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Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017, InterContinental KL

Monica Tindall

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Malaysia in conjunction with the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur invite guests to dine on a feast of authentic Venezuelan dishes prepared by celebrity chef Tamara Rodriguez at the Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017. This marks the twelve Venezuelan Week in Malaysia, a series of events aimed at fostering relationships and sharing art and culture of the Venezuelan people.Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017

Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017

At the Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017 guests can look forward to trying comfort foods of the nation showcasing dishes from the diverse landscape from the mountains, to the grassland plains to the sea. Some don’t-miss items are the arepas, an unleavened corn bread eaten plain or stuffed with any assortment of fillings; the pastel de platano, a kind of lasagna made with fried bananas; tequeños, fried cheese sticks; chef Tamara’s speciality, stuffed chicken with a chocolate sauce; and for dessert, some of Tamara’s handcrafted chocolates made with cacao grown in Malaysia are a must.

As the festival’s first night was last night, there are only six days left to take advantage of this promotion so I leave you with some photos, rather than a detailed post, in the hope that you’ll have time to go by and try some authentic Venezuelan dishes yourself.

Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Tequeños
Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Pollo Relleno con Salsa Chocolate – Stuffed Chicken with a Chocolate Sauce
Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Camarones con Yuka – Prawns and Cassava
Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Pastel de Platano – Fried Banana Lasagne
Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Chocolates Made with Malaysian Cacao

The Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017 runs from October 23 to October 29 at Serena Brasserie on the lobby level of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. The buffet dinner runs from 6 pm to 10 pm and is priced at RM158 nett per person. A special Sunday brunch concludes the festival, running from 12 noon until 3 pm at a cost of RM150 nett per person.

Reasons to visit: a unique opportunity to try many Venezuelan dishes in a single location prepared by a celebrity Venezuelan chef.

Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017
Serena Brasserie
Lobby Level
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
http://kualalumpur.intercontinental.com/

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6 Comments

  1. The Fried Banana Lasagne and the chocolates looks yummy!

  2. It sounds like a very exciting cuisine! Fried banana lasagne is such a curiosity 🙂

  3. Banana lasagne? Interesting. Venezuela has the most beautiful women in the world. 😉

  4. I seem to have the same comment as everyone else, banana lasagna sounds intriguing. Pity it is a bit too far for us to come and try it out. Cheers Diane

  5. This Venezuelan Gastronomic Festival 2017 is very something special and unique.

  6. It looks and sounds fabulous 🙂

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