Tasting room provides one of the best fine dining experience at the price of a bistro pub I have tasted in KL.
Don’t let its décor fools you, how much do you think would a glass of wine and a dish of lamb shank cost you?
(No I’m not telling you the price because I kinda forgot but the price was really reasonable. RM50 or less per person?)
The Foie Gras salad appetizer was my favourite, it’s not so much the foie gras (goose liver) but the creamy Enoki mushrooms inside the crusty paste. Heaven’s it’s so creamy and nice, I love it. However I thought it was slightly expensive at RM28, maybe they should have one without the foie gras.
The fish was a lovely combination of Egyptian spices, side salads and placed on a bed of small potatoes made it really exquisite.
My favourite of all was the Carbonara (always has been). But this was exceptionally creamy, and with yellow egg yolk mixed into the sauce, it gave the whole dish a new tinge of richness.
The Chicken Pita came out rather unique. Mixed with wasabi cream, it’s a fusion of western and eastern concept and it’s really creative, well blended. Though it did come off a bit dry and is a perfect way to mix eat it with wine.
The Strawberry Chocolate Cake, appeared to be a fondant, or a lava cake that has a very soft centre and warm chocolate syrup oozing out when you pushed it apart.
And for this dish, I highly recommend new wine drinker to mix it with a Moscato d’Asti; slightly fizzy, sweet champagne like white wine that has been proven EVERYONE will like.
Since the day, I have been going back to tasting room for more and more Moscato D’Asti. And guess what, on the day of my birthday, I ordered so many, I literally wiped the store clean of wine. So if you want more, you need to wait for their next stock to come. :p
(Before I reach there that is.)
PS// The lamb shank was delicious too! Soft and nicely cooked, medium rare I think, and the baby carrots were gorgeous.
(wanted to give 4.5 but that might be totally because I love Moscato D’Asti aka Nivole. :D)
Nicolekiss Food and Diet First Contest!!!!
Ok, here’s a catch. I have a contest here for all you readers out there (you stand a high chance because apparently no one reads this blog -.-)
This contest is open to all Malaysians (if you’re a foreigner staying in Malaysia, also can) Now, what you need to do is comment (with email address) in the section below, the most creative comment you can come up with of why you want to dine at tasting room.
And you stand a chance to win a DINNER with Nicolekiss and the director of Wine Cellar + Tasting Room, Ron Khoo @ Tasting Room. Deadline of contest is 16th March 2008!
So fast fast!! Comment comment!!!
65-1 (above Wine Cellar)
Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tue-Fri: 11.30am till late
Sat-Sun: 5pm till late
Public holidays: 5pm till late
Tel: +603 2092 4404