Monday, February 13, 2017

Brasserie 25 @ Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

The flagship restaurant of YTL's latest luxury hotel is this French-inspired outpost in downtown KL, bringing a brick-&-copper burnish to the bailiwick of Chow Kit. Brasserie 25 at Hotel Stripes is a short stroll from lunchtime landmarks like Yut Kee & The Row, & it's impeccably suited for business meals; the setting is inviting & the service is welcoming, befitting of a hotel that's part of the global Marriott-linked Autograph Collection brand of boutique accommodations in culturally vibrant neighbourhoods.

The menu is a what's-what roll call of French brasserie classics - the cassoulet of duck confit with lamb sausages & stewed white beans (RM60) hits hearty, heart-warming notes; have the hot-&-creamy baked camembert with black truffle paste (RM40) for a flavourful side. Alternatively, escargots, foie gras, chicken fricassee, braised beef cheeks & bouillabaisse beckon.

Fans of high tea will surely find their way here for savoury & sweet spreads (RM60 per person) - lift the lid on salty bites that merge French & Malaysian sensibilities, such as duck confit wontons, curry puffs & sambal-topped fries, followed by an eat-all-you-want sugar rush of tarts, petit-four-style cakes & madeleines. Wash down with Cameron Highlands tea, caffe crema & European-motifed cocktails including the French Blonde (RM30, with Carpano Bianco vermouth, gin, elderflower & grapefruit).

Brasserie 25
Hotel Stripes, 25, Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur. Hotel Tel: 03-2038-0000

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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful hotel... cant wait to visit! :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: and it's just a two-minute walk from my former office building, at the other hotel where we once met at the lobby with your family ;)

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  2. This is an awesome place, stunning!!! Wowwww!!! The duck and lamb dish - I'm drooling plus plus!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, I couldn't resist ordering the cassoulet - the duck component was particularly satisfying ;)

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  3. Nice hotel, and great place for tea. :D
    I haven't had duck confit for ages......

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    1. CK: ooo, the duck confit here is quite worthwhile - not dry, not too salty ;)

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  4. I think Yut Kee is bound to benefit from a flow of tourists/customers to their place looking for local food (haiz, even more waiting time for us locals!). The duck confit looks fabulous. The high tea serving shown here is for how many persons by the way?

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    1. Contact.ewew: you're right! the travellers who stay here will make a beeline for yut kee (which i haven't been to in years!) ;) the high tea here was for two persons, but the desserts tray is supposed to be a free flow, so you can take as much as you want :)

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