Le Noir, TREC KL
When I heard Le Noir was opening in KL, I didn't expect them to also have a kitchen for full service dining. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only do they have a food menu, it is a pretty extensive one too! If that's not enough, Le Noir has also engaged a highly talented chef to craft fusion dishes for the menu and it is executed perfectly.
We stared off with something light for the media tasting - an egg mayo stuffed tomato starter (RM28). Plating is beautiful here at Le Noir, channeling that classy black theme that the whole club has going for it in its food.
Beyond the first starter which was quite simple and straightforward, the dishes got progressively more sophisticated in preparation, execution and presentation. For our next dish, we tried the snapper ceviche (RM35), which was a citrus-marinated snapper dish served with fresh tomato, avocado salsa and a house-made coconut sorbet.
We also tried their salmon rillettes (RM35), which was a creamy salmon and herb mixture served with sauteed ratatouille, feta cheese and toasted baguette. The salmon and herb mixture was very flavourful and proved to work well when eaten with toasted bread.
Just take a small spoonful of the salmon and herb mixture, slather a layer of it on top of the bread and top it off with the sautéed ratatouille and voila, you have a really all-rounded starter.
One of the most fascinating and highly anticipated dishes for the night was the Nasi Lemak 360 (RM35), which was essentially nasi lemak balls containing traditional ingredients of the local dish... and then deep fried. Talk about a sinful dish! Those who are allergic to peanuts will be glad to note that the nut is excluded from this dish. Yay me!
Following the very dark, black theme of the place, the Le Noir creole beef sliders (RM27) are made with charcoal brioche buns, mini beef patties, onion marmalade and smoked garlic mayonnaise. These cute little burgers are packed with plenty of flavours and are perfect for sharing. The patties are very tenderly cooked but the brioche was a bit dry.
My favourite dish for the night had to be the Louisiana wings (RM28). Though this dish is commonly found at watering holes, I believe the ones at Le Noir stand out in terms of its marinade. It is spicy but not too spicy, and so moreish that you will want to finish the whole plate in one sitting. It helps if you have a beer to wash it down too!
A dish that took us by surprise was the brined roast chicken (RM43). The boneless cut of chicken thigh was pan seared and roasted, and served with a creamy baked potato tartiflette, crispy parsley and balsamic reduction. It was incredibly well-marinated and the chicken was very tender and juicy. A must-try when you're here.
Finally, for dessert, we were treated to one of the best chocolate dishes I have ever tried. This gorgeous dish is a Chocolate & Hazelnut Brioche (RM22) - a dark chocolate brioche bun with hazelnut chocolate mousse and gold leaf. The brioche was really light and fluffy and the hazelnut chocolate mousse tastes so much like Nutella that anyone would love this dessert!
Le Noir KL TREC Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Opening Hours Alfresco Bar (Ground Floor) & Roof Terrace (Second Floor) – Open daily from 5pm. Free entry all night. Club Lounge (First Floor) – Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm. Cover charge may apply.