big Boys Oven,
    Hahaha, correct!

    eiling,
    I’m sure you have plenty of zeros, eiling, don’t be so modest now πŸ˜›

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  • October 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm
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    LAFITE!

    I’ve heard all things good (the food, the wines!) and one thing bad (the price – for me)…

    will pump up some cash for a dinner someday…

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  • October 21, 2008 at 4:38 pm
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    wow..all those food really look delicious…

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  • October 21, 2008 at 6:01 pm
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    crappy booze,
    Wah, dinner! You rich! πŸ˜›

    TNH,
    They were!

    twosuperheroes,
    Ya, it was an experience. πŸ˜‰

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  • October 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm
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    I’m not modest. If you count the zeros behind the dot then I probably have quite a number. Lol So when you buying me half price Lafite lunch?!!

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  • October 21, 2008 at 11:10 pm
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    KY: Yumzzz……… to both the food and the company. πŸ™‚ u lucky devil you.

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  • October 21, 2008 at 11:47 pm
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    Simon Seow,
    Of course, not cheap tho.:)

    eiling,
    Hahahaha, well, if only I have the membership….

    MunY,
    Oh most definitely! πŸ˜€

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  • October 22, 2008 at 12:06 am
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    adui KY, you really ate those 1 by 1 slowly? Sien la, those restaurant food are like for kids la. A few bites and that’s the end. I guess I’m more into eating like an animal! =P

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  • October 22, 2008 at 1:10 am
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    hahah!! congratz on your krabi island trip bro!! and your updates are already in my blog!! wakakak…. let me know if you wan any photos.. =D

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  • October 22, 2008 at 2:50 am
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    when you wanna go to mandarin oriental πŸ˜›

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  • October 22, 2008 at 3:00 am
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    hi there, how do u apply for membership? can you pass me the details? love your blog!

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  • October 22, 2008 at 7:55 am
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    hurleyz,
    Hahaha, would be a sight to see!

    andrew,
    Thanks! πŸ˜€

    michy,
    I did, buka puasa. πŸ˜›

    evan,
    Just call Shangri-la! πŸ˜€

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  • October 22, 2008 at 9:03 am
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    cant wait for a 2hr lunch weekday to try this out..its seriously good value for money hor..

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  • October 22, 2008 at 10:56 am
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    wah….the scallops! *drool drool*

    i have been dreaming about scallops!

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  • October 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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    Is it just the photos you took or is the food really that mini?

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  • October 23, 2008 at 12:26 am
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    lotsofcravings,
    Hahha, have fun!

    xin,
    ooo I love scallops too. πŸ˜€

    angel101,
    Portions are mini but there were a lot of dishes. We had 4-5 appetizers, the main, and the 5 mini desserts. It was really filling.

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  • October 24, 2008 at 10:46 am
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    very very well decorated food. feel so sayang to eat em neh!

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  • October 24, 2008 at 11:58 am
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    hey KY….wah…u went to shangri la hotel too….i was there yesterday at lemon garden c….we both really got the similar mind since after the pantai seafood. ngam ngam posted my lemon garden cafe experience.

    LAFITE…one of the most expensive and fine dining restaurant in town.

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  • October 24, 2008 at 8:34 pm
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    lorna,
    Yes! πŸ˜€

    aeroplane1234,
    Hahaha, true also.

    vialentino,
    I’m not sure if it’s the most expensive, the lunch deal is pretty good though. As for dinner, well.. hehe

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  • October 25, 2008 at 12:07 am
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    All those ravings from your readers about Lafite – must have been my lucky day. Nyehehe. I’m glad I stole your book.

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  • October 25, 2008 at 12:17 am
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    GraZie,
    I have more books! πŸ˜›

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  • October 27, 2008 at 8:34 pm
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    ive been there. not a big fan of their mini cuisine thingo tho =/

    but yeah thats like a super good deal for lafite. once my friend took his date there and paid 600 bux for two hahaha

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  • October 28, 2008 at 9:33 am
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    fie the elf,
    oOoo 600 bux, you have some rich friends. πŸ˜›

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  • October 29, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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    Lafite is the most expensive in Malaysia, has been and is still. They store more than 1K varieties of wine and bubbly. It would be nice to just sit and enjoy the ambience. Someone thought me a trick some time back, if you can’t afford the meal just have a dessert and sit there to enjoy what ppl are paying a lot for and they will still treat you the same way as everyone else. If not make a complain and get a free meal….Cheers Mate…

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  • October 29, 2008 at 3:19 pm
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    WOW!! Looks nice!! May i know when the promotion ends??

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  • October 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm
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    Nicholas,
    Well if you compare menu to menu it might still be tough to say which is exactly the “most expensive”, but I can see your point too. πŸ™‚

    T@!ra,
    I think it’s been going on forever. πŸ˜€

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  • November 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm
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    Hi KY,

    I would like to know that how is the price look like for dinner please?

    Regards,
    Cheah

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  • November 27, 2008 at 11:54 pm
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    KK Cheah,
    I believe if you have some wine to go with it the bill could go up to 3-500 bucks.

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  • March 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm
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    Just booked the showcase lunch on Marh 18,2009. The price has now increased to Rm84++ per head! Well, we are members are will be paying half price.

    Hope the servings are enough to fill us up as the main course really looks like an appetizer instead of the normal full size serving.

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  • March 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm
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    ferarri,
    Sounds good! Good luck. πŸ˜‰

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