Hellooo patients :) I'm in the mood for writing soooo say hello to... Madeleine Bistro
Madeleine Bistro is a French Bistro located in an art gallery in Kemang. I read about this quite a while ago but hesitated because of the price (yeah yeah... it's all about the money) Then.. Suddenly Disdus is offering a huge bargain voucher of Madeleine Bistro :) Yipppeeeee, let's go mamah :)
The place is awesome! Artsy, Modern and very cozy. Lots of natural lighting from the huge windows and high ceilings, very nice decor :) The waitresses are dressed in a French maid uniform, so cute. One thing I noticed was that the waitresses must have gone a good training because they can memorize that hard-to-spell menu very fast.
1. Escargots a la Madeleine (Rp. 75.000)
Garlicky buttered snail with duxelle, chanterelle mushroom and sundried tomato tamponade. Okay... Even the description is complicated. I admit, I am clueless in terms of french cuisine. Since all the french place are pricey, I seldom go to those places. But... I 've tried escargots a couple of times and this is the best I've ever had. A bit different from the usual escargots, Madeleine Bistro's is very rich in flavor. I think it will go very well with hot steam rice :p
2. Bread Basket (Complimentary)
The sliced baguette is yummy! Soft in the inside, crunchy in the outside. Served with herb butter, perfect appetizer.
3. Lemon Sorbet (Complimentary)
Before the main course, we are given a shot of lemon sorbet. Super sour yet refreshing. This is to cleanse our taste buds in order to enjoy the main course :)
4. Filet de Boeuf au Porto (Rp. 185.000)
Yummy!!!!!! The meat resembles fillet mignon, don't know what part of a cow is that but this is one yummy dish. The beef is a bit overcooked. I asked for medium, it came medium well. The waitresses did asked whether the beef is cooked the way I want it but I didn't check it thoroughly. Besides, if it overcooked and they replaced it with a new one, it will take a long time.
Although it was overcooked, the beef was tender and flavorful. Balanced seasoning, a nice wine reduction sauce and those shallots are just amazing. Served with what seems to be potato chips, the dish is far from enough for me. Yeah the chips are beautiful but people need carbs. Who cares if the chips are carefully shaped like that.
5. Ballotine de Vollailec aux Cepes
Porcini mushroom stuffed in chicken leg served with baby carrot, baby potato and tarragon sauce. Again.. another yummy dish! I first heard of ballotine in Masterchef so this is the first time having this kind of food. The chicken was well cooked and also flavorful. The sauce is light but accentuate the meat perfectly.
6. Trio de Gateaux Madeleine (Rp. 40.000)
Three of their signature madeleine which are raspberry filling, macademia nut and chocolate madeleine served with a bread stick and chocolate sauce. Sorry to say, not that good. The texture is too coarse. The raspberry is too little. I don't know there's a raspberry in those 3 until I read the menu.
7. Chocolate Cheese Cake
I forgot the name of this dessert but it's basically chocolate cheesecake with oreo crust. Served with a shot of some weird berry jelly, it's very enticing. The bright orange jelly is a perfect match for the sweetness of the chocolate cheese cake.
8. Ghnochis Fait Masison (Rp. 85.000)
A great place for dating and have dinner with your loved ones
Location: Kemang, Jakarta