Grand Opening Grazing Table Ideas

Congratulations! You've poured your heart and soul into your new business, and now it's time to celebrate with a grand opening bash. But the thought of planning a full-blown catered event can leave your wallet feeling faint. Fear not, savvy entrepreneur! The solution lies in a trendier, more budget-friendly option: the grazing table.

What is a Grazing Table?

Imagine a feast fit for royalty, spread across a beautiful table, and designed for guests to mingle and nibble as they please. That's the magic of a grazing table! It's like a buffet, but elevated and oh-so-instagrammable.

Why Choose a Grazing Table for Your Grand Opening?

Budget-friendly: No need for servers or fancy rentals. You control the portions and variety, making it easier to stay within budget.

Visually stunning: Think vibrant colours, creative arrangements, and mouthwatering displays that wow your guests.

Catered to all: Offer sweet and savoury options, vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices, to accommodate diverse palates.

Flexibility: Set it up indoors or outdoors surrounded by grand opening flowers, and guests can graze at their own pace throughout the event.

Grazing Table Ideas with a Malaysian Twist:

“Selera Warisan Kampung” Ramadan Buffet 2024 at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur

This Ramadan, let's berbuka the “Selera Warisan Kampung” way at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur!
The Ramadhan buffet features an extensive array of more than 300 dishes prepared by the culinary team led by Executive Chef , Suzaini Mohamed Salih.
From traditional iftar staples like dates, soup, to delicious mains like succulent meats, seafood, Bubur Lambuk Istimewa, vegetables and finish with fresh fruits to a wide variety selection of desserts, making it a joy to feast.
Not only that. diners can also indulge the famous “Nasi Kandar Saddam” as a part of their special Ramadan spread with the Ayam Goreng Bawang and Daging Masak Hitam which is served with boiled egg and vegetables.

A Skyscraping Rendezvous @ TRACE Restaurant & Bar, Element Kuala Lumpur

Furnished with large floor-to-ceiling windows boasting scenic Kuala Lumpur skyline views, and featuring an airy space and laid-back ambiance, Element Kuala Lumpur’s high-floor restaurant located on the 40th floor, TRACE Restaurant & Bar is all set to unveil a brand new dining concept this February 2024. What’s being presented is a 10-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu that will be introduced with the title A Skyscraping Rendezvous that capsulized the picturesque dining experience.
This gastronomic journey is an innovative creation by their talented culinary team, led by Executive Chef Taib Ridhwan and Senior Sous Chef Hasrul Hawari. Crafted with the intention of allowing guests to savor each dish at a leisurely pace, this indulgent session spans approximately 90 minutes, promising a casual, relaxing weekend afternoon filled with culinary flairs.

Blending elements from Western, Malay, and Chinese cuisines to harmonize with the discerning Malaysian palate, the tasting menu unfolds with a vibrant Niçoise Salad in a Jar, where the service team will shake and mix the jar before serving right before you, adding a theatrical touch to the opening.
Continue the gourmet adventure with a medley of seafood starters, including a delicately assembled Prawn Cocktail, as well as the Salmon Mosaic in Thai-style garlic chili oil that ensures to tantalize your taste buds. Then, be prepared for the chef’s very own take on the classic baked half-shell seafood dish, Creamy Spinach Scallop Rockefeller. Served in an elegant bamboo basket, this classic dish is elevated with smoke puffing out as you lift the lid, creating a show-stopping moment to conclude first leg of the experience.
A palate-cleansing Orange Sorbet and silky smooth Cauliflower Velouté follow, setting the stage for the main courses to be presented. Dig into the fusion specialty of local Malaysian flavors in the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, or better known as “Daging Harimau Menangis” among our chefs, featuring medium-cooked, crispy-edged and tender cuts of meat, paired with a homemade chili and coriander Siamese dip.

Citarasa Kampung Ku Ramanda Buffet by Courtyard by Marriot Setia Alam

Wondering where to break fast this coming Ramadan? Citarasa Kampung Ku Ramanda Buffet by Courtyard by Marriot Setia Alam is our top picks for people around Klang and Setia Alam.

Here, diners can embrace the essence of breaking fast with a buffet feast that takes you home to the many states across Malaysia, including bazaar signature dishes such as Kambing Bakar Percik Tanjung Buloh, Brisket Rendang Opor Pahang, Periuk Sup Meletop Kedah and many more.
The buffet is meticulously put together by Executive Chef Arfizan Abdul Rahim and Chef Firdaus Aiman Bin Zammani. Dive into the staple of all Hari Raya gatherings, succulently-spiced Goreng-goreng, Satay, Kebabs, Kerabu-kerabu, Roti John, Kuih Raya and various Rendang complete with fresh nasi impit, ketupat and lemang.

