With 12 well-known chefs creating unique dishes available for one weekend only, Off Menu Kuala Lumpur promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Presented in partnership with HSBC Premier, the chefs are divided into six teams of two to stimulate a vibrant exchange of culinary experiences and know-hows. The results are what we hope would be exciting new dishes that tickle not just your tastebuds but also your curiosity about fine cuisine.
Here's a preview of the gourmet creations you can expect this weekend. Scroll to the end of the story for a teaser of the vodka cocktails by Belvedere.
Team 1: Azli Ahmad & Junious Dickerson
Chef Azli's dish: Barbecued Spicy Assam Beef Tenderloin and Tuhau
Azli from OpenHouse serves up a mouthwatering tribute to Malay heritage traditions. Rare ingredients from the Malaysian jungles are combined with rice from the Borneo highlands. He embellishes his creation with banana leaf and bamboo boats, just like they did in the old days. “I wanted to present the taste of original Malay taste. I really cracked my head on how to present it properly, so I sincerely hope everyone will enjoy it,” Azli says.
Chef Dickerson's dish: Smoked Wagyu Beef Cheek
Dickerson of Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur wanted something that is not only delicious and presentable, but also can be prepared quickly for a large crowd. This beef dish has all the hallmarks of a Dickerson's creation, but with a twist. He looks forward to sharing it with diners this weekend. “Azli and I may be from very different backgrounds but as chefs, we always got that bond, that passion for food in common. And when passionate people come together, it’s always easy to create something. I think we’ll have a wonderful time at the event, serving our food together,” says Dickerson.