Sunday, April 7, 2013
Magenta @ Publika
Dinner at Magenta was a unplanned visit - we wanted to eat somewhere else as we've bought the voucher but the redemption period has not started. Magenta was popped into mind as 'the place with a cool coffee machine displayed, let's try it'.
Magenta was running a dinner promotion for RM99.90, you get a starter, 2 mains and 2 drinks. We were attracted by the choice of mains: the Tuna Steak and Grilled Ribeye Steak as a peek into the ala carte menu revealed that both mains costs almost RM45 - 50 each, so the RM99.90 deal should be pretty worth it.
It's been awhile feasting on this French appetizer. My taste buds calls for more garlic but otherwise it's not too creamy and perfect for bread-gravy-licking.
Tuna steaks are not common in restaurants' menu, so it was a rare discovery that Magenta has Tuna Steak in its menu. The outcome of the big and generous piece of Tuna was a tad too cook as we would prefer to have it in Medium Rare but the waitress told us that it is only done in Medium Well. Some parts of it still spots pinkyness but not the pink middle that remains red and rare that we were expecting, like a tuna tataki. Generosity in portion is applauded though.
Grilled ribeye steak
Done medium rare
The meat counterpart to the tuna steak would of course be the real deal, real meat - the Ribeye. Requested to be done in Medium Rare, it was the opposite of the tuna steak. Some parts looked too red and rare but in actual fact consumable and was a satisfying piece of meat. The mains are handsome on the sides too - thick cut fries, sauteed mushrooms and salad.
Pink guava and lemonade
And a nice cold refreshing glass of fruit juice to wash all the protein down.
Publika Shopping Gallery,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Business hours: 11am - 11pm
* Visuals by iPhone 4
[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. Please don't sue me, I don't have money. Kthxbye.]