Les Bouchons Opens in KL, Plus Exciting New Menus to Try in October 2023

Wine and dine? Say no more.

As a brand new month comes upon us, brand new cuisine is sure to follow. Amongst the newcomers, Kuala Lumpur welcomes a recently launched French restaurant, a new authentic Japanese menu, and a fresh wine collection for foodies and alcohol connoisseurs to try out. Take a look at the latest range of luxury fare that you don’t want to miss out on this October.

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Zipangu by Nadaman

Japanese-food lovers, rejoice! The exquisite Japanese dining restaurant, Zipangu by Nadaman
has unveiled Chef Kazuo Takizawa’s brand-new mouthwatering menu. This opulent eatery is
nestled in a luxury hotel that needs no introduction, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.

Chef Kazuo Takizawa’s culinary family legacy and burning passion for Japanese cuisine is well-
known amongst fine-dining foodies. With his latest menu, the Japanese Head Chef reaches new
heights, showcasing his three-decade experience of culinary expertise in a symphony of
flavours. Appetisers include the melt-in-your-mouth Chawanmushi Foie Gras Hors d’Oeuvre,
prime sashimi selections like the “Toro” Prime Tuna Belly and a wide range of sushi.

Main courses are a toss-up between tantalising dishes such as the A5 Japanese Halal Wagyu
Beef Sirloin and Grilled Marinated Black Cod with Saikyo Miso Paste—house-made, of course.
Vegetarians never fear, Chef Takizawa made sure to include a delicious Seasonal Vegetable
Ratatouille. Ending this gastronomic delight on a high note is the Matcha Mochi ‘Antmisu’, a
sweet Japanese dessert to refresh the senses.

Make your reservations here.

Address: Level 1, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Les Bouchons

Cancel those plane tickets to France, we’re bringing the best of French cuisine straight to you!
Officially launched in Kuala Lumpur this August, the premier fine-dining eatery Les Bouchons is an
unmissable culinary delight that promises an authentic dive into the world of French cuisine.

Les Bouchons boasts an elegant ambience straight from the City of Love, with vintage artefacts
originating from France. Complete with softly lit chandeliers and warm accents, the interior of
this lush restaurant tells a story of sunny Parisian bistros.

With a culinary team led by Chef Prakash Rao, Les Bouchons serves high-quality, halal-sourced
food that is lard-, pork-, and alcohol-free, suitable for all Malaysians. The signature menu, ‘King of Steak and Fries’, includes beautifully marbled steaks cooked French-style with a free flow of delicious homemade fries. Wine connoisseurs can choose from around 3,000 different bottles of French wine to pair with their meat—a real Parisian experience indeed.

Make your reservation here.

Address: Lot 183, 1st Floor, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450
Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Daily, 12-2:30pm, 6-10pm

Zenzero x Casanova di Neri

One thing about Italian fare is you never walk home without a glass of wine, or two. Nestled in the heart of KL, Zenzero is named after the word “ginger” in Italian. Together with Casanova di Neri, Zenzero is bringing a piece of Tuscany to Kuala Lumpur with the refined Brunellos. To satiate the greatness wholly, Executive Chef Paolo Cola from Zenzero curated an exclusive menu that complements, if not enhances, the wines.

A perfect pair to the Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020, the antipasto served was a quintessential Italian dish, the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio—thinly sliced meat topped with a generous heap of 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano Mousse. The tannic texture and the persisting aftertaste set off the rawness of the dish. For the main dishes, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2018 was brought to the table along with a creamy dish of Porcini Mushroom Risotto, garnished with truffles and goat cheese cream. 

The Braised Black Angus Beef Cheeks drenched in red wine demi glaze and mashed potatoes puree was pure bliss when paired with full-bodied Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuovo DOCG 2018—red berries sweetness with a tinge of balsamic tones—is easily one of the best glasses of the night.  

The five-course menu ended on a high note when the Zuppa Inglese—a typical Italian dessert—made its appearance. Layered with custard cream, sponge cake, and chocolate cream together, the tiered dessert was topped with homemade Alchermes Liqueur.

While the pairing menu is a one-day-only experience, the Casanova di Neri’s Brunello—paired with the mesmerising Italian taste, is worth the visit. 

Make your reservation here.

Address:  Lot AG1 Amplewest @ Menara 6 No, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily, 12:00pm – 12:00am