Merry Christmas from Uncle Chilli’s

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I’ve been to Hilton PJ a couple of times before for their buffet and a few more times to buy birthday cakes at Caffe Cino. But little did I know that there’s actually a hidden private dining area within the Cigar Lounge that offers Western specialties in a fine-dining atmosphere. That private dining area, my friends, is where Uncle Chilli’s is. With just limited tables, it gave us the feeling of exclusivity just by being in the restaurant. Couple that with the current Christmas season, each table was donned with gorgeous Christmas ornaments and huge red candles that added to the festive dining ambience.

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Playing Jenga?

Apart from the private dining area, there was also a private lounge just next to it that provided a comfortable area to sit back and relax with a glass of cocktail or two, while listening to the music from the band. The live band starts playing at 9pm, so if you prefer a quiet dining experience, I’d advice for you to reach there by 7. :)

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Lovely Christmas decoration on the table

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The huge red candle

We were there to sample the Christmas Eve 4-course dinner that includes a glass of complimentary Champagne. The champagne was really easy on the palate and had enough bubbles to keep a girl happy. :) But if you don’t fancy alcoholic beverages, there are special mocktails designed for the special occasion too – a Red mocktail or a Green one.

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Bubbly for the night!

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Complimentary Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne

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Red mocktail

Dinner started with the complimentary bread and butter, served warm and soft.

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Warm bread and butter

#1: Amuse Bouche – Goose liver terrine with port wine reduction

The first course to arrive was the Amuse Bouche, something to whet our appetite before the real appetizer. Don’t be fooled by the simple appearance of the Goose liver terrine. According to Chef Denis Vecchiato who hails from Italy, the terrine took at least 48 hours to prepare! This was dense and velvety smooth, nice to eat on its own or with the warm bread.

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Goose liver terrine with port wine reduction

#2: Appetizer – Ravioli filled with Alaska Crab in Lobster Bisque

Even though they considered the appetizer and the Amuse bouche to be part of the same course in this 4-course dinner, I treated it as an entirely different course because of the outstanding taste and texture of the Ravioli. It was filled with delicate Alaska crab meat that oozed out juices with every bite, yet the ravioli maintained its al-dente texture that was chewy and nice. And don’t forget the pool of bright orange lobster bisque that complemented the ravioli so well! This dish was executed perfectly such that I didn’t leave a single drop of the lobster bisque behind, thanks to the refillable warm bread. :P

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Ravioli filled with Alaska Crab in Lobster Bisque

#3: Soup – Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Soup with Melted Camembert

When the soup came, it was undeniable that the earthy mushroom aroma filled the room while tickling our senses. This was prepared with porcini mushrooms, which are the best type of mushrooms available from the Alps, with a bit of truffle and a dash of melted camembert. The soup was, without a doubt, one of the nicest mushroom soups that I’d tasted – it was rich, smooth and had a slightly nutty flavour. The added camembert was just enough to make it all the more creamier without being too cheesy. Well done!

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Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Soup with Melted Camembert

#4: Main Course – Turkey Roulade with Brussel sprouts, baby carrots & Rosemary potatoes

If I were to rate the presentation of the dishes at Uncle Chilli’s, I’d give it a 10/10. Every dish was prepared with attention to detail – the composition, the colours, as well as the 3-D effect, they were all there. The pinnacle must have been the main course, arranged like Jenga blocks and topped with glistening gravy that looked oh-so-ravishing! There were two pieces of thick turkey roulade placed on top of rosemary potatoes, surrounded by brussel sprouts, asparagus and baby carrots. The turkey roulade was a tad dry, but thankfully the gravy (refillable) managed to the mask off the dryness to make this a delectable dish. You know there’s always the misconception that fine-dining dishes are always small in portion? Well at Uncle Chilli’s, they certainly make sure you get stuffed to the brim, for the portions here were huge!

