10.10.2010 is the date you would want to dine at Grand Margherita Hotel because they are planning to have this one in a 100 years promotion which they call 10.10.10. The specialty: ‘Recipes that had won various Out Of Culinary Box Competitions’, all served in an exclusive fine dining style. This promotion will be serve in 2 menu selections, one consisting of Essence of Seafood with wine (or mocktails or sparkling juice), while the other set will feature their Freshly Flown-in Tenderloin of Beef with Portobello Mushroom & Grape Reduction as a main course.
So, anyway…. I was invited to taste some of the food Grand Margherita would be offering this October, in conjunction with Octofest, and while I was given a two page press release filled with name of foods, which I myself can’t even say out loud, I’ll just tell you the highlights instead because that is what you should order .
First up is the ‘The Char Broiled Elephant Rib’, which is one of the many delightful air-flown steaks available in Grand Margherita’s ‘Steak Your Claim’ promotion. The portion served is enormous enough that you can do away with all the other meals, and just focus you attention on this particular serving.
While most people would admit that cooking any type of meat in a large piece is a challenge, and that you will get the outer side of the meat burned while trying to cook the inner side, this didn’t happen for this particular Char Broiled Elephant Rib, which was said to be freshly flown in after being aged for at least 60 days. The meat was juicy and tender, and seriously very pleasant on my taste buds. I’d highly recommend this dish! To top that up, you get a variety choice of sauce and the pleasure of stalking the chefs preparing this delightful meal in front of your eyes at the Orchid Coffee House.
And since you are reading this blog, whisper the words ‘OCTPROMO10’, and get 10% off this meal (The Steak Your Claim)! It pays reading my blog 😛
Second dish I’d really recommend comes from the “Xao Luck” Fest or in English, Chinese Barbeque Fest. As the name ‘Berbeque Fest’ suggest, you have a good line-up in the menu, but like I said above, I’ll stick to the best of the best… and that’s why I’d really *while trying to persuade you in every way possible* recommend that you order the ‘Roasted Duck Fillet & Duck Floss ‘Cantonese’ Style’. I can’t describe how this particular dish taste, but if you were tagging along with me while dining at Meisan Restaurant, and I so happened to order this meal, you should really consider ordering your own because I ain’t gonna share!! Seriously, I am not joking. I want to have all for myself. It’s THAT GOOD!! The bread itself taste fresh and crispy, while the meat seems smooth and tender making it the dish of the day! I also told Eileen, who was our host of the night that I would choose the ‘Roasted Duck Fillet & Duck Floss ‘Cantonese’ Style’ anytime over a double cheese burger, or a Big Mac.
There were a few more fantastic dishes which I tasted that night, which includes the Oven Baked Honey Graze Chicken Roll, the Roasted Chicken Fillet Top with Tuna Mantau and a couple more dishes but my poor memory just can’t get the names with the photos correct. So, I decided to just show all of you the photos below:
One last thing…
If you do decide to check out and taste the meals/dishes I suggested earlier, do whisper ‘OCTPROMO10‘ to the cashier because only then can the cashier give you an extra 10% discount over all your dining expenses for the “Xao Luck” Fest you just had. (Similar promotion as the Steak your claim promo.)
Remember, its ‘OCTPROMO10’, not Paul the Octupus.