For The Haven Resort Hotel, Ipoh, it is the best or nothing. The pioneering green development has put Ipoh on the world map with its 43 prestigious local and international accolades (and still counting!). Plus its multitude of ever-increasing facilities designed to cater to residents and guests of three generations (grandparents, parents and children), it is no wonder that The Haven is a 2017 Travellers’ Choice Award winner, the highest honour given by TripAdvisor.
Since Ipoh is hailed as a food haven, the exclusive retreat which advocates healthy living will be the crème de la crème with its MSG-free cuisines, just as Mum would make at home. The Cuisines, named the Country winner for Luxury Hotel Restaurant of the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016, has its chefs visiting the market every day to source for only the freshest ingredients.
Hence, for this Ramadan period which is a time for tranquility and reflection, the buffet with healthy ‘clean’ food at the Cuisines @ The Haven will truly be a feast for all of your senses.
Befitting its name, the world class luxury resort is a real haven brimming with nature splendour and a care-free atmosphere. Imagine breaking your fast with this postcard-perfect view: the iconic 14-storey high limestone outcrop among undulating forest-clad karst hills being mirrored glass-like by an emerald-hued lake. Take in the stunning view to your heart’s content while tucking into a halal feast bursting with traditional flavour and choice!
For the first time ever, the Iftar menu features bona fide kampong-style food synonymous with the many states in Malaysia. Running on the theme “Kampong Boy”, it is presented buffet style in all its glory to those seeking the taste of their hometown and childhood. Families can also opt for the dishes to be served in a dome container for sharing, available upon request with a notice of 3 days. The Cuisines has a capacity of 120 while the Lakeside Gallery can cater up to 250.
The culinary team, headed by executive sous chef Megat Danial Aizat who was trained in a Michelin-starred restaurant in France, offers specially crafted heritage delicacies such as ulam raja, nasi hujan panas, ayam kari kapitan, ayam kalio padang, daging salai masak lemak, kambing vindaloo, ikan tenggiri belado, pajeri nenas, labu masak lemak and more. Of course, no celebratory meal is complete without the dessert: Malay kuih, bubur kacang hijau and pudding. Upon request, individual items on the menu can be tailored according to diners’ preferences.
Also, pair your ultimate palate-pleasing experience with a stay at the lakeside paradise as you stand a chance to win a one night luxury suite’s stay worth RM1500 when you dine in the restaurant. Dovetailing the prehistoric site dating over 280 million years with the convenience of city living, the one-of-a-kind setting is equipped with 8-level 24-hour security system, impeccable yet un-snooty service and is disabled-friendly, another plus point. Nestled at the edge of a lush virgin forest, The Haven, endowed with aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, is only a 15-minute drive away from the city centre, a fact hard to believe in, yet true.
To date, business and leisure guests from over 50 countries have visited and stayed in this untouched location. Many international conglomerates such as Shell, Petronas and The Emirates have also held their functions here, a testament of The Haven’s well-sustained quality. Your turn now!