Sunday, September 30, 2012

Circus @ Pavilion

Returning to the Circus. Earlier entry: Sept. 13, 2012.

Straight from New York, Hudson Valley foie gras, partnered with grapefruit and Chardonnay-poached pear. Pricey at RM69++, but probably not unfairly so.

Wild mushroom agnolotti with mascarpone and truffle sauce. Kinda on the mushy side.

Pan-seared veal cutlets with lemon sauce, a sink-our-teeth-into-this carnivorous treat.

Sliders, Circus has got 'em. Choosing chicken? Comes with melted Swiss cheese or blue.

Beef is better though: try the Wagyu with aged cheddar, cornichons and spicy tomato relish, or a simpler sirloin with caramelized onions and remoulade.

Cocktails are where Circus shines; this is one of KL's best places to indulge in booze.

The cocktail list lets folks choose beverages based on their mood (naughty? tense? sociable?). We opted for "Cool," a mix of vodka, blue curacao, sugar syrup and orange bitters, poured in an ice-cold martini glass.

An apple cocktail a day keeps the blues away. Here's one with egg white: Apple Cart (calvados, cointreau, lemon juice, egg white, sugar syrup).

And one with egg yolk: Mercenaries Black Tot Flip (rum, pedro ximenez, cinnamon, syrup).

Spicing things up: Fuego Manzana #2 (tequila, apple liquor, lime juice, sugar syrup, apple, chili).

Honeysuckle Daiquiri (rum, honey water, lime juice).

Circus,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141-6151
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34 comments:

  1. Mmmmm foie gras! And cocktails look delish too. Btw, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you. :)

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    1. Baby sumo: heh, ya, always happy to have foie gras =) thanks, and hope you and your family have a happy celebration. I must remember to eat a mooncake somehow today. I wonder what cocktail would go well with a lotus paste and salted egg yolk mooncake :D

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  2. Veal cutlets! Been looking for tis for some time :D

    I wonder how many beef sliders I can chomp down in one sitting?...hehe :)

    Btw u must be in cocktail heaven by now...haha :p

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    1. Ulric: veal lovers are in luck here at circus! there are both pan-seared veal cutlets as well as pan-fried veal, if i recall the menu correctly :D heheh, i think four sliders might be equivalent to one big burger =) am definitely looking forward to having more cocktails here eventually :D

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    2. Me veal lover...u cocktail lover!...haha =)

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    3. Ulric: it's good to spread love around =)

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  3. Hudson Valley foie gras, partnered with grapefruit and Chardonnay-poached pear. Price at only RM69??????????? I think it's a steal.. wait, is it a bottle of chardonnay or a glass?;P

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    1. Eunice: heh, neither actually. a little bit of chardonnay is cooked with the pear. so we don't actually get to drink it :D

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  4. I want to know why mini burgers are called sliders. It's a mystery

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    1. Footfringe: wikipedia to the rescue! (sort of) The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover any small sandwich served on a slider roll. The term, when used in reference to a small hamburger, originated with the fast food chain White Castle, which trademarked the spelling variant "Slyder" and used it between 1985 and 2009.

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    2. Footfringe: I was nine :D

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  5. For some reason, chicken burgers never look as good as beef burgers! :P (even though I don't eat beef!) Maybe it's the pale colour on the patty!
    Happy Mooncake Festival!! :D

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    1. Vien: i gotta agree with that! i think 9 out of 10 times, when confronted with a beef or chicken burger choice, i'd go with beef :D hope you're having a great cake-y day too! =)

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  6. Love mini burgers! :P Can chomp down many! Hahahhaah!

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    1. TNG: heheh, true, allows more variety for us to taste! and if we don't like any one of the mini-burgers, we don't have to struggle to finish it! :D

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  7. Would like to taste that foie gras, sound interesting! :)

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    1. CK: ya, actually i think there are only TWO restaurants at pavilion that serve foie gras: Circus and TWG Tea! :D

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  8. Was the foie gras melting in your mouth? Hard to tell from that photo. A lot of places don't do it right so I'm reluctant to fork out RM70 for fear that my experience would be sub-par. The cocktails look fabulous though!

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    1. Kelly: oh, I'd probably rate the foie gras a 6/10. It had a decent flavor but it wasn't as smooth as we had hoped for. The cocktails are probably a better bet here =)

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  9. You are absolutely right about Circus' cocktails. This is one amazing cocktail playground!

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    1. Missyblurkit: I think I could come drinking here every night for a fortnight and still not finish the cocktail menu here. So many enticing varieties that we rarely see elsewhere, with great ingredients too :D

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  10. Gosh... I've got to go to Pavilion some time soon. I've got no clue the new places / restaurants you mentioned lately.

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    1. Chong; oh yeah, they're mostly huddled together at the back of pavilion's street-level boulevard. La boca Latino bar, circus and the press room =)

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  11. did you drink all those cocktails or you were with a bunch of friends?!! gosh..

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    1. Eiling: heh, there were two of us sharing those drinks :D

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  12. Looks like quite the interesting menu.

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    1. The Yum List: quite a diverse menu, definitely =)

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  13. beef is always nicer than chicken, something which i cant take :(

    Latest: Little Tiramisu Dream

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    1. Fish: oh ya. i guess i can consider myself fortunate cos i've always been able to consume beef..

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  14. I shall try this, a good break from my lectures !

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    1. Wong: it's a good break from my work too, heh :D

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  15. Ooo I want a Honeysuckle Daiquiri!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: i love honey as an ingredient! wish it were used more often in cocktails =)

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