Hungry for haute cuisine? Head to Farquhar Mansion, a restaurant in a stately two-storey bungalow. Upstairs, a kaleidoscope of portraits blankets the walls & the ceiling, depicting everything from pink flamingos to Marilyn Monroe. It’s a playfully eccentric setting for an exquisite extravaganza that might commence with French oysters with lobster gelée, cauliflower mousse & Ossetra caviar, before later concluding with white chocolate coconut parfait with mango basil compote, with courses in between that include onion consomme with truffle-scented onion flan & onion confit, plus foie gras with duck rillette tartlet, plum-apple chutney & port reduction, as well as lamb rack with pulled lamb ravioli, roasted beetroot, sweet pea & lamb jus.
33, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Tel: +6019-5288-933
This spotlight on Farquhar Mansion is part of a feature on Penang's recommended restaurants, cafes & bars - read the full feature in the Nov 2015 issue of Going Places, Malaysia Airlines' in-flight magazine, or on Going Places' website (link here).
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