Monday, August 17, 2015

Concession Road [French]

I was invited to a Media Tasting to Concession Road (@concessionroad) and what an amazing dinner with even more amazing company, it's always so fun to chat with familiar foodies/food blogger). Owned by the same people as Pukka and you can see I am a fan (see my post here, here and here), I am excited to try this new Classic French restaurant with Asian influences. With Chef Masayuki Tamaru extensive resume from the Fifth, Crush Wine Bar and Jamie Kennedy Wine bar, I know this will be a tasty meal.

Love the bright space with minimal decoration but as per them, it's till in the works.

Especially the vintage feel of the statement wallpaper ♥♥♥

Bubble Lights!!!

Corpse Reviver #2
~Gin, Cointreau, Lilet Blanc, Lemon, Absinthe

Lillet of the Valley
~ Lilet Blanc, Blood Orange, Many Bitters

Melting Snow
~ Nigori Sake, Watermelon Liquor, Lavender Bitters

We got to choose from the three feature cocktails and I decided on Melting Snow since it has sake in it but thought it was kind of water down and bland. 

Warm Bread with Olive Tapenade

Beef tartare, Asian pear, pickled vegetables, quail's egg yolk, toast
What a great way to start off! I know tartare have been overplayed by most restaurant but a simple basic flavor profile like this one are my favorite, not overdress, not too tiny pieces, not too much ingredient mixed in which let the actual beef flavor together with the yolk be the star of the dish.

Shrimp Bonbon, Citrus salad, Red Pepper Gastrique
What a cure presentation and it taste as amazing as it look.

Romaine Hearts, orange, hearts of palm, olives, avocado, manchego, sherry vinaigrette

Vegetable stuffed chard, vegetable sauce, chive oil, beet crisps, toasted pumpkin seeds
What an work of art, love all the colors here and it was almost too pretty to cut into... almost!

Sautéed calves liver, Korean bbq sauce, sweet potato, king oyster mushroom
What a fancy way to serve liver, love the flavors and everything here except that I thought the liver was a tiny bitty overcooked. I especially love the use of the Korean bbq sauce here

"JFC" Mennonite-farmed fried chicken, buttermilk mash, tomato, preserved lemon mayo
This was probably the favorite dish for most of us that night, the chicken was incredibly moist and tender while the batter was light flavorful and crisp, remind me of Chinese / Korean fried chicken.

Steamed Portuguese rockfish, tomato beurre blanc, fresh dill
Perfectly cooked and totally yummy with the tomato beurre blanc.

Chilled soufflé cheesecake, boozie cherries, hezelnut bark
Light and airy, only wish we got a bigger piece =P

Callebaut chocolate terrine, local berries, whipped cream

We also got to try Lucid Absinthe fountain service and they will also try to start to do some wine pairing.

What a great event with amazing fun people and love how we got to taste a bit of everything.

*** This meal was complimentary. Opinions are my own***

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