4-course set dinner at Au Jardin

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

My family and I love to explore Penang's rich culinary tapestry and for dinner we headed to Au Jardin located in an old quaint warehouse within the compound of the historical Hin Bus Depot. The restaurant (according to their website) offers modern European fare. Chef Kim Hock and his team create dishes that celebrate fresh, seasonal ingredients.


Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

The dinner started of with a bite-sized hors d'œuvre each made of golden fried chicken with a creamy white sauce.

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

Next was an assortment of tomatoes with red pepper gastrique, pickled onions and cashew nut puree.

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

The soup of the day was tomato cappuccino, served has a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, topped with Parmigiano foam and basil oil. Complimentary from the chef was a small portion of slow-braised pork belly with micro herbs.

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

My wife opted for the pan-fried barramundi fillet served with beurre blanc (a hot emulsified butter sauce made with a reduction of vinegar, white wine and grey shallots) and preserved onions, topped with crispy fish skin. This was a dish she had enjoyed since Chef Kim Hock was with Basil, Le Bistrot at Kek Chuan Road in Penang. Chef Kim Hock and his team after closing operations at Basil relocated to Taipei. They are now back in Penang offering some and their signature dishes at Restaurant Au Jardin.

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

My daughter had the duck confit topped with hazelnut and black truffle dressing, beetroot, figs and jus Maison. She enjoyed this dish very much.

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

Before we ended the meal with the dessert, complimentary from the chef was a serving of a refreshing celery sorbet.

Au Jardin © Adrian Cheah

Finally we concluded the dinner with William Pear made of walnut crumble, yoghurt and mascarpone with a touch of lime.

The above set dinner (entitled September 2018) was RM 168 + per person. A service charge of 10% was added to the bill too.

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Written and photographed by Adrian Cheah
© All rights reserved
15 September 2018

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Restaurant Au Jardin at The Warehouse:
125, Jalan Timah, George Town, 10300 Penang, Malaysia
T: +604 218 9594

Thursday & Friday:
Lunch 1130 - 1500
Dinner 1730 - 2230

Saturday & Sunday:
Brunch & Roast 0830 - 1500
Dinner 1730 - 2230