Saturday, September 7, 2013

Soleil @ PJ Section 17

Soleil: Round Three. Earlier entries: August 6 & August 23.

Spring rolls, blessed with the best crispy-thin skin, stuffed with succulent braised duck leg & portobello mushroom (RM36++. Flog no dead horses; it's established that Soleil's expensive).

Veal sweetbread (RM88++), a king's ransom of a chunky serving, with fragrantly truffle-tinged tagliatelle, red wine sauce & sauteed spinach.

Cheese platter (RM41++), with supple-soft-stinky French varieties to swoon over.

Really love the pungent Livarot cow's-milk cheese (some will loathe its 'barnyard' odor); also like the Saint-Nectaire with its rough rind & Fourme d'Ambert & Selles-sur-Cher goat's-milk cheese.

Chocolate lovers, rejoice: Soleil's triumvirate of dark choc mousse, Ghana choc parfait & financier (served with passion fruit, RM26++) is thoroughly triumphant.

'New style' choc-cherry Black Forest, made complex with lime, yogurt & blackberry sorbet. A busy, fussy-looking plate, but fun to eat through.

Hot peppermint tea, a refreshing accompaniment to the rich desserts.

Soleil serves its own East-West signature cocktails, such as the Soleil Delight (white rum, mint, pineapple, calamansi, simple syrup, ginger, cardamom, potently pleasurable for only RM24++) & Majestic Beach (tequila, grand marnier, orange, lime, ginger, Thai basil).

A Martini of vodka, peach schnapps & lemongrass, alongside a classic Planter's Punch.

White Russian & Brandy Alexander; couldn't ask for better nightcaps.

Soleil Restaurant & Wine Bar,
22A, Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Same row as Bistro a Table & Verona Trattoria
Tel: 03-7932-5989
Open for lunch & dinner, except Wednesdays.
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27 comments:

  1. We tried the black forest before and we quite like it! A very different black forest, hehe.

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    1. CK: ya, true hor, it has a bit of a similar flavor to a black forest cake, i think, but it looks totally different and is not a cake at all, heheh :D

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  2. I love chocolate. And I also love peppermint tea. :)

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    1. Linda: ooo, i must admit i don't drink tea very much, but yeah, peppermint tea's both refreshing and calming, somehow. meanwhile, chocolate gets me on a sugar high :D

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  3. Spring roll skin looks overdone but duck!!! Oooo...I like!

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    1. Suituapui: i'm a duck fan too! i try to order it whenever possible, and it worked well in this spring roll, quite flavorsome =)

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    1. Mr Lonely: ya, it's one of the better restaurants in PJ now ;D

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  5. High end stuff! First time see popia with duck filling!

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    1. Wong: heheh, i guess spring rolls are versatile... we can stuff chicken, duck, pork, even beef in them :D

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    1. Cquek: a feast for both the eyes and the stomach! =)

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  7. Cheese platter is something for me! Love the combination between cheese and wine, best la!

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    1. Ken: heh, true, you're right. Even the cheese platter on its own is great, but when paired with some proper wines, it takes it to the next level =)

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  8. Aha! Spring rolls with stuffed braised duck and portobello mushroom is really something. Such a brilliant combi. Why haven't I thought of that when making spring rolls...

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    1. Sycookies: ooo, if it's a successful combo in your home kitchen, let us know! it could be a fun recipe to make :D

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  9. wow fancy having such a fine looking food at PJ! this one is a keeper hopefully!!

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    1. AugustDiners: ya, crossing fingers that soleil will be around for a very long time to come! =)

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  10. Birthday is coming up soon.. so can hint hint to Hubby :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, i'm sure hubby is perceptive enough to take the hint! but am also sure that wherever he plans it, you'll have a great birthday lunch! :D

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  11. Dessert looks fab! Definitely right to have some peppermint tea with the desserts!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, they definitely put as much effort into their desserts as their main courses. heh, and even though i don't usually drink tea, this one was welcome =)

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  12. The interior is simply grey and doesn't portray true French concept. Portioning for food is far less smaller than you can have in France.

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  13. Interior is not a real contemporary French concept. Ratio of price vs food portioning is imbalance as to eat in France.

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  14. No music, soundproofing and kids below age 6 can still be allowed. Fine dine? Noisy with no fine dine atmosphere.

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  15. Was there last month, and it was a huge disappointment.

    There were a fairly large fish bone on my fish dish and it went straight into my gum. Ouch! I thought it was supposed to be boneless???

    My wife's mutton with black pepper sauce, I'm not sure was it because of over 'ajinamoto' or what, I was darn thirsty after eating half of it, and for the entire evening!

    Overall taste was only average, nothing to shout about. I had better with half the price tag.

    Food presentation wise, what food presentation.. it was poor... and downright disgusting for the mango pudding desert thing.

    For RM300 plus for 2 person, I would rather bring my entire family out for seafood dinner than returning there.

    Recommendation, don't bother.

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  16. Is this restaurant pork-free???

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