Candlelight Set Dinner

This article is part of my 2019 Cameron Highlands trip series.

Special thanks to Copthorne Cameron Highlands for extending this food review invitation.

During our stay at Copthorne Cameron Highlands, we have the pleasure of experiencing the hotel's 5-course candlelight dinner. The menu is personally crafted by Executive Chef Khor, whose area of expertise is Western cuisine.
The candlelight dinner is typically served at 18° Celsius Cafe. A fancy table is set next to the fireplace for a romantic effect. Dinner can also be served at the Cricket Lounge upon request. The scenery just outside Cricket Lounge is idyllic indeed.
Fruit punch is served as soon as we are seated. Baguette and bread rolls are also provided to keep the appetite up. At Copthorne Cameron Highlands, the pastries are baked in-house to ensure freshness.
The first course is spicy chicken salad with green apples, Italian chicory and ice plant. Ice plant has tiny water sacs on its surface that resemble frozen dew. The vegetable is mildly salty since the plant accumulates salt from the soil. Ice plant is now grown in several farms in Cameron Highlands. You can purchase this vegetable at Kea Farm Market next to the hotel.
The next delicacy is French onion soup. The soup has a fairly strong taste and serves to heighten one's taste buds. Also served is a slice of cheese-crusted baguette.
Next, the slushy strawberry sorbet is meant to cleanse the palate before the main course. Garnished with fresh strawberries, the sorbet's fruity sweetness is absolutely gratifying.
There are several choices for the main dish. The lamb shank is a good choice of red meat. The lamb is braised au jus with spices such as cardamom; the thick gravy helps to suppress the lamb's strong smell. On the side is a hearty serving of mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Should you prefer seafood, grilled salmon is a good choice. Two succulent salmon fillets, seared with grill marks, are served with creamy Hollandaise sauce. This dish comes with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes too.
This evening's dessert is a large serving of chocolate cake. The cake is decorated with chopped nuts, butter and chocolate curls, chocolate sauce and a strawberry. If you love the rich taste of cocoa, the chocolate cake is certainly your cup of tea.
As per tradition, the course meal ends with a hot drink of diners' choice. We opted for Americano and hot chocolate.
Copthorne Cameron Highlands' Candlelight Set Dinner is priced at RM198.00 net per couple. This dinner is also part of the hotel's Honeymoon Package, which also includes a 2-night stay in the Executive Suite, welcome tea with scones, flower bouquet, strawberry platter, a chauffeured countryside tour and a mystery gift.
Name: Copthorne Cameron Highlands
Address: Batu 43, Kea Farm, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Contact: 05-496-1777
Business hours: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Website: Click here
Coordinates: 4.50517 N, 101.40885 E
Directions: Copthorne Cameron Highlands is located at Kea Farm, a small farming village halfway between Brinchang and Tringkap. Customers may park in the hotel's basement levels.

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