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Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.
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Monday-Sunday (Dinner: 6.30pm-11.00pm).
THE trip tip and eye round are lesser known beef cuts compared to the popular sirloin and tenderloin, but Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur executive chef Antoine Rodriguez believes that these meats would do well among connoisseurs.
“These Master Kobe meats are premium beef of Wagyu breed with a marbling score of nine and above.
“The trip tip and two other featured cuts are actually more flavourful, richer and more beefy in taste compared to the tenderloin. They are also less expensive,” he said.
According to Wagyu beef producer AAco (Australian Agricultural Company), the Master Kobe is “luxury beef achieved from the mastery of pure Wagyu breeding and long grain feeding. Being produced from only the elite purebred Wagyu with the highest marbling, supplies are not available outside of a small list of loyal and invited users.”
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s Prime is showcasing the Australian Master Kobe Beef throughout April and May.
The menu features: 8oz Charcoal Grilled Master Kobe “Rosbif”, Fricassée of Cep Mushrooms, Homemade Sundried Tomato, Feta Cheese Fried Wonton on Organic Green Salad; 8oz Charcoal Grilled Master Kobe Trip Tips, Potato-Roasted Red Capsicum and Hazelnut Gnocchi, Crispy Onion Tempura, Light Beef Jus and 8oz Charcoal Grilled Spiced Master Kobe Eye Round, Peas and Coriander Pancake, Sweet Carrot Flan, Aïoli Lemongrass.
Rodriguez hopes to introduce the unique beef cuts to regular patrons and encourage them to try something they may not be familiar with.
“The trip tip and rosbif are already doing very well, and we are considering the inclusion of these dishes into Prime’s regular menu,” said the chef who hails from Bordeaux, France.
Rodriguez cites the trip tip as a personal favourite, as it brings back fond memories of his student days when this particular meat made into a steak sandwich was what he could afford to eat then.
The Australian Master Kobe Beef promotion is available until May 31.Dinner is served from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur will also be presenting Simply Frank, a performance highlighting the magical life of Frank Sinatra.
A legend in his lifetime, Sinatra was acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest performers and most popular entertainers of the 20th century, scoring hits like My Way, Come Fly with Me, New York, New York, Fly Me to the Moon, The Lady is a Tramp and That’s Life.
Ol’ Blue Eyes will be played by Richard Shelton, who was nominated Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Sinatra in Rat Pack Confidential.
Shelton, who will be joined by Nigel Miles-Thomas as fellow Rat Pack star Peter Lawford, is expected to wow audiences with his smooth vocals as he takes them on a trip down memory lane and relive Sinatra’s greatest songs with the show.
Simply Frank will be held at Conservatory from today to May 13, from 7.30pm onwards.
Show tickets range from RM350 to RM550 nett per person, which includes a five-course set dinner at Prime and free flow of selected beverages.
The show’s dinner menu includes a choice of Marinated and Roasted Premium Grain Fed Australian Black Angus, Wilted Asparagus and Cayenne Potato Cheese Cake, Cherry Tomato, Rocket Pine Nuts and Ricotta Salad, Homemade BBQ Sauce or Black Cod Fish Meuniere, Onions and Chive Tempura, Crashed Potato with Grapefruit, Chicken Jus with Soya Sauce for the main course.
Those who would like to just watch the show can purchase tickets priced at RM150 per person.
This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.