Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Brunch @ La Vie En Rose

Wakey wakey! La Vie En Rose opens bright & early, serving lunch Tuesdays through Fridays & brunch on weekends.
Earlier entries on La Vie En Rose: Nov. 14, Nov. 15, Nov. 23 & Dec. 8.

Croque tartiflette _ comfort food in a sandwich, plumped up with potatoes, onions & Reblochon, a cow's milk cheese from the French Alps region of Haute-Savoie. Hot & hearty, this might be the ultimate carb-laden nightmare for an Atkins dieter.

The creamiest, most aromatic scrambled eggs we've had in ages, temptingly laced with truffles. Decadence need not wait till nightfall. Served with La Vie En Rose's own pumpkin jam _ a homemade spread that we initially thought was produced from apricot & persimmon.

Two perfectly poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce in a hollowed-out bread. A Gallic twist to Eggs Benedict, every bit as sinfully brilliant. Note: most of La Vie En Rose's egg dishes are available only on weekends.

La Vie En Rose is run by the same folks who operate Urban Picnic at Menara IMC, where customers can also look for lunch on weekdays. Roasted pumpkin, grana padano cheese, rocket, grilled nuts & balsamic vinegar _ many of our favorite salad ingredients in one bowl.

Connetable sardines in extra virgin olive oil & lemon. These sardines from Brittany are a treat, with flesh that's flakier & less stinky than supermarket varieties.

La Vie En Rose's foie gras terrine, filled with apple compote, is absolutely as good as liver gets. Not on the a la carte menu, but ask if it's available.

This photo-edited-till-golden, grouper-only version of bouillabaisse brims with the rich brininess that only something from the sea can supply. Chickens, cows & pigs need not apply.

Don't move our cheese: La Vie En Rose serves nice ones. For cow's milk cheese, try the silky-soft Saint-Marcellin or the firmer Salers from the volcanic mountains of Auvergne.

Abondance, Ossau Iraty & Blue Stilton. Wish we were more of cheese connoisseurs, so that we could appreciate these better. Still, they tasted terrific to us.

Vanilla ice cream, the purest of pleasures with Lodovico Campari's highly honored, sweetly sourish 15-year-aged balsamic vinegar of Modena.

Time for tarts: lemon tart with strawberry sorbet.

Guanaja chocolate tart, boasting a bittersweet intensity.

Anise-flavored Mauresque (Ricard & Orgeat) & Perroquet (Ricard & mint).

Kir Royale (champagne, creme de cassis).

Red, red wine, stay close to me....

Got vinegar? La Vie En Rose's store sells it! This is simply a sample though.

La Vie En Rose,
39, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2078-3883


  1. I c a predominance of yellow in d first three photos...which means eggs, cheese n potatoes...a fav trio of mine :D

  2. aiyoooo... like that how to not go... must pay them a visit dis weekend!!!
    thanks for the scrambled egg... can't wait!!!

  3. this place has delightful egg and it also has cheese. Happy food for weekends! And coupled with ice creams and wines...this seems like the perfect weekend chill out zone to "sinful" food which I am sure a walk through the malls would solve:D

  4. Actually they all look tasty to me. But it seems like it can get noisy from the cars outside on the road

  5. all of these food pictures are making me hungry :) great photos though, have a great week!

  6. Only last week I was wondering about the brunch at LVER. tried to google to see if anyone else has been since I was wondering what they serve there. Hehe now I know.. thanks Sean :)

  7. Looks like someone is in egg-y heaven with all the egg-based brunch fare. I have to say it'd be hard to tell which is more enticing - the pictures or your descriptions. Yums.

  8. did i just read foie gras in there? warghh

  9. The scrambled eggs do look delicious but somehow, it looked like porridge. Haha. Would love to try the Eggs Benedict though...

  10. wah the food here looks really good! what a heavy lunch you had!

  11. Vanilla ice cream with balsamic vinegar? Interesting combination, how it tastes?

  12. Ulric: it's a tempting trio that's difficult to defeat! :D
    Whoisnell: hope you enjoy it! it's a nice place that's an interesting change from the usual brunch places =)

  13. Missyblurkit: heheh, the outlet is probably a five-minute drive to pavilion & klcc, so yeah, can definitely do some window-shopping after brunch to burn the calories :D
    Rad: yeah, there are too many drivers out there who love to honk their cars out of frustration in traffic! =)

  14. Vin: thanks! hope you get to alleviate your hunger with something satisfying soon! :D
    Baby Sumo: heh, i hope you enjoy the brunch here! and it's a child-friendly place, i believe =)

  15. Kenny: awwww, thanks. though now i'm worried your sweet comment today means that an extra-snarky kenny will return with a vengeance tomorrow! heheh :D
    KY: heheh, i'm happy to report that your vision is perfect! (and so is the foie gras terrine at la vie en rose!) =)

  16. Chong: heh, oh yeah, the scrambled eggs were very, very mushy, but enjoyably mushy! :D
    Eiling: heheh, heavy lunches usually mean light dinners afterwards! =)

  17. Michelle: oops, i can't quite recall. maybe try calling them to confirm. should be 10am onwards, i think...
    CK: it's very nice! the vinegar is fragrant & salty-sourish, and that works well with the slightly sweet ice cream. and the stickiness of the vinegar also goes well with the soft milkiness of the ice cream :D

  18. Why wait till tomorrow when I can return to my extra-snarkiness tonight? Hehe.

    How mushy DO you like your scrambled eggs btw? The version at Antipodean Cafe is just nice for me; this one looks a tad liquid. (But better than the overcooked variety, of course.)

  19. The Champagne looks quite dark yea?

  20. Kenny: but the nighttime is when folks are supposed to get mellow, as opposed to the morning, when we're all cranky from lack of sleep :D Oh I never really thought about my scrambled egg preference, since I usually go for poached or sunny-side up. Mushy is fine with me, and so is fluffy, but not dry :D
    Smitten By Food: oh ya, cos they added Creme de cassis into it to make a champagne cocktail :D

  21. Another weekend out of town! Darn..
    I'm still hopin fr an empty w-end for this and Acme..

  22. Rebecca: heheh, no worries, acme & la vie en rose will both be around for a very long time, i think! :D

  23. Wow - the Croque tartiflette looks enormous! Is it a buffet style brunch one price? Drinks included?

    1. The Yum List: oh, nope, it's all a la carte orders. no buffets here so far =)