Naturally the star dish gets to be in the spotlight twice!
The Unc had the Pate en croute of Quail with Foie Gras and Natural Jus. The quail has been made into a pate and baked in a crust. The foie gras is encased within the centre of the quail pate. As he cut though the light and flaky crust, he was rewarded with smooth, flavoursome pate of quail. The foie gras was the highlight of the dish, creamy and silky. Although he enjoyed his main very much, he admitted that mine was by far more superior after I kindly offered him some scallops!
To finish, we both had the White Chocolate Ice Souffle with Berries and Almond Tuile. I misread the menu initially, thinking I was ordering a souffle, then as I read the menu again, I realised it was ice souffle. However, we were not disappointed, as a gorgeous looking dessert appeared before us. The ice souffle was divine; extremely creamy and smooth in texture, resembling rich vanilla ice-cream. The almond tuile, light and crunchy was yummy with the ice souffle.
Verdict: Chef Daniel is one smart chef. His menu is cleverly conceived, simplistic yet delivering in flavour and aesthetically pleasing. A very worthy replacement for Chef Takeshi. He's also so friendly/polite, I don't know him personally, but everytime I looked in his direction and smiled, he would bow back in acknowledgment.
The Unc enjoyed his first experience in Sage tremendously! Now I need to convince Hubby to take me here for the degustation menu..
Price: RM100 for lunch menu. I was a little disappointed that I only get 10% discount now with my Gardens Club card :-(
Location: Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar, The Gardens Residences, Level 6, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. (Tel:03-22681328)
Opening hours: Lunch:Monday to Friday 12.00pm to 2.00pm; Dinner:Monday to Saturday 6.00pm to 10.30pm. Closed on Sunday.