Le Petit Chef is one of the most amazing restaurants we have been to. It’s innovative, fresh, cool, and just plain awesome. It’s a dining experience like no other. We got to experience it while in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and we feel the need to share it with you guys!
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Le Petit Chef – a different dining experience
We have been to several different dining experiences. For example, we have eaten at Michelin Star restaurants in Denmark. We have also been at a mystery dinner and several different dinner shows in Orlando. All of them have been really fun and now we have yet another experience to add to our list. Le Petit Chef is a theatre, high technology, and dining all in once.
It’s more than a two-hour meal. It’s a journey through time and through the world. Join the world’s smallest chef as he takes you around the world in the footsteps of Marco Polo. It’s whimsical and you go from tropical heat to snow and cold climates – all in the comfort of your own chair. This is something that suits all ages and we are sure that you will love it – just as much as we did!
Le Petit Chef at Elements Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We had our dinner experience at Elements restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. After making the reservation, we got the information that they want you to arrive 30 minutes before the show starts. Your dinner will last for two hours and time really flies because it is such a cool experience. We have only been to the one in Kulala Lumpur but we believe that wherever you go, you will like it.
We ended up getting lost while walking to the restaurant (due to roadwork) and ended up stumbling in five minutes before dinner. And we were fine so no panic. However, they don’t wait for you so if you’re late – you will miss parts of the experience so make sure to be on time.
What is Le Petit Chef?
I would love to write that you will just have to go there and experience it for yourself but, that’s not fair. We had to do some googling ourselves before we made the reservations and weren’t sure what to expect. The thing is that you are eating a six-course meal where you are guided by the waiters and of course – the small French chef.
The show is happening on your plate with 3D technology and amazing storytelling. You will watch the 5-centimeter chef running around on your plate and table and then you get a dish that is connected to the story. If you want to know what’s it all about, you can watch the video that we made from the whole experience.
Le Petit Chef – The journey of Marco Polo
This is the food that we were served during our experience. I have no idea how often they change the menu and the “movie”. The restaurant- theme has been running since 2015 and I believe that they switch the menu around at times but we aren’t sure. The food was really good too but in all honesty – you come here for the whole thing and not just the food. We ended up ordering one “regular” menu and one vegetarian one and they were both good!
The Journey Begins – First dish
As a starter, we got Japanese oyster cream, cucumber jelly, caviar Fourme D’ambert, toasted walnut Brioche and, honeycomb. The vegetarian version was Fourme D’ambert, toasted walnut brioche, honeycomb marinated cucumber, Yukari cream, and cucumber jelly. Don’t ask me what it all was – the only thing we can tell you is that it was really good food.
The food was placed in a really nice basket and we had to be reminded not to eat the props because it all looked so good. All the people in the restaurant looked really happy and satisfied with the beginning of the story.
Middle Eastern – Second dish
Oh, how I fell in love with the presentation of our second dish. One of the bowls was really to die for! Whenever we get to some middle eastern country I will make it my mission to find some bowls like that for our kitchen. The food was also good and there were a lot of different things to taste from.
We were served charcoal roasted beetroot, chickpea hummus, parsley, and feta cheese. We also got marinated lamb kebab, lamb shank ragout, shallots, pomegranate with yogurt dip, and Lebanese onion. But wait… there’s more. Smoked duck, raisins, hazelnut, cumin spice, and pita bread. All the meat was taken from the vegetarian version and it was served with the following dishes: Asparagus skewers, pickled leek, and hazelnut crumble. Other than that is was the same food for both of us.
India – Third dish
From the middle east, we flew to India and there we had our third coarse. Have you noticed how much food we got yet? It’s a lot of food but at the same time, it’s a lot of different smaller bites and spices so you can try it all. The Indian food we were served was as follows:
Rasam, green lentil, mint leaf, deep-fried sweet neem leaves. Polo’s salmon, green pea masala, spicy shallot, rice Idli, Tikka chutney, curry leaf, papadom, Kurkuri Bhindi, and salted chili. The vegetarian version had Polo’s eggplant instead of the salmon but was otherwise the same dish.
Himalayan – Forth dish
This was by far the most special dish (even if calling it a dish might be an exaggeration). We all had to wait until the same time and then we poured some liquid into a bowl and waited for the magic to happen. It was something with dried ice and with a scent of fruits and it was super cool!
It was a small portion of No2 Rasberry sherbet with kaffir lime soda and mint jelly. We had so much fun, watching all the other guests making videos and photos of their deserts. In fact, they were photographing and making videos during the whole dinner and not just when we got this cool pallet cleanser in between dishes.
China – Fifth dish
After the Himalayas, our journey took us to China and we got to eat some really nice Chinese food. We got cornfed chicken, monkey ear mushroom, candied ginger, mushroom foam, baby leek, and rice noodles. Who knew that you could make foam out of mushrooms?!
The vegetarian dish here was the most elaborate one. It was grilled Eringi and portobello mushrooms. Basil peso with mushroom foam, baby leek, rice noodle, and shaved truffle. We did feel that some of the vegetarian alternatives weren’t as good as the regular dishes but this one was really good.
France – Sixth dish
After visiting the whole world with “Le Petit Chef”, we ended up back in France where it all started. The desert was really good and the perfect ending to a great experience! We were served Tonka créme Brulee, chocolate mousse, blackberry, and freeze-dried orange.
The chocolate mousse was one of the best we ever had! It was so chocolaty and had the perfect combination of flavors. And then the dinner was finished and it was time for us to make room for the next seating!
What to expect from Le Petit Chef
Now, as I mentioned before, we have only been to the restaurant in Kuala Lumpur so we are not sure if it’s the same all over the world. I did email them to get more information but I never heard back from them so we are not sure how the experience is in the rest of the world. But, we are pretty sure that it’s great wherever you go!
It’s pretty expensive for sure. We only went for the food package and that set us back about 60 euros per person. If you wanted your food paired with wine, it costed double. At the same time, it’s worth it because it is a true experience that you will remember fondly for the rest of your life.
Le Petit Chef around the world
So, this was supposed to be a complete list of all the Le Petit Chef restaurants around the world. However, it’s super hard to find the information online. We have done our best of creating a list of the different restaurants around the world. If you have been to one that’s not on our list, please get in touch and we will add it to make the list complete!
A lot of these restaurants are pop-ups so check before you go there so that you know that the restaurant is still there. We were surprised to hear that there had been a restaurant in Sweden and we missed it!
- Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur – Elements. Address: HIVE Unit H-G-11, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Phone number: +60 3-2282 6413.
- Thailand – Bangkok – Sheraton Grande. Address: 250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Phone number: +66 2 649 8888.
- Singapore – Grand Hyatt. 10 Scotts Road Singapore, Singapore, 228211. Phone number: +65 6738 1234.
- Oman – Muscat. Address: Shatti Al Qurm, P.O. Box 951, Muscat, Oman, 133. Phone number: +968 24641189.
- Vietnam – Saigon – Park Hyatt Saigon. Address: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Phone number: +84 28 3824 1234.
- Lebanon – Beirut – Ash. Address: Monot, Ashrafieh, Beirut District. Phone number: +96 171050599.
- Qatar – Doha – The Ritz Carlton. Address: P.O. Box 23400, West Bay Lagoon, Doha. Phone number: +
974 4484 8000.
- Celebrity Cruises. They offer Le Petit Chef at some of their ships (or at least one).