Lunch at Chez Mal Brasserie Malmaison Dundee

Thursday, July 18

On Saturday, thanks to a voucher from It Is On, we treat ourselves to lunch at Chez Mal Brassier at Malmaison in Dundee. We've been to their restaurant in Aberdeen and still dream about how good the food was so we were excited to go back. Our voucher included a two course meal for 4 and a glass of prosecco for £58.

You can have a look at the set menu before you go and there are some time restriction but we could still go on a Saturday lunch time and not feel rushed. We added wine and deserts to our meal which we were happy to do because the voucher was already saving us 50%.

To start I had the Spanish charcuterie slate with Serrano ham, Salchichón, chorizo, BBQ baby chorizo, fresh peach & aged Manchego cheese. Not something I'd normally go for but it was beautifully presented and all the meats were delicious. Especially the chorizo which I love anyway and the peach complimented the strong flavors to stop it feeling too heavy. I got to try one of the thai sticky chicken lollipops which were delicious as well.

I was drawn to the poached salmon, new potatoes, watercress, shallot & hollandaise sauce for my main. Salmon is my favourite fish and it was cooked perfectly. Overall it was a fresh, delicious summer dish but it would have been better if the hollandaise was more of a pouring consistency.

Finally, I can never resist dessert. I was torn between the strawberry vacherin sundae and the warm sticky chocolate & hazelnut brownie. Luckily for me my boyfriends mum opted for the brownie so I could have the best of both worlds. The Sunday served with fresh strawberries, coulis, ice cream, Chantilly cream & meringue shards was delicious. However, the brownie with caramelised banana & salted caramel ice cream was a real show stopper. It was a huge portion so everyone had a taste and the chocolate was mouth watering.

If you manage to pick up a voucher like this for Malmasion I couldn't recommend it more. Not only is the restaurant a lovely place to sit for a few hours the food is outstanding too. I'm going to keep my eye out for their autumn menu launching and rush back. There was also a family enjoying afternoon tea and I'm already thinking if I can justify a trip back this weekend...

With two bottles of wine between the four of us and four deserts it wasn't the cheapest meal but so worth it for the experience. Normally the prix fixe menu costs £19.95 for two courses and £24.95 three courses.

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