It is well known that the stereotypical French Cuisine are one of the most expensive and over the top meal in the world. But Madeleine Bistro has recreated a whole new face of Haute Cuisine in Jakarta. This stylish bistro has a laid back, down to earth interior, affordable and mouth watering cooking that will make you rethink about the whole French Cuisine Fine Dining.
The casual cozy place is located in Kemang 89 Building, at the back of Decorum Interior Decoration Showroom.
The menu was quite variant. They serve express lunch, weekend brunch,high tea, and kid’s menu among other things.
The waitress had a very outstanding knowledge of the menu,which is rare in Jakarta. We’ve decided to go with the recommended dishes.
Cappucino de Champignons (IDR 40.000): Creamy heavenly mushroom soup served with quail egg & milky truffle foam.Might be a little salty than the original French soup,but just perfect for my taste!
Vol au Vebt de Fruits de Mer (IDR 65.000): Puff pastry parceled mix seafood (salmon,squid,shrimp,dori pieces) served with spinach and bechamel. Scrumptious and satisfying at the same time.
Filet de Boeuf au Porto (IDR 185.000): Beef tenderloin served with mashed broccoli,crisp potato and port wine reduction. Perfectly ‘medium well’ cooked beef, just like I asked. Juicy well marinated meat,the sweetness of the broccoli plus the zest of the wine sauce makes a perfect combination.
Escalope de Veau a la Viennoise (IDR 165.000): Shallow fry breaded paper-thin slice beef tenderloin served with mixed green salad & mushroom sauce. Generous portion of great tasting beef, with the sweet tantalizing salad, makes the perfect pair in your mouth.
Mousse au Chocolat (IDR 40.000): Finger bites flavored chocolate mousse of blueberry,strawberry and white chocolate in cannelloni tuile. The three flavors-smooth creamy- mousse wrapped around rolled crunchy cookie-like cannelloni pipes, blown my mind (& sweet tooth) away.
At the end of the day, I left with one happy stomach and not a single bad thing to say about this restaurant. Instead the little French in me murmured: “Mot juste. Madeleine!” **”Exactly the right word. Magnificent!”
Madeleine BistroGedung Kemang 89 (nx to Global Doctor)Kemang Raya No.89 Jakarta. Phone: (021) 71794538
Average Spending: Rp 300.000 and above