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Turkey Roulade with Brussel sprouts, baby carrots & Rosemary potatoes

#5: Dessert – Chocolate Bomb with Wild Berries

Last but not least, dessert! Kudos to Chef Denis for yet again impressing us with this gorgeous presentation of chocolate bomb with wild berries. Just look at the details – the reindeers pulling a sleigh decorated the empty part of the plate, making it all the more interesting and festive. The chocolate bomb was chocolatey and smooth with a little something buried within. Try it to find out what it is. ;)

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Chocolate Bomb with Wild Berries

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Need we say more?

After dinner, it was just about time that the live band started singing outside the dining area. It would be perfect to adjourn to the lounge nearby for a drink or two, while counting down to the Christmas day. With such good quality dishes and fantastic service in a private dining environment, I’d think that the price of RM120++ is well justified and reasonable. Do reserve early to avoid disappointment as there are very limited places in the dining area. :)

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The comfortable lounge for drinks after dinner

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Uncle Chilli’s at Hilton PJ

Christmas Eve Dinner: RM120++ per person (including a glass of champagne)

Uncle Chilli’s Restaurant
Hilton Petaling Jaya
No. 2 Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel No.: +603-7955 9122 (ext 4063)
Website: www.zestpj.com

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  • December 19th, 2011 9:56 AM
    [SK]

    wow, very nice christmas menu!! hmmm, i don’t mind playing jenga with those turkey roulade, haha!! and the dessert looks superb, very interesting, hope it gave you a bombing flavorful taste to draw a perfect ending to your meal~~ :)

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    The dessert certainly was the bomb.. with a surprise buried inside! ;)

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  • December 19th, 2011 11:16 AM
    ken

    love the ambiance of the place! :)
    christmas is coming, the year is ending!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Me too.. it’s very private! Good for dining with your loved one ;)

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  • December 19th, 2011 11:20 AM
    Choi Yen

    Very eye-catching RED mocktail!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Haha ya strawberry!!

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  • December 19th, 2011 12:35 PM
    ericleeh

    wah…food look so awesome!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Taste awesome too! ;)

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  • December 19th, 2011 12:48 PM
    Nikel

    Chocolate Bomb with Wild Berries name sound exlcusive!

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  • December 19th, 2011 12:52 PM
    Sean

    the chocolate dessert looks very christmassy indeed! something that both kids and adults would adore! and i still haven’t had any turkey yet this month, so i’m anxiously awaiting my first bite of it for christmas, heheh. not sure where yet :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Hehe So many places to go for turkey! Maybe you can go for restaurant hopping just to have turkey :P

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  • December 19th, 2011 12:52 PM
    munkey

    i want to go back and have some moreeeee! haha…

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  • December 19th, 2011 12:57 PM
    kianfai87

    fuiyoh! >> “Ravioli filled with Alaska Crab in Lobster Bisque” this 1 very very jeng I believe lol XD

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  • December 19th, 2011 2:12 PM
    taufulou

    wow..very nice~

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  • December 19th, 2011 5:32 PM
    suituapui

    Yummmmm…nice! Price reasonable for a Christmas special.

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  • December 19th, 2011 6:50 PM
    Gratitude

    Wow, very nice dishes. The amuse bouche itself has gotten me salivating. You outdid yourself this time in photography *claps*
    +Ant+

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  • December 19th, 2011 10:18 PM
    foongpc

    Wow! I like the look of the dessert with snowflake and reindeers! So Christmassy! : )

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  • December 20th, 2011 9:50 AM
    Isaac Tan

    looks really fine! nice photos

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  • December 21st, 2011 9:29 AM
    ZestPJ

    Thank you! Eating with you was like waiting for the teacher to grade the master piece, as you chewed and tasted every bites carefully. :p

    Nevertheless, we enjoy your company and look forward to meeting you again!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    LOL! Really? I didn’t realize I chewed and tasted carefully :P Anyway, the meal was very enjoyable!! Definitely worth the price :)

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