T.Dining Malaysia Tatler Best Restaurants - - French -

A fine slice of French is to be found in idyl­lic Ipoh, for this restau­rant pos­i­tively oozes ex­quis­ite French cui­sine and ser­vice par ex­cel­lence.

Lunch hours con­sist of only one menu, and that is a six-course de­gus­ta­tion menu with or with­out wine pair­ing.

Starter high­lights in­clude the sig­na­ture foie gra which is cooked to per­fec­tion. The in­stant smoked chicken, crusted ‘black truf­fle’ with lob­ster bisque and poutar­gue is ex­cel­lent as the chicken is cooked to a ten­der­ness that’s hard to repli­cate, com­ple­mented with the tasty black truf­fle crust and the flavour-en­hanc­ing lob­ster bisque.

The main course is a de­con­structed baked potato with parme­san-crusted, slow-cooked fish of the day with saf­fron beurre blanc sauce. On this visit, grouper is the fish of the day, and its cut is thick and the tex­ture, meaty, mak­ing it a hardy main course. The parme­san crust adds a nice flavour with the but­ter sauce, and the flank­ing potato re­sem­bles a unique and tasty take on a sim­ple pro­vin­cial dish.

Dessert is a pis­ta­chio par­fait with honey cit­rus jack­fruit fill­ing and in­tense choco­late ice cream. The jack­fruit fill­ing is very in­ven­tive and is the star of the dessert.

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