MARCO CREATIVE CUISINE
A CULINARY JOURNEY OF FLAVOURS
A CULINARY JOURNEY OF FLAVOURS
WITH CHEF DAREN LEONG
Marco Creative Cuisine ~ A Culinary Journey With Chef Daren Leong
This Journey of Flavours With 7-Course Creative Cuisine at RM 78 (inclusive GST)
Affordable With Excellent Food & Impeccable Service
Experience a classy and attractive fine dining culinary meal at the first-ever affordable with excellent food and impeccable service at the newly opened MARCO Creative Cuisine. MARCO Creative Cuisine, a modern gastronomy restaurant helmed by up-and-coming chef-owner Daren Leong is KL’s latest addition to a burgeoning culinary scene and will greet its first customers on 27 March 2017.
Located inside 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing) on the ground floor, the 62-seater restaurant will offer Chef Daren’s distinctive culinary creations in a handcrafted, multi-course menu that use fresh artisan produce and is Western-influenced, yet unconfined by cooking styles and cultures.
Almost A Magical Display Of Colourful JellyFish
Step into this restaurant and be greeted and mesmerised with an amazing display of beautiful and exotic school of jellyfish. Totally an eye-catching aquarium full of lovely and colourful jellyfish where everyone will stop by and be amazed at this attention seeking view at the entrance of the MARCO Creative Cuisine.
Spacious and elegant setting with modern and cosy at the same time, making it the perfect setting for diners to indulge in their own time and appreciate the finer things in life. It offers a comfortable and contemporary dining space for you and your family and friends to dine in. Apart from that, it's also a great place for some romantic day or night out for lovers.
“I was fascinated by how memory and personal experiences influence the way we taste food. That was how a multicourse meal, with its avenue for variety, became the key concept behind our menu. A meal is an experience and a journey of discovery in flavours, much like how our different experiences make up our own personal journeys,” says Daren.
From the selection of ingredients, preparation, cooking to food presentation, each dish at MARCO is created with knowledge and care. Every dish is made from scratch, right from making stock and butchering poultry in-house.
For RM 78 only, diners get to enjoy a Full 7 Multi-Course Menu for lunch or dinner. The menu encompasses a palate cleanser, appetiser, soup, salad, main course, dessert and coffee/tea - all for RM 78 (inclusive of GST).
~ Palate Cleanser ~
We started off our multi-sensory dining experience with Chef Daren's palate cleanser of Velvety Matcha-Lime Shooter. A velvety Matcha-Lime foam covering a chilled Lime Snow, I enjoyed the refreshingly zesty and sourish taste it gave, an instant pick-me-up preparing my palate for the next dish.
~ Appetiser ~
This was followed by Savoury Éclair, a delightful pastry of Gruyere Flavoured Pâte à Choux decorated with Aubergine Caviar, Green Chile Pesto and Tomato Confit.
~ Soup ~
Truffled Mushroom Soup
Coming to the soups menu, diners have 3 options to pick from which includes Truffle Mushroom, Strawberry Gazpacho and French Onion Soup. Being a traditional foodie, I opt to have my favourite classic Truffled Mushroom Soup.
A plant-based Creamy Mushroom Soup infused with Truffle Oil, it's a lovely concoction of shiitake mushroom puree and brown mushroom sauce with flavour enhance with the fragrant Truffle oil that did wonders to any dish with its presence. Smooth, rich and creamy texture, good to the last drop ~ it hits all the right spots in my taste buds that day!
~ Entrée ~
Savoury Ice Cream Salad
Next up are the salads. I choose the most interesting one of all 3 choices ie the Savoury Ice Cream Salad. First time trying the ice cream with salad, this colourful dish comes with assorted baby leaves, heirloom Tomato, seasonal Micro greens and edible flowers of Violet flowers served with savoury ice cream. Something different and you should give this 'Ice Cream Salad' if you have not tasted one before!
