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The first week of November has been good to me, time certainly flies (I though it was just yesterday I celebrated Halloween!)! Phew, I was fortunate enough to be invited by TheBigGroup to a food-filled week in November and they actually sent me the invitation a month prior to the event. So, I decided to give it a go after being impressed with what they had to offer at Hit &Mrs and let them took care of me in the first week of November.

It was my first time stepping foot in Beast. I've always(always) wanted to try out this place but after doing some research on the type of cuisine and prices that Beast offer, I had to hold this urge and splurge only when there's special occasion to celebrate. For instance, anniversary. (Too bad I don't have a partner, so I might as well forget about it). 


Cut the long story short, by God's grace I was here. *cavorts*


The interior of Beast is modern and tailored, with a fashion-forward edge, amalgamate with vintage in a rich neutral palette; Strong lines and shapes, and wood tones act as their colour accents. 


These chic rooms adorned with subtly lit bulb calms me discursively, coaxing me to stay for a while before proceeding to the private room; My eyes were so busy wandering around the granite bar and the bare cemented walls. 






I was unsure where was the private room that we will be having our 'big feast', the amicable staff did a great job in accommodating us and lead to a secret entrance , entering to a semi-private dining room and we were hosted by a wonderfully jovial host, Miss Pancy, which made us feel totally at home throughout savouring the ravishing lunch menu.


For Starters, we had the Roasted Cauliflower Soup (RM 18)
Thinly Sliced Beef Carpaccio with Arugula Salad (RM32)
Escargot Wrapped in Flaky Puff Pastry with Buttery Parsley Sauce (RM35) and
Hot Smoked Salmon with Arugula Salad (RM 28)

My favourite starter was the Hot Smoked Salmon with arugula. Apart from the smokey flavour, the charred exterior gives another dimension of flavour to the fish. On the side note, I also love the salad made up of avocado, fresh salmon roe, black and white sesame, and tangy Korean dressing. There were multitude of flavours and textures in this side dish alone, utterly fascinating. 

Miso Dressed Portobello Mushroom Salad RM28

It's hard to believe, but the first taste of the juicy miso-coated mushroom was outstandingly exemplary. The deep umami nuances of miso did not overwhelm, but complemented the obstinate fungus flavour. The dark sweet miso sauce did a great job in sharing some of their potent flavours to the rather light-flavoured pearl barley and wild rice salad(with bran attached). The chewiness of the grains and the succulent mushroom and every other element on the plate get along very well, I must say. 


Spicy Calamansi Beer Battered Calamari Salad . RM 22

A welcoming crunch is what you can expect with each bite of these calamari. The batter was light and airy. I love the amount of curry leaves they used to give this dish an extra tang. The arugula and radish salad at the bottom managed to mask the greasiness of the dish. I also managed to fish some halved cherry tomatoes from the bowl and I remember it tasted exclusively sweet and juicy. 

For mains,

Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese RM 38

Baked with a Medley of Parmesan, 
Mozzarella, Gruyère, Brie &Cheddar, 
Scented with Truffle Oil &Truffle Paste

This calorific dish is to die for. 
Mac and Cheese had always sounded mundane to me, not until I tried this here, in Beast. 

Carefully concocted with five types of cheese, enliven with truffle oil and paste. All five types of cheese melded harmoniously; the truffle scent infused in the mac was undeniably luscious...Everything was perfect in the skillet, including the crispy breadcrumbs generously added atop. I was so tempted to scrap off the edge with my metal fork but I was more afraid that all eyes will be on me. 


Lobster Pappardelle (RM98)


As a matter of fact, Lobster itself is already piquant and delectable; The pappardelle has a large surface and it is able to adhere more flavour in any sauces that you place them into. In this case, it is half immersed in an orange-hued robust Lobster Bisque Reduction. The lobster meat was remarkably bouncy and flavourful, while the fat and flat pasta plays an important role to adsorb and transport the lobster bisque from the plate to the mouth.


Pan Seared Grass-Fed Tenderloin (RM78)

The tenderloin meat is seared till perfection. The fork-tender flesh is served with creamy mashed potatoes, sweet Shallot Confit and essence-filled Bone Marrow gravy. 


6-hours sous vide grilled rack of lamb (RM98)
Juicy and tender rosemary lamb served with baked eggplant caviar, pearl barley and wild rice salad. 


Roasted Miso cod (RM98)

Slimy and lubricated, seasoned with miso paste and served on a bed of sweet and thick pumpkin cream. Another close to perfection dish that afternoon.

Quarter Roasted Beer Brined Chicken 
Served with Sautéed Brussels Sprouts 
&Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes RM48

Carefully roasted quartered chicken paired with house-special gravy, which oozes flavour of spices such as star anise, cinnamon and cardamom. 

Just when I thought I couldn't stomach any more food, desserts arrived. 


Tangy Passion Fruit &Mango Trifle 
with Tropical Accents RM25

Cooling dessert served with distinctive tropical fruits. The tropical fruits they used in making this dessert were nangka (Jackfruit), Lychee, and passionfruit. 

A mixture of these sweet and sour fruits linger on the palate as the aftertaste.


Pavlova with Fresh Seasonal Fruits RM25
The hallmark of this amazing dessert is that it's crispy on the outside, but soft as marshmallows on the inside.
The vibrant colour of the edible flowers, perfectly spooned ice cream quenelle and syrupy fruits as you can see from the picture above, were nothing short of beautiful. 


Dark Chocolate Fondant Filled with Peanut Butter RM25 

The dark chocolate with peanut butter was my favourite that afternoon. It's just barely sweet, a touch bitter, and the molten peanut butter was so alluring that it kept me wanting for more. 
Together, the chilly vanilla quenelle with dark chocolate coated puffed rice make this dessert far more irresistible.

The Beasty Tiramisu RM35

The sponge cake based is soaked with espresso, adding a bit of bitterness to the dessert, making it more pleasurable to go with the whipped cream.
They could have been a bit more generous with the honeycomb crumble though, 2 pieces is no where near enough.

For more photos, you can check on my Facebook album: here

BEAST by The Big Group@The Intermark 

Lot G-01 
Ground Floor,

182, 
Jalan Tun Razak 
50400 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hour: 
Mon-Fri 12.00pm - 2.30pm; 
Mon-Thu 5.00-11.30pm; 
Fri-Sat 5.00-12.30am. 

Closed on Sundays.
Tel: +603 2163 5732
GPS Coordinates: 3.161620, 101.719670

Pork Free. 


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12 comments:

  1. Nice photos as always...so Hit & Mrs better value rite? =)

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    1. eh almost the same lar. unless you're eyeing on Hit & Mrs Prix Fixe menu ... ;D

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    2. Almost is not the same lar :P Haha...yes the Prix Fixe menu lor =)

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  2. Not fair! They didn't open all the light bulbs tonight :P
    We had the lamb shank, the passionfruit ice-cream, dark chocolate fondant, and our favourite would be the beer brined chicken.
    But when the bill comes...oh ya...this place can only go during anniversary. xD

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    1. Haha... I heard BabySumo said their light bulbs are not open by default.
      Ahaha... but im sure for the price you are paying for, it's worthy la!

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  3. I'm eyeing the Mac' and cheese/ Wah!!! So many clocks!

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  4. Hehe great photos my dear, and so happy to catch up with you there. :)

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    1. Thanks dear! <3
      so nice to see u there too! ^^

      And i'll be seeing u next week! ;D

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  5. A very cozy place, and the food presentations are lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! ;D
      They're yummy tooo!!!! ;DDDD

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