Christmas isn’t Christmas, if there’s no turkey and log cake. At least that’s what my sisters and I believe. Each year, we would look forward to a huge turkey and a sweet end after that. My first turkey for this year was at The Mill in Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur.
rif and I were invited to sample some of the Christmas delights that will be available during the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet at the hotel. We tucked into a spread of Australian roasted butterball turkey, roasted lamb leg, salads and cakes among others.
To be honest, I would have enjoyed the food better had I eaten them warm. We tucked into the spread an hour later, as some of the media were stuck in traffic. As a result, most of the dishes were cold. A shame really, as the lamb leg was lovely. I know because I helped myself to the one from the buffet counter.
The turkey was already at room temperature, and I found the breast part dry. I did cut myself a piece of turkey thigh and that tasted better. The codfish in lobster emulsion would have been rave worthy, had it been warm. I liked the creamy-rich flavour of the gravy, and the mushrooms imparted an earthy scent to the fish.
We also had a few Asian dishes such as tempura, fried rice and Thai-style chicken that night. The Thai-style chicken was hardly a Christmas dish, but it adds variety to the spread. The Chocolate Yule Log was good stuff. I initially thought the chef added brandy into the cake, but I was wrong. It contains mull, hence the brandy-like smell. I had two large slices of this.
The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner costs RM148++ per person, and the Christmas Day Brunch cost RM88++ per person. Besides the buffet, you can opt to order the Family Meal (RM450) comprising a turkey, your choice of salad and soup, and a yule log cake. Pretty good value for money, since turkeys aren’t cheap.
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Food: 6/10 (halal)
Verdict: Pretty decent selection, but sadly, I didn’t get to enjoy the dishes while they were hot.
The Mill Café
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur