Surrounded by Chinese restaurants, laid back cafes and blooming trees, this hidey-hole in Bangsar is a world away from the rest of the city. Hit & Mrs, another masterpiece from the versatile BIG group, sits in an elegant traditional Malay house decorated with homeliness in mind. The ambience is relaxed and the decor personal: the bar upstairs is filled with Malaysian rattan chairs, peeling cabinets, old movies posters and delightful pictures of Rose Chