THE MORE INFORMED AND WELL VERSED IN LIFE'S FINER OFFERINGS HAVE HEARD OF MAISON FRANCAISE BUT LIKE ME, MAY NOT KNOW WHERE IT IS LOCATED.
So I was bemused when I realised even I was not sure where the restaurant was located. In fact, my taxi went past it as it is a bungalow but Changkat Kia Peng ended in a dead end so we reversed and I found it.
The owner of Maison Francaise is Sainy Chun which is pronounced 'Zeny' and not 'Zany'. I asked her why such a weird name and she replied "That is because I am Korean! And I am not a Park or Kim but a Chun!"
Tall, slim and elegant, Sainy Chun was garbed in black like the rest of her staff and so was I except no one in their right mind would ever mistake me for a waiting as I look so naturally arrogant and snobbish.
I am impressed to discover she owns and operates Maison Francaise herself and has no partners. So nice to find a woman who runs her own show and not on behalf of her husband, bf or sugar daddy.
Then one night her friend Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din brought a friend to dinner and introduced her. Yes, they married a month ago! He is a Sabahan and was in Amsterdam last night when I attended the dinner hosted by Dato Steve Day and Datin Su Day as part of Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) dine-around merry-go-round.
Head chef is Thierry Le Baut from Britanny in la belle France which ensures Maison Francaise (French House) offers truly authentic French cooking with no compromises!
You will love the restaurant housed inside what was once a spacious home replete with big swimming pool and vast garden.
The landlord also owns 3 more big bungalows in the vicinity and lives nearby so Sainy Chun has to pay rent right on the dot.
But business is booming as word gets around Maison Francaise is synonymous with fine French food!
Says Chef Thierry Le Baut, " We have one of the finest cellars in Kuala Lumpur and our wines are second to none."
MAISON FRANCHAISE MIGF FESTIVAL MENU IS RM 302++ WITH WINE AND RM 220++ WITHOUT WINE.
AMUSE BOUCHE WITH CHAMPAGNE
APPETISER---SMOKED SALMON SALAD AND SMOKED SEA BREAM WITH CREAMY AVOCADO PUREE
SOUP---CREAMY BRITTANY LOBSTER BISQUE
GRILLED DUCK BREAST FROM FRANCE AND PORCINI MUSHROOM SAUCE
BAKED COD FISH FROM ALASKA, RISOTTO QUID INK, RED CAPSICUM SAUCE
DESSERT---PINA COLADA ENTREMET WITH MANGO GELEE
5 CHANGKAT KIA PENG, 50450 KUALA LUMPUR
03-2144 1474 WWW.MAISONFRANCAISE.COM.MY
AVAILABLE TILL 31 OCTOBER 2014
IN QUIET CUL DE SAC YET KLCC IS 7 MINUTES DRIVE!
THIS WAS ONCE A BIG FAMILY HOUSE
CHEF THIERRY LE BAUT WITH SERVICE TEAM
SEE THRU KITCHEN
CHEF THIERRY LE BAUT WITH HIS CULINARY TEAM
CHEERS TO MIGF
UPSTAIRS ON THIRD FLOOR
DINING LOUNGE ON THIRD FLOOR
LIKE THIS PAINTING
ALL PAINTINGS ARE FOR SALE
BY ARGENTINIAN ARTIST
BAR ON THIRD FLOOR
JEROBOAM OF CHAMPAGNE ON LOWER GROUND
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
OPENS OUT TO POOL
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!
TWIN TOWERS VIEW
THE ROOF CAN BE MORE IMAGINATIVE
PERFECT FOR POOL PARTY
BOOK THE POOL AREA FOR PARTIES
GUESTS CAN AND DO SWIM HERE!
EAT, DRINK AND SWIM HERE!
ORGANISE YOUR POOL PARTY HERE!
EIFFEL TOWER NEAR TWIN TOWERS
PAINTING FOR SALE
SAINY CHUN THE KOREAN OWNER OF MAISON FRANCAISE
SAINY CHUN FROM KOREA IS NOW MARRIED TO MALAYSIAN CHINESE
SAINY CHUN LOOKS GOOD
SULTRY SAINY CHUN, OWNER OF MAISON FRANCHAISE
KEE HUA CHEE, SAINY CHUN AND TAN SRI
TAN SRI TEO CHIANG HONG, DATIN THONG KWEE SEE, DATO THONG KOK KHEE, DATIN SU DAY AND PUAN SRI LISA TEO
DATIN KWEE SEE AND DATO THONG KOK KHEE
SAINY CHUN LOOKING AFTER HER GUESTS
YAM TUNKU NURUL HAYATI TUNKU BAHADOR AND PUAN SRI LISA TEO
YAM TUNKU NURUL HAYATI AND PUAN SRI LISA TEO
YM TUNKU KHAIRUL ZAIM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN. YAM TUNKU NURUL HAYATI AND DATIN SU DAY
YAM TUNKU DARA TAN SRI TUNKU NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND YM TUNKU MUDZAFFAR TUNKU MUSTAPHA
YAM TUNKU DARA TUNKU TAN SRI NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND YM TUNKU KECIL BESAR TG MUDZAFFAR TG MUSTAPHA
DATIN KWEE SEE, YAM TUNKU DARA TAN SRI TG NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND PUAN SRI LISA TEO
PUAN SRI LISA TEO WEARS VERSACE
YM TG KHAIRUL ZAIM TG NAQUIYUDDIN, YAM TG NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR, DATO FARAH KHAN AND KARIM KHAN
PUAN SRI LISA TEO'S DAUGHTER WORKS AT MELIUM UNDER DATO FARAH KHAN
DATO STEVE DAY INTRODUCING CHEF THIERRY LE BAUT AND OWNER SAINY CHUN
PUAN SRI LISA TEO LOOKS MORE BEAUTIFUL NOW THAN SHE DD 20 YEARS AGO AD SO DOES DATO FARAH KHAN!
CHEF THIERRY LE BAUT WELCOMING GUESTS
DATIN KWEE SEE, DATO FARAH KHAN AND DATO THONG KOK KHEE
SETTLING DOWN TO A SLAP-UP FEAST
SMOKED SALMON SALAD AND SMOKED SEA BREAM
DATO STEVE DAY'S TABLE