Rockin' Christmas and New Year's Eve Feast at Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

As I write this blog entry, Christmas is just a month and a half away from now. I certainly am beginning to get into the merry mood now. I just can't wait for Christmas to come. Well though we are still weeks away, it is never too early to plan a Christmas and New Year's celebration with friends and family. It's that time for year again where everybody meets up in such joyful cheers. 

Hard Rock Hotel Penang is here to introduce the delightful cuisines that awaits you for this coming festive celebration.  

Alright, I'm pretty sure you will be curious to know what is in the buffet spread for this year's celebration. 

Shown above is Sous Chef, Mohd Faizal bin Aris

Are you all set to start drooling? Haha.. Below are the delicious spread which you can indulge away during Christmas Eve.

Prawns & Peach Shooters

Nice big succulent prawns that came with a nice sweet tangy salsa.

Petit Seared Rare Beef with Edamame & Thai Coconut Dresing

A nice petite bite size appetizer which was served with the dressing which was creamy smooth with a tinge of sweetness. Cover the beef with the sauce and you have something so pleasurable to the palate. 

Creamy Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Shredded Cheese

A nice heartwarming creamy soup and with the addition of shredded cheese into it, it does give the soup an enhanced unique taste and a soft cheesy bite.

Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy & Cranberry Sauce , Glazed Nuts, Sage Bread Stuffing, Sweet Potato and Seasonal Vegetables

Somehow no dining is complete without Turkey. Hard Rock's Roasted Turkey looks so welcoming upon looking at it. It's like love at first sight more like sudden I'm so hungry at first sight haha.. It's so hard to resist such tempation. The turkey was tender and nothing beats having it with the Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce...Can I have more of it please :)

Seafood Nori Roulade with Cauliflower Puree & Red Capsicum Salsa

The seafood nori roulade was something interesting. A rich creamy taste of the cauliflower puree together with tangy sourness of the salsa, does give the roulade an interesting mixture of flavours.

Blackened Red Snapper with Squid Ink Noodle & Cherry Tomato Stew

Chocolate & Cherry Yule Logs

The usual items found during Christmas is Turkey and the 2nd common item is the Yule Log cake. It is always beautiful to see it , before people start 'chopping' the log down haha... 

Strawberry Fruit Meringue

Aren't these the cutest dessert you have ever seen. This is certainly something that will attract the attention.

So we have seen part of the delicious spread which will be available on the buffet line during Christmas Eve and now let's have a peek at the menu for the coming New Year's Eve.

Asian Charred Baby Octopus

Gateau of Avocado, Tomato & Crab meat Salad

First glance and I thought it was some miniature nasi lemak but it was actually a 3 layered item which consisted of chunks of avocado at the bottom, and tomato and crab meat salad on top of it..

Salmon Gravlax & Red Snapper Hinava

Crabmeat Otak-otak with Chili Marmalade

Fish is usually the main ingredient used for otak-otak in general but this time around, the chefs has made a twist to it and used creab meat. Wow! Something exciting. The sweetness of the crab meat did surely give the otak-otak a nice tinge of sweetness and not forgetting the fragrant aroma and nice spice flavours it had.

Wok Fried Slipper Lobsters with Dried Chili Flakes, Curry Leaf & Garlic

The usage of the dried chili flakes and especially the curry leaves does certainly gives the dish a nice fragrant aroma.

Grilled Beef Steaks with Sundried Tomato Hollandaise

Tendy juicy beef steaks tasted so good with the Hollandaise sauce. The nice creamy buttery sauce surely complimented the steak well.

Braised Duck Nyonya Style with Herbs

Instead of the usual roasted duck, the ducks is braised with herbs giving it a nice oriental flavour to it. 

Miniature Passion Fruit Cheese Cake

Green Tea Panna Cotta

Semi Freddo with Berries

This was the bomb. It kept me coming back for more. It was a mousse dessert with chocolate bits in it. It was so GOOD that I just couldn't no resist having more of it. Now as I type, makes me craving for it ..Noooooooo.. :(

Everything looked so good doesn't it. Well start counting the days to Christmas and New Year's Eve now haha :)

Christmas Eve Rock 'N' Roll Buffet Dinner
24 December 2016
Adult: RM 190nett per pax
Child 6-12 yr : RM 96 nett per pax

New Year's Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner
31 December 2016
Adult: RM 199nett per pax
Child 6-12 yr : RM 99 nett per pax

So apart from the festive rockin' meals at Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the hotel has also laid out tons of special promotion as we welcome the year end holiday as well as the celebrations. So here are the promotions that you wouldn't want to miss!

