November 19th, 2020
GE13 Disgustation at Bistro a Table: Restaurant Review
No recount necessary: Bistro a Table should secure a landslide victory and be elected into the Parliament of Palate-Pleasuring, thanks to its latest degustation dinner that skewers the many mishaps of Malaysia’s 2013 national polls.
This “Disgustation” menu, an outrageously imaginative, one-of-a-kind melding of French and Malaysian elements, is being offered twice: on June 3 and once more next month on July 1. Fittingly, customers may choose to wear black to this culinary cri de couer.
A far-from-disastrous combination that supplies a tidal wave of savory flavor, comprising pan-seared Atlantic cod with squid consomme and Hojishu tempura. What more could customers want? This wins our vote for favorite dish.
Edible Delible Ink
Squid ink pasta, a la ‘mee goreng,’ with bottarga and sea urchin cream. Chef Isadora Chai might charge us with sedition if we attempted to (falsely) accuse this of being less than utterly slurp-worthy.
When the lights return, these parcels have suddenly surfaced on our tables, bearing a bonus: Tandoori frog legs with parsnip chips. Every election might be plagued by frogs, but few ever turn out to be as welcome and wonderful as Bistro a Table’s.
Janji Di Chapati and Ini Kari Lah
Toasted chapati with goat’s cheese and pasilla pepper, to be dunked into mussels in curried cream. Customers should campaign for this addictive concoction to be placed on the restaurant’s long-term menu.
Guinea fowl roulade with Hara Shorva, duck confit with house-cured duck prosciutto, tomato mousse and cold yogurt soup with mint. Might seem like fowl play, but we trust this is perfectly proportioned in every way.
Modernized ice cendol, comprising shaved ice coconut cream with Gula Melaka, kahlua sago pearls and Creme de Menthe cendol. A refreshing, liquor-laced recipe that might help slightly to ease the bitter taste that the elections left in many mouths.
The GE13 Disgustation menu costs RM190++ per person, plus RM70++ for optional wine pairing. Don’t be perturbed if the service team’s fingers look stained while pouring your wine; indelible ink isn’t poisonous (or is it?).
Location and Contact Details:
Bistro a Table,
Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.