Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Eve and a Brunch at Straits Club.

And so 2010 is coming to an end. We can now welcome a new decinium. On New Year's Eve we do our regular a la carte service but we also have some very festive specials.

In case, you can not make it to be here on this evening, but you're wondering where to have this New Years Brunch to start the new day, then this may well be the place to be. We're doing a brunch menu.....

Plenty to look forward for. For now, we'll wish everybody a very happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Something Exciting in Penang.

Our sister company, Straits Collection, in Penang is about to open a new project. In fact, the official opening will be tomorow. Called Studio at Straits, it's located on 86 Armenian Street, right in the middle of historical George Town.

You're invited.......

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Back to Our Roots on the 28th December.

This Tuesday, 28 December, we're doing something special. 

When Straits Club just started there was no a la carte menu. What we did then was, what we called, sharing platter evenings, about twice a week. The kitchen would try different dishes every time and guests share the food coming from there. We soon found out that Straits Club is the ideal venue to get to know other people as the spaces inside the house are cosy and lend itself quite well for a good conversation with nice food and drinks.

And this coming Tuesday we're going to do the same. Provided the weather doesn't shows its rainy side, we'll set up a long table beside the swimming pool at Straits Club. This is for a maximum of 20 persons. A host will be looking after your needs during this dinner.

This is what you can expect to be on the menu....

We hope to be able to welcome you coming Tuesday....

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Or otherwise......Christmas Celebration at Nam Restaurant.

or...are you going to be here?

For those who want to do a big Christmas celebration we also (beside our own festive evenings) recommend a Christmas dinner at our sister restaurant, Nam (at Bon Ton Resort). They'll do a 4 course dinner menu with a touch of tradition.

And for the little ones......  

Whoops......we did not mention that at Straits Club we can also cater for the kids. Please inquire while booking your table. And we should also say that our chef is very flexible, if there are any dietary needs, he will be more that willing to offer an alternative choice.

It is highly recommended to reserve your table if you wish to join.  They are very popular and on evenings like these and easily booked out. For reservation inquiries:

T: 04 4955 3643
E: info@bontonresort.com.my

More news will come soon about our New Years Eve celebrations....and.... a little surprise in between......

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas is Coming to Straits Club Restaurand and Bar.

 Are you going to enjoy a susnet like this, with a cocktail, 
glass of wine or other drink in the hand during Christmas?

Straits Club is gearing up towards the festive season. We've got our menu finalized for coming Christmas Eve and 1st Christmas Day dinner. Below what's to be expected...

The price is RM 120 per person, very friendly, indeed.. It is highly recommended that you reserve your table on any of the 2 evenings. We do only 20 to 25 persons per dinner seating, you're in a 90 year old 'house', after all.

T 04 9553937

We hope to be able to welcome you. Otherwise we wish you a great festive season!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A New A la Carte Menu

....and there it is, our new menu. We're still open for lunch and dinner but now you can also have something to nibble with your drinks and we also added a kids menu.

The lunch, nibble and kids menu

The Dinner menu

Besides these menus we still have our black board with daily specials. It has almost been a complete menu overhaul but we had to maintain a few dishes that were simply to popular, notably the 'Pumpkin and Feta Cheese Tortellini' and our 'Spice Roasted Chicken'. 

We hope to welcome you soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wine Dinner Today.

It's a bit on short notice but we're doing a wine dinner today. As always, it's priced RM 95 per person, for 3 courses including selected wines.

Here's the menu we're going to do...

Bookings are highly recommended:

T 04 9553937
E info@templetree.com.my

 Pressed Lamb Shank

We hope to welcome you.....

Friday, December 3, 2010

Some More Stories of Eurasian House.

We just came across some old pictures of the construction of Eurasian House. As mentioned in a previous post, this was the very first building to be erected on the the site, that is now Temple Tree.

 This is looking at the entrance of Straits Club

Just imagine seeing an old house somewhere in Penang and that you want to take it to Langkawi to enjoy the building in its former glory.

What to do, what to do?

This house was first carefully deconstructed and each piece of wood was marked. They also took a lot of pictures, which helped a lot with the reconstruction of the building in the correct way.

This is looking to the back of Eurasian House

And then, with the help of a local architect, a team of construction workers and its leader, a plumber and an electrician, they started with rebuilding the house, piece by piece. Eurasian House has been kept rustic which gives the building a lot of charm.

Not too long ago we're visited by the former owners of this house and after a fairly close inspection they mentioned that the house looked very much the same as before....in a way. We get many visitors who just come to have a look. And they don't take picture of the house only.....

.....but also the residents.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

And Then There was a Sign board.

A new month has begun and since a few days we've got a nice sign board for Straits Club Restaurant and Bar (and also Temple Tree).

Straits Club Restaurant and Bar

You'll see the Straits Club signage when you come from Pantai Cenang, this is before you get to Bon Ton resort, which 200 meters further down the road.

Temple Tree

This, you'll see when you come from the airport.

Cars drive an average of 80 km/h on this stretch of the road, if you're one of them......slow down.....and if you got some spare time, feeling peckish or just want to have a sip of one of those nice cocktails or, say, Lee's coffee, drop by. You'll know where to find us now.....