Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bistro a Table

Bistro a Table: Round Four. Earlier entries: June 9, June 12 & July 21.

More from Bistro's refreshed menu: seared U.S. scallops with wilted endives & mandarin jus. Succulent stuff, tuned up with a tangy orange twist that tangoed on our taste buds.

Goat's cheese & pear salad with witlof. For customers who feel that some of this restaurant's recipes sag beneath a buttery, cholesterol-laden weight, this crisp salad might supply guilt-free respite, with dairy goodness & heart-healthy hazelnuts.

Wine-stewed Boston Bay blue mussels in thyme broth. Top-notch mollusks, with a super-fresh juiciness that we seldom see whenever mussels surface in seafood pastas and buffet counters elsewhere. Swimming in a rich, aromatic broth that spurred us to lick our bowl and spoons clean.

Hillside lamb rack with pink pepper jus & Savoy cabbage. Probably the best of Aussie lamb, perfectly prepared. Somewhat simple compared to Bistro a Table's more elaborate recipes, but every bit as satisfying. Great meat requires few frills.

French white chocolate creme brulee with passion fruit pulp. This dessert will be part of a set menu on Wednesday, July 27, when Bistro hosts its first Singles Night at its communal table (romance will be in the air!). Looked like run-of-the-mill creme brulee, but boasted a luscious texture reminiscent of creamy mousse. The flavor was fantastic too, taking things beyond the vanilla variety.

White jasmine tea & champagne poached pear in sabayon-like cherry cream. Not to be gobbled in haste, since the intriguing infusion of tea & champagne provides subtle sensations that demand a little extra time and effort to properly relish.

Sixty Drops Sauvignon Blanc 2010 & Terrazas Malbec 2009.

Bistro a Table,
6, Jalan 17/54, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7931-2831
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17 comments:

  1. ok ok im bumping this place up on my to-eat-list!

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  2. Tng: oh yeah, this should definitely be in the Top 5! :D

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  3. for me, if sean were to go to that place four times, this means that I MUST GO TO THAT PLACE first when i head back to kl!

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  4. Michelle: hope you'll enjoy it! You'll definitely be hearing a lot more about this restaurant in the weeks and months ahead! one of 2011's best new outlets, for sure =)

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  5. what is that web-like thing on top of the pear?? o.O

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  6. Dropsofcontentment: ah, it's that crunchy caramel-ish thing that sticks to your gums and causes cavities! (gosh, I can't remember what it's called) :D

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  7. Do you know if they're open for lunch? I thought they were only open for dinner but their opening times on FB page says otherwise.

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  8. baby sumo: i'm 99 percent sure that they're still closed for lunch, but they plan to open for lunch sometime later this year. they'll also be having special weekend brunches starting in late august or early september (hope to see you there!) :D

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  9. Thanks Sean. Will look out for the weekend brunches and looking fwd to finally meeting you :)

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  10. Baby sumo: yeps, will be great to meet you and your family. the chef indicated that the brunches here will probably be a simple all-you-can-eat affair though: eggs, corn fritters, vine-ripened tomatoes, etc, but she promises top-notch ingredients for everything! =)

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  11. see u at the degustation.. did u sign up:D

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  12. Ciki: wonder what the NEXT menu will bring! :D and wonder if the degustation nite is gonna be packed with scarily familiar faces :p

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  13. wow and you've been there 4 times already. That's quite a frequent visit. Must be a good restaurant then.

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  14. eiling: yeps, definitely highly recommended! :D

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  15. Hi sean, can u recommend me any place like a bangalow that i can some small party with my family on?? Most important they serve western food...thx sean.

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  16. Ong: hmm, maybe sasssorosso at Jalan yap Kwan Seng (which serves Italian). You can search online for its website and menu =)

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