Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rendez-Vous French Restaurant @ Bangsar

Returning to Rendez-Vous for another tryst with French fare. Earlier entry on Rendez-Vous: August 17.

Starting with a 'salad' this time, though there's much more protein than fibre on this plate. Rendez-Vous serves a hearty interpretation of the classic 'salade perigourdine' (RM32++), with succulent Parma ham, unctuous semi-cooked foie gras terrine, smoked duck breast, sliced pork bacon, & the surprise star - a ramekin of potently flavoursome chicken liver pate.

Eggs Mimosa (RM19++) are another likely attraction - hard-boiled eggs stuffed with a creamy, mayo-mingled yolk mix.

Fans of scallops, have 'em served on a shell here with a savoury Rivesaltes muscat wine sauce of a vivid hue. RM40++.

Salted cod fish brandade, topped with potato puree in the traditional fashion of Nimes (RM32++). The mash is salted, always the keyword to remember when deciding whether to order brandade; it's enjoyable enough if your threshold for sodium is high.

Dishing out desserts: A bevy of French specialities, from the 'floating island' meringue on a lake of creme anglaise (RM12++) ... 

 ... to this Brittany prune-tinged flan (RM12++), appealingly plated with starfruit & orange slices ...

 ... to the crowd-pleasing creme brulee, served in different flavours each evening - depending on your fortune, you might experience coffee or chocolate or even pistachio or passion fruit (RM12++).

 Sorbet is served too (lime, apple or pear; RM8 for one scoop) - if you like, have it flambeed.

 All manner of liquor is available, including refreshing French-inflected cocktails like the Polignac Mojito - made with Cognac instead of rum - & the Le Cana'rie (Ricard, lemon, bitters, soda; RM26++).

A secret stash: Smirnoff vodka marinated for two weeks with macerated candy for a sweetened sensation.

Rendezvous Traditional French Restaurant
100 Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-2202-0206
Website: www.rendez-vous.com.my


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20 comments:

  1. Ya, I remember you blogging about this place before. Attracting lots of expatriates, I see. Bet it's good...must be authentic or pretty near, at least. I love creme brulee, the usual - sure would love to try their special twists in the lovely dessert.

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    1. Suituapui: a good crowd of french food lovers, i think ... i'm usually not into creme brulee these days, but some of my companions are :)

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  2. The eggs look very appealing, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: a nice recipe that we don't see in many restaurants here :)

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  3. Ooh, I so want to try that vodka creation.

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, ask for the secret stash! :)

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  4. Sounds like an ideal place for a drink!

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    1. Ken: for dinner and drinks, both! :D

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  5. I was there too for my 2nd time today

    Loved the vodka thing, it really packs a punch!

    They way they moved tables to create a larger table for bigger parties brought a chuckle to my soul, it's just like how they do it back in Paris!

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    1. Reno: heh, now you've got me lusting after the vodka again ... it sent us out on quite a high :) hopefully the next time i'm here, they'll do that table-moving trick again :D

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    2. Next time try their absinth , One shot and you will be seeing fairies

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    3. Reno: i gotta admit, i don't like absinthe ;)

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  6. Marinated vodka sounds intriguing...shame about the salty food :(

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: they're about as serious here about their drinks as they are their dining :D oh, only the cod fish brandade is too salty ... but it's always salty everywhere (the versions in spain and portugal, etc, are all too salty for me too) :D

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  7. Haven't had scallop for long long time, craving.....

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    1. CK: ooo, hopefully you'll find some delicious scallops soon :)

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  8. That's the best salad that a carnivourus person can have! parma ham and foie gras to add to other gems!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, the presence of parma ham and foie on that plate was dreamy! :D

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  9. Whoa... looks like their menu has many many "'unique" stuff from the usual "french" restaurants!

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    1. Rebecca: the sauces and some of the ingredients they choose definitely have some interesting regional influences :)

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