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Just when you needed some girl time for a casual catch-up & tittle-tattles, I would always thought of afternoon tea at a quiet & cosy spot. Well, as the husband cum photographer doesn’t really fancy hi-tea, here I am, taking pictures myself this round at a house secluded in the absolute epicenter of Kuala Lumpur.
An elite looking space that catered us calm & comfort towards the whole afternoon. We were here for our “Tai-Tai Afternoon Tea” mission at the French House.

Yes. French House or better known as:

Maison Francaise

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It speaks well for itself as it is really nestled in a house. A mansion that guaranteed an in awe moment as the waiter pulls open its doors to greet you. Laid with a spacious dining area, Maison Francaise also allow their patrons to experience al fresco dining too if they love outdoors. Simple decorations with wall paintings, chandeliers, fresh flowers. but resulted a 5-star dining ambiance generally. Manual placement of the cutleries & napkins were also done perfectly.

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As we were there for an afternoon tea session on a Friday afternoon, there were no one else except us. It felt as if we’ve booked the entire restaurant/ house! An enhanced “tai-tai” feel. Haha…
Here’s what we had for our afternoon tea:

NOTE: Teas are not included in their afternoon tea menu (we ordered separately)

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Darjeeling – RM14
This Darjeeling tea comes from the foothill of Himalaya. It has got a taste of the ripe fruits and an amber colour

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Earl Grey Tea – RM14
A traditional oriental blend of smoked tea

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Maison Francaise – Tea Time Menu
Stand Menu
RM38++ Per Person (Min 2 persons)

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Smoked salmon sandwich with green salad
A tasty home-made treat made with smoked salmon in a crispy toast enriched with the flavors of caper

Apricot/ Figs delight
Roasted apricot / figs from Provence in butter sauce with vanilla ice cream

Cannele de Bordeaux
A cake with a rich custardy interior enclosed by a thin caramelized shell, flavored with dark rum

Raspberry tart
A shell of pastry dough stuffed with a wonderful combination of almond paste and juicy strawberries

Mini passion fruit entremet
A multi-layered mousse-based cake featuring a variety of textures with a delighful passion fruit flavor.

Crêpe with caramel sauce
A a very thin French pancake topped with sweet caramel sauce

Doughnut with your choice of flavor
A Doughnut made from sweet yeast dough fried in oil, with a chocolate or chestnut filling

Butter, Jam and Honey
A small portion of fresh French gourmet butter and a selection of the finest jam and honey

Brioche
A highly enriched French bread
with a rich and tender crumb

Served on a single tier, each pretty piece was arranged like an art.
**Our servings differs from the above items a little bit e.g. Apricot/ Figs delight & Crêpe with caramel sauce were replaced with White Chocolate Mousse

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A team of chefs busy preparing & arranging our tea set! And he didn’t forget to smile to my camera :D

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Complimentary french bread

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And take some to open up your appetite again

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Since there were still room for more treats from Maison Francaise, we decided to go for one of their mains:
Le magret de canard glacé au miel et épices
Seared glazed duck breast with honey and spices – RM 62
The duck meat was perfectly seared & we love how’s the sauce done with intense mushroom flavour plus hint of sweetness from the honey and also the spices that tops the aroma. Apart from that, it was pretty creative of them to present their minced button mushrooms in a potato mould & cover!

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Another must try dessert here would be the famous Soufflé. Since I’ve not tried Sage’s Signature Soufflé, I do hope Maison Francaise’s version would surprise me first. Well, it succeeded :)
Soufflé à votre convenance: Citron, Chocolat, Grand Marnier, Mangue, Vanille
Soufflé of your choice: Lemon, Chocolate, Grand Marnier, Passion fruit and Vanilla Crêpe with caramel sauce – RM 40
We chose Grand Marnier (an an orange-flavored brandy liqueur). Once served, the buttery aroma filled our table. This lightly baked cake is puffed up prettily with a soft, fluffy & airy texture. The base is flavoured with Grand Marnier while the beaten egg whites created the great “lift”. A ‘no regrets’ order :)

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Just in case you couldn’t locate Maison Francaise :)

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Maison Francaise
5 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Tel: +603 2144 1474
Monday to Sunday DAILY: 11.00am – 11.30pm (last order)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/maisonfrancaisekl

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