The Olive

The Olive Interior | The Olive | Genting Highlands | Valentines 2019 | Food For Thought

Resorts World Genting has always been the perfect destination for a getaway due to its many entertainment outlets, and here sits The Olive, a multiple award-winning restaurant specialising in fine dining. This restaurant is one of Genting’s best kept secrets with its intimate setting and makes the perfect valentine’s dinner.

Chef Mohd Radzuan Hamzah | The Olive | Genting Highlands | Valentines 2019 | Food For Thought

As you enter the restaurant, you will understand how The Olive got its name with its panels in various shades of olive. The restaurant has 2 large private dining room areas, with most of its tables intimately placed for privacy. There is also a bar section for a relaxing drink or two. When asked about the menu, Executive Chef Mohd Radzuan Hamzah stated: –

“We wanted to do something quite interesting for this valentine, that’s why we decided on the V8, a dessert made from different forms of vanilla in textures and experience. We are reinventing this known dish to give it even more flavours, all showcasing vanilla.” — Mohd Radzuan Hamzah, Executive Chef of The Olive, Resorts World Genting.

The Olive Genting Highlands Valentine’s 2019 Menu

The Olive has created a bespoke Valentine’s day menu, in four courses, which comes with a stalk of rose and chocolates to finish. The Olive Valentines 2019 Menu also comes with a cocktail for the couple, with The Vesper for the gentleman, and Scarlet O’Hara for the lady.

Bread | The Olive | Genting Highlands | Valentines 2019 | Food For Thought

The first dish, an amuse bouche, was the Mi Cuit Oysters, consisting of oysters half cooked to preserve its luxurious texture.

The second dish, a salad, was the Avocado Gravlax, consisting of quinoa, heirloom tomatoes, tangerine confit, celery leaf, Genovese basil and frisse lettuce.

The third dish, a soup, was the Beetroot Latte, consisting of crème of beetroot, served with a side of garlic toast.

Lamb Loin | The Olive | Genting Highlands | Valentines 2019 | Food For Thought

The fourth dish, a main course, was the Lamb Loin, consisting of capsicum pesto, aubergine, compressed cucumber, rosemary burnt butter and onion juice. The meat was cooked perfectly pink, with a refreshingly pungent flavour emanating from the capsicum pesto. The rosemary burnt butter complemented the lamb well, with the onion juice adding a subtle sweetness to the dish.

The fifth dish, a main course, was the Barbeque Cod, consisting of beetroot, parsnip puree, burnt fennel, sautéed mushrooms, centella asiatica leaf.

V8 Vanilla Cake | The Olive | Genting Highlands | Valentines 2019 | Food For Thought

The sixth dish, a dessert, was the V8 Vanilla Cake, consisting of a vanilla sponge cake served with 8 different textures of vanilla, including macarons and vanilla syrup in a pipette. The dessert was one of the highlights of the meal, with its different crumbly and creamy interlocking textures, a definitely must try for white chocolate and vanilla lovers.

The Olive Genting Highlands Experience

The Olive actually delivers a decent menu, and is understandable as a restaurant who have won countless accolades. We highly recommend this fine dining restaurant in Genting Highlands for couples looking for that perfect romantic getaway to celebrate your perfect Valentine’s day.

The Olive
Lobby Floor, Genting Grand,
69000 Genting Highlands Resort,
+603 6105 9668
Opening Hours:
3.00 pm to 1.00 am


Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic, travelogue and opinion columnist which is curated on Food For Thought. He has been a freelance writer for 10 years and has previously worked as a lawyer. He currently is the Principal Counsultant of A Thoughtfull Consultancy.


  1. I have been to this place with my wife. She loved it. I was quite impressed by the food too.

    • Hi Esther,
      I guess he is a decent looking man, but his food was really where it shone. 😛

    • I do not the the email but maybe you can call to make a booking? I’m sure that’ll be easier.

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