Renoma Cafe Gallery @ Bukit Bintang revised 2

November 7, 2012

Renoma Cafe Gallery: Round Three. Earlier entries: September 18 & October 31.

Sometimes the complimentary bread here comes with terrific truffle butter (sometimes, no).

Cry fowl by ordering confit of quail, glazed with honey mustard for extra zing, with veggie crudites in a potato basket and lemongrass-kaffir lime leaf coulis.

Or take flight with the chicken wings, pan-roasted with red wine marinade and partnered with crisp turkey ham strips and mushroom sauce.

Barbary duck confit in a recipe more elaborate than most, with dried scallops, potato sarladaise and baby root veggies with sauce moutarde.

Renoma's pate is bold in execution and flavor, made with duck and chicken liver with touches of Malay rendang spices and Chinese Shaoxing wine.

Can't resist steak tartare, nicely assembled here with beef tenderloin, pommery mustard, pickles, capers, pearl onions, soft egg & Granny Smith apple chips.

Ratatouille, Provencal-style stewed veggies with Gruyere de Compte puree & Asian pesto creme. Might not be enough to make a food critic weep, but vegetarians would enjoy them.

Alsace caramelized onion tarts, warm and buttery, mixed with beef bacon and creme fraiche.

Cointreau-laced and French vanilla ice cream. Soft and smooth, but could be creamier.

We'd love to see a wider wine selection at Renoma, especially in the more moderate price range.

Live, jazzy-poppy performances can be enjoyed some nights. Probably Fridays.

Renoma has also opened its first-floor section, an alfresco area for late-night meet-ups.

Renoma Cafe Gallery,
510, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2143-9919