Saturday, January 31, 2015

Anniversary Celebration @ Heaven Gate, Penang

Henry Tan | 12:38 AM | |
The best place to celebrate anniversary? Heaven Gate, hands down! That's the best dining restaurant located at Lebuh King, Penang, that we had our 1st anniversary celebration. Heaven Gate offers guests a gastronomic feast for the senses with their stunning atmosphere and pleasant dishes. Coincidentally, they are launching their new menu as well. So where could be better place to celebrate our love and welcome another wonderful year of togetherness right? 

Anniversary Celebration at Heaven Gate!

Music Playing: tonight~~ I celebrate my love for you~~~
(Peabo Bryson - Tonight, I celebrate my love)
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Heaven Gate - Very sweet right? =D
Needless to say, Heaven Gate is elegantly decorated, especially with cupid statue, water fountain and romantic portraits. With the comforting dim yellow light, love is all around me and so the feeling grows! The newly launched menu consist of soup, appetizer, main and dessert, which is thoughtfully designed and carefully prepared menu that fit for a delectable dining. 

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Heaven Gate's complimentary soft roll that is steaming hot was served with butter. The butter melted instantly in between the crispy skin with soft bread filling. The observant waitress is really thoughtful to help us reheat the soft roll since we were busy taking photos before eating! 

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Heaven Gate - Exotic Asian Pumpkin Veloute (RM16.90)
Veloute is a white sauce made of chicken along with added pumpkin to get the color and the sweetness. Then added with Parmesan before removing from the heat. The pumpkin Veloute also served with seared marinated basil prawn to further enhanced the aroma. 

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Heaven Gate - California Chicken and Corn Chowder (RM16.90)
Creamy corn chowder with added diced carrot, baby bean sprout and finely chopped basil. Bite sized chicken was being pan-seared to seal the sweetness before adding into the chowder. Yum yum!   

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Heaven Gate - Appetizer
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Heaven Gate - House Specialty Garden Salad
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Heaven Gate - Pan Seared Diver Scallops (RM17.90)
Darling and I ordered one appetizer each so that we could get to try both! I believe that's the way for everyone else too, especially greedy eatery like me! Heaven Gate's house specialty garden salad was topped with crispy tempura soft shell crab, wakame (seaweed) and ebiko (fish roe). While pan seared diver scallops was topped with peeled shallot and Parmesan crisp. Diced sun-dried tomato and mango add on the sourness to the cauliflower purée which was brilliantly appetizing!

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Heaven Gate - Line-Caught Barramundi (RM42.90)
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Heaven Gate - Served Herb Sauce
You would not be surprised to see the word "Poisson" in the menu as it means fish in French. We tried the Barramundi which is the Asian seabass. It is served with beetroot carpaccio, potato cream, mango relish and herb sauce. The green-tea-latte-color of herb sauce was kinda attractive as it is mainly made of basil and chive. I spread it on top of the fish, looks like pandan kaya too right! Well, not forgetting to compliment the crispy skin that seasoned with salt, could bring out the freshness of the fish. Beet root salsa and mango chutney make it colorful and different layer of taste as well. 

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Heaven Gate - House Specialty Duck (RM58.90)
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Heaven Gate - Duck breast
I believe if it is written "house specialty", it must be something that you should try! And I was right! Heaven Gate's duck breast caught me off guard! I never expect duck breast could be so delicious. The shinning outer layer that you see in the photo was coated with honey that makes it sweet, sticky and crispy. Then, pork wine sauce is added onto the duck breast as well. Dumpling in the middle is absolutely brilliant as it was wrapped with cheese and mushroom inside. Roast pumpkin was very soft and Shimeji (mushroom) was added for extra texture. 

Way to a man's heart is through his stomach, 
but way to a woman's heart is through her sweet tooth!

Music Playing: All I hear is raindrops~~ I am officially missing you~~
(Tamia - Officially Missing You)
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Heaven Gate - Classic Italian Tiramisu (RM18.90)
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Heaven Gate - Thick and firm layer of mascarpone
Tiramisu as per standard one, bottom layer of espresso, middle layer of mascarpone with alcohol and topped with bitter sweet cocoa powder. The espresso was quite mild so that it doesn't cover the aroma of the alcohol, but yet the amount of alcohol was just nice so that you would not get drunk!  

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Heaven Gate - Chocolate Fudge Cake (RM18.90)
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Heaven Gate - Served with Vanilla Mixed Berries Ice Cream
I bet all dessert lover must like this! It could simply solve a massive chocolate craving! Every spoon of dense chocolate fudge requires a scoop of vanilla ice cream to round out the richness, yet giving the hot and cold sensations to your body! Not just that, the crushed cookie underneath the ice cream provides a crispy texture to the soft chocolate fudge. This is just heavenly good!

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Heaven Gate - Lava Chocolate (RM18.90)

Again, it is a mixture of hot and cold, but it offers additional texture! As usual, one would need to cut it and let the lava chocolate erupted! (I'm not sure if is just me that likes to play with my food >.<) Heaven Gate's Lava Chocolate was so sophisticated that it is also served with caramelized banana and fruit compote! Banana and chocolate are always the perfect match with their different type of sweetness complementing each other! Furthermore, the crispy caramelized added another different texture! 


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Heaven Gate - Served with Vanilla Mascarpone Ice Cream
Surprised to see the third dessert? Well, that's why they said 1 + 1 = 3! =p It's funny but it is just the way we are. We will always order additional one to try it out! Lava Chocolate as the last will never be wrong! So I could confidently conclude that Heaven Gate is the best place for anniversary celebration!

No matter what we have been through, 

we always make sure we end on a high note! 

Music playing: I love you~~~ 
(David Tao - Love, Very Simple)
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Heaven Gate - Not forgetting to take a photo as memory!
Heaven Gate has always been a common place for wedding proposal and many other romantic celebration. It's not just about the decoration or the food, but the ambient where they would play some really nice love songs that quickly let mood kicks in! All the "Music Playing" written above were actually the song playing when we were having our meal. I just could not praise enough, you just have to pay a visit yourself to truly experience

Best Anniversary Celebration Heaven Gate Penang

1A, Lebuh King, 
10200 Georgetown, 
Penang.
Reservation Tel: 012-488 5979


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6 comments:

  1. Your girlfriend? Yes, very sweet, very pretty. Love the candle holder. Can't remember in whose blog I've seen this before. Nope! The lava in the cake looks too thick, does not flow out. Thumbs down! Other than that, desserts look good...and the food too.

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  2. Delicious good food from the soup choice to dessert!

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  3. So mouth watering .. OMG ! Makes me wanna jump to there right now Henry!

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  4. Hey!! I was about to give it a try! And when is your turn to propose? HAHAHAHA !

    Read on my latest blog post: Nars Malaysia @ Gurney Plaza, Penang

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  5. Do they serve pork here? or is it pork-free restaurant? thanks! :)

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