Monday, June 25, 2012

Bistro a Table

opened in June 2011, Bistro a Table has been a buzz in town since then
owner and chef Isadora Chai is not ur usual chef
definitely not :)))
with a bubbly personality, quirky and hyper.....she attends to her clientele in such a fun way and before u know it...this Duracell Chef is off to the kitchen to whip up more creations from her kitchen

Monkey met Chef Isadora Chai a few months ago at a gatherings
she was being so apologetic bcoz she SAID she smelled like SMOKE
but then we swore we couldn't detect anything at all
it was February then and she was experimenting with "smoking" every single ingredients she could find

a few months later....Peakie D "chupped" Ms Monkey to dine at Isadora's funky restaurant
she chupped me way in advance bcoz of a previous experience whereby we were supposed to dine at another new place, but I was invited by another group of friends much earlier
sorry Peakie D but as promised Bistro a Table has been reserved for you :))))))

Lurve her wall and notice a poster with her name "Isadora" on it?
u'll b surprised that Bistro a Table sat in the middle of residential area
usually lil gem like this are alwiz hidden :))))))))))))

the menu was so exciting!!!! we wanted to try everything :P *super greedy buggers we were*
the above was a deconstructed smoked salmon ice cream!!!!!
how cool was that?
and I was a happy girl to start my dinner with ice creams :)))))))))) *who wouldn't?*
Clever clever Chef Isadora....lady chef does make a difference huh?
coz they know wat a gal wants!!!!!

u may find it weird but it's so yummy
topped with some and dill is like a marriage made in heaven :)))))))
maple syrup coddled egg with crouton dust and asparagus
different textures were playing in my mouth like a symphony
the silky perfectly cooked eggs and crunchy croutons
asparagus was dipped in and well coated with egg yolk before it lands in my mouth
ohhh yums!!!!
who doesn't like eggs??? must b a cholesterol counter :P

Gruyere souffle with slipper lobster bisque
ohh yummmsss I like to start my dinner with desserts.. creams....
wat's next???
u gotta be kidding me???
Liver-pop for appetizer????
yes liver-pop as in lollipop!!!!!
Monkey was dancing and skipping in her heart by then
the balance between the rich liver and sweet caramel was amazing :)))
even the presentation was pretty impressive...simple but it left a big impact :))

Chef Isadora Chai hopped out like a bunny
she has this energy that's so bubbly it's contagious!!!
makes u wanna skip and hop with her :)))))))))

Off topic:
I met her at another event and she was doing cooking presentation for Miele
decked in her signature Chef suit that she designed herself, matched with a pair of designer jeans, lashes and lips all pretty......

Monkey stared at her funky heels...HEELS!!!!
"Wow u alwiz cook in heels like this???"
"Well if u gonna cook, u might as well look good doing it!!!"
Chef Isadora Chai is ready for the kitchen and fashion runway!!!!
I like :)))))))))))))

I forgot what soup was this bcoz I didn't taste it
tomatoes?? grilled pepper???
with a lemon there and knowing the chef, it might as well be bloody marry soup!!!!

then the Main came
HORSE meat tartare!!!! *NeeeeEEEeee-Haaaaaaa*
it was slightly spicy bcoz of the horseradish??
horse meat and horseradish...hmmmm..

but was surprisingly tasty...
in fact this wasn't the 1st time I had horse meat...the previous one was at a japanese restaurant when Chef served me horse meat sashimi....yes....sashimi
so prollie horse meat are meant to be eaten raw huh??

JS had Australian wagyu ribeye with horseradish cream
it was so good, he was quietly eating there didn't wanna share

Lyndon and I had a really super yummy rack of lamb with pistachio nuts
really a good combo!!!
Chef decided to be generous and gave us 3 racks each
perfectly cooked and pink on the inside
we were overly ambitious and brought so many bottles and only consumed 3
Peakie D brought a really rare family owned champagne maker Femme by Duval-Leroy
it has got really good vanilla aroma followed by citrus lemon
wat a bouquet!!!

and JS brought our all time favourite Griotte Chambertin by Ponsot
the other bottle was from NSG *Nuit Saint Georges* and I'm not really a fan
even though it's from Leroy
sorry!!!!!! :D:D:D
I totally banned NSG but he has quite a collection there -_-
Chef Isadora Chai makes really ass kicking yummy pickled beetroot salad and mashed potatoes
I know it looked simple but if all of us can finish these 2 bowls of sides
it's either we were COWS LEMBUS or they were extremely yummy!!!
this dessert was copyrighted to the chef
this was how it looked like :)))))))))))))
so first u enjoy your souffle with Tahitian vanilla bean cream that came separately in a sauce cup
and as u eat, u watch the lemongrass ice hemisphere holding the cinnamon and nutmeg ice cream falls into the warm ginger beer
such playful dessert :))))))
chocolate cake with vanilla creme anglaise
Again, I've forgotten wat was this....-_-
coz I didn't have the key is to steal everyone's food on the table :P

wat's a birthday be without cakes and candle???
Merci beaucoup Peakie D pour le inoui diner. J'ai eu un tres bon moment!!!!


lurve the hand writing  :)))))))))))
it was really a good dinner with yummy food, great champagnes and wines
but most of all it was the company :))))))
JS in his limited H&M Marni collection
and me in my favourite H&M lace dress
I'm sure u have seen it too many times in this blog
time to give it some "rest" in the wardrobe :P
Thank you again Peakie D and Lyndon
we are very very very sure, both of u are having an amazing time now in Paris

till the next time
a la prochaine fois

Bistro a Table
6, Jalan 17/54,
46400 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +603 7931 2831

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