A Christmas Menu plus The New Delicious Menu
With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is looking forward to a feast of Christmas flavours and indulgence. Delicious’ CEO, Steve Allen, has created a new Delicious menu in conjunction with their A Delicious Christmas specials available at all their six Delicious outlets starting December 2015.
No stranger in our F&B scene, Delicious, owed by Eastern & Oriental Group, started out as a tearoom at 1 Utama Shopping Centre back in 2004. It has long grown in many ways from expanding its menu to a wholesome spread of dishes as well as its famous dessert menu. Today, The Delicious Group has a chain of 6 Delicious and 3 Simply d Cafes as well as a catering service in the Klang Valley.
We visited the original 1 Utama Shopping Centre Delicious Café one weekend for a taste of their Christmas menu as well as their new Delicious menu. The café is cosy with a very relax and stylish ambiance. Themed in their signature turquoise blue interior throughout the café, there are also the quirky birdcages and stylized trees that represents the cafes’ signature looks.
First up, the Delicious Christmas Menu!
Roasted Turkey Breast & Stuffed Leg with Cranberries, Roasted Vegetables in Chili & Herbs
CEO and Chef Steve Allen and team is serving up their version of the classic roast turkey with a creative touch. Diners can enjoy the Roasted Turkey Breast & Stuffed Leg with Cranberries, Roasted Vegetables in Chili & Herbs (RM36.50) at all Delicious outlets this festive month. Presented simply with minimal touches and allowing the turkey to be the center of attention, it was a lovely plate at sight.
Turkey is prepared two ways with the breast being roasted and the dark meat of the leg is stuffed into a roulade. The breast meat is beautifully tender and moist, the roulade tasted even better with its richer dark meaty notes and delicate stuffing. The bed of tender roasted potatoes, carrots and Brussel sprouts are yummy too. Coupled with a beautiful dark and robust turkey jus and fruity tangy cranberry sauce, this plate rocked in flavours and textures.
One can also order the whole Roasted Turkey Breast Y& Stuffed Leg with Cranberries, Roasted Vegetables in Chili & Herbs for your party. A 5-6kg turkey with all the trimmings are priced at RM445. This is available till 28 December 2015. A minimum of 3 working days (excluding public holidays & weekends) advance notice are required.
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Creamed Mushrooms, Asparagus & Roasted Vegetables
Next festive dish to be savored was a classic of Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Creamed Mushrooms, Asparagus & Roasted Vegetables (RM50). Cooked to your preference, the beef fillet was tender and paired so well with the creamy mushroom sauce. I enjoyed the earthy notes of the chunks of mushrooms as well as the charred asparagus. It’s a dish that carnivores will definitely enjoy.
Salmon Gravadlax with Walnut, Lemon & Horseradish Salad
Salmon is always a crowd pleaser and Chef Allen has dishes up his version of Salmon Gravadlax with Walnut, Lemon & Horseradish Salad (RM18.50). The lightly salty cured salmon was creamy and quite the indulgence. It was balanced up with a light tossing of romaine lettuce, walnuts and herb in a citrusy lemon dressing with a horseradish kick.
Mincemeat Crumble Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
For a Christmas sweet ending, there is the Mincemeat Crumble Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM14.50). Mincemeat pie is a classic British favorite during this festive holiday. A creative twist had us enjoying a slice of warm and spiced up mincemeat pie topped with a streusel of buttery crumbles together with a contrasting hit of cold vanilla ice cream. It definitely reminds me of Christmas with all the aroma of the spices and sweet notes. Recommended to share as it is very rich…
A Delicious Christmas starts on 14 December for a limited period up till the 31 December 2015. Along with the festive menu, Delicious also has a Christmas Takeaway menu filled with Roasted Turkey Crown, Beef Wellington Tenderloin, Roasted Stuffed Leg of Lamb, Baked Fillet of Salmon and more as well as a list of festive desserts for your Christmas Parties at home. For takeaway menu, a three day advance notice is required.
Besides the Christmas Menu, Chef Allen has revamped his menu to introduce his latest New Delicious Menu from all his recent travels to UK and Barcelona, Spain.
