Friday, February 10, 2012

Petite Millie & Artisan Roast

Returning to Petite Millie @ 1 Utama & Artisan Roast @ TTDI. Not sure why we keep pairing these two places together, but it feels like a harmonious coupling.
Earlier entry on both outlets: February 6, 2012.

Tired of thin, weak-tasting soups? Petite Millie understands your frustration. Try this root veggie & borlotti bean broth, accompanied by crusty bread topped with olive tapenade. Creamy & surprisingly robust for meatless fare; if you love Italian minestrone, you'll likely enjoy this Provence-inspired French version. Carrots rule!

Petite Millie's specialties include freshly prepared open sandwiches called "tartine." Here's a hearty one, featuring plenty of beef (warm & tender), crumb-fried egg, horseradish & fennel piled up on buttered bread. Hands up though, everybody who'd prefer a runnier yolk!

What's the healthiest thing you've eaten so far this year? Here's ours: spinach leaves & orange segments, finished with sumac-dusted chevre cheese & balsamic vinegar. Who says malls only offer junk food?

It's got your good libations, it's such a sweet sensation...

Moving on for a nightcap; at 11pm on a Saturday, Artisan Roast remains unexpectedly crowded for a coffee-specialist cafe. While some folks avoid caffeine when the sun sets, others happily order a midnight caffe mocha.

It's the sugar here that keeps us buzzing. Homemade sweets rarely get richer than Artisan Roast's milky-moist, pitch-black chocolate cupcake, alongside a rather unorthodox pumpkin one, laced with chocolate chips.

Sicilian apple cake, jam-packed with crunchy walnuts & juicy raisins.

Small in stature, fabulous in flavor: bite-sized salted caramel & zesty lemon cakes. Ideal for weight-watchers who want to indulge just a little, not a lot.

Artisan Roast @ TTDI. A comprehensive chart on the wall shows customers what choices might suit them best. For example: Want coffee with milk, but no syrup, ice or chocolate? Then a piccolo or flat white should be your safest bet.

Petite Millie @ 1 Utama. We've stepped into this outlet twice now, but we haven't spotted its founder, Millesime's Max Chin, here yet. He's rumored to be sometimes milling around somewhere in the mall, but 1 Utama is too huge to hunt for him.

Petite Millie,
G146, Ground Floor (near Soup Restaurant, Putien & L Table), 1 Utama.
Tel: 03-7732-0395

Artisan Roast,
4, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
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28 comments:

  1. I too like a runny yolk with everything that I eat.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, it's messier that way, but it's more mouthwatering too! :D

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    2. I zettai zettai agree to a runnier yolk for a more messy, smooth n delicious experience =)

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    3. Ulric: yay! It's unanimous so far! :D

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  2. Oh wow I would love to try three things: the lots of beef sandwich thing, the salad with the cheese on the top, and absolutely the cupcake for my sweet tooth :)

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    1. Rad: i wouldn't mind trying a threesome either! :D

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    2. You did as you're the one sharing the experience

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  3. that broth does look enticing!

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    1. KY: surrender to temptation! :D

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  4. Tries imagining you hunting down Chef Max Chin in 1U. It could be a reality TV show! :P

    And both you and Ciki must have psychic powers - blogging about our dinner choices (her yesterday, you today) with such unerring accuracy! Wow-ness.

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    1. Kenny: if chef max wanted to make it difficult for us, he'd purchase a movie ticket & sit in the darkened multiplex hall where nobody can spot him! :D oooh, we could do another reality game, online, to blog-predict where LFB & the Devil will be eating everyday (though i fear that might entail a lot of sanuki udon posts) :P

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    2. The answer to the second part of your reply lies in today's EDKL post... :P

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    3. I think that will be a lot of home cook maggie mee post! :P

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    4. CK: maggi mee with a nice, soft egg yolk, i hope! :D

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    5. How come I've never bumped into you guys at Sanuki before?

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    6. Baby Sumo: oops! fate has not yet caused our paths to cross! :D

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  5. for me, the runny yolk is the money shot. hahahaha

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    1. Michelle: it's one of the most beautiful things you could capture on camera, in terms of food! :D

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  6. I think saucer would love the soup! He's a big fan of minestrone :) Somehow I can't drink coffee after lunch onwards.. I don't understand how so many people can still drink at night.. I won't be able to sleep! :P

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    1. Iamthewitch: i like minestrone too, especially when the ingredients are really fresh & plentiful! :D oooh, i usually only drink coffee when i'm having a meal, so that would mean during dinnertime. caffeine seems to have zero effect on my system =)

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  7. Mmmm...time to head over to Artisan Roast. Been looking for new coffee places to hang out at. :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: i hope you like the place! it has a very nice vibe :D

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  8. OMG Petite Millie is opened! I wanna go! I must go. I have to go!

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    1. Eiling: hope you enjoy it! i think it's a good cafe :D

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  9. Love Artisan Roast. Happen to catch Michael again :)
    but no WIFI. I nearly died sitting there without connection. LOL. Even my YES doesn't work in tht area.
    Ahh..funny thing is, I spotted Max be4. But I was just walking past...after my gym session ;p

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    1. Thenomadgourmand: yikes, i guess they'll need to install wi-fi soon, since many customers will be asking for it! hopefully by the end of this month =) gosh, i think it's been more than a year since the last time i saw max. he seems to be not very often at millesime too these days...

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  10. Hopped over to Artisan Roast and I think I've fallen in love with the place. Unfortunately that one coffee at 3pm with 2 desserts kept me sugar and caffeine high till 18 hours later. LOL.

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    1. Missyblurkit: gosh, i guess that means their coffee is pretty potent! maybe can only drink during the morning, heheh :D

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