Home Food Reviews Christmas Celebration, The Mill Cafe

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.

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Australian Roasted Butterball Turkey

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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.

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Salmon Carpaccio

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Prawn Tempura

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Fried Rice

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.

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Rosemary Studded Roasted Lamb Leg

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.

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Grilled Codfish in Lobster Emulsion

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Thai-style Chicken

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.

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Chocolate Yule Log Cake

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Christmas Loaf Cake

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Christmas Fruit Cake

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Mince Pie

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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Turkey (RM350 – 4.5kg)

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Ambiance: 7/10
Price: 5/10
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

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Sean December 11, 2012 - 8:33 pm

ooo, my family from malacca will be up in kl during the christmas holiday season, and i haven’t figured out where to have meals with them yet. i think they’d enjoy the mill, looks like a something-good-for-everyone kinda spread! :D

Bangsar Babe December 12, 2012 - 9:14 am

Yeah, I like how the spread has a bit of everything. :)

Kash December 12, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Hate cold food, did you get gravy served with the turkey?

Bangsar Babe December 12, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Yup. We got gravy for the turkey. The gravy contained tiny bits of liver, which I quite enjoyed. :)


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