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Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Garden Food Romance Tale @ Garden Lifestyle Store & Cafe, The Curve

Let me begin my first chapter ...
  • I told Yve long time back that how nice if our marriage reception was held in an open Garden concept but worry it was too hot and costly too. Then I told her, we should dine one day in a Garden area ... her straight answer was 'No, scared raining and hot if dine in the noon and worry bout mosquito if were to dine at night'.
  • I totally received her message. It was changed when I bumped into this place ....


Let my food story tale begins ...

  • First Chapter - The Garden Introduction ... Inspired by lifestyle gardens around the world, the cafe is based on a romantic garden concept.


The signage ...


Diners are surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants with green ... Should you feel like taking back a little bit of the garden atmosphere home, you can purchase artificial plants and flowers too for decoration.


A very like English Garden feel ...


The flower looks so real ...


Spacious dining area in the inside with garden ambience


For those who love the fresh air outside, this is the best place to dine @ ...


There is even a piano set which forms the restaurant centerpiece. Oh yes, the piano is not for display only, in fact they have a pianist playing thru out the night ...

Love the music played by the Pianist ...


The restaurant's interior is equally beautiful and would lead one's mind to before that they are dining in an English cottage.


What is the bird chirpping outside of the cage? Love their decorations in here ...


Fully decorated with greenery plants and flowers to give the real Garden dining experience ...


Selections of wines available ...


We would like to say thanks to Tracy (owner) for the special invite to review on the foods. Thanks to Ken for the extended invite to me. On that night, we love to chat with Tracy as she is friendly and down to earth kind of person ... she emphasize a lot on QC on the foods and drinks served to the customer ...


Oh yeah baby ... it's Wine time ... our wine glasses are ready to be poured in ...


Chilled the wine first ...


I love this French Wine a lot - Penley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Phoenix 2007 ... very rich and deep with a bit of spice and a distinct cherry essence.


Cheers ... for good health and wealth ...


I love this White Wine a lot - Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc les Princes Abbés 2006 ... the taste was supple and fruity, it can be used whenever a white wine is called for. Easy to drink on all occasions.
  • Time to move on to the next tale of the story - The Friends

Remember all this faces here ... we are hardcore beer, wine and liquor drinker ... had so much great time chit chatting at this nice environment ...


Top pic: Sunny with the beautiful ladies ... Below Pic: Ah Chai and Sidney enjoying the fresh oyster so much ... we had 3 dozens of oyster ... YUMMY!
  • This is the exciting chapter - The Food ... be warned, this will be longest food pictures post in my blog post history ... get ready your towel as handkerchief is too small to wipe your saliva off ...


Classic Caesar Salad (RM 11.90) - Romaine lettuce with crispy crouton, grated parmesan cheese, bacon bits and caesar dressing ...


Thai Mango Chicken Salad (RM 12.90) - Chef's secret Thai chili dip, mixed salad topped with sliced chicken and mango.


Smoked Salmon Salad (RM 13.90) - Garden fresh salad with smoked salmon & deep fried spring roll skin.


Chef's Homemade Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 9.90) - Three types of mushroom with chicken broth.


Seafood Tom Yam Soup (RM 11.90) - Sour & spicy tom yam broth with assorted seafood


Lots of fresh seafood in the tom yam soup ... ho liao!


Cream of H20 - Cress Soup (RM 7.90) - Lightly creamed watercress soup


Oyster Mornay (RM 28.90) - Half dozen fresh oysters served with spinach and cheese sauce


Oyster Shots (RM 27.90) - Half dozen fresh oysters served with lychee, tobiko & vodka

Fresh Oysters (RM 24.90) - Half dozen fresh oysters served with lemon & tabasco

Deep Fried BBQ Glazed Wings (RM 11.90)


Deep Fried Calamari with Spicy Tomato Coulis (RM 11.90)


Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo (RM 9.90)


The Garden Beef Burger (RM 15.90) - Pan fried ground pate served on a sesame bun with mushrooms and sliced cheddar cheese. Served along with garden salad and fries.


Turkey & Pineapple Sandwich (RM 15.90) - Turkey ham, pineapple & cheese on toast.


The Garden Sandwich (RM 13.90) - Grilled chicken, turkey ham, tomato and fried egg on toast.


Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb - 250gm (RM 29.90) - Served with mashed potato, sauteed spinach & natural jus.




Would like to intro one of their signature dish - Braised Lamb Shank (RM 29.90) - Served with mashed potato and spicy ratatouille.




Grilled Prime Aged Sirloin Steak - 200gm (RM 26.90) - Served with potato salad, shitake mushrooms, french beans & glazed black pepper.


Grilled Prime Aged Rib Eye Steak - 200gm (RM 26.90) - Served with garden salad, potato wedges & homemade BBQ sauce.


A must order dish for sure - their signature Oven Baked Cod Fillet (RM 39.90) - Served with tomato ginger sauce, mashed potato, garden salad & sauteed sweet peas.


Garden Black Pepper Chicken Chop (RM 17.90) - Grilled chicken chop served with black pepper sauce & sauteed french bean.


Fried Mee Siam (RM 11.90) - Wok fried mee hoon Thai style with chicken, prawn, fish cake, bean sprout & topped with fried egg.


Mee Mamak (RM 10.90) - Mamak style fried yellow noodle with tau foo, tomato, fish cake, chicken, prawn, sawi & bean sprout.


Thai Green Chicken Curry (RM 12.90) - Thai style chicken cubes served with steamed rice & condiments.


Steamed white rice & condiments, comes together with the Thai Green Chicken Curry.


Pineapple Fried Rice (RM 12.90) - Local style fried rice with pineapple, chicken, prawn & prawn cracker.


Nasi Lemak (RM 12.90) - Steamed coconut rice served with egg, anchovies, peanut, cucumber, onion sambal, Rendang chicken drumstick.


Shish Kebab (RM 19.90) - Lamb skewer served with butter rice & sauteed vegetables




Chili King Prawn (RM 27.90) - King prawn cooked with chili paste served with fried egg rice & thai mango salad.



Spaghetti Marinara (RM 17.90) - Spaghetti served with prawns, clams, half shell mussels, fresh tomato and basil sauce.


Spaghetti Aglio Ed olio with Shrimp (RM 17.90) - Extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, chili flakes & parsley tossed with spaghetti & shrimp.


Spaghetti Carbonara (RM 17.90) - Spaghetti cooked in cream, onion, beef bacon & mushrooms.
  • Let's move on to the next chapter of my Garden Food Tale ...

Garden's Signature Soda - Soda Mint (RM 11.90)

Garden's Signature Soda - Soda Rose (RM 11.90)


Watermelon Blast (RM 10.90)


Garden's Signature Soda - Soda Green Apple (RM 11.90)


Garden's Signature Soda - Soda Lavender (RM 11.90)


Tea Drink


English Tea Pot ...
  • Here comes the 'SWEETIEST' chapter ...

Garden Sorbet Selection - Pineapple Tango (RM 10.90)




Garden Sorbet Selection - Coconut Galore (RM 10.90)




Garden Sorbet Selection - Green Apple (RM 9.90)


Garden Sorbet Selection - Red Apple (RM 9.90)


Garden Sorbet Selection - Orange Mango (RM 9.90)


Assorted Cake - Green tea (RM 6.90)










Black Forest (RM 8.90)








Lemon Cheese (RM 8.90)
  • Here comes the ending of my Garden Food Romance tale ... I feel so satisfying with all the delicious foods and drinks served in this restaurant.
  • Most importantly, after the meal, we continue to stay here and enjoy the garden environment ... a very nice place to chit chat and to watch football matches as they have big projector screen.


We continue to chit chat and hang out here after our meal ... Tracy happily sharing with us on her family and the restaurant business ... we also exchange on food ideas and photography as well ... what an enjoyable dinner.

  • Million thanks to Tracy for being a great host by filling our stomach with all the foods & drinks ... I think we ate almost close to all the foods offered in the food menu. Can't wait for the next invitation to her new outlets soon.
  • I shall close my Food Romance Tale chapter ... hope you enjoy it.
  • Location details:-

    GARDEN LIFESTYLE STORE AND CAFE
    Lot G41, Ground Floor,
    The Curve,
    Mutiara Damansara

    Note: They have another outlet at One Utama too.

39 comments:

smallkucing said...

Passby there before but havent makan there. Hmm have steak ah? good. the more likely I'll go and have a bite ...kekeke,,,wai sik mau mah :p

kenwooi said...

nice place nice food! =)

suituapui said...

