My apologies for the short hiatus, I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately. Don’t worry, the hiatus is over and I’m back and armed with more (short and sweet) updates.
The first one being my “prime” birthday celebration at Le Meridien KL. My birthday falls on the 7th of March; and both number 3 and 7 are prime numbers that have exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself. Coupled with prime grill and prime wine, it was indeed a prime birthday celebration.
It was very sweet of KampungBoy for taking me out for a dinner at Prime, an upscale steak house that prides itself in serving only the finest imported beef and wines.
I stepped out of my apartment all dolled up just for the special occasion. Do expect more vain pictures of me because I hardly ever wear evening dresses, especially one that makes me walk around with my stomach sucked in all evening. *blushes*
We started off with some complimentary bread while browsing through the menu.
A bread basket with freshly baked Emmental Cheese & Black Pepper Bread and Walnut Bread greeted us. It was served together with three types of butter – Aragula, salted and dried fruits butter.
Soft, fluffy, and nicely spiced, together with a generous helping of butter; the bread has bowled us over. We tried not to eat too much but it’s awfully hard to resist the wonderful aroma of those freshly baked bread.
Foie gras experience (RM75)
Charcoal grilled, crème brûlée and terrine
Crème Brûlée – The foie gras was smooth and creamy with a great combination of sweet and savory taste, and it was topped with a toasty, caramelised top. So good!
Terrine – The richness of the foie gras was balanced with the tartness and crunchiness of the prunes.
Charcoal Grilled – With its side still glistening in its own fat, the foei gras looked all too pretty to eat! It was creamy and had none of the chalkiness or bloody taste.
Australian crab cakes, chili flakes, garlic sauce and mango salsa RM 55
Fried in a light crispy batter, the crab cakes were filled to the brim with soft, flaky crab. This is especially awesome for a crab lover like me, because picking strands of tasty flesh from the crab shell is a painful job!
the not-so-young-anymore CityGal
the ever-loving KampungBoy
Blackmore Wagyu Chuck Flap Tail 8oz / 220g RM 180
BLACKMORE is an Award Winning 100% Full Blood Japanese Wagyu Beef that achieves a consistent high marbling score of 9+ (Australian highest score). The marbling melts at room temperature, giving the meat its ‘melt in the mouth” moisture and tenderness. The meat itself has an intensely sweet, delicate and persistent flavour. However, slaughtering only 40 cattles each month, the availability of cuts are exclusive.
Chuck tail flap is next to the short ribs with rich flavor similar to short ribs. However, it is cut from the serratus ventralis which is a very highly marbled muscle which make the texture slightly tougher. Our steak was grilled to a perfect medium rare and it was nice and juicy inside with beautiful marbling. My only gripe was the occasional bite into the muscle fibers which requires some jaw exercise.
Sautéed Green Asparagus (RM 15) & Truffle Sauce.
Rich hot chocolate cake, chocolate sauce, stracciatella ice cream RM 30
Towards the end of dinner, I looked up to see the restaurant wait staff coming to the table with a birthday cake. And to my delight, they sang Happy Birthday to me. Thanks for the arrangement, KampungBoy.
It was a very memorable meal, with great service, great food and of course great companion! Prime is a classic dining spot for steaks and it is a place to go if you have some extra moolah to splurge on. I reckoned that one should do the Business Set Lunch for the same quality food that is lighter on the wallet. My lunch experiences has so far been very good, and with a price tag of RM 70 for 2 course meal and RM 85 for 3 course meal, it offers great value for money.
Prime, 5th Floor,
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur,
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,
(Directly opposite KL Sentral station and next to KL Hilton)
Tel: 03- 2263 7555
Opening times: Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.30pm (Lunch); Monday to Sunday: 6.30pm to 11.00pm (Dinner)