Fine dining Continental restaurant The Olive at Resorts World Genting recently hosted a very special dinner, where diners were lucky to savour the beef reigned as the “champion of Japan’s Wagyu Olympics”. And, whiskey expressions of Chivas to go with.
Because once you go Chivas-Wagyu, you don’t go back.
But first, a starter
Start with the chef’s speciality soup: a curried parsnip soup served with apple puree, parsnip chips and wasabi cress. Now, you’ll want your first drink right about now, so order a peg of Chivas Regal Extra (and so it begins!). The smoothness of the soup is what makes the dish a suitable accompaniment to the exceptionally complex flavours of Chivas Regal Extra, matured in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks at the world’s oldest operational Highland whisky distillery, Strathisla.
Did you know? The Chivas Regal Extra is actually a recent addition to the Chivas family in 2015! The scotch whisky has notes of oaks, herbs, syrup and apricot. The best way to enjoy it, is on the rocks or with just a little bit of water.
The Chivas Regal Extra – a recent addition to the Chivas family in 2015, features notes of oaks, herbs, syrup and apricot. With its deep aromatic flavours, the drink pairs excellently with the absolute highlight of the menu at The Olive.
Highlight of your dinner: the Gold Bar
As the only ‘Official Miyazaki Restaurant’ in Malaysia, The Olive serves the beef considered by the Japanese to be the finest in their land – and by proxy, the world: Miyazaki wagyu. Deep within the body of the meat is the tenderest cut of Miyazaki beef, affectionately called the Gold Bar.
Beautiful enough to be eaten raw, the Gold Bar is served lighty seared and soy-glazed, with romanesco broccoli, potatoes, salted carrots and sweet ginger. Miyazaki beef reflects the terroir of its terrain – the pristine Nishinoharu Farm in the Miyazaki prefecture.
Are you already thinking about dessert?
Because we are. Conclude your dinner with our favourite: a decadent berry tartlet with coconut chocolate ganache and cigar-flavoured ice cream. That’s right, cigar-flavoured ice cream, which is every bit delicious as it may or may not sound. The smokey flavours, but of course, echoes the butter toffee and dark chocolate essence of a different blend of Chivas; the Chivas Regal 18 Year Old.
Are you keeping count of your drinks?