The buzz around town might have slowed down, courtesy CMCO, and the wet blanket mood on the local economy. From Grab services to local stores, and majorly the F & B industry that has taken a hit to the chest. But that’s not prompting die-hard restauranteur, Dr Julianne Huh, Director of French Mediterranean restaurant, 2OX, from wanting to throw in the towel. Au contraire, she’s rolled her designer Romyda_KL silk sleeves up and got to work, pushing the envelope harder for her team and patrons who continue to patronise Kuala Lumpur’s chic address at 56G, Jalan Doraisamy, 50300.
Dr Julianne Huh shares her thoughts with The Stiletto Diaries on how she’s coping with the current situation, her coping mechanism and her comeback to it.
“So, for 2OX how we manage the different stages of the different crisis that have happened, is that we need to be resilient. We need to expect that the worst can happen. But even before it can happen, and, when I mean worse, like completely shutting down, we need to plan, like have a Plan A, B, C and D. And, by planning this ahead, we would know what to expect and there will be no disappointments and expectations.
So, I think that’s how for now that is the key, that’s how we cope. And the key is being resilient to the situation and having no expectations.
On crisis management:
“It has been quite difficult. But surprisingly, the government rules keep changing. This week and for the weekend, it actually looks good because the first two days we had literally no dinner reservations. But starting Sunday, which was the fourth day of CMCO, we’ve started seeing people coming out, the streets being a little bit more, uh, bustling. Whereas the first two days it was very, very quiet and there were no people walking around, even on the streets. I think due to this whole COVID pandemic, this type of stage will go on for the next three months, I think. So, yes, it will be very difficult and very tough.
What to expect at 2OX this week?
As long as we believe that our food is still loved by many people, our patrons will still come back whenever they can. I think we will be fine. So, being positive should be the key to this whole situation and having a plan A, B and C.
The Stiletto Diaries Recommends:
The Weekend Brunch (on Saturday-Sunday) at RM 60 (per head) combines a delicate coming together of Mediterranean flavours (plenty to choose for vegetarians too).
For regular days, the 3-course tasting menu, Simply French (RM140++ per pax), or, Simply Luxe (RM170++ per pax).
Curated cocktails (alcohol and non alcohol) like Basil Bomb, Passion Crush and Long Island Tea is just right for a happy girls in the city soiree.
The Stiletto Diaries Recommend:
*Traditional Bouillabaise stew with squid, prawns, clams, mussels and barramundi fillet.
*Josper grilled then Braised Lamb Shoulder, Pistachio essence & Butternut squash purée.
*Seared salmon trout, clam-cider Beurre Blanc & balsamic pickled carrots.
*Roasted Whole Bass Fillet, Vegetable a la Bayaldi, Sauce Verge and Potato Purée
*Crepe Suzette, Orange rind and Ginger syrup, Milk & Thyme ice cream.
*The Classic Vanilla Creme Brûlée
All SOPs are strictly adhered to.
Tables seating naturally embraces social distancing.
No, 2OX DOES NOT do home delivery, or, takeaways. It is a Pork Free Restaurant.
Advance Table Reservation is encouraged to enjoy the best seat. Call or WhatsApp for reservations: 018-3811-289
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Ahhh! reading this kind of article during lunch hour, with an empty stomach… makes me drooling..aiyoooo.haha
Hope you go and do lunch there. Try the Brunch menu too. You will love it
The Simply French looks very delicious. And the drinks too 🙂
Thank you. See you soon as 2OX. Ensure you make a reservation pls for best tables 🙂
It does really hard to cope during this cmco especially for a food entreprenuer. Hope this cmco would end soon. The food looks luxury though
Really appreciate. Let’s all stay positive and march on. Do support food entrepreneurs. Thank you for reading us.
Wow I love the ambience there, look beautiful! And those foodie serves there looks delish too. If this place got Halal certified then perhaps I’ll try their foodie someday
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. The restaurant is pork free.
Wowww cantiknya blog you, pestime masuk sini..
Ini kalau cafe begini, memang jadi kesukaan anak Sis yang instagramable, kang semua celah dia bergambo..
Menu pun nampak sedap..btw i love your pic menu…
Terima Kasih. melihat anda tidak lama lagi dengan rakan-rakan dan keluarga anda
Wow…….French Fine Dining restaurant ek. Looks good! Have a good time. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much. See you dining there with your friends soon
sangat betul kalau makanan sedap memang orang akan datang untuk makan lagi.
sedap menu dia tiba-tiba terasa lapar pula..hehe
Vegetarian yang lazat juga. Enjoy
Love the ambience..it’s would be nice if get the halal certificate to attrack muslim customers. Pork free its not halal guarantee so if they can get halal certificate is better
Thank you for your feedback. Has been conveyed to 2OX.
Perghhh Restaurant ni kalau buat candle light dinner best juga ni. Takpun jadi tempat chill dengan kawan-kawan. gerenti best
Hello. With advance booking, yes, candle light dinners can be organised. They are beautiful. Do ensure you let them know what your menu preferences are and special occasions for table setting etc. Enjoy your experience.
Helo. Dengan tempahan awal, ya, makan malam cahaya lilin boleh diaturkan. Mereka cantik. Pastikan anda memberitahu mereka apa keutamaan menu anda dan majlis khas untuk tetapan meja dan sebagainya. Nikmati pengalaman anda.
Used to frequent Doraisamy in my yesteryears. I guess it’s time to revisit.
Please do 🙂 Look forward to seeing you at 2OX
Oh my.. Thanks for sharing this restaurant. This place, the interior design, the fine dishes pretty much reminds me of my last trip to Paris.. How I miss those days there. Wish could repeat it again and will definitely try the fine dining here at 2OX too… Love everything about it..
Lovely to hear that. See you at 2OX soon with friends and family.
Wowwwww sangat tenang dan penuh dengan kehijauan…. Kalau makan sambil menikmati kawasan sekitar yang cantik macam ni. Bole try lah nanti
Terima Kasih. Look forward to seeing you at 2OX.
Love the combination of chic & natural design of 20X. Makes me wanna come there
Please do visit and dine with them. You will love the experience and the food.
Wow..really love with the decoration of the restaurant… And the menu looks nice.. Its a halal food? I wish to recommended to my non muslim friend to come here..
All kinds of food to entertain your taste. It is a pork free restaurant
nice place and atmosphere . A great place to hang out with friends for sure ~~ the food looks good too ~~
Look forward to see you at 2OX. Don’t forget to make a reservation in advance for best tables
Wow very interesting place and looks beautiful eligent hehehehe we like places like this food and drinks simple but just nice to chat with friends
Thank you. See you at 2OX then 🙂