If you have never heard of Tangerine @ THE FACE Suites KL, you’re missing out a lot! Located on the Sky Deck (Level 51) of THE FACE Suites KL, Tangerine is one of the best rooftop fine dining restaurant in Kuala Lumpur with an amazing skyline view of Kuala Lumpur. Do try to come before 6.30pm to catch the colors of sunset.
Tangerine @ THE FACE Suites KL
The mastermind behind the menu curation and kitchen lead is Chef Siti Arini Darsom, an award winning chef who have gained a lot of popularity in these recent years. One of the awards include ‘Winner of the Golden Chef Award for the Most Outstanding Western Cuisine 2018’ from MIGF.
Tangerine focuses in modern western cuisine in its fine dining menu, which is more inclined towards French and Italian since it is Chef Siti Arini Darsom’s forte. Using fresh ingredients and innovative flavors combined with modern cooking technique, you are all set for a delightful dining journey.
We had the 6-Course Set Dinner which is affordably priced at RM438 nett per person. With such views, ambiance and food, in fact, it’s a steal! Their menu rotates every quarterly. I will share on the dishes I’ve tried, but for those that I didn’t try, I’ll just let you see how it looks like 😉
Carpaccio of Halloumi
For appetizer, we had Carpaccio of Halloumi. The robust taste of Halloumi paired very well with Kohirabi (German turnip), dehydrated black grape, pickled petal, wild fern, and fennel seed dressing on the top.
Foie Gras Au Torchon
Out of 2 selections, I chose Foie Gras Au Torchon – it was prepared using a cooking technique where seasoned foie gras was wrapped and then poached. It came out very flavorful, I suggest you to try it with and without the truffle butter because you will be able to note the difference if you do so. ‘Acar’ fig was served along for a local twist. I also loved the crunchy pistachio cranberry biscotti on the side.
Roasted Butternut Squash Puree
Roasted Butternut Squash Puree was done so perfectly, so tasty! Crab fritter, smoked herring roe and olive creme brought this dish’s taste up a notch.
Grilled Octopus Tentacle
Absolutely love how the grilled octopus tentacle was presented and prepared. It was grilled until light brown, arranged precisely and elegantly with asparagus confit, courgette (zucchini) pearl, and Roma tomato concasse that harmonizes perfectly in my mouth.
House-cured duck ham, morel, truffle froth, pecorino romano
Home-Made Palate Cleanser
Before we moved on to the main course, it is crucial to cleanse our palate in order to taste the dishes properly.
½ Maine Lobster (Additional charge at RM100)
Cos heart, browned red radish, Catalan picada
Japanese Wagyu (Additional charge at RM100)
If Japanese Wagyu is your thing, this is the dish for you. My Japanese Wagyu was prepared medium, with Russet pave, balsamic glaze endive and beetroot marmalada for a contrast of flavors.
300 days Grain Fed Wagyu Cheek
6 hours slow cooked, shallot merlot, baby yam, sesame pea mousse
Free Range Lamb Rump
Sumac dust, soft parsnip, rosemary Brussels sprout, clove jus
Quinoa crunch, candied onion, mustard seed lettuce, red pepper oil
Selection of French Cheese
Indulged in a selection of French Cheese with house-baked ‘croute’, toasted wild nuts, grapes, berries and New Zealand honeycomb. Just heavenly!
Local farmed fig, almond bavarois, pistachio sorbet
True to its name, Chocolate Luxe appeared to be really luxurious with edible gold dust. As you break the chocolate, you will find tangerine jello which balances the taste of ‘opalys’ chocolate semifreddo. At the bottom of this chocolate ball is pecan croquant (a type of French crisp).
Before the night ends, we indulged in a variety of Bonbons, a French word that means “(hard) candy” and literally “good good”. That’s a good end to the night!
Throughout the whole course, white wine and red wine were served to us to pair with the right food for maximum enjoyment of our palate. Apart from that, there are also many servings of amuse-bouche (French for mouth amuser) from the chef to tease your palate. These complementary little bites are chef’s selections and will differ each time you are there.
Tangerine has won my heart as a highly recommended place for fine dining in KL.
If you’re planning to celebrate Christmas at Tangerine, they are offering 3 types of Christmas set dinner menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Remember to book in advance via their website or phone call to avoid disappointment!
You can view their usual food menu and Christmas Menu here: http://www.tangerinekl.com/menu
Tangerine Rooftop Fine Dining Restaurant
Level 51 (Sky Deck), THE FACE Suites KL,
1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2168 1670 / +6012 226 1020
Opening Hours: Daily 6pm – 11pm