When Makan Fairy Godmother said that Jeanette of Elegant Inn has invited us to try the Mid Autumn Festival Set, I dropped all other plans, including an invite to tea with the Queen of England. Okayla, maybe I didn't (drop all plans), but it is ALWAYS a pleasure to dine at Elegant Inn. Previous posts would reveal that Jeanette is a REAALLLLY fussy eater, and by extension, restaurateur, and serves her customers only whatever passes her own stringent standards. Suitcases of delicacies are lugged back from all over the world, to ensure a dining experience that is beyond complaint.
A luxurious double boiled soup, with deer tendon, dried conch, black chicken and Murrill Mushroom. An amazingly sweet and delicate broth, the type that you know cannot have been made instantly, but only through hours of loving double boil. There is an option to "upgrade" to fish maw replacing the deer tendon, at RM10.
Who says that Poon Choi is only for Chinese New Year? .....Well, no one actually....it's a communal dish that I reckon can be enjoyed all year long. Of course, it's what goes into the pot that determines its treasure worthiness.
I really hate whoever coined the phrase, "the camera eats first", but sadly, it's true.
Now, as if we weren't already food comatosed, Jeanette insisted we try the 9 Emperor Gods Festival Vegetarian Cuisine. This one is only available the first 9 days of the 9th Month of the Lunar Calendar, coinciding when the Nine Emperor Gods make their annual visit.
A happy start, a truffle radish puff with twin purple sweet potato. Everyone wanted to know if the purple sweet potato chips were for sale.
The dessert from the Vegetarian Menu is double boiled snow pear with Chuanbei and citrus peel, "Yan xi" lotus bloom pastry.
The MidAutumn menu is available till end September, priced at
RM888 for 4
RM1288 for 6
RM2138 for 10 pax.
The Vegetarian menu, available only for the first 9 days of the 9th month, is RM138 per head for a minimum of two people.
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