Thursday, November 11, 2010

Frangipani

A white Alba truffle promotion lured us back to this hallowed hall, with the promise of dishes loaded with this Italian culinary treasure. No truffle oil is added to these recipes, so that customers can savor the pure flavor of the shaved truffles.

Pillow-soft scrambled eggs with two grams of white truffles. The eggs were kept in the same container that stored the truffles, enabling an earthy aroma to penetrate the permeable egg shells and infuse the eggs in their entirety.

Duck egg fettuccine with beurre noisette, Echire creme fraiche & truffles. The pasta is newly made every afternoon, using a combo of fresh & salted duck eggs. The result _ a subtle savoriness that gently complements the nuttiness of the truffles.

Black & white rice risotto _ comprising Venere & Arborio rice _ with brie & truffles. Light and delicate; despite the truffle's reputation as a decadent delicacy, none of these dishes is overwhelmingly rich. There's an honest-to-goodness simplicity to how everything tastes, despite the thought and labor involved.

The complimentary bread is a treat, with a cake-like texture and slightly sweet taste.

Amuse bouche of thick tomato juice with avocado puree.

La Spinona, "Vigna Pier" Langhe Chardonnay DOC, Piedmont 2006.

Duchessa Lia, Barbaresco DOCG, Piedmont 2005.
For earlier entries on Frangipani, click: Feb. 9, 2009; Aug. 17, 2009 & May 4, 2010.

Frangipani,
Changkat Bukit Bintang.
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27 comments:

  1. Frangipani!
    I never been here (except for once, late night club hopping) & it seems to be consistent in food quality ;)

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  2. Duck egg fettucine?? Ooh. Sounds like a magical ingredient (like duck egg char kuey teow!)
    (dammit. Now I'm hungry. And it's past midnight)

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  3. tng: yep, i've never had a bad meal here. and it's always ranked really high on my list of favorite kl restaurants :D
    j: ya, though the taste of duck egg is reaaaallly subtle. had to let it linger on the tongue :D well, it's 2:28 a.m. now, and i'm feeling a bit peckish too, heheh

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  4. I have never been to frangipani. Would this be better than cilantro?

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  5. are they still have the degustation menu?

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  6. hmmm truffles..and thats a whole lot of truffles there.

    i wonder how much it will cost here in aust..

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  7. Ditto. Mostly been to Frangi to club; never found the opportunity to dine there. Them truffles look like a good reason to finally make it. :)

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  8. wow.. the most expensive truffle in the world :)

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  9. Hi there. What was the promotion priced at?

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  10. michelle: oh, they're both quite different. i prefer frangi, but i'm not sure how to explain it. the flavors are bolder and just more satisfying...
    lemonadeline: sorry, didn't check on the regular menu, but i think their three-course dinner sets, with options from the a la carte selection, are always there...
    joe: hmmmm, might be similar, since all these white truffles would need to be flown in from italy anyway?
    lfb: yep, i'm sure witnesses can testify to seeing u skulking around at dark corners of the club, munching on more than mere truffles :D
    leo: yeah, if only they cost less! then we could have 20 grams of them in each dish, instead of just two grams!!!
    feedme: each dish is RM75++, with around two grams of shaved truffles. do call them in advance though, to confirm when the promo ends...

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  11. Nah, there are no witnesses. I made sure of that. ;)

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  12. Lfb: u killed them all?! How very black widow-ish of u :D

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  13. I didn't kill anyone lah! *fainted*

    No witnesses cos I didn't do nothing ma. Cis.

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  14. lfb: just thought maybe u killed them softly with your song :D

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  15. Hahahahha... that might actually be true. I cannot sing to save my life... nor (apparently) others'. :P

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  16. lfb: we'd make an interesting team then ... u'd slay them, while my miraculous, unearthly voice would stir them back to life :d

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  17. You mean your singing will turn them into zombies? :P

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  18. Lfb: they might just LOOK like Zombies cos they're totally entranced by my singing :D

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  19. And that would be a perfect karaoke tune for you - The Cranberries and their radio hit, "ZOMBIE" - wheee! :)

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  20. Lfb: grrrrr! Do u have to linger on this page ... So u have to, do u have to, do u have to, have to lingerrrrrrr :D

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  21. ROFL. Funny that. And yes, I can take a hint. Hmmph. *sulks and disappears*

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  22. Lemme guess.. you ODed on truffle but that's not enough - you will go back for more?! MWUAHAHHA! how is your wallet doing?:P

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  23. Lfb: Hehehehe, don't go away mad ... just go away :D
    Ciki: too much truffles? No such thing! (no such thing as too much money in the wallet either) :D

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  24. A restaurant that I always wanted to try but could never find the resources... :D

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  25. timothy: save it for a special occasion, yeah. i hope you enjoy it =)

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  26. hi. do you know if they have a special menu for Xmas dinner? thanks

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  27. Slun: yep, there is: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151177434698932&set=a.463015613931.247784.92880758931&type=1&relevant_count=1

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