Reminisce @ Papilon 1973
Papillon 1973. Papillon is a film based on the best-selling novel by the French convict Henri Charriere. Henri Charriere befriends fellow convict, Louis Dega, while serving a sentence on Devil’s Island (a hellish, notorious island prison). He plots his escape. The petty criminal known as Papillon is unjustly convicted of murder (specifically, murdering a pimp) in the 1930s and sentenced to life imprisonment in a French penitentiary on Devil’s Island in French Guiana. He attempts several escapes, which result in many punishments, but after more than a decade (at least seven years of which were spent in solitary confinement as punishment for his escape attempts), he eventually succeeds in escaping to freedom (Wikipedia, 2012).
Now that was the novel and movie. This here is a restaurant with concept originated from the movie. I have not seen the movie but I am guessing the décor and layout of the restaurant would be based on the movie.
The food was not all that bad. They have gotten really bad reviews with some set meals and vouchers or coupons which they sold. Well they should have served all customers equally. I thought the food was palatable, and I do like their pasta. I tried some few items in the menu, but I didn’t order anything from the dessert because it wasn’t very attractive. The carrot soup and mushroom soup were really nice.
The main courses weren’t too impressive, but it wasn’t bad. The BBQ Chicken chop was rather reasonably, but not generously served. A whole chicken tight drumstick grilled, served with BBQ sauce at the site. Also, some fries and steamed vegetables. The broccoli served was a little over cooked. The chicken was rather bland on its own, but that was to compliment the thick BBQ sauce.
The Chicken Carbonara was amazing. It comes with creamy thick carbonara sauce with fresh mushroom and chicken with a moderate portion of spaghetti. I thought the portion was a genius because too much of the thick sauce sometimes makes the meal rather sick before finishing the entire plate.
The meal was enjoyable; the English tea draws a satisfying finishing to the meal. If you are not a tea person, simply ask for a glass of water. They are more than happy to serve without extra charges.
Papillon 1973 does not serve pork but offers alcohol on its menu.
Papilon 1973 is located at :
D2-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: 03-6211 3192 / 010-432 8522 / 017-680 6515 (Noon – 11pm)
The meal cost a total of almost RM 70, and it was a peaceful and relaxing dining experience. Wifi is available so you can spend a relaxing Sunday over some delicious food.