[MIGF Special Feature]
Janet and I headed over to 2OX one fine evening for a preview of their upcoming MIGF menu. 2OX is pronounced as “two ox” in reference to two (2) oxen which are also referred to as bullocks in certain countries (hence the name bullock carts). The establishment has a bistro concept and is takes up two (2) lots along the newly redeveloped The Row KL (formerly Asian Heritage Row) along Jalan Doraisamy (next to Sheraton Imperial KL Hotel) in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
The outside of the bistro is an al fresco dining area for those who like “fresh air”.
We started off the meal with the Foccacia Bread with A Trio of Spreads (Hummus, Eggplant, Caviar, Black Olive Tapenade) which is priced at RM25.00 (no visual for this item).
Congac Foie Gras Terrine Onion Chutney and Brioche Toast ** – RM40.00
Now I really love foie gras therefore I really enjoyed this terrine which was paired with onion chutney to balance the flavour. Spread both on the slices of brioche toast and you have a delightful little starter that’s rich and luxurious yet well-balanced and doesn’t get too cloying!
Beef Tongue Salad with Foie Gras and Leeks Vinaigrette* – RM40.00
OK to be entirely honest – I’ve never eaten beef tongue before. However, as I love beef, I was looking forward to trying this dish. This one was paired with foie gras (again! yes!) as well as a leeks vinaigrette. The beef tongue had an interesting texture, somewhat like eating the intestines – slightly chewy but not rubbery. The foie gras added some richness and earthy flavours to the dish while the leeks vinaigrette balanced it out. Another winning dish!
Roasted Beet Salad, Fourme D’ambert Cheese, Green Apple, Candied Walnuts* – RM30.00
I am not a fan of beetroot however this one went nicely with the cheese, apple and candied walnuts. Actually I really liked the candied walnuts which were sweet and crunchy! This dish had a nice mix of flavours and textures!
Broiled Salmon in A Crushed Almond Crust with Creamy Leek Fondue** – RM75.00
The combination of textures here was very pleasing on the palate – from the creamy and soft leek fondue, to the fresh and flaky salmon, with the almond crust contrasting against both! Taste wise, it was delicious! The green flavours of the leeks matched the perfectly cooked salmon, while the almond crust provided a nutty element.
Butternut Squash Barley Pearl Risotto with Spicy Charcoal Grilled Squid* – RM50.00
This was a very heart-warming dish indeed! There’s just something about a well-cooked risotto which just makes everything better! This risotto though had some less than common flavours in the form of butternut squash and barley, however it was creamy and went beautifully with the smoky and spicy squid!
Dark Chocolate Lava Cake with Raspberry Sherbet – RM20.00
A nice and sweet end to a delicious meal! This dish is definitely the way to any girl’s heart so guys, you know what to do!
You can also create your own three (3) course menu for a special set price that is cheaper compared to ordering each individual dish a la carte.
Pick any 3 courses, one each from:
1) STARTER x 1 2) Main x 1 3) Dessert x 1.
Pick any 3 courses, one each from:
1) STARTER x 1 2) Main x 1 3) Dessert x 1
Head over here for the full menu – http://www.two-ox.com/food2.html
Chef Lescouezec has only been in Kuala Lumpur for a couple of months, having spent the last 12 years in Seoul, South Korea heading up a number of French bistros there.. He intends to show to local diners that French isn’t all about haughty premium dining, but about comfort food, prepared with soul. His style of food combines traditional French fare with fresh new flavours, creating dishes that are delicious, well-balanced and pleasing to the eye which all brings about a fabulous dining experience for diners.
Here’s a look at the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival menu at 2OX.
Fried Oxtail Meatball in a Provençal Broth
Beef Tongue Salad, Leeks Vinaigrette and Foie Gras
Beetroot Salad, Blue Cheese, Green Apple and Candied Walnut
Paired with a Sauvignon Blanc
Main Course 1
Butternut Squash Barley’s Pearl Risotto with Glazed Scallop
Paired with a Chardonnay Blanc
Main Course 2
Braised Lamb Shank, Cauliflower Purée and Eggplant Caviar
Paired with a Merlot
Lemon Curd and Crumble
Paired with Cognac
Without Wines: RM150 nett per person
With Wines: RM230 nett per person
RM150 for a 5-course French style dinner menu is really incredible value for money and if you’re looking to score some brownie points with your partner this month, or have a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary to celebrate, the MIGF 2016 menu at 2OX is indeed a very affordable option!
2OX is located at:
54, Jalan Doraisamy,
50300 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone: 03 2692 2233
For more info on MIGF, head over to http://www.migf.com/
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