Thursday, October 23, 2008

SAGE. The art of card making... paper, glue, crayons and lots of love

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The 22nd of October... the day you came screaming and kicking into the world... you haven't stopped talking since:P

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I make you a card.. because I am creative (and too lazy to buy one from the shop)!


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You read the card and smile.. (OK la, I'm no poet but you get the gist of it.. lol)


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We read about this place from Lemongrass and since we have always liked Cilantro (driving past micasa a few weeks ago, the whole place is still closed for renovations), we decided we just could not pass up a chance at trying Chef Kimura's cooking!

We opted for the Sage-Set because it was much more worth it than going ala-carte.

We start to eat.

You find the 'Extra Large Scallop with Slow Roasted Beet root and Kabu' appetizer a little over-cooked.. I find my 'Feuillete of Anago with Foie Gras and Artichoke Puree' starter delicious..

Both Appetizers are priced at RM58 nett each.

For mains I order the 'Rump Steak with Carrot Puree and Anchovy Sauce' and you have the 'Roasted Lamb Rack with Merguese and Piment'. The steak was excellent - the nice and unusual thing about this steak is that they serve you two types of beef. One is the actual steak medallions, medium rare and the second is the braised ox shank with the carrot puree. Excellent texture and taste. The lamb was gamy and a little on the fatty side. You noticed that you were served only ONE piece of a tiny lamb rack, and 1/4 of it was fat! Luckily my portion was huge, so you helped me with my steak.

Both Main Courses are priced at RM78 nett each.

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You, sharing your lamb with me, what little you had.. aww... so sweet...

We eat, chat, linger, snap photos, laugh and eat some more.

After about an hour ,we are done.

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For dessert, you have the 'Almond Blanc Manger with Mango Sorbet and Passion Fruit' and I have the 'Calvados Flambe of Apple with Almond Crumble and Vanilla ice-cream'.

Both were equally good but the Almond Manger stole the show. According to you, this was one of the best desserts you have tried in a while. The texture of the Manger was silky smooth and superbly creamy. This richness was nicely tempered with the tangy sourish sorbet and passion fruit.

Both desserts are priced at RM30 nett each.

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We finish our food and take a breather. Out of the corner of your eye, you see the waiter walking over. You look quizzically at me. I grin back.

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Haha... SURPRISE! Make a wish!

We eat the complimentary cake courtesy of Chef Takashi Kimura and call it a night..

Of course, the other birthday present is all wrapped up waiting at home for you, but you don't know that just yet;)


XOXO,

Ciki

Add:

Sage,

6th Floor, The Gardens

Mid Valley City

Lingkaran Syed Putra

59200 KL.


Who else blogged about Sage:

AWOL

NIC

KINKY BLUE FAIRY

33 comments:

kampungboycitygal said...

happy bday J!! its very sweet of u, M haha..i cant wait to try SAGE but there isnt any special occasion YET..

CUMI & CIKI said...

kampungboycitygal:
cheers babes;)

fatboybakes said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! AWWWWWWWWWWWW! cumi is soooo lucky. you said the set was cheaper? how so? you paid a lump sum instead of those prices individually izzit?
i lurved cilantro. i heard here no truffle butter ah?
happy burfday to cumi. he's a day younger than my daughter. (as in my daughter is 23rd oct)...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Happy birthday Cumi!

I have to agree with you...the almond blancemanger is out of this world!! It's now ranking as my favourite dessert in Sage.

Btw, a handmade card is always better than a storebought card. So sweet lar u. ;-)

CUMI & CIKI said...

fbb:
lucky leh.. haha..

wow, almost same b'day eh.. is she as delightful (i.e.fussy/artistic/stubborn) as cumi? lol

cheaper as in, if you take the sage set, it is rm120 for the starter, main and dessert. and for the gourmet set, it is RM 140 for the chef's special, starter, main and dessert. If you go ala-carte, it costs more per item.

and no truffle butter. They served bread with some scented olive oil.. bland tasting olive oil if you ask me. not that great

CUMI & CIKI said...

fbb:
i almost forgot... as today is the 23rd of Oct,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your girl! :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

lemongrass:
lol - he says THANK YOU!

Julian Si said...

Aww, so sweeeet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY dude! :-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

awww u sure the main present wasnt the "wrapped up" lady infront of him snapping pictures?

Nic (KHKL) said...

haha, am drafting my sage post as well!! :) :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUMI!!!!
here's to more Sages to come! :)

and that Feuillete is excellent! :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

jules:
cheers!

joe:
hahaha.. no, but i like how your mind works.. oo-er:P

nic:
did we meet?!

Big Boys Oven said...

Gosh I am so blush now as I wrongly read the starting sentence of this post . . . this is how I read ..."The art of love making . . . paper, ky, condom and lots of love" . . . I guess I was day dreaming again today....yuk!

Anyway Happy Birthday to your dear hubby! May you give him lots of love!

CUMI & CIKI said...

bbo:
hurhur.. but, what's the paper for..? (ok, i know.. i should use my imagination rite?! lol)

fbb said...

sigh, even hairy berry's been to sage, and he's only here on weekends...
on the bright side though, i've managed to get my hands on a tan&tan card...apparently got discount!

MochaSourcream said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your darling ya!! Yeah, we are all October babies...

CUMI & CIKI said...

fbb:
so you can take us out on your t&t card soon rite? ;P

mochasourcream:
thank u:D

mimid3vils said...

Happy Birthday to ur hubby ya :) So sweet~~ DIY card with lots of loveeeeeee~~~

backstreetgluttons said...

why U keep kutting Him up before he even got chance to cutted the small kake ?

hahaha

CUMI & CIKI said...

mimi:
big fan of the DIY! haha

bsg:
hahahaha so farnee...! keep cutting him up because his CHIN is his best feature! kidding la.. he is camera shy.. can't u tell ... muahahahah!

Life for Beginners said...

Nothing like a home-made birthday celebrated in a most delicious setting --- a fine mix, I would say. :)

Happy, happy most happy birthday!

babe_kl said...

whoopsie... happy belated burpday cumi!!!!

vialentino said...

wah...nice nice bday celebration

CUMI & CIKI said...

kenny:
cheers!

babe:
arigato!

vialentino:
merci!

mel^^mel said...

that s so sweet... ^^
wonder if my dear will do the same thing for me, sigh....

ANyway, Happy birthday~~~~

Tummythoz said...

Specially Ciki made card. have Cumi stopped grinning yet?

CUMI & CIKI said...

mel-mel:
sure la.. and thx:)

tummythoz:
lol.. not yet

Bobo said...

Happy belated birthday to dear hubby. May God bless him richly in the coming year. woof woof! slurrp slurrp!

Big Boys Oven said...

oh I just notice the Shirt, looks so gorgeous!

Shell (貝殼) said...

the 'Almond Blanc Manger with Mango Sorbet and Passion Fruit' is really attractive to me~~
He sure had a wonderful dinner^^

Just Heavenly said...

ya the blanc mange was amazing! loved that. And the scallops :-)

Dharm said...

nice blog you have here! Have never been to Sage - maybe I should! Will be back to see more!

CUMI & CIKI said...

bobo:
thanks!

bbo:
I'll tell the man.. lol

shell:
we sure did

just heavenly:
hello boys! thanks for stopping by;)

CUMI & CIKI said...

dharm:
cool bananas