Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Press Room @ Pavilion

The Press Room has taken its time to fan out, finally branching out this month to Pavilion, nearly three years after first opening in Bangsar Shopping Center.
Entries on The Press Room at BSC: Nov. 23, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, 2009.

But this isn't a carbon copy of BSC's Press Room; singular specialties here include toasted 'Poilane' bread, named for the French boulanger Lionel whose stone-ground flour, wood-fired sourdough inspired what's served at Pavilion's Press Room Bistro.

Relish The Press Room's bread with crimson cold cuts like beef cecina and turkey chorizo ...

 ... or some of the creamiest seafood pate commercially available in KL ...

 ... or cheese: Roquefort and Reblochon were what we had, but Brie and Camembert are ready for customers craving milder flavors.

Also exclusive to Pavilion's Press Room: a European Josper charcoal broiler oven, supplying indoor barbecue-like possibilities for not only this rib-eye steak but a selection of salmon, tuna, prawns, spring chicken and lamb. Offered through midnight, with vanilla-apple puree.

Might rank this my favorite lasagna of 2012. Can't-be-beaten comfort food, splendidly soft, made luxurious with mushroom duxelles and white truffle oil.

Ron Zacapa Mojito and Pressroom Reporter (tanqueray 10, grand marnier, lemon juice, soda).

Paul Jaboulet red and white, sold by both bottle and glass.



The Press Room Bistro,
Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
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34 comments:

  1. I love a good crusty sourdough! yummmmm especially with cheese and jam! btw, is there meat in the lasagna?? or just purely mushrooms??

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    1. Vien: the sourdough here's pretty good, with the right amount of crunch and chew. I'd happily eat it on its own, heh =) and it's a meatless lasagna. It's all mushrooms inside, very fine :D

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  2. Tat lasagna...so fine, so beautiful, so yummeh =)

    I like a lamb from the Josper charcoal broiler oven...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: hope you'll get to try the lasagna soon, I think you would enjoy its smoothness =) I didn't order the lamb, but I figure it would be nice too :D

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  3. Since I shop (mostly window shop) often, pavilion might be a better choice compared to BSC..

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    1. Leo: hi, long time no see (online)! Hope you and jenn and the kids have been fine =) yeah, maybe you can consider this place for a quick bite sometime. They also do egg breakfast dishes and sandwiches that children might enjoy :D

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  4. Getting more and more choices for food in Pavilion now, good for me, hahaha. :)

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    1. CK: and all these new choices for food at pavilion also serve wine and cocktails, good for me, heheh :D

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  5. Josper ovens are great - they really give the meat that nice charcoal flavour. YUM.

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    1. Baby Sumo: a miracle of modern cooking technology! Maybe if I ever move into a bigger home, I should think about getting that oven :D

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  6. I like lasagna too..
    last time I tried to make and it was just average..

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    1. Simple Person: maybe can try making again a few more times. practice makes perfect, heheh :D

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  7. Pavilion is definitely the place to go for food choices these days!

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    1. The Yum List: i've been in and out of pavilion a lot this past week! :D

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  8. I also see that the lasagna looks quite good. Can see its well cooked and the filling is pretty generous.

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, the lasagna exceeded my expectations. it's pretty pricey at about RM35++, but every bite was bliss :D

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  9. Have not been to Pavilion lately and I see there are lots of new restaurants now. Somehow, the lasagna doesn't look appetising. But I guess looks can be deceiving. Hehe.

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    1. Chong: yeah, it's worth exploring pavilion this weekend if you have a chance. heh, i think my shot of the lasagna is a bad one. i should have figured out another way to take the shot. but ya, it's much tastier than it looks, heh :D

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  10. Favourite lasagna of 2012? That I have to try! :D

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: and amazingly, it's a meatless lasagna summore! i think even garfield might approve :D

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  11. Aww it's always nice to see different food at different branches of the same restaurant. Gives us a reason to visit multiple locations. =D

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    1. Drops of Contentment: true, we have to give props to the pressroom for making sure that there's a special reason to visit each of its outlets :D

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  12. Ahh I have to agree with you.. the Lasagne looks Amazing! I'd rank it the best-looking lasagne for 2012! hehe

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    1. Iamthewitch: high five! i wish i could tar pao some of that lasagna and reheat it for a tea-time snack now in my office pantry :D

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  13. ah.. i see they have similar furniture piece in Pavilion branch as well! Can't wait to visit them soon. =)

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    1. Jean: yeah, the pressroom identity is still intact here! hope you enjoy your visit :D

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  14. I'm not a lasagna fan but that piece you had there looked seriouslt good ;-)

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    1. Pureglutton: ya, i'm actually not a fan of lasagna either (it's usually too stodgy, with mediocre ingredients), but the one here at the pressroom is top-notch :D

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  15. The toasted Poilane bread is yummeh. A lil hard for som. Loved it with the pate that they served especially the duck pate.

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    1. Missyblurkit: i guess sourdough-type of bread is a love-it-or-dislike-it sort of thing. i love, heheh! i didn't manage to try the duck pate, but i'm guessing it'd be great too :D

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  16. wow so now Press Room has ventured into Pavilion. Looks like Pavilion is the next-most happening place in KL after Changkat BB.

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, i've been spending a lot of time this month in pavilion! :D

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  17. the menu is it different with Bangsar Shopping Centre?

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    1. Jolie: the menu is different actually. there are josper oven-cooked meat and seafood here, and also different kinds of sandwiches and salads. but the overall feel of the menu is similar =)

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