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QUOTES
"Congratulations to the organisers for 10 years of the Festival! Since 2001, MIGF Malaysia is a fine dining hub for discerning diners and the Festival month is a wonderful time to savour spectacular cuisines, bask in great company and enjoy amazing ambiences. Everyone should take this chance during the Festival to visit the participating restaurants for a sophisticated taste of local and international fare."
 
YAM Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri Naquiah Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar
Director, Syarikat Pesaka Antah Sdn Bhd
“With the Ministry of Tourism’s support for this fantastic Festival, I hope that it will continue to be hugely successful in placing Malaysia on the map as a top gourmet destination. It would be great to see more restaurants from all over Malaysia participating in this exciting event. We have so much to offer, let’s make our country proud.”
 
YAM Tunku Dato’ Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah
Past President, MATTA
“Malaysians are proud of their food – it is part of our rich culture – and so it is terrific to have an opportunity to celebrate food and fine dining here. The incredible variety of cuisine and the range of world-class chefs involved this year will once again ensure that Malaysia makes its mark on the international gourmet stage.”

YM Tunku Mohamed Alauddin bin Tunku Naquiyuddin
General Manager, Antah Bumimedic Sdn Bhd
“The Gourmet Festival 2010 looks set to be even more fabulous than 2009. It has been wonderful to watch this international event grow over the years and gratifying to see Malaysia finally getting the gourmet recognition it deserves! Malaysia boasts a range of high-quality restaurants offering a fine dining experience that you would struggle to find anywhere else in the world.”

YBhg Datuk Kok Wee Kiat
Capitaine Lieutenant of the Society of the Musketeers of Armagnac
“The Festival encourages creativity, which is evident in the variety of food on the menus each year. I enjoy the refreshing company and wonderful fare each year, and it’s been an inspiring effort by the team as well as for the consumers to see the variety of cuisine we have in this country!”
 
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad
Chairman & CEO, Institute of Political and Economic Analysis
“The MIGF provides a wonderful opportunity to experience fine dining at the best restaurants at the best price with the best service. The event serves as a platform for Malaysia to establish itself as a top international gourmet hub. What I like most is that the Festival is a fun and enjoyable time where everyone can take in the fine dining atmosphere at special promotional rates.”
 
YBhg Dato’ Lau Foo Sun
Honorary Life President Malaysia, Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
“As ever, my stomach starts to rumble as soon as someone mentions the word Gourmet Festival – it is definitely my favourite time of the year! Everyone enjoys a fine meal with good friends and it is fantastic to have the chance to taste such spectacular food right here in KL. What a way to celebrate the Malaysian dining experience!”
 
YBhg Dato’ Rolf Schnyder
President, Ulysse Nardin
“A special treat is definitely in store for food lovers during the MIGF. It is one of the top festivals in the country and has the ability to bring Malaysia to a whole new level as a prominent culinary destination. We are certain this year’s MIGF will once again showcase Malaysia’s finest restaurants and our top chefs’ talents in an impressive manner.”
 
YBhg Dato’ Farah Khan
President, Melium Group
“I am expecting to be exposed to a great diversity of fine gourmet food at MIGF2010. With more restaurants participating this year, we can expect more variety from the talented participating Chefs and a chance for them to present themselves at the highest level. The Festival is a way of educating food lovers that Malaysia has got what it takes in the culinary world.”
 
YBhg Datuk Dr Jagjit Singh Sambhi
Bailli Délégué de Malaisie, Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
“The Festival never fails to impress me and it’s simply wonderful to see that fine dining is alive and well in Malaysia. I’m sure to watch out for the creativity and ingenuity of the chefs this year as the variety of dining experiences during the previous Festivals boggles the mind! The MIGF has certainly created a buzz in the fine dining scene in Kuala Lumpur for locals and tourists alike.”
 
YBhg Datuk Mike Krishnan
Director, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad
“Food has always been at the heart of what it means to be a Malaysian, and it is exhilarating to play a part in helping to organise a festival that celebrates the very best of local dining. With so many world-class chefs involved this year, and ten years of them raising the bar, I know that the food on offer will be unsurpassable. Let us enjoy the spotlight of the world, it is welldeserved!”
 
YBhg Datin Su Wai Fun
Managing Director, AsiaReach Events Sdn Bhd
“Like previous years, I’m really looking forward to this year’s MIGF which brings people from all walks of life together to indulge in the finest food Malaysia has to offer. The Festival also provides an excellent avenue for tourists to sample our best cuisine at special promotional prices; as well as an opportunity for participating restaurants and hotels to showcase their facilities. I can hardly wait for the gastronomic fun to begin!
 
