Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Morganfield’s: Presenting The Iberico Baby Back Rib!


The Iberico Oink Arrives at the Home of the Sticky Bones!






Mention ribs and I am thrilled, mention baby back pork ribs and I am ecstatic, mentioned Iberico baby back pork ribs and my heart may miss a few beats. Jumping on the bandwagon of the Iberico fame, Morganfield’s, Home of the Sticky Bones is proud to present their latest menu of succulent Spanish Iberico Baby Back Ribs.


Morganfield’s is not called the home of the sticky bones for no reason. Serving up their signatures of ribs, carnivores will be delighted at the varieties of ribs and racks available at all Morganfield’s outlets together with other dishes. There are currently five outlets with three in city here and two in Penang.


The restaurant runs on the concept of American casual dining with a Southern hospitality charm. Combining the best of soul food and music, Morganfield’s is set to please hungry carnivores with their signature ‘Sticky Bones’ and great music. Morganfield’s goes smart comfort in their interiors, making full use of wood, bricks, warm lightings and unfinished touches with lots of groovy posters. Different sections of each outlet set different moods and there are plenty of big and small tables to cater to everyone. As they always say, great food is meant to be shared so Morganfield’s is perfect for big groups of dining.

Iberico, the famed Iberian black pig is native to the Iberian Penisula (Portugal and Spain).It’s rise in recent gastronomic industry is due to its remarkable flavours from its dark and beautifully marble meat that is lusciously tender. Morganfield’s import all their Iberico baby back ribs from Spain.






A bunch of foodies met at Morganfield’s largest outlet at eCurve a few weeks back for a taste of Iberico baby back ribs. As soon as we arrive, we ordered our chilled and blended coolers, a signature of the restaurant. Seen here are Berry Easy, Mango & Lime Lassi, Begonia and Cucumber, Apple & Mint Spritz. I managed to taste all four and let me tell you, these are super refreshing and absolutely delish. Besides these, the restaurant has a long list of other beverages with plenty of giggle juices.






The appetizer list is pretty much attractive and pays homage to the American favorites with an European twist like Pork Sausage Platter, Bacon Wrapped Meat Balls, Chili Cheese Nachos, Spicy Chicken Wings, Russet Potato Skins and more. We had the Onion Blossom (RM14.90), a blooming bouquet of a large white onion breaded, deep fried and served with BBQ mayo. The onion is thoroughly enjoyable as we picked on each petal of sweet soft and crispy onion, every petal beautifully golden and light. I couldn’t get enough of this and had to stop myself since it was only the starter of the night.






Then we dived head on to a sea of ribs, from beef to lamb to pork. Making a glamorous entrance is the new Iberico baby back ribs that come with two different marinades. Go Jack Daniels Glazed Iberico Baby Back (RM49.90 per slab) or Jim Beam BBQ Iberico Baby Back (RM49.90 per slab), both comes with coleslaw and French Fries or Onion Rings.


The Jack Daniels Glazed Iberico Baby Back is sweeter and oozed with deep richness of caramelized flavours. I loved these ribs a lot. It is certainly the king of all glazes as the balance of savory with good dose of rich sweetness will have everyone sucking the ribs happily.

The Jim Beam BBQ Iberico Baby Back is also pretty good with less sweetness than the previous one. This one has a light tangy note and is smothered in lots of BBQ sauce. The ribs are succulent, tender and definitely very moreish as it has fully taken on the marinades throughout the cooking process. After tasting this again, I am reminded why I would pay for the premium Spanish black pig.


Next up, Lamb Rack Ribs in Garlicky BBQ (RM54.90 per slab) showcase trimmed lamb rack ribs slow cooked for hours before completed on the hot grill with your choice of sauces of Hickory BBQ, Garlicky BBQ, Smoked Peppercorn, Spicy Asian BBQ and Plain & Served with Mint Sauce. The lamb ribs are so tender and moist. It’s well-trimmed till pretty lean and an order gets you four thick rack ribs served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetables. Kudos to the house made red skin mashed potatoes as it can only mean that this is made with the real McCoy spud and not some powder stuff.


The Garlicky BBQ sauce paired so well with the lamb. I prefer this Lamb Rack Ribs over the coming Beef Ribs. Both ribs are also imported for better quality.


Then came huge chunk of Beef Ribs (RM54.90 per slab) served with French Fries and Coleslaw. Choose your choice of sauce for the ribs. We had the Hickory BBQ sauce on the beef ribs. Though the Beef Ribs is well cooked and the sauce is delicious, I just seemed to prefer the pork and lamb ribs. The beef ribs didn’t take on the flavour component as well as the other pork and lamb ribs. Plus point, this one has loads of meat for big eaters.








