Back in time to dishes of yesteryear at Feringgi Grill Print
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Thursday, 28 February 2013 22:17

BY CK Lam

You can sample classic dishes from the early 1970s with bundles of flavor and texture at Feringgi Grill restaurant in Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang. The award-winning restaurant, will be introducing the retro menu called the Blast From The Past as part of the resort’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations.

Chef De Cuisine Matthias Tretbar reconstruct the restaurant's culinary past from old recipes. The deco is straight forward, reflecting the era where presentation is kept simple and to the minimum.

Starters include the Lightly Smoked Scottish Salmon, Beef Carpaccio, Sesame and Coriander Marinated Duck Magret and Maine Lobster Cocktail. Simplicity itself, the smoked Scottish salmon on baked blinis is matched with capers and zingy lime dressing.

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Experience the succulent taste of duck in the Sesame and Coriander Marinated Duck Magret. Chef Tretbar has the rosy Magret duck breast meat sharing the plate with garlic croutons, aubergine caviar and few leaves of salad. The soft puree aubergine caviar with smokey flavor is well appreciated in this dish.

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There are the welcome comfort soups of Original French Onion Soup and Lobster Bisque. The lobster bisque is served with pieces of lobster, and rich and creamy seafood stock flavored with tarragon is poured over it.

Thick slices of cheese croutons delivered extra oomph and texture to the simple Original French Onion Soup with caramelized onion flavor.

Palate cleanser in the form of fruity cold strawberry sorbet followed before the main course.

Choices of enticing main dishes include Baked Garoupa, Whole Lobster, Rack of Lamb "Provencale”, Baked Fillet of Halibut and French Pepper Steak Flambe.

The Baked Fillet of Halibut with sides of tomatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and steamed yabbies is typically pleasing, baked moist with firmness.

The signature French Pepper Steak Flambe is an irresistible take on the beef, perfectly seared and cooked with tenderness. The juicy steak is teamed with a savory sauce with depth of brandy flavor. Presented tableside, the dish comes with onions, cauliflower, couple of green peas and sauteed potatoes.

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Desserts and coffee are served at the end of the meal. You can choose between the Strawberry Cheese Cake, Parfait Sweet Dream, and Tiramisu Cake or fresh Maccaron “Nougatine”. The Parfait Sweet Dream and the Strawberry Cheese Cake are done with nice balance of fresh strawberries and sweet chocolate.

Many luminaries have dined at Feringgi Grill and return again and again.

“Recently Datuk Jimmy Choo also sampled several classic dishes from the Blast From The Past menu. This menu promotion will be ongoing every Sunday throughout 2013,” said communications manager Stephanie Lee.

Written by CK Lam, food blogger and editor of http://www.what2seeonline.com; featuring the Best of Penang Food. She constantly combs Penang for the best gastronomical delights besides sharing photos of Penang culture and heritage at: http://www.penang365.com/

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 22:24