Enfin by James WonFrench Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"The first step into his farm-to-table realm begins with an intriguing amuse bouche that resembles a plot of land in a farm. You’ll see crispy baguette “twigs” sprinkled with fermented chilli powder and an ethical foie gras mushroom sprouting from a bed of edible “dirt”. Paired with the house cocktail of Enfin fermented Bario Rice Wine, it’s a fantastic medley of flavours as the nutty notes of the rice wine sets a base for the amuse bouche to awaken the palate." Big thanks to The Peak Malaysia for joining our Good France showcase. For the full review and learn more about Good France 2018, visit The Peak >> https://thepeak.com.my/…/good-france-the-best-french-dinne…/
[Behind the scenes] As the seasons turn and the harvests from Farm Enfin in the Cameron Highlands changes, so does our menu! This always brings a shift in energy to the kitchen as we share our new dishes. You can find our new menu here >> https://www.facebook.com/enfinbyjameswon/menu/
"Expect whimsical and ambrosial dishes that will reward you with an evening to remember ... Enfin's approach to fine French foods is fun, engaging and extremely delicious." Our NEW menu which launched March 1st, is being featured in Good France, dubbed the "world's greatest French dinner." Good France returns for its fourth consecutive year, with 18 restaurants taking part in Malaysia, 14 of which will be in Kuala Lumpur. Started by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, 2018's Good France will feature a total of 3000 chefs and 3000 menus across 5 continents. Click the link below for full details on Good France by our friend Tien Chew at Malaysia Tatler
Malaysians greet each other by sincerely asking, “Have you eaten?” Tonight Chef James and the entire Enfin Culinary Team are asking you just that. Our new Degustation Lunch and Degustation Dinner menus will launch tomorrow, March 1st, and we’d love for you to be amongst the first to try it. Over the coming week we’ll share the detailed nuances of what makes these menus unique. Our newest farm-to-table inspirations came from Chef James’ days working in Japan with, “The Kaiseki-ryori philosophy, whereby each plate is representative of the best local provenance.” We’re continuing to develop new and more refined fermentations for our sauces and you'll find we're showcasing bolder flavours than ever before.
From the kitchen to the bar, learn what makes Enfin by James Won special in this 20 minute interview with Chef James by Christine Wong. He shares secrets on why bread is so important, how he feels about so many new fine dining restaurants opening in KL, and thoughts on techniques like, "Some people might call it molecular but for me it’s simply part of my kitchen repertoire, it’s not the main element of what we do. When you’re trying to create an experience in a cuisine it’s not about one singular technique. It should be very encompassing.”
“Mango and cape berry soufflé, Sarawak peppercorn and pandan sorbet carries on the restaurant's signature take on marrying local ingredients with fine French techniques. Take a mouthful of the soufflé and you'll find that its texture is almost a mix between custard and steamed egg with a lovely mango sharpness. The pandan ice cream captures the ingredient to a T, rounding out the dish with a classic contrast of hot and cold.”
Words on our ‘Tropical Twist’ by Tien Chew (be sure to follow him on Instagram @chew_able)
Photo by Malaysia Tatler
From the runner-up in the 1st season of Masterchef South Africa,"It has been a long time since I have been this emotional by what has been served to me, but tonight was officially my best restaurant experience ever. So much so, that it almost had me in tears. (Details on each course will be provided in a blog post, to follow). For now I'm going to sip on my post-dinner whisky. Biggest smile on my face." Sue-Ann Allen, Team Enfin thanks you for your kind words! It was our pleasure to serve you. We hope you enjoyed your travels and culinary adventures around Malaysia and look forward to welcoming you back to Enfin in the future.
Every now and then a moment comes along that changes your life...
For me, tonight was one of those.
It started with running in the rain, trying to find the inf...amous #EnfinByJamesWon. Oh goodness how I have come to love and appreciate the rain. Wet hair, wet clothes, wet feet! Who cares when the heaven's are showering blessings!
And then the food. Oh goodness the food! It has been a long time since I have been this emotional by what has been served to me, but tonight was officially my best restaurant experience ever. So much so, that it almost had me in tears #truestory
(Details on each course will be provided in a blog post, to follow).
For now I'm going to sip on my post-dinner whisky. Biggest smile on my face, and a heart full of the most gratitude for my incredibly gorgeous company Stefan Kuhn. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the spoil. It meant the world to me xxx
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Big thanks to our friends at FEMALE Magazine Malaysia for nominating Enfin by James Won as a top Fine Dining Restaurant. Enfin is put forward alongside some notable eateries and our team would appreciate your vote. Just click here or below to vote for Enfin >> http://femalemag.com.my/…/female-20-faves-pick-favourite-e…/
农历新年的美丽和恩赐，我们的团队祝你和你的家人身体健康、好运和快乐。| The beauty and bounty of Lunar New Year surrounds us and the Enfin team wishes you and your family good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the year.
Want to know what makes Chef James tick? What it took to make the leap from his first restaurant and expand to Enfin by James Won? How he became Asia's first Krug Ambassade? Listen in on Valentine's Day February 14th at 10:05am on BFM Radio - The Business Station 89.9FM or click here for a direct link to listen online >> https://www.bfm.my/standalone-player.html
The interview is on BFM 89.9FM's flagship show Enterprise with Christine Wong, which embraces the entrepreneuria...l spirit and deep dives into the passion and art behind it all. It features personal business stories from early stage start-ups, all the way to billionaire octogenarians in Malaysia and abroad. Notable guests on the show have included Martin Cooper (father of the mobile phone), Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks), Ralph Henry Baer (father of videogames), Tony Buzan (Mindmap Guru), Isaac Tigrett (Hard Rock Cafe founder), and more.
"Food becomes ambrosial artworks at Enfin by James Won, Chef James Won’s shrine to fine French cuisine. Go for the degustation menu, curate your own culinary journey and indulge in one of the most whimsically delightful dining experiences Kuala Lumpur has to offer."
Thank you Tien Chew and Malaysia Tatler for sharing these photos on Instagram. To read their full review of our dinner degustation menu, click here >> https://my.asiatatler.com/…/review-enfin-by-james-won-new-m…
VALENTINE UPDATE | February 14 at Enfin by James Won is now completely full so we are happy to announce that we're extending the romance and enchantment to February 13th. Space is limited so please do reach out now if you'd like to ring in Valentine's Day with the one you love on the 13th at Enfin.
Fairytales do come true! Charm your Valentine on February 14th with an enchanted evening of love, decadence, and romance at Enfin by James Won.