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Last weekend, had a great dining experience that do not cost me a bomb for a lunch menu is at Cassis Restaurant at TTDI, KL. It is one of a fine dining restaurant in KL as they are offering French and Japanese inspired dish. 4 course lunch at RM 180, I find that it is decently priced and for the quality of food and food journey experience is just right.

Cassis Restaurant is not prominent on the main road as they sit just right 1 shop away from LUT, TTDI. Look for a bright yellow lights that lead you up to level 1.

Upon door opening, you will be greeted with soothing French background music, follow by greetings with a friendly staff at the door that will then bring to your seat, if you made a reservation. 

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modern dining in klLove the interior as deck with classic marble flooring with fresh pot of flowers on every table that gives a nice floral scent.
french dining in klcassis lunch menuCassis Restaurant ttdi (2)Cassis Restaurant ttdi (3)For the 4 course lunch menu, we kick off with Bread Basket that serve with a few homemade butter. 

Chicken Croquette with Black Truffle Baked
Salmon Tartare
Lobster Puff
Confit Octopus with Extra Virgin Olive Cassis Restaurant ttdi (4)Condiements were perfect and packed with flavours. I love the middle is with a bit of alcohol jelly and a pate. It is so good that 

omakase in klCheese is done to perfection that it is serve in a medium hard texture. It is for sharing and I find that having half is just perfect. For the Salmon, I find it goes along every well with the biscuit inside bread basket. cassis
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For soup, you can pick : 

Smoked Clam Chowder
corn, garlic crouton, parsley

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Little did I know, I order my first dish wrongly as I wanted the puff soup but accidentally order with Smoked Clam Chowder. 

Another which I find it excited is Foie gras (top up RM 60) but turns out not to be a soup. It is a side. Perfectly pan seared foie gras that is crips on the skin layer and melt in your mouth inside base is just perfect. with its dressings on top just add on the flavours it needed.

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wagyu beefMains: 

Opted for Aged MB5 Australia Black Angus Sirloin baby spinach, mushroom, beef jus. I requested medium rare and it is cook to the way I wanted. seared on the outside with a nice little umami taste I like and the jus might be too strong. I prefer to have it by itself is already kinda perfect. I order their Italian red house wine to go with it. I believe its a Shiraz and its goes well with its after taste. a mxiture of shiraz spicy note and jus which is slight bitter and meat seared taste is perfect combo. 

you can choose to upgrade : Miyazaki A5 Sirloin (supplement RM180)

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Another main that happy over it is Maine Lobster & Scallop perfectly cooked with the taste sweetness of lobster is still prominent. Scallop is nicely done too. Ordered their house wine Italian White which have a bit of sweet floral note to match the seafood that I have. Liking it. 

comptoirs richard parisBefore dessert, we are given a choice of Coffee or Tea. Rarely I choose for tea this round is because of the brand. I choose fruit tea because I saw the dessert list that i will be having and I believe will match to my personal taste bud. 

When the dessert it serve, I am totally happy over it, with variety explosion of taste. Starting off with: 

restaurant in ttdiStrawberry Cheesecake
Varlhorna Chocolate Truffle
Chocolate ‘n’ Peanut Butter Eclair
Earl Grey Jelly with Vanilla Cream
Mango-Yogurt
Shine Muscat Tart

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Was told by the server that we should start from left to right from the wood platform and end with the chocolate.
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It is indeed a pretty satisfying desert ending with variety of flavours to hit on. From mixture of sour, salty and clear earl grey jelly with umami chococlate. Just perfecto!
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Whenever I travel, at times I will opt for fine dine or good food. For our local and RM 180 for such great food journey, I find that this is certainly one of a recommended menu to all of you. I am satisfied and happy over it. Maybe could be one of a fine dining restaurant in PJ you could consider?

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Restaurant is not big, as limited capacity and with 1 private dining room only. Do make your reservations. For menu, you can check them out here.

Location:

1st Floor, 32A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 11:30am–2pm / 6:30pm–12am

Tel: 0196942561

This place had always been one of my recommended place for fine dining. One of the reason is that they are affordable and not only that, it is helm by a local chef. Chef Gary had been running Champignons at Oasis Square, Ara Damansara for abaout 5 years. His menu change accordingly to season and also base on the ingredients that he can get. Recently, he had created Summer Truffle Menu as one of the main element of this highlight menu.

since the ingredient is in season, the menu is only available from only 25th July till 31st August. This menu I find it quite unique, as not the usual Chef Gary style which is more on French dining. I find his truffle menu is quite technical and adventurous. Unique combination of French and Japanese style.

