Since hotel lounges customarily offer unimaginative fare, InterContinental should be lauded for going against the grain. Alas, the results taste lackluster.
Goose liver mousse on Belgian endives with grapes & walnuts. Sounded like a must-try on paper, but proved underwhelming on the plate. The mousse came out like a cross between margarine and icing, with scarcely a scent of foie gras.
Green rice bread burger with Cameron Highlands organic kyuri, Boston lettuce, tomato, arugula, guacamole & feta cheese. Hearty, but shockingly salty. Despite the abundance of veggies, this somehow felt only marginally healthier than a regular meat burger.
Chilean Carmen Classic Merlot.
InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.