Last night I experienced EAT, Extraordinary Taste @ Atlantis, a two-week showcase of three and four-course tasting menus at 15 of the resort’s restaurants.
The prix-fixe menu at Cafe Martinique piqued my culinary interest. For the first course, I selected the foie gras torchon presented with a dark rum brioche, beetroot onion jam, ruby port jelly and carob syrup. Though small, it was highly enjoyable.
The second dish was an absolutely delicious creamy and earthy mushroom chestnut with dill infused kefir, shaved winter truffle and toasted rye bread.
Third course was the slow roast Colorado lamb rack accompanied by legumes risotto, baked pumpkin and fresh herbs gremolada. The presentation of the dish fell flat and was slightly unappealing though the risotto was tasty.
Dessert was an epic chocolate mascarpone which simply amazed with its multi-layered textures. The base was a dense flourless, dark chocolate cake hidden beneath a mound of light and smooth mascarpone, topped with a milk chocolate cream and sprinkled with crunchy cocoa tuile.
- The service was impeccable.
- Portion sizes were a tad small. I’ll chalk it up to the reduced price of the experience.