MIGF 2013 – Grill 582, BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral

The Grill 582 at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral aims to be the place to come for prime cuts of meat and straight-out-of-the-ocean-fresh seafood. After my MIGF dinner here tonight, I think there’s still room for improvement for the kitchen team.

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Chef Siti is participating in MIGF for the first time this year. Grill 582’s MIGF menu deserves a B+ for effort. For me Chef Siti scored highly on the dessert – a rich, fiery chocolate chilli chiboust that burned as the dark cream glided down my throat. Her palate cleanser of Lime Granitas and Seawater “Air” that was served prior to the main course deserved mention too. It was intriguing to scoop the oceanic foam together with the sharp citrus ice and experiencing both salty and sour nuances in the mouth.

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The starter of Foie Gras Mousse topped with Avruga Caviar and smoked Olive Oil wasn’t too bad to commence dinner; a velvety mousse with just a mere suggestion of foie gras flavour.

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It was the Seafood Bouillabaisse and Dover that tipped towards the meal toward the negative. The soup could be more intense and the cute crayfish was more ornamental than anything considering how it was just a shell with barely any flesh. Hmm, perhaps it was meant to be ornamental.
The mussels were bland and absent of its naturally sweet musky flavour. Eating it with the soup didn’t help.
I didn’t finish the dover as it was unpleasantly fishy, and that’s surprising since dover fish are mild and delicate tasting. Then again I did to admire the nicely coiled piece of fish and was really looking forward to sink my fork into it. I certainly couldn’t fault the presentation of each dish that evening.
Another nice touch from Chef Siti is the clever inclusion of Asian touches to her dishes; like in the case of the coconut cream and lemongrass for the Bouillabaisse.

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The Sous Vide of Australian Lamb Loin was nicely pink so I had no issues with the doneness. I finished the sweet roasted cherry tomatoes but set the cubed russet potatoes and beetroot aside after a few bites. It could be a personally preference, but I prefer mine soft rather than crunchy.

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Petit Fours (chocolate truffles) and a choice of coffee or tea completed the meal.

This is my first dining experience here at Grill 582 and I think it has potential. I’ve read good reviews from a few bloggers who had sampled their ala-carte items. Perhaps that would be my next target.
The dining area is beautiful and there’s a cigar lounge on the same floor as well. A lovely venue for a private quiet dinner.

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The MIGF menu is available from the 1st – 31st October 2013. The six course set, complemented with a selection of wines, is priced at RM298++ per person. Mine was without wines, and it’s offered at RM198++ per person.

Grill 582, BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral
8, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur.
+603-2272 8888 ext. 8786

Western (Pork-Free)
N 03⁰08.211
E 101⁰41.578