Che’ Puan Winnie Sophia Low
CEO, Low Keng Huat Brothers Realty Sdn Bhd
What a great event MIGF is, where restaurants in Malaysia showcase the best of their cuisine for a whole month! It is a great opportunity for our best chefs to highlight their signature dishes, and for patrons to try restaurants they otherwise might overlook. I look forward to exploring the variety of dishes this year, and of course, the Gala Launch, which is always full of surprises.”
 
Mr David Teh
Past President, Malaysian Wine and Food Society
“As a premier event in Malaysia, MIGF has raised the country’s culinary standards to the highest levels. I’ve seen the Festival evolve in every aspect each year – the promotions and fantastic dishes keeps getting better and better! Visitors to the country can take pleasure in our wonderful cuisine while enjoying Malaysia’s wondrous heritage sites and attractions.”
 
Mr Jeremy Diamond
Past President, International Wine and Food Society, Kuala Lumpur
“The nation’s foremost fine dining event is back! The MIGF has certainly earned a reputation for being a cutting-edge culinary event with tantalising tastes and sights. Diners from all over the world will be able to come to Malaysia to experience and explore new, outstanding dishes that defy boundaries!
 
Tuan Haji Johari Abas
Director, Ikatan Keluarga
“Food-lovers worldwide will once again arrive in Malaysia to indulge and enjoy the best the country has to offer in fine dining and exquisite cuisine – and the list of chefs and restaurants is truly magnificent this year. I hope this excellent event gives as many people as possible the opportunity to taste and celebrate the wonderful diversity of cuisines that make up the Malaysian gastronomic landsape.”
 
Mr Ivor Nekvapil
Chairman & CEO, MIHR Consulting Sdn Bhd
“A unique and momentous food festival that should never be missed, MIGF has helped generate awareness and promote fine dining in Malaysian restaurants. More importantly, it has also helped to promote the chefs and staff, the unsung heroes behind these restaurants! I’m looking forward to more good food, good wine, good experiences and good company this year.”

Mr Jeffrey Perera
Managing Director, e-Petrol Holdings Sdn Bhd
“MIGF has brought to focus to both residents and tourists alike, that Malaysia has a great array and some of the finest cuisines in Asia. It is a time of good eating, good drinking and good company and I am personally looking forward to all the specially prepared dishes! Apart from showcasing Malaysia’s fine food, it further provides an insight into the great hospitality of the people.”

Mr Nick Lough
Executive Director, Mediconsult Planning and Consulting Services Sdn Bhd
“Maxis is delighted to be the Official Telco Partner for the 10th Malaysia International Gourmet Festival. We are not only proud to be associated with Malaysia’s best restaurants but also pleased to make them a feature of our brand new Finder 301 service. Diners will enjoy up to-the-minute information on the best dining deals and will also benefit from a wide range of special offers during MIGF. Happy Festival dining! ”
 
Mr T Kugan
Vice-President and Head of Product, Device and Innovation, Maxis Berhad
“Coming into its 10th year, MIGF has been a landmark event on Malaysia’s calendar, and the classic nature of the Festival has been tirelessly maintained. Gourmet dining has become a part of our lifestyle and this is a great chance for tourists and locals to experience the gastronomic creations of the featured Chefs who are the best in the industry.”
 
Mr Liew Sip Chon
President & CEO, Canon Marketing Malaysia
We are delighted that Maserati is the ‘Official Car’ for the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival. Maserati’s tag line is “Excellence Through Passion”, a phrase that not only applies to our cars but one which will strike a chord with the Master Chefs of this prestigious Festival. Buon appetito as they say in Italy!
 
YBhg Dato’ Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin
Joint Group Executive Chairman, NAZA Group of Companies
“It is exciting to know that MIGF is back again – fantastic food in fantastic places, what more do you need? I hope that everyone gets a chance to taste some of the menus on offer and join in this great celebration of local and international food. The Festival just gets better each year, and it makes me proud to watch Malaysia make its mark on the world of fine dining.”
 
Mr Aaron Soo
Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Lagoon Sdn Bhd
“MIGF will see food-lovers from all over the world flocking to Malaysia to taste some of the great food that we enjoy here, and with 30 acclaimed restaurants taking part this year, it will certainly be an exciting time with the sheer variety of world-class food that is on display. I personally hope to try as many of these exciting menus as I can and show my support for the excellent creations our world-class chefs produce.”
 
