Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nathalie's Gourmet Studio @ Solaris


Click here for earlier entry on Nathalie's Gourmet Studio (May 31).


Tomato gazpacho with crab tartar. We're usually not fans of cold soup, but this was excellent: thick and potent but not too sour, with a tangy flavor that blended beautifully with the fresh, luscious crab meat.


King prawn & crab rolls. Subtle in taste, delicate in texture. Light eaters, rejoice.


Spinach & parsley ravioli. A hearty serving, offering the flavors of springtime; the dominant vegetable components made it seem less cheesy and starchy than ravioli tends to be.


Curry risotto with roasted sesame scallops. Don't let the name fool you; the creamy foam looks vaguely like curry, but it isn't spicy. Still, this was an impressively inventive recipe, bolstered by perfectly prepared rice and plump scallops.


Lamb tagine with couscous & edamame. Super-succulent meat in a wholesome-tasting platter that would put many Middle Eastern restaurants to shame.


No visit to Nathalie's is complete without buying some macarons.


Canele. As Wiki describes it: small French pastry with a soft custard centre and a dark caramelized crust. A specialty of the Bordeaux region.


Sweet, sticky meringue. Very light and fairly airy.


Fizzy pink lemonade.


Virgin Mojito & house red wine.




Nathalie's Gourmet Studio,
Solaris Dutamas.
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41 comments:

  1. Nathalie's here we come!!!

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  2. hope u cats enjoy it! :D but do keep in mind that it's only open at 9am-6pm on monday-saturday...

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  3. I'm so going there for desserts and coffee...do they serve coffee?

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  4. from the two reviews, im so going to this place by the end of the week! i'll bet we'll have a hard time to choose what to have by then! hmm.. what dish impress you the most, sean? main dish-wise..

    thanks!

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  5. I went there on 1st June after reading your blog and they had a different menu. Is this a continuation of your 31 May entry? I think the food you had was much more interesting than what i had.

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  6. Mmm..the king prawn and crab fresh spring roll does look yummy. Will go try that and the pink lemonade. Usual lemonade is just the white/clear ones you see in Auntie Annies or home-made ones.

    But opening hours are 9am-6pm mon-sat?? how lah to go for dinner? hmmm...

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  7. Pink lemonade! A lazy, fizzy afternoon tea on Saturday, then! :D

    P.S. When are you heading there again next? We want more, more...

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  8. Qwazymonkey: oh yeah, the French love their caffeine, heh! Try to come here for brunch, cos a few of the macaron flavors run out during lunchtime...
    Deziare: gosh, difficult question, since I really liked nearly everything. I'd say the risotto if u want some comfort carbs, the lamb if u feel carnivorous. But based on the comment by the next reader, they've already changed their menu, so I don't know whether those items r still available
    Food lover: yikes, a menu change already? Yep, both entries are from food that i had last week. Looks like I should head back here soon. Thanks for the info. O hope u weren't disappointed with your meal though.
    Elrond: ya lor, it looks like they won't be extending their opening hours anytime soon, so it's gotta be brunch, lunch or teatime here for now (I still refuse to do breakfast, ha!)
    lfb: As long as it's not a Mad Hatter's tea party! =) p.s. Omg, how greedy can u get! Anyways, u won't even be here to read it, since u're flying off into the sunset soon. Btw u'll be missing il lido part 2, 3 and possibly 4 : p

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  9. Heh. You do know they have ze Internet in Europe also, right? I'll be rhapsodizing over your Il Lido partes deux, trois and more... :P

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  10. Ahh...I cant wait to come here! But not open on Sun?? Tht's when I got time to hunt !
    I MUST go tis..err...I got 2 days left! cos Sat/Sun im in Sg!