Morganfield’s also has three types of ribs sampler meant for sharing. Now I knew these are huge platters but when it arrive, I was still pretty stoke at its gargantuan portion of the Ribs Sampler (RM179.90), which consisted of three ½ slab of Spare Ribs with your choice of sauce, Grilled Footlong Farmer’s Bratwurst Sausage, Grilled Thuringer Sausage, Grilled Hungarian Sausage, Garden Salad, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Corn Bread and French Fries. These will feed 3 to 4 hungry diners or more than 4 small eaters.


We had the Spicy Asian BBQ Spare Ribs, Garlicky BBQ Spare Ribs and Smoked Peppercorn Spare Ribs. These are the original signatures of Morganfield’s. Its meaty, its tender, its well-cooked and flavoured. I had a great time enjoying these ribs despite me being full. My favorite sauce has to be the Garlicky BBQ because of its robust garlicky and sweet notes. The Asian Spicy BBQ is pretty good to as it is catered to those who love heat flavours.


All three sausages are very good and everyone agreed that evening. We also really enjoyed the corn bread for its light and fluffy texture and flavours.


The other two platters are The Carnivore (RM139.90) and Ocean Madness (RM159.90) offering a mix of Spare Ribs and Sausages with Poultry or Seafood. Besides ribs, there are also Steaks & Chops, Seafood, Poultry, Glam Burgers, Sandwich, Tacos and Dessert.


Dinner that evening was pretty satisfying! It’s been awhile since I had ribs and these are delicious. I do like the vibe at Morganfield’s as it certainly has the best combination of great ribs and music. 







Get rewarded with FREE Onion Blossom eCoupon! Participate in Morganfield’s "Be Part of our Wall of Sticky Bones®" activity! Simply submit you best moments on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #ilovestickybones and email the photo to the email in the photo. T&C applies.



MORGANFIELD’S

eCurve
G25, Ground Floor,
No. 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603-7722 2414

Pavilion KL
C4.03.00, Level 4,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2141 3192

Publika
Lot 26, Ground 3,
1 Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: ~+603-62119958

Gurney Paragon
G-01, Level 1, Persiaran Gurney,
10250, Gurney, Penang
Tel: +604-226 2487

Queensbay Mall
GF-38, Ground Floor,
100 Persiaran Bayan Indah,
11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Tel: +604-643 5049


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival – MIGF 2014 Gala Launch



A Red Feast with Red Hot Chefs!






I love October! It’s a month filled with big feasts, beer and lots of fun. Back with a big bang again, the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2014 is back for the full festive month of October. Themed ‘Red Hot Chefs’, this year it’s all about the many outstanding chefs from the country’s best restaurants all set out to tantalize many gourmands with their specially created MIGF 2014 Festive Menus.


From 1 to 31 October, 2014, make sure to check out all the participating restaurants showcasing truly unique MIGF Festive Menus at exclusive Festival prices.


A recent invite to the Taste MIGF that took place from 26 to 28 September, 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre reminded me of how much excitement and fun it is since I was last there in 2012.This year, the MIGF 2014 is still carried out in style and grandeur all the way at the Gala Launch. Set up with many partners and vendors, the MIGF 2014 Gala Launch has many activities and information for everyone.


Besides the gala launch and Taste MIGF, gourmands can also shop at the Epicure International Gourmet Village where plenty of artisans and purveyors of the finest gourmet food, wines, cigar, and much more of the F&B industry showcase their produce and goods.


Since it was a media preview on the 26 October, members of the media and bloggers get a sneak preview of the Theatre of Cuisines before guests arrives. The Theatre of Cuisines is where the Festival restaurants are showcased and guests can buy ‘Gourmet Dollars’ and enjoy a ‘Super Gourmet Safari’ sampling creations of the MIGF menu serve up in tasting portions. The tasting portions allow guests to taste as many dishes from all the participating restaurants as possible.

Set with lots of charming candlelights in the low light room, there are also live music and many entertainers to exude the festive fiesta ambience that evening. The evening had all the Red Hot Chefs and their culinary team showcases their cuisine in their creative restaurant setup.


The Gala Launch had YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin  ibni Tunku Ja’afar and YBhg Dato’ Steve Day officially launching the Taste MIGF that evening together with the Red Hot Chefs with a big bang.


The many faces of the evening from chefs to honorary guests!








Here are all the tasting dishes of all the participating restaurants that evening in no particular order.


