Why the unusual title, you may ask? Well last weekend marked the opening of a new bistro and restaurant called EurAsia at Damansara Heights. As implied by the name, this bistro serves a fusion of European and Asian cuisines coupled with wine and spirits. The night started with the opening ceremony by the owner, graced by the presence of several local celebrities including Amber Chia, Chui Ling, Stella Chung and Dennis Lau. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was nothing short of colourful and joyous, especially for the proud owner Raymond.
Colourful opening ceremony
Raymond popping the champagne
I don’t know about you, but I thought it was quite a touching moment to witness the event, especially for Raymond who was presenting his baby to the public for the first time. To make it more memorable, it turned out that it was also his birthday that night!
Amber and Raymond with dancers
Dancers during the opening ceremony
Being invited as part of the media, I was fortunate to get the chance to dine with the celebrities on their first night of operation, in a private room. Hence, the title. 🙂 Be warned of more human pictures in this post! 😉
with Alan Yun
with Chui Ling
Amber Chia and family
with Malaysia’ top model Amber Chia
Enough about the stars, let’s talk about the food served that night. It was a 4-course meal with either red or white wine to pair with. The first dish was Mixed Salad Greens and Asian Seaweed topped with Wafu Dressing which was colourful as well as healthy. If I had it my way, I would have done away with the onions, but that’s just me. 🙂
Mixed Salad Greens and Asian Seaweed topped with Wafu Dressing
The second dish received unanimous praises from the table, particularly the Pan-Seared Foie Gras which had a slightly crispy texture at the edges but a melting soft and rich interior. The balance of heat during the grilling process was perfect and the lovely sauce on top just complemented the taste really well.
Pan-seared Foie Gras with Volcano Maki
When the lovely trio of dishes appeared next, it was such a feast to the eye and the nose that I almost thought it too pretty to eat! Among this three, the most outstanding had to be the Grilled Lamb Rack. It was conveniently wrapped around the bone so we ate with our fingers! The rack of lamb was slightly charred on the sides, but a bite into it revealed tender and juicy meat that was bursting with flavour. It was gorgeous.
Surf & Turf with Pan-seared Salmon, Grilled Lamb Rack and Jumbo Fried Prawn
Last but not least, another trio of desserts. It seems like this restaurant liked things in 3’s eh? 😉 The homemade coconut ice-cream was smooth and creamy, with plenty of dessicated coconut that made it all the more fragrant. I was more interested in the layer cake, which in fact, was a mille crepe cake. Loved the many layers of crepe sandwiching the smooth and decadent cream in between.
Homemade coconut ice-cream served with Rum Raisin layered cake & mix fruits
Even though there were some hiccups in the arrangement of the dinner, just by judging on the food alone, I’d say they did pretty good for an opening night. I’m definitely going back for more of that lamb rack.
EurAsia Bar and Bistro
EurAsia Bar & Bistro
Unit No. 50-G-1, Ground Floor,
Wisma UOA Damansara Heights,
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel No.: +(603) 2095 2235/ 2236
Opening Hours: Daily except Sunday (11.00am to 02.00am)