Monday, 11 February 2013

Valentine's Menu at Favola, Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian
Private Room, Favola, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Valentine’s Menu at Favola, Le Meridien

Rich, bold hues and textures adorn the private dining room at Favola, Le Meridien. Dramatic red and maroon curtains drape from the high ceilings and black and white wall murals with bursts of red depict Venetian architecture and classical masquerade parties. Sculptures and giant vases add interest and, heartfelt Italian tunes caress the air. The long wooden tables are set with red tumblers and blanketed with rose petals. The room is ready for Valentine’s Day and so is the kitchen.

Chefs at Favola Italian Restaurant, have created a Valentine Ti Amo menu, sharing passion and the love of good food as only Italians know how. Possibly the most creative Italian menu I’ve devoured this season, Favola is tagged by The Yum List as one of our top choices to dine for this year’s celebration of amore and friendship.

Home made bread is a sure sign of a positive start and Favola serves up a duo of soft breads (focaccia with a bite of chili and Ciabatta softly floured), a trio of hard bread sticks (cheese, rye and puffy) and a trio of dips (olive oil and balsamic, beetroot and, celery and apple).

Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian
Home made bread and dips
The Valentine Ti Amo menu begins with an aperitivo, Espuma di Patate Salame Filo Manzo e Parmigiano Nuvola - potato foam with beef salami floss and a Parmesan cloud. Potato dominates the airy fluff providing nothing to chew, but rather a curious sensation of flavoured air that disappears in the mouth upon contact. The sprinkling of beef generates texture, which too vanishes in seconds.


Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian

Aperitivo, Espuma di PatateSalame Filo Manzo e Parmigiano Nuvola - potato foam with beef salami floss and a parmesan cloud.

The antipasto follows in the form of Insalata di Aragosta del Maine, Tonno Scottato in Crosta Chermoula, Decapaggio Ravanello e Hering Caviale Perla Sorbetto di Pomodoro - salad of Maine lobster, seared chermoula crusted tuna, rose pickling radish and herring pearl caviar on tomato sorbet. Attention to individual plating is more and more evident as the meal progresses. This dish arrives on a long thin platter with the three dishes uniquely portioned – sorbet in glass lidded bowl, tuna a perfect rectangular prism atop wafer thin slices of radish, and the citrusy seafood salad hiding amongst a bed of bushy lettuce.


Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian
Insalata di Aragosta del Maine, Tonno Scottato in Crosta Chermoula, Decapaggio Ravanello e Hering Caviale Perla Sorbetto di Pomodoro - salad of Maine lobster, seared chermoula crusted tuna, rose pickling radish and herring pearl caviar on tomato sorbet.
The primi piatti (first plate) is Re Cappasanta, Crema di Spugnole, Spinaci, Tartufo Fresco Filo - king scallop, morel cream, wilted spinach and truffle crisp filo.  Leaving guests speechless, this tender scallop tower, leaning on warm spinach and capped with a pastry crown puts up a determined fight for most adored dish of the evening. That is, until the mains arrive…

Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian

Re Cappasanta, Crema di Spugnole, Spinaci, Tartufo Fresco Filo - king scallops, morel cream, wilted spinach and truffle crisp filo.
Il secondi piatti (main course) is a choice between land and sea. You’ll love your partner even more as you order the mains and realize that because there are two of you, you can order one of each, no need to miss out.

Trota Salmonata Curati Scottato con Salsiccia Gambero, Tortelli di Zucca, Nero di Seppia Maionese e Scatto Pisello – pan seared cured salmon trout with prawn sausage, pumpkin tortelli, squid ink mayo and snap peas is the ocean selection. This beautiful spring themed platter is swept with a fat paintbrush stroke of squid ink mayonnaise and speckled with micro greens, petite peas and rounds of red and yellow vegetables. 

Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian
Trota Salmonata Curati Scottato con Salsiccia Gambero, Tortelli di Zucca, Nero di Seppia Maionese e Scatto Pisello – pan seared cured salmon trout with prawn sausage, pumpkin tortelli, squid ink mayo and snap peas. 

Terrina di Manzo Caldo Aromatizzato con l'italiano Salsiccia Affumicata e Scottato Foie Gras, Bollito di Patate Viola, Rucola Purea e Bambino di Carote - warm beef terrine, Italian smoked sausage, pan seared foie gras, boiled purple potato, arugula puree and charred baby carrots is the second option. Furnishing more garden appeal with a grassy green strip of sauce and flecked with cooked grapes, charred halved baby carrots and mini leaves, this unique dish must be on your ‘to try’ list.

Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian
Terrina di Manzo Caldo Aromatizzato con l'italiano Salsiccia Affumicata e Scottato Foie Gras, Bollito di Patate Viola, Rucola Purea e Bambino di Carote - warm beef terrine, Italian smoked sausage, pan seared foie gras, boiled purple potato, arugula puree and charred baby carrots.

Dolci (dessert), Zuppa di Ciliegie con Gelato di Yogurt e Cialda al Cacao - cherry soup with yoghurt ice cream and chocolate wafer makes a sweetly spectacular finish. Terrifically creamy ice cream slowly melts into a slightly tart cherry bath and contrasts in texture to the delicate caramelized chocolate wafer sombrero.

Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian

Zuppa di Ciliegie con Gelato di Yogurt e Cialda al Cacao -
cherry soup with yoghurt ice cream and chocolate wafer.    
Favola, Le Meridien, Valentine menu, where to celebrate Valentine's in KL, Italian
Valentine's Day Cake - Chocolate sponge layered with white chocolate cream and white chocolate icing.

Favola’s Valentine Ti Amo set dinner is priced at RM160++ per person, RM300++ per couple or RM380++ per couple (inclusive of a bottle of red wine).

Favola, Italian restaurant, Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur
Favola, Le Meridien
Reason to visit: elegant Venetian inspired setting; Cherry Soup with Yoghurt Ice Cream; Warm Beef Terrine,;Pan Seared Cured Salmon Trout with Prawn Sausage; King Scallop and Morel Cream; creative amore inspired dishes

Favola
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
21 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2263 7434

5 comments:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year! May you have an awesome year!

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    Wilson
    PlacesAndFoods.com

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  2. Ooo perfect! Food to fall in love with, just the thing to enjoy with the person we're in love with! :D

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    1. Too true. I think you'd enjoy this menu Sean - it's not your usual Italian.

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  3. Everything looks stunning! I really love that heart shaped cake...so pretty and unique.

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