If you're looking for an intimate venue to spend Valentine's Day with your loved one, Favola in Le Meridien KL will be offering a 4-course set dinner for RM300++ per couple (RM380++ with a bottle of wine). We were recently invited to this Italian restaurant to sample their uniquely romantic menu.
Nice table setting, especially love the rose petals which sets the romantic mood for dinner
Main dining area
Tealights at entrance
Over the past two years (see here and here), Favola has been a favorite venue of ours for both family and romantic dinners. The consistently good food here is what keeps us coming back, and this Valentine's dinner certainly raised the bar, both in terms of presentation and taste.
We started off with some freshly baked bread with beetroot puree, balsamic-olive oil dip and celery-apple puree. This was followed by the amuse bouche of espuma di patate, a potato espuma with beef salami floss and Parmesan cloud. I love the truffle scent that we got from this dish.
Aperitivo - espuma di patate, salame filo manzo e parmigiano nuvola
This was followed by the trio of antipasto trio - maine Lobster, seared chermoula crusted tuna with rose pickling radish and tomato sorbet. The salad of Maine lobster was tossed in an appetizing citrus dressing, and whetted our appetites for more. The tomato sorbet with herring pearl caviar left a lasting impression and was my favorite dish of the evening. The sweetness from the heirloom tomatoes and saltiness from the caviar worked wonderfully together as well as being really refreshing.
Salad of Maine lobster
Herring pearl caviar on tomato sorbet
Ah, for me a visit to Favola is not complete without scallops, so I was delighted to see scallop as an entree for their Valentine's menu. The king scallop was perfectly cooked and served with a morel cream, wilted spinach, more morels and a truffle crisp filo. I can't get enough of the scallops... delicious!
Primi piatti (entree)
For main course, diners can choose between the salmon trout or warm beef terrine. Of course you can order one of each and share it with your loved one. Both plates arrived at our table looking like a work of art. The salmon trout which has been cured for at least 6 hours felt a little salty on first bite, but it really grew on us and we were relishing it by the time we got to our last mouthful. The prawn sausage was rather good and I do like the splash of colour on the plate, especially the squid ink mayo.
Duck terrine, chicken terrine, foie gras terrine... we've tried them all before, and now we can add beef terrine to the list. The moist beef terrine was served with smoked Italian sausage as well as pan fried foie gras, boiled purple potato, arugula puree, charred baby carrot and grape compote.
Pan seared cured salmon trout with prawn sausage, pumpkin tortellini, squid ink mayo and sugar snap pea
Warm beef terrine, Italian smoked sauge and pan seared foie gras
Dessert was a cherry soup with yogurt ice cream and chocolate wafer. Another visually arresting dish as well as cherries being one of my favorite fruits, this got a big thumbs up from me. The yogurt ice cream made with the Pacojet was really smooth.
Hubby even got a heart-shaped wafer on his!
And why not make Valentine even more special by presenting this beautiful and delicious heart-shaped cake to your loved one? Aptly named "The White Knight" (cleverly named by Hubby!), this dark moist chocolate cake is layered with white chocolate cream (Price: RM150nett for whole cake). This is not part of the set dinner but can be ordered separately from the Latitude 03 with 1 day notice; promotion from 11 Feb – 17 Feb 2013. Other than the White Knight, there is also a Chocolate Guanaja Cake, which is made from 70% bitter dark chocolate cream, crispy hazelnut praline flakes and walnut brownies (Price: RM 150 nett for whole cake / RM 12 nett per slice).
Chocolate Guanaja Cake
Prime will also be offering a 5-course set dinner for RM380++ per couple (RM480++ with a bottle of red wine), including fresh oysters, morel consomme, Tournedos Rossini and Wagyu sirloin or Boston lobster.
Opening times: Sunday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.30pm (Lunch); Monday to Sunday: 6.30pm to 11.00pm (Dinner)
Location: Favola, Level 8, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03- 2263 7434
Parking: RM8 for the first 2 hours, RM5 for every subsequent hour.
GPS Coordinates: 3.135685, 101.686524