Today was the last day of Oil and Gas Asia 2007 (OGA 2007) Exhibition at KL Convention Centre and I managed to squeeze in some time to visit. I also made plans to meet up with 3 major clients for lunch. We went to Pacifica Grill, Mandarin Oriental Hotel which was just next door to KL Convention Centre.
We were given complimentary signature bread - warm and crisp-on-the-outside multi-grain bread. They have dried apricots in them too, giving the bread a slight tang.
We were asked to choose other breads from the bread basket - I picked the sesame soft roll but forgot to eat it. I was paying a lot of attention to the discussion that I wasn't focusing on the food. So bad.... I did finish my slice of the multi-grain bread though.
Crustacean Soup (RM42.00) - So light and delicious!! Yea, am partial to soups. As the conversation became less serious, I could put a bit of focus back onto my lunch.
Green Salad (RM48.00) - The vegetarian-on-Friday-client liked this - look at the generous shavings of cheese! - it also has cucumber spaghetti under the salad.
1/2 Boston Lobster (RM138.00) - who doesn't like lobster? It was done just right - still juicy and soft and the flesh thoroughly pre-separated for me so that I didn't have to battle with the shell. I didn't like the asparagus/pomelo soupy thingy in the shot-like glass... the pomelo made it bitter.... and the crackers were pretty tasteless and no longer crispy...likely there for decor only.
Polenta with yam frites (RM48.00) - for the vegetarian-on-Friday-client. She finished this except for some of the yam fries.
Griled Halibut with Unagi Ravioli (RM84.00) - said the ravioli was tasteless - fish was wiped clean but the pasta left behind. Client said fish was fresh. Chicken Supreme (RM88.00) - The client liked the chicken but apparently she is not a fan of zucchini - see the yellow and green zucchini weave to cover the chicken?
Complimentary sweets - mainly chocolates
I would say Pacifica Grill's service was excellent but price was way too high (like 2 Perrier+3 Evian for RM60 before tax and service charge! - after all, its a hotel restaurant.... ) for most of its offerings.
I remember its food was much better when I went there in January this year. If we didn't need the peace and quiet, I would have picked somewhere else but alas! it was Friday and there was an exhibition going on, so KLCC was totally packed with people at lunch time.