Assorted Bruschetta (RM29)
I must admit I've been holding on these photos for the longest time ever. Reason why I've been reluctant to post it up has been because I was planning to return to try more items which I missed during my two visits here. As usual when life catches up with you and more new places open, my good intentions always go awry. Hence I decided today would be a great day to post about this place since Ratatouille the movie opens in cinemas in Malaysia. The link to the movie is the French cooking bit as this is the place run by the same chefs who conduct classes at the French Culinary School in Menara IMC. If you're also a faithful follower of Flavours magazine, you'll also notice some items featured in the recipe sections since they're the same chefs. And if you're wondering, I don't think there is a rat in the kitchen named Remy who aspires to be a chef.
This place is quite well hidden from the public since it's located at the golf club. Most of the patrons who dine here either stay at the golf course area or come here to buy cooking/baking supplies. This place also conducts classes by the same chefs as the French Culinary School. For the cooking/baking enthusiasts, there's Monin syrup here(I love their Green Apple and Peach), Valrhona chocolate and cocoa powder, Microplane graters, french sea salts, sausages and etc. It's essentially the same items you can get from Gourmandines.
Chef's Salad (RM27)
The menu here is quite small and sometimes they have various specials. We like their Assorted Bruschetta - crispy bread slices topped with sun dried tomatoes, fresh tomato salsa, roast chicken, smoked duck breast and olives. My favourite bit was the smoked duck breast and the roast chicken ones. What's really good at this place are their breads especially the multigrain bread if you like those with more bite and less fluff. They're also available off the counter too. We didn't fare too well with the Duck Rilette as it was undersalted and quite bland. After we asked the wait staff about it, they took it back and didn't charge us for it. Seems the chef could have undersalted it when they made it.
During lunch time, the Fish Brandade is a popular dish. It's essentially salted cod fish pieces mixed with creamy mash potatoes which you eat with bread. It can be quite salty if you're not used to the salted cod fish but I quite liked it as I'm a fan of anything with mash potatoes. I love their Chef's Salad which is very substantial and a meal by itself or should be at least shared among 3 people. There's olives, bits of smoked duck breast, sundried tomatoes on a bed of crispy salad leaves.
Wagyu Beef Cheeks (RM75)
The two items which I have been dying to revisit to try is their Lamb Shank and Tea Smoked Salmon. However since they had ran out of Tea Smoked Salmon that day and they had this as a special, we decided to try it. The beef cheeks here are different from Max! Kitchen and Wines. There's less sauce and flavours are not as strong as Max! The beef cheeks are super tender of course and feels very rustic served with steamed potatoes which is the traditional way. It's actually served with the pot so I had to dig it out to snap a picture. The portions are enough to be shared among two of us but then we're not big eaters. Remember the multi grain bread I raved about, well this is where we used it to mop up the juices which tasted so divine. They have since added this to the menu so you can try it all the time.
Chocolate Sacher (RM18)
Musn't forget desserts, the Chocolate Sacher which we shared among two of us was light and rich with it's layers of cake and mousse.
Peach French Macaroons (RM3 each)
Another favourite of mine - French Macaroons. These ones are peach flavoured which I artfully tried to arrange them in a stack. Sadly one fell during my picture taking sessions hence it's a bit broken. It's kinda strange how French Macaroons have yet to catch on in Malaysia. I guess not everyone likes their chewy texture.
They also serve breakfast during the weekends which we tried once and I'll blog about it another time. Prices here tend to be on a higher side but the food is good here. It's also a good alternative if you're a Petaling Jaya resident who does not want to fight through the traffic to Kuala Lumpur. Corkage is free so bring a bottle of wine if you wish for dinner. If you wish to come and eat here, note that there's a 10% discount if you're a Tropicana Golf Club member.
The Palm New Wing
Tropicana Golf & Country Club
Tel No: 03 - 7805 3088
(Pork free. Open from 11am to 10pm daily. During the weekends, they start from 8am onwards as breakfast is served. Click on the link above for more details about the place including pictures.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.