14 Restaurants To Experience The "World's Greatest French Dinner" In KL This Month
Good France, dubbed the "world's greatest French dinner", returns for its fourth consecutive year, with 18 restaurants taking part in Malaysia, 14 of which will be in Kuala Lumpur. The event's theme this year, which takes place on March 21, will highlight French wine and spirit, along with a menu to highlight this integral part of the cuisine.
Started by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, 2018's Good France will feature a total of 3000 chefs and 3000 menus across 5 continents. Here are the 14 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that will be taking part in this worldwide event and a preview of the dishes they'll be cooking up.
1/15 Yeast Bistronomy
Chef-owner Frank Ruidavet's Yeast group of restaurants has been in the KL region for over 5 years now, carving a name for itself as a casual yet authentic establishment for French food. This year, Yeast Bistronomy in Bangsar will feature their special Good France menu from March 21 to 24, with a lunch and dinner menu at RM56++ and RM128++ per pax respectively.
Winner of our Tatler Legacy award and champion of modern French food, Cilantro joins this year's Good France once again for a meal that will surely wow and please diners. Chef Takashi Kimura, who helms the restaurant, is known for his signature style of taking a few ingredients and fine tuning them to perfection on a plate.
Their menu is currently TBC, but you can head on over to the French embassy's website for future updates.
3/15 The Brasserie
The St Regis Kuala Lumpur's French Mediterranean restaurant celebrates Good France with a small yet focused menu, featuring truffle chicken consommé for the entrée, poached foie gras for the main and la rose des sable, coulis d’orange and sorbet au chocolat for dessert.
The menu will only be available from March 21 to 24 and will be priced for RM288 per pax without drinks. See the full menu for yourself or visit their website to see their dining promotions.
4/15 DC Restaurant
This well-known TTDI restaurant, and winner of our Best Independent Restaurant for 2018, will be releasing 3 special menus in ode to Good France, offering five, seven and eight course options. The talented chef Darren Chin will include his signature staples, such as takao cold somen with bafun uni, truffle celeriac with vegétal and 3s silky egg custard with Sapporo snow crab and agrumes, across the board.
Only available from March 20 to 25, those interested can see the full menus, ranging from RM 328++ to RM 568++ per pax, for themselves on the French Embassy's website or the restaurant's website.
5/15 2 Ox French Bistro
Over at The Row, Chef Phillip Murray Dominic joins the festive celebration of excellent French cuisine with a menu priced at RM150 per pax for one starter, cheese course, main and dessert. Feast on dishes like poached tiget prawns terrine, roasted barramundi fillet and end with a dark chocolate mousse.
Available from March 21 to 25, take a look at the full menu and check out their Facebook Page for more information.
6/15 Enfin By James Won
A Krug and Hennessy ambassador, Enfin's approach to fine French foods is fun, engaging and extremely delicious. For Good France, the restaurant will be serving their signature dinner menu all month long from March 1 to 31. Expect whimsical and ambrosial dishes that will reward you with an evening to remember.
Priced at RM483++ for four courses and RM528++ for five per pax, those interested can head over to the French embassy's website or the restaurant's website for the full rundown.
7/15 Nook, Aloft Hotel Kuala Lumpur
A wide cast of local chefs are taking part in this year's Good France, stepping up the game for the local dining scene. Nook over at Aloft Hotel will also feature a special menu this March 19 to 23, featuring a 3-course menu with twists on classics the likes of deconstructed classic beef bourguignon and foie gras torchon.
Priced at RM180 nett per person, taking a look at the full menu will give you a better sense of what they are offering. Also, visit the hotel's official website for more information.
8/15 Nathalie Gourmet Studio
Another local French dining institution, this enterprising chef is well known for her authentic cuisine around town. Her restaurant in Solaris Dutamas will be featuring its own menu interpretation for Good France this March 21, touting mouthwatering dishes like Hokkaido scallop in snail butter cremolata and snail ragout tartar, along with truffled Brie in espuma puff fingerger, to name a few.
Priced at RM280++ per person, you can check out the full menu for yourself or visit the restaurant's official website.
9/15 French Feast
Rustic and charming with a Malaysian decor twist, French Feast will be serving a one-night only menu for Good France on March 21 at RM95++ for three courses and RM120++ for four courses per person. With a focus on duck, diners can look foward to starting with a duck salad, moving on to duck confit boxing and ending with apple and prunes croustade sceneted with Armagnac liquor.
See the full menu for yourself or checkout the restaurant's Facebook page.
Chef Romain Fabre cooks up a storm for this year's Good France at Supperclub, TREC. If dishes like roasted lamb rack, black pepper sauce and mashed potatoes along with seared Hokkaido scallops, celeriac purée, glazed chestnut and lobster bisque seems right up your alley, this celebratory menu very well be for you.
Available for one night only on March 21 and priced at RM288++ per head, those interested should take a look at the full menu or visit their website.
11/15 Maison Francaise
This respected French restaurant will feature their Good France menu for one-night on March 21. Priced at RM320++ per pax, gourmands will get to indulge in slow cooked rump of lamb, broad beans and anchovy loin, French Larnaudie foie gras custard, smoked eel and Barigoule artichoke, before ending the meal with a selection of French cheeses and a white chocolate dessert.
See the full menu or visit their Facebook page to learn more.
Casual French eatery Cocott' in TTDI also joins in on the fun, with Chef Geoffroi Herin dishing out two sharing menus for the worldwide celebration this March 21. Australian beef rib-eye cooked in choron sauce, confit potatoes cooked in duck fat with thyme and garlic, as well as a durian tropézienne tart all appear as menu standouts.
Priced at RM249 for a party of 2 to 3 pax over 6 dishes and RM349 for 3 to 4 pax for 9 dishes, would-be diners can view the full menus or their head over to their website for more information.
Available from March 16 to 24, chef Evert Onderbeke of Soleil will serve up a medley of good eats for the occasion. Enjoy razor clams cooked with marinated shallots, tomato salsa and garlic confit vinaigrette as well as Brittany blue lobster with spring vegetables cooked in a lemon balm emulsion, before ending the meal with a yuzu souffle.
The restaurant's menu will debut at RM320++ per pax, with an additional add-on of RM120++ for wine pairing. If this tickles your fancy, take a look at the full menu or visit the restaurant's website.
14/15 L'Orangerie, Help College Of Arts & Technology
Help College's culinary arts sector's restaurant, L'Orangerie, also joins Good France, with Chef Mohammed Razif Haron leading the kitchen team. Highlights include chicken gruyere with sautéed mushrooms, zucchini and tomato verrines bouillabaise and classic french napoleons.
Priced at a reasomable RM65++ per pax on March 21, you can try the cooking skills of budding local chefs over here. Take a look at the full menu to see if this this is worth a try.
15/15 Beyond Kuala Lumpur
Four other restaurants in Malaysia are joining this year's Good France, with Le Cordon Bleu institute in Sunway, Garvy's French Dining in Ipoh, Arte Restaurant in Penang, and L' Atelier in Kota Kinabalu rounding out Malaysia's participance.