Mar 7, 2014

Sunday Brunch @ Maison Francaise, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng

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Located on the quiet uphill road of Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, I missed a turning as Waze guided me through the road due to my not-so-sharp eyes. After a one big turn, I finally found this small road that leads up to the restaurant.

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Maison Francaise, or French House is nestled in a three storey bungalow surrounded with greens and a outdoor pool. It is a very calm place that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Needless to say, I fell in love with the interior and overall design of this place! Even though you're in a restaurant, you still get the feeling of being at home. The classy black and white interiors are paired with elegant chandeliers and artistic paintings. With the natural sunlight shining into the restaurant, the atmosphere is serene and cosy.

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Another section of the restaurant looking out the bungalow and the city.

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Table settings are done nicely.

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I wish I could stay here all day and relax!

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We started off with a complimentary home made baguette with butter spread while waiting for Chef Franck Lamache to prepare our brunch set. Chef Franck worked in many renowned restaurants and was also the private chef of the President of Kazakhstan!

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Landaise Salad with Smoked Duck Breast and French Green Bean

The dressing slants to the heavy side with the olive oil and creamy texture of the dressing. The side was lined with a tangy vinegar dressing with balance out the taste of the smoke duck and salad. The patterned cut potatoes made the dish really cute!

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Frog Legs and Red Tuna Salad

A more refreshing salad compared to the previous dish. Served with a variety of vegetables like rocket and finely sliced bell peppers, the combination of lemon juice and olive oil gives a fresh and tangy taste when eaten. The red tuna is also freshly served with salt sprinkled on top.

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Roasted Free Range Chicken

The crispy chicken skin was perfect and but the chicken was a little dry. However with the help of the sides which are mashed eggplants with spices added in and marinated cabbage topped with sautéed zucchini and caramelized baby onions evens out the dry meat with a mouthful of flavours.

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Dessert Platter

Served on a black slate, the dessert platter consists of vanilla ice cream, mini chocolate volcano, vanilla & raspberry cake, mini savarin with chantilly cream, and a couple of raspberries.

The vanilla & raspberry cake has a pudding texture with a mix of sweet and sour taste from the combination of ingredients. Had a great start to the dessert platter which delighted us. However, when it came to the mini savarin topped with chantilly cream, we were disappointed. A classic yeast ring cake that is soaked in rum and topped with sweetened, vanilla flavoured whipped cream sounds delightful but the one that we had tasted like something has fermented and it was unpleasant. Not sure what went wrong with this one or perhaps we had not try a savarin cake before to tell the difference?

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Look at the dark rich chocolate flowing out from this mini chocolate volcano! Typical blogger woes where the ice cream melts as you concentrate on feeding your camera first...haha! Definitely one of my favourite dessert due to its mini size. I tend to get sick of eating bigger portions of chocolate desserts after a while. The above however, was great!

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After our heavy meal, it is time to let the stomach settle with a cup of tea! Teas are not included in the brunch menu and it was ordered separately. Sipped my Earl Grey Tea while soaking in the ambience itself.

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Thanks to Soo Yin from Foodeverywhere for inviting me to this food review!

Brunch menu at Maison Francaise is priced at RM148++ per pax (with soft drinks or chilled juice) or RM188++ per pax (with red & white wine, and one glass of champagne).

Maison Francaise
5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2144 1474 / 019 243 1200

Mon - Sun: 11AM - 11.30PM
Sat - Sun: 2PM - 5PM (High Tea only)

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1 comment :

  1. relaxing sunday morning there must be awesome! =D