Food: Brazzo Cascades, Dataran Cascade, Kota Damansara
Brazzo Cascades is one of the latest non-halal casual dining restaurant located at Dataran Cascade, Kota Damansara. It's hard to miss the restaurant because there's a fancy fountain (not seen in the picture) just outside the outdoor dining area which everyone seemed to love. Personally, I wasn't fascinated or such but I can see that many people do appreciate the fountain.
I was told that Brazzo comes from the Spanish word 'brazo' which means 'bbq pit'. This is the 5th outlet in Malaysia and it was opened last December. Brazzo's Johor Bahru outlet is quite well known. Also, just in case you were interested to know, Brazzo takes pride in its beef-based dishes.
While the rest of Dataran Cascades seemed deserted, Brazzo's existence definitely lift up the mood in the building. From the brief visit from the carpark to the restaurant, I noticed that there weren't that many tenants and I'm guessing that Brazzo is definitely the most lively tenant here, so far at least.
Let's jump right in and talk about the food:
Mix Ham Pizza has a super thin crust that you could cut with normal cutlery (knife). It's a decent pizza but it's quite forgettable.
Char-Grilled NZ Lamb Rack was nice. No strange lamb 'odour' (my bestfriend, Google tells me that it's called 'gamey') and it was grilled to the right point. The sauce was alright.
Oven Baked Atlantic King Cod Fish was one of my favourite dishes that night. I like eating fish, and cods are definitely on top of my list. The skin was crispy and the parsley cream sauce ties very well with the cod, preserving its freshness.
Char-Grilled Chicken Thigh is a whole chicken thigh seasoned with smoked paprika. Love the sauce that's infused with cranberries, and it's good that they serve it with fries cause that means you could dip them in the sauce if you can't have enough of it.
Char-Grilled AACO 1824 Grain Fed Sirloin Steak. The degree of doneness (no, seriously, this is a legit term, I googled it) was not one that I fancy. It was well done and I prefer my steak anywhere from medium-rare to medium-well.
Sesame Crusted Aldi Tuna left me rather confused. I actually love the tuna itself (it was medium rare) but I personally don't like the seasoning or sauce. With that said, that was the first time I tried this dish so maybe I had some...'culture shock'.
XL Hokkaido Scallops with Balsamic Tomato Salsa. I love this! It was super juicy.
Blue Cheese Pasta aka carbonara was so good that almost everyone was singing praises about it. Don't get turn off by the 'blue cheese' yet because I personally can't take blue cheese yet the dish was unsuspecting and didn't give anything away. It's hard to find a cheese-based pasta at the right level of creaminess, and Brazzo did this very well.
XL Hokkaido Scallops Aglio Olio was great. I'm not really a person who orders aglio olio (I prefer carbonara any day) because they are usually tasteless but this one did not disappoint. It's full of flavour and there were scallops! Gooood.
Brazzo's Iberico Pork Cheek was probably my favourite dish here. Precise cut, each slice was a slice of perfection. Tasted super good and the sauce complements the meat. Must try!
Fish fingers, deep fried fillet, fries, some salad and cherry tomatoes
Sausages, ribs, pork knuckle, mushroom
The Family Platter is enormous, you'd be overwhelmed by the serving portion. Overall it was too dry for my own liking to eat them as it is, but fret not because there were sauces available. I fancy the ribs though.
Red velvet, pina colada, and blue martini.
Many people actually come to Brazzo not only to have a meal but also chill with friends over alcoholic drinks (there's a bar here).
A little disappointed that not much non-alcoholic drinks were available, cause we wanted to ask for coffee and such. Brazzo actually listed them on the menu but they are actually not available but Brazzo is working on it.
Also not to forget, Brazzo currently offers set lunch deals from RM12.90 nett, which is quite decent.
Rating:Food: 6.5/10 (Try Brazzo's Iberico Pork Cheek, Lamb Rack, King Cod Fish and the pastas)
A-G-08 & A-G-09, Dataran Cascades
No. 13A, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara PJU 5,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
FB: Brazzo Cascades
Tel: 03-7629 4086