Western classic premium dining is the name of the game at Samplings on the Fourteenth, and Master Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam produces only the finest examples.
Despite operating for a mere 18 months or so, this restaurant attached to the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, which also serves as a training ground for students of the Berjaya University College of Hospitality, has garnered a rock-solid reputation for premium dining.
This, thanks in part to a spectacular bird’s-eye view of downtown Kuala Lumpur framed by massive windows. And in October, the breathtaking view will be matched by magnificent dishes created for MIGF, accompanied by fabulous wines. Chef Val and his team invite you to start with house smoked balik-style salmon with horseradish sauce and wild salmon caviar and Pigeon Consommé soup, paired with Lumina, Pinot Grigio.
With a sour soup sorbet to cleanse your palate, you will then have a choice of pan-fried halibut fillet, paired with Villa Antinoti Bianco, and Wagyu Beef Cheek, paired with Richard Hamilton McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon, for mains, while dessert will be a black forest parfait with cherry crumble and orange cinnamon anglais paired with Peter Lehmann Late Havest Frontignac.
There is also a Light Festival Menu, served without wine, which features a seared Mango Tuna appetiser, pumpkin soup with smoked duck and prune skewer, pan-fried baby snapper fillet served with cous cous, young vegetables and whole grain mustard jus for mains and a classic lemon meringue pie and buttermilk panna cotta with fresh berry for dessert. So just sit back in your comfortable chairs and let Samplings on the Fourteenth lay before you the full splendour of the city and its definitive Western delights.