Joining the understated food scene in Petaling Jaya in Section 17 is The Gastro Project bringing you the fusion delights. The restaurant is tucked away in the corner of the new shoplots just next to Little Heritage House.
The main dining floor is unassuming décor which is really beautiful and classical. With the checkers black and white tilles, wooden tables and a classical unique bar at the corner, it sets us with a romantic dining experience.
As for their first floor, it is equipped with the projector and also a corner of bar which can accomadate for private parties, movie screening, and even more. As they are located at the corner lot; they have also a smoking corner tooo just outside the shop itself.
The menu looks promising, offering simple selections of eateries, mains and desserts. The selection is not too extensive; but sometimes the lack of choices can make the experience better.
We began with the choices of entrees with the Japanese Style Salad (RM 20.00) . A healthy salad to look for in Gastro Project comes with the avocado, promegranate, mixed salad leaves and tossed pine nuts in Japanese inspired sesame dressing. For add on of tempura, just add additional charge of RM 10.00. The salad completes with the zestiness flavours and the fresh salad is just to completete with the zestiness flavours and the fresh salad goes pretty well where the fruity promogranate and the avocado had a good wist of the normal salad.
TGP Mozzarella Salad (RM 20) is served with Buffalo Mozarella, basil and tomatoes, drizzled with the balsamic sauce. The mozzarella cheese brings the soft, moist texture and full of the milky taste in it. Added to the salad had perfection the blend taste of the salad itself, making it more flavourful.
The Mushroom Tart (RM 15) is one of the signatures here in The Gastro Project. The dish is indeed a creative one to try in The Gastro Project. The caramelized mushroom and onions served on their home made polenta based which give us a soft and nutty crostini texture. It is such a wonderful dish to try off.
The herbs-crusted roasted rack of lamb (RM 48) is being served together with the mint gravy and side of tomato salad. Complete with the juiciness with the minty blend from the lamb itself. TNot only the taste comes juicy; but the portion is generous too.
The rich Orechiette (RM 28)is served with the creamy, cuming flavored with the sundried potatoes, chicken sausage and home made meatballs, topped with cheese and baked. The orrechiete comes very creamy and it is such a heavy delights for hungry eaters.
Lamb Kebab (RM 20.00) is one of the signature dishes to go for in The Gastro Project. The Minced Lamb Skewers are well served with the tasty, tangy, pesto twist. The minced lamb is well marinated and it gives us a flavorful blend of delights with the moist and juicy meat. Deliciously done!
Looking for some pasta, try their Fettucini Grilled Chicken ( RM 20.00). The awesome grilled chicken breast meat is being served on a bed of the ribbon pasta and it is being tossed together with the spicy, herbed tomato sauce. The grilled chicken comes tender and it’s spiciness is such a kick to spicy lover.
Pizza which is served in The Gastro Project is simply special. Not those old style Hawaian Pizza style ; the Mofoccon pizza (RM 32.00) here is one of the best seller. The thin crust pizzas topped with the minced lamb pizza with pinenuts and pomegranate. The pizza is really good with the cheese with it and the juicy meatballs.
The Indian Pizza (RM 28.00) is one of my favorite too. Served with the spicy chicken perratal with cucumber Raita, sliced chillness and Panner. The spicy juicy pizza which is thin crust is sinfully good which ended me with a smile.
Duck Confict (RM 48.00) served is fairly good in its taste too. Using the traditional way of preparing the dish where the cooking method is crucial, complicated and time consuming. With the techniques which the chef uses, it had ensured that the duck confict remains the moist and tender texture. Each mouthful of the duck confict is indeed indulging without any greasiness of the texture itself and it comes with the twist of orange butter reduction and served together with the grilled asparagus together with it.
The Stuffed Chicken Mascorpone is where the oven baked tender chicken breast is being stuffed with the breadcrumbs and mucarpone cheese. Then, it is being drizzled with the creamy thyme sauce and sautéed vegetables and roasted potatoes. The chicken comes moist in the texture with the creamy blend in it.
The Hearty Beef (rm 28.00) is something to look for in The Gastro Project too. The tender beef cubes together with the caramelised onion are being cooked in with the black pepper gravy and being stuffed in the shortcrust pastry.
Ended with their TGP Cheese Burger (RM 28.00) where the juicy home made beef patty, cheese, pickles, and salad all graciously sandwich within two fluffy buns. Served together with it is the crisp potato wedges. Yummzz.
Intriguing (RM 15) comes well with the combination of the pumpkin and mango puree which is such a great combination. Place your dessert spoon to scoop from the top the bottom of the dessert and rest ensure you will be enjoying the smooth velvety delights which melts in your mouth.
Ended with the cocktail – Hmmmm ( RM15) ; where the cocktails made from the fresh strawberries, brown sugar,midori, dark rum and almond to create a chilling, refreshing concoction.
The Gastro Project
Jalan 17/56, Petaling Jaya (just behind Bistro a Table)
Tel no: 03 79316465
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheGastroProject
Opens Mondays to Thursdays 11am to 11pm, Fridays from 11am til Midnight and Sat/Sun/PH 11am to 1am.