Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Allo Paris @ Ritze Perdana

Bon appetit! We can't make it to the Eiffel Tower anytime soon, but the iconic structure has come to us (sort of), courtesy of this apartment block restaurant at Damansara Perdana.

Allo Paris' food is of the fusion bent, but its low prices might be what customers love the most _ this linguine in a creamy, flavor-packed seaweed sauce with button mushrooms & broccoli costs a mere RM12.90+.

Breaded yellowfin tuna loin with ginger & wasabi sauce (RM15.90+). The Land of the Rising Sun's influence infiltrates many of Allo Paris' recipes, making us wonder whether the outlet might be more suitably named Bonjour Tokyo.

Peppercorn salmon with fennel salad, roast potatoes & yuzu beurre blanc (RM21.90+). This healthy hunk of fleshy fish shares the spotlight with superabundant shavings of fibrous fennel.

Chicken katsu with green curry & rice (RM12.90+). Essentially a deconstructed presentation of a familiar Japanese recipe, spiced up with a Thai twist.

Lamb loin, egg & yam puree, topped with parsley & caper sauce (RM24.90+). The ensemble sounds strange on paper but makes perfect sense on the plate somehow. It's culinary synergy.

The Eiffel Tower is ubiquitous here, embodied in artwork hanging on the walls & even this conversation-starter of a water bottle.

Erdinger & Budweiser beer. Wine will be available eventually, we hope!

Chocolate milkshake, pineapple juice; can't complain of thirst at this outlet.

Allo Paris is nestled next to a luxury car showroom; some automobile-watchers who head here might feel hungrier for hot wheels than hot meals.





Allo Paris,
Ritze Perdana 2,
Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana.
Tel: 03-7732-9909
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37 comments:

  1. A mighty interesting find indeed...my taste buds are piqued...setting my sights on both loins :D

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  2. the breaded tuna looks really really nice. it caught my eye. i just kept staring at it!

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  3. I like the pricing information in this post! Should be included in all post then those of us on a budget would know how much we would have to spend if we go with your recommendations ! (:

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  4. Thanks for the review. I've seen this cafe for a week and have been hesitant to go. But now that i've read your review, I'll definitely go.

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  5. The lamb loin and breaded yellowfin tuna looks good. Pink the way it should be.

    Recently came across a seared tuna that was totally cooked when it arrived at our table. Rejected it twice before it came correct.

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  6. I actually expected to see French cuisine but nevertheless, the yellowfin tuna looks interesting. I also like tht u included prices in this post.

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  7. Ulric: both the lamb & tuna loin were good! with a crimson-pinkish middle to prove that they weren't overcooked =)
    Michelle: heheh, we almost didn't order the tuna! we only tried it cos another item that we wanted to have (duck with cilantro pancake) was out of stock :D

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  8. Andrew: thanks for the feedback! i'll try to include prices from time to time, but i often leave my receipts in the car or office, so i don't have them while writing my posts. sorry about that =)
    Kenny: i wouldn't mind having that chandelier on my living room ceiling! though i might get fearful that it's too big and heavy and it'll fall down and crash on me :D

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  9. Renaura: hope you enjoy it! it's definitely worth checking out at least once, since the food is decent, prices are more than fair, and the place has a friendly feel =)
    Missyblurkit: yeah, i figure some outlets might overcook tuna and mask it with sauces if it's not too fresh, right. i don't order cooked tuna very often, cos it tends to have a foul fishiness too often :D
    Baby sumo: yeah, i thought it'd be more of french food because of its name too. but i think it's basically east-west fusion, with a strong japanese influence. ooo, but they have macarons though =)

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  10. How strange (but interesting)... A big Eiffel Tower in front but with so much fusion food. :)

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  11. J: yeah, heheh, i think the eiffel tower is supposed to grab the attention of people driving by the road. but yeah, it might be a bit misleading, in terms of what to expect for the food :D

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  12. For all the references to Eiffel Tower, I was expecting some massive eiffel tower icecream sundae or something like that..haha. But nice touch with the chocolate milkshake. Quite a departure from the norm for you isn't it? =P

    Adam

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  13. dropsofcontentment: yeah, they really need to jazz up the paris theme! maybe play some french music or something :D heheh, gotta admit though, the milkshake wasn't mine! =)

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  14. ah, interesting choice of Bud, did u like it?

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  15. The menu sounds like a mix of every cuisine. I'll probably go for the linguini and lamb. :)

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  16. KY: heh, forced to order the bud, since there was no other booze. it was OK for me, easy to drink & tasty enough :D
    Bangsar-babe: yeah, i think they're aiming to have something for everyone! the menu is quite wide, but luckily, there was nothing bad in everything that we tried =)

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  17. Duck with cilantro pancake? Another interesting target to aim for :)

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  18. i love the tower, as if i can stare at it for the whole night and dont need to eat already. lol

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  19. Ulric: yep, I hope it won't be a disappointment. Needs to be succulent duck and flavorsome pancake =)
    Fish: heheh, yeah, the tower is almost hypnotic! It'll definitely attract some customers :D

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  20. Wow..really reasonable prices!

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  21. How to enter the building itself? Ritze Perdana is a service apartment right?

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  22. Pureglutton: yeah, very wallet-friendly! I was happy to see the total on my receipt, heheh :D
    Jac: yep, it's a serviced residence, with parking for visitors in the basement. Note though that this is Ritze Perdana 2, the building with the words 'Wan's Corner,' kinda opposite metropolitan square...

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  23. Ahhh ..good to knw the food here is good. I''m due to visit soon!

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  24. Rebecca: hope you enjoy it! They're still tweaking their menu and supposed to be introducing their permanent menu soon =)

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  25. If it did crash down on you, at least you'd go out like a light. *hur hur hur*

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  26. kenny: very punny! u're laughing now, but u'll be sobbing at my funeral! :D

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  27. Sean, the duck & pancake is super tasty. meat was crispy outside, slightly pinkish inside. i have a feeling the food is prepared sous vide here.

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  28. Unknown: wow, that sounds great! i hear they're revamping the menu soon, so i hope the duck & pancakes stays on the permanent menu (or at least till i get the chance to try it, heheh) :D

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  29. wah i like the concept of dining with a view of all the hot cars. This is the best selling point!

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  30. eiling: apparently both this restaurant and the car showroom will be officially launched on nov 18 :D

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  31. Dining beside the showroom has to be the coolest concept ever. Haha! Owner might be a petrolhead himself too :P

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  32. JY: heh, it might be too distracting for you guys though! hope you enjoy the place =)

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  33. Sean, are you going for the grand opening?

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  34. Ivan: no, unfortunately not =)

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  35. Too bad. Was hoping to meet the great food critic!

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  36. Ivan: oh, who's that? ... just kidding. thanks! =)

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