Lafite at Shangri-La KL is no stranger to most of us as this is arguably one of the city's best fine-dining place which has been around for many years. Last week, a friend and I didn't know where to go for dinner and then he suggested Lafite and I said why not because apparently Chef Damon Campbell has left and there's a new German chef in town.
Just a little info on Chef Georg Schröppel, he is the Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton, Guangzhou, one of China’s most prestigious fine dining establishments where his culinary talent was recognised with the presentation of “Best Restaurant in Town Award” by Talk Magazine prior to moving to Lafite. In 2007, he earned the Chef’s Master Craftsmen’s degree in Rothenburg, Germany, prior to which he spent time polishing his fine dining cooking skills in two- and three-star Michelin establishments such as the Residenz Heinz Winkler, Restaurant Waldhotel Sonnora in Germany and the French Laundry in the United States.
Complimentary appetiser of curry meat ball which was pretty interesting!
The new chef has lots of fish dishes in the menu. I had a feeling he aces in the seafood department. There's 2 choices of steak - the Australian Wagyu and the Angus and I chose the latter. In my opinion, an Angus always tasted better than a Wagyu when it comes to steaks. I didn't ask but it seemed that there isn't a degustation menu like my previous visit and I certainly didn't spot anymore foie gras dishes in there.
The Angus beef steak done Medium and at RM150, I think this is worth the money paid. The steak was done beautifully and it was juicy and tender. No excessive chewing needed. I was very happy! The portion was not too big and I get to finish it without feeling stuffed.
I still had room for dessert! No prize for guessing what I ordered. It has to be the Valrhona Chocolate Soufle (RM30) and this is served with marinated pineapple and vanilla bean ice-cream. I had to see if this soufle is better than Max's and to my surprise, this is equally good! The ice cream compliments the chocolate really well. I'm glad I ordered this.