~ Main ~
Chicken Roulade with Brussels Sprouts
For their mains, there are six choices of creative fares to indulge in, including Chicken Roulade with Brussels Sprouts, Duck Breast with Orange Purée and Roasted Beetroot, Salmon With Jet Black Hollandaise, Squid Ink Japonica Rice, Pomodoro Cream Seafood Pasta and last but not least, a vegan dish of Vegetarian Arrabbiata.
Being a chicken lover, naturally, I would choose my mains of Chicken Roulade with Brussels Sprouts. An excellent choice indeed with fresh and tender well-flavoured chicken - A roulade of a juicy chicken thigh with crunchy Brussels Sprouts, and flavourful Chicken Jus.
Duck Breast with Orange Purée and Roasted Beetroot
Each delicious plate represents a culmination of Daren’s own personal journey with food. A notable selection among many on the menu is the Duck Breast with Orange Puree and Roasted Beetroot - Sous vide pan seared Peking duck breast with orange purée, roasted beetroot and Valrhona dark chocolate.
Inspired by Cantonese roast duck, which is usually a dry dish, Daren uses the sous vide method to make the meat tender and finishes the dish with an accompaniment of Naval orange and 66 percent dark chocolate sauce. The result is a burst of sour, bitter and sweet notes for the taste buds to explore.
~ Desserts ~
No dining should be complete without dessert. To seal the meal, a decadent dessert of Raspberry Decadence - Luscious Raspberry cheesecake with raspberry gel accompanied by lemon meringue shards and passion fruit gel.
Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie
Another dessert one should savour is the gorgeously crafted Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie -
Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie technically plated with elements of Lemon Curd, Passion Fruit Gel, Italian Meringue and White Chocolate Sherbet.
The combination of meringue with lemon curd and passion fruit gel served with White chocolate sherbet is pleasant and zesty in flavours with the sourish tones coming from the lemon curd.
Journey of Flavours With 7-Course Creative Cuisine Menu
“When you come for a meal at MARCO, you will be treated to a myriad of flavours and textures that will engage all the senses. This experiential journey is our interpretation of creative cuisine, using the freshest produce and the freshest ideas. It is a complete meal that ends on a sweet note and all at an attractive price,” Chef Daren Leong says, elaborating on the philosophy behind the menu.
“The fundamental role of a chef is to give diners a meal that can nourish and revitalise. My approach to food to achieve this is to understand the science of cooking instead of relying only on emotions. Different ingredients should be handled and cooked differently to bring out the best flavours. A dish should then be finished with thoughtful presentation. The final creation is ultimate, an artistic science,” he adds.
For drinks, diners may choose either coffee, tea or a cool drink of Sparkling Iced Berry. For coffee lovers, you'll enjoy the Single Origin, French Press Coffee while tea drinkers, sip on the loose leaves tea for contentment
For À la Carte Order, diners can also order for Soup & Entrée at RM18 per serving, Their Mains at RM35 per serving (+RM10 for Duck Breast) and Desserts is RM20 per serving. Price includes 6% GST & excludes 10% service charge.
All-in-all, MARCO offers a pause for hectic lifestyles and is a calming oasis in the midst of a busy mall. At MARCO, every meal is an opportunity to bond, connect, and reboot the mind and spirit. The ambience is elegant and sleek in warm rich tones with the accompaniment of a calming aquarium of jellyfish swaying gently in the water.
If you're looking for something different and a new dining experience for an excellent dining of a full-course meal, then you should swing by to Marco for a gastronomical journey of flavours with Chef Daren now!
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Marco Creative Cuisine
Lot G146, Ground Floor (Old Wing)
1 Utama Shopping Centre
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel 03-7731 8923
12.00 noon – 10:00 pm
12.00 noon to 3.00pm – Lunch Service
3.00pm to 6.00pm – Coffee & Desserts only
6.00pm to 10.00pm – Dinner Service
Monday to Sunday
Website marcocreativecuisine.comFaceBook www.facebook.com/marcocreativecuisine