Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mediteca @ Fraser Place

Here's more from the menu of Mediteca, officially opening next week (only four more days!).
Earlier entry on Mediteca: August 3, 2012.

Can't call it a Spanish meal without some sort of ham, right? Mediteca has ruled out pork, so it's the beef version here, 120-day dry-aged and served with garlic, tomatoes and rustic bread.

Huevos rotos, the egg is broken! Poached pleasure, fabulously fragrant with mushrooms, potatoes, sweet onions and a truffle emulsion.

Fans of steak tartare might like to sample Mediteca's seabass tartare, a brilliant, briny riff on the raw classic.

Chef Manuel Lopez pays homage to his Andalusian heritage with this revised version of the Malaga salad, whipped up with cod fish, oranges, potatoes, onions, black olives and yogurt. What sounds like an eccentric mishmash of components works well, ultimately.

Of course, there's paella too, a wet, richly aromatic pan of it, made hearty with much seafood.

We're saving Mediteca's desserts (it's a fairly short list) for future visits; for now, a look at what's sweetening the scene nearby at Nerovivo, managed by the company that owns Mediteca.

Nerovivo's inventive temptations include a Marsala semifreddo with caramelized pear.

Nerovivo might be KL's only place for sampling a rosemary herb-tinged creme brulee.

Mediteca,
Fraser Place, Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur.
Nero Vivo,
Jalan Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. Will go and try Mediteca once they open, since it just next next door from my office, LOL. :D

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    1. CK: so close, so convenient! hope to bump into you there sometime :D

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  2. ask them to change a new egg..
    once broken consider reject..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, very funny :D no lah, actually, we happily broke the egg ourselves when it reached our table :D

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    2. LOLLOLLOL. i love this phrase

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    3. Michelle: i chuckled too, heh =)

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  3. LOL! Then Sean may need to eat many many eggs..Because they are meant to be broken? hahahah...

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    1. Melissa: heh, i'm trying to cut down on eggs, but in truth, i'd be happy to break and eat many, many eggs! :D

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  4. The egg came broken? hehe you should have asked for an extra one :P oohhh!! just thought of something! How nice would it be if there was a poached egg with the paella!! It would be sooo gooey :D

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    1. Vien: ooh, no, we broke it ourselves. 'huevos rotos,' the name of the dish, actually means 'broken egg' :D wow, an eggy paella sounds like a deliciously fun idea! i'll have to ask for it someday! =)

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  5. Seabass tartare? Only saw beef tartare before.. and didn't even dare to try :P But fish! I suppose it has to be really fresh to pull this off without any fish smell eh? :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: ooh, i like tartare. it's like a more flavorsome kind of sashimi, though yeah, the natural taste of the meat/fish is masked by all the other ingredients added. yeah, the sea bass here was definitely fresh, and it actually tasted nicer than regular steamed/fried sea bass :D

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  6. Nero Vivo is our favorite restaurant to go to. Mediteca sounds like a good one. Will definitely go check it out when it is opened. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. Quay Po Cooks: hope you'll enjoy your visit here! i have a good feeling about this place, and i think customers will be satisfied with the food and the service (though i'm not sure what prices will be like yet, heh) :D

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  7. That paella looks sticky and delicious. Heading there tonight for a sneak peak.

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    1. The Yum List: it's a nicely flavored paella, filled with the taste of the sea :D i'd say enjoy your meal, but i'm absolutely certain that you will =)

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  8. eggs are meant to be broken. such sad lives they have.

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    1. Michelle: but once broken, they provide so much pleasure for people. they're a blessing =)

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  9. Fraser's Place sounds so familiar. I am still trying to figure out where is this place located.

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    1. Eiling: ooh, it's within walking distance of KLCC. it's on the road behind sevenatenine :D

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