September 20, 2006

We hurried here for pre-dinner nibbles to find that Max had moved from Tengkat Tong Shin to this relatively secluded bungalow (formerly a European restaurant called Munchhaus).

This place is completely differently from the old Max. It's exactly like Munchhaus, with lots of designer furniture for sale, making this both a restaurant and a showroom.

The food is unmistakably Max _ creative, well-cooked and always worthwhile.

Peekytoe crab timbale with herbed cucumber-tomato salad and caperberries on gazpacho. An enjoyable twist to regular crab salads. The puny portion, however, left us wanting more. Definitely not for sharing!

Roasted beet salad with warm haloumi cheese, sunflower seeds & granhill apple vinaigrette. OK; might have liked this more if we were big fans of salads.

Chardonnay-glazed frog legs with pesto herbs, garlic, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas and shaved fennel. The sauce was addictively flavourful, while the frog legs were large, tender and meaty.

Prosecco Batasiolo Cascine (Italy). Went well with the food.

Jalan Jati, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang.