Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Third Floor @ JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur


Third Floor's heyday seems to have passed; this place was once brimming with diners, but it was practically deserted on a recent weekday evening.


Thankfully, the food and the service remain top-notch, showcasing "contemporary cuisine" with remarkably international flavours.


Warm, light cheese tarts were the ideal appetite-whetter.


Salmon confit. Not quite as incredible as Frangipani's version, but still more than satisfactory. Every bite was a melt-in-the-mouth delight.


Foie gras torchon with toasted brioche. Another visual treat. Also tasted terrific; the liver was smooth, creamy and sweetly aromatic.


Australian Wagyu beef cheeks with Sarawak pepper & shallot red wine sauce. Can't go wrong with a luscious recipe like this.


Chestnut & truffle-scented creme brulee. Subtly flavoured, but very satisfying; there are few better variations of this recipe in town.


Bordeaux White: Chateau Timberlay - Cuvee Prestige.


Third Floor,
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur.
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16 comments:

  1. The one time I ate more than you! :-D It's a pity the place is so deserted now. I'd still rank it as one of the better restaurants in town.

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  2. Deserted could be good for some diners wishing some privacy for quiet conversations and a lil romancing, no? :)

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  3. Wow! This place existed?? Hehehe..I should start scouting on the hotel's eateries soon.. so many..

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  4. i always wondered abt the existence of this place, its alive!

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  5. Hey :) where is the best creme brulee in town?

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  6. to rich for my blood! will just live vicariously thru ur posts:P

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  7. hmmm the cheese tarts looked good. Have not been to third floor either :(

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  8. lemongrass: u should spread the good word about this place once u get your voice back! :P
    lfb: that's the silver lining, but there's the ominous cloud of impending closure hovering above!
    tng: yeah, if every hotel has 3-5 eateries, then there'll easily be more than 100 just in the city centre! :D
    joe: surprisingly the food is still as great as it was back in 2005/6. no slip in quality at all! =)
    augustdiners: i'm torn between cilantro, third floor and mandarin grill right now!
    ciki: symbiosis! i get to live vicariously through your posts of traveling to faraway lands =)
    eiling: worth checking out for a special occasion, or if u feel like indulging :D

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  9. Salivating at the sight of the salmon confit... Jenn suddenly asked me to bring her somewhere taht serves this... any recommendations that won't blow a hole in the pocket??? Coz if it's too expensive, she won't even go anyway...

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  10. leo: hmmm, salmon confit can be difficult to find. i think that ultimo in solaris mont kiara serves a version of it as a starter on their a la carte dinner menu. check out their website at http://www.ultimofinedining.com/ for contact details and menu listing. hope u manage to find one for jenn! =)

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  11. not necessarily salmon confit... anything with a slab of salmon meat but is fantastic will do :)

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  12. leo: ooh, i just remembered that i recently had a really nice slab of salmon at sid's pub for less than RM30! http://eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com/2010/03/sids-pub-bangsar.html
    the salmon at leonardo's at jalan bangkung (next to tasting room) was also quite good...

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  13. Everything's looking good!! But where will you give yr vote to between this & Mandarin Grill??

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  14. chloe: difficult choice, but i think i'd vote for mandarin grill, partly due to the much wider variety there...

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  15. Well, let's hope they stay open till I get to dine there. And you know, stay open even after that. :)

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  16. lfb: sounds like someone's searching for a place to do a "lil romancing," eh :P

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