Mezze Bar & Restaurant, Medan Damansara

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So you and your partner are deciding, hmm . Where to go for dinner? Let’s try something new, she says. And he says, how about we go to Mezze ! Yes, let’s . It’s a casual place , a lil’ fine dine feeling, but comfortable enough for her to dress down a little. No need of those fancy dresses with 5 karat bling blings . Okay, enough with my story telling wannabee moment, back in reality . My first impression towards Mezze was .. Okay, it’s an Italian restaurant , let’s see what it has to offer . But as I looked through the menu , I saw a few items that are inspired from different cultures. You’ll know what I mean when I tell you about the dishes !

Charcuterie Platter (Small : RM44 ; Large : RM69)
The meat loaves, pate and pickled vegetables are all homemade ! The platter is seasonal, so you might get different items each time you order it .

Artichoke Dip (RM25)
I could live with just the dip alone .. So cheesy and creamy but it’s not enough to make you ‘jelak’ , you know ? It’s extremely salty without the crostini but I just love it . It’s simply divine .

Momofuku Pork Belly Rolls (RM21.90)
The name’s cute, it’s served looking like cute stuffed mantaos as well .  A slice of spiced pork belly with pickled cucumber with spring onion sandwiched in steamed flower roll buns and served in a dim sum basket . This restaurant keeps surprising me .. This momo dish is pretty awesome , it’s worth a try, but if you’re not into fusion/Chinese food in a western restaurant, then .. I suggest you skip this . (:

Fried Zucchini
Perfect healthy snack to nibble on ! They’re so addictive, really. . And it keeps you thinking, is it healthy? It’s.. zucchini ! But it’s fried. But it taste so good . So I’m warning ya, it’ll mess with your brain. In a good way . (;

Asian-style Spicy Buffalo Wings (Small : RM26 (1-2pax) ; Big : RM49 (3-4pax))
Chili honey sauce with LOTS of sesame .  They’re tasty, perfect finger food while chatting away with your best girlfriends and bros .(:

Mac & Cheese (RM15)
This is what you call a real Mac & Cheese composing of 4 types of different cheese ! Unlike the uber cheapo way where the sauce is boring orange in colour that taste like cream and cream only .

Chargrilled Spatchcock Chicken (RM36)
When it comes to Western food, I seldom, almost never order chicken. It’s probably because I consume chicken on a daily basis .__. But anyway, I’m in love with their beautifully baked provencal potatoes. The spring chicken taste really good, but I’m not too fond of it.

Lamb Cutlets (RM82)
Served chargrilled and accompanied with lovely cous cous salad and smoked eggplant puree. Although it doesn’t have any unique taste, it’s nice to have good lamb cutlets once in a while, especially during sudden cravings ! 😀

Pavlova of the week (RM25)

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Spanish Fusion @ Cafe Chulo, Jaya One

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This restaurant and bar is 3 stories high. The first floor would be an lift-like floor take has a flight of steps that takes you to the second floor. The second floor would be the main area with a gorgeous bar and many couches. In the restaurant, it has a slight dark and cooling ambiance with 2 plasma televisions. The 3rd floor would be the roof lounge for a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a little drinking and some smoking. Overall, the atmosphere, service and food.. I give a 8/10. (:

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The first floor

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Second floor, outside

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Inside the restaurant. Without my camera flash, it would be so much darker..

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The roof top.

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Bar man making a Sangria.

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Sangria (RM20)

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Fruit Punch

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Crouquettes Balls (RM12)
Deep fried croquettes with chicken, mushroom, onions stuffing served with tomato salsa sauce

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Chulo’s Thin Crust Lamb Pizza (RM13)
The ordinary tomato-based pizza, with lamb, mozarella cheese and onions. Done wonderfully.

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Seafood Paella (S: RM20, B: RM35)
Yummy, with an Asian taste.

