Friday, June 24, 2011

Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Finally: I taste the, reputedly, best steak in KL....

I had a really bad day at work that day - can't remember why exactly,... but it was just one of those days, you know?
>.>

Anyway, I was supposed to have dinner with an old friend of mine, when upon hearing of my bad day, decided that we should make use of the glorious discount on his Starwood card instead of just going to the usual simple tai chow/ cafe.

How can I say no to that? :)
(Especially since I had never eaten at Prime before)

- Delicious bread and butter (complimentary):
Delicious, creative butter blends....

Apparently, they change the butter blends from time to time - that day, we were served with an interesting array: Cinnamon butter, salted butter and watercress butter. All of them were wonderfully creamy and went very well with the warm bread.

- Succulent, Grilled scallops (RM 55++):
Bouncey scallops! :D....

Simple, seared scallops that were plump and juicy. Would have loved it if there was more of that delightful smokey fragrance instead of just a hint, but otherwise, YUMs.

- Hearty soup, Lobster Bisque (RM 45++):
Good soup - my favourite comfort food....

The thin layer of puff pastry on top was so lovely (nice butter fragrance) and went well with the creamy and robust soup.
(Hmmmm... I didn't find quite as much chunks of lobster as I would have liked though, but I supposed a lot of lobster went into the boiling process to produce such a robust taste)

- Cheesy, Lobster Thermidor (RM 230++):
Messy presentation but its the taste that matters, right? :)....

Wah. Looks like a mess of cheese and shell but when you dig in, you will find a treasure trove of fresh, sweet and juicy lobster meat which is accentuated by the melted cheese.

- Mmmmmmmm, Black Angus Ribeye Steak (RM 120++):
Juicy steak....

Perfect griddle marks, juicy, fresh meat that had all the necessary beefy flavours (in a good way) - a good meal for the carnivorous like me. :)

- Decadent, Creme brulee (RM 25++):
A sweet ending....

This was not the best creme brulee I've had ever had, but it was pretty good - nice aroma from the added vanilla beans but there wasn't enough of the yummy caramelised sugar layer on top.

Overall, it was a great meal and I definitely left feeling much happier. :)

Admittedly, prices are not cheap, but with the Starwood Card "free 1 person's meal" privilege (which in this case, adds up to a 50% discount off the food), it turned out to be a reasonable price considering the ambience and the quality of the food.
(You can even play a game of "Spot the celebrity" here on most nights I think - we saw Tun Dr. Mahathir when we were there! The highlight for me however was running into a beautiful Miss J Seaton who was having a birthday dinner there with friends - *HUGS* Hope you had a fun, delicious celebration!)


So it's: Nice ambience, food is good BUT prices are expensive (unless you have the Starwood card)....


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:


Prime @ Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Taste: 8
Ambience : 8
Service : 7
Price** : RM 200/++ per person (unless you have a Starwood card)
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-2263 7434
Opening Hours: 12noon - 2.30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm

NO PORK SERVED




OTHER REVIEWS:
- Masak-Masak
- Knits and Nibbles
- KampungBoyCityGal
- A Whiff Of Lemongrass


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19 comments:

ulric said...

U...carnivorous? I might not have guessed...hahaha...

Glad u enjoyed it.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nothing better than a steakhouse but what i dont like is how thin the steaks are cut, you don't get a good bite..

J said...

to ulric:
I love meat! Rawr! :D
(Haha... although I guess technically since I eat veggies too then it would be more accurate to call myself an omnivore...)

to "Joe" who is constantly craving:
Hmmm.. yeah, true. I guess if they sliced it thicker then it would be more fun to eat...

Michelle Chin said...

There's a certain measurement to the thickness that one has to follow to get a juicy bite out of the steak... not sure about the one at prime. anyway, me no steak-pert... so yeah. :) just read the info of yahoo!

boo_licious said...

Yeah, I find Prime cuts it too thin!! A pity since I do enjoy the hefty discount we get.

Oooh, lobster thermidor looks like a throwback to the past!

Sean said...

gosh, ever since my starwood card expired last year, i've not managed to step into prime. now i'm so tempted! arrggghh :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

this is my favourite steak place! You can always ask for a thicker steak la :P

Baby Sumo said...

JUst got our Starwood card last week so we're heading there soon to enjoy some steak! :)

Chong said...

Always wanted to make a trip to this place. But unfortunately, my wallet says no. Haha.

wahdi said...

1'st time here, nice blog & great info..I was browsing for Ben's Pavilion and end up here :)

J said...

to Michelle Chin:
LOL. The internet is such a treasure trove of important info, isn't it? :)

to boo_licious:
Lobster thermidor is cheesy, comfort food goodness!
(I just wish it came at a more affordable price tag so that I can have it more often!)

to Sean:
Means that it's time to renew ur Starwood card? :)
(Think of all the money u'd be saving!)

to Ciki:
Ooooh. I'll the waiter next time that I want a thicker one then. :P

to Baby Sumo:
Wah! Lovely! :)
If you ever u need a person to accompany you then pls call me ok? :)

to Chong:
Find a friend with a Starwood card! It still wont be cheap but it's so much more worth it with the discount...

to wahdi:
Hi! *waves* :)
Thanks a lot for the good comments. Now I feel really guilty tho, because I haven't been updating my blog much lately...

Taufulou said...

i want the lobster and bouncy scallop . ..

J said...

to Taufulou:
Do you have the Starwood card? If you do, I accompany u go eat lah :)

J said...

to Taufulou:
Do you have the Starwood card? If you do, I accompany u go eat lah :)

thenomadGourmand said...

Haha no Starwood card & will not step in unless I do. ;p
A pity, as Im real curious of how good their steaks are..and I didnt even pass Mandarin Grill's steaks. So yea, I hv high expectations ;p

J said...

to thenomadGourmand:
Friends who have Starwood cards are very useful... Time we found more who do? LOL

JT said...

hey.. i have an extra Starwood Card that I would like to sell.. anybody interested? email me? rub.bish(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

exceptional post! I hate commenting and i dont normally do it but since i enjoyed this, what the heck! Thanks alot!:)

J said...

To JT:
so were here any takers? If not then gimme for free.
Muahaha. :)
(just kidding)

To anonymous:
Awww :)
Well thanks for the comment. Glad to hear u enjoyed the post -my calories have been investet well then :)

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