Sunday, March 2, 2014

Chez Nous Cafe @ Seck Chuan Lane, Georgetown, Penang.

*Chez Nous Cafe has since ceased its business operation.*

Tucked within one of the heritage houses in the heart of Georgetown, Chez Nous Cafe is a humble and no-frills cafe manned by a very friendly Belgian couple- Philippe and Liz. Using Turquoise color as the theme, Chez Nous Cafe should be easily located, simply turn into Lorong Seck Chuan and you should be able to find Chez Nous with its attractive and eye-catching exterior. Menu is rather limited and simplistic but quality is assured; do keep an eye on their Facebook page for the constantly-rotating menu. Service was impeccable, do check with the friendly couple should you are unsure of what to order and I am sure they are able to provide you the perfect recommendations. 

Waterzooi (Rm 25) is definitely one solid attempt. Vegetable stock cooked with Chicken Breast, served with Potatoes as side. The stew consists of Celery, Carrot, Onion and a handful of Herbs- Oregano and Parsley. Every spoonful of this concentrated stock was a burst of vegetable-sweetness, further heightened by the touch some carefully selected Herbs. Potatoes, on the other hand, were standard-average and nothing to shout over. However, my only gripe was the portion could be slightly larger given that price tag. 

Cheese Platter (Rm 32) is something not to be missed by Cheese lovers. It comes with 3 different types of cheeses (out of 7 types) but the very friendly owner Philippe has added another type of Cheese for us to sample. We had Camembert Cheese, Brie, Goat's Cheese and a type of Hard Cheese. French Baguette, Dried Apricots, Grapes and Walnuts were also served together. We were puzzled with the honey served alongside with the cheeses, Philippe explained that we should try to dip with the Hard Cheese and to my surprise, the magical touch of the sweet Honey was a perfect contrast to the savory Cheese. You may opt to order a glass of their house wine to go with all these wonderful Cheeses. Sharing, however, is recommended for this Cheese Platter. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 17, Lorong Seck Chuan, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 6pm to 10:30pm. Closed on every Thursday. 
Contact Number: 604- 261 3499