Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Flame

KLGCC recently opened a Western restaurant that exudes old-fashioned elegance and a stately serenity. Don't let the lack of customers perturb you, since the service is sterling.

Celebrity 'Chef in Black' Emmanuel Stroobant is Flame's official menu consultant. The recipes might not be revolutionary or revelatory, but they're sufficiently satisfying.

Chilli-marinated salmon with chives. No worries, this isn't intolerably spicy, and it's not meant to be eaten on its own. Instead, it comes paired with...

... potato blinis & sour cream. Slice up the salmon, scoop some onto a tiny pancake, spread it lavishly with sour cream and pop it into your mouth for a silky, savory burst of flavor.

More rawness ahead: steak tartare with egg yolk, mustard, capers, shallots & herbs.

Mix the hand-chopped raw beef with the other components for a messy mound of marvelous mush. More succulent than a slab of medium-rare steak, for sure.

Wine to sip slowly with this light supper. Flame's last orders are at 10.30 p.m.


Flame Restaurant,
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara.

16 comments:

  1. Mont Kiara... a bit far away for me.

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  2. Michelle: heheh, especially since you're in a different country right now! =)

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  3. Funny - you went to a restaurant called Flame but you only ordered (mostly) raw food. :D

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  4. J: isn't it ironic? A little toooooooo ... Ok, nvm, I better not start singing; otherwise I'll never stop :D

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  5. certainly doesn't look like a restaurant at the Golf Club. This place is looking good!

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  6. eiling: ya, actually some of the restaurants at both klgcc and tropicana golf club are pretty nice. and their food is definitely good :D

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  7. lack of customers always scary, mostly cos you're not sure if you're gonna get fresh food or stuff that's been sitting in the freezer for days :(

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  8. timing: ya, but luckily the raw food didn't cause us any digestion problems, heheh. maybe they have a lunch crowd :D

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  9. The steak tartare looks nice but dont think I've ever eaten raw beef b4....

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  10. baby sumo: actually you'll probably enjoy it! i guess raw beef isn't scary anymore after we've already tried and enjoyed raw fish, heheh =)

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  11. The ambience looked a bit stiff, i guess they dont believe much in soft furnishing? :D

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  12. Augustdiners: ya it's got a bit of an old-school look, but luckily it doesn't feel TOO formal once u're there, and the friendly service team help to keep the mood light, heh :D

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  13. hi sean, may i know how expensive is the food at this place? :)

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  14. trr: hi, it's probably safe to budget about RM120 per person for three courses =)

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  15. hi sean may i know i they serve steak tartare as main or entree? i've lookin around for a while to find a good quality steak tartare in a good portion. was the one u had came in about 200g ? thx sean, hv a gd weekend

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  16. Chuah: the steak tartare here was supposed to be an appetizer, but it might be enough as a main for a light eater. most steak tartares in KL seem to come in below 200 grams. The ones at t forty two at Bangsar village, mandarin grill at mandarin oriental and the pressroom at BSC are also pretty good. Good luck! =)

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