Category Archives: French

Modestos Launches New Menu

Modesto Bistro & Grill will also bring new exciting menus in April, with a twist of modern gastronomy designed for adventurous eaters in Brunei. The cuisine is Spanish Italian fusion with a nod to the Asian taste buds.

Modesto Bistro & Grill is located at Unit 8, 9 & 10, Abraco Building in Jalan Batu Bersurat. For more information, members of the public can contact them at 233 2000.


A favourite among Bruneian diners. Mushroom soup.


Look at that S-Car-Go!


Deep fried Camembert!


Wonderful Antipasto



Best Surfer Pizza. Two thumbs up!







Black Angus Steak

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Food Warriors Assemble!


The BRUNEI FOOD FESTIVAL 2012 kicks off tomorrow at the indoor stadium. It’s one of a kind festive that showcases various culinary styles of Asia particulary South East Asian Foods and Beverages to the public.

Organised by Airtimes Media Management, the festival is supported by the Brunei Tourism and the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.  The official media is the Food Guide and Exclusive Media Partner is Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata. The four-day festival will see daily fun and exciting activities for the public.

The festival will feature two concepts, one of which is the “open concept” allowing visitors to tuck into their meals at the food court area provided by us.  The second concept is the air-con tentage. Just to inform the festive promotion is now in progress and one the NEWS promotion will start in May and it will be in Gadong.  The food festival news will be appear at the LCD MEGA TV at the Gadong Junction before entering the Centrepoint areas.

The major crowd puller during the day will be the 1ST FOOD WARRIOR CHALLENGE.  This FOOD WARRIOR CHALLENGE is open to the public,  fun yet exciting food challenge will see the victor walking away with a BND$500 cash prize.

Apart from that, there are daily lucky draws and many more activities held during the festival. So come on down to the Indoor Stadium Berakas and check it out tomorrow onwards!!

Some of the activities lined up include:

1st Food Warrior Eating Challenge

Participants need to finish the first round of food in a qualifying time in order to get into the FINAL ROUND!

The WINNER will take home a top cash prize of $500.00!

1st BEST Cake Decorator

The Best Cake Decorator will give a chance for the bakers to show their best fondant skill! The most voted will win!

Martabak BEST Flyer

Participant need to know how to fly the martabak higher into the air.  The higher martabak fly, the big chance for you to win!

Tea-Tarik Competition

You need to do a shuffle dance while making the tea tarik. The best Tea-Tarik will win the prizes!

Kids Ice-Cream Eating Challenge

Kids Love Ice Cream! Bring your kids and let them join this fun eating ice-cream challenge and be the winner!

And many more!!! See you there!!!!



Modesto Bistro & Grill


There’s a new kid on the block and its called modesto bistro & grill. Located at Abraco Building in Batu Besurat (right next to Shabulicious & Neometro Furniture) the place is quite huge with a well appointed interior. I quite liked the ID and logo design. The chef is Indonesian and formerly worked in the kitchens of Shangrila Hotel Jakarta.

Part of his repertoire includes such classics like prawn salad, shrimp bisque, steak, lamb cutlets, and grilled salmon. Prices are quite reasonable for this market segment, i.e. young, working professionals and families having a special night out. Give them a call on 2332000 for reservations.












French Night at Grazie Mauri


AS Alliance Francaise de Brunei kicked off Francophonie Week on April 5 afternoon, Grazie Mauri also held a special treat that same evening to mark the international celebration of the French language and culture.

French Night at Grazie Mauri was attended by officers and staff from Alliance Francaise as well as their friends and family who delighted in a special spread.

That evening, the restaurant that is located in the middle of bustling Gadong, was transformed with decorations and music to suit the mood.

But that’s not all. For the rest of April, Grazie Mauri has special treats for patrons. From 6.30pm onwards on Monday, customers can enjoy unlimited pasta, pizza and tapas at only $15.90 while on Tuesday evenings, the restaurant plays the perfect host for a romantic candle light dinner. Couples that dine in the restaurant will enjoy a 25 per cent discount, with a minimum spending of $30.

April is also the month for hardcore carnivores as Villa Mauri, another establishment under the Mauri Group of Restaurants, goes green and offers patrons their organic beef promotion. – Courtesy of Brunei Times


I loved the Steak Tartare which tasted very much like a raw beef patty Smile


Full house of French food afficionados


Pan seared prawns served over mash potatoes and zucchini, cherry tomatoes confit.


Grilled centre of beef tenderloin served with bernaise sauce,
baked French-style tomatoes and gratinated potatoes in French sauce.


Da gangsta turning on his big flash gun


For dessert, Ferench Applie Pie with light raspberry custard and ice cream.. yummzzz!


My French friend Anais eating like a lady…