Crunchy Chicken Wing with a Sesame & Seaweed Crust, Mustard Mayonnaise
Kicking of the new 16 dishes list is a few appetizers, starting with Crunchy Chicken Wing with a Sesame & Seaweed Crust, Mustard Mayonaise (RM18). A unique touch with the seaweed crusts but the wings are so tasty. It is very crunchy on the crust and soft and moist on the flesh. I do like this with the mustard mayonnaise as it added a zesty note to it.
Pumpkin Risotto Balls with Mushrooms & Rosemary Risotto Balls with Pesto Mayonnaise
I love the Pumpkin Risotto Balls with Mushrooms & Rosemary Risotto Balls with Pesto Mayonnaise (RM13.50) so much, I polished quite a few of these that day. Crispy golden crust that unveiled creamy soft and tasty risotto rice stuffed with lots of earthy mushrooms. It is very rich and I do like the pesto mayo that gave the heavy and luscious rice ball a fresh herb taste. Best for sharing unless you are a big risotto fan like me…
Duck Arrabiata Linguine in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Black Olives, Capers & Parsley
Chef Allen was definitely inspired by visit to Barcelona and though heavy hearted, he replaced a Delicious signature of Confit Suck Spaghettini with his new creation of Duck Arrabiata Linguine in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Black Olives, Capers & Parsley (RM29.50). The result is a fresh and gorgeous plate of slow cooked shredded duck coked in rich and robust tomato sauce pumped up with olives, capers and parsley. The flavours are rich and has a little heat factor. It’s also very hearty and certainly makes you want to eat more.
Roasted Pumpkin, Coconut & Beef Serunding Salad in a Spicy Lime Dressing
Salads are what Delicious is famous for when they started out. So many diners do tend to visit Delicious for their fresh and creative salads. New to the salad list is Roasted Pumpkin, Coconut & Beef Serunding Salad in a Spicy Lime Dressing (RM26.50). Taking our local dish and jazzing up with creamy and nutty roasted pumpkins, fresh cuts of papaya, crisp greens and a generous sprinkling of beef serunding in a spicy tangy dressing showed us that there no boundaries to a delicious salad. It’s interesting as it has savory, sweet, tangy and freshness of flavours that is a bit unusual but nevertheless enjoyable.
Chicken, Avocado & Pine Nut Wrap with Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan & Cucumber
For light lunches, try their latest Chicken, Avocado & Pine Nut Wrap with Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan & Cucumber (RM28). Wholesome, light and definitely tasty with the lean grilled chicken, creamy avocado, nutty pine nuts and all the rest of the fresh vegetables.
Chocolate, Coconut & Pecan Cake
Desserts are a must, especially when they all sound so amazing on the menu. Visit their cakes showcase chiller and you will also have a tough choice in selecting just one. This beauty of Chocolate, Coconut & Pecan Cake (RM14.50) looks and taste divine.
Pineapple, Watermelon, Passionfruit & Lychee Sundae
Else go for a fully loaded sundae of Pineapple, Watermelon, Passionfruit & Lychee Sundae (RM16). A tall icy and creamy treat of ice cream with lots of fresh fruits that will have everyone digging in with gusto!
Coconut Cake with Fresh Thai Coconut
If you are ever at Delicious, you must and I reiterate, must try their signature Coconut Cake with Fresh Thai Coconut (RM13.50). The fluffy and creamy cake has such a wonderful coconut flavour and every bite melts like a sweet dream on the palate.
Enjoy thirst quenching beverages of Apple & Mint Lemonade (RM13.50) and Rose Lychee Frostie (RM12.50) with your meal!
There is a lot happening at Delicious this month and moving forward. Catch their BUY 1 FREE 1 promotions happening every Monday and Tuesday as well as a new Tapas inspired menu featuring 10 small dishes showcasing from January to March. Visit their Website and Facebook for more details of the promotions and the locations of the Delicious outlets.
Lot G316, Ground Floor, One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing),
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7724 1086
MON-THU: 11am - 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
FRI & SAT: 10am-10.30pm (last order 9.30pm)SUN & PH: 10am - 10pm (last order 9.30pm)