Monday, November 24, 2014

La Casa @ Verve Suites Shops, Mont Kiara

Mont Kiara's Verve Suites shop-front is fast becoming a hub for noteworthy cafes like La Casa, which recently opened its second branch here, not too far from its other outlet in Solaris Dutamas.

 It's a significantly more spacious outpost for La Casa, comfortable & welcoming. Take a cushy seat & feel free to browse through cookbooks on the shelves; bathed in warm hues, the cafe works well for leisurely lunches & calm, carefree dinners.

 This new branch delves into heartier fare, focusing on French & Italian favourites. For folks who enjoy duck confit, La Casa offers a very respectable rendition, flavourful but not too salty, served with sauteed potatoes & apple-&-orange salad (RM38). Escargots, pate & baked brie with baguette are available too.

 Boeuf bourguignon has a place of a honour too - a hearty interpretation, tender with slow-braised beef & comfortingly creamy with potatoes, onions & veggies. Ideal for rainy nights, after a long day at work.

 Pizzas? Plenty of varieties, but the house speciality is topped with crisp turkey bacon, mushrooms, pineapple, tomatoes, pesto sauce & mozzarella.

 Pasta? Naturally - here's one with halibut, tossed with olives & tomatoes, topped with rocket leaves & balsamic sauce (RM34).

Petit fours: Raspberry panna cotta, lemon frangipane & apricot tart. It's worth noting that La Casa also offers catering services.

 Wine is available - Aussie house-pours start at RM21 per glass. And of course, there's coffee & tea for teetotalers.

 Entry on La Casa at Solaris Dutamas (outside Publika): July 9, 2014.

La Casa
Ground Floor, Verve Shops @ Verve Suites, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

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32 comments:

  1. Looks like Publika and its surrounds are the place to go when you're hungry!

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    1. The Yum List: when the parking woes at publika drive you away, it's good that the verve suites in mont kiara are less than a 10-minute drive away! :D

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  2. Noticed this place wen I visited B-Lab...certainly looks good for a visit...loving the looks of the specialty pizza...crisp turkey bacon, mushrooms, pineapple, tomatoes, pesto sauce & mozzarella...can imagine the flavours =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, la casa at solaris dutamas has so far been getting a positive reception, so hopefully this second branch will also fare well :) i think my slight hesitation for the pizza here is that it's also a medium-thick crust, and i think it'd work better with a thinner crust :)

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    2. I dun mind the medium-thick crust as long as the flavours of the toppings shines through =)

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    3. Ulric: yeah, you're right, ultimately the toppings would form the key to success, heh :)

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  3. I think i'll like the food here!

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    1. Ken: i think you would too! :)

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    1. Optimistic Existentialist: glad you like the look of la casa's fare! :)

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  5. wah, the atmosphere of this place look high class loh~ >.<

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    1. Happy walker: it's casual but pretty stylish in its own way :)

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  6. The food and decor look heartwarming!

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    1. Linda: i'd agree on both counts :)

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  7. Duck!!! Love, love!!! The beef must be so flavourful and so tender...and the pasta looks perfectly done. It has an open-air section, shaded? I'd like that - not too fond of air-conditioned places...but I would want a fan, full blast.

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    1. Suituapui: glad you like the look of all the dishes here :) ooo, i'm the opposite, i prefer air-conditioning in our weather, though ya, i like the outdoors in cooler climates :)

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  8. I know this place! We went to BLab that day, haha.
    Haven't had duck confit and beef bourguignon for long long time.
    One more month to go, then I can go back to eat eat eat, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, i think you can find beef bourguignon in your current location also :D ya, can pair a visit with b-lab with a visit to la casa :) welcome back in one more month! :D

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  9. I had their duck confit before when they was at Desa Park City, it was good :)

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    1. Choi Yen: yay! glad you enjoyed their duck confit before :)

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  10. That confit of duck leg, with its rendered down crispy skin, looks spectacular and should taste awesome! ;)

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    1. Contact.ewew: i always approach duck confit with apprehension, since it can be too stringy and too salty elsewhere. fortunately la casa's version is good :)

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  11. we're embracing ducks more n more, this can only be a good thing :D

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    1. KY: don't duck the duck, that's our motto! :)

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  12. I like this kind of thin crust pizza with generous cheese & toppings! Moreover with bacon lagi best :-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, now i also want to eat some more pizza :)

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  13. lacasa they sale the expired cheeze n buy the spoiled food in cheap .n they sale the more expensive for the guest .they do the same business at desa park city please becarefull the food is dangerous u bealive or not up to u customer

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  14. specially desapark city they sale the mostly expired food

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  15. they tauchered the immigration worker n chef was totally mad becarefull

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  16. u belive or not ask the nearest shop at park city

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  17. this beef check is may be more than 2years at freez

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  18. There was a dead fly inside my mont blanc n the waitress lied to me about the mont blanc on the display being the last one when i asked for fresh one,n after my meal they took out fresh ones that i would have wanted after my meal but instead i was forced to eat their stale one before the meal

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