Samplings on the Fourteen: Round 2. Earlier entry: April 13.
Goose liver on candied apples, mixed cress & aged balsamic vinegar. Surprisingly sizable slabs, triumphantly tasty. When was the last time we had foie gras? Seems like far too long ago.
Clear venison essence. Reminiscent of oxtail broth, brimming with tender slices of meat. The accompaniment of fried dumplings was mushroom-laced parisienne _ a cross between gnocchi and arancini.
Duck confit with organic lentils & fricassee lettuce. One of KL's juiciest, least salty versions of this recipe. These savory dishes at Samplings could pass muster at a full-fledged Parisian restaurant.
Kaffir lime panna cotta. Smooth and creamy, with an orange, chili & caramel topping.
Earl Grey chocolate mousse with cashew nut snap. The list of desserts here isn't long, but whatever we tried left us supremely satisfied.
Bilyara, Wolf Blass Shiraz (2009).
Samplings on the Fourteen,
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.