Sage @ The Garden, KL – A Surprise Birthday Lunch

Who does not like surprises?

Most people do.

Anyway, the stage was set and the people lay in wait for LL to appear.

The venue: Sage at the Gardens..
The time:12.45pm

At 1pm sharp LL arrives and we all yell… SURPRISE!

“Awww, so sweet la you guys.. I swear I didn’t know!”

Phew… we came this close to spilling the beans but luckily, the surprise was still a surprise;)

Anyway, on to lunch. The set menu at Sage is quite a steal as you can see. Only RM100 for a 4 course lunch.

The Vichyssoise of Hokkaido Scallop with Grated Summer Truffle – creamy, smooth and slinks down your throat effortlessly. The scallop was so fresh it was almost still moving, i.e. it was served sashimi style… raw. The truffle flavour infused the entire dish.

The foie gras (on the left) Quail (on the right) did not disappoint. Rich, gamy with a cutesy tiny quail drumstick to match. The smaller the bird the more tasty the flesh – I totally agree!

The Braised Wagyu Cheek with Dauphinoise Potato and Fine Beans – Incredibly melt-away in texture with a strong gamy taste that only some people enjoy.. and believe me, I enjoy!

The first photo was a picture of the Wagyu on LL’s plate. This photo is a picture of my own Wagyu. I think it really looks like the Matterhorn, right?

The Matterhorn – Swiss Alps.

No wonder bakers have such huge muscle… from lifting plates! This is fbb and Nigel of Just Heavenly, drinking up whatever sauce remains at the bottom of the plate. The Roasted Seabass with Prawn in Mushroom sauce was excellent to say the least.
Good to the last drop!

For dessert, the Earl Gray Bavarois with Chocolate Sorbet and Ginger Confiture. Another fantastic concoction – smooth, creamy, gelatin texture with a strong Earl Gray flavour this was really a great dessert.

French Farm Cheese – A rather small portion but if you had the earlier dishes, this would have just been a good size for dessert.

Time for cake! This cute little pavlova courtesy of FBB, made just of LL, with much love. Also, cupcakes from Su of Delectable to complete the birthday celebration!

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Happy Birthday LL.. hope all your dreams come true:)


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