For the first time ever, three of Carlsberg Malaysia's premium beer brands presented three awards at the 4th TimeOut KL Food Awards 2012 on 27 November. Held at Zebra Square, KL the three awards were for the "Best European Restaurant", "Best Japanese Restaurant" and "Outstanding Chef of the Year".
Chef Garth Welsh, persistently creating dishes to help put Westin KL’s restaurants on the culinary pedestal received the honourable "Outstanding Chef of the Year" Award, presented with pleasure by super premium French beer, Kronenbourg 1664. He shared, "Apart from a good team and quality ingredients, a chef's skills, experience and individual creativity are extremely crucial."
Following award was the "Best European Restaurant" presented by Grimbergen, premium Belgian abbey beer, awarded to El Cerdo, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL. El Cerdo is arguably one of the first few pioneer restaurants which broke away from the predominantly halal scene in KL by introducing an all-pork dining. El Cerdo offers an extensive mixture of Spanish, German and Italian cooking.
Last but not least, the "Best Japanese Restaurant" award, proudly presented by no. 1 Japanese beer around the world, Asahi Super Dry, went to Kampachi, Pavilion KL for their spiffy décor, minimalist wooden furniture, oriental paintings and of course, their top notch mainstay dishes such as chirashi sushi, handmade soba and seasonal sashimi cuts.
The TimeOut KL Food Awards 2012 is an award fully nominated and voted by readers. Among other notable awards presented that evening were "Best New Restaurant", "Best Chinese", "Best Malaysian", "Best Indian", "Best Healthy Eats", "Best Meat" and many more. Kicked off in July earlier this year, the initial 19 category selection welcomed an additional category, “Bloggers’ Choice Award” which summed up to finally 20 categories.