Fine Food Sampling at Flames, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Located at the heart of the capital city of Sabah, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is a 5-star business hotel just 15 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The hotel is designed to appeal to both high-end leisure travellers as well as corporate and meetings markets.

A bunch of Bloggers was privileged to be invited to go sample some fine foods that Flames have to offer. I was so pleased to be invited along for the first time.

We were also invited into the exclusive Le Méridien Club Lounge which is only available to guests staying on the Le Méridien Club Floors. So excited!

The two prestigious Club Floors and the exclusive Le Méridien Club Lounge have sweeping views of either the South China Sea or city, with a glimpse of majestic Mount Kinabalu. Le Méridien Club lounge is located on the 12th floor and opens for breakfast, evening cocktails and canapés. The lounge has superb sea views with comfortable leather lounge seats and a separate dining area, internet and business centre access and international newspapers.

Serene and Magnificent view from the 12th Floor!

Their beautiful entrance

Have a bite, a drink or two while enjoying the view

What could be a better view that this?

These gentlemen were working on their laptop while facing this magnificent view

Thru my camera lens at sunset

My shot of the day from Le Meridien

Let's not forget the food at the back


Something fresh perhaps?

Creamy seafood!

They have liquor and fresh juices too

After that, we were invited to Flames for the food sampling sessions

FLAMES ~ Prime Steaks. Fine Wines. Great Times.

Flames, a casual, stylish steak restaurant that is Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu’s latest dining option, showcases the best quality, prime steaks for Kota Kinabalu diners.

Flames is a transformation of the hotel lobby lounge’s upperdeck, a small and intimate former drinks-and-refreshments niche that has given way to just 24 seats for lovers of luscious, prime steaks and most things non-vegetarian. Open daily, Kota Kinabalu’s only international steak restaurant will cater to lunch and dinner guests from 12pm – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 10pm.

The restaurant’s concept of casual, stylish dining in favour of great quality food, showcasing signature steaks, is a serious effort to truly please the palates of Kota Kinabalu city’s steak aficionados.

Oh man! These chairs are huge. It's like I can sit on them forever xD

According to the Chef, this year they take simple ingredients to a whole new level.
Have it your way as FLAMES introduces a range of homemade sauces, toppings and condiments…all spiced up with their signature style!

Before the Starter, we given these with their own bakery made bread

Their breads are sun dried

Red wine were served but I am a Apple Cider lover 

Each of us were presented with this - Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Yippee! "Signed Up"!

 Jasmine Tea Infused Duck Breast Confit
Shaved fennel, caramelized fruit, cress and peach dressing

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Roasted macadamia nut and truffle oil - RM25
This is my favourite!!! SERIOUSLY, I want MORE please!

Pan Seared Scallop
Avocado tapenade, Japanese tofu, mandarin orange and miso dressing - RM32

Oven Baked Fillet of Cod
Porcini mushroom, asparagus, strawberry and red wine reduction -RM78

Maltagliati Pasta
Chicken fillet, cherry tomato and basil pesto - RM42

Passion Fruit Sorbet - Yummy!

Slow Cooked Black Angus Beef Fillet
Braised red cabbage, baby vegetables and shallot reduction - Wow! Eat in Silent,  -Happy-

Swiss Milk Chocolate Mousse
Crispy rice and raspberry puree - Sweet Sins!

Ronnefeldt Tea to wash down all these delicious food!

Flames was kind enough to reduce the portion size of all these food in order for us to sample all of them. So, the portion in these photos are sampling size just for us :)

Last but not least something from Flames:-

Director of Food & Beverage, Mr Mogan comments, “I believe we have a winning hand here with the city’s first and only international steak restaurant. We have the most extensive selection of prime quality steaks available in the city and the creative input that the whole team brings is simply immense. Engaging + vibrant yet relaxed, from the service to the food – the energy level at Flames is very high. This is a wonderful opportunity for Kota Kinabalu diners to enjoy an exhilarating dining option from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, the city’s leading hotel choice.”

Cheers! :D

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