Bath & Body Works Rallies Customers to Share What Makes Them Feel Luminous

Radiant, rich and luxe are three words Bath & Body Works customers are using to describe its newest fragrance, Luminous, which officially launches in stores nationwide and online on 26 Jan 2024. According to a Bath & Body Works survey, 77% of consumers love getting complimented on the scent they wear though 83% say they wear a fragrance for themselves rather than to impress others. So, for the launch of Luminous, the retailer is tapping into the power of fragrance and calling for customers to "share their shine" and show how this new fragrance makes them feel luminous from the inside out.
L-R: Mr Jason Foo, Assistant General Manager of Bath & Body Works Southeast Asia and Mr Matthew Greg, General Manager of Bath & Body Works Southeast Asia at the launch of the Luminous collection.

With a purpose to make the world a brighter, happier place through the power of fragrance, Bath & Body Works is encouraging customers to let their radiance shine with its 'Share Your Shine' campaign. By using #ShareYourShine and tagging, customers can share how the fragrance makes them feel luminous.
"Our customers view scent and fragrance as part of their identity, so by bringing an elevated yet accessible product to a passionate community, we have all the makings of a sharing and engagement campaign that celebrates our customers and is anchored in empowerment," said Jamie Sohosky, Chief Marketing Officer at Bath & Body Works.

As the newest addition to Bath & Body Works' prestigious and extensive fine fragrance portfolio, Luminous was created to make every day and night feel like a special occasion. The renowned fragrance retailer, who collaborates with world-class perfumers, partnered with master perfumer, David Apel, to bring the inspiration to life through the creation of the fragrance.

Wel-Kam the Auspicious Year of the Dragon with a Special Edition Chinese New Year Flavour, Somersby Mandarin Orange 0.0’s!

As festive red lanterns go up and mesmerising lion dancers twirl marking the arrival of Chinese New Year (CNY) each year, one essential element steals the spotlight – mandarin oranges. Let’s get ready for the ultimate CNY celebration as Somersby 0.0 unveils the showstopper of the season – its new limited flavour Somersby Mandarin Orange 0.0!
Brimming with optimism in a can, the innovative Somersby Mandarin Orange 0.0 is an open invitation to enjoy light-hearted and playful moments thoroughly. With tons of fun and lively family reunions and get-togethers lined up to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, this refreshing new taste is the perfect addition to celebrations. That's not all - Mandarin oranges, also known as 'KAM' in Cantonese, are synonymous with gold and considered a symbol of prosperity, adding that extra layer of significance to CNY! Isn’t that wonderful!
Sure to add a zesty and citrusy twist to consumers’ festivities, this non-alcoholic, sparkling drink is bursting with fruity goodness. The aroma exudes delightful mandarin orange notes, while the crisp taste combines sweetness with the tanginess of citrus fruits, offering consumers heaps of ‘huat’, fun, and happiness. Best served over ice, this refreshing beverage can be savoured on its own or as a complement to delicious CNY food.

“This CNY, Somersby Mandarin Orange 0.0 brings buzzing excitement to alcohol-free drinkers with its pleasant sparkling sweetness, making it a perfect KAM-panion to Wel-KAM the festivities, whilst offering a cool and refreshing touch to combat the hot weather. This is our way of wishing our consumers more ‘ong’ [prosperity in English] and an abundance of happiness in ‘wel-KAM-ing’ the lunar new year,” commented Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.

Fahrenheit88 Partners with Old Master Q (老夫子) for a Celebration of Happiness

This new year, Fahrenheit88 welcomes the Year of the Dragon with boundless joy with its ‘The Rise of Happiness’ Chinese New Year celebration from now to 25 February 2024. This immersive celebration harmoniously blends cultural traditions with a contemporary twist, promising a unique experience for shoppers and visitors.
In an exciting partnership with the legendary Old Master Q (老夫子), the campaign brings to life the vibrant energy of the city through authentic Hong Kong street vibes, delectable culinary experiences, festive gifts, and an exclusive art exhibition showcasing contemporary artwork of Old Master Q. As you stroll through our Main Entrance, shoppers will be welcomed by the warm glow of Hong Kong Street lights, friendly greetings, and Instagram-worthy Old Master Q characters. Keep an eye out for QR codes to unlock a mind-blowing XR experience, where Old Master Q characters come to life, leaping off your screen. It’s a visual feast that’ll have you snapping pictures like there’s no tomorrow!
Shop ‘till you drop at their Chinese New Year Market located at the Main Atrium, Ground Floor. Explore an exquisite array of festive hampers, house decorations and delectable snacks at Taste of Asia that are designed to be the ideal gifts for friends and family. Then experience the essence of Hong Kong street food by treating yourself to the aromatic signature egg puff waffle and the rich flavor of curry fish balls at 90’s Snacky, or shop for your favourite childhood snacks. Relish the nostalgia of Old Master Q by bringing home a merchandise such as plushies, t-shirts and tote bags, from the Pudgy CNY booth.
Calling fans of Old Master Q! Step into the world of art at the ‘60th Old Master Q: Joy and Innovation in Dragon Year’ Exhibition, located at Atrium, Ground Floor. The exhibition marks a significant milestone in the legacy of Old Master Q as we enter the 60th Anniversary and unveils the mesmerizing ‘OMQ Shadow Series’. The ‘OMQ Shadow Series’ is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary elements, casting the beloved character in a new light that is both nostalgic and innovative. Shoppers can discover different unique styles of Old Master Q through a series of collaborations with other well-known artists, projects and brands such as Pudgy Penguins by The Igloo Company, Mindblown Universe by Mindblowon Studio, Cupid-Q by, ZERO3-Q by, Girypto by Kadokawa Gempak Starz, and others.

