Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Official Opening of NEO with STYLE ROCKS!


Style Rocks! Party, one of the most talked about parties in KL, was back. This year, The Melium Group celebrates Style Rocks! Party in full flavour by teaming up with The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) and KL’s new it-spot Neo Global Tapas Restaurant & Luxe Lounge.

The stairway leading up to NEO which sits on the slope, was lit with flickering candles. Society’s A-list added sparkle to the venue which included local celebrities like Datin Su Day, Dato Farah Khan, Rohaya Smurthwaite, Maple Loo, Ning Baizura, Camelia, Shireen Zainuddin Lowe Lina Teoh, Carmen Soo, Serena Choong, Sophie Kamaruddin and Jesrina Arshad. Elaine Daly, a familiar face in the scene, was the host for that evening.

Everyone arrived in style, mostly dressed in the latest fashion runway trend, Juicy Couture. Eight Juicy Couture muses were hand-picked by Dato’ Farah Khan herself.

Guests were also entertained by ‘Juice Couture’ girls who sashayed their way into the party in dazzling, colourful and definitely over-the-top (OTT) outfits to ignite the renowned fashion line.

They grazed the floor in outrageously-juicy character, danced with guests and took photographs with everybody.

They even ended up on the bartop! Another highlight of the night was NEO’s pole artiste who relived the MIGF moment at the gala launch. Exemplifying the art of pole expression, she certainly kept the crowd in the dining room enthused and enthralled.

This night also celebrated the official launch of Samadhi Retreats’ latest addition to their four other established restaurants, Neo Global Tapas Restaurant & Luxe Lounge. Located in the heart of Kl City along Jalan Sultan Ismail (next to Tamarind Hill), Neo is a stylish restaurant and bar with an uber-cool concept inspired by nature. The domain boasts a galactic bar – the longest one in the city – and rendered by professional Scandia-mixologists showcasing their creative cocktails of strangely delicious sorts. Samadhi’s own group Sommalier Yuhei Teraoka, a popular and well-reputed Japanese wine specialist in Malaysia who has close to 400 labels, and eventually 50 by the glass, to be enlisted for NEO as well as all the group’s restaurants. The star of the night was also NEO's multi-award winning Food Designer, Canadian-Thai Chef Thiti Thammanatr who prepared interesting, flavor-layered neo-cuisine that left everyone famished for more!

International DJ Tony Montana as well as DJ Haze (who is also NEO’s Resident DJ) kept the party rocking with their slick sounds of house, hip-lounge and chill-house groove till late night.

It was a special evening to celebrate fashion, haute gourmet and lifestyle, by bringing people with the same passion to a much coveted event by The Melium Group, MIGF and KL’s it-place NEO Global Tapas Restaurant and Luxe Lounge. There were just over 300 invited guests at Style Rocks!

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