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Sep 21, 2009

Pig Haven *updated*

Here's another food post. GOD, been eating so much!!!
Life's good :)

This time, let me take you to a place called Elcerdo. A nose to tail eating place.
A fancy Spanish restuarant owned by a German Guy named Werner J Kuhn, located in 1 of those back lanes in KL, where all the fancy restaurants are hidden.
Elcerdo which means 'the pig' in spanish, specialises in porcine delights.
This homey restaurant is coazily decorated with lots of pig and piglets photographs and drawings, and also some soft toys and figurings.
Just like their uber cute menu.
Smiling piggys!!! :)
A wonderful scrumptious meal arranged by my mom's girlfriend's daughter for a table of 12.
Served by this waitress named Monica, awesome waitress, she can be really irritating sometimes, but she's such a teaser that we find it so entertaining. (she's one of those rare waitresses that gets my dad's uber lame comments. not many do. they usually show those blur, stunt faces.)
Do look for her when you guys visit this restuarant. She's great in recommanding dishes.
All our dishes were recommanded by her, accept the desserts.
Desserts were recommanded by our organizer, Ms.Caroline. (my mom's girlfriend's daughter)

For starters,
Bread and butter as usuall, like all the western restaurants.
(but no bread beats Italianese's Forcassia Bread)
Potato soup
this interesting starter called Serrano
It's actually Parma Ham served with Winter Melon.
The winter melon was so sweet that it mixes well with the slightly salted ham.
As for the main course. Main courseS I should say.

First up, Iberico Ribs.
Super sweet succulent pork ribs. A definite MUST TRY.
The waiters came in with fingerbowls for each and every one of us.
Telling us that we should use our hands to eat. Ha!
Finger licking good pork!!!
This ribs are actually from Black Pepper Pork that's specially imported from Spain.
and ONLY available in Spain. As told by Monica.
Next, Seafood Paella.
Something like the Italian's Risoto.
The seafood was sooo fresh and juicy :)
Oh, considered yourselves warned, througout your whole meal there, you'll be hearing lots of plate knocking,breaking, cracking noises.
But ONLY when you order this awesome western style suckling pig.
As told by Monica, a chef in Spain a long time ago soaked his pig is some sauce(couldn't catch the name) and wine and he made it sooo suckling-ly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside that you can even cut through it with a plate!
Then she mentioned something about that chef breaking the plate wishing for true love.
and he did find his true love after that. So it's said that by breaking that plate will bring you good luck. Hold 3 & 9 oclock of the plate will be wishing for good wealth = MONEY!!!
and holding 8 & 4 oclock of the plate will be wishing for good relationship.
So I was given the privilege to cut the pig with the plate and then breaking the plate :)
It was definitely easy to cut the pig with a plate!!! just by knocking it, the cuts through nicely...
My dad's 1st piece of the suckling pork was it's tail.
Here, on the plate is where he deliciously decorated his food.
Look how cute the lil tail is...
It's a pity, I know; but it's soooo crunchy.
So is it's ears... Uber crunchy...
While enjoying our dinner, The man drank beer.
And the ladies ordered Rose Berry Sangria to share around the table.
It's pretty berry-licious and nice.
But I didn't drink much coz I don't like feeling the alcohol burning and streaming in my tummy.
Was almost full from all the delicious main courses.
But must always leave space for awesome desserts.
We ordered some 4 types of desserts to try.

Werner Special, it's layers of cream, strawberries and raspberry sorbet.
Yes, I ate strawberries. but only 1 bite to taste everything together.
after that, I gave the strawberries to my parents :)
This is Andreas Special, layers of cream, chocolate ice-cream, banana cutlets, topped with almond nuts and oreo crumbs.
This is awesome I tell you.
I prefer this way better than the Werner's special.
Rum Raisin Pancake.
also awesome!!! there's blueberries at the bottom.
This is Churros.
Spanish Doughnuts.
Dip them in that pot of melted dark chocolate.
Not my type of dessert coz of the dark chocolate. I'm more of a white chocolate person.
But the doughnut is pretty good.
Ate it with the pancake's blueberries instead. :)
Before leaving, they serve us this lil cup of drink with lil alcohol in it for digestion.
Hate it!!! >.<
Super sour and alcoholly.
Hate the feeling in my tummy after drinking it.
Nose to tail eating. Means you practically eat every part of the pig.
From the nose to it's tail. There was a glass art with that saying hung on the wall where we were sitting, but thanks to me, i forgot to bring my camera so i had to use my lousy phone camera to take these photos. Couldn't take picture of that interesting glass art coz you won't be able to see the picture.

Ok, I guess you guys must be wondering how much this fancy dinner cost, right?
Here's the answer..........................................................................


A group picture taken by our organizer.

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