Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Hardwicke House @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang.

Two weeks ago, a bunch of food blogger's are invited to attend the review of Hardwicke House. And would like to thank the Management and Staff for their invitation and Gourmet Garden for their arrangement for this review.
Since it is a weekday dinner, so we had to rush down to town after work. So by the time we arrived there, it's almost 7pm. Therefore, we start our jobs by taking the photos of Hardwicke House outlook and also some of the interiors.
Hardwicke House, some of the interior design and table settings.
After we arrived at Harwicke House, we were asked to take some photos of the hot beverage as following:
All the hot beverages : Flat White @ RM4.80, Cappuccino @ RM 5.50, Cafe Latte @ RM 6.50, Espresso @ RM 3.80 and Regular Black @ RM 3.80 (not shown in the photos above).
I had no comments about the hot beverages mentioned above as I did not have the chance to try any of those. As some of us are too busy with the photos snapping.
If you love this type of coffee, you are welcome to buy it from them. As conversation with Mr. Balan, he told me that they sold CAFFE Molinari Espresso Coffee Pod " Oro ~ it is selected blend of Arabica and Robusta coffee and CAFFE Molinari Decaffeinated Espresso Coffee Pod "Pro" ~ it is also selected blend of Arabica and Robusta coffee decaffeinated. (Both sachet can be seen in the above pictures)
On the other hand, they also sell various types of coffee machine. If you are interested, please enquiries with them.
Apart from the hot beverages, in this review, we had the opportunity to try three wines selection, which I will elaborate more in the following:
During the wine testing session, we had Mr. Balan to brief us with all the wine we tested for the night. First we start of by having some Friulvini Verduzzo IGT (RM 55.00). It is founded in 1959.
The characteristics of the wine are as following:
Colour: Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Perfume: Delicate, slightly fruity, pleasantly aromatic.
Flavour: Pleasantly, amiable, slightly acidulous and full bodies.
We were told that it goes well with the entree, confectionery and fruit. That's why this is the first wine we tried before we proceed with our foods.
FoOd PaRaDiSe Comments: I quite enjoy this wine. And I think it will suits people that they started to take wine. This would be the first choice especially for ladies. ^-^
The second wine we tested were Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc 2005 (RM 63.00). It is a wine from Maule Valley, CHILE.
The characteristics of the wine are as following:
Colour: Yellow colour with some greenish tone.
Perfume: Intense fruity aromas in which may find tropical fruits, especially pineapple.
Flavour: Fresh wine, dry and well balanced. It has a good structure and nice natural acidity which remains long permanence in mouth.
Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc 2005 ideal as an aperitif (ie. usually served to stimulate the appetite before a meal), with seafood and fish. It is best drink at 7°C - 8°C.
FoOd PaRaDiSe Comments: This is my favourites drink for the night. I love the aroma very much.
The last wine is Schubert Hardwicke Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Recommended Retail Price is RM 118.00. Promotion Price now is RM 60.00), from New Zealand.
The characteristics of the wine are as following:
Colour: Deeply coloured.
Perfume: Combination of blackberries, plum, dark chocolate with notes of walnut and spices.
Flavour: Well structures with layers of super ripe tannins complemented by long, sweet and dark fruit filled finish.
FoOd PaRaDiSe Comments: If you like red wines, I would like to recommend you to try this wine.
Next, let me bring you to the varieties choice buffet by Hardwicked:
This is the salad corner. Where you have variety choices of vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, pasta, button mushroom, onion, raisins, olives, mustard and not to mention their sauces such as Thousand Island, Mayonnaise and...........
This corner are from soup to main course.
First Row: Cream of Asparagus, bun, butter, Spaghetti and Bolognese Sauce
Second Row: Fried Rice, Brinjal Sambal and Dhall
Third Row: Mee Goreng and Cabbage Poriel

First Row: Mashed potato, corn kernels, bbq sauce, mushroom sauce and black pepper sauce.
Second Row: Lamb Rogan Josh, Roast Beef
Last Row: Tandoori Chicken, Naan, Baked Cured Salmon with Cheese
Chicken Lobak and Crispy Vietnam Prawn Roll
BBQ Section ~ Which is located in the main entrance of Hardwicke. Photos above are the roast Lamb being serve.

Other BBQ choices are squids, crabs, prawns, sausage, capsicum, Lala and fish.
Fruits Corner, Coffee and Tea section
Desserts Corner
And More Desserts
Ice Cream Corner
After reading this blog, if you like to try this place out, I have something to share with all of you. That is Hardwicke House is having promotion of Buffet Lunch for RM18++ (Monday to Saturday)and Buffet Dinner for RM38++ (Monday to Saturday).
And good news are kids get to eat for free daily. (Terms and condition: below 7 years old with one per paying adult). For senior citizens (55 years old and above) 30% discount daily.
That's not all, for December 2009 and January 2010 promotion, you get a free flow of non alcoholic beverages with all buffets.
Sunday Buffet Brunch is @ RM 20++ and Sunday Buffet BBQ Dinner is @ RM38++
*****Please note : Free parking for dinner only*****
Hardwicke also have some promotion running in their facebook. Which is on your birthday, you will receive the following gifts:
- Free Buffet Lunch/Dinner for the birthday boy or girl
- Complimentary VIP room (Subject to availability)
- Free 1 bottle of red/white wine
-10% discount for group booking
- minimum 10 persons and above
If you are tempted, please give them a call to reserve a place to avoid disappointment.
Hardwicke House B.B. Q Buffet Restaurant
Address: 67 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
10500 Penang, Malaysia. (Next to Gleaneagles Medical Centre)
Tel: 04 - 2264998
Fax: 04 - 2283393
***** Please note that Hardwicke House is an independent restaurant that only served international buffet lunch and dinner. They did not have any a la carte Menu. *****

11 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

Great spread of offerings! ;0

SimpleGirl said...

love the arty coffee!!! so nice!!!

My Taste Heaven said...

woah..this is a really nice place, the desserts look yummy, makes me hungry!!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh my! I love buffets! and the hot bevs are impressive!

NaNcY tEo's page... said...

so hungry now...

allie said...

I like Friulvini Verduzzo although I very seldom take wine. Seems like I need to start to explore more in wine :P

Steven Goh said...

err.. the happy birthday dessert plate shouldn't be classified under the usual dessert.

Food For Tots said...

Nice buffet spread! Love the latte art. Who is celebrating his/ her birthday?

ck lam said...

Many choices to choose from...

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

BBO - yup... ^-^

SimpleGirl - ya... lovely isn't it? ^-^

My Taste Heaven - Then you can do the booking and go and try to savour with your families and friends. ^-^

peachkins - Buffet is great as more varieties.... lol

Nancy - ^-^

allie - Yes... you should explore now...lol and I know you like Friulvini Verduzzo. ^-^

Steven Goh - hahhaa.... it is also dessert mah.... :P

Food For Tots - Yes.... It's allie birthday the second day. ^-^

ck lam - yes... there are some varieties. ^-^

EAPPLE aka POH LIN said...

now how d promotion d?
i mean for the birthday boy/girl?

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