Dinner at Lafite is only partially about the food. Mostly, you come here for the experience, especially when the menu was designed around the five elements of nature – wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Curated by Chef Olivier Pistre from Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the implementation of those five elements in French cuisine was an interesting take as it involved a 3-course dinner that was multi-sensorial.
“The cuisine is based on fresh, top quality produce prepared in a traditional fashion but drawing on the latest techniques. I want to create an imaginary type of dish to provide a sensitive, generous and fully emotional dining experience,” says Chef Olivier.
Here’s the rundown of what your evening will look like should you decide to try this limited time only 3-course menu:
The first thing you do here is you’ll plug in your details and date of birth in a tablet provided at the front counter to determine what your element is. The waiter will then guide you to your table where you’ll find out what your 3-course dinner will be based on your element. Wood was our element and our menu reads something like this – a choice of Escargot Cromesquis (RM63) or Thai Salad & Spicy Shrimp (RM63) for Starter, Corn Fed Chicken Stuffed with Black Truffle (RM158) or Atlantic Sea Bream (RM158) for Mains and Artisanal Cheese from France (RM42) for Dessert.