YBhg Dato’ Rohana Rozhan
Chief Executive Officer, Astro TV
“The best of the country’s food and beverage industry has come together once again to present the nation’s fascinating flavours to the world. Being in the food business, we are especially proud to be a partner of the MIGF, and look forward to what our talented Master Chefs will be coming up with this year!”
 
Mr Hian Goh & Ms Maria Brown
Co-Managing Directors, Asian Food Channel
“We are delighted and honoured to again be a part of MIGF 2010. Like previous years, the Festival has taken off with flying colours, and literally with the Festival Master Chefs on board our helicopters! I look forward to the event and the variety of wonderful flavours available throughout the month. Expect great ambience, food and entertainment throughout MIGF.”
 
Mr Pierre Nardelli
President & CEO, Eurocopter Malaysia Sdn Bhd
“What do LiteFM and MIGF have in common? Both cater to Malaysia’s most discerning crowd and take gastronomical delights seriously! In a country where eating is a national sport, LiteFM continues to support MIGF because Malaysia is served on the world’s silver platter.”

YBhg Dato’ Borhanuddin Osman
Executive Director, Airtime Management & Programming Sdn Bhd
“October is here and that can only mean one thing – delicious and exciting food! I have watched this Gourmet Festival grow from strength to strength over the years and 2010 looks to be the best yet. With so many choices of fine restaurants and superb chefs to choose from, I only hope I will have enough time to taste it all!”
 
YBhg Dato’ Eddie Teo
Executive Chairman, Seni Jaya Corporation Bhd
“We are very proud to play our part as a Festival Media Partner and spread the news about Malaysia’s wonderful dining scene to millions of viewers. We wish all diners an enjoyable Festival month and best of luck to the participating restaurants and their magical chefs. Here’s to another 10 years of the Festival!

Ms Rachel Yow
General Manager, Vision Four Media Group
“Exclusive menus, marketing initiatives, outstanding décor and more come together to present an inspiring showcase of the various cuisines that make this country a truly pleasurable experience for food enthusiasts. MIGF continues to raise the bar for Malaysia as a dining haven!”
 
Mr Denis Gruhier
Group General Manager, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa – THE POMELO at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
“The Festival is a great opportunity for the restaurants to showcase their tremendous diversity of cuisines as well as challenge the Chefs to outdo themselves in creating spectacular dishes. The MIGF truly presents another dimension to the country. To me, MIGF spells Magnificent, Innovative, Gourmet and Fun!”
 
Mr William Costley
Regional General Manager, Malaysia and Vietnam, Hilton Kuala Lumpur – Chynna, Iketeru and Senses
MIGF is a wonderful festival that benefits both the hospitality industry and the local community. With rooms and F&B packages specially priced during this period, it is a great way to experience Malaysia’s best restaurants without blowing your budget. For the restaurants, it is a great way to show customer appreciation and bring in some extra business at the same time.
 
Mr Pierre J Barthes
General Manager, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur – Lai Po Heen and Mandarin Grill
“I am impressed with the way that MIGF has brought the cream of Malaysia’s fine dining establishments together and how the event strongly demonstrates the concerted effort to flag our country on the gourmet map of the world. It is without doubt the most prestigious gourmet dining event of the year!”
 
Mr Lothar W Nessmann
Vice President, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts – Lafite, Shang Palace and Zipangu
“Being one of the country’s premier international events, MIGF has helped make fine dining accessible not only to locals but also placed Malaysia as a fabulous food destination for tourists. The perseverance and enthusiasm of everyone involved in this event is to be commended; MIGF is the pinnacle event in the culinary landscape in KL!”
 
Mr Robert Frager
General Manager, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel – Dynasty, MED.@Marchè-Live and Sagano
“The time has come for all participating Chefs to put on their creative hats and put out their best signature dishes. The MIGF is a wonderful time of sampling imaginative cuisines and enjoying the Festival camaraderie. I am proud to be part of an event that exposes the different cultures in a fusion of fresh, innovative culinary creations.”
 
Mr Alan Ong
Senior Vice President and General Manager Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur
“A vibrant event such as MIGF creates great awareness about the high standard of culinary products available in the country. I look forward to mingling and exchanging ideas with other industry leaders in order to develop new and diverse ideas for the Malaysian hotel and restaurant industry.”
 
Mr Helmut Pluecker
General Manager, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa – Seasonal Tastes
“It’s brilliant how all restaurateurs and hoteliers, although major competitors, converge and work together for this splendid event. It brings out the best in everyone. I look forward to bringing in new clientele and exposing our French and Malay dining to a wider audience.”
 
