Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Courtyard Garden, Damansara Heights

It was an extremely belated birthday dinner for Bollywood Queen and SL as none of us managed to fix a time meet up for dinner...
And one fine day, we did managed to have a get together, and SF suggested dinner at Courtyard. Tucked at a nice, quiet corner in Damansara Heights, Courtyard is a cosy place with lovely ambience, which I felt comfortable with, almost instantaneously. With the friendly-but-not-overtly-stifling waiters, we chose our seats and was promptly served with free drinks (complimentary for ladies on saturdays). The waiter took our orders and we started our hearty dose of gossiping and catching up while waiting for our food..
For starters, we had Unagi Rice croquet...As Courtyard serves mainly fusion food, I expected something different. It sure didn't disappoint, with the rice croquet served warm, it was delicious. The filling was short grain rice mixed with mince unagi, tuna (i think) and some sweet sauce (teriyaki?). Wrapped in seaweed and lightly battered with tempura, fried till golden brown, the flavours and texture were well balanced and complementing. I do find it rich tough, luckily we shared this.
Next was fried cheese mushroom. Looked like a dimsum dish on the exterior, the filling of oozing melted cheese and diced mushrooms wins my vote :)
SF had Aglio Olio Champignon. Medium sized portion, tasty, a lil heavy on the pepper but still ok.
Bollywood Queen decided to give the Eastern Lamb a shot...
Supposed to have been marinated with five types of oriental spices (or is it one type, ie, five spice powder?hmmm) and braised to perfection as described in the menu, I thought this was a rather plain dish as I have tasted better lamb shank.
SL had Auckland Teriyaki..The salmon was marinated with teriyaki sauce and served on a bed of garlic udon. I managed to steal a bite..hehe.. of the salmon, which was lip smacking, as the skin was crispy, but the meat was moist..
Last but not least, I had Miso Seabass... I throughly enjoyed this.. the seabass had the same texture as the salmon, crispy skin and moist meat, coated with some sweet(miso?) sauce. The baked scallops were good, fresh and springy texture. Loved the asparagus, just the right crunch to it. My only gripe was the sliced mushrooms, which was too buttery and sweet for my tastebuds to tolerate..
Desserts were hot chocolate pudding.. and bread and butter pudding.. both which i shall not comment much but to say..skip it!
We came to the consensus that most food was good, but Courtyard does real wicked fish dishes. Total bill was RM270.


What Julianne thinks?
Imaginative, relaxed and scrumptious

The Courtyard Garden is located at 10, Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights, KL. Opposite KPMG.

P/s: Hey guys, I'll be away for a short break and will be back next week. Won't be posting anything during my break. Till then, happy eating!

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16 Comments:

Blogger Xiu Long Bao said...

Heard dat this place is high class n really pricey :0 But from ur review, it seems that the food is quite good hoh?

11 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

xiu long bao, it's not very pricey (though it does looks expensive). pastas are in the RM20-ies while fish, poultry, lamb.. ranges from RM30+ to RM50. steaks and beef stuff a lil more than RM50 la..ya, i'm quite happy with most of the food we had that nite :)

11 April, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Everything looks so creatively presented.. and looks good!

11 April, 2007  
Anonymous Jungle Jerry said...

This place is good. The setting of the place is nice too. I'm not very selective when it comes to food, but i must say a meal there is definately worthwhile. Good to celebrate bdays/ valentine with your loved ones/ friends.

12 April, 2007  
Blogger tankiasu said...

Yea definitely looks good and nice. Might check it out during special occassions, not office lunch for sure. :P

12 April, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Yah, I agree with jungle jerry. Good place for a celebration, reasonable prices...great for a girls' night out. ;-)

12 April, 2007  
Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

Nice environment!! and fusion food?

12 April, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

A new place to me. Would luv to try those interesting starters. Do they have many other types?
Seems like it's d season to breakaway! Hope u have great fun.

13 April, 2007  
Blogger Kenny Mah said...

The Aglio Olio Champignon looks simple enough to execute at home --- garlic, oil, mushrooms and of course, your pasta of choice. My student days I used to make linguine aglio e olio all the time --- even simpler, just pasta, oil and garlic! Yum, yum...

13 April, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Have lots of fun! Heard good things abt this place too from my friends.

14 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jason: not only looks good..most of it tastes good too :)

jungle jerry: hi there! yeah, i liked the ambience, very cozy indeed

tankiasu: i was told that their set lunches starts at RM15..maybe you can check it out and let me know?

lemongrass: definitely good for girls' nite out..hahaha..we were rather noisy, but then again most of the tables were noisy too

kampungboycitygal: yes, mostly fusion. i did glanced through and saw wantan mee and spring rolls though..

tummythoz: i think there were around 8-10 starters in the menu, a nice range to choose frm. thanks, i did have a good break :)

boo: thanks..am back already frm my break, but think part of me is still there! hehehe

16 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

kenny, i missed out your comment! hehe..sorry mate! yup, the aglio olio champignon looks real simple, am sure you can whip one up :)

16 April, 2007  
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16 April, 2007  
Blogger Julian Si said...

Had a great meal :-) and really good service too!

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2008/07/courtyard-garden-damansara-heights.html

:-)

28 July, 2008  
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