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  11. Lfb: u'll be too busy splashing about in spas, cruising through canals and frolicking in fields of gold :p

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  12. Tng: escape here for a long Friday lunch? But might need to book a table, cos they can get at least three-quarters full during peak hours. Wow, sg again! Hope u manage to get some more of the yummy bread! :D

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  13. Cruising and frolicking in spas, did you say? Not a bad idea... ;)

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  14. lfb: i guess u'd be game for anything after nibbling on a space cookie :D

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  15. Space cookies? Hmm, maybe I need something more down to earth, closer to the grass and weed... :P

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  16. lfb: ahh, the ecstasy of nature. of course, u must make time for the birds and the bees too :P

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  17. Oh, yes. Won't forget to check out the bee's knees there, and their lil (or not so lil) birdies too... :P

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  18. lfb: that's really the cat's pyjamas! or maybe u're just trying to get into some cat's pyjamas. or bark at a mutt's nuts :P

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  19. Cats don't wear pyjamas, my friend. I'd be sure to stay away from those who do, frankly. :P

    As for nuts, I prefer mind to be either almonds or walnuts, and not attached to some canine... LOL

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  20. lfb: strange, i always thought u could be catty. probably not bitchy, but certainly catty. :P

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  21. How dare you call me catty, you dog! You cow! You, you... er, what other farmyard animals are there for cussing purposes har? :P

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  22. why da chair so low? sit down kenot gettup.

    kenny, you forgot bunny.

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  23. lfb: if the collar fits, wear it (along with a bell to warn innocent youths that u're approaching). u could cuss me for being foxy if u like :D
    lemongrass: the chairs are the perfect height for short-legged people like you, me and kenny (but especially you) :D

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  24. Long friday lunch eh? hmmm...heheh. doable, if traffic in KL/PJ is not on its usual PMS inducing jam. Else, sat breakkie would be the best timing (yes, it's worth it to wake up early and get the early worm :P)

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  25. @LL: Ooh bunnies. Vampire bunnies. And the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, too. Hurrah!

    @Sean: Naw, you ain't foxy. Though I hear you smell just like one. (I know, such a low blow, heh heh.)

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  26. @kenny: sean's a cute adorable li'l bunny, not the killer kind coz he got no fangs.

    @sean: pot calling the kettle black eh? bleh.

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  27. elrond: zzzz, i'd rather catch up on my sleep on saturdays than catch any worms! i'm a real night owl, y'know! :D
    lfb: i won't get crabby about what u said. but if i'm a skunk, does that make u a skank? here, please let me help u get off that high horse, heheh :D
    lemongrass: thanks for being an eager beaver to rush to my defense! :D

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  28. @LL: I didn't call him a wabbit lah. Fox, maybe yes. But lookit Megan Fox and Matthew Fox. Foxen are hotten. 'Tis a compliment, I tell you.

    @Sean: Me ain't on no high horse, so you need not fret about carrying my not-unsubstantial weight from an imaginary saddle. What I meant was simply I could get you some decent deodorant ma. Nak tak? :P

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  29. lfb: ooh, are u offering to buy me some calvin klein cologne during your trip this month? i'll gladly take it if u throw in one of those calvin klein models too :D

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  30. How about we come to a compromise? You take the cologne, I keep the models. LOL

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  31. lfb: i can think of a more compromising situation (ahem). u, me and the devil all take the models. at the same time. think the orgy scene from "eyes wide shut." :D

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  32. *consults the devil*

    Devil says no, wants all the CK models for himself. Greedy bugger. LOL

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  33. lfb: u forgot to ask ... does he want ME too, along with the models? if so, i guess we COULD make do without you :P

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  34. Oh I have asked, but I didn't want to disappoint you too terribly with the answer. *evil cackles*

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  35. lfb: bah. and here i thought i could fit u both in on the night of wednesday, oct. 20. sorry, it used to be only a three-month waiting list, but repeat customers have been rising :P

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  36. Repeat customers or customer? :P

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  37. lfb: ahem. how do u think i finance my dining expeditions. foie gras doesn't grow on trees, y'know...

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  38. You could have had us fooled. Us readers reason that foie gras grows from your very fingertips the rate you seem to polish them off... :P

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  39. lfb: alas ... i work hard for the money (so hard for it, honey), i work hard for the money, so you better treat me right :P

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  40. We went there yesterday and they changed the menu already! They're changing menus every month. All the more reason to visit them every month. The new menu was absolutely delicious though, but we really wanted to have the strawberry succes and their tajine after reading your reviews:( . But we still had plentiful of macarons :)

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  41. curiouscats: thanks for the info! now u've made ME the curious one, since i'm wondering what's on their june menu! i'm crossing my fingers that u'll blog about it, but anyways, i'm really, really glad to hear u liked the food! :D

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