A LI YAA ISLAND RESTAURANT & BAR

Apam, Fish Cutlet, Prawn with Kottu





CHARCOAL BY THE SAUJANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Begedil Ayam, Charcoal Grilled South Australian Beef Braised Short Ribs, Popiah Basah and Vanilla Rice Custard





CUISINE GOURMET BY NATHALIE

Veal Tenderloin, Pan Seared French Foie Gras, Tuna Tataki, Macaron, Mango & Passion Fruit Delight, White & Gold Chocolate Sphere





GRILL 582 BY BEST WESTERN PREMIER DUA SENTRAL

Grilled Australian Short Rib, Cured Duck Breast with Asian Spices and Semifreddo Goat Cheese





GRAZE BY HILTON KUALA LUMPUR

Graze Classic Bouillabaisse Soup, Marinated Lamb and Duck Rillette





CHYNNA BY HILTON KUALA LUMPUR

Homemade Almond Mousse, Steamed Omega Tiger Grouper and Stewed Australian Short Ribs with Wincarnis Medicated Wine





CHAMBERS BAR & GRILL BY HILTON KUALA LUMPUR

Charcoal Grilled Wagyu Beef, Certified Angus Porterhouse Dry Aged and Robatayaki Grilled Baby Snapper Fillet





SEASONAL TASTE BY THE WESTIN LANGKAWI

Pan Seared Tuna with Wasabi Mayo on Cucumber Salad Lumpfish Caviar, Double Salmon Sushi Balls with Roe and Chocolate Mille-Feuille of Roselle Mousse





MAISON FRANCAISE

Crab Meat Tart, Foie Gras Ballotine and Seared King Tiger Prawn





LA SCALA

Italian Cheese Burrata with Tomato Sorbet, Cappucino Soft Boiled Egg with Italian Truffles & Parmesan Foam and Tiramisu with Fresh Cacao





MARINI’S ON 57

Cavatelli Rucola E Pomodorini and Truffle Risotto





MARBLE 8

Wagyu Hot Dog, Salsiccia Sausage, Mini Burger and  Smoked Beef Tongue





NEO TAMARIND

Chicken Liver Terrine Tart, Beef Tartare with Strawberry & Garlic Chip and Blow Torched Tuna





IMPERIAL RAMA BY MAXIMS

Chilean Sea Bass with Fruit & Vegetable Salad, Braised Lobster with Castle Ramen and Red Date Layered Cake





THE OLIVE BY GENTING GRAND

Duck Liver, 1’Pin Lamb Rack and Almond & Chocolate Spice





L’TITUDE RESTAURANT BAR & LOUNGE BY GENTING GRAND

Sizzling Red Hot Seafood, Smoked Veal Tenderloin with Marinated Red Amera Tomato, Spanish Cod Brandade with Red Romesco Sauce and Warm Almond Chocolate Cake





SIGNATURE BY THE HILL

New York Striploin, Signature Summer Salad and Signature Cendol





SAMPLINGS ON THE FOURTEENTH BY BERJAYA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Smoked Duck Breast, Chargrilled Wagyu Steak and Valrhona Chocolate Brownies, Hazelnut Mousse & Passion Fruit Ice Cream





NOOK BY ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL

Sambal Beef Tongue & Tendon, Marinated Sea Conch and Chicken Noodle Soup





TANZINI BY GTOWER

Giant Tiger Grouper, French Snails and 28 Day Aged Striploin





MINORI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Chinmi Maki, Salmon Sashimi, Salmon Salad and Hajuku Cheese Cake





TEN JAPANESE FINE DINING

Wagyu Potato Croquette, Seafood Okonomi Yaki, Foie Gras Mousse with Beet Root Mango Chutney, Maccha Tiramisuand Dark Chocolate Tart





DYNASTY BY RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR

Chilled Mini Abalone, Hot and Spicy Hokkaido Scallop and Clam and Three Treasure Dumplings





SAGANO BY RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR

Salmon Cheese, Pan Seared Wagyu Sirloin and Salmon Sashimi





NEROVIVO

Pizza Caprese and Pizza Bufalina





ZENDER’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

Pan Seared Tiger Prawns, Creamy Honeyed Green Cod and Aromatic Cigar Infused Pudding Red Wine Caviar with Blue Berries





BUNGA EMAS AND L’HERITAGE BY THE ROYALE CHULAN KUALA LUMPUR

Slow Poached Salmon, Simply Baked Black Angus, Duet of Chocolate







For more information about the participating restaurants, visit the festival website at www.migf.com and www.tastemigf.com

Website: www.migf.com

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