• Ronn Tan

The Best New Year's Eve menus to check out in KL for 2020



Hello hello, it's Ronn!


Did someone say 2020 is (finally) coming to an end? Well, yes — it's about to be 2021 real soon! It's an understatement to say that this year is filled with unprecedented challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic — affecting lives, economies, and industries globally.


Let's ring in the new year on a high note and celebrate our personal wins — no matter big or small. If you're thinking of ending 2020 with a culinary bang, you've come to the right spot because these places in KL have you sorted — from buffets to dinner menus.




1 | Maria's SteakCafe


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For New Year's Eve, Maria's has curated a festive four-course menu. Begin with Stuffed Portobello Caprese before savouring Mushroom or Pumpkin Soup. For your main dish, choose between Wagyu and Black Angus Beef or Lamb, Salmon, Chicken or Pasta Bolognese. End your meal on a sweet note with Moist Chocolate Pudding and Vanilla Ice Cream.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM68++ per person; available all day on 31 December 2020 and 1 January 2021 at Bangsar, Sunway, and Damansara outlets.




2 | Nobu Kuala Lumpur


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The seven-course menu — titled Nobu Kuala Lumpur Sake & Wine Pairing For Two — will be the restaurant's first time introducing a variant that’s paired with alcohol (non-alcoholic substitutes are available too). Dishes on the menu include the likes of Salmon Kelp with Ponzu Sauce; Hamachi Amazu Basil with Pickled Mango, Parmesan Cheese, and Micro Greens; as well as Moriawase comprising Oyster and Foie Gras with Caviar.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM988++ for two (RM728++ for two without alcohol); available on 31 December 2020.


Reservations: 03 2164 5084




3 | New World Petaling Jaya Hotel


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If you're up for a buffet spread, Pasar Baru is offering a New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner. If a dinner menu is more up your alley, you'd want to check out the NYE Countdown Party dinner at PJ's Bar & Grill.


The lowdown: The buffet is priced at RM148 nett per person whereas the dinner menu is priced at RM168 nett person (or RM268 nett per person with wine pairing); both available on 31 December 2020.


Reservations: 03 7682 0000.




4 | Favola


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For a luxurious New Year's Eve dining experience, Favola at Le Méridien KL has the ideal dinner menu for you. The four-course menu — curated by Chef Domenico Piraz — consists of delectable options such as Foie Gras Escalope; Risotto Oro e Zafferano (Saffron Carnaroli Rice with Gold Leaf and Arenka Caviar); and Seared Grass Fed Australian Beef Ternderloin.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM428 nett per person (RM468 nett per person with a glass of Prosecco); available on 31 December 2020.


Reservations: 03 2263 7434 or dining.lmkl@lemeridien.com




5 | Prime


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For New Year's Eve, Chef Ramiro Moya of Prime has curated a special five-course dinner menu. Begin with Duck Foie Gras wrapped in Blood Orange Skin and Blue Swimmer Crab with Pacific Scallop Mousse. For your main, choose between Poached Boston Lobster or Black Angus 30 Days Dry Aged Australian Tenderloin. End your meal on a sweet note with a Chocolate Brownie accompanied with Lemongrass Ice Cream and Orange Compote.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM558 nett per person (RM598 nett per person with a glass of champagne); available on 31 December 2020.


Reservations: 03 2263 7434 or dining.lmkl@lemeridien.com




6 | W Kuala Lumpur


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Head over to Flock on New Year's Eve for Retox At Dusk: Light It Up. The dinner buffet spread will feature options such as Transmontanus Caviar, Grilled Spring Chicken, Lobster Bisque, Miso White Cod with Brown Butter, chilled seafood, and a freshly grilled seafood station. Oh, there will also be a Dark Chocolate Fountain and a Trio Chocolate Espuma station.


The lowdown: The buffet is priced at RM388 nett per person (RM588 nett with free flow selected alcoholic beverages and RM988 nett per person with free flow selected alcoholic beverages and a glass of champagne); available on 31 December 2020.


Reservations: 012 347 9088 or bf.wkualalumpur@whotels.com




7 | Entier French Dining


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Entier's five-course Celebratory Lunch Menu consists of French holiday favourites, such as caviar, scallop, salmon, oyster, foie gras, truffle, and Angus beef. Eat, drink, and be merry with some well-deserved indulgence.


The lowdown: The lunch menu is priced at RM290 nett per person; available during the weekend of 31 December 2020.


Reservations: 03 2268 3819




8 | Pullman KLCC


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Not sure where to go for New Year's Eve? Sedap Restaurant at Pullman KLCC will be offering a decadent buffet spread so you can end the year on a high note. There will also be complimentary party hats and festive novelties for restaurant guests.


The lowdown: The buffet is priced from RM178 nett per person and available on 31 December 2020 from 6.30pm - 10pm.


Reservations: Contact restaurants@pullman-klcc.com or 012 303 5958





9 | Sabayon


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Ring in 2021 with an immaculate view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline at Sabayon. The five-course menu for New Year's Eve consists of Japanese Sea Bream Crudo; T'lur Tropical Caviar with Chicken Foie Gras Bar and Cauliflower Veloute; Hokkaido Scallop with Perigord Truffle; a choice between Spiny Lobster or Duck Pithivier; as well as Marsala Sabayon. The meal is inclusive of a glass of Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM988 per person (with additional RM300 for wine pairing); available on 31 December 2020 from 7pm to 11pm.


Reservations: Contact 03 2789 7839 or dineateqkl@kul.equatorial.com.




10 | Kampachi at EQ Kuala Lumpur


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Kampachi's seven-course Osechi menu for New Year's Eve includes Petite Osechi Delights; Tsukuri consisting of Tuna, Yellowtail, and Sweet Shrimp; Grilled Alfonsino with Salt; Deep-Fried Puffer Fish served with Ponzu Sauce; Japanese Tokushima Wagyu Steak with Truffle Sauce; as well as Sushi Rice Bowl with Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe, and Minced Fatty Tuna.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM658 per person with additional RM150 for wine and sake pairings; available on 31 December 2020 from 6pm to 10.30pm.


Reservations: Contact 03 2789 7839 or dineateqkl@kul.equatorial.com.




11 | Marini's On 57


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For New Year's Eve, indulge in a eight-course dinner menu that consists of dishes such as Lobster Carpaccio; House-made Wagyu Beef Agnolotti; Cod Fish with Caviar; Carnaroli Risotto with Shaved White Truffle; as well as Truffle Taleggio. There is also a meat-free option If you prefer the vegetarian set dinner menu.


The lowdown: The menu is priced at RM980+ per person (Normal) and RM1,180+ per person (Window); the vegetarian menu is priced at RM628+ per person; available on 31 December 2020.


Reservations: Contact 03 2386 6030 or reservations@marinisgroup.com.





Where will you be going for New Year's Eve this year? Here's to an amazing 2021, everyone! While it's exciting, always remember to follow the health and safety guidelines provided, such as wearing your mask in public. Yes, even when watching the fireworks. #NewNormal.