It was the event of the year!
Power surge: the mighty assemble in the foyer before the opening of the ballroom Tampan players welcoming the royal patron Farah Khan; President; The Melium Group and YAM Tunku Nurul Hayati share a laugh. Front to back: YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin; Datuk Haji Ruslin; Datuk Victor Wee; Dato' Steve Day YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar, Tunku Laksama Negeri Sembilan, Dr. Victor Wee, Secretary General Minister of Tourism go through the entry of the main ballroom as second chefs raise utensils in salute Steve Day, YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tuanku Ja'afar and Datuk Dr. Victor Wee entering the ballroom
Chef Jochen of Chalet teaches the band to play Jeffrey Perera, Country Manager of Visa (Asia Pacific) Ltd, Title Sponsor of the Festival; Steve Day, Organising Chairman of the MIGF; YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar, Tunku Laksama Negeri Sembilan, Royal Patron of the Festival; Dr. Victor Wee, Secretary General Minister of Tourism and Datuk Hj Ruslin Bin Hj Hasan - Mayor of KL take the stage as the MIGF chefs play to the crowds' delight Gift Giving: Steve Day and YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tuanku Ja'afar present token of admiration to Datuk Dr. Victor Wee Royal Patron of the Festival YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar, Tunku Laksama Negeri Sembilan, welcomes guests Ashraff Dewal and actress Deanna Yusoff
(L-R) Datin Seri Maneesah and YM Tunku Dato' Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah Dr. Victor Wee, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism, taking time to judge the food Sharon Dhillon; Paul Harding; Genevieve Sambhi Snake handlers were there to charm the cold and warm blooded beasts Melium posse: Farha Said, Ferhat Nazri, Cheryl Lim and Joel chillin (L-R) Adam Albert Hogan from Dunhill discusses the fine art of cigar lighting with chefs from Iketaru
Lynette Lacheta pulls the congo line H.E Alfredo Perez-Bravo; Ambassador of Mexico and Dr. Beh Chor Kim; cardiologist (& Epicure 2007 speaker) Roselina Latif and Emmeline Ng; Ms Malaysia/World 2005   (R-L)Tommy Kunn, Ricky Kamiishi and Fook Ng of Iketaru (L-R) Sue Wahab; Datin May Lin Yong and Winnie Loo
MIGF judge Chai Schnyder and Wenddi-Anne Chong; Group Administrative Director of Damansara Fertility Centre & Tropicana Medical Centre Goddess of the Night: Tamarind Springs (L-R) Nik Mat Abdullah; Mi-Ki Choong; Shan Chan; Syed Khalil YBhg Datuk Datuk Dr Jagjit S. Sambhi; Bailli Delegue de Malaise Confrerie De La Chaines Des Rotisseurs; Jeremy Diamond; President International Wine and Food Society KL and YBhg Dato' Kok Wee Kiat; Captaine Lieutenant of Armagnac Malaysia look skyward Royal Rowe; General Manager of the Four Seasons Langkawi; in a conversation with Christopher Moore; Executive Assistant Manager of Hotel Equatorial KL (L-R) Eddie Kong; Director and Group Operations Manager; Hanabi Japanese Restaurant with Mogens Joenck; Managing Director; Carlsberg Brewery (M) Bhd and an unidentified guest
Some people just have hidden talents
Some people really clown around "Enough sushi, give me some real food!" Squak! The girls are smarter! The party heats up Rocio Gomez; Jeremy and Cynthia Smeeton
Kee Hua Chee and Dr. Becky M. Leogardo
Mike Krampf; Managing Director of ProJET Malaysia Sdn Bhd; with Heidi Lim Maria Ahrens and Lorna Dodd
Man, these girls can move!
A friendly hello Aseana Percussion Unit lays down the beats and the melody to set the tone for an evening of fun and food
Stunning in red: Datin Su Wai Fun and Tunku Nurul Hayati
A stage crasher heats things up with an impromptu rendition of "New York, New York,"
And the crowd couldn't get enough
He even attracted some groupies
The cocktail chattering classes
Sitting patiently for the opening speeches before the doors to the restaurant stations are opened
As MIGF Gala Launch guests shook hands and exchanged name cards while holding wine glasses and plates, entertainers did juggling of a much more literal sort
It came from above: Clowning around at the MIGF Gala Launch
These four beautiful ladies make the MIGF Gala Launch that much more fabulous
There were couples
there were friends
and there were couples of friends
And the question is:
Who's constricting who here?
A few of the Hilton crew
An evening to remember
Belting out the hits and setting the tone
So cool, it almost hurts
Sue Wahab with Naresh Mohan
Sean Ghazi
HE Alfredo Perez Bravo (Ambassador of Mexico) Tengku Loreta; Nik Shazlan Nik Ibrahim (ASTRO); Linda Jasmine HE RM Narayan; Mdm Rani Narayan (High Comission of India) Dirk Lubberts of Melinda Looi and Martina Scaheurmass Tunku Alauddin with Putri Badrinise Datin Tina Ali with Datuk Ali Tan Sri Kadir
Datuk Zarir J Cama and datin Sheleila Cama Dato' Peter Yong; Datin Maylene Yong (Yong Kam Fook Plastic Industries) Dato' Simon Foong; Datin Mina Foong (Aquaria KLCC) Datin Rozita and Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir Dato' Dr Chin See Kiat; Datin Jenny Wang; Dato' and Datin Eddi Choon Rajan and Pearl Moses
Jeffrey Perera with Sooriamalar Tunku Datuk Ya'acob and Tunku Myra Madihah Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah with Datin Su Wai Fun Wenddi-Anne Chong and Dr Colin Lee (Damansara Fertility Centre) L-R Jeffrey Perera, Tunku Nurul Hayati, Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tuanku Jaa'far, Dato' Steve Day Christopher Yeo, Jenniffer Too, Lillian Too and Too Wan Jin
Toh Puan Chit Wah
Ruthlene Abu Sahid
L-R Datin Su Wai Fun, Datuk Dr Victor Wee, Dato' Steve Day
Tan Sri Michael Chen
Leo Kuscher of Conlay Plaza Mr Leong Tuck Onn and missus
Dato' Mokhzani Tun Mahathir and Datin Mastisa Mohamad
Dato' Jeffrey Lim
Kent Madsen; Amy Ahmad (Eurocopter Malaysia)
Johari Abas
Ruchira and Piyush Gupta
Katie Hoo with Ron Brooks
H.E. Anacleto Felicani, Datin Poh Thiam, Mdm Marie Ines Felicani and Dato' Kok Wee Kiat
The Oh Family--Puteri Alia Soraya; Raja Zaharina Raja Mokhtar; Oh Teik Tatt; Puteri Zehan Marissa
Terry O'Boyle (Aquaria KLCC) and Pn Sri Siw Yong Gnana Lingam
Dato' Ir Teo Chiang Kok; Datin Shirley Teo (See Hoy Chan Holdings Group)
Gillian Hung; President of the Malaysian Official Designers' Association (MODA); with Naresh Mohan of Trinidad Cigars