G Ball 2017 Business Appreciation Dinner by G Hotel Gurney

G Ball 2017 Business Appreciation Dinner by G Hotel Gurney

Written by Lingzie

Topics: By Invitation

G Hotel once again hosts their glamorous G Ball for 2017, a business appreciation dinner for the hotel’s business associates and partners. The theme for this year’s G Ball 2017 is The Greatest Show which saw the Grand Ballroom at G Hotel Gurney transformed into a fun, lively and vibrant carnival setting. There were plenty of game booths and snack booths to keep the guests entertained throughout the dinner.

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Guests posing on the red carpet with the G Ball The Greatest Show’s Strong Muscle Men

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Fun Carnival games with prizes to be won!

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What’s a carnival without candy floss? 🙂

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Cocktails, beer and wines were also aplenty while guests mingled about before the start of the dinner

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Get your fortunes told at the G Ball!

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Got a question for the divine? The Tarot Card reader may be able to provide assistance

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If you’re a lil’ more bold, you can get your photo taken with a snake too!

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The Grand Ballroom all decked out

I absolutely loved the decor for the Grand Ballroom! The huge feather centerpieces, the red feather boas against the stark white wooden chairs and black table cloth – all perfectly matched to the theme of the night.

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Love the carnival light bulbs running across the ballroom ceiling!

The setting was opulent, lavish, cheeky and a touch mysterious all at the same time, which set the perfect mood for this carnival!

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G Hotel’s General Manager Mr Michael Hanratty giving his opening speech and heartfelt thanks to all the business partners who have supported G Hotel in the past year

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In line with the carnival theme, guests were treated to acrobatic acts as well as hilarious stunts by performers from Argentina. The performance was an absolute delight!

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Juggling with bowling pins that glow in the dark

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Some easy listening tunes while guests tucked into their course dinner meal

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Appetizer – Flying Fish

All the courses served during the dinner were given fun names to fit the carnival theme which I thought was a commendable touch of attention to detail.

The appetizer – Flying Fish was a combination of seasoned tuna in virgin olive oil, avocado, cherry tomato and Japanese mayonnaise. I found the appetizer to be most pleasant, the tartness of the cherry tomatoes bringing a lovely freshness to the dish. Meanwhile the seasoned tuna and avocado combination was smooth and delicious. A good start to our meal!

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Soup – Juggling Leeks

The next course was a creamy hot leek soup. I was most impressed by the soup for it was served hot. The rich and creamy texture was comforting with subtle garlick-y notes from the garlic candy. Chunks of cajun chicken were the surprise unexpected factor here which I really enjoyed.

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Refresh – Magical Ice

To refresh our palate for the main course, Magical Ice was served in the form of a passionfruit sorbet with passionfruit sauce. I found the sorbet to be somewhat creamy and less icy (which is how I like my sorbets!) The passionfruit flavour was bold but not overpowering.

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Main Course – Angry Bird

For main course, G Ball served up a slow cooked chicken leg with cheese potato, baby cress and wild mushroom jus. Normally I’m not too excited by a chicken dish for it always seem to pale in comparison to say a beef or lamb dish. However, I was certainly impressed by the Angry Bird. The meat was succulent and juicy but the icing on the cake (pardon my dessert reference here on a main course!hehe) was definitely the crispy skin on the chicken! I polished off the dish in no time!

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Dessert – Trapeze Rhubarb

And finally to end things on a sweet note, we were treated to a Trapeze Rhubarb – a rhubarb tart with hazelnut crumble served with vanilla ice cream. For once I was not disappointed that it wasn’t a chocolate dessert! The rhubarb tart was certainly well made, perfect with the hazelnut crumble and soft vanilla ice cream.

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Assorted Pralines

To go with our coffee/tea, the assorted pralines were served with cute circus themed decorations!

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Another highlight of the night was the dance group featuring a Michael Jackson impersonator who belted out the King of Pop’s hit songs and signature dance moves!

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Iconic Michael Jackson look

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Best Dressed award winners!

Plenty of generous lucky draw prizes were also given out during the G Ball including return air tickets, branded handbags (which all the ladies in the ballroom were hoping to win!), hotel room stays and more!

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Group photo of the bloggers with Ms Christina, Director of Communications G Hotel Penang

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A more relaxed and playful group photo as the night goes on… 🙂

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My glittery starry dress for the night… 🙂

Dress from Isetan KL, Make up & Hairdo by the amazing Dean & Gillian of B Prive Bridal & Makeup Academy

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*Many thanks to G Hotel for inviting me to be a part of such a fun filled & extravagant event!

G Hotel Gurney

168A Persiaran Gurney

10250 Penang, Malaysia

TEL: +604-238 0000

www.ghotel.com.my

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