It’s this day of the week again – Thursday! The day we start to make plans about the week end, even feel on week end, and can wind down a bit. And most importantly, at Claret wine bar, Thursday rhymes with Aperitivo (and bravo, and delicioso!).
In Italy, the term “aperitivo” describes the ritual of going for a pre dinner drink along with food bites with your friends, as well as the sort of drink that you might have during this time – vermouth, spritz – . It also means opening your stomach for the upcoming dinner while socializing. If it is important in Italy, it is very adequate for Kuala Lumpur where good food is an obsession and getting one more opportunity to enjoy mouth watering nibbles is super exciting for foodies like me.
Pop by Claret wine bar on Thursday evening between 5pm and 8pm to enjoy an aperitivo. Select a fine wine – after all, it has one of the most enviable wine selection in town – or a delicious cocktail realized by proper mixologists, while bitting on some exquisite nibbles, complementary with your drinks. I had a crush on the mouth watering fish polpetta (fish ball) and its slight lemon twist to freshen and make this bouchée very light, along with some delicate herbs. The canapé with cheese and wild mushrooms is exquisite, on its fresh and crusty slice of baguette. There are also some mini burgers, beetroot and many more nibbles to try.
Claret has a very cosy yet stylish interior with its designer chairs & tables arranged to create intimate areas, while the outside terrace has a delightful view on KLCC and the park. Jazz is played in the background, the service is neat and attentive. If you needed one more reason to go and have some delicious wine at Claret, be aware that it is surrounded by amazing restaurants – Strato the italian on top of it, and few meters later, the stunning Cantaloupe – ideal for dinner, once your stomach is opened after this classic and classy “aperitivo”.
Claret is also open every other day – so don’t miss out!
With whom? lovey dovey, friends, business
Price range? RM30 – RM50
Favorite place ? for the aperitif: outside, definitely!
Contact: Claret Wine bar at Troika Sky Dining, The troika, Jalan Binjai – Kuala Lumpur :: +603 2162 0886
Opening hours: everyday 4pm – 1am
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