Had this the very next night after the last month's Iketeru Kaiseki menu, more to launch a candid surprise on a college student returning from the US by reuniting him with a friend now working in Pacifica.
Unexpected celebrity: Sultan Of Selangor dining at the next table.
Distraction: German Rye Bread with Djion Butter
Pretty good bread, very springy and goes well with the Djion butter.
Starters: Truffled Potato Mousse & Shaved Beef Cheek
The Shaved Beef Cheek was really thin, about 1 mm and was sliced from a terrine made from tender beef cheek. Goes very well the the salad. Mixed reaction about the potato mousse, but the beef consumme, in the center was a saving grace for me.
Soup: Shellfish Chowder
Served with a piece of oily bread and a slice of mussels (this side just was a real distraction for me). The soup itself was great, with large slices of scallop, tiger prawn and other shellfish meat. Love the taste.
Main: Venison with Red Cabbage Rolls & Bean Sprouts
Definitely a great main, the venison was tender and the red cabbage rolls was sweet while the bean sprouts were perfectly crunchy.
Starters: Ricotta Dumpling & Mascarpone Ice Cream
The great thing was probably the ricotta dumpling, blended from ricotta and other ingredients and shaped into a dumpling with some shavings of truffles, very very rich. A pity that my dull tongue cannot discern the mascarpone infused vanilla ice cream, it was just vanilla to me. Must train my tastebuds more often.
Still not a gourmet. Feel free to comment