Desaru Coast, Malaysia’s premier destination resort, proudly announces the return of its signature dining program, the Gourmet Series – A Malaysian Journey. This year’s edition will feature three remarkable fine-dining experiences curated by award-winning Malaysian chefs, each with notable mentions in the first MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

The 2023 Desaru Coast Gourmet Series will showcase the culinary prowess of three acclaimed chefs: Chef Johnson Wong, founder of gēn Penang and Communal Table by gēn; Michelin-starred Chef Su Kim Hock of Au Jardin, Penang; and Chef Raymond Tham, co-founder and executive chef of Skillet KL and Beta. Each instalment of the series will highlight collaborations between these distinguished chefs and Executive Chefs at Desaru Coast’s five-star resorts and properties, offering guests an exclusive opportunity to savor innovative Malaysian dishes.

Series I kicks off in May with Chef Johnson Wong at Sea.Fire.Salt. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, where he will collaborate with Executive Chef Fahdrul Abd Malek to create a unique degustation menu of redefined Straits Food. Guests can enjoy an array of dishes, including succulent oysters with cucumber broth, Char-grilled prawns with coconut butter sauce, and rendang tok braised lamb cutlets, among other mouthwatering delights. Dinner sessions will be complemented by wine pairings handpicked by a sommelier and sponsored by Moët & Chandon, Whispering Angel, and Terrazas de los Andes.

Series II takes place in September at One&Only Desaru Coast, featuring Chef Su Kim Hock in collaboration with Chef Johnson Wong for an exceptional six-hand dining experience. Series III, scheduled for November, will be helmed by Chef Raymond Tham at the Big Easy Bar & Grill, The Els Club Desaru Coast.

The Desaru Coast Gourmet Series is proudly sponsored by Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and the Johor Economic, Tourism, and Cultural Office (JETCO), which supports and promotes Malaysian cuisine to the world.

For more information, visit Desaru Coast’s website, or contact Desaru Coast Concierge at +6016 771 7442 or +6016 913 0813. Explore the culinary wonders of Malaysia at the Desaru Coast Gourmet Series 2023 and create unforgettable memories at one of TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places of 2021.

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