Just dropping by for a quick update on my dinner at Madison at Four Seasons Hotel tonight, it’s gonna be a super quick review since it’s been a super long day and I have to wake up at 6 AM for a morning wedding!
So do you remember how a couple of posts back I posted about my amazing experience at Biscotti and how I was given a signed chef’s hat that is still in my room today? Basically one of the guy that signed the hat was at Madison today and he came up to my table and greeted me by saying “Do you want another new hat?” Isn’t that just pretty darn awesome? =)
Anyway, dinner was great, as usual. Now I’m suffering from major food coma but I’m not complaining since suffering from too much good food has to be the best form of suffering there is, don’t you agree? OK, I better stop babbling otherwise, this will end up being super long (as usual,) and I will look like a panda tomorrow. (Even though Lin Ping is cute and all, I believe the panda fever has died down in Thailand; thus, it would be an outdated look for a fabulous wedding reception.)
we started the meal off with some breads. Two types were served – garlic and, what I believe was, whole wheat. They also came with two types of butter – plain and sun dried tomato-flavored. The breads were nice,warm, and toasted on the outside while still soft on the inside. There’s also a complimentary dish which I did not care for much.
I ordered an Onion Soup for starter and Grilled Asparagus with Black Forest Ham, Poached Egg and Truffle Vinaigrette, The onion soup was nice but there was nothing remarkable about it. It doesn’t have the authentic onion soup characteristics that I look for such as golden brown cheese that oozes off the side of the bowl and a piece of bread that completely covers the soup but is not too soggy. However, the salad was really nice. The truffle vinaigrette adds a nice aroma to the dish and the veggies were nice and fresh.
Obviously, I came to Madison for a juicy piece of steak, yet I knew I would not be able to finish a whole piece; so my boyfriend, being the darling that he is, agreed to order a bigger portion of the Australian Angus Beef, Grain-Fed 150 Days Rib Eye so that I could steal some =) And we also ordered a side of onion rings to share. The beef was cooked to our liking (medium rare) and the pepper sauce added a nice touch to the already juicy and flavorful steak. The onion rings, like the steak, were huge! They were nice and fried to the right golden crispiness. To me, in order for an onion ring to be good, you have to be able to snap it in half with the onion also breaking and not just the outside. And the ones at Madison did just that.
The highlight of the meal for me was, obviously, the dessert called the Chocolate Sphere. It’s pretty much a giant ball of vanilla mousse enclosed in a thin shell of dark chocolate. Oh and the inside also contains little chocolate pearls, and it’s served with fresh berries. But the part that made it really scrumptious was the hot chocolate sauce that was poured on top of the sphere at table-side; I could see the chocolate shell broke open right before my eyes, with the creamt vanilla mousse oozing out of it. One word, Yummmyyyyy!
Overall, we had another satisfying meal with good service at The Four Seasons. Now I really better get some sleep otherwise I’ll really look like Linping tomorrow. Night everyone!