Posts tagged fine dine
Ever tried fine Korean Cuisine? Hey, peeps. I’ve been busy for a while.. I have one more week of trials! Wish me luck! (: Biology 3 tomorrow. OMG. Anyway, back to the restaurant, it’s gorgeously huge with an urban interior. Well, most places would be colourful and traditionally decorated but this is fine dining, people! Da On has a modern look with hidden Korean symbols. Yep, it’ll be tough to find it. You will notice that you needa climb 2-3 steps at the entrance. Well, there’s a secret to that. They have built special devices to make you buy all of their dishes! JOKE. Actually, they built special suction system to make sure you will leave the restaurant still smelling good. We often relate Korean food to kimchi and barbeque you see. So They had to do something to keep the smoke away as it is a fine dine restaurant.
Anyway, the food is quite expensive especially if you order the expensive things.. Like the wagyu beef. D: Ooh, and they have a special dessert that none other in Malaysia (so far) has! I’ll tell you about that later. Let’s get to the pictures, shall we?
Those are the many side dishes offered by Da On, with the wagyu beef in the middle.
See how huge the prawns are!
Even the mushrooms look huge. I feel like Alice in Wonderland.
In layman’s term, beef sashimi with raw egg yolk and pear.
Charcoal Ice Cream. Heyyy.. I’m not kidding here! It’s getting popular that charcoal helps to improve our lives. In many ways..
What’s this you may ask? KIM CHI ICE CREAM! It sounds odd, taste odd (to me) but it’s the most popular dessert in Da On. Try it once at least. Don’t like it, ditch it. But you may like it. I’m serious here.
Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur
Tel. : 03-21412100 or 03-21413100
Last night, I went to Il Lido for dinner with my mum. Sad that Christopher or Beng couldn’t come. Anyway, going to Il Lido is like going to some top secret agent building under cover as a restaurant. Hehe. It’s on the first floor, so you gotta take the lift. 2nd floor would be their outdoor bar. Customised chairs and comfy sofas with a bar that has almost everything. You could even watch the KL tower if you are deeply interested. Sad thing about this is that it’s open air. So when it rains.. Not many can go up there. Anyway, back to the main floor – 1st floor. It’s dark with only the tables lit. It’s cold, so you’d better remember to bring along a jacket. It has steps, so watch your step! (: If you don’t see any steps, the waiters would notify you. Don’t you worry. (: Speaking of waiters, they all are so well trained. They are alert, they are observant and attends to you as soon as possible. Ooh, best part of the interior of the restaurant is that they provide a special place to put your belongings/handbags so you don’t have to share your chair with them.
They have 2 private rooms. This is the bigger one. Don’t be fooled by the plastic chairs. It’s one of the most comfortable chairs on Earth. I am dead serious. They ain’t cheap!
The lamp above the private room table. I could stare at it all day long. It’s really quite pretty.
The waiters dress in brown and they are really friendly and attentive people! (:
Focaccia Bread. A little too oily, and too oily to even dip into the olive oil and vinegar. And it takes ages to reach the vinegar.
Crab Salad with Avocado and Bisque Jelly (RM39)
From degustation menu.
Pan Fried Goose Liver with Saba Wine Must and Sweet Potatoe Galette (RM59)
This is from the degustation menu. I *heart* foies gras.
Rigatoni with Lamb Ragout, Fava Beans and Pecorino Cheese (RM39)
Lots of cheese. Bite size lamb which is chewable unlike the lamb shanks. Love-a-ly. Love-a-ly. *MWAH (I think I’m trying too hard to sound like an Italian.)
Tagliolini with Lobster and Spicy ‘Calabria’ Salami (RM59)
They say that the spicy-ness comes only from the special salami they imported but the salami slices would not be visible for some odd reason. The lobster’s nice and so is the tagliolini. This is from the degustation menu so it looks a little smaller in size.
Gorgonzola Cheese and Radicchio Risotto with Hazlenut Sauce (RM39)
I’m not really a fan of risotto but this is OK. They have another champagne risotto with LOTS of truffle. That is quite good as well I heard.
Sardinian Roasted Suckling Pig with Plum Sauce (RM85)
Another from the degustation menu. It would be 3 slices if ala carte. You could hear so clearly how crispy it is when you cut it. YUM.
Duck Leg Confit with Truffle Salad and Caramelized Shallots (RM75)
A little too dry for my liking. Like a lamb shank. Not something I’d want to order. ):
Ricotta Cheese Cake with Orange and Pistacchio (RM29)
What? What’s that on top? GOLD? Yeah. They are real gold flakes. I didn’t really enjoy this though. Imagine a cheesecake which is almost like cream. x10 the dry-ness. And add in the orange and pistacchio pieces in it.
Degustation Menu (RM180)
Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 2161 2291
Restaurant Lafite was where I had my lunch today. Gorgeous interior . So urban and stylish.
First thing I saw was this! I was so eager to take photo of it. It’s just so pretty.
They have this cool flower deco on the dining table. It’s real flowers of course. Some has round or square flower decos. Really cool.
The showcase which I initially thought they placed fake food display there.. You know, to tell you how your food would look like! But no it isn’t. Teehee. It’s where you get a free flow of appetizers.
Bubbles. I was curious okay.. I just have to wait for one day to snap a better photo of it . (:
Their selection of bread. See the black ones? Don’t they look horrible? I mean, black.. Reminds you of burnt bread. But you’re wrong! Don’t judge the book by its cover! This isn’t burnt bread. It’s squid ink bread. Sounds weird? Try it first before you judge it again. Seriously, it taste so good. It leaves you wanting more.
Sweet pepper, tomato and olive oil
Balsamic and Pistachio
Seared tuna, hon-shimeji and yuzu miso juice.
A little salty if you eat the shimeji mushrooms on its own. So, remember to eat it together. (:
Yellow tuna, Atlantic cod fish, lemon oil, Brioche croutons and vinaigrette.
Can you already imagine the hard work. Ain’t it just beautiful? Gosh, after eating it, you wish you had more. (:
3 coloured potatoes, black olives, tarragon, tomatoes and saffron sauce.
Victoria Saltbrush farm lamb
Grilled lamb rack and braised lamb with herbed crust, couscous, young artichokes, fine ratatouille, and balsamic glazed.
De.Li.Cious. The lamb was beautifully done. I only liked the lamb and the couscous though.
Oven warm Raspberry Clafouti
Served with vanilla ice cream (Bottom picture)
Hot and cold dessert. Yum. But because the clafouti is a little hot, I couldn’t really finish it properly. It was really hot, nice and sour. Perfect. Lovelier than a souffle.
Restaurant Lafite, Shangri-La
Lunch: Noon – 2.30pm, Monday to Friday
Dinner: 7pm – 10.30pm, Monday to Saturday
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Lafite Tel: (60 3) 2074 3900
Tel: (60 3) 2032 2388
Fax: (60 3) 2070 1514