Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Le Pont Boulangerie @ Bedford Business Park

Le Pont - French for 'The Bridge' - opens this week, bidding to become one of Old Klang Road's prime new F&B landmarks, with an European-accented menu that's meted out in a fascinatingly fashioned three-level space comprising a bakery & a cafe.

This venue is kicking off with a trial run, offering patrons 50 percent off their bill on Wednesday, May 20, ahead of its official launch Thursday. Come in for a sneak peek of street-level shelves that'll soon brim with bread & pastries; then chill out while waiting to be seated for a meal or coffee on the two floors upstairs. Go up down, up down, up down, for photography's sake.

Le Pont's starting line-up is respectable - noteworthy offerings include two types of rocket salad: a meatless version with braised beetroot & fennel, blessed with the perkiness of a lightly sweet apple dressing & beetroot sauce (RM14.50), & another with roast beef, marinated pimento peppers & aioli (RM18.50). Good ingredients for these, capably prepared & put together.

Le Pont's soups however illustrate the hit-or-miss possibilities here - we like the creamy French-inspired corn soup with tender mustard crab meat, chives & focaccia, its flavours balanced between robust & restrained (RM9.50), but the thin & weak Tuscan-influenced borlotti bean broth leaves solely a positive visual impression, thanks to its rice paper net covering (RM9).

Pastas might not be Le Pont's strong suit - we ordered three, & the one that hit the mark was the briny linguine simmered in prawn stock, served with prawns, parsley, basil, capers & cherry tomatoes (RM27). Skip the spaghetti tossed in a bland anchovy sauce, supposedly seaweed-seasoned (RM19; its saving grace is a savoury-snappy anchovy bread-stick). The tagliatelle carbonara with beef bacon, sauteed mushrooms & little-to-no truffle oil is flat-tasting & clumpy-textured (RM20.50).

We're happy to report three mains may be worth trying - the pan-fried fish with clams & asparagus (RM26) meets expectations, while the chicken leg is tender comfort food, complemented by red cabbage & lemon-caper sauce (RM23). The beef brisket is a muscular & fleshy chunk of pure protein, made nuanced with wasabi-spiked potato puree, herbs & sauteed veggies (RM35).

Le Pont takes its coffee seriously; its founders own the nearby 3quartercup coffee bar (formerly called Xenri Specialty Coffee). A special mention as well for the hard-working service team here, who mostly invest a clear effort to keep customers satisfied.

Le Pont Boulangerie & Cafe @ Old Klang Road
Bedford Business Park, Off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Thurs, 8am-12am; Fri-Sun, 8am-2am

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16 comments:

  1. Oh yes - bring on the bakeries! Nothing like a freshly baked crusty baguette.

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    1. The Yum List: i was really tempted to purchase an entire baguette! :D

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  2. Looks real classy.

    They have places for people to sit and wait for a table? Now, THAT, I like!!! I cannot understand why people would be so foolish as to go and stand in line for a long long time at a place (especially if it is in the sun!!!) to give money to people. Customer first! They do not respect us, we do not respect them...and take our business elsewhere - nothing can be THAT good. I'd much sooner settle for something less. Maybe it's a young people thing, something trendy.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, that's quite a rant about standing in line for food ... yeah, i'm not a fan of queues either ... luckily we didn't have to wait too long for a table here! :)

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  3. I love freshly baked bread!

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    1. Linda: you're right, fresh bread is the best! :D

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  4. wow what a place! they seem to have a good variety of pasta

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    1. Ken: oh yes, a full page dedicated to different pasta recipes :)

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  5. Although the food might be hit and miss, all look pretty! Hehehe.

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    1. CK; heheh, ya, and it's just a 10-minute drive here from your home :D

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  6. well, it looks like fine dining, supported~

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    1. Happy walker: glad you like of the food :)

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  7. Hi, just to update Le Pont Boulangerie has now open and offer 20% off total bill till end of June on dining, bakery, drink (except bottled drink, i think). The pastries are really good.

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    1. Siao1: thanks for the update! sounds like a good time to return to le pont :)

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  8. Loved d breads and pastries.. yummy!
    Coffee also not bad.

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  9. Foodies visiting Bedford can enjoy a whole range of different cuisines without venturing out of Bedford.


    Restaurants in Bedford

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