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Christmas & New Year's Eve Menu@ Mezze Wine Bar & Bistro, Jalan Kasah Medan Damansara

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December is the month when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly there's only a week left in the year 2016. To me, time passes exponentially quicker as I grew older. 
Can you believe that Christmas is coming this weekend?!


How do you normally celebrate Christmas? Well for me I have always been spending Christmas with people that I'm close with and we feast (Duh?)!
Last year, my family had a mini gathering at home, I remember mom cooked up a storm in the kitchen and prepared food that could feed a village for the five of us, food was *hands down* delicious, but the part where I dislike the most was the cleaning up part. 

This year, why not skip all the hassle cooking at home and dine out with your loved ones?


I was lucky to be able to be one of the few to sample Mezze's festive menu prior to the weekend. 
(*Photos are all jumbled up, scroll down to the end to see their menu)





 Mezze (an award-winning bistro and lounge serving modern tapas and dishes inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean with influences of old Europe and Asia)  is having their Christmas & New Year's Eve menu this festive season.



Terrine De Foie Gras served with Mango Chutney & Fig Bread.


Nothing could possibly go wrong with terrine with chutney, and a toast. 
When the food arrives, I couldn't help but to help myself to slather a generous amount of the terrine on the lightly toasted bread. Man, what a great way to kick start this dinner. 
I love how the sweet mango Chutney contrasted the rich, velvety foie, such a marvellous combination. 



Mille Fueille Smoked Salmon with Lemon Mascarpone


An unusual Mille Feuille which has no puff pastry in it. 
The Salmon goes well with the sourish and creamy lemon mascarpone and I love the colours on the plate. 
They're setting the benchmark pretty high for the rest of the night with starters like such. 



Leek, Roquefort & Escargot Stew in Puff Pastry


The following dishes continue to surprise me. 


As soon as we're done taking pictures, we dived our spoon right into the buttery pastry puff and dug into the oh-so-creamy roquefort & escargot stew. 
 I manage to fish a few escargot and quickly shover it into my mouth and I was momentarily sent to cloud nine. 


Lobster Salad with Persimmon Fruit


Without paying much attention to what I was having, I took a mouthful of the morsel and I thought to myself , 'why is this chicken so bouncy?'
Then I came to realise it was actually lobster. Hah. 

It was a pretty well balanced dish, nothing to shout about but very well executed. Love the huge chunk of lobster meat and the sweetness rendered from the persimmon. 



Pan Fried Sea Bass with Buttered Spinach, Clams, Poached Prawns


If you could get a taste of the ocean, this is it. 
Perfectly seared sea bass, very minimal seasoning and fresh clams. 
Oh, the buttered spinach sitting underneath the sea bass was da bom


Duck Fillet with coffee & Peach coullis with sides of Polenta


Kudos to the chef who came out with the recipe. 
I love how this dish tickles my tastebuds.


 Coffee and duck? Yes. 
Taste was peculiarly balanced, I guess that teriyaki sauce that was lightly brushed on the duck fillet and sesame helps in bringing everything together. 
Polenta was forgettable in my humble opinion. 


 Crab Chowder with Sweet Corn foam. 


The first taste was dominated by the taste of the corn, then I felt a slight tingling sensation on my tongue, it's no surprise when I saw the sprinkle of paprika on top. 
If you love corn this is a must-try. 
Rich, creamy and sweet. 


Roast Vegetables with Chimichurri Dressing


Egg plants, bell peppers, onions, carrots and zucchini. A delectable vegetable medley with vibrant chimichurri sauce. 
Yummeh. 


Cod Fish with Macadamia Crunch & Spelt Risotto, Roasted Tomato in Vine & Hazelnut Puree.


*Drum rolls*

Here comes my fav dish of the night. 

The crushed macadamia nuts adds texture to the tender and succulent cod. I enjoyed exercising my jaw to savour the best bit of the flavourful hulled wheat risotto. The hazelnut puree adds another earthy dimension on top of the scrumptiousness of the dish too. 
All in all, there's a myriad of flavours & textures in one single dish. 



Lamb Loin Crusted with Black Olive, served with sides of Couscous & Christmas Chutney Rolls


Not a big fan of lamb all these while but this dish proves that I can be wrong sometimes.


Perfectly seared on the outside, cooked medium-rare, the meat was tender and the olive taste was so profound, it managed to cut through the gaminess of the lamb, making it more acceptable to my palate.
The pesto couscous was scrumptious too, just a spoonful of these dainty rubies perfumes my entire mouth. 
Christmas chutney roll was amazing too. Basically it's like having popiah with filings made of apples, onion, orange juice, vinegar and sugar.. .Sweet, sourish and aromatic.  *thumbs up*



Turkey Roulade with Apple, Cranberry & Pecan Stuffing


The black pepper and cranberry sauce could elevate this seemingly simplistic dish. 
serve with sides of roasted baby potatoes and carrots. 

Tournedo Rossini with Royal Sauce & Foie Gras. 



Albeit the food was almost reaching to my throat at this point of time, but each mouthful I took was deeply satisfying. Oh glorious foie gras... If only it could be less sinful to think about what I was eating.
Beef mignon was cooked medium well, just the way I like it ( Don't judge la).


 I think meat lovers would love to have this entire dish on their own. This dish can really rock your socks off. 
I truly relished this dish as much as the previous lamb and cod. ;')


Profiterole with Vanilla Ice Cream, 
Hot Chocolate Sauce & Bailey's Custard. 

To denote a sweet ending, we had this decadent dessert soaked in Bailey custard. 


Be warned, this could potentially send your sugar level sky high. 



Red Fruit Pavlova with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

I love the combination of berries in this pavlova, the tartness of the berries manage to negate the cloyingness of the whipping cream and I love the invigorating scent that lingers on the palate.


Chocolate X'mas Yule Log


The calorific yule log was lip-smacking good too. 




Good food, good companion, and a glass (or two) of wine = 
 Endless laughter and conversation. This is how I would like to spend my time on Christmas. 


Mezze Wine Bar & Bistro @ 
Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara 

Address:

132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 
50490 Kuala Lumpur, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 
Malaysia

Business Hours:
4PM–1AM

Phone: 
+60 3-2095 0122


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