Sunday, August 11, 2013

| Dining with A View | Cantaloupe @ Troika Sky Dining.

Situated on the 24th floor of the Norman Foster building, The Troika, Troika Sky Dining offers 3 different concepts; Strato (Italian restaurant), Claret (Wine Bar) and Cantaloupe (French restaurant). Run by Chef Christian Bauer himself, who was also the man behind Frangipani, presents an array of exquisite dishes that promises a fine dining experience like no other. 

Amazed by the hallway from Claret to Cantaloupe that instantly lights up one's mood.

Dining in Cantaloupe also allows fellow patrons to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the city's skyline. Despite being located in the hustle and bustle of the big city of Kuala Lumpur, the atmosphere within the restaurant was rather quiet and relaxing, allowing one to enjoy the food.

With its top-notch service, hats off to the friendly staffs.


Let's start off with our complimentary starters that include;

Three different type of breads - plain, garlic and squid ink served with unsalted butter and three types of salt. 

Japanese cucumber with black pepper meringue leaving a refreshing unique taste.

Our appetizers were;

Oscietra caviar, soy panna cotta, lemon tapioca, soy cured salmon carpaccio and hendricks jelly.

Chorizo dusted scallop, caramelized onion slices, wild seasonal mushroom, parsley foam, bacon and ancho chili oil.

The scallop was really fresh and cooked to perfection. I really love the combination of the scallop and the caramelized onion.

Noisette butter poached nova scotia lobster, pickles, new zealand spinach, crisp fried beef tendon and green chartreuse emulsion.

This was the highlight of all the appetizers for me. I enjoyed every bite of this fresh, succulent lobster and the sauce was incredibly tasty. But i didn't like the foam tho.

Our main courses were;

Beef Tenderloin from their Summer Truffles menu. 
Feel free to check out their Summer Truffles menu from their page.

Filet Mignon
Flash fried red wine marinated filet mignon, slow cooked vegetables, porcini mushrooms and parsley noodles.

Half a chicken; the breast brined, seared and served with green olive tapenade, the skin as a crisp, the leg boned, rolled and stuffed with liver mousse, the gizzard confit fried crisp.

This dish is beautifully made to every detail. 
I'm glad that the boyf enjoyed his meal very much.

Orange and jupiter marinated duck breast, smoked duck quinoa, stewed brussels sprouts, spiced cranberry sauce.

I personally find the meat slightly tough. Or maybe i am not a fan of ducks.

Confit Cod
Confit cod fillet, stewed savoy cabbage, fried spatzle, beetroot glaze and dill crème fraiche mousse.

The fish is slowly cooked to keep it moist. Despite a rather fishy smell, but the taste were just fine. The cream was a tad too creamy, tho. Nonetheless, fish is fresh.

Salmon Rossini
Rare cooked salmon pave, braised oxtail, beef jus, pan seared foie gras escalope.

Salmon were cooked to perfection (not overly cooked, but just nice to keep the flesh moist and flaky), and needless to say the foie gras was simply delicious. I can ensure you that every bite will bring you to cloud nine. Indeed the combination was stunning.

Last but not least, desserts;

Tiramisu that was brought over from the Italian restaurant next door.
Not as beautiful as it seems.

Cheese cake on the other hand was a pleasant one. The cheese cake was rich yet light, and the combination with the kumquat caramel ice cream was very smart. Indeed a perfect sweet ending to our scrumptious meal.

Not to forget,

Off-menu mocktails (L-raspberry and R- green apple) recommended by the staffs and boy, they are so refreshing! Dining here at Cantaloupe definitely gives you an exclusive experience as everything will be tailored to meet your needs and wants.

All in all,
although it was a bit upsetting on the unavailability of certain dishes due to its overwhelming responses, but rest assured, you know their food will definitely blow you away when you have the chef who personally came to the table just to have a word or two. =)

Such comforting meals with lovely companions are always the bomb! Sweet, sweet indulgence.

Cantaloupe @ The Troika
Level 23A Tower B,
The Troika,
19 Persiaran KLCC,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2162 0886

'Like' their Facebook page here to find out more!

Menu and pricing can be found here.

Till then,
great day ahead, lovelies!

With love,

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