Friday, 22 April 2011

Mandarin Grill, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia












The Mandarin Oriental's Grill & Bar offers an exquisite dining experience.  From the moment you walk in you know the food and service are going to be amazing.  This place looks, sounds and smells divine.  Floor to ceiling windows looking out onto a green garden, soft ambience music in the background and the faint smell of aromatherapy oils put you in the mood for a peaceful and enjoyable afternoon.  The best deal is their two or three course set lunch served Monday to Saturday for 88++ or 108++ RM respectively.  Sounds a bit pricey but if you have the Mandarin's Elite card you get 50% off when dining for two.  You start the set with a selection of freshly baked crusty breads - pretzel, cranberry walnut and multi grain - served with olive and salted butters.  Follow up with a starter of your choice.  We tried the creamy pumpkin veloute (sweet & creamy) and a melt-in-your mouth soft mozzarella and tomato salad with a perfect pesto and aged balsamic vinegar dressing on a base of tomato jelly.  For the main I highly recommend the seared red snapper served on a delicate vegetable tian with star anise cream sauce and a braised fennel wafer.  The grilled chicken breast with wild mushrooms, potatoes and rosemary jus was flavoursome but a little dry.  For dessert you can't go wrong with the farm house cheeses.  The French brie they serve is one of the creamiest I've tried.  I would even venture to say it's as good as Tasmanian double cream brie from Australia.  Finish off with great coffee or tea and you'll be a very satisfied customer.

Mandarin Grill & Bar
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
+60 (3) 2380 888
mokul-mogrillbar@mohg.com
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