Mr Franz Swoboda
General Manager, The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur – Bunga Emas and L’Heritage
“October is going to be a delicious month in Kuala Lumpur! The Festival is a great way for me to introduce my friends, colleagues and clients to the rich and varied food that we have here in Malaysia, and 2010 looks to be bigger than ever. I look forward to receiving my Festival booklet and getting tempted by all the inspiring menus at my favourite eateries. Keep up the good work, MIGF!”
 
Mr Edward Arthur Holloway
Senior Vice President - Hotel Operations, Genting Malaysia Berhad – The Olive
“MIGF is a fun way for culinary experts to showcase their talent while satisfying the demands and curiosity of their customers. I look forward to seeing a myriad of unique creations and presentations, especially from my own kitchen experts, as well as meeting new industry leaders and swapping ideas and news with them.”
 
Mr Wolfgang Boettcher
General Manager, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur – Villa Danieli
“We are excited to be part of this prestigious Festival for the first time. It is a perfect platform to introduce Makan Kitchen, our signature restaurant, where you can savour six authentic local cuisines in one restaurant. We invite all of you to our new home for a “makan” as we celebrate the best of Malaysian cuisine.”
 
Mr Ian Barrow
General Manager, Doubletree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur Makan Kitchen
“There is a first time for everything, and we’re absolutely delighted and geared-up to be part of the Festival this year. Our chef has put together an authentic Japanese feast, and the careful wine pairing for our Festival menu features a full range of white wines. The team is really creating magic, true to the festival theme. Get ready to be surprised!”
 
Mr Anil Pathak
General Manager, Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie Fu-Rin
“MIGF is a great platform to showcase Zing and other participating restaurants to the world as only the best is served. The Festival is also beneficial in promoting Malaysia as a food haven offering international culinary fare along with our local cuisines. In other words, the MIGF spurs the restaurant industry to greater heights.”
 
Mr Melvin Lim
General Manager, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Zing
“The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival brings together the crème de la crème of worldclass chefs offering the best of true fine dining throughout the country. It is a hallmark of branding sophistication for us. It’s definitely exciting to see different hotels and chefs leaving competitive instincts behind and coming together as one to offer their best in the name of gastronomy.”
 
Mr Ian Hurst
General Manager, The Saujana Kuala Lumpur The Restaurant
“The Festival is the time when top restaurants in Malaysia get the chance to prove themselves as one of the country’s best. It’s a moral boost for Malaysia that the country has such high calibre, world-class culinary talents. To me, MIGF is not just an event, it’s a mindset.”
 
Ms Maple Asaro
Creative & Marketing Director, Samadhi Retreats NEO Tamarind & Tamarind Springs
“For an industry built largely on solo performances, it is extremely healthy to put competition aside and to collaborate in an event with a broader and deeper purpose. Gourmet festivals of this quality and longevity are rare, and I look forward to meeting old friends, making new acquaintances and having a legitimate excuse to over-indulge!”
 
Mr Benj Conway
Director High Tide and Nerovivo
“It’s our third year with MIGF and this year’s Festival should prove to be very interesting as we celebrate the Festival’s 10th year anniversary. The MIGF is truly one of a kind, and it’s been a remarkable platform year after year for chefs and restaurants to showcase their culinary talents and specialties.”
 
Mr Zulbahrin Ahmad
General Manager, Conventions and Services, Sime Darby Convention Centre China Treasures
“MIGF is a creative platform that allows Malaysia’s best restaurants to promote their culinary talents to local and international audiences. I like to think of it as an avenue for the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a healthy, fun, yet competitive environment, which pushes each individual restaurant to strive to do better.”
 
Mr Joseph Sabeh Afaki
Director Al-Amar
“MIGF is a spectacular gourmet showcase for the country. This is the first time we’re participating, and I am looking forward to showcasing our authentic Indian cuisine to gourmands, as well as discovering interesting dining options and meeting the personalities that have made MIGF extraordinary.”
 
Mrs Ritu Jhunjhnuwala
Managing Director, Rang Mahal Vansh
“What we love most about MIGF is the exposure it gives the participating restaurants. It’s an honour to share our culinary passion among so many esteemed chefs. MIGF is a renowned, successful event that introduces different cuisines from different cultures to the world.”
 
Mr Thanee Laivarintr
Executive Director, S.E.A. Cuisine Sdn Bhd Celadon