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Pricing is affordable as for :

  1. 3 course meal @ RM 138 per pax
  2. 4 course meal @ RM 168 per pax
  3. 5 course meal @ RM 208 per pax

Quite an interesting menu as there are more like fusion menu over French dining menu.

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Starting our meal with white wine.

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Starting off, you will be serve with chef home made bread. Soft, warm and fluffy. Just do not know why at that moment, I felt that a drench of olive oil will make the bread better.

Starter:

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There are a few starter to choose from – Amuse Bouche – Beef Tartar and Black Truffle. bread is nicely toasted, topped beef tartar and the taste of black truffle just blends well with the tartar.

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Among the starter this Truffle Cauliflower Soup – poached Japanese Oyster, Ikura and Sun flower seed. Just simple, delightful and filled with explosion of flavor. One of my personal favorite for the Starter. Light and foamy cauliflower soup covered with the fresh oyster, sunflower and Fish roe. gives you a nice bursting of bitter sour that goes well with the ingredient and freshness of poached oyster still prominent. to me, it is like multi layers of flavors..

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This is pretty interesting where layers of flavors are being developed – Seared Foie Gras with Caramelized Fig – Black Truffle, fig jam, red wine jelly, brioche and red wine jus (add RM 15). Overall I find this is more on the sweeter side, with creamy foie gras, goes well with nicely torch burn fig and hint of truffle is not overpowering. A sip of white wine, just pushes the taste more fragrant.

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Carbonara with Egg Yolk Confit – Black Truffle, streaky bacon, Parmesan cheese Foam. This is also another interesting starter. Unique of its kind where when you read the menu, you really expect Classic carbonara with egg but turns out to be a unique deconstructed version. Indeed it is a clever dish that play tricks with your mind. The jelly look alike texture that resembles fettuccine, and cream sauce. Right in the middle is the egg yolk and smoked bacon that just enhance on the taste.

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this is their signature dish in their restaurant. I find it is like a French style Beef Wellington. It is actually Baked Duck Pie with Foie Gras. The smell of the oven baked pastries just trail in the air, with a perfect cook meat in the middle that is soft, pink and juicy. A bite with the meat and pastry is indeed quite pefect.

  • One of a must order dish – recommended!

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Main course

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Australian Beef Tenderloin – short rib tortellini, butter potato puree, broccoli and jus (add RM 35)

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Truffle Chicken Breast – Butter Potato puree, garden peas, white wine sauce and herb foam. Some they like this creamy dish too, cuz a bed of potato puree just captures their heart.

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shredded Duck -Parmesan Cheese, tempura Oyster mushroom and jus. Among the 3 mains, I like this more. It is simple, fragrant and punch with flavors. The risotto cook to perfection whereby it is still like half cook and the soup stock cook along with its slices of truffle and mushroom, the flavours just combines well.

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Dessert:

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Both dessert are unique in their own taste..  Pandan Creme Brulee – Gula Melaka Ice Cream Both dessert. the base of Pandan is just amazing. It is taste exactly like eating pandan cake but in creamy version. The torch burnt sugar gives it a hint of bitter sweet that it needed and the gula melaka ice cream that gives you the surprise as it is infuse with hint of truffle. Weird combination but I find it pretty good.

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Strawberry Tart with Truffle Gelato: – Strawberry Sauce and Vanilla pastry ice cream. If you love strong truffle flavour, then this is the dish to hit on. the Truffle gelato is just too good. I can have this whole scoop of savory ice cream myself.

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If you think you are not full from the mains, then you can try out their interesting selection of pastries. I have tried it in their other outlet, and I am totally impress by the technical skills and layer of flavours. [click here]

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For reservations and futher assitance please do not hesitate to contact 0378322629 or https://bit.ly/2VPTdvQ

Well, if I were to choose, my recommendation would be:

  1. Truffle Cauliflower Soup – option 2: foie Gras
  2. Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shredded Duck – option 2: steak
  3. Pandan Creme Brulee – option 2:Strawberry Tart with Truffle Gelato

These flavours combination gives me a pretty balance of food taste journey. Of course, I shall leave it to you on what you like for your own 3 course dinner.

Location:
Champignons at Oasis Square
B-G-02, Oasis Square,
Ara Damansara, 47301
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7832 2629

Operating hours: 11am – 3pm/ 6pm – 10pm

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