Bistro à TableRestaurant, $$$, French, Petaling Jaya
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- Mon Close
Tue - Sun
- 03 7931 2831
- 6 Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya
- Private RoomYes
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeSmart Casual
- Bring Your Own BottleNo
- Car ValetNo
If you are not familiar with the area, the restaurant may be slightly difficult to locate due to its dim signage and the streetlights surrounding the shop-lots. This isn’t a bad thing, as it complements the interior design and ambience to portray a romantic French casual diner. Its interior is open, yet allows tables to have its own privacy with curtains that separate each table. It’s generally suited for dates, small groups and family dinners.
We recommend the deluxe degustation menu, which is a good gauge of the chef’s talents, and it does not disappoint.
Starter of truffled coddled egg with crouton dust and fleur de sel is beautifully presented, with the crouton dust being mixed with the egg to produce the dish’s dip. The dish yields an innovative experience with the combination of flavours and textures of the dip to go back for. Next is the scallop ceviche with shaved salt-cured foie gras and coconut curry ice cream which is a refreshing yet robust combination of exotic Asian-European flavours and textures. The following house-made truffled ricotta with honey and beef consommé is a wholesome broth.
For mains, the herb crusted NZ lamb with pumpkin sauce and stuffed canai is another unique infusion of local and European flavours and textures. Another main, the smoked Stanbroke angus tenderloin with green tea hollandaise ‘steak frites’ features nicely done smoked meat beautifully presented in a lotus leaf. The accompanying roasted vegetables are showered with a lovely pesto dressing, while the fries are deep-fried to perfection with nary a trace of oil.
To end, go with the scrumptious pomelo Pavlova with vanilla bean cream, white chocolate and candied bitter lime rind. The star dessert’s combination of juicy pomelo, vanilla bean cream, white chocolate and lime rind cuts through the sweetness of the thin, melt-in-the-mouth textures of the Pavlova.
A unique and extensive range of wines from major wine growing regions like France, Argentina, Spain and Australia are available, at reasonable price points from medium to high end, plus vintage wines. The featured house wines complement the flavours offered on the food menu.
We were greeted upon arrival; our reservation recognised and was shown to our table efficiently. Plates and cutlery were attentively cleared. The overall service experience is seamless, largely due to the manager in charge, who is also extremely knowledgeable on the menu and wines.
The total bill of RM325 is reasonable, as guests are feted to a quality and delectable experience as well as innovative flavours. It is recommended to order their set menu to get a taste of their gastronomic creativity, although they do have quite a few key dishes on their a la carte menu. Do get the manager’s recommendations on the wine(s) to pair with the dishes.