Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Croisette Cafe, Set Lunch Menu, Bangsar, Malaysia

Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wineGreek SaladCroisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Duck Liver Mousse
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Du Barry (Cauliflower) Cream SoupCroisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Rotissaladiere
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Pasta like Carbonara with Smoked DuckCroisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Seabass Leeks Fondue
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Ducky Patty with Beans like a Cassoulet
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Duck Breast with Garlic Cream
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Chicken Breast with Mushrooms
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Sables duo Mousses and Morello

Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine




Peach Melba and Sable Assorted Fruits Patissiere
Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Owners Michelle and Pierre

“Best value French restaurant in town,” says my foodie girlfriend. “Sexy, cosy, homey,” smiles my neighbour’s aunty. “Healthy, organic and plain old yummy,” declares my business buddy when they tell me about Café Croisette, a French café hidden in a residential building not far from Bangsar Shopping Centre. French Chef Pierre is the man behind the food and local Michelle is the woman (true to her gender) who takes care of everything else.

Cutting costs by locating themselves in a condominium as opposed to an expensive piece of commercial property, the rumour is that the savings they make through a lower rental in this location are passed onto their customers. With their current business lunch promotion it seems that this just might be one rumour that has more truth to it than fallacy.

Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Chocolate Banana Pudding
Tuesday to Friday from 11:45am– 2:00pm guests can fill their tummies with a choice of one of three starters, one of three mains, one of three desserts and a bottle of water for RM30 nett. We tested out a number of these dishes and were blown away by some and quietly satisfied by others. The knockouts of our trial session are as follows.   

Of the starters don’t miss the soups. Both the Pumpkin and the Du Barry (cauliflower) versions are rich and creamy. The Rotissaladiere is also a must. If it doesn’t on appear on the set menu for that day it is worth ordering on its own. The Malaysian version of this Southern French classic is based with roti canai giving a light flaky pastry foundation for the savoury onion, olive and anchovy topping. This interpretation is known as a ‘white’ pizza for its lack of tomato sauce. A fusion type, however, can be found on the regular menu in the form of a Margarita with tomato, pesto and cheese.

Passion Indulgence Slice
The principle plates are all valued at around RM30 if you order directly from the menu, yet the portions remain the same as part of this excellent value for money lunch set. The Chicken Breast with Mushrooms is one of the most succulent I’ve sampled. The Ducky Patty with Beans like a Cassoulet more than pleased the French and English (who has fond memories of family summer vacations in the south of France) diners at our table and the Seabass Leeks Fondue was just as much of a hit.

You might have to visit everyday to sample the desserts. Of the set menu the Sables duo Mousses & Morello, Sable Assorted Fruits Patissiere and Passion Indulgence Slice were scooped up in seconds. Also on the regular menu though is the Chocolate Orange Parfait, Blood Orange Chocolate Cake and, the Triple Choc Mousse which justify a visit in themselves.

Croisette Cafe, Bangsar, French, restaurant, economic, good prices, duck confit, wine
Reasonably Price Wine
The price of wine is quite salient in a post on Croisette Cafe. The exact same bottles found just down the road in eateries in commercial centres selling for well over RM100, are available from RM60 in Croisette Café.  A glass begins at RM12.

See this previous post on 19th January, 2012 for a further review of other menu items, ambience and pictures of the famed desserts.

Reason to visit:  affordable homey French cuisine (and wine) in a cosy café, excellent value set lunches

Croissette Café
Bistro & Pastry Corner
Cascadium Condominium
Level 3 (swimming pool area)
28 Jalan Penaga Bukit Bandaraya Bangsar
Malaysia
Michelle 016 330 4477
Pierre 014 665 7944
http://www.facebook.com/Croisettecafe


17 comments:

  1. Right, I'm gonna go here as soon as I have a free day.

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    1. Oohh, yes - you could probably order a three course menu desserts! :-)

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  2. Ooooo...that's nice. RM30 nett pretty reasonable. Bangsar eh? High class area, all the rich people... You live around there? Wink! Wink!

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    1. Yes, it's a great deal for this quality of French food.

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  3. Looks like a place I have to take my Quay Lo to. Thanks for the heads up. You take gorgeous photos my dear.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it would be a great spot to take your Quay Lo :-)

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  4. I love this place... French food with a homey touch and so affordable!

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    1. Yes, it's wonder you can get a table here at lunch time - for the quality of food and price.

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  5. the ducky patties looks nice...

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    1. That dish in particular was a huge hit with my French and English dining buddies.

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  6. You win the photography prizes this time foodie pal :) Just looking at the duck patty makes me itch to go back!

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    1. Slowly getting better. :-)
      It's just around from your office so I'm sure you'll be in for that duck patty soon - if you haven't already!

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  7. peach melba! located within a condo? i try to google out the place. i have yet to go to midi 57 as it looks rather far from any taxi point. need to put my sneaks on and walk w my man :)

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    1. This one is a short walk up the hill from BSC so you'll be able to get there easily.

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  8. Whoaaa...this looks like a place worth dashing out the office and driving across town to get to! =D

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    1. Lucky people who live nearby. There's nothing like this near my office. If there were I'm sure it would make a killing. I wonder if we could convince them to deliver? :-)

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  9. .thanks for sharing

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