Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MARBLE 8---EPIC EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE! A PERFECT START TO MIGF (MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL) 2014 THAT STARTS IN OCTOBER FOR A MONTH!

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
Marini's on 57, M Champagne Bar and now Marble 8---this trio of luxurious, upscale restaurants in Kuala Lumpur is helmed by Italian Modesto Marini, a staple in the Malaysian dining scene for as long as anyone can remember, Oldies will recall his eponymous Modesto the pizza party haven and his ventures with Bob Wong.

While Bob Wong has seemingly retired to enjoy his millions, Modesto Marini continues to dominate KL's fine dining scene unabated!


His latest and greatest venture is Marble 8, named in honour of the unique marbling found in certain prime cuts of beef so do not expect tons of Carrera marble coating every inch of his restaurant. The address is 163 Jalan Binjai and not 8 as the number is chosen for luck and 'eight' also rhymes with 'ate'! As this is what are supposed to do in grand style!


MIGF FESTIVAL MENU FROM MARBLE 8

 SET A – RM580.00++ PER PERSON

 SET B – RM780.00++ PER PERSON


INTRO / AMUSE-BOUCHE

Smoked quail eggs with chardonnay salt

APPETIZER 1

Selection of freshly baked artisan breads with roasted pumpkin and blue cheese pesto, sundried tomato spread and home-made ricotta

APPETIZER 2

Carpaccio Wagyu beef with light mustard mayonnaise, rocket salad parmesan cheese

SOUP

Cauliflower vichyssoise served with sevruga caviar

MAIN COURSE


(All Marble 8 Dry-Aged meat are served with grilled caramelized lemon, Hawaiian black salt, Himalaya pink salt and Sicilian sea salt)
(Blue lobster are non-farmed lobster from Normandy Sea)

SET A – MAIN COURSE

Dry-Aged Sirloin on the bone – 380 gm aged served on the bone
OR
Dry-Aged boneless Ribeye - 300gm aged served boneless
OR
Pappardelle served with 32-month parmesan cheese and shaved Black Norcia winter truffle

SET B – MAIN COURSE

Dry aged Tenderloin on the bone – 350 gm served on the bone
OR
Blue Normandy Lobster broiled with chardonnay wine, heirloom tomatoes and tarragon

Main course steak comes with complimentary choice of one sauce:

Shiraz shallot beef juice, tarragon béarnaise, Chanterelle mushrooms with beef juice

Choose one of the following side order:

Served with your choice of truffle parmesan steak fries and tarragon scented French beans,
Portobello grilled mushrooms with aged balsamic, Rainbow roasted baby carrot with dill or Roasted beetroot with feta cheese and mint

PRE-DESSERT

Water melon sorbet with vanilla pot seeds

DESSERT

Valrhona kinderi alaska and apricot sacher delight

PRALINES

Variety of hand-made chocolates and chocolate truffles

MADELEINES

Baked to order orange scented madeleine’s
***************************************LET THE FEAST BEGIN!
Marble 8 is right in the heart of KL's Golden Triangle on Jalan Binjai near KLCC
I fell in love with this golden dragon side table
Exquisite
View of restaurant from first floor
Glam
Impressive
Marble 8 Bar
Dazzling
Awesome
Comfy
Maloshi, Ginny Ng and Sean Goh
Maloshi, Ginny Ng and Sean Goh
Killer view from Marble 8 garden
Kee Hua Chee and Ginny Ng
What a billion dollar view
Coolest
Dazzling


Stunning view of Kee Hua Chee and Petronas Twin Towers
Prive is the exclusive, private lounge upstairs but open to all guests
Very Chesterfield
Like a St James club in London
Sunny Chinniah is the Lounge Manager
Bar at Prive
Luxurious
Classy
Elegant
Imposing
Fab view
KL's stunning skyline
Footballers practising
Wow
A hedge separates the have and have-nots! I am such a snob
On one side they work out their muscles, on the other, they work their appetite
Prive lounge
Team at Prive
Junior in white shirt is Bar Operations manager and head mixologist
Cool team at Prive
Datin Su Day, Kee Hua Chee, Chef Wan, Datin Seri Maneesah, Tg Iskandar and Dato Steve Day
Datin Seri Maneesah and Tg Iskandar Tg Abdullah
Chef Paolo, Dato Steve Day and Chef Joshua Clunas
Chef Paolo from Venice, Dato Steve Day from England and Chef Joshua from Brisbane
Datin Seri Maneesah, Tg Iskandar Tg Abdullah and Datin Su Day
Chef Joshua with Chef Wan
Chat
Datin Su Day sampling the pass-arounds
YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar, YAM Tunku Nurul Hayati, Arti Pine and H.E David Pine, the New Zealand High Commissioner
Tg Naquiyuddin, Tg Nurul, Art Pine and H.E David Pine the New Zealand High Commissioner
Datin Tina, Dato Ali Abdul Kadir and Chef Wan
Datin Tina, Dato Ali and Chef Wan
Delicious bites
She is also delightful

Dato Steve Day and Modesto Marini, owner of Marble 8, Marini's on 57 and M Marini Cafe
Dato Steve Day, Chef Wan, Modesto Marini and Kee Hua Chee
YAM Tunku Nurul Nor Hayati, YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar and Elizabeth the wife of Modesto Marini
H.E Arti and His Excellency David Pine the New Zealand High Commissioner to  Malaysia
Madame Arti, H.E David Pine the New Zealand High Commissioner and Kee Hua Chee
Glamslam couple Modesto and Elizabeth Marini
Gorgeous couple
Elizabeth Marini and Kee Hua Chee
Elizabeth Marini, Modesto Marini and YAM Tunku Nurul Hayati
Henrik Andersen the big boss of Carlsberg and wife Tammy
Henrik and Tammy Andersen
Henrik and Tammy Andersen
Dato Larry Gan shows a leg with Datin Caroline Gan
Dato Larry and Datin Caroline Gan
Mingling
Happy
YTM Tengku Razali Tengku Hmazah being welcomed by Modesto Marini and Dato Steve Day
YTM Tg Razaleigh Tg Hamzah, Dato Steve Day and Modesto Marini
Dato Steev Day, YTM Tg Razaleigh Tg Hamzah and Modesto Marini
3 powers
Dato Steve Day welcoming guests at Prive Lounge on third floor
Dato Steve Day thanking YAM Tg Naquiyuddin Tuanku Jaafar for consenting to be Royal Patron of Malaysia International Gourmet Festival
Dato Steve Day, Marini, Datin Caroline Gan, Elizabeth and Tg Laksamana Negeri Sembilan
Dato Steve Day, Modesto Marini, Elizabeth Marini, Datin Caroline Gan, Dato Larry Gan and Tg Naquiyuddin 




Marini introducing the chefs
Tg Razaleigh Tg Hamzah and Chef Wan


Photocall!
A fabulous evening was guaranteed!
Kee Hua Chee is at the  top
Tammy Andersen
Datin Caroline Gan
Elizabeth Marini
Kee Hua Chee
Flower boy
Kee Hua Chee is the blingest ever
Why is Dato Steve Day showing his  empty palms to Elizabeth Marini?
Guest
Chefs explaining what was to come


Marble 8 is out of this world!