On that rainy night, I went to visit Cassis Kitchen with my siblings. It was just a random suggestion, but they agreed to visit this well-loved restaurant and I proceed to make a reservation under my sister’s name.
I have to admit that I was mesmerised by the interior. It was not overly luxurious, yet comfortably fancy and welcoming.
Complimentary Raspberry Granita
Brought to the table even before we placed an order. It was a beautiful way to start the dinner with this icy, crunchy sweet dish. Bursting with fresh and tangy raspberry flavour coupled with a hint of sugary taste, this reddish granita was polished. Not to mention that eye-catching foggy presentation.
Complimentary Sourdough Bread and Butter
Crispy crust and soft, warm interior, this sourdough bread was tasty, especially when paired with the creamy, salty butter.
Red Splash (IDR 68K++)
If you were seriously thirsty, this invigorating drink would do the job. Fruity and sweet, enhanced with a tiny bit tanginess. It would help to replenish your tired body, even though that little white sorbet on top didn’t do anything.
Sweet Potato Fries (IDR 55K++)
Both the fries and the sauce remind me of my favourite fries in Melbourne. The fries were tastebud pleasing. It was crunchy, sweet, and seasoned with appropriate saltiness. My finger was so happy to pick the fries up and dip it in the sauce. It was just so creamy and yummy with a teasing flavour of chilli. It’s basically the whiter version of the many served chilli mayo.
Pan Roasted Alaskan Scallop (IDR 185K++)
The dish was straightforward, classic, and well prepared. The tender and chunky scallops were not fishy at all, and the light, savoury flavour was very loveable. It was one of the finest scallop menus in town.
Foie Gras Duo (IDR 250K++)
It wasn’t the creamiest and softest Foie Gras out there, but it would still made the cut. Everything on the plate worked together. It was simply good. Don’t be shy to request for more bread if you haven’t finished the Foie Gras yet.
Steak Frites (Medium) (IDR 400K++)
After hearing so much praise about the dish, I opted for this Steak Frites. Sure, the slices were tender and buttery, but to call it divine? It needed something more than that.
Crisp Pork Belly (IDR 210K++)
Despite not being the tastiest part of the meal, this pork belly was flavoured well and tender, and that flaky skin was even more tantalising.
Caramelized Duck (IDR 235K++)
The dish was fancy! It was an unforgettable combination of super tender (and not so smelly) duck meat and the salty, tangy chimichurri. It was fine dining divined. I was totally blown away.
Vanilla Soufflé (IDR 88K++)
A piece of advice: order it as early as possible, because it took almost 30 minutes for the dish to be served on the table. No, I don’t blame the restaurant for the long preparing period, as I should have remembered that it took quite a while to prepare a soufflé. Nevertheless, the warm and rich custard was worth to wait for. It was a sweet indulgence that would satisfy even the pickiest taste bud.
Complimentary Humungous Cotton Candy
We were a little sad when we thought this intensely sweet and pillowy cotton candy was only served to those who opted for the course meal, but it ended up came on the table after we asked for the bill. My eldest sister was the gladdest of all.
This restaurant is my new favourite spot. Everything about this restaurant was not pretentious. Both my eyes and my tummy were satisfied with the dinner that Cassis Kitchen executed. Two things that I learnt when I dined at the restaurant:
One - The restaurant’s deep love for mushrooms. Almost every dish that we ordered was loaded with mushrooms, yet I didn’t hate it.
Two - It might be better to opt for the course menu, in terms of both price and flavour experience.
*Nona Tukang Makan was not invited or paid by any individual to write this review. The opinion stated is strictly hers.
Caramelised Duck,Sweet Potato Fries,Pan Roasted Scallop
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 14, 2016
Spending per head: Approximately Rp450000(Dinner)Other Ratings:
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