Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thirty8 & Poolside @ Grand Hyatt

Returning to the Grand Hyatt's Thirty8 and checking out the hotel's Poolside restaurant.
Earlier entry on Thirty8: August 27, 2012.

First up, Thirty8: Stale notions of complimentary bread and butter fly out the window, substituted at Grand Hyatt's sterling signature establishment with crunchy pita and creamy chicken liver pate that combine to rouse the appetite remarkably.

Beef, Part One: Steak tartare, beautifully presented, red and raw.

Beef, Part Two: Australian Black Angus rib-eye. We requested it rare; it emerged impeccable. Every bite supplied blissful succulence.

Thirty8's chocolate cake comes with a flourish, sealed with dry ice for visual flair.

Hot chocolate is poured into the center of a layered cake that supplies both melt-in-the-mouth and crisp textures. Served with caramelized banana ice cream.

From Thirty8, take the elevator to the hotel's second floor to reach the Poolside restaurant.

This alfresco eatery has nice views too, offering a brief escape from the city, within the city.

Salads are the way to go here; try the Nicoise, comprising all the crucial components of tuna, eggs, green beans, black olives, shallots, anchovies and tomatoes. 

Grilled chicken with mixed leaves and cherry tomatoes in lemon dressing. Hearty enough to be a whole meal, not heavy enough to cause a food coma.

Poolside's fries warrant praise for their crunchy-outside, hot-and-moist-within perfection.

Champagne, rose, red and white, served crisp and cool.

Entry on Grand Hyatt's other eatery: JP Teres (August 29).

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Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur.
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36 comments:

  1. Not a big fan of steak tartare ... probably due to being raised on the notion of raw beef = bad, ha ha. That chocolate cake looks awesome, though.

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    1. Timing: ooh, ya, steak tartare can be an acquired taste, but i do try to order it every time i see it on any menu, heh. i think most customers will love the choc cake here! :D

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  2. that chocolate cake looks divine!!!! is that raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream on the side??? I'll gladly have them by the pool! :P

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    1. Vien: it's a berry coulis of some sort, i think, but the ice cream flavor is fresh: caramelized banana! you're right, a great cool dessert to enjoy by the pool! :D

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  3. And a view of my office building, argh. :p The choc cake looks fun, is the dry ice in the white bowl that looks empty?

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, next time i'll wave to you from here if you're still at the office :D oh ya, the dry ice is in that bowl, working its cloudy magic =)

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  4. I will order that chocolate cake for sure! Looks so yummy! :)

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    1. CK: it's a great cake, dense and rich :D

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  5. I had the same cake~ It was so good! :)The banana ice cream was fab!
    Good thing they got your steak done right, I sent mine back cos it wasnt med rare. but mine was the grilled platter.

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    1. TNG: one of the tastiest cakes i've had this year, i think! :D heheh, i'm usually quite apprehensive about steaks, but i think thirty8's steak was one of my favorites this year! =)

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  6. oooh that's a very interesting chocolate dessert... must try that the next time I dine there

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    1. Eiling: the chocolate dessert is the kind that i sometimes dream about, heh! :D

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  7. pate and pita in place of bread and butter, thats a first and a pretty good first!

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    1. Joe: yeah, especially for those of us who love pate! :D

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  8. eat tons of beef tartare.. and you can wave tatare to the slim waist line :P teehee Does look good tho!

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    1. Ciki: heheh, i've already waved ta-ta to the former waistline! and ya, i think the tartare here is terrific! :D

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  9. I spot good food especially the setak tartare. The pool and dricks seal the deal! I wonder if dining guests are allowed to use the pool?

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, this is a hotel worth visiting! good question about the pool! i kinda doubt it, but it's worth asking, heh :D

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  10. Mmmm the chocolate cake looks good. And I'm a sucker for theatrics! ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, i love it when there's an extra visual element to the dish! :D

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  11. wow the beef really looks rare..
    i will not dare to eat.. kakakakaka

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, the rarer and bloodier, the more i love it :D

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  12. I must try the chocolate cake next! And the ribeye. If I remembered correctly, the steaks are fairly reasonable, right?

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: it's hard to find a chocolate cake as delish as this in the city center, i think! :D ooh, i can't quite recall the exact prices. i think they're still hotel-steep, but slightly lower than prime and mandarin grill =)

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  13. Pita and chicken liver pate, now that is something unique.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, i love bread and butter, but it's nice to have a change sometimes! :D

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  14. Looks like a place worth checking out. The steak looks good.

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    1. Quay Po: yeah, if you're looking for a nice place for a special occasion, this place could work well =)

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  15. Although not having any food there, just a glass of wine with enjoy the view is enough for me. Seat back and relax! Aww...

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    1. Little Blur Blur: that's true! this is a good place to just take a break, chat and enjoy the view =)

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  16. Thanks Sean ! Looks like I do not venture that much, really need to try out these places in the evening ! i enjoy what I see in this blog, give lots of idea for some places in the evening before driving npback in the jam !!!!!

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    1. Wong: yeah, the traffic heading out of the city after work can be quite stressful sometimes. it's good to have places where people can unwind, enjoy some snacks and have a drink or two =)

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  17. its actually salty caramel sauce that is poured on the chocolate cake (chocolate mousse with hazelnut brittles, praline feulitine, and flourless chocolate cake)... Glad you like em... =)

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    1. Aaron: thanks for the info! We weren't able to get the details from the staff that evening. It's an amazing cake! You guys are doing a great job =)

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  18. whats the cost like? is it expensive? would you say RM150 per person?

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    1. Izat: yeah, i think to be safe, best to estimate at least RM150 per person for a three-course dinner, with starters, mains and desserts...

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