Saturday, November 7, 2009

Le Bouchon @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

The service might get snooty sometimes and the food isn't always up to expectations, but Le Bouchon is still the place to go to for authentic French fare amid a charming ambience.

We kicked off a light supper with one of the unhealthiest salads ever: lettuce with goose liver terrine, smoked duck and gizzard confit lashed with Cognac sultana vinaigrette. All the ingredients were top-notch, combining perfectly for a medley of decadent flavours.

Pan-fried foie gras with caramelized apples flambeed with Calvados. A classic dish that nevertheless failed to thrill us. Capably prepared, but the liver tasted too metallic.

Lobster ravioles with gratinated zucchini & saffron sauce with chives. A treat for the senses. Gorgeously presented, with a heady aroma of saffron that hit us before we even ate it.

Le Bouchon,
Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Tel: 2142-7633
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  1. Ah.. Glad the food standard is still maintained after the change of management :o)

  2. lil: yep, there are still worthwhile dishes here :D

  3. We went there for the desserts after bumping into some food bloggers one nite.
    the tiramisu was quite disappointin for such a 'posh' outlet.
    but i havnt tried their food be4.

  4. tng: hmmm forgot what their tiramisu tastes like, though i recall that they used to call it bouchonmissu or something :D

  5. metallic?? maybe it's still a lil bit raw???

  6. leo: hmmm, something went wrong in the preparation, but not sure what...

  7. Metallic taste of the Foie is usually because the Terrine mould was not properly lined with Caul fat, or the Madeira used to marinate the foie before preparation is not good. The food seems slightly more imaginative under Jerome, but it does have it's off days.

  8. android: hey, that's an interesting tidbit. thanks, always wondered why the metallic taste sometimes occurs...

  9. yeah, one of the safest choice when it comes to French style of fine dining in KL.

    1. J2Kfm: and now it's gone! too bad, since we don't have that many french outlets in kl...