Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant located at Level 14, East Tower Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur has once again in 2016, taking part in the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival (MIGF 2016).
Dining at Samplings On The Fourteenth is a classy affair; this is the place to bring that special someone for a romantic rendezvous where the unrivalled night views of the bustling Kuala Lumpur City Centre adorned your backdrop and the refined western fare are the key ingredients for a perfect date. It’s also great for entertaining clients as well, with intimate private dining rooms ideal for functions or celebrations of all types.
Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant MIGF Full Festival Menu
We started off our review with an Amuse-Bouche which is the Lamb Tartlet with Goat Cheese Croquetas. With a startling contrast of flavours and textures, this opening course prepares us for an evening of fine cuisine.
For this festival menu, Samplings On The Fourteenth has not just 1 starter but 2 in total; the first of which is the Pan-Fried Haloumi, Chilled Marinated Vegetables in Season and Lemon Emulsion. The dish was delicately presented with the delicious pan-fried halloumi at the epicentre which is encircled by vegetables.
Wine Pairing – Hugel Gentil Alsace France Vintage 2014
The second starter is the Poached Baby Mackerel, Chick Pea Puree, Smoked Garlic Cream and Walnut. We love the fine texture of the baby mackerel.
Wine Pairing – Tahuna Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Vintage 2014
the next course is the Green Pea Cream with Artichoke Chips and Tomato Tartar Soup.
Before we could dig into the portion that was served to us, the server informs that this was, in fact, the soup course and we have to wait for them to serve the soup which comes in a teapot right before our eyes.
As we are readied for our next course, Chef Val has prepared a special Malibu Lime Sorbet as a palate cleanser before our main course. A strong limey taste was very evident in the sorbet that enlightens our senses. Served on a half cut coconut shell, it was a real treat as it prepares our taste-buds in anticipation of the next dish.
For the Main Course, there is 3 selection for you to choose from, as steak lovers, I chose the Wagyu Beef Medallion, Pumpkin with a Hint of Xeres Vinegar, Duck Foie Gras and Thyme Juice. I love the pan grill Foie Gras and the steak was also grilled to the right tender texture that matches with the accompanying sauce. Almost all the guest for the night has chosen this course.
Wine Pairing – Trivento Reserve Malbec, Vintage 2014
The second main course that diners can choose it the Slow-Cooked Lamb Cutlet, Baked Stuffed Red Onion, Glazed Root Vegetables and Jus of Cherry.
OR for fish fans, they can choose the third main course which is the Pan-Fried Halibut Fillet, Smoked Tomato Puree, Parsnips and Shellfish Froth.
For dessert, the MIGF menu at Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant is the Guanaja Chocolate Delice, Sea Salt Flakes, Butter Scotch, Cream Cheese Mousseline. The dessert is impressively decorated which feast the sweet tooth enthusiast. A real nice balance of sweet and salty end to our review.
Prices for the Full Festival Menu are
Without Wines: RM228 nett per person
With Wines: RM388 nett per person
Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam has been leading the team at Samplings for the past six years. If it’s western classic fare you’re after, then Chef Val is the man. This master of his craft never fails to deliver, drawing on some 26 years of experience in upscale dining establishments while competing and winning medals at food festivals around the world. His pure passion for food, coupled with his warm disposition and buoyant personality make Chef Val one of the lovable chefs in town!
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