Citrus Wine & Dine @ IpohMay 20, 2008 | 11,623 views
UPDATED !!! Citrus Wine & Dine also offers lunch sets on weekdays (not sure about weekends, sorry) for RM18++ each, and the menu changes from time to time.
Cream of Asparagus, Grilled Chicken with Tomato Salsa & Sauteed Vegetables, Penne with Salmon Cubes in Creamy Herb Sauce, and Crepes with Red Bean with Vanilla Sauce
Cream of Mushroom, a spicy Spaghetti Aglio-Olio, Grilled Chicken with Tomato Salsa, and Panna Cotta
One major advantage of taking their lunch sets is that you get freshly prepared items, including the soups, and desserts. None of those diluted soups from the cans, nor scoop of ice-cream/cuts of fruits nonsense. So you’re actually getting what you pay for, and justifies the RM18/USD5 per set price tag.
Wild Mushroom Soup (RM8.50)
I started off with their wild mushroom soup, which only cost a mere 50 cents more than the normal mushroom soup. Served with their freshly baked soft grain bread, the soup was creamy, bursting with mushroom flavours, but still maintain the subtlety of this evergreen starter. However, would prefer the various mushroom bits to be chunkier, providing some bite. But that’s just me.
Oxtail Soup (RM17)
Dad chose the Oxtail Soup, which came in a HUGE slanting bowl, with BIG chunks of meat to chew on. May not look like much from the pic, but quite filling in its own, and I could really taste the concentrated, thick and sweet flavours of the oxtail, possibly cooked with erm, TLC? 🙂
Fish & Chips (RM18)
Mum had her perennial favourite, fish and chips, served with thick cut fries, garden salad, and tangy mayo sauce. However, the batter was quite thick, stealing the limelight from the sweet flesh. Pretty disappointed.
Spaghetti Aglio-Olio with Garlic and Chilli Infused Sea Scallops (RM28)
Being the scallop fanatic that I am, I could not resist myself from ordering the above pasta dish. Aglio Olio style is always fresh, and light, devoid of heavy flavours and too much meat. Theirs was a commendable version, done al dente, with lots of green/red/yellow bell peppers to provide some bite. The scallops as expected, were succulent, fresh, and sweet. One tiny bone to pick was that the garlic and chilli dressing was slightly saltish, and overpowering.
Pan Seared Salmon with Dill Sauce (RM27)
Bro chose another dish from the seafood section, the pan-seared salmon. The dill sauce, fortunately, suited the fish fine, and was not overwhelmingly herb-ish (?). The salmon was seared very well, retaining the moisture and sweet taste of the flesh, without the typical fishy taste associated with cooked salmon.
Coriander Chicken with Mushroom Ragout (RM17)
Dad was the only one to order something from the poultry section. The mushroom ragout sauce was praisesworthy, lending a creamy, earthy undertone to the perfectly grilled chicken thigh, served with plentiful of vegetables. The portion was huge for this one.
Overall, quite an enjoyable dining experience, only marred by a few misses, but easily overlooked. They serve steaks, and wine as well, for those who wish to celebrate in style. But Mum was satisfied enough with this Mother’s Day treat. =)
Address & Contact Number :
CITRUS WINE & DINE
No 38-46, Laluan Ipoh Perdana,
31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone : 605-5451010
Business hours : 11.30am – 3.00pm, 6.30pm – 11.00pm.
Closed on Monday
Directions : Specifically, this is located at the big building which used to house Antap Cafe, familiar to Ipohans as one of the first few REAL cafes in Ipoh. It is by the main road, Jalan Perajurit, which stretches from the overhead highway nearby Jusco, and towards Sunway City/Tambun area.