Thursday, November 1, 2012

Maison Francaise @ Kia Peng

Maison Francaise: Round Two. Earlier entry: Oct. 4, 2012.

Can't forgo house-baked bread. Can't say no to butter. Both of them together: doubly irresistible.

Provencal-style stuffed zucchini, eggplant & tomato with rucola pesto. Springtime on a platter.

Crispy goat cheese fritters with salad, nuts, fruits & honey dressing. Pretty light, easy to eat.

Here comes heartier fare: a creamy stew of duck & veggies in raspberry sauce.

Pillow-soft ravioli, stuffed with European lobster meat & spinach in bouillabaisse sauce.

Maison Francaise's pistachio ice cream is house-made, served on a tangy bed of berries.

Banana flambe, ripe for a sweet conclusion. Can be part of a RM125++ three-course set dinner.

Maison Francaise serves nice wine-based cocktails for about RM30 a glass.

Kir Provencal (pink grapefruit, rose), Kir Breton (creme de cassis, cedar) & more.

This weekend, Sunday BBQ brunches will begin. Possibly RM180++ with a free-flow of wine.




Maison Francaise,
5, Changkat Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel:  03 2144 1474 Open daily

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26 comments:

  1. Lobster meat in ravioli sounds really good!! I tend to stay away from raviolis cause I've had quite a few bad experiences with them :(( BUT I'd order that anytime!!! hehe and also, I call them "Italian wantans" :P

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    1. Vien: heheh, i must confess, i prefer the italian wantans to the chinese ones! but yeah, ravioli can sometimes flop if the skin is too thick and doughy, and if the filling is bland, or if the sauce is gloopy (so many variables, heh) :D

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  2. You had me at the house baked bread. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: a promising start to the meal! :D

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  3. Never mind, this one I'll pass...unless it's somebody's treat. Hint! Hint! LOL!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i'll keep the hint in mind =)

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  4. I'll be here next week.. cannot wait!.. woohoo..

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    1. Ciki: crossing my fingers that you'll enjoy this place! :D

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  5. I probably would not recognize anything on the menu except the bread and butter! Enjoy your meal !

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    1. Wong: ooh, no worries, even though the bread and butter are technically complimentary, they were a highlight of this meal, heh :D

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  6. Now I can't decide what I want to eat tonight. Should I go for La mexicana or this... Hmmm...

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    1. Smitten By Food: both la mexicana and maison francaise would be worthwhile choices, i think =)

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  7. Yes, to the duck stew! Hehehe...

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    1. Bangsar-babe: it's definitely hard to go wrong with duck! :D

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  8. Food looks irresistably colorful!

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    1. Baby sumo: oh yeah, I'm a fan of the colors here! Lotsa fruits and veggies and sauces :D

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  9. The dishes look so pretty and delicate. Love the vibrant colours...

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    1. Missyblurkit: colors alluring and appetizing! :D

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    1. Cquek: it's good to have more French restaurants in kl! :D

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  11. I am still figuring out where is this place. Hey wanna ask you cos I read from somewhere that they have a cigar smoking corner. So is there really one there?

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    1. Eiling: it's very, very close to klcc. less than a five-minute drive, heh =) i think there is a cigar corner. this restaurant occupies a three-story bungalow, so here are a lot of different areas that they've designed to cater to different customers :D

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  12. I am a huge fan of French cuisine. Degustation menus are supposed to be a sampling of the restaurant's best. I ordered the most expensive degustation menu at RM380++ but I will say honestly that I was very disappointed. French food is always about sauces, and their sauces are generally light. The sauces at Maison Francaise are really heavy. Both the sauce for the veal and the sauce for the duck (stew). The French are good at duck, but I feel the duck here left much to be desired. I have had much better French cuisine in Malaysia, cooked by local chefs, to be honest. JMHO.

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    1. Who's Saying: thanks for voicing your feelings, it's always good to hear genuine feedback from people who've visited these restaurants. I understand what you mean. There've been both hits and misses here for me at maison Francaise. My sense is that they're honestly trying hard, but I agree that they need to rethink a few very important things in order to survive in the long run =)

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  13. Dear sean thank you for such a nice review.
    Could you kindly change telephone number to 03 2144 1474 please?

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    1. Sainy: sure, have changed it =)

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