Miyazaki Beef Promotion at The Foundry - Southern Sun Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Despite sauces which include Sesame and soy glaze and Ginger, mirin and honey soy sauce, I refuse a sauce. This is again an occasion where I am definitely going in pure. Not long after, my beef is served. In the pic below, the rib eye is on the left and tenderloin on the right.
My wine, the 2012 Stonehedge Merlot from California pleasantly surprises me with its full roundedness. Its ruby red colour captures me as it is poured and the berry elements on my palate make it a good choice all round - taste and price.
Having dessert after this is almost criminal because I want that beefy taste to linger, but I give in to my devilish craving. When it is placed before me, I see something playful and colourful, but also rich in aroma - the chocolate fondant's aroma is inescapable. Deconstructed cheesecake, Chocolate fondant and vanilla bean ice cream make up this balanced selection of desserts. I love the way they are presented on white chocolate spray on a black stone plate. The chocolate fondant has the obligatory decadent melting centre, with chocolate that oozes out sensuously. Mango and raspberry sauce are generous on the plate, while fresh raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and red currants balance all the sweetness.
Southern Sun Hotel,