Stunning golf green view adds to romantic meal


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  • Friday, 07 Feb 2020

Salmon Raviolo with Seafood Ragout and Mushroom Cappuccino. — Photos: CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

ROMANCE can take on many forms but more often the simplest gestures like dining with a breathtaking view of a cascading pond and greenery does the trick.

For Valentine’s Day, Senja at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur has come up with a specially curated set menu for couples to indulge in — an intimate dinner against a serene backdrop that includes a stunning golf course.

Diners will find red rose petals arranged in the shape of hearts on top of white tablecloths at the restaurant in the resort-themed hotel, enticing couples to sit back and drink in the romance.

Lamb Loin with Truffle Chickpea Puree and Sautéed Mushrooms in Jus Reduction.Lamb Loin with Truffle Chickpea Puree and Sautéed Mushrooms in Jus Reduction.

Its five-course Valentine’s Day set menu will definitely impress diners on Feb 14, thanks to the chef’s clever execution of cooking methods and enhancing simple ingredients in the dishes with a touch of Italian flair.

Starting off the special evening will be Poached Lobster with Crab Salad and Caviar. We liked that this was an uncomplicated dish as the chef skilfully maintained the natural sweetness of the lobster, while the crab and subtle caviar whetted our taste buds with umami flavour.

Next was the Salmon Raviolo with Seafood Ragout and Mushroom Cappuccino, elegantly presented in one of those big flying saucer plates. There was nothing too heavy about the combination of ingredients here, as each complemented the other nicely.

For the mains, guests can choose between the Lamb Loin with Truffle Chickpea Puree and Sautéed Mushrooms in Jus Reduction, or Cod Wrapped in Zucchini with Celeriac Puree and Tomato Essence.

Chocolate and Pistachio Tortino Pumpkin Cream with Vanilla Ice Cream Mixed BerriesChocolate and Pistachio Tortino Pumpkin Cream with Vanilla Ice Cream Mixed Berries

The lamb was exquisitely prepared and cooked just right, and again the umami from the puree and mushrooms was delicious.

Pescatarians would love the cod, which was also cooked to perfection.

Nothing screams Valentine’s Day more than chocolates, in this case a gnarly Chocolate and Pistachio Tortino Pumpkin Cream with Vanilla Ice Cream Mixed Berries.

Cod Wrapped in Zucchini with Celeriac Puree and Tomato Essence.Cod Wrapped in Zucchini with Celeriac Puree and Tomato Essence.

While the pumpkin cream was cloying next to the other rich elements, the nutty and light cake and ice cream made for a pleasant ending to the meal.

The set menu is priced at RM418++ per couple, with a complimentary glass of Prosseco.

SENJA, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Saujana Resort, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam, Selangor. (Tel: 03-7843 1234 ext 6122) Business hours: Noon to 2pm and 6.30pm to 11.30pm (Monday to Saturday). Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

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

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