Located on Level 1 of the hotel is Brasserie 25, a French-style restaurant serving casual French cuisine. The red brick arches showcase the open kitchen while the copper sputnik chandeliers and large windows give the space a classy yet simple elegance. Diners can opt for booth-type seating for a little more privacy, whilst watching the world pass by outside.
Start your meal with a selection of cold or warm appetizers. We went for the Foie Gras Poele (RM50), featuring pan-seared foie gras. It tasted amazing - two pieces of perfectly cooked, luscious foie gras served with warm onion marmalade and spice bread.
We also had the Foie gras terrine (RM40), served with toasted brioche and homemade fig jam. Rich and smooth with a tinge of brandy, it was complemented well by the sweet fig jam.
We ordered three mains to share - the Carre D'Agneau En Croute D'Herbes (RM120) was first to arrive. I was extremely pleased when I cut into the roasted rack of lamb and was greeted by the sight of beautifully cooked, pink meat. Tender and juicy, it was a joy to savour. Furthermore, the accompanying herb, honey and mint mustard sauce was great too. Highly recommended.
The L'Entrecote De Boeuf (RM120) was presented just as a French man would expect in a brasserie in Paris - thin and with fries. The chargrilled 200 days grain fed rib eye was tender, and served with a brandy sauce, which Hubby enjoyed and devoured most of. I personally prefer a thicker cut of rib eye steak... so perhaps entrecote is not the one for me.
The Confit de Canard (RM60) is another must-have here. The duck leg confit arrived piping hot at our table, accompanied by one of our favorite smells - truffle oil. The duck leg confit was tender and moist, with a crispy skin and was served with truffle mash . A mighty fine dish.
Cheese lovers will appreciate the great selection of artisanal cheeses on offer here. The waiter came out with a selection of six cheeses on a tray, from the famed Jean-Yves Bordier. The characteristics of each cheese was explained to us, and we were given the option of choosing any of the cheeses to sample (Les Fromages Fermiers RM50 for 100g of cheese). The cheese all had a distinctive taste (and smell!) - my favorite was the fruity Comte AOP (18 months) while Hubby enjoyed the Fourme d'Ambert AOP from Auvergne best, which had a rich and creamy texture.
A specially prepared cheese platter
Open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. (12pm-10pm daily)
Location: Brasserie 25, Hotel Stripes KL, 25 Jalan Kamunting, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Valet parking available for RM10)
Tel: 03-2038 0000
GPS Coordinates: 3.157295, 101.700384
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