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Sage, after the move

Did you know that Chef Jusman and his lovely wife Kimberly has shifted the location of the restaurant? Sage is now located along the main strip of Mohd Sultan Road, just a few doors away from The Patissier and Azhang.

Fortunately, the restaurant still retains that intimate and cosy feeling and from what I saw of the open kitchen, the chefs are probably thankful that the new kitchen is much bigger than before. Since the move, the menu also had a makeover and I was looking forward to trying out some of the new dishes.

I am happy to report that the Cappuccino of wild mushrooms with truffle infused scrambled eggs, asparagus and morel cream was one of the best mushroom soups I had in a while. It tasted of the very essence of mushrooms, without the heaviness of the cream too.

To their credit, the soup was piping hot when served and the vessel somewhat retained the heat quite well. To me, there could be nothing worse than drinking a lukewarm soup.

The tiny portion of truffled scrambled egg seemed to emit obscene amounts of that earthy aromatic scent and it tasted nothing but heavenly. I could only imagine it was the vegetarian equivalent of the foie gras and I ended up eating too much of the complimentary foccacia bread with the truffled egg.

The Pan-seared scallop, braised endive, avruga caviar and parmesan cracker with leek & potato vichyssoise was the other highlight. Here, the fresh and plump scallop was really done quite well that it retained its natural juices and matched the beautiful caviar and cream base.

On hindsight, the Roasted fillet of cod topped with prawn and cognac butter on salt cod brandade and bouillabaisse sauce was just okay. I had always found the fish done at Sage to be at best, mediocre. Past occasions, it had been too bland, and this time, just the opposite. It was for me a case of "too much of a good thing". Each of the various components (bouillabaisse, mash, prawn and cognac butter) were rather rich on their own. Put them all together it could become just slightly overbearing, especially after two earlier courses that would have somewhat settled a bit at this point.

I was fully satisfied by the third course but what's a dinner outing without dessert? It was an interesting showcase of different layers of differing temperatures and texture. The bottom was (frozen) raspberry icecream, followed by a semi-solid (but cold) semifreddo made of oreo cookies, then topped with a soft cap of coffee meringue. It could be a little too sweet but I found it manageable paired with strong black coffee.

I was glad that Sage did not change too much other than location-wise and dinner that day was still a very enjoyable affair.

Sage Restaurant
7 Mohamed Sultan Road
Tel: 6333 8726
Closed Mondays and PH

Comments

yixiaooo said…
hey mia, did you have the set lunch menu?
M. said…
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M. said…
hi yixiao, i was there for dinner so i don't know what the set lunch looks like.
yixiaooo said…
alrighty.. thanks! you know i feel broke whenever i read your blog... haha

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