Inspired by the majesty of the classic Chinese heritage, Celestial Court is a grand restaurant adorned with artifacts and exclusive works of modern art that echo elegant traditions and royal dynasties—an ideal setting for celebratory banquets, corporate functions, fine appreciation of masterful cuisine or simply casual dining.
Executive Chef Vincent Loo is a lifelong scholar of the extensive Chinese culinary arts, and has selected the most popular and enticing dishes from this beloved fare for his innovative menu. By combining new ideas and classic interpretations, he offers creative courses for all to savor without forgetting the food’s honored traditions. Begin with Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall before you move to our signature steamed baby ribs with glutinous rice and barbecued dried meat, or Celestial Court’s Special fried rice. Finish on a sweet note with double-boiled hasma with Chinese pear, ginseng, and sweet potatoes, served with glutinous rice balls. Guests can also enjoy a leisurely dim sum Sunday brunch as the talented chefs showcase a seemingly infinite selection of the best of the Cantonese tradition.
An enthusiastic and energetic personality, Chef Loo expresses his warmth and passion through the flavors of his masterpieces and his personal interactions with guests—don’t be surprised if you see your ideas and personal preferences incorporated into future creations, simply a way of life at Celestial Court in the chef’s continuous efforts to explore the boundaries of this delightful cuisine. A list of premium wines and spirits includes choices for all dining occasions. Private and semi-private dining areas, divided by beautiful Chinese screens, are available upon request.
The intimate and charming Pavilions Lounge is an inviting evening retreat for an appéretif or a nightcap, serving a full selection of international beers, acclaimed champagnes, fine wines and premium spirits for every occasion. As the lights dim, creating a sensual yet cozy ambience, eyes float above the bar to the lobby's dramatic centerpiece: a capacious atrium that reaches into the mezzanine floor and is the base for an upper-level fountain. The gentle flow of cascading water above is a soothing backdrop to your early evening; later in the night, our talented musicians perform a repertoire of popular tunes and evergreen favorites that add a dash of sophistication to your rendezvous.
A selection of light fare and hors d'oeurves is available, innovative creations by the chef featuring pizzas and exotic finger foods.
Warm tones of orange and chocolate combine to tease the eyes and seduce the palate at Toastina Café & Bar. This stylish café offers a delicious range of refreshing salads, hot soups, scrumptious pies, build-your-own-sandwiches, indulgent cakes and sweets, and other snacks. This is the perfect place for a quick lunch, a lazy afternoon of divine desserts, or simply a comfortable break with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.
Two glass showcases filled with tempting pastries, cakes, éclairs, cupcakes, muffins, and other sweets may prove hard to resist. Choose from varieties of premium-brew coffees, signature chocolates, refreshing iced toasticcinos, freshly-squeezed juices, energy-booster mixes, fruity drinks, and local favorites.
A glass partition separates the café from the bar and lounge area. Here, oversized sofas and low coffee tables create snug corners for small gatherings and private conversations.
Or watch the world go by in our alfresco seating comprising strong rattan sofas with bright orange cushions. The soothing sounds of falling water from a nearby wall provide comfort while you sip on a drink and sample delicious snacks.
In a welcoming departure from the typical Kuala Lumpur Italian restaurant, the award-winning Villa Danieli is an inviting, free-standing trattoria styled after a country home and offering homey specialties that toast warm camaraderie, hearty feasting, and the celebration of great food and wine.
Your intimate dining experience is set against a mural created by Mindy Lehrman Cameron depicting a lively dining scene in the restaurant’s interior, flanked by a rough finishing that recreates the ambience of a typical Italian villa. Hand-painted ceramic tabletops complement the array of dishes personally prepared from the kitchen, each with its own distinct character.
Executive Sous Chef Gaetano Di Stefano menu is a direct and heartfelt translation of true Italian recipes, where pasta is lovingly created by hand, sauces infused with aromatic herbs, and meats grilled with culinary flair. Find yourself transported to the Italian countryside with a taste of the chefs’ classic preparation, bowing to tradition to faithfully convey the spirit of the cuisine.
Experience our signature dishes such as poached king prawns with crispy vegetables and black tomato and strawberry coulisse and the classic seafood spaghetti. Beef tenderloin is served with pan-seared foie gras, perfectly accompanied by honey Marsala beef jus, mashed pumpkin, and vegetables. Complete your meal with signature desserts like our tiramisu or almond panna cotta served with berries salad.
Essence is a one-of-a-kind culinary concept in Kuala Lumpur, serving interactive all-day à la carte and international buffet menus brought to life with flair by master chefs, to guests and diners seeking an exceptional, indigenous gourmet event. Against a stunning backdrop of bright, contrasting colors from flashy red and trendy black to warm orange and yellow hues offset by a bold hand-laid mosaic wall, the lively ambience offered here is a burst of fresh air in the city's dining scene, and is already energizing dining here - from casual meals and friendly get-togethers to business meals and gourmet explorations - like never before.
Master chefs create dishes from around the world with visual drama and theatrics at live cooking stations and in show kitchens for a dining event that engages all your senses and heartily satisfies the appetite, using the freshest local produce. Watch chefs magically conjure local dishes at the Asian favorites counter and fire up the western grill with the choicest steaks, or select your favorite treats at our dim sum display and savor the premium selection of our seafood raw bar as pasta is expertly tossed at the noodle bar. Finally, we invite you to succumb to our decadent dessert spiral, an eye-catching work of art in itself - we promise that all your wildest gastronomical dreams will come true.
Essence extends the warmest Malaysian hospitality topped with international-level service that exceeds every expectation.