Arabian Delights at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel with Chef Youssef Issa


Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel introduces Guest Chef Youssef Issa from the world’s tallest hotel – JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, he will be in Kuala Lumpur to tantalize the palates of the discerning local gourmands from 4 August to 29 August 2014.

Chef Youssef will be featuring a selection of hot and cold mezzehs, traditional main courses and signature desserts every evening for Dinner at Vogue Café. Now before I elabored on the details of Arabian Nights, allow me to share our experience on the preview session at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s Vogue Café which is located at Lobby Level – West Wing.

The highlight of the evening is a live demonstration session where Chef Youssef Issa crafts his special salad.


Of course the attendees spare no shutter to immortalize the moment.


Here’s the special salad, beautifully colored and rich with middle-eastern influenced flavors.


Salad aside, there’s a spread of arabic dishes. The picture here is the area for Cold Mezzeh while a host of main course is available, beyond the capacity of our camera to capture all of them at once. 🙂


Among them, my favorite is the Lamb Umo – it’s a lamb stew with yoghurt sauce, onion shallots, pine seed and coriander. Next to the Lamb Umo is a mix of items from the Cold Mezzeh.


And here’s a plate with a combo of items from the Cold Mezzeh.


In this picture, we have the Shrimp Machbose which is rice cooked with shrimp, cinnamon and cardamon. On top of the rice is a piece of fish from the main course called Samaka Kozbaria, fish fillet with tahina sauce, pine seed and chili paste.


About Arabian Delights

Coming all the way from Dubai, Chef Youssef brought along the flavors of Arabic cuisine. Traditional recipes, authentic cooking methods and original ingredients specially choreographed by him to make it a memorable dining experience.

Arabian Delights is available for dinner only, at RM 108++ per person and half price for children between 6 to 12.

For more details, contact Renaissance Kuala Lumpur (Facebook link) or contact them at +603 2162 2233.


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