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Plan Your Rock Star Holiday Now

Experience Hard Rock Hotel Penang's new rock inspired rooms. All 250-rooms are newly refurbished with new interiors and features with new contemporary workspace, BOSE Sound Systems and 50-inch LED flat screen TVs with free HD on demand blockbuster movies. Book direct to enjoy exclusive perks.

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Dine Like a Rock Star
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Starz Diner with a wide selection of Chrismas goodies to you to indulge away. 

Christmas Eve Rock 'N' Roll Buffet Dinner
24 December 2016
Adult: RM 190nett per pax
Child 6-12 yr : RM 96 nett per pax

If you fancy something more formal, then head over to Hard Rock Café Penang as they are offering a 4-course dinner at RM185 nett per person.

While on Christmas day, the Pizzeria is offering buffet lunch at RM 90 nett per adult and RM 46 nett per child , ages 6-12 years old. Savour away western cuisine with a hint of Italian and Mexican.

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Shop Like a Rock Star

Have a rockin' Christmas shopping at the Rock Shop. Shop til you drop? haha 

Here's the best part, the Rock Shop is giving away goodies for every minimum spend of RM 450 starting from 26 November 2016 until 1 Jan 2017.

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Rejuvenate by Christmas

Pamper your loved ones and yourself to a spa session at the Rock Spa with a  special Christmas Galore spa package. The package is inclusive of foot cleanse, Hard Rock Massage, body scrub and gifts - lavender massage oil and voucher. Enjoy the 2-hour treatment at only RM 250 instead of RM 320 per person and RM 550 instead of RM 640 for 2 persons. This offer is only valid during the month of December 2016 only. 

Read more about my experience on Rhythm and Motion Spa Treatment at Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

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Welcome 2017 Over Good Food with Friends and Family

Usher in the brand New Year with a scrumptious International Buffet spread at Starz Diner

New Year's Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner
31 December 2016
Adult: RM 199nett per pax
Child 6-12 yr : RM 99 nett per pax

You may opt for an outdoor buffet at the Pizzeria at RM 199 nett per adult and RM 99 nett per child, ages 6-12 years old. 

Hard Rock Café on the other hand  is offering a 4-course dinner on New Year's Eve at RM 195 nett per pax inclusive of a starter, soup, a choice of main course and dessert.

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Party Like a Rock Star

Don't miss out on the Jingle Bell Rock Party at Hard Rock Café Penang on Christmas Eve Party with DJ Stephanie Cass and the Bungalow band from Jakarta, Indonesia. RM 85 nett per person inclusive of 2 selected drinks and a party pack.

Alternatively party goers can join New Year's Eve Party at the poolside. Join the countdown and enjoy live music performances by The Jazzhats, party tunes by AFORadio Djs, games and fireworks. Get your early bird ticket at only RM 65 nett until 15 Dec 2016. Tickets are availble for purchase at the Main Rock Shop and Front Desk or book your tickets at 

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For dining reservations at Starz Diner or Pizzeria, kindly contact +604-886 8057 or email

For Hard Rock Café , kindly contact +604-886 8050 or email

Thanking Hard Rock Hotel Penang for hosting.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017 :)

Oh yes, the hotel is currently having this charity drive called Rock-A-Duck.

Quack For A Cause & WIN a 7 Days/ 6 Nights Trip to
Hard Rock Bali, Pattaya and Penang! 
Hard Rock Hotel Penang is raising funds for Sekolah Kebangsaan Pendidikan Khas Persekutuan, a school for the hearing impaired. Donate RM10 in exchange for a rubber duck to support the cause!

The ducks are available at the front desk.

Make a donation and if you’re the lucky ones, you might win yourself one of these prizes:

1st prize: 3D 2N stay in Hard Rock Hotel Penang + Bali + Pattaya inclusive of flight tickets for 2 persons only (Flights ex Kuala Lumpur / ex Penang)

2nd prize: 3D 2N stay in a Lagoon Deluxe room at Hard Rock Hotel Penang

3rd prize: 3D 2N stay in a Seaview Deluxe room at Hard Rock Hotel Penang

For more information about the Rock-A-Duck, kindly click HERE

For more information:
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Feringghi Beach, 
11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel : + 604 - 881 1711

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