Saturday, May 31, 2008

MVP Dinner and Appreciation Party in Bossa Nova

On the 3rd night of Tech·Ed SEA 2007, there was an appreciation dinner and party where MVPs, Microsoft folks and the conference speakers were invited. It was done in Bossa Nova, a Brazillian restaurant serving food fresh from the grill. The restaurant was in the ground floor of Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur hotel near Bukit Bintang.

It was a very nice place. Seems to me though that this place is an upscale restaurant for the locals.

It also has a nice bar that was open for the night. Free flowing drinks! The staff were attentive and friendly too!

The thing that sticked on my mind was this activity where they pour alcoholic drink that passed over the ice and then you drink from a straw connected to it. There was a huge Microsoft ice in the event just for this.

I haven't seen anything like this yet, at least in person. They pour vodka over the ice and you wait for it to pour out from the straw while the ladies and the crowd cheer you up.

So how did I find the place overall? The place was nice but kinda elite for me. I find the place a bit upscale though I really didn't see the bill or how much the items were, it's easy to asume that it is no ordinary restaurant - being situated in the ground floor of a hotel and I'm pretty sure Microsoft won't bring us into cheap places. The food we were served were good. There were all kinds of meat served hot off the grill (beef, chicken, pork, veal, seafood, sausages).

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