October was exciting as I got to experience Sabayon’s latest new seasonal menus for the fourth quarter of this year.
Sabayon, located at Level 51 @ EQ Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning modern fine dining venue where their guests can now experience distinctive new menus stemming from the classic methods of the famed Auguste Escoffier’s classique cusine, to more a modernist takes on texture, flavour and presentation.
The Classic (4-course menu RM488) begins with an amuse bouche and a caramelised fig tart with Camembert and honey, before moving to Kodawari egg which is produced by free-range chickens fed with a Japanese sea algae.
The Classic diners will be able to choose from escargot or foie gras, and thereon from a choice of slow-cooked pigeon, with liver pate, Gastrique sauce, caramelised apple and heirloom beetroot, or seared turbot with mustard dill velouté, parsnip puree and choux farci, or braised Wagyu tongue with Bordelaise sauce and truffle puree as a main course.
The Explorer (6-course menu @ RM598) is a modern take on the sea and land theme, offering tuna tartare, Oscietra caviar and macadamia cream, a mackerel-foie gras combination, king crab salad, and lemon sole before a choice of entrée.
Guests can select from kingfish, lamb or an upgrade of RM 128 for a 120 gram Miyazaki Wagyu Sirloin A5 with glazed shallots, porcini oil, beef jus and seasonal vegetables.
The Explorer culminates with either green tea parfait, puff pastry and Earl Grey ice cream, or a selection of three artisanal cheeses with honeycomb and accoutrements.
The Gatherer 5-course menu, priced at RM438 is specially curated for a gastronomic take on meatless cuisine that presents produce picked at their peak, and prepared in both classic and modern ways. The Momotoro tomato is one of Japan’s most popular tomato varieties, and is famed for its intricate, harmonious, sweet-tangy flavour. and combines this with the butteriness of burrata cheese, measured acidity of aged balsamic and verdant richness of cold-pressed olive oil.
The vegetarian set concludes with caramelised Pahang figs, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb, or a selection of cheese.
The Symphony (RM788) is Sabayon’s exceptional 7-course degustation menu. It showcases the finesse and ability of the Sabayon culinary brigade with tuna tartare, Oscietra caviar, macadamia cream; foie gras torchon with brioche toast and caramelised fig; house-made pappardelle with 32-month Parmigiano-Reggiano, seared turbot with mustard dill velouté and parsnip puree, and charcoaled Miyazaki Wagyu sirloin A5 with glazed shallots, porcinioil and beef jus.
The exquisite fine dining experience ends with a pretty tiramisu served in a glass bowl. It was heavenly and the tastiest tiramisu I ever had.
For your information, a selection of Ala Carte options are also available to complement your dining experience for the distinctive palettes. Do note if you have any intolerance or dietary restrictions such as allergies and such and required special requests, do inform them in advance so you can have a pleasant fine dining experience.
For reservations and enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp +6012 278 9239 or call +603 2789 7722.
The re-making of Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur as EQ has been a milestone in Malaysia’s hospitality industry. With a prime location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, EQ is ideal for guests visiting the city’s business, shopping and entertainment districts.
Occupying the top floors of the award-winning 52-storey Equatorial Plaza, the hotel offers 440 stylish rooms, state-of-the-art banquet and meeting facilities, and an array of signature restaurants and bars such as the Bottega lounge, Nipah, Kampachi, as well as the impressive, must-visit Sky51 consisting of Sabayon, a contemporary European restaurant, and Blue, a bespoke bar and lounge with an outdoor bar offering stunning panoramas of the city.
The 5-star hotel is also Green Building Index (GBI) Gold-certified making it one of the most energy and resource-efficient buildings in the country. Other facilities include Sanctum Wellness with its unique spa, 25m infinity pool and vitality Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art fitness.