Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Renoma Cafe Gallery @ Bukit Bintang

Renoma Cafe Gallery: Round Three. Earlier entries: September 18 & October 31.

Sometimes the complimentary bread here comes with terrific truffle butter (sometimes, no).

Cry fowl by ordering confit of quail, glazed with honey mustard for extra zing, with veggie crudites in a potato basket and lemongrass-kaffir lime leaf coulis.

Or take flight with the chicken wings, pan-roasted with red wine marinade and partnered with crisp turkey ham strips and mushroom sauce.

Barbary duck confit in a recipe more elaborate than most, with dried scallops, potato sarladaise and baby root veggies with sauce moutarde.

Renoma's pate is bold in execution and flavor, made with duck and chicken liver with touches of Malay rendang spices and Chinese Shaoxing wine.

Can't resist steak tartare, nicely assembled here with beef tenderloin, pommery mustard, pickles, capers, pearl onions, soft egg & Granny Smith apple chips.

Ratatouille, Provencal-style stewed veggies with Gruyere de Compte puree & Asian pesto creme. Might not be enough to make a food critic weep, but vegetarians would enjoy them.

Alsace caramelized onion tarts, warm and buttery, mixed with beef bacon and creme fraiche.

Cointreau-laced and French vanilla ice cream. Soft and smooth, but could be creamier.

We'd love to see a wider wine selection at Renoma, especially in the more moderate price range.

Live, jazzy-poppy performances can be enjoyed some nights. Probably Fridays.

Renoma has also opened its first-floor section, an alfresco area for late-night meet-ups.



Renoma Cafe Gallery,
510, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2143-9919

24 comments:

  1. Weren't you here the other day or did I see this in somebody else's blog? The place with the same name as men's underwear... LOL!!! The tarts look awesome. Been ages since I made any - gets lazier and lazier as one grows older. Sigh!!!! Everything looks real good - the duck, the wings...and ooooo...I love eggs, soft and runny like that. Slurpssss!!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: i guess i've been visiting this outlet too often and posting too many entries on it, but this is the last one (for now!) :D oh, yeah, there are lots of hits on the menu here, and the ones you mentioned, the tarts, the duck and the beef tartar with the runny yolk are all smash hits =)

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  2. Gimme tat confit of quail, glazed with honey mustard anytime! =)

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    1. Ulric: it's only a five-minute drive away from your office :D

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  3. As (almost) always, you're there when there's no crowd in the cafe! What magic is this? Haha.

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    1. Chong: heheh, go during off-peak hours (it's open all day long, not just for lunch and dinner). oooh, and take snapshots of the parts of the restaurant where the customers aren't sitting :D

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  4. Duck and chicken liver with touches of Malay rendang spices and Chinese Shaoxing wine? That's an interesting combo!

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    1. Bangsar-babe: oh yeah, definitely very fusion in flavor! the best of east and west :D

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  5. I may just go there tomorrow and try that duck drumstick ! Looks like I drive through BB almost every night but never notice it near exit to Tun Razak. And looks like 8:30pm onwards Thursday/Friday with Life Band ! ... Haha, and the Ratatouille, is that not the movie, I hope Remy (the little mouse in the movie) is cooking this one !!!!

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    1. Wong: heheh, ya, it's just across the road of bukit bintang from prince court medical center, so a lot of people would be driving past this area, but many might not notice the restaurant :D i wonder if any of the chefs were inspired by Ratatouille when they chose to include this dish on the menu here :D

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  6. I half expecting this place to serve soup with accompanying underwear :/

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    1. KY: as long as it's fresh, clean and/or new underwear, i wouldn't mind! :D

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  7. I think I'll go on Fridays since I love jazz.

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    1. Baby Sumo: good plan! and it's still not too crowded for now =)

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  8. I love the foie gras burger here!

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    1. Michelle: it's a very memorable burger indeed! :D

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  9. The pate sounds interesting. Rendang spice and Chinese wine...

    I will make it a point to check out the duck confit...

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, the flavors of the spice and wine are subtle but definitely discernible =) and the duck confit here is quite well-prepared. not the tough, stringy or overly salty variety :D

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  10. Is this cafe related to / owned by the other Renoma (the one that sells clothes)? Or is it like a totally unrelated cafe?

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    1. Timing: oh yeah, it's under the same company that sells the clothes, headquartered in france. there's a renoma cafe gallery in paris too =)

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  11. As always, your flawless photos still made the visit look spectacular.

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  12. I agree with you: I love the steak tartare!!

    www.francescainthekitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Francy: it's a great recipe, yeah! =)

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