Lovely place, lovely food...and the prices are relatively cheap for a classy place like this...and lovely people! :)

Dora said...

Had been to the restaurant@1U few mths ago & I like their garden concept too. If those green plants & flowers are fresh & real, that'll be lovely :-)

oLive said...

Via, I lagi envy u, k?!?!
u eat anywhere everyday ler.
N, u r not that fat too.

iamthewitch said...

So much food indeed! Loving those cute sorbet desserts :)

uLi.佑莉 said...

Wah! So much foods, drinks and desserts on that night! Really big thanks to Tracy for the warmest hosting!

Meitzeu said...

Wow~~ Totally loves the concept!!
The Garden concept and the food!! Nice and loving place to be.

Meitzeu said...

Wow~~ Totally loves the concept!!
The Garden concept and the food!! Nice and loving place to be.

reanaclaire said...

wow...what a long line of gorgeous food, via!

Lisa717 said...

wow~~ bro, u r so lucky to be invited for food review in this place ler!!! GOsh, i would love to try on their yummylicious desserts for my nez visit!! Nice post n nice pics!!!

Food Frenzy said...

Hello via,

Totally love your food and drinks pictures taken by you.

The place looks good for family and friends gathering. And I see the price from your review description is not that expensive thou!

Would like to know how you get this invites for review?

Anonymous said...

I tried their Lamb Shank here before, very huge portion and the gravy is very good.

The owner looks very young. Nice food site!

The Fun Kee noodle is at where? Want to try the bamboo made noodles.

Caryne a.k.a. F-I-S-H said...

Awesome! the food looks tempting! ;)

CH Voon said...

nice snap photos and food as well.

hey dont forget your goal to keep slim ....

yvonne said...

Wow, they offer varieties of food - from western to asian. Looking at your photos now is making my tummy rumbling.

email2me said...

I can still feel the food now ...... burp~~~ Xcuse me ....

Timmy said...

Very nice food served here. I love their spagetti carbonara!

xin said...

WOW!!!!! thats hell loads of food!!! and the lamb rack looks REALLY good!

nrewq said...

Seriusly looooads of good food. Even the mee mamak taste very authentic!

vialentino said...

oh boy...wonder how to reply all comments here....after reading thru, let me summarized.

the owner was too kind and generous to us ... serving us so much of foods and drinks to us ... aiyoh, who say i eat so much and not gaining weight, me consider in FAT category already.

i really like the ambience and the pianist playing the music ... very calm and nice to dine indeed.

about the price...i would say not pricey at all if u look at the portion and the ingredients they use.

Farah said...

the place really nice :) makan there before but so many other food look good :)

SuFang (Careen) said...

I like this place, so serene and greenery! And seems that the foods are affordable as well =)

jfook said...

Didn't you get fat in the end? LOL

Jason Tan said...

Oh via, how could you and your friends finish the food? How many of u all ? 20-30 pax?

Anyway, really nice food and nice place. I did not bump to such a beautiful restaurant. I will go and dine once I am back from Norway!

LittleLamb said...

looks like a nice place. i wonder are they baby-children friendly place or not..

Caryne a.k.a. F-I-S-H said...

LINKED YOU, IF YOU DONT MIND ;)

Hayley said...

Love all your lovely photos! and the food certainly looks yummy!
I must pay a visit there the next time I go The Curve!

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahah we ate like a mad ***! lol!

[SK] said...

yeah, they have a very nice theme and it feels so free and relax dining in such "open garden air".. been to the one in 1U and i think the food is not bad at all..

ChrisAu said...

Considering the environment, the price looks ok.

Kenny Lim said...

Awesome food and ambience here. Love to see your pictures!

vialentino said...

little lamb: yeah baby friendly for baby and kids...

bed frames said...

What is more I can say in your blog. I think all complements have been said. I agree to everyone. All those dish and sweets are amazing. Having all of those is like heaven.

Jamie said...

hey via, really love ur food a lot

Anonymous said...

Do you even speak English? Seriously, wall of text crits me for 99999k.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's crazy man. They should really try to do something to fix that.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's crazy man. They should really try to do something to fix that.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's crazy man. They should really try to do something to fix that.

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