Dragonite Feast for the Year Of The Wood Dragon @ Dorsett Hartamas

With preparation for the coming Lunar New Year picking up a feverish pace, the culinary team at Dorsett Hartamas is seen busy orchestrating a feast befitting the festivity.
For the 1st time, Dorsett Hartamas presents four meticulously curated set menus. All the set menus feature dishes that are not only palatable and value-for-money; but also carries profound auspicious connotations, weaving a tapestry of good fortune and prosperity.
Looking for a reunion meal venue? A first at Table Talk for sure to start off the Year of The Dragon on a gastronomic note, Chef Lai Chan Meng or better known as Chef Meng has curated four distinct set menus with a gastronomic flourish. Available from now till 24th February 2024, one can opt for the Prosperous Beginning set menu priced at RM388 nett per set. The 8-course menu is ideal for 2 to 3 persons and includes the Dish of Prosperity.
The more the merrier as the saying goes and if you are a party of 4 to 5 persons, go for the 9-course Joyous Spring set menu which comes with a Yee Sang, seafood broth, Thai mango chicken, butter prawns, deepfried siakap with sweet and sour sauce, stirfried broccoli with sea cucumber and mushroom, Yong Chow fried rice with brined fish and a 2-course dessert. This menu is priced at RM688 nett.

Soar into The Year of The Dragon with Pavilion REIT Malls

As the Year of the Rabbit comes to an end, Pavilion REIT Malls is ready to welcome the Year of the Dragon with big celebrations across its malls, anticipating a year filled with luck, prosperity, and good health in 2024!

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur exudes imperial mastery this Year of the Dragon with its ‘Dragon Dynasty’ Chinese New Year celebrations until 25 February 2024. The highlight of this year’s festive decorations features two magnificent golden dragons, guardians of the precious oriental pearl, descending from the auspicious clouds into Pavilion KL’s Centre Court, enveloping the mall with blessings of wealth, good luck and happiness. Elements reminiscent of mystical mountain tops pay homage to Chinese folklore, creating a rich and immersive experience.
For a second consecutive year, Pavilion KL is partnering with Lancôme to add a touch of beauty to the festive celebration. Lancôme has embellished the Pavilion Crystal Fountain and Main Entrance in line with their 'Make Your Legend Bloom' theme, seamlessly blending tradition with modern elegance through blooming spring flowers, dragon motifs and oriental lanterns. Shoppers can venture into the Lancôme Dragon Tunnel, explore limited edition Chinese New Year products, and partake in exclusive podium activities. Don’t miss the captivating Lancôme setup with synchronised 3D screens at Pavilion KL and Fahrenheit88, showcasing the Lancôme Dragon and iconic products, exclusively showing till 31 Jan 2024. Adding another layer to the immersive experience, shoppers can also scan a QR code for a special augmented reality filter, bringing the Lancôme Dragon to life.

This Chinese New Year, shoppers enjoy a rich tapestry of entertainment and cultural experiences. Get in the festive spirit with vibrant performances and walkabouts from the Prosperity Dragon Mascots every Saturday from 20 January to 24 February 2024 at 2pm, and special appearances by the God of Prosperity every Sunday from 21 January to 25 February at 2pm. Don’t miss the magnificent performances at the Main Entrance, with acrobatic lion dance and dragon dance performances taking place on select days from 20 January to 25 February at 5pm; a stunning violin performance by The Music Professionals Academy of Performing Arts on 21 January 2024 at 12pm; and a Resonance of a ‘New Year’ by Taylor's International School on 4 February 2024 at 1pm. Parents, don’t forget to bring your children to check out the KL Junior Fashion Show by A-List Academy happening 20 January 2024 at 12pm, featuring children parading in their Chinese New Year outfits from participating brands such as Parkson Elite, ANTA, Skechers, Rookie, and Guess Kids.
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