New Menu at Rendez-Vouz Traditional French Restaurant Bangsar

[Review]

I first visited Rendez-Vouz back in December last year (which you can read here – https://timchew.net/2015/12/14/food-review-rendez-vous-french-restaurant-in-bangsar/) however they have recently acquired the services of a new chef – Chef Benjamin from France, and with him came a new menu. The new menu elevates the dishes to a higher level while maintaining the reasonable prices that the restaurant is famous for.

The ambience of Rendez-Vous Bangsar is more of an upscale French bistro, where you take the time to enjoy your food and drinks with good company. The French are known to really enjoy their mealtimes which can stretch several hours so if you have some time to spare, come over for some drinks, then have some food, slowly and course by course, inter-spaced by more drinks, then some dessert and more drinks!

 

The Amuse Bouche

The Amuse Bouche

Some traditional French aperitifs to start

Some traditional French aperitifs to start

The Pernod which is mixed with some water resulting in a pretty refreshing drink. Great to work up an appetite.

The Pernod which is mixed with some water and ice resulting in a pretty refreshing drink. Great to work up an appetite.

A coffee aperitif based cocktail which I really liked as I’m a coffee lover.

 

Half cooked eggs with Parisian style Gnocchi - RM22.00

Half cooked eggs with Parisian style Gnocchi – RM22.00

Topped with a beautifully half-cooked egg which we broke and mixed into the creamy and cheesy bechamel sauce making an emulsion that went perfectly with the complimentary pieces of toasted baguette. This is the restaurant’s star dish and I fully recommend that you try it unless you happen to be allergic to cheese. The gnocchi and little sprinkles of vege, baby tomatoes and mushrooms added depth and difference in texture to this starter.

We paired this with Côtes Du Rhône wine from France. Wine by glass is priced at RM32.00 and Rendez-vous has a decent selection of both old world and new world wines to go along with your meal.

 

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Côtes Du Rhône wine from France

 

 

Candied Tuna '' Thon Confit '' - Rm25.00

Candied Tuna ” Thon Confit ” – RM25.00

Prettiest dish of the night! This is a dish I’d expect in a fine-dining restaurant at exorbitant prices. Eat the pieces of tuna with the sauce and pickles after squeezing the lime over it. 

This was paired with a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile.

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Pork belly and crispy ‘‘ Gribiche‘‘ style pork feet, mushroom cannelloni - RM49.00

Pork belly and crispy ‘‘ Gribiche‘‘ style pork feet, mushroom cannelloni – RM49.00

This is a dish after my own heart! A succulent piece of pork belly that melts in your mouth. 

 

Paired with Baron Monbarduc wine

Paired with Baron Monbarduc wine

 

Sea bass fillet, creamy carrot puree and avruga caviar, citrus vinaigrette - RM58.00

Sea bass fillet, creamy carrot puree and avruga caviar, citrus vinaigrette – RM58.00

A piece of sea bass in a bowl of frothy carrot puree and topped with caviar. This dish involved some cooking technique as Chef Benjamin added some stripes to the top of the fish making it very eye-catching indeed! A nice and hearty dish and we used the pieces of baguette to mop up the leftover sauce!

 

Whole lobster cooked into its juice and served with toasted bread with caviar - RM109.00

Whole lobster cooked into its juice and served with toasted bread with caviar – RM109.00

LOBSTER! Lovely chunks of lobster infused with its own juice and topped with some vege which I really didn’t care much about (I don’t like vege and who’s gonna eat vege when there’s lobster right?). The lobster juice made this dish sweet and tasty while the veges added some texture and colour to the dish. The surprisingly good accompaniment was the piece of toast which was topped with caviar! Caviar and lobster – a match made in heaven!

Both the fish and the lobster were paired with a Pinot Grigio.

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Sinful chocolate and caramel - RM26.00

Sinful chocolate and caramel – RM26.00

When they say sinful, they really mean it! Fortunately it was not too sweet and the house made salted caramel ice cream was totally addictive! A very decadent and rich dessert indeed and is perfect for chocolate lovers.

 

Wei Lynn like most girls, has a special dessert stomach! She will complain she's full before we finish the mains but then when the dessert arrives miraculously she can eat it!

Wei Lynn like most girls, has a special dessert stomach! She will complain she’s full before we finish the mains but then when the dessert arrives miraculously she can eat it!

 

Lemon tart with hard and soft meringue - RM22.00

Lemon tart with hard and soft meringue – RM22.00

This is definitely an Instagram worthy dessert! The lemon meringue tart comes with both hard and soft meringue, giving variance in texture. Tart and creamy, soft and crunchy, all in one dish! This one is definitely for you sweet tooths out there!

 

 

We paired both the desserts with bubbly prosecco.

Prosecco - RM42.00

Prosecco – RM42.00

We also had some digestifs to help digest the meal.

 

 

Polignac Reserve - RM36.00

Polignac Reserve – RM36.00

Any idea how the pear got into the bottle? This one was pretty strong and not for light drinkers!

Any idea how the pear got into the bottle? This one was pretty strong and not for light drinkers!

Selfie with my Huawei P8

Selfie with my Huawei P8

Wei Lynn with the young and good looking chef

Wei Lynn with the young and good looking chef

A group pic with the young and vibrant team behind Rendez-vous Bangsar

A group pic with the young and vibrant team behind Rendez-vous Bangsar

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Look out for some special events such as stand up comedy or jazz band nights happening upstairs at Upstage Lounge which is also under Rendez-Vous.

 

Rendez-Vous French Restaurant is located at:

100, Lorong Maarof,

Bangsar Park,

59000 Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia.

 

Phone:+60 3-2202 0206

Website: http://rendez-vous.com.my/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rendezvousbangsar/

Opening hours: Daily from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 1:00am

  

 

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Canon eos m10

Canon EOS M10

The photos above were shot with the Canon EOS M10.

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