The very gorgeous Julienne Huh, who bears a striking resemblance to Sainy, the owner, (cousins, apparently) was our hostess for the night, and is also one of the Directors of the place.
The name 2OX was chosen by owner, Sainy (who also owns Maison Francaise), whose chinese Zodiac year is the Ox, a hardworking animal, so it represents her and her team.
Espresso braised beef shortribs, fondant potatoes and king oyster mushrooms... in my book, the star of the night, the beef was tender, and that espresso marinade really gave it a different flavour, without trying too hard. RM90
The fondant potatoes were also delicious... I mean, there's only so many ways you can describe potato, but it was good.
At this juncture, it would be good to explain that on the menu, all items have either a red or blue dot. If you choose the RM88+ menu, you choose the blue dot items from all categories, and for the RM120++ you choose the red dot. Now for example, if you had ordered the foie gras, and the braised short ribs, ala carte would already be RM55 + RM78.... and that doesn't include dessert yet, so sssshhhh, in conspirational whisper, it is cleverer to order THE SET.
After our two featured mains, Julienne asks us, so what do immediately springs to mind when you go to a French restaurant, and a chorus of unison quacked, "DUCK CONFIT" .... so the lady felt compelled to feed us with their version of ...
The new Chef, Phillip Murray Dominic, has 11 years of culinary experience and has worked for various French Chefs in and out of the country. He was trained in Verona, Italy and Vienna, Austria.
The affable half Malaysian Chef Philip has revamped the menu sinceSeptember, but still retainsthe authentic flavours of French cuisine, creating the all-new robust, hearty flavour in his dishes, with a hint of Mediterranean twist.
Another view of the duck confit.
I thought the following dessert of Pineapple Carpaccio was outstanding, how the humble pineapple can be transformed into something so exotic sounding and tasting. And that mascarpone ice cream, so simple but soooo good. RM30
The other dessert, the Valrhona Chocolate Souffle, ...I'm sure would appeal to souffle fans, of which I do not count as one... and least of all chocolate souffle, as I like my chocolate dense and rich, not airy and light....I'm a peasant that way. RM20
Anyway, all said and done, I honestly cannot wait to return and order the RM120 set, I've already earmarked from the menu what I want to try. So I shall return.
2OX French Bistro
54 & 56 Jalan Doraisamy
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Te; :03-2692 2233