Saturday, June 11, 2016

Brussels Galerie @ Nexus Bangsar South

Brussels Galerie stakes a special claim as the jewel in the Brussels Beer Cafe family's crown - Group Head Chef Andy Low has crafted a menu exclusive to this venue, melding the brand's Belgian foundation with international inspirations. The setting in Nexus Bangsar South is commanding, with a comfortable sense of space from the soaring ceilings & wide-open street view.

One of the highlights at Brussels Galerie is pairing your food with beer, with recommendations from the menu & the service team. Chef Andy suggests starting with a soup & salad - the pork consomme is a clear broth with pork-stuffed ravioli, with the savoury soup poured at the table (RM14.90), while the scallop salad showcases juicy pan-seared specimens tossed with fresh mesclun & an orange basil reduction (RM20.90). Both appetisers are complemented by the clean, enlivening crisp of Belgium's Stella Artois (happy hours: RM18.90 for 250ml or RM29.90 for 500ml; normal hours: RM20.90 for 250ml, RM35.90 for 500ml).

Moules frites have been called Belgium's national obsession, & Brussels Galerie takes pride in delivering a solid interpretation, cooking the pot of succulent mussels with Hoegaarden beer for a richer taste, balanced by lemon zest, coriander & celery, with a substantial side of hot, fluffy fries & dips - a filling meal that two can share (RM57.90). Naturally, the Hoegaarden mussels can be coupled with Hoegaarden White (happy hours: RM18.90 for 250ml, RM29.90 for 500ml; normal: RM20.90/RM35.90).

Speaking of sharing, the pork rib roast is a Brussels Galerie signature, with the lean but tender slab sliced at the table, complete with the unmistakable sound of the crackling's crunch when the knife cuts through it. Enjoy this temptation, fit to fulfill a caveman's lust, with Brussels' variety of creamy kitchen-made sauces, including mustard & garlic or chilli mayo. RM45.90.

Our favourite dish here might be the Golden Chicken, leg meat that's beautifully marinated according to a secret generations-old recipe from one of the Brussels group's founding European chefs, resulting in irreproachably crisp skin & luscious flesh (RM18.90). If you prefer beef, check out the traditional meatballs (RM12.90) topped with sour cream & braised in Leffe Brune sauce, ideally partnered with a perfectly cold Leffe Blonde (happy hours: RM20.90/RM33.90; normal: RM22.90/RM38.90). If you need a sweet finish, the smooth, fruity Hoegaarden Rosee is pretty pleasant. Many thanks to Brussels for having us here.

Brussels Galerie
 G-18, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi,, Kuala Lumpur. 
Mon-Sun, 11am-1am. Tel: 03-2856-0536  or 012-347-2663

The F&B scene at Nexus Bangsar South is heating up! Check out the Chillin' 2016 Facebook Contest @ Nexus Bangsar South Campaign on Bangsar South's Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/BangsarSouth - and stand a chance to win RM300 worth of Nexus Gift Vouchers each week. The contest will run from 7 June 2016 to 1 July 2016.

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6 comments:

  1. siu york and beer definitely my choice.

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    1. Irvine: that's definitely a good combination! :)

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  2. Oh my!!! That huge slab of roast pork!!! I'm sold! :D

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    1. Suituapui: i was happy to see that on the table too! :D

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  3. I can hear the crackling sound of that fried chicken and roasted pork skin LOL

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    1. Choi Yen: yes, especially for the roasted pork ... crunch crunch crunch :)

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