I’ve always been fond of Spanish food for its vibrancy, be it colours, spices, and a wide spectrum of delicious ingredients. From delectable small dishes (tapas) to the decadent Paella, not to mention my favourite type of desert: churros; how to say no to such a feast? I don’t know about you but I absolutely cannot. So here’s a good news for you: from now until 9th Nov there is a guest Chef at Eccucino, Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur who’s ready to give you an extraordinary gastronomy experience: The Many Flavours of Spain.
Introducing Chef Jordi Gimeno, who came all the way from Barcelona. Chef Jordi has had over 20 years experience of Spanish culinary experience, having worked in many restaurants and organised successful Spanish Food Festivals in other countries; He has also been featured in the Michelin Guide in Catalonia and Sardinia. Safe to say, the dishes he crafted specially for the buffet would be super authentic.
Of course, Eccucino tries to please everyone by having more than just Spanish cuisine. I certainly didn’t mind the cold section of various seafood.
My buffet essentials: Oysters, Smoked Salmon, Sashimi.
After filling my stomach with the raw seafood, time to check out the tapas!
Moving right along, there are many interesting Spanish dishes and of course I needed to taste all of them!
Pour over Squid Ink on anything and I’m sold. Though I suppose it’s not the most ideal if you are say… on a date.
For those who are adventurous enough, don’t miss out on the Fiduea, a traditional Catalan noodle dish made with seafood. This one is cooked with squid ink and assorted shellfish, and I love the al dente noodles, absolutely umami with ocean flavour.
It’s not commonly to see both Poultry and Shellfish in a stew and surprisingly the combination is pretty good! The drumsticks are super tender, and the prawns bouncy and succulent. The broth is just so comforting, it soothed my poor tummy as I didn’t have time at all to eat that day.
Check out the amount of seafood in that piping hot stew! I made sure I took a bit of everything and sip the soup in happiness. Nothing was overcooked and the broth is ever so briny.
There is no shortage of meat, so pick your favourite. I went for the carving station.
The Roast beef was also popular that night, and I was happy to receive a medium rare piece. Great with a side of garlic oil, this was tender with a burst of bovine flavour. My inner carnivore was satisfied.
Of course, one does not go to a Spanish feast without sampling some Paella:
Every batch is freshly made on the spot, and disappears as soon as it comes out. So make sure you wait in front of the Chef when he’s cooking it. The rice has obvious hint of saffron, tomato, onion and seafood note. It’s one of the best Paella I’ve had in KL.
Some more main dishes:
But of course, I went straight for the churros instead.
We were also entertained by the flamenco dancer accompanied by a guitarist, sure took us away from the hustles and bustles of KL city.
Thank you Prince Hotel & Residence KL for the great hospitality!