For some reason the restaurant is a bit difficult to find... U need to take an elevator to the 6th floor of Grand Hyatt and then take the stairs down. But the minor irritant aside... Once you are at the restaurant it is just perfection… the ambiance, service and of course the food.
You are seated at the grilling counter as you watch the chef whip up the delicious food in front of your eyes. The cuisine is all about enhancing the flavors of fresh ingredients with minimal seasoning and light grilling.
We had a late reservation – at 9pm… by then very few seats were occupied… so it felt very personal and intimate. We opted for ala carte instead of the 3 elaborate set course menu options.
They started us off with some flat bread served with a mixture of capsicum and onions. For appetizers we ordered a crab taragon with mushrooms and truffles (the most succulent and chunky crab leg I have ever had... Simply amazing!). This was followed by grilled vegetables - red capsicum, red onions and asparagus... Served with some miso dipping sauce (which is yummy, but all the vegetables really needed was to be dipped in a bit of salt). Then followed our 120gms kobe tenderloin steaks, medium rare... Served with some grilled eggplant and yam (first time I have seen hubby wallop off his veggies). The steak was cut into bite sizes, so that it could be eaten easily with chopsticks. Again, it did not need the sesame dipping sauce... Each bite was HEAVENLY! The garlic fried rice with asparagus and beef was a bit too garlicy for me… but the hubby polished it off, so it depends on personal taste I guess. And to round it off... A chocolate souffle, which was also heated to rise on the grill… served in the comfortable lounge.
Eye wateringly expensive... but worth it.
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