Returning to Graze, Hilton KL's new substitute for Senses. Earlier entry on Graze: May 7.
Mimolette might be currently banned in America because of the mites that help make this French cheese fabulous, but Graze's customers can savor it here, turned into a beautiful souffle with raisins & pine nuts (RM28++).
Carrying on with cheese: Goat's cheese beignets with sweet millet (RM25++), expertly executed.
Pissaladiere with caramelized onions, olives & anchovies (RM28++), delectably sweet-savory.
Risotto with saffron, mascarpone & shaved parmesan (RM33++). We shouldn't nitpick about a recipe as beloved as Risotto alla Milanese, but a few bites of this do go a long way. Somewhat one-dimensional in both taste & texture.
Tortellini of potato & fontina cheese with sauteed escargots & baby spinach (RM33++). Wonderful combination of Italian & French components.
Tarts, baked fresh for each meal period & available on a first-come, first-served basis, are the major highlight for dessert. Can't fault the warm tarte tatin, accompanied by vanilla ice cream (RM18++).
Graze's signature chocolate tart should also leave some enjoying each forkful in hushed silence.
Complimentary limoncello & grappa, much appreciated.
With only one miss (the risotto, based on personal preference, since others might love it) out of seven otherwise-spectacular dishes, Graze has set the bar high. As far as KL's hotel restaurants go, Graze is great.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur,
Open daily for lunch & dinner.
Tel: 03-2264-2264 (Hotel general line)