For the longest time, I really couldn’t understand why some people were so into brunch. Most of the time, I’d be too hungry by 11.00am so I’d usually have my breakfast then meet my friends for lunch. However, lately I’ve been doing quite a number of brunch reviews and I realised the practicality of brunch for those who wake up late on the weekends. Basically, if you’re waking up at 10.00am or later, it makes more sense having one big meal in place of two.
So one fine Sunday morning, Amy and I decided to try out the brunch at Rendez-vous in upmarket Bangsar. Fortunately Rendez-vous is located along Lorong Maarof and not in the packed Telawi area (which is actually right across Jalan Maarof), therefore parking was ample and easily available. The brunch at Rendez-vous includes French cuisine (well it is a French bistro after all) done in a semi-buffet fashion. That is to say, you choose your main, then help yourself to as much starters, side dishes and dessert you can eat.
The whole concept is for you to chill there with friends or family, and enjoy a slow and relaxing lunch. To this end, the bistro also has some live entertainment in the form a 2-piece band singing some tunes to keep everyone entertained.
I love pate and I tried all four (4) types with the crusty French loaf. All four (4) had a distinct taste and my favourite would have to be the one with truffle and mushrooms.
We washed down the meal with some drinks like Irish coffee, mojitos (made with Polignac instead of rum for a change!), wines, sodas, etc. etc. from the restaurant’s extensive drinks menu. Amy really enjoyed the desserts as she’s quite the sweet tooth and really wanted to have the whole creme brulee for herself! The bistro regularly refills any of the appetisers/ sides/ desserts with freshly made ones as soon as they are running out. They will also occasionally change the item so if you’re lucky you’ll get to taste some new dishes!
Oh yeah, there’s also a premium selection of main dishes which you can opt to select with an additional charge to the rate. This changes every week so do look out for it on the chalkboard.
A nice slow and relaxing brunch on a Sunday with good food and great company coupled with a live band singing some tunes – what a lovely way to spend a Sunday!
The Sunday brunch at Rendez-vous is priced at RM89++ and is available on Sundays from 12noon to 3.00pm.
Rendez-Vous French Restaurant is located at:
100, Lorong Maarof,
59000 Kuala Lumpur,
Phone:+60 3-2202 0206
Opening hours: Daily from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 1:00am
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