French @ Petite Millie

Among culinary connoisseurs in Kuala Lumpur, Chef Max Chin is a famous personality, known as on of the city's most renowned restaurateurs. His establishment, Petite Millie, serves up some good French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. 

Following on from his very successful Milessime at Solaris Dutamas, Petite Millie is situated on the ground floor of 1Utama's old wing. The restaurant's atmosphere is a casual and laid-back, serving up dishes are somewhat less sophisticated than Millesime.

Their Provencale Root Vegetables and Borlotti Bean Soup worth RM12.50, was hearty with an abundance of vegetables such as carrot and potato. The touch of pistou gave it a nice depth of flavour, and the big crouton gave it a good contrast of textures.

Our Risotto Zucca, Escolar and Cappesanta worth RM36.50 was indeed a good choice. The dish, essentially a Pumkin Risotto, contained a generous amounts of butterfish and scallops (two things I love), which went perfectly together with the sweetness of the pumkin-flavoured rice.

Emilia's Tagliatelle al Duck Ragu is a must-order from Petit Mille, if you enjoy your duck. Priced at RM28.50, the homemade tagliatelle contained an abundance of duck which filled the little pockets of space in between the pasta. The dish was topped with tender slices of duck, topped with pesto and breadcrumbs.

The Confit of Chicken Leg worth RM23.50 was certainly the most unhealthy dish that we ordered. The sweet plum sauce accompanied the salty chicken skin very well and provided a nice contrast of flavour. The smooth mashed potato below i, had a generous amount of butter - heck, I'm not complaining! 

For dessert, we ordered ourselves the Cinnamon Crusty Napoleon, worth RM14.50. The dish, essentially mango sorbet sandwiched between two hard discs of pastry, was not to my liking. I felt the mixture of the sorbet and the fruit compote provided too much of a sourness for one to handle. However I would certainly recommend the blueberry cheesecake which they gave us to try.

In conclusion, Petit Millie offerers one good, hearty European bistro food - although one might be a bit taken aback with the confusing dish names and the high-end pricing (in comparison to the Croisette Cafe which is less expensive). With the exception of the dessert, yet again - Max Chin's restaurant proves his food to be delicious.

Presentation: 8/10

Ambiance: 6/10

Service: 7/10

Overall Taste: 8/10

General Impression: 7/10