Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie

Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie: Round Three. Earlier entries: June 28, 2011 & July 6, 2011.

Seafood is all we need for this dinner; everything's poetically plated here, featuring flavors nearly as striking as the presentation. This blue lobster timbale in vanilla broth is a substantial starter, aromatically arresting enough to whet the appetite for more.

Warm scallop tartar with savory Mediterranean notes, thanks to a paella-inspired emulsion. It's the taste of the ocean, evocative of eating by the beach.

Crab mille-feuille, layered with Asian & European influences _ mango atop of avocado, topped further with hazelnuts. Fresh & sprightly, a mouthwatering medley employing the fruits of both the seawater & the trees of the earth.

Roasted Atlantic meagre fish. Meaty & more tender than sea bass, made creamy with cremolata, pumpkin, sage & cauliflower cremeux.

Fine, there's no seafood in these desserts, but everyone from carnivores to vegetarians will likely adore this "New Age Chocolate Tart," a crisp concoction poured over with hot cocoa cream. A little bit Ferrero Rocher, a little bit fondue, but altogether fabulous.

Blackcurrant, violet flower & chocolate vacherin, assembled Nathalie's way, the nice way.

Wine here is pretty pricey, but that might be our only complaint.

Cuisine Gourmet by Nathalie,
Menara Taipan, Jalan Punchak,
Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2072-4452
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24 comments:

  1. The plating is so pretty! I will stare at the dish for a long while before digging in.

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    1. Smitten By Food: true! It's true artistry going on in the kitchen here :D

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  2. the food just gets prettier by the months!

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    1. Michelle: heheh, aging beautifully and gracefully! :D

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  3. Everything's so pretty! And that chocolate tart!! I wouldn't mind having two servings of those!!

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    1. Vien: the tart tasted lovely, thanks to the warm, thick cream poured over it! :D

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    2. Hurrah for warm, thick cream! :D

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    3. Kenny: warm, thick and fresh! :P

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  4. the chef is really creative.. very artistic..
    nice ...
    hmm that my next stop .....

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    1. Simple Person: oh yeah, and the food not only looks good, it tastes good too :D

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  5. There is something romantic about the dishes. Pretty colours perhaps? Or is seafood the food of love?

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    1. Missyblurkit: it could be the combination of both of those factors! but ya, the dishes seem perfect for a springtime season :D

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  6. I would really like to revisit this place again. Nathalie's food presentation has always been a feast for the eyes.

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    1. Baby Sumo: hope you manage to get the chance soon! or you could head to nathalie's gourmet studio at solaris dutamas, where they do lunches on weekdays and saturdays :D

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  7. Everything is presented so nicely. It's almost hard to eat for not wanting to destroy the creations. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: true! This does fall under the "nearly too pretty to eat" category :D

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    1. Nikel: very, very good! :D

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  9. Ít's been a while since I head back to Nathalies!!
    Got distracted by all the yummy new resto sprouting up..

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    1. Thenomadgourmand: ooh, try this outlet of nathalie's at jalan p ramlee, for a special occasion! it's a lot more elegant than her original outlet at solaris dutamas, and the food is just as excellent :D

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  10. food looks terrific. Was this degustation? What was the damage?

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    1. Ciki: oh, nopes, it was from the a la carte menu. i can't quite recall the exact prices, but the appetizers were probably around RM40 each, and the mains could have gone as high as double that =)

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  11. i like the dessert with the polkadot presentation. that's so pretty!

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    1. Eiling: yeah, it makes good use of the entire plate, heh :D

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