Thursday, April 5, 2012

Art Mansion, Crumbs Macarons & Purple Cow Cupcakes

Art Mansion Bistro took over from Muse at Jaya One this month, bringing pop art paintings for sale in a gallery-like setting.

Despite the name & management change, there's not much difference in the menu _ expect hearty pizzas, pastas & other Italian-influenced favorites.

Wandering for a bit to The Bee next door, which now offers macarons made by home baker Crumbs (not to be confused with Bangsar's Crumbs cafe). The most fascinating flavor: Cempedak (!!!), pleasurably bold. These macarons are also available at The Bee in Publika for RM3.90 each.

Other options: Madagascar vanilla mousse with salted caramel, strawberry with organic fruit preserve, hazelnut praline, wasabi & pistachio with Swiss white choc ganache _ each enjoyable, especially if you like sticky-gooey sweets.

Also now available at The Bee: Purple Cow homemade cupcakes _ creamy ones, with minimal sugar & no artificial flavoring or preservatives. The vanilla bean-infused cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting supplies simple satisfaction.

Purple Cow's bestseller: Chocolate fudge cake. As they describe it: lush & decadent.

Cupcakes are about RM5 each, worth the cost, with premium ingredients. The Cafe Latte cupcake is infused with Indonesian coffee & topped with coffee butter cream.

Wrapping up with cocktails at Art Mansion Bistro: Honey Margarita (tequila, honey) & Waterfall (kahlua, bailey's, blue cacao, midori, brandy). Pretty potent.

Art Mansion Bistro,
Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.
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25 comments:

  1. I've recently rediscovered macarons after tasting some awesome lingonberry ones. Will give this place a check for my sugar fix:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: Omigosh Omigosh lingonberry macarons! That could be an awesome dessert after a meal of Swedish meatballs, heheh =)

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  2. you do love your cupcakes eh. :)

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    1. Michelle: heheh, cupcakes were made to be loved :D

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  3. The wasabi & pistachio one sounds really interesting! Is the wasabi flavour strong?

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    1. Vien: oh, the wasabi taste is distinct but not painful or overpowering. mitigated by the butter cream ganache filling, i think :D

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  4. The cupcakes look good, thanks to the generous amount of frosting.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, i prefer it when cupcakes contain more frosting than cake! :D

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  5. I've had a few disappointing cocktails recently. These ones looks pretty good though.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, cocktails are such a risky business in KL. the misses seem to outnumber the hits =)

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  6. No peanut butter macarons and cupcakes? :P

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    1. CK: heheh, you're a peanut-butter obsessed addict! but no, i think don't have here :D

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    1. Dona87: glad you enjoyed looking at it! :D

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  8. I never tried macaron b4...
    actually i dont know what it called until that day my wife told me...
    kinda expensive huh...

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    1. Simple person: ya, a lot of people don't really enjoy macarons actually. It's often very sweet! Ya, I think it's expensive cos it's difficult to make, and some of its ingredients are also pricey =)

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  9. Man there are so many exciting macaron flavours now, cempedak sounds great!

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    1. Hungry Female: cempedak macarons are really a great marriage of a Malaysian flavor with a French favorite! Who says macarons aren't versatile, heh :D

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  10. Thanks Sean for writing about our cupcakes. And yes, we do have Peanut butter chocolate cupcakes at The Bee.

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    1. KD: thanks, that's great news for my friend then! :D

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  11. beautiful cupcakes but i'll rather go for the paintings that adorn the wall.

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    1. Eiling: some of those paintings are pretty beautiful too, heh :D

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