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
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