A slice of France at The St Regis Kuala Lumpur
Residing within the tall walls of the newly opened The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, The Brasserie is a modern salute to French dining and to European cafés.
The restaurant features high ceilings, a wide and comfortable dining space populated with gorgeous furnishings, refined tableware and an atmosphere that exudes pure luxury.
Well-thought-out features at the restaurant add to the contemporary vibe of the establishment, particularly the uber-cool tin ceiling that pays homage to Malaysia’s early days as a tin mining haven.
Chairs in the restaurant feature a nifty swivelling function, therefore bypassing the need to pullback a seat. A specialist was also hired to optimise the acoustics of the restaurant to prevent outdoor traffic noise from filtering in.
The long counter at the restaurant presents a place for diners to grab a quick bite while stools at the coffee and wine bar similarly give guests the option of grabbing a quick croissant or espresso before hiding out for the day.
When it comes to the food, The Brasserie has four signature dishes that should that have become fast favourites with us here at Malaysia Tatler.
Heirloom Tomato and Creamy Buratta
Extremely fresh and creamy with a slight bite, the Buratta cheese was made all the better with the acidity of the 12-year aged balsamic vinegar and the sweetness of the tomatoes. The dish comes topped with pine kernels and basil that lends a slightly earthy tinge to the cheese and tomatoes. Multi-coloured tomatoes bring the dish to life and makes for a fine starter to a meal at the restaurant.
Thinly Sliced Baby Purple Artichoke
Taking a bite reveals a slightly nutty and starchy flavour combination, with shaved “melanosporum” black truffle to accentuate the natural tastes of the vegetable without overpowering it. Yet, despite the flavours just described, taking a second or third mouthful will reveal a burst of saltiness that makes for a delightfully surprising taste.
Australian Lamb Rack
Cooked perfectly with the crust of the meat seared and salted while its inside is still pink and juicy, this is definitely one of the highlights at this restaurant. Having an extremely clean taste, those worried about the gaminess of the meat will be happy to know that it's at a minimum. A sprinkling of peppercorn opens up the meat’s flavour and the fat adds a delicious taste to each chew, resulting in gratifying mouthfuls.
Grilled Fish of the Day
Nicely seared with charred skin and fresh flaky meat, the Grilled Fish of the Day only needs a squeeze of lemon to make it a wonderful and refreshing dish. The accompanying tomato based ratatouille adds crunch and lends the fish slight acidity when taken together. Add a spritzing of salt onto the fish if you like but it's really unneccessary, for this is a clean tasting and wholesome dish that can be taken during any occasion.
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