Monday, October 4, 2010

A Visual Feast. MIGF Menu at Senses, Hilton, KL.

(no pork served)

The much anticipated MIGF season is here. To those who are contemplating a visit to Senses at Hilton KL, here is what to expect.

A fairly generous selection of Breads.

Lush Bordier Butter, the legend among artisanal Butters.

An edible menu made from Potato Starch that you can tear off and eat together with the salmon roe dip.

A decadent macaron filled with Duck Pate.

Miso with Black Sesame Sponge.

Scrambled Egg Espuma, which was lusciously soft.

Organic Flower Pot which is a Salad, filled with healthy Organic Vegetables and Foie Gras Shavings. It was served with Dill Mayonnaise and paired with 2009 Clare Valley Skillogalee Riesling.

Some fishes from the aquarium at the hotel lobby.

Golden Tea Bag Nestled in some Chanterelle Mushrooms, Lamb Tongue and Shaved Summer Truffles.

Some Consomme broth poured over it to diffuse the Gold.

The completed Gold Tea ensemble.

Smoked Jade Tiger Abalone Salad with Marinated Mushrooms drizzled with Olive Oil and served with Rocket Leaves. It was served on stone and Cedarwood.

Divinely tender Stanbroke Beef Cheeks that were braised before baking in clay.

The beef was spiked with Autumn Truffles before baking so that truffle flavours remain infused with the beef.

The beef was served with more truffles and Potato Povre terrine.

Palate cleanser with Iced Gin and Tasmanian Honey served with violet meringue and frosted berries.

Dessert of Poppy Flower Emulsion and poppy seeds, Banana ice cream and Chocolate Soil.

The most impressive petite fours in KL.

Some mushrooms on the kitchen counter screaming to be photographed.

I had the wine pairing dinner, but did not think too highly of the wines. Maybe I am just an old fusspot, but have refrained from commenting because wine is so subjective, more than food. I would advice diners to choose their own from the wine menu.

Special mention must be made about the exceptional service from the time of reservation. I made the reservation online and within 5 minutes, I got a call and and a confirmation SMS. Since the reservation was for 1, they also thoughtfully supplied some magazines on the dining table. Throughout the meal, the service was exemplary, and I felt pampered.

Total damage for the meal was RM487, plus a bottle of mineral water.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3, Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur

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minchow said...

Ooh, can comment again, YAY! I thought you were taking the piss with the edible potato starch menu but then, items got more and more kitsch before I realised you were serious! Welcome back PA!

thule a.k.a leo said...

what happened to your Madras Lane blog? I tried to comment :P
anyway, since I don't own Hilton card, I have not come here even once...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

woooo lalalala...487 if converted to AUD, isnt that much, cant get me this kinda meal still..

gosh ur camera is working wonders, the colours r so vibrant!

Baby Sumo said...

Amazing pictures!
Did the food taste as good as it looked?

J said...

A visual feast indeed! Was the cute fishy part of the menu?lol.....

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Holy smokes, what an exquisite meal. Do you think it was worth the 500 Ringgit?

I thought you were gonna eat the live fish. Good thing you didn't.

How did the edible menu taste?

Paranoid Android said...

@minchow: You are an amazing walking example of the advantages of Liberal Arts Education and critical thinking! Let's dine together soon...

@thule: He he... Neither do I, and that makes it more painful.

@Joe: I cheated. I bounced flash off the ceiling for some shots and risked being ticked off.

@J: Unfortunately not...

@Baby Sumo and @Nate: Well, the title did mention a VISUAL feast... :p

The edible menu was crispy and starchy, but I suppose Pringles tastes better than it.

CUMI & CIKI said...

YARRR.. but how was the food?!! ahem?

Anyway, gorgeous pictures. I loved the way you used as few words as possible. LOVE IT!

ur cheeky ciki :P

qwazymonkey said...

everything looks so pretty. Did it look better than it taste? :P

Paranoid Android said...
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Paranoid Android said...

@Ciki: The Gold Tea was obviously a tribute to Blumenthal's Mock Turtle and I would have to say that the meal was imaginative.

@Qwazymonkey: You are a naughty monkey and I will get your Kuche to spank you.

Fui Lemonadelime said...

Although not really interesting in Japanese cuisine but their food presentation really attractive :D

UnkaLeong said...

I agree. The meal looks really "pretty"

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Thailand Club said...

the visual feast almost hv me fly to KL immediately, don't know how they taste in real, but they r delicious in my eyes, ur photo skill is superb

Paranoid Android said...

@Fui: Errr... It is not Japanese Cuisine lor. But Modern Australian.

@Unka: Lol. It was.

@TC: Thanks, TC... Sorry for the late reply. I have been busy catching up with work.

in the sea said...

Beef with Autumn truffle sounds so good! Yes, your photos made it even more tempting. So devil... LOL. So is this one in that Millenium Hilton (next to Le Meridien of KL Sentral)?

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