Thursday, December 13, 2007

Year-end celebrations at Miri Marriott Resort and Spa

Grand dinner during X'mas Eve includes Roasted Lamb

A Mandara hamper makes a perfect Christmas gift for friends

The Borneo Baking Company, the resort's bakery
and delicatessen, has been enjoying brisk sales
of its Christmas goodies since the start of the month

Photos courtesy of and Copyright to Cedrina Norlaila Abd Clark and
Brunei Press Sdn Bhd.

By Cedrina Norlaila Abd Clark

The Miri Marriott Resort & Spa is spreading the joy of the festive season with a host of exciting promotions and events. From Christmas goodies and gift hampers to buffet dinners and New Year's Eve theme parties, there is something for everyone.

The international resort heralded the season with a glittering 'Christmas Launch' on Dec 7, which included the launch of its Christmas Wish Tree, a charity project supporting orphans, special children and children from underprivileged families, and a cocktail reception for business associates and resort guests.

The Borneo Baking Company, the resort's bakery and delicatessen, has been enjoying brisk sales of its Christmas goodies since the start of the month. They include traditional favourites like Fruit Cakes, Croquet en Bouche, Christmas Pudding and Stollen and more contemporary festive fare like Christmas Cheesecakes, Tiramisu and Chocolate Truffles.

The Yuletide festive spirit will be most evident on Christmas Eve when Zest, the resort's popular restaurant, lays out its lavish Christmas Eve Grand Buffet Dinner. Available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, the dinner will showcase festive delights including Prime Ribs, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Grilled Pheasant and grilled seafood, as well as an array of tantalizing desserts like Gingerbread Cookies, Chocolate Petit Fours and other delectable treats.

On Christmas Day, Zest will feature a Christmas Day Brunch from noon to 3pm, for which Executive Chef Jeremy Harris and his merry band of chefs are set to cook up a sumptuous 'Christmas Roast' featuring Christmas specialties like Roasted Turkey, Leg of Lamb, Baked Salmon, Prime Ribs and more.

On New Year's Eve, Zest will usher in the New Year in a grand style, offering an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary delicacies, including Jumbo Prawn Cocktails, Seared Foie Gras, New Zealand Mussels, Rock Lobsters, as well as Zest's popular seafood thermidor, Seafood Paella, noodle and grill stations. Available from 7pm to 11pm, the promotion is priced at RM110++ for adults, half the price for children between six and 12 and free for those below six years old.

The Matahari Pool Terrace, meanwhile, will feature a poolside 'Salsa Beat Countdown Party' from 9pm onwards, including a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. A special treat for children will be a 'Fireworks Preview' exclusively for the little ones at 10pm.

For a New Year's Eve celebration with taste of nostalgia, the Lush Bar and its resident Filipino duo, Nightbyrds, will take patrons back to the Swinging Sixties with its '60's Retro Rock n' Roll Fever Nite' theme party from 10pm onwards. Amongst the evening's highlights will be prizes for the best Sixties attire.

To help revellers unwind and re-charge after an exhilarating night, Zest's New Year's Day 'Recovery Brunch' will showcase sumptuous seafood specialties like Grilled Tiger Prawns, Rock Lobsters, and brunch favourites like Eggs Benedict and Spanish Tapas. The brunch, which will also a feature a free flow of chilled juices and soft drinks, will be available from noon to 3pm.

For more information, contact the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa's Sales & Marketing Department at 085-421121 ext 7330.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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