Medley of flavours this Valentine’s


From The Land BBQ selection platter — Australian rib eye, citrus marinated spring chicken and chicken skewers with black pepper and roasted tomato sauce.

VALENTINE’S Day need not be a day that only celebrates affection between couples.

It can be a day where friends and family members unite to enjoy a meal together, what more those that can be shared.

This is what you can expect at Nizza in Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, a Mediterranean-French restaurant that offers a feast for the eyes and palate with its lavish selection of sharing platters for dinner on Feb 14.

Helmed by executive chef Fabrice Bruto, the platters will include fresh seafood selections with premium add-ons, barbecue platters, grilled seafood, side dishes, meat and vegetable sharing boards and super-sized desserts for sharing.

“Valentine’s Day does not have to be limited to a set menu or ala carte options for couples.

“We decided to make it fun where everyone can relax, share and be happy tasting the different food, ” said Bruto.

Walking into Nizza, this writer’s eyes immediately caught the sight of glistening roasted meat, grilled seafood, a giant profiterole and succulent seafood.

The first platter was From The Sea (RM288 nett), part of the barbecue offerings that had Ginger Lime Tiger Prawns and Salmon Fillet with Five Peppers served with Lemon Butter Sauce and Pesto.

The butter sauce with the fish was silky and buttery.

At the far end of the table were the sharing boards, comprising The Meat Lovers of cold cuts and bread, sun-dried tomatoes, gherkins, butter and Kalamata olives (RM138 nett), and The Veggies comprising vegetable sticks such as cucumber and capsicum, tapenade, tzatziki, savoury cake, truffle popcorn, hummus and eggplant dip (RM108 nett).

Everyone at the table was surprised at the richness of the savoury cake filled with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. A piece of this was indeed sinful.

Sitting atop the Seafood Selection tier (RM288) were lush and plump French oysters that tasted as if they were just plucked from the sea and shucked there and then.

On the bottom were the freshest of prawns, clams, black mussels, grilled Boston lobster and scallops on the shell.

Bruto then brought out some side dishes, featuring grilled asparagus, sauteed wild mushrooms, seasonal mixed vegetables as well as French fries.

The From The Land platter had Australian rib eye, citrus marinated spring chicken and chicken skewers served with black pepper and roasted tomato sauce (RM288 nett).

Although pleasantly full, dessert was an anticipatory affair as all were eyeing the

giant profiterole (RM108 nett) that had lots of vanilla ice cream and chocolate chunks in the middle.

Upon cutting into the choux pastry and the luscious middle, it resembled the Eton mess.

Adding on to the indulgence was the creme brulee (RM88 nett) and fruit platter (RM108 nett).

The Valentine’s Day dinner is from 6.30pm to 10pm. Nizza seats up to 110 people.

Diners can choose to sit at the indoor dining area where the show kitchen is, or alfresco for a relaxed pool deck ambience.NIZZA, Level 3, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, No. 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. (Tel: 03-2720 6688) Business hours: 4.30pm to 10.30pm (Wednesday to Monday). Closed on Tuesday. Pork-free.

This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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