Malaysia Dinner
Bailliage of Perak
Kuala Lumpur, June 7, 2018
Babe: 'japas' with a view
" we started with Champagne Laurent-Robert Blanc de blanc served from magnums "

For months, our committee had been waiting fervently to share our gorgeous discovery - Babe.

Chef Jeff Ramsey’s modernist Japanese-accented tapas ‘Japas’ fun dining venture is one of the exciting new restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Coupled with a panoramic view of the city, eleven floors up on top of a hill in the suburbs, dining is truly a sublime experience.

Most appropriate, and timely as well, for a tribute to our late Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique 2013-2017, Wendy Lewis, who had sadly passed away in April this year. In her years of duty, Wendy immaculately and efficiently organised our Chaîne dinners at the best venues in Malaysia. Without a doubt, she is truly a babe!

We were honoured that Wendy’s husband Ken, her son Mike, and her brother Wong Mun Ho joined our celebration. Wong Mun Ho having designed our Bailliage’s logo this was the perfect opportunity to thank him and present him with a lapel pin of it.

Closely following Babe’s current summer tasting menu, we started with Champagne Laurent-Robert Blanc de blanc served from magnums with these delightful seafood canapés:
- Hawaiian lomi-lomi salmon
- Bonito crisp
- Crispy Alaskan king crab airbread

Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique Olivier Di Tullio (of Château de Lafont) and Professionel du Vin Laurent Robert (of Delia Wines) provided the champagne for the reception and French wines for the dinner.

MENU

Artic surf clam chowder
potato foam, smoked coconut ‘bacon’, onion jam

Babendaz
Martell XO Cognac, foie gras, crispy monaka shell
Saint Joseph Blanc 2016
Domaine Monteillet (Rhône Valley)

Nanami MB9 Wagyu beef wrap
Korean konbu, shiso, sesame milk
Saint Joseph Rouge 2015 
Domaine Monteillet (Rhône Valley)

Grilled wild saba chirashi
seasonal Japanese vegetables

Black buttered cod
pickled mustard seeds, dried black mushroom teri, broccoli, kale
Pouilly-Fuissé 2015
Domaine Robert-Denogent (Burgundy)

Roast quail
duck fat fried sunchoke, roasted barley jus, clove perfume
Chateau Lafond 2009 (Bergerac)

Strawberry shortcake
liquid shortbread cookie, strawberry sponge, pickled rose
Calvados

After dinner, members and guests relaxed enjoying conversation and dancing to Wendy Lewis’ favourite songs playing against the backdrop of the shimmering lights of Kuala Lumpur.

Irene Chen
Vice-Chargée de Presse