Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lunching at Al-Nafourah, Le Méridien KL

One more Starwood Privileges coupon to go before it expires, this one is for set lunch (for 2) at Al-Nafourah, an enchanting Middle Eastern restaurant in Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur.
I strongly agree with the description on its interior (excerpts from the official website):
"A contemporary oasis with private silken dinner tents, Moorish arches, ornate paintings, and richly woven carpets lend an enchanting ambience scented with spices...."
Take a look at the pictures above and tell me if you do not think so too.

The set lunch is pretty much "fixed" as in you do not get to have any choices at all (except for coffee or tea at the end of the meal). Some warm flat bread and olives were served at the beginning of the meal along side a petite complimentary glass of fresh orange juice. The cold appetizer followed soon after. The appetizer of that day was some eggplant and bell pepper timbale.

The main dish was served next. The chef's choice was grilled chicken with assorted grilled vegetables. To be frank, I couldn't remember much details of this dish but I do think it was just ok.

Dessert was "dessert of the day". In this case, it was Cherry Clafoutis, a typical French country dessert. Cakey yet pudding-like, it may looked plain and simple but was in fact, pretty good! As mentioned earlier, coffee or tea was served together with the dessert. I remember the coffee as being good and strong. Photobucket

So there you have it, if you happened to have a Starwood Privileges coupon for set lunch at Al-Nafourah, you can more or less know what to expect. Basically, you would just have to eat what the chef had selected for the menu at time of dining. I am sorry I could not be more specific on the descriptions but this lunch was a month or two ago. Since it wasn't remotely remarkable, I have kind of forgotten most details. Anyways, the above is only applicable to those redeeming the Starwood coupon only. I understand that their usual set lunches are available daily but with a different menu from the above.

Level 8, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur,
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: (60)(3) 2263 7888


Julian Si said...

Hmmm, you forgot to mention the belly dancer who appears at night!!


Hmmm ... can't be a bad thing :-)

ps - The food's rather yummy too!

myCoffee said...

Hi Julian,
Alas, I didn't get to witness the belly dancers since I was there for lunch. To be honest, I took a peek at their menu and their ala carte choices looked so much more promising than the Starwood Privileges Set Lunch menu.

ling239 said...

the environment is impressive !!
but i dun have the coupons leh....>.<"

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i didnt think the food is great..its been a number of times alr..tried and tested..

squall said...

nice enviroment~~

Christy said...

No choice!! So sad...and so UN-democratic...at least there should be some options for fish!:p

myCoffee said...

Hi ling,
You can always try their daily set lunches which at least, have some choices for you to select.

Hi Joe,
You mean their a la carte dishes are no good too?

Hi squall,
yeah, agreed!

Hi christy,

kampungboycitygal said...

haha heard so much about the rm100 plus semi buffet for every thursday fri and sat..maybe i should just settle for the set lunch which i assume to be more affordable

CUMI & CIKI said...

helo helo! i rmbr eating here 3 or so years ago.. it stayed in my belly for like 10 hours(felt like!) i could have bellied dance for you right then, if you wanted.. lol.. not a pretty sight! haha

myCoffee said...

Hi citygal,
I didn't even know there's such a buffet. Hmm, are they any good?

Hi cumi&ciki,
*LOL* I couldn't help laughing out loud when I read your comment(and tried picturing). No offence intended though. ;-)