Nov 2, 2020

The Brasserie @ The St Regis Kuala Lumpur - Truffle Please.

Obviously dining at St Regis KL isn't something that you'd do on a normal lunch day, at least not for me. I do believe however, that the ocassional splurge on good food, will definitely create some form of happiness for most of everyone.

It was a quiet day at The Brasserie at St Regis KL, with only a handful of occupied tables. It was my first time there and as usual, not knowing what's good and what's not, I aimed for the signature chef's recommended dishes, from their a la carte menu. There's also a value for money Executive Business Lunch set menu available.

On a side note, St Regis KL is also known for it's afternoon high tea sessions at The Drawing Room. One fine day maybe.

For starters, we had the Crispy Calamari (RM68.00) - and this was a great choice to kickstart our meal. It was appetizing on the verge of addictive, with a nice and chewy crunch to it. At the side, squid ink aioli.

We wanted some greens to complement our meal, so we shared a serving of Kale Salad (RM58.00) as a cold starter. It was a rather mediocre order to be very honest, should have went with the asparagus hot starter instead.

Next, we had the Classic Onion Soup en Croute (RM48.00). A warm and savoury onion consomme served beneath a perfectly crisp puff pastry, and a comte cheese croquette at the side. There's two ways to eat this - either press the puff pastry into the soup and savor it together, or seperate the pastry and consume it at the side. I would definitely prefer the former, the soup can get a bit too rich and salty if eaten on it's own.

The Grilled Whole Boston Lobster (RM298.00), weighing in a 500-600gm per serving, was probably the most pricey dish in the menu. It was really an undecisive order, I personally prefer meat over seafood, but clearly, the majority won. Having said that, I enjoyed the lobster, it was fresh and succulent, though nothing really exceptional. 

We were talking about this; we came for this, and the Fungi e Porcini Risotto (RM88.00) and Pan-seared Foie Gras (RM48.00) was nothing short of amazing. Shreds of seasonal truffle on a cloud of foam, with a creamy mushroom risotto underneath. It had plenty of textures and flavors and the foie gras simply added more richness to the overall dish. I'd highly recommend.

The Pan-seared Sea Trout (RM118.00) was a surprising favorite of the meal, in which I also highly recommend. The fish was done perfectly, the skin was crispy, and toothsome on every bite. The artichokes, capers, pine nuts and tomato vinaigrette complements.

The Wagyu Short Ribs (RM128.00) was equally scrumptious. A tender and flavorful serving of beef ribs braised in port wine, relished with parsnip puree and glazed pearl onions. It didn't take long for us to polish the entire dish up.

For desserts, we shared The Brasserie's Signature Chocolate Coulant (RM38.00) and Profiteroles (RM28.00). Both were equally delectable, I'd prefer the profiteroles for a lighter finish, but chocolate lovers would beg to differ.

Overall Rating : 8.5/10. 

I'm tad bias as the dishes leaned towards the premium side, plus comfort in terms of my overall dining experience was A+. 

Almost all of the dishes that we ordered that afternoon came on point. My favorites would have to be the Fungi e Porcini Risotto, possibly one of the best risotto that I've had; the Pan-seared Sea Trout, a surprisingly favorite, you'd get well-cooked, good quality seafood with this order; the Wagyu Short Ribs, for a scrumptious meaty endeavor; the Crispy Calamari as a hot starter; and last but not least, the Chocolate Coulant for a sweet finish.

The Brasserie at The St Regis KL is located at:
Address: Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: 03-2727 6666
Opening Hours: 6.30am - 10pm Daily.


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