Experience the magic of Christmas at Utara Coffee House @ Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya with your friends, family and colleagues this 2015 Christmas and New Year celebration.
Utara Coffee House is offering a special festive European, French dishes that will whet your appetite and satisfy your festive cravings. You and your families can get together to feast on the Christmas delights during the Christmas and New Year lavish traditional buffet and some special innovative dishes.
With an extensive range of delicious salads, fresh seafood, traditional Christmas meats and desserts to choose from; you will definitely lost for choices with the limited stomach to fill it.
was invited to savour some of the special highlight of the Christmas New Year menu; the first of which is the Salmon Coulibiac – which is a poached salmon marinated in olive oil and wrapped up with a Danish pastry skin – which gives you a puffy feel when you bite into it.
Next on is the Tiger Prawn Ceviche With Avocado – served on a bed of ceviche onion and avocado ; with a succulent and bouncy Tiger Prawn of which was lightly poached and added a tinge of lemon juice. Finally it was topped with bursting ebiko.
This is then followed by Dubarry Soup With Cheese Batonette – Sounds like a very glamorous name for this soup which is actually a cauliflower soup with essence of broccoli, potato, leek and parmesan cheese. A simple soup that taste very delicious.
This is then followed by the main dishes which is the Baked Capon With Bread Almond Roulade. For 2 years in a row, Turkey has been a premium item not to be found in many hotel Christmas menu apparently it is difficult to get halal Turkey into Malaysia these days, so in replacement is the Capon Chicken; which is the best alternative to Turkey as its meat texture is slightly tougher than the normal Chicken.
The stuffing for the chicken is carrot, celery, leek and onions (mirepoix ingredient) which are then taken out to be used to cook the flavourful giblet sauce which I personally like it very much but it was a rather challenge for those that does not like to eat the taste of chicken innards.
Next dish for us to savour is the Roast Duck Ripeni With Calavados. The duck meat are firstly deboned and then coarsely chopped and roll it together with cut apple and apple cider. The accompanied sweet sauce for this dish is the diced cut apples cooked with herbs.
For another European offering, we then had the Swedish Crab Pudding; this dish resemble the mac in cheese dish although there is no pasta in this; which is replaced by crab meats with a tinge of celery in a bechamel sauce, with the parmesan and mozzarella cheese to add to the top layer to form the pudding crust. A perfect dish for those that loves cheese and crab meat.
For beef fans, you can try out the Roast Beef Tapenade with Champignon. Cooked with black olive oil and mushroom and sent to the griller. A little toughness on the meat as it was roast well done, so for people that loves their beef well done; this would have been perfect. My preference for beef is usually medium done.
Rounding up the Christmas special is the Whole Lamb Leg with Garlic Sauce. The roast lamb did not leave any gamey flavour probably through the combination with the Garlic herb sauce which was very tasty. To complement this lamb meat were mash potatoes, mash carrot, mash pumpkin and mash sweet potatoes.
For desserts, we had the Lemon Meringue Pie, Yule Log Cake, Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing Christmas Pudding and Glass Dessert Tiramisu.
Make a date with Utara Coffee House @Armada Hotel Special Christmas and New Year Buffet on 24th December & 31st December 2015. Prices are from
RM 80.00 + per adult,
RM 60.00 + senior citizen
RM 40.00 + per child.
For reservation, please call +603 79546888 ext 4557 – Utara Coffee House.
On behalf of +BestRestaurant ToEat we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.