Monday, May 10, 2010

Iberian Foie Gras @ Chalet, Equatorial Kuala Lumpur


Chalet's monthly promo for May focuses on foie gras _ the highlight is the liver of Spain's Iberian geese, which are not force-fed; instead, these uncaged geese roam the woodlands, fattening their livers naturally by gorging on figs, acorns & olives before the annual migration season.


This liver, known as "Ganso Iberico," is generally available for only a few months each year. Chalet serves it as a terrine with cumberland sauce, rocket, glazed apple & candied walnuts. Less creamy than regular foie, it seems more like mousse, with a milky flavour. Expensive at RM280++ per plate, but worth trying if your tastebuds feel jaded.


Pan-fried medallion of goose foie gras from China. We can't tell the difference between Chinese-produced foie and French ones (comparatively, France is said to be the source of 80 percent of the world's foie, while China makes 1 percent).


Duck liver from Perigord, with onion marmalade & blueberries in port wine glaze.


Tokay wine-marinated truffled French goose foie gras on berry compote. The liver is somehow stuffed with black truffles inside, enabling us to savour both foie gras and truffles in every bite. There's barely any need to heap those truffle shavings on the liver.




Click here for previous review of Chalet (Sept. 9, 2009).


Chalet,
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36 comments:

  1. Gosh...RM280++ per plate??! My eye balls nearly dropped out. But the food sure looks good! =)

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  2. OMG sean you're killing me!!! My fav foie gras... oh how I missed you... where art thou foie gras on my plate?

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  3. That's a whole lotta liver! :P

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  4. i've always loved chalet's food- their staff is especially attentive. can't wait to try out the foie gras- the promotion only runs for one month? cuz i think i digged a hole in my wallet already ... :P

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  5. bangsar_babe: ya, but i guess that spanish foie gras is a rare extravagance, since we've never seen it available before in kl :D
    eiling: if u can, head to chalet sometime this month! =)
    lfb: a whole lotta lovin' ... all my loving, i will send to yoooooouuu...
    augustdiners: yep, the promo ends may 31, so u still have a few weeks left! :D

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  6. wow...very nice place for a dinner...like the settings of this restaurant....good recommendation!

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  7. No, not your lovin'. Send me your liver, uhm, I mean Chalet's assortment of cooked livers, not yours. Oopsies.

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  8. vialentino: oh ya, it's definitely an ideal outlet for a romantic dinner or any other special occasion =)
    lfb: under normal circumstances, i'd be insulted that someone would prefer goose liver over my lovin'. but since these isn't your usual foie gras, i'll spare u my wrath ... this time :P

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  9. Well, let's all just agree that we love these fattilicious goose livers, yeah? :P

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  10. lfb: yep ... and no, u can't have my last slice of this either! get your own! :P

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  11. Last slice? I was gonna gorge down the whole damn goose liver myself! (Oops, terlupa lesson to share with others again...)

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  12. lfb: sounds like u can rule out joining the care bears, if u were thinking of becoming part of a super-powered group (care bears, shaaaaaaaare!). come to think of it, maybe u'd be better off joining the brotherhood of evil mutants (after all, the blob wasn't too fond of sharing either) :P

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  13. wow..dats alot of foie gras..r u breeding yr liver to be as fatty as those u had ar?

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  14. Are you comparing me to The Blob? *cries*

    I so need to go on a diet now. Damn. Means no more fattilicious goose livers. :P

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  15. chloe: heh, i dun think my liver would ever taste as good as goose liver, thankfully :D
    lfb: maybe this is my evil plan to deter you from eating goose liver (more for me!). but take heart: wasn't there a storyline sometime when the blob became really skinny? :P

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  16. Oh how I wish I had known about iberico geese before my trip to Spain. I could do with some conscience-free foie gras, although the idea of eating morally only when it pleases us doesn't sound quite right!

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  17. lemongrass: apparently it's only available in the late winter and post-winter months though. but admittedly, i'm not an ethical eater, so it was the novelty that drew me here, not the morality...

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  18. ah... at least I get to know that there are foie gras that's controversial-free :)
    But why most of what you had were foie gras (well, one duck liver)?? With your gastronomical appetite... enough meh?

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  19. The Blob became skinny? Since when? I want the number of his diet coach! :P

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  20. leo: ya, we adjourned for our REAL dinner elsewhere after that. definitely cannot get full on foie gras, heheh :D
    lfb: hmmm, there's always marie france =) or the can't fail method: don't swallow. as in, chew your food, but don't swallow anything :D

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  21. Hahaha. Pity. That must be the problem. I chew and I swallow. ;)

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  22. lfb: someone mentioned that u suck, slurp and swallow (in that order), but maybe that was in relation to something else :P

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  23. Who's that someone? I want names, darnit! LOL

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  24. lfb: too many skeletons in your closet for you to guess who, huh? :D

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  25. ahh..mayb if i eat those foie gras here, i wil learn to like it..

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  26. Skeletons, what skeletons? Who said anything about skeletons? I want names, darnit! LOL

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  27. tng: ahh, but what if u get addicted?! there's no rehab for foiegrasholics! :D
    lfb: these lips of mine never kiss and tell :P

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  28. trust u to find this place.. i could not take so much of FG .. seriously insane!

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  29. ciki: welcome baaaack! but no, there's no such thing as too much foie gras! it's like saying too much oxygen! :D

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  30. Sure boh? If kissed, must tell lah... C'mon, c'mon, spill! :P

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  31. so hor, is the china foie gras cheaper than the french one? accdg to my chef friend, even the french ones arent really french, they're mainly reared in hungary....and then repackaged as french. isnt that scandalous!

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  32. lfb: whaddaya take me for? a mahjong-playing, loose-lipped auntie?! :D
    fbb: yep, the china one was about 20-30 percent cheaper than the french one. lower air freight costs maybe? yikes, in this era of outsourcing, we might be eating thai foie gras next, rite?

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  33. Hmm. Not the mahjong bit at least... :P

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  34. ROFL - true. Too much oxygen will KILL ya as well :P

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  35. Ciki: heheh, maybe I should have said no such thing as too much air, rite? :D

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