Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bistronomie Dining Menu [Bibis Cafe] @ Kelawai Road, Penang.

Back to Bibis Cafe at Kelawai Road, one of the early cafe-trend-setter has rolled out their Bistronomie Dining Menu lately. The cafe welcomes a very talented, passionate young Chef whom honed his culinary skills overseas. The dinner menu is available from 6: 30 pm to 10 pm on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The cafe establishes a fully-developed menu, though not comprehensive; diners do have a choice to make it a set dinner by simply adding Rm 20 nett to the ala-carte order. While there were merely heavy decorative elements that could potentially up the dining ante, their carefully developed and sturdy menu seems to be the pulling factor for one to visit.

Many Thanks to Bibis Cafe for hosting us that evening. 

We kick started our dinner with Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops (Rm 26), two perfectly seared voluptuous Hokkaido Scallops served with toasted Walnuts, fresh Cherry Tomatoes and greens. The Hokkaido Scallops were expertly seared to perfection, carefully seasoned and artfully arranged. The Scallops were cooked on the outside but raw inside, granting a satisfyingly succulent, juicy yet meaty bite. A magnificent starter that sets on a promising start. 

Many regular patrons returning for their Iberico Pork Collar Steak (Rm 48/ 120 grams), beautifully caramelized and aesthetically pleasing. The Spanish treasure, Iberico in its unadulterated best- lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection. It was so tender that little effort was necessary to slit the meat. While the meat exhibited very little pork notes, it has the instantaneous melt-in-the-mouth effect, a result from the perfect ratio of juicy tender meat to pockets of creamy fat. Gloriously delicious dish at well-subsidized price. 

Poultry lovers could go for Duck Confit (Rm 36), Grilled Free Range Chicken (Rm 34) or Smoked Duck Breast (Rm 34). We opted for the former one- Duck Confit. The dish was a little less successful as compared to the previous dish; though it was tender and possessed the quintessential stringy-flaky texture and reasonably seasoned to the right spot, we thought the skin of the Duck could be crispier. Bibis' rendition needs some fine-tuning. 

Save yourself some room for desserts, we ended the meal with home-made Chocolate Brownie and a quenelle of Vanilla Ice Cream (Rm 12). The extremely chocolaty Brownie was heated and decorated with squiggles of Chocolate Sauce before serving to us; it was unfortunately, together with the Ice Cream, way past my sugar tolerance level. It was moist and probably work well for chocolate lovers but a tad too sweet to my liking. The dessert is best shared by a few diners. 

Cappuccino (Rm 9)

Additional Information:
Service Charge: No
Address: 87-D, Kelawai Road, 10250, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (For Dinner)
Contact Number: 604- 227 0108

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