If you like wine and had enough of food stalls, this is a cozy spot with very friendly staff.
They have a very large wine list by the bottle - prices seems to be comparable to elsewhere in George Town. There are only 3 by the glass: sparkling, white or red for about RM22 each, which is very reasonable for Penang. The Prosecco wasn't to my taste (but I should have known better than to order it since my preference is French Champagne), but both the red and white by the glass were decent.
There is an ample-sized menu of western/european dishes. There are a modest number of choices for vegetarians, but it was enough.
The cheese platter came with some warm, sliced baguette. This is easily the best bread I've had in Southeast Asia. The portions of cheese were large, and it was 6 different types. Considering where we are, it was an ok selection (but if you are expecting variety and quality like you would get in France, you will be disappointed).
My boy had the beef special - a beef tenderloin on top of spinach with some mushrooms and a sweet potato mash, topped with red wine sauce. The beef was well-prepared and tasty, the mash was a bit strange. I opted for the watercress soup with a poached egg, which had great flavor but the soup was luke warm and the poached egg was actually cold... had it been served at a proper temperature, it would have been good.
The staff was all very nice and friendly. It was pouring rain and they offered to call us a taxi, which was nice.
We wound up paying $80 (US) for 6 glasses of wine, a large soup, beef tenderloin and the cheese platter. (And there is free wifi should you need it.) Were I to go again, I'd skip the food and just have wine.
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