The PressRoom – Christmas and New Year Eve Menu

This is the last of my Christmas related food review, one more opportunity to tempt you with another option for your Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration. And this time, the food God took me to The Press Room at Bangsar Shopping Complex. Boy did we eat our hearts out that night! The ladies from Gastrodome has very kindly ordered almost all the items from the festive menus for us to taste and I must say you will have to bring a hearty appetite because of the large portions of each dish. First, let’s take a look at the Christmas and NYE menus:
Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Lunch (RM120++)
Tartar of Salmon with Caviar
Duck Rillettes and Chicken Liver Paté
with toasted sourdough bread
Lobster Bouillabaisse
Roast Turkey
with chestnut stuffing, roasted sweet
potato mash and cranberry sauce
Roast Loin of Lamb
with persillade, Pont Neuf potatoes
and Port sauce
Lemon Sole
with almond sauce and winter vegetables
Christmas Pudding
Strawberries marinated in
sherry vinegar with creamilly caffe or tea
with spanish turrones
New Year’s Eve Dinner 31st Dec (RM130++)
Seafood Platter
Two oysters, two prawns, tuna tartar
and smoked salmon
Pumpkin Soup
with white truffle oil
Seared Scallops
with Champagne sabayon
Beef Cecina
with toasted sourdough bread
Roast Rack of Lamb
with mixed mushrooms, roasted
sweet potato mash and Port sauce
Sea Bass
with eggplant, tapenade, mango chutney
and Greek yoghurt
Chocolate Mousse with Banana
illy caffe or tea
with spanish turrones
indulge in:
A glass of gosset, grand reserve
for only rm40++
Up to tomorrow night, you can also enjoy a lighter menu priced at RM50++, RM65++ and RM85++.
Now let’s walk through the food pictures!
Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup (NYE starter)

The Pumpkin Soup here is served with generous drizzle of white truffle oil and the aroma hits our nose before we even got to taste it. Rich, creamy, well seasoned. Pass with flying colours.

Salad Landaise
Salad Landaise (RM65++ Set starter)

Salad landaise with gesiers, smoked duck breast and duck rillettes. A balanced meal and a hearty salad.

The Press Room Prawn Cocktail
The Press Room Prawn Cocktail (RM85++ Set starter)

Look at the size of those prawns! Though they disappeared ever so quickly, I didn’t get a chance to taste.

Marinated Chicken Salad
Marinated Chicken Salad (RM50++ Set Starter)

But I did get a piece of the tender marinated chicken.

Duck Rillettes & Chicken Liver Pate with Toasted Sourdough Bread
Duck Rillettes & Chicken Liver Pate with Toasted Sourdough Bread (Christmas Eve & Lunch Starter)

Give me a portion of good pate and I will be a happy girl. These are good!

Steak Tartare
Steak Tartare (RM85++ Set Starter)

Hard to get steak tartare right unless you use the freshest beef available, and The Pressroom did a fine job. Perfect balance of tang and umaminess.

Mixed Cold Cuts: Roast beef, turkey salami, turkey chorizo and beef cecina
Mixed Cold Cuts: Roast beef, turkey salami, turkey chorizo and beef cecina (RM50++ Set Starter)

I have said that before and still want to reiterate how good the mixed cold cuts are at The Pressroom, especially the beef cecina. Pairs well with wine.

Oven-baked Herbed Provolone.
Oven-baked Herbed Provolone. (RM65++ Set Starter)

Melty Oozy Cheese with a little bit of chew, fantastic when still hot.

The Press Room Fish & Chips
The Press Room Fish & Chips (RM50++ Set Main)
Banana chips on Fish and Chips? Interesting combination. The beer batter is as crispy as it comes.
Udon Carbonara
Udon Carbonara (RM50++ Set Main)

Resistance is futile with this one. I well and truly broke the no carb rule and was pleasantly surprised how well udon goes with carbonara sauce. Delicious.

Lemon Sole
Lemon Sole (Christmas Eve & Lunch Main)

Not a fan of sole because of the fish bones, but the flavours are good.

Sea Bass with Sauteed Spinach and Sun-dried tomato cream sauce
Sea Bass with Sauteed Spinach and Sun-dried tomato cream sauce (RM65++ Set Main)

This, fared much better. The sun dried tomato cream sauce is quite tasty.

Moroccan Braised Lamb
Moroccan Braised Lamb (RM65++ Set Main)

I also enjoyed the Moroccan Braised Lamb with its fork-tender lamb, no doubt cooked for hours. It’s not overly gamey and tasted quite authentically Moroccan. Pairs well with the fluffy cous cous and tender chunks of vegetables.

Roast Turkey
Roast Turkey with chestnut stuffing, roast sweet potato mash and cranberry sauce. (Christmas Eve & Lunch Main)

The Turkey leg is massive, and fortunately they kept it tender and juicy. Brownie point for using the lower GI sweet potatoes for mash. Like I said, you need to be really hungry to enjoy this meal!

Grain Fed Rib Eye Steak Frites
Grain Fed Rib Eye Steak Frites (RM85++ Set Main)

The rib eye steak came medium rare, which is my preferred doneness. Simple flavours that can be overwhelmed by other dishes.

Creme Brulee with Strawberries.
Creme Brulee with Strawberries. (RM65++ Set Dessert)

Decent Creme Brulee, but didn’t have the wow factor.

Chocolate Volcano
Chocolate Volcano (RM85++ Set Dessert)

Also known as a Chocolate Molten or Lava Cake, The Pressroom’s version is superb with telltale oozy centre.

Christmas Pudding
Christmas Pudding (Christmas Eve & Lunch Dessert)

Of course, how can we have a Christmas meal without a warm Christmas Pudding? Though this is quite sweet, so it’s more suitable for sharing over wine.

A lot of these dishes are also available on their regular menu, by the way, so this is applicable even after the festive seasons.

Til then, Merry Christmas folks!

The Press Room
Lot G110 Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Jalan Maarof, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2095 8098
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. suituapui says:

    Everything looks so enticing. Pricey though. Wine inclusive, no?

    1. kellysiew says:

      No wine, but there are cheaper sets, personally I would go for the RM85 set if I want turkey, if not; RM50++ set with mixed cold cuts and udon carbonara. Desserts all the same for Xmas menu.

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