Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Elizabeth @ Setiawalk Puchong

Decked out with gleaming chandeliers, Elizabeth could be the closest thing to a fine-dining restaurant in Puchong, whipping up European specialities at prices that are blessedly not as punishing as feared.

Inventiveness is the kitchen's watchword; Elizabeth's menu ditches mushroom soup for a sweeter starter, a chilled broth that blends pureed strawberries & oranges into something that succeeds as a refreshing recipe for these heat-troubled times. RM15.

Coffee-scented risotto with mussels (RM38 nett). The execution for some of these could be fine-tuned though; this rice is mushier than necessary, while the fragrance of coffee seems illusory. Still, the idea itself is nice, so there's certainly hope.

No lack of meat on offer: Everything from blackcurrant duck (RM33), a fun way to feast on fowl ...

... to chicken confit (RM23) with buttered peas, olives & an herbal medley of sage, rosemary & thyme (no parsley? heh) ... 

... to lamb rack with fried bread (RM48), a main course that illustrates Elizabeth's strengths & weaknesses all on one plate. This restaurant deserves admiration for its ambition & its passion to produce interesting dishes, so we hope it'll take time to reflect on how to make its ingredients really shine & leave a memorable impression.

Elizabeth is located incongruously inside Setiawalk's Grand Shanghai Food Theme Park; it's an odd neighbour for the dim sum & bak kut teh restaurants that populate this fourth-floor section of the complex beneath the TGV multiplex.


Elizabeth Fine Dine
Level 4, Setia Walk, Puchong
Park in the basement at Zone E and take the elevator up

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23 comments:

  1. The parking is horrendous and there are too many bars in Setia Walk. Other than that, it is a great concept for outings. Never notice this beautiful restaurant, it pretty enough just to go for pictures.

    Wilson
    http://www.placesandfoods.com

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    1. Wilson: heh, i think setiawalk has improved on its mix of outlets in recent months, but yes, parking can still be messy =)

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  2. This place looks great, Sean...and the chicken and lamb look divine!

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    1. Linda: glad you enjoyed these pics! =)

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  3. I will be heading here tis weekend for a little celebration...got enuff vouchers for 2 visits...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: oh goodie! hopefully you'll find it worthwhile (esp with the vouchers!) =)

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  4. Wowwwww!!!! The chairs in the 1st pic - Elizabethan true and true!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, comfy chairs! :D

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  5. They seem to have quite a few interesting dishes. Strawberries and oranges sound like a refreshing start.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, they do try to distinguish themselves here ... there's also a chilled pea soup that could be fun too! :)

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  6. Ahhhh nice, love the ambiance; reasonable prices with such elegant setting.

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    1. Ken: that's true, it won't hurt the wallet as much as several other outlets, heh :)

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  7. The place and food look amazing!
    May I know if you do sponsored blog posts for food reviews? If you're interested, kindly write to elainencp@sunway.com.my. =)

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    1. Elaine: thanks for your comment =) have sent you an email on my policies =)

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  8. I think the chefs here like fruits a lot. And they tend to put a twist on almost every dish.... very different for sure.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, that's true. the kitchen has fun with fruits, and they're a nice way to make these recipes seem fresh :)

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  9. Suddenly feel like having some duck, no matter in Chinese or Western style. :D

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    1. CK: ooo, i hope you'll be able to find some good duck meat at the supermarket! :)

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  10. I took my mum for her 60th birthday n it was a really bad experience. None of the waiters spoke english n got our orders wrong. The food was not like in the pictures online. It really wasnt fine dining at all. In the salad, a tomato was cut n sprinkled all over the place?i was very dissapointed n felt cheated for what we paid. Would not recommend it. there wasnt a boss around to speak to also when I was there.

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    1. Sharmini: oh no :( i'm not sure what happened, since my experience here as an ordinary customer was positive, but i'm genuinely sad to hear about your experience here. i don't know who exactly you can contact regarding this, but i hope the management realises that something went wrong and that they'll fix it.

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    2. Its just that I have left the company and Elizabeth Fine Dine shall no longer under my responsibility anymore. From Ed,chefyuriSINCE1984.

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  11. Went there last night. Bad experience. For the prices you'd expect something really delicious. Calamari rings were rubbery, steak was over done and hard, fish was noting spectacular. Only the ambiance was something special. Never going there again,

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  12. This is Ed,chefyuriSINCE1984, everything in that picture of menu are exactly mine, but I'm no longer with Elizabeth fine dine now and shall not responsible for what the new management and chef comes out with, thank you.

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