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Asiatique

1767 Bardstown Rd. (Speed Ave.) Send to Phone
502-451-2749 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chef Peng Looi's contemporary Pacific Rim plates are served in surroundings as sophisticated as the menu.
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Asiatique Restaurant Review

: The entrance to this multi-level, starkly contemporary restaurant hides at the side of the building, concealed from bustling Bardstown Road. So entering Asiatique feels like making a discovery, even more so when sampling from the menu that seems simultaneously familiar and exotic. Combining the best of East and West are such appetizers as the duck nacho with Asian salsa, and braised pork belly with five-spice seasoning and cilantro. Various ceviches include shrimp marinated in lime juice and Szechuan hot oil, or scallops with mango relish and soy-infused oil. Among signature entrées find seared wolf fish with a ginger crust, grilled Angus rib-eye served with baby bok choy and an orange brûlée sauce, and roasted honey-and-cumin-glazed duck with curried red lentils. Cool any lingering spice from dinner with the chocolate truffle torte with roasted pineapple salsa. Cocktails muddle such ingredients as ginger or lychee, and knowledgeable servers will help pair wines from an international list with your meal.

User Ratings & Reviews for Asiatique
Average rating    3
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A fusion restaurant that misses the mark
by docc1 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:44 pm
 
This is a beautiful restaurant with an incredibly attentive staff. It came highly recommended by friends. We ordered the 5-course degustation menu.
The first course was a cold duck salad. It was perfect, with an incredible variety of tastes and textures, and a wonderful hoisin vinaigrette. The next course, panko-encrusted diver scallops and tiger prawns were beautifully presented with a tasty aioli. The seafood was well-cooked, but nothing particularly remarkable.
The next two courses, however, were disasters. There was a plate with a pulled-beef stew and a pork rib. Again, a nice presentation, but the food was so salty that it was almost inedible and the sauce for the stew lacked subtlety. The next plate (which looked almost exactly like the preceding one) contained a lamb chop and a lamb stew in a cabernet reduction. Again, the salt content of the plate was too much. The sauce was overpowering, although the meat was well-cooked.
The dessert assortment was magnificent to look at, but there wasn't anything memorable taste-wise.
 
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