Monday, July 26, 2010

July's menu @ Nathalie's Gourmet Studio, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur

Norwegian egg (RM27)

A series of mishaps led us here one weekend. While the place is damn hard to find (my friends got so lost since there are non existence signs from the carpark), the food is totally worth the trouble it takes. Must admit that its simply brilliant that they do a monthly menu as it entices one to keep visiting to sample all their fare. One wonders if they'll repeat the menus again, since there's only so many recipes she has in her cookbook.

porcini cream soup (RM25)

One tip for ordering - if you're not too sure what it'll look like, just sneak a peek into her cookbook available at the front and you can find visual indications there. It was a late lunch of brilliant choices (only one failed so 9 out of 10), which is pretty great I reckon!

Tuna mille-feuille (RM29)

The tuna mille feuille was simply divine - the black olives tapenade on the side seemed to lift the gentle flavours of the tuna, tomato, mozzarella and flaky pastry into something so heavenly that my tastebuds were salivating from that one mouthful. Drats! I wish I had ordered that instead.

Lamb loin (RM55)

My Norwegian poached egg was only slightly less desirable I reckon (I console myself!) - salmon pieces draped around the poached egg with a surprise find in the form of an artichoke shaped like a bowl. A quenelle of herby cream top my salmon cocooned egg . Break into it - mix the runny egg yolk with the creamy bit -it's a recipe for messy but an oh-so-yummy! appetiser that whets your appetite for more.


Ricotta and herb raviolis in a carrot and ginger broth (RM30)

Even the porcini mushroom soup was a comfort for the soul. Thick and rich in consistency, it seemed to resemble a rich sauce that was lightened by its foamy top and a perfectly grilled scallop.

revised apple tartin (RM19)

The only failure I reckon was the flavours for the ricotta herb raviolis as the sweet carrot puree hidden underneath my raviolis didn't kinda meld with me. Somehow the ginger aroma was lacking as that would have been a welcome relief from all that natural sweetness. It was made up by the excellent cooked lamb loin - pink in the inside and served on top of these can't-stop-eating fava beans and a frothy goat cheese foam. We especially enjoyed the slices of artichoke hidden within the beans that were also pan fried to perfection.

macaron skewers with sorbet (RM15)

For desserts it was the revised apple tarte tatin - a take on the classic French version - stewed apple pieces, piped cream topped with a nutty brittle cracker that nestled a scoop of caramel ice cream. Another friend who is all for sorbets choose the macaron skewer and sorbet selection. Taste wise, the passion fruit sorbet won us over with its tangy refreshing flavour.

It's the last week for this menu so drop by to get a taste of this menu. As a bonus, Nathalie's is also opened on 30 July for dinner. I also heard from a little bird that August's menu is even better, so I shall wait with bated breath for that affirmation.

Nathalie's Gourmet Studio
Unit A4-1-5
Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas
Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-6207 9572

(Pork free. Open from 9am to 6pm, breakfast is in the morning. I think lunch starts about 12 noon. Reservations recommended. For previous pictures on the past month's menu, see my Flickr set.)

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.


J2Kfm said...

You're poisoning me, Boo.
Good to know that she has a full artillery of recipes to cover the months.
If only Malaysia has fresh seasonal produce, I am sure she would have worked that to her advantage.

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Ellen Whyte said...

I like the presentation but the portions look tiny.

J said...

Love the ever changing menu. I guess it helps to entice ppl to keep returning!
(Now if only it was more affordable... The servings are not very big...)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

august menu but i wont be in town!! argh. looks like this would have to wait till the following march ahah.

Michelle Chin said...

I missed the chance to go there. :( Now, I will have to wait till december.

Ciki said...

i love this place .. which reminds me.. got another set of shots to post.. haha;P

ai wei said...

best cure for my monday blue (but only can drool over the pc) ><

thule a.k.a leo said...

love the ricotta :)
it's good that they change their menu every month.. they make sure that you are coming back for more!

Rebecca Saw said...

Aug menu!
*rubs hands in glee*

blog said...

woww very nice recipes, thank you
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Krishna Food Corner said...

Here’s a little intro on my vegetarian delights & eggless cakes/cupcakes:

sc said...

everything looks so scrumptious! bad to read this coz i'm so hungry :(

boo_licious said...

j2kfm - nxt time u come down to KL, drop by! Worth the crazy and confusing path to the restaurant.

Au&Target - nope they're not really Chilli's kinda portions but bigger than fine dining's mini bites.

J - hee hee, now u either save up for this or cilantro friday lunch?

Joe - am sure u will be eating loads of great produce in Australia that our food pales in comparison.

Michelle - nvr mind, waiting in anticipation is always part of the fun I reckon.

C&C - hee hee, am sure everyone keeps visiting this place. I see a lot of cameras here, a popular place for large DSLRs esp the macaron counter.

Aww Ai Wei, can drop by one day?

Leo - u hve no excuse since u now know where it is!

thenomadgourmand - yah lor, I hope it lives up to the rumours!

Thxs blog.

Thxs Krishna Food Corner

sc - go before July ends?

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