Senja @ Saujana Kuala Lumpur

April 20, 2009

Dining at Senja is a real pleasure, thanks to the very friendly and knowledgeable staff, well-executed food and a serene, enchanting ambience.

Our only complaints? The one-page menu is limited, with not enough options to warrant repeated visits. Prices are also really steep, but that's the trend for Saujana's outlets.

Good stuff to munch on while waiting. The food is served quickly, so the wait isn't long.

Beef carpaccio with marinated mushrooms and parmesan cheese. We loved how the three main ingredients blended together perfectly to make this a melt-in-your-mouth delight.

Caprese salad with aceto balsamico dressing. Expertly done, but the serving was too small.

Vine-ripened tomato consomme. Am not a fan of soup, but this was good to the last drop.

Potato gnocchi with gorgonzola and parmesan cheese. Pretty tasty, but why only two cheeses instead of the usual four?

Veal osso bucco with saffron risotto. We were torn over whether to order this because of the RM110++ price tag. But I love osso bucco and saffron risotto, so we caved in. It's not quite worth the money though. Everything on the plate met the basic requirements (the meat fell off the bone, etc), but the X-factor that would elevate this to orgasmic levels was missing.

Sponge 'baba' with cinnamon and ginger reduction and gelato. On the menu, the gelato was supposed to be black truffle flavoured, but it turned out to be vanilla. We were too tipsy to complain by then though.

Anakena Carmenere 2006 (Chile).

Long Neck Shiraz 2006 (South Africa).

The Saujana Kuala Lumpur.