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Salmon Bruschetta (RM15)
Bruschetta bread with tomatioes and smoked salmon.
Although hard to eat ( since everything would just fall off), but worth the mess. It was really good, with the finest smoked salmon.

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Banderillos (RM18)
Grilled skewers with 3 choices of meat – Chicken, lamb and prawn, or 3 each.
The best choice would be the chicken breast meat. Don’t judge it just yet, try it out and see if I’m right. The marinations just hits the spots. (:

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Lamb and Chicken.

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Potato Gratin (RM13)
Spanish stly potatoes gratin with lots of mozarella cheese and little cream.

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Tiramisu (RM15)
The BOMB. First bite made me want to float to heaven. Second bite made me fly back to Earth just to get the third and the fourth bite.

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The owner, Keith Raymond.

CAFÉ CHULO

L-20-1 Blk L, Jaya One
Section 13/6,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7956 2277

Nang it!

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Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar @ The Gardens 2

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I had a beautiful dinner tonight at Sage Restaurant. Fine dining Japanese-Western Fusion Cuisine. If you think Japanese would not go with Western, think again! To be honest, it was the most satisfying dinner I had since the last time I went to Sage. All you need to make it absolutely perfect is good company and you’re set to go! Trust me, you’ll enjoy it too.

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Presenting Chef Daniel who was cooking for us!

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Complimentary Bread. Yum.

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Sparkling Mojito (Non Alcoholic)
Sour like ice lemon tea, but it’s sparkling, with a tingling sensation!

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Tranché of Buri Fish with Akame and Avruga (RM60nett)
I think this dish was made in heaven and served to us. It was so lovely! Every inch of this dish was pure quality. Smell that gorgeous truffle oil. The raw Buri fish was just right, Akame herbs was fragrant, the salt was crystallized and crunchy. The Avruga Caviar was heavenly. And a pinch of wasabi just makes the fish fly. Buri, buri!

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Capellini Pasta with Shellfish, Tongarashi Spice (RM60nett)
This dish must be created for Malaysians/Asians. It’s slightly spicy and the Capellini Pasta’s texture is a little like mee suah – very smooth. Very Malaysian-inspired, I suppose. The shellfish – prawns and fish – was the best part. Fresh and juicy. YUM!

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Halfway through, we ordered garlic bread just for the heck of it. 😀

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Lime and Lemon Granité
Don’t be fooled by its appearance! It’s not just shaved ice! It’s exquisite, expensive spoonfuls of shaved ice! However, this is the perfect snow white, shaved ice with a citrusy tang,  I like!

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It was an open kitchen, and we sat exactly where we sat the first time we came – In front of the open kitchen, where we could eye the chefs. Hehe!

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Pan-fried Hirame with Sea Scallop and Crustacean Oil (RM95nett)
My mum ordered this for the main course and I had a bite of the fish and a scallop. The fish was not bad, but I really prefer a cod fish. The scallop was nice. (:

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Hirame Fish. Yummy spinach leaves.

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Almond Crusted Lamb Rack with White Miso and Nasu (RM95nett)
Maybe the chef’s recommendation was better… I had it medium-rare.. He recommended medium-well done. It was too tough for me. ): But the sauteed shitake and himeji mushrooms were gorgeous! Oh, by the way, Nasu is an eggplant. It’s hiding in this picture.. It can be seen underneath the lamb rack in the picture below.

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Crépe Suzette with Grand Marnier and Orange Zest (RM30nett)
The Crépe was unexplainable. You would just keep nibbling on it and when it finally finishes, you would long for more. This is a bittersweet Crépe with a dash of Grand Marnier and I kept wanting more! After finishing the crépe, I ‘cleanse’ the rich flavour with the ice cream topped with the orange zest and it made me go ‘Mmmmm…’

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After dessert, coffee or tea makes the meal complete.

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I tried capture the lovely crested moon. Sadly, it didn’t look so good in the picture.. /:

Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar
The Residences Level 6
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 KL.

Tel: 03-22681328
Email: sagekul@gardenshtlres.com

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