Friday, November 25, 2016

Celebrate Christmas & New Year with Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Ho! Ho! Ho!
It is time for another year of festive seasons that we all celebrate with joy and laughter.
This year, Hard Rock Hotel Penang has prepared lots of fun-filled and joyful activities for all their guests!
Celebrate this Christmas and New Year this year with Hard Rock Hotel Penang with style! To welcome this year's festive seasons, this proposed "6 ways to celebrate Yuletide and New Year at Hard Rock Hotel Penang". will give you an extraordinary experience.

1. Plan a Rock Star Holiday with your family
Experience Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s new rock inspired rooms. All 250-rooms are newly refurbished with new interiors and features with new contemporary workspace, BOSE Sound Systems and 50-inch LED flat screen TVs with free HD on demand blockbuster movies. Book direct to enjoy exclusive perks.

2. Dine like a Rock Star
Starz Diner is offering a Christmas Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Buffet Dinner on the eve of Christmas at RM190 nett per adult and RM96 nett per child, age 6 to 12 years old. Boost your Christmas spirit with a selection of holiday goodies like Petit Seared Rare Beed with Edamame, Seafood Nori Roulade with Cauliflower Puree & Red Capsicum Salsa, Blackened Red Snapper with Squid Ink Noodle & Cherry Tomato Stew and Creamy Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Shredded Cheese. What is a Christmas meal without a good ol’ roasted Turkey? Be sure to look out for the Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Glazed Nuts Sage Bread Stuffing. Besides the savory eats, indulge in some Chocolate & Cherry Yule Logs and Strawberry Fruit Meringue. Can you hear the Christmas bells already?
 Lavish buffet spread at Starz Diner

*Please scroll down for all the buffet highlights*

3. Shop like a Rock Star 
Have a rockin’ Christmas shopping at the Rock Shop! The Rock Shop is giving away goodies for every minimum spend of RM450 starting from 26 Nov 2016 until 1 Jan 2017. Visit for more info.

4. Rejuvenate by Christmas 
Bring your loved one to a pampering spa session at the Rock Spa with a special Christmas Galore spa package inclusive of foot cleanse, Hard Rock Massage, body scrub and gifts – lavender massage oil and voucher. Enjoy the 2-hour treatment at only RM250 instead of RM320 per person and RM550 instead of RM640 for 2 persons. This offer is valid during the month of December 2016 only.
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5. Welcome 2017 Over Good Food with Friends & Family 
Starz Diner is offering a New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner at RM199 nett per person and RM99 nett per child, age 6 to 12 years old. Usher in the New Year with a scrumptious International Buffet with highlights including the Crabmeat Otak-Otak with Chili Marmalade, Wok-Fried Slipper Lobsters and Braised Duck Nyonya Style with herbs. Enjoy a sweet ending with a Green Tea Panna Cotta and Semi Freddo with Berries.

What could be better than to enjoy some fresh slipper lobster?
I'm quite a big fan of slipper lobster especially if they were to cook it instead of placing them as seafood on ice. I find that cooking slipper lobster will enhance the original taste of it and taste a lot better.

Green tea panna cotta, rich & creamy with mild taste of green tea, it was pretty smooth and great to taste, only I will prefer it to be less sweet. The presentation of this dessert is simply attractive isn't it?

Other highlights of the Christmas eve & New Year's eve buffet are as below:

Petit Seared Rare Beef with Edamame

Left to right: Gateau of Avocado, Tomato & Crabmeat Salad, Asian Charred Baby Octopus, Prawns & Peach Shooters.
All the dishes were specially crafted for diners to celebrate this festive seasons with Hard Rock Hotel Penang. I like how the food was presented as they look very fine and creative.

Red Snapper Hinava & Salmon Gravlax
I like how the snapper were cooked, it tasted like kerabu on top and makes it really appetizing, it is just great especially for us locals who enjoy the herbs and spices.
As for the salmon, it was sort of glazed instead of the ordinary ways of serving salmon sashimi, rather special as I've never tried this dish from anywhere else before.

Other highlights also include Braised Duck Nyonya Style with Herbs, Seafood Nori Roulade with Cauliflower Puree & Red Capsicum Salsa, Crabmeat Otak-Otak with Chili Marmalade and Blackened Red Snapper with Squid Ink Noodle & Cherry Tomato Stew.
The menu are sort of fusion menu hence there will be something for everybody so you don't have to worry about dining here at the Hard Rock Hotel.

 Anyone fancy some juicy and delicious beef?
Meat lovers can go for their Grilled Beef Steaks with Sundried Tomato Hollandaise.

Roasted Turkey for the wish!
This is something everybody wouldn't wanna miss for Christmas and it is also something I'm always looking forward to during this festive season! I'm always aiming at all the vegetables and the stuffing other than the turkey itself.

The stuffings here are rather special and suits health-conscious people as this is glazed nuts sage bread stuffing instead of the usual meat stuffing. It is a lot healthier and tasted pretty good I would say.

Creamy Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Shredded Cheese anyone?

 Starz Diner also offers some pretty bad ass desserts for the diners!
You could try this Semi Freddo with Berries that will leave you with some pretty impressive after taste.

Look at how cute their desserts were presented!
The dessert shown below is their Strawberry Fruit Meringue, too cute to eat it!

Miniature Passion Fruit Cheese Cake, they were rather thoughtful to serve all the desserts in mini size so the diners could taste more varieties and yet all their desserts were presented nicely.

I was pretty impressed with the Yule Log presented by Starz Diner. The flavour is chocolate and cherry and the design of the cake simply caught our attentions!
I would say that the cake was carefully prepared and crafted with passion by looking at the details of and the design of the cake. This yule log cake is also something too cute to consume!

All the fine dishes on my plate, do you want to try them all?

Sous Chef, Chef Mohd Faizal bin Aris posed for the photo while cutting the Roasted Turkey for all of us.

Cute decoration at the buffet spread.

6. Party like a Rock Star
Don’t miss the Jingle Bell Rock Party at Hard Rock Café Penang on Christmas Eve! Party with DJ Stephanie Cass and the Bugshow band from Jakarta, Indonesia at RM85 nett inclusive of 2 selected drinks and a party pack. Alternatively, partygoers can join New Year’s Eve Party at the poolside. Join the countdown and enjoy live music performances by The Jazzhats, party tunes by AFORadio Djs, games and fireworks! 

Get your early bird tickets at only RM65 nett until 15 December 2016. Tickets are available for purchase at the Main Rock Shop and Front Desk or book your tickets at 
To book your dining reservations at Starz Diner or Pizzeria, please call +604 886 8057 or email to For Hard Rock Café Penang, please call +604 886 8050 or email to

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia
GPS: 5.4677016,100.2415431

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