Soleil Modern European Restaurant Opens in Damansara City Mall Kuala Lumpur

[Review]

 

I recently attended the media preview of the new Soleil Restaurant & Bar which moved from its previous premises in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. I previously tried their Malaysia International Gourmet Festival which you can read about here – https://timchew.net/2015/10/09/migf-review-soleil-modern-european-restaurant/ thus I was really looking forward to see what Chef Evert and his culinary team had to offer this time!

The new premises occupies 4,000 sq feet in the newly opened and still rather unoccupied Damansara City Mall (DC Mall) in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. It brings over the familiarity of the old premises by having two (2) private dining rooms, however new additions include a new contemporary dining section, an al fresco dining area, and the Chef’s Table comprising 5-seat dining area which allows a bird eye view of Chef Evert preparing his creations. There’s also a casual dining menu at the bar section which offers some light bites to go along with the drinks and draught beers.

 

The al fresco dining area outside

The bar

Soleil serves three (3) different types of Belgian beer on tap

Soleil even has their own draught beer which is imported from Belgium!

The wine cellar

The wine cellar can hold up to a few hundred bottles and even keep bottles purchased by diners at the restaurant. Soleil is under the same group of companies as SW Wine Depot and thus has a large selection of 300 old world and new world wines readily available.

A notable addition to the restaurant is the Wine Emotions Machine which allows diners to drink by the glass instead of by the bottle. The main benefit is that this allows diners to discover more wines including those that are premium without having to purchase the whole bottle.

You get to choose from three (3) volumes with their corresponding price displayed above the bottle. To use, simply purchase a debit card from the counter then use it with the vending machine!

The restaurant is divided into a few dining areas. This is the high table/ chair area.

The low table/ chair dining area

One of the private rooms which is decorated to the Louis XIII cognac theme, and comfortably fits 10 to a dozen pax

Chef Evert Onderbeke

BARAMUNDI CEVICHE – RM35.00

Pequillo Pepper, Tomato Salsa, Coconut, Pineapple Crystals

SEARED HOKKAIDO SCALLOPS – RM48.00

Green Pea Custard, Snow Pea, Mint, Green Pea Soup

CHARRED ARTICHOKE FRITTATA – RM30.00

DUCK LEG CONFIT – RM30.00

PAN FRIED WHOLE DOVERSOLE – RM150.00

Brown Butter, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado

GRILLED FREMANTEL OCTOPUS – RM135.00

Sweet and spicy red pepper relish, homemade pickles.

PAELLA (for 2 persons) – RM160.00

Tiger Prawn, Calamari, Turkey Chorizo

SLOW COOKED LAMB RUMP – RM75.00

 

BRAISED BEEF CHEEK – RM60.00

Miso Butter Sauce, Kimchi Pancake, Beetroot Ketchup

Lovely! Simply lovely! Super tender beef cheek that melts in the mouth! The miso butter sauce was tasty and unique and I used the kimchi pancake to mop up the remaining sauce! The beetroot “ketchup” was a very interesting component in this dish however I’m not much a fan of beetroot.

BOMBE ALASKA (for 4 persons) – RM120.00

Flambe With Orange Brandy, Fresh Berries

PLANET SOLEIL (minimum 3 persons) – RM50.00 per person

Sharing Dessert Plated On Your Table By The Chefs

CROQUEMBOUCHE (for 4 persons) – RM80.00

Profiteroles

Soleil is a pretty premium place to dine so it’s only fitting that it’s located in the very upmarket neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. The food is fresh and unique – thanks to Chef Evert’s skills and creativity which sees him successfully update traditional European flavours and fuse them with some Asian ingredients resulting in some really stunning dishes indeed!

Soleil is located at:

Lot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall,

Plaza DC, Damasara City,

6 Jalan Damanlela,

50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: 03-2011 8261

Website: www.soleil.my/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soleilrestaurant/

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