Monday, January 21, 2013

The Gastro Project @ Section 17, PJ

The Gastro Project
The Gastro Project bar

Joining the buzzing foodscene in PJ's Section 17 is The Gastro Project. It is located at the visible corner lot of the new block of shops next to Decanter / Bistro à Table / Verona Trattoria. PJ folks are really lucky that more quality eateries are sprucing up, so there is no need to drive all the way to KL for that good bite of food and good sip of drinks.

Passionade & Project 'Ade'
Project 'Ade' (mango, lychee, tea) & Passionade - RM8

Prawn bisque
Prawn bisque - RM15

Roasted tomatoes stuffed with mince lamb
Roasted tomatoes stuffed with mince lamb - RM15

Just opened for about a fortnight, the menu looks promising- offering simple and nothing too complicated selections of entrees, mains and desserts. Choices are not aplenty, but sometimes the lack of it can make food ordering a lot more easy and faster. Our choices of prawn bisque and roasted tomatoes were excellent. One of the better versions of prawn bisque that is creamy in texture but has deep flavour of roasted prawn shells (wish the bowl was deeper!) The roasted tomatoes was good too but felt that the price could be too steep for just 3 cherry tomatoes.

Greek pizza - feta, olives, sun dried tomatoes
Greek Pizza (feta, olives, roasted artichokes, sun dried tomatoes) - RM25

Crabmeat aglio-olio with chilli flakes
Crabmeat aglio-olio with chilli flakes - RM20

Meat tortellini in cream sauce
Meat tortellini in cream sauce - RM20

Fried steak and onion pie
Fried steak and onion pie - RM20

No flaws in the mains, we love the pizza though unfortunately the kitchen ran out of artichokes and we were not informed. We feedbacked accordingly (afterall, artichokes is the main ingredient of the pizza... and they're expensive too), and got this off the bill. The pastas were executed well - crabmeat aglio olio was well loaded although the meat tortellini was just ordinary. The fried steak and onion pie caught our eye, pastry was nice though the filling were a little heavy on black pepper.

Chocolate rum ball
Chocolate rum ball - RM15

Stuffed but 3 little chocolate rum balls will do no harm. The rum balls were too mild (not for Alcoholics!) and again, felt this was also a little pricey.

Happy hour starts from 5-8pm and overall food and drink prices are reasonable. Unlike a project which has a time period of start to end, we hope The Gastro Project doesn't and looking forward to return!

The Gastro Project
No. 25, Jalan 17/56,
Section 17, Petaling Jaya,
(new block of shops, same row as Decanter PJ)

* Visuals by iPhone 4

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. Please don't sue me, I don't have money. Kthxbye.]


Hsu Jen said...

New shops area in ss17? I havent popped by that area in a while haha. Glad your blog is back up and running!

YilingL said...

Hsu Jen,
Yups. So many new eateries! You gotta pop by PJ soon!

Anonymous said...

The pastry on that pie looks burnt. Surprised that the kitchen would let that get out to the customer.

YilingL said...

I cannot disagree with your comment. I let that go considering it was only their initial month of opening.

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