Tuscany: MIGF & More @ Putrajaya Marriott

October 27, 2009

A co-winner of the 2008 MIGF award for best creative dining experience, Tuscany is back this year with a festival menu that costs RM258++ with wine. Service here is exceptionally warm and accommodating.

Scallop & salmon trout parcel with basil sundried tomato essence. Would be better if the ingredients tasted fresher. That became a recurring problem throughout our meal.

Magret of duck with poached pear and apricot balsamic glaze. Forgettable.

Lentil lime soup with quail penne and cumin crisp. Stomach-warming stuff.

Sorbet of calvados and mint as a palate-cleanser. Not really necessary though.

Tarragon-baked Pacific Rock Oysters on haricot beans and asparagus spears. The oysters weren't fresh either, leaving a somewhat foul taste in our mouths.

Angus beef tenderloin with foie gras on fig morel glaze. Succulent and hearty, though it didn't taste as interesting as it sounded, no thanks to the bland foie.

Caramelized web of truffle mascarpone with cinnamon-infused berries & passionfruit coulis.

Macchiato with macadamia and pistachio jewels. Could have skipped this.

We also ordered items from the regular a la carte menu, but they turned out to be letdowns. The foie gras with mango and calvados was overly seared to the brink of ruin. And what's with the gratuitous use of alfalfa sprouts in so many of their dishes?

Spinach gnocchi verdi. Overcooked to the point of stiffness and stodginess.

Tyrell's Cabernet Merlot 2005 (Australia). Light & easy, OK with the food.

Putrajaya Marriott.