Thursday, May 3, 2012

EST @ The Intermark

Returning to The BIG Group's EST steakhouse at The Intermark.
Earlier entry on EST: April 30, 2012.

After slicing through EST's steaks earlier, we're sampling the starters and non-bovine mains now. Here's how to segue: AACO Full Blood Wagyu carpaccio _ supple in texture, subtle in beefiness, with bean salad and tarragon vinaigrette. Pristine in presentation, but pricey at RM100++.

Eggplant and egg, plated in perfect harmony: barbecued eggplant, its succulence playing off the creaminess of a poached egg on crispy short-crust pastry with fried cauliflower florets and tahini mayonnaise (RM38++). Tastes idiosyncratically Indian in influence.

Lamb loin roast with pumpkin risotto (RM89++). The tea-smoked meat: a Maillard-crust marvel. The rice: a watery flop of wishy-washy flavor. But the lamb makes this worthwhile.

Salmon trout fillet, smoked over beech wood, then grilled and served pink with roasted asparagus (RM79++). Flawless fish, a far cry from moisture-challenged food court versions.

Sticking to a chocolate theme for dessert: this "Hot and Cold Chocolate Ice Cream" (RM20++) comprises choc ice cream coated in choc shortbread with fresh orange segments, poured over with Earl Grey-infused hot chocolate.

Uncompromisingly chocolate, with a fatty, melting-butter feel.

More chocolate, this time in a rich souffle with hazelnut sauce and sorbet. Also delicious, but following this, we've been trying to stay away from chocolate until further notice.

Tea cocktail: Tate's Ally Meet Early (Earl Grey-infused Tanqueray no. 10, aperol, lychee liquor, lime juice, sugar, egg white).

Coffee cocktail: Espresso Martini (Patron Anejo tequila, kahlua, agave syrup, coffee). 


EST @ The Intermark
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2163-5731
Check out EAT DRINK, a new F&B website jointly run by The Expat Group (TEG) & Eat Drink KL. This website features all of our up-to-date reviews, plus exclusive weekly articles & a searchable database on restaurants in KL & Selangor: EatDrink.my

30 comments:

  1. bakc for more lembu nak jaga i see. too bad still no kandang boy in sight. :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Qwazymonkey: maybe he's taking care of his crazy, money-hungry, evil wife! :D

      Delete
  2. The lamb loin looks really good. The chocolate ball reminds me of a chocolate dessert we had in a Michelin-restaurant in Marbella, Spain - they pour hot chocolate over the sphere. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, the lamb here was as good as the beef, heh =) ooo, that sounds like an excellent dessert that you had. the spanish do love their chocolate too, eh :D

      Delete
  3. the hot and cold ice cream looks so tantalizing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Michelle: it was definitely worth ordering! :D

      Delete
  4. Eggplant and egg with tahini mayonnaise sounds good, I love that combination!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CK: it's a fun recipe! congratulations to whoever created that combination :D

      Delete
  5. I want tat lamb loin! Nix the pumpkin risotto and pair it with d eggplant and egg and you got it made... =)

    The Hot and Cold Chocolate Ice Cream looks heavenly :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ulric: wow, you're absolutely right! the lamb would have gone quite well with the egg-eggplant combo as a side dish :D and the hot-and-cold-choc is one of my favorite desserts so far this year =)

      Delete
  6. I have my eye on that hot and cold chocolate ice cream. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Yum List: i hope you'll have the chance to savor it personally really soon! :D

      Delete
  7. Gosh the hot and cold chocolate ice-cream is catching all my attention! Such an interesting and pretty looking dessert :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Iamthewitch: a devilish dessert to enjoy, perfect for wrapping up a good dinner :D

      Delete
  8. Although I don't take beef, I have to say that the steak does look very good. The eggplant dish looks very good! Looks like a very pleasant meal with nice dessert too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eat Only Lar: oh yeah, every dish here was worthwhile in its own way. even the salmon, which might have sounded ordinary but was succulent and flavorsome :D

      Delete
  9. the lamb looks perfectly pink! Looks almost like steak. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dropsofcontentment: oh yeah, if all lamb tasted like this, i'd be ordering it all the time! yummyyy :D

      Delete
  10. Expensive la the carpaccio, bur that hot-cold chocolate ball look darn good!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bangsar babe; oh yeah, I think I'd prefer to stick to regular beef carpaccio too =) and ya, the mix of temperatures for the Choc dessert was a smash hit! :D

      Delete
  11. Lamb loin! perfectly pink me thinks that's for me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ciki: pink is the color to be! :D

      Delete
  12. Awesome lamb loin goodness. Love the colour and I bet its definitely explosively juicy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Missyblurkit: it's great to see a restaurant handle lamb with respect and great expertise! :D

      Delete
  13. That hot and cold chocolate ice cream looks heavenly... Thanks for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jessica; oh yeah, it's a dreamy dessert =)

      Delete
  14. the prices here sure looks pricey. Probably because the beef carpaccio is a wagyu. gotta burn a hole in my pocket dining here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eiling: yeah, it does make me appreciate the wallet-friendliness of the usual RM40 beef carpaccios at most italian restaurants, heh =)

      Delete
  15. wow the egg + eggplant certainly looks tantalizing! how is the parking rate over there in the intermark?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yugin: it's a nice combo, though i'm not sure it's still on est's current a la carte menu =) the parking rate is fine. shouldn't cost more than RM10 for a few hours during dinnertime =)

      Delete