It's nice, and almost flattering, when people from F&B establishments reinvite you to a particular outlet. It kinda reinforces your worth ... alright, maybe I exaggerate, but you get my drift, its a nice feeling. It's like when there are repeat orders from customers for cake. Speaks volumes.
A few weeks ago, that lovely young lass, Elaine Chow, previously from Grey PR, invited me again to Jarrod & Rawlins for their new menu. It's scary how quickly time flies. A quick check revealed the last visit was in December 2009, and in the blink of an eye, its almost October 2010. Incidentally, my baby girl, who I felt was just born, just finished her UPSR last week. Gasp! Soon you'll be reading a post about my daughter's wedding dinner, and how I was drunk and don't remember anything. As I descend into a panic, let me veer back to the topic at hand.
Yes, Jarrod and Rawlins, that lovely homely place in Lorong Dungun, the perfect locale for a lazy weekend brunch with my favourite meat.... nothing like the scent of frying bacon to cheer up even the most despondent of souls. To add to the bonus, Paranoid Android asked if he could tag along, because he's never been, but not so much to eat, as to take pictures. Elaine kindly allowed it. I was thrilled, coz if you follow Paranoid's blog, you'd know that his pictures are almost too perfect to be human. He is afterall an Android.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS IN TODAY'S POST ARE COURTESY OF PARANOID ANDROID.
Fish Fillet With Parsley Sauce, boiled potatoes and grilled zuchinni. Okay, to be honest, I think the best way to eat fish is the Chinese restaurant way. Grilling fish produces such hit and miss results. The overall presentation was pleasing, but the fish was not memorable.
Prawn Pasta with spiced cream and basil pesto. Cant go wrong with this combination, and is probably a dish I could finish on my own.
Vegetarian Pasta With Zuchinni, Bell Peppers, Tomato, Pesto and Wine. A healthy combination of deliciously grilled vegetables tossed in a springy al dente pasta.
Chicken Mushroom and Leek Pie. A winner here. Lovely light puff pastry, and a hearty solid filling, reminiscent of mother's cooking, if you are a Caucasian, that is...
Pretty as pie.
Some artistic thing taken by Paranoid Android, I also dunno from where....
J&R Premium Beef Burger with Cheese (made with 180g Prime Beef Pattie). The burger was delightfully dense, and tasted beefy alright. None of that processed stuff you get from you know where.
Now here's a dish you don't see very often. Toad in the hole...sausages in yorkshire pudding. I suspect it was a cheap dish to use up leftovers in the days of yore, a British chop suey, so to speak. However, these days, gourmet sausages replace bits and bobs of leftovers... and it makes for a substantial meal on its own.
Smoked Duck Pasta With Rocket and Mushroom. Hmm, I think this was my favourite dish of the day. Excellent combination, of the leafy greens, the earthy mushrooms, and the gameyness of smoked duck, adorning the carbohydrates in the form of pasta.
For dessert, a very acceptable creme brulee. Loved the texture. However, I feel that they could enhance it by using real vanilla bean.
These new items were launched on Sept 3rd. Amongst the other stuff that are on the new menu but we did not sample are,
Linguini Gorgonzola with Radicchio & Toasted Pine Nuts
Roast Beef & Beetroot Salad with Horseradish & Sour Cream
Creamy Pea Soup with Ham & Bacon
Pork Cumberland Sausage served with Mustard, Mashed Potato & Coleslaw
Gammon Steak with Parsley Sauce & Boiled Potatoes
J&R Club Sandwich with Tomato, Lettuce, Ham, Bacon & Cheese
Whole Slab of Hickory Baby Back Ribs (approx. 1.2 kg) served with Baked Potato & Coleslaw
Selection of Creamy Milkshakes (Vanilla / Chocolate / Strawberry / Vanilla Malt)
Paranoid Android, you did say you'd like to sample the food there again right? When shall we go?
Thanks again to Elaine for a lovely meal. 2 hours of workout after that was not enough to negate the effect of the decadent brunch.