Eat Drink KL: Mandarin Grill @ KL Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mandarin Grill @ KL Mandarin Oriental Hotel

For earlier entries on Mandarin Grill, click: Feb. 11, Feb. 22 & March 10.

Amuse bouche of baked cannelloni with cheese & orange.

Roasted beetroot with goat cheese, portobello mushrooms & walnuts. A terrific salad if you adore beetroot, with a salty boost from the cheese and nuts.

Pan-fried scallops with tomato & paprika risotto, mango salsa & citrus sauce. One of the few disappointments here; the scallops weren't moist and juicy enough. The risotto had an interesting taste though, reminiscent of a mild Indian curry.

Seared sea bream with savoy cabbage compote, shellfish & basil cream. Recommended for fans of hearty, meaty fish with a taste and texture reminiscent of sea bass.

Palate cleanser of calamansi granite & mango sorbet.

Gratin dauphinois, vegetable casserole & Bordelaise sauce. The menu contains an entire page of accompaniments to choose from, with numerous potato preparations, veggies and sauces. Everything seems excellent.

Roasted new potatoes with rosemary, celeriac puree & coriander sauce.

Manjari chocolate ganache with coffee anglaise & choc sorbet. Decadence redefined.

Hazelnut creme brulee with blueberry compote & yogurt sorbet. The nutty scent was a nice twist to what would otherwise be a cliched dessert.

Crianza Gran Feudo, Julian Chivite, Navarra (Spain).

Mandarin Grill,
Mandarin Oriental,
Kuala Lumpur.