Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fat Olive @ Dataran Prima

His wine licence might only come in next month, but Chef Enrique Garcia Fernandez - call him by his nickname, Kike (pronounced 'Key-Kay') - is ready to cook; Fat Olive opens this week, helmed by Kike, who hails from northern Spain, & his partner Stacee, a Malaysian former advertising executive who recently returned home after a long stint in Shanghai.

Fat Olive - which specialises in hearty servings of European cooking at lower-than-expected prices - is one of PJ's most photogenic new restaurants, filled with hazel-toned acacia wood furniture & fronted by a spiral staircase that leads up to a baking kitchen. It currently opens 10am-6pm everyday (but call first to confirm), offering hot meals throughout operating hours.

 Fat Olive serves only set meals this week; RM30 nett will buy you a lot - a soup of the day (possibly pumpkin, with enjoyably crunchy garlic croutons), Caesar salad, chewy sourdough bread, plus a main course (try the buttered soft-shell crab, heaped on creamy risotto with crab meat, fish roe, green onions & parmesan cheese) & dessert (ask for the rich chocolate terrine with a mellow strawberry sauce). It bears repeating - all that for only RM30 nett (for now), sufficient for two light eaters to share.

Other sets cost RM28-RM38, with main course options such as pan-fried Norwegian salmon with green pea risotto & butter soy sauce, Australian beef medallions with mashed potatoes & red wine sauce, roasted spring chicken with sauteed potatoes & mushrooms, & seafood spaghetti with spicy semi-dried tomato sauce. Coffee is available, made with Colombian beans.

 Fat Olive's a la carte menu should kick in sometime in early June; expect the likes of pork ribs & perhaps some tapas too.

Fat Olive Food Garage
B-G-17, Menara Prima, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7887-5068

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18 comments:

  1. What a unique place, Sean!

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    1. Linda: it's an interesting restaurant in a big block of offices :)

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  2. Oh? That's chocolate, eh? For a while I thought that was pig's blood. They do have that in Spanish cuisine, if I'm not wrong. So that's how you pronounce the name - not like how people pronounce or mispronounce Nike. :D

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    1. Suituapui: haha, yeah, when i tasted it, i thought it was a chocolate-cherry dessert :) and yup, it's key-kay! :D

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  3. Another Spanish chef in town! Yippee!

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    1. The Yum List: we love spanish chefs! :)

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  4. Rm 30 for all ?! Shut up and take my money! :D

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  5. will check it out, once there is booze!

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    1. Ciki: i want wine too! :)

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  6. Oh, I'm liking the dark-coloured wooden elements throughout the café with natural sunlight from outside...nice! ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, it's a bit rustic, a bit industrial, a bit grungy, but still somewhat sunshiny! :)

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  7. This place is beautiful! I like the deco very much!

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    1. CK: ya, i really enjoyed taking photos here! :)

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  8. Like awesome deco and delicious food. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Jacky: glad to hear you like Fat Olive! :)

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  9. Seem like a place worth checking out, the mains that you've mentioned sound really good to me!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, i think on weekends, it's a good place to check out, since parking will be easier then! :)

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