Thursday, April 27, 2017

Budget Fine Dining @ Marco Creative Cuisine, 1 Utama

Honestly, I don't know how to appreciate fine dining.
I always think that it's not worth to pay so much for very little portion, and also I feel a bit stressful to eat at such a high-end restaurant.
Sometimes, fine dine can be very time-consuming because you may need to wait much longer for a single dish.
However, Marco Creative Cuisine at 1 Utama Shopping Mall had just changed my mind!
✔ It has a combining casual with an elegant environment.
✔ It serves nourish and affordable 7-course meals.
✔ It is less time-consuming because all food serve within 50-60 minutes.
What's more? Let's read on! :)



Marco Creative Cuisine, just started to greet their customers on 27th March 2017.
It has a brand new concept with the creation of modern, tasty, and creative cuisine.
The restaurant is located inside 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing) on the ground floor, just opposite PapaRich and Pasta Zanmai.









The first time I entered to the restaurant, the "casual-look" fine dining restaurant makes me feel hip.
It involves 62 seats with an excellent ambiance and decor.
I really like the idea of a white table with Tiffany blue chairs which bright up the whole atmosphere.



At Marco Creative Cuisine, each delicious plate represents a culmination of the chef owner, Daren Leong.
From the selection of ingredients, preparation, cooking to food presentation, each dish at Mrco created with knowledge and care.
Every dish is made from scratch, right from making stock and butchering poultry in-house.
So, press a few pause while you are enjoying every bites of the dishes from Daren.



For the special 7-course cuisine, it only costs @ RM78++ per person.
Other than the palate cleanser and appetizer stay fixed, you can choose your preferable soup, entree, main course, desserts, and drinks among 3-6 options.



The journey of flavour starts with the Palate Cleanser.
It's like a reset button for your taste buds and to clear your mouth's memory.
Velvety Matcha-Lime Shooter covers a chilled lime snow, which gives you a cool and refreshing feeling before proceeding to the next.



Appetizer with Savoury Eclair.
The combination of Gruyere Flavoured Pate a Choux with Aubergine Caviar, Green Chile Pesto and Tomato Confit work beautifully in this puffed up pastry.
It's got a bit of spice to it, but mixes in nicely with everything.





Strawberry Gazpacho is the recommended signature soup from the chef.
Since it's not common to have cold soup in Malaysia, it could be a special chilled cold soup that worth a try.
It has a mixed of sweet and sour taste due to the blended ingredients that come from dehydrated strawberries, and microgreens such as mint, cucumber, and capsicum.
 

Savoury Ice-Cream Salad is a good choice with assorted baby leaves, heirloom tomato, seasonal microgreens, violet flowers, and savoury ice-cream.
The mysterious taste of ice-cream that made with sea salt and skimmed milk does hit the taste bud!
Anyway, if you like something really special, you may try the Chicken Liver Parfait which is a creamy chicken liver covered with a Brulee top, served with toasted bread and apple chips.





Main course that served on my table is the Duck Breast with Orange Puree and Roasted Beetroot.
It's one of the best signature main course that recommended at Marco Creative Cuisine.
The beetroot, orange puree with some Valrhona dark chocolate are a great combination when matched with full flavour of the duck.
I like how the duck meat was tender and juicy, also the burst of sweet, bitter and sour flavour!



Another highly recommended main course that you might want to consider is the Squid Ink Japonica Rice, which is a Japanese short grain rice cooked with squid ink, served with garlic mayonnaise, and accompanied together with seafood and omelette.



Desserts come with three different choices; Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie, Raspberry Decadence, and Creme Brulee with White chocolate Sherbet.
Seriously, the dessert presentation look as good as they taste!



It's hard to choose one as all three different desserts have their own yummy sounding names on the menu.
But since I am a berry person, I get the Raspberry Decadence which is a luscious raspberry cheesecake with raspberry gel accompanied by lemon meringue shards and passion fruit gel.



Lastly, a single Origin, French Press Coffee ended my first experience of the 7-courses cuisine at Marco Creative Cuisine.



To conclude my dining experience at Marco Creative Cuisine, I think it is a special restaurant which offers unique cooking styles and culture in a stunning environment.
It is surely a worth-to-go distinctive culinary creations if you are looking for a decent one with affordable prices!
Do head to Marco Creative Cuisine with a try of their duck breast, savoury ice-cream salad, chicken liver parfait, and raspberry decadence!



Marco Creative Cuisine
Lot G146, Ground Floor (Old Wing)
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
1,Lebug Bandar Utama,
Petaling Jaya, 47800 Selangor
Tel: +603 7731 8293
Opening hours: Daily 12pm - 10pm
12pm - 3pm Lunch Service
3pm - 6pm Coffee and Desserts only
6pm - 10pm Dinner Service
FB: https://www.facebook.com/marcocreativecuisine


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