Just a couple of days ago, Christmas came early and it was celebrated the way it should be, with good food and good company.
The location for this early Christmas celebration was in Dish along Jalan Tun Razak. Dish is located at Dua Annexe and just below Delicious on the ground floor (Do note that Dish and Delicious are different and bookings at this period would be recommended).
Dish is touted as the upmarket version of Delicious and also has a range of the ingredients and deli choices for sale. In their bakery section, there are choices of pastries available.
To start things off was a paper basket of bread from their bakery. The warm bread provided something to munch whilst we waited in anticipation for our meals to arrive.
I started my meal with the Classic Beef Carpaccio with Arugula, Shaved Parmagiano Reggiano and Golden Garlic Silvers. The thinly slices of beef were complimented well by the Arugula which provided a crunch to each bite.
This is a generous serving of Steamed Mussels with Tomatoes, Chillies, Onions, Thyme & White Wine. The decently sized mussels with a side of bread looked as good as it tasted.
On the Christmas menu was the Pan Seared Foie Gras. Dish’s Festive Feast consists of starters, mains and desserts in the spirit of Christmas. This starter was on a bed of baby spinach and drizzled around the foie gras is a raspberry and orange vinaigrette.
The Lobster Omelette was not too fantastic as some found it rather bland.
Another starter which we all like was the Fin De Claire Oysters which were slightly larger than the ones found on the menu (but also with a slightly higher price). I preferred to have it with a hint of lemon, however, it comes with a lemongrass, lime and lychee dressing.
Moving on from the starters, we continue with the main meals. This is the Pan Seared French Duck served with Foie Gras on a bed of Pear, Prune and Port Reduction. I found the meat slightly chewy, but the reduction of pear, prune and port was an interesting blend of flavours.
This is the Grilled Tiger Prawns with Fresh Herbs, Chillies, finished with a twist of Chargrilled Lemon Juice.
On the menu, you will notice that one of the main highlights that stand out is the choice of steaks available. The cuts of steak can be done from 1.5 to 2″ and is served according to the weight of the cut ordered. You have a choice of Prime Rib Bone In, Striploin, Ribeye, T-Bone and Tenderloin. On a chalk board, you will also see the daily specials which are available. I had ordered my steak medium rare, but it came out more towards rare, so unfortunately it had to be re-heated. The steak would have been very well cooked otherwise with a dash of sea salt on the lightly charred surface of the steak (A word of recommendation is to select the right weight of meat and go for more if are the carnivorous type; the one below was a 410g ribeye).
I always look forward to the end of the meal because I know dessert would be coming my way. Below is the Black Forest Pavlova with Whole Dark Cherries & Baileys Whipped Cream, an interesting twist to a well-known dessert.
This is the Mixed Berries with Basil Yoghurt Ice Cream (RM18).
If you are looking for a dessert that you can’t go wrong with then it is the Classic Creme Brulee.
When I first saw the Sticky Toffee Pudding on the Festive Feast Menu, my first impression was that it was going to be very sweet, however, I was assured that it was not going to be overly laden with toffee. Indeed, they were right. The dessert that I had was well balanced and with the home made ice cream, the combination of a warm cake and cold ice cream went well.
Another favourite is the Molten Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Marmalade & Vanilla Ice Cream.
Overall, it was an impressive meal which had us all well-satisfied. Christmas is a time for sharing and here is wishing all our readers an appetizing and palate whetting Christmas!
211 Jalan Tun Razak
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 21641286
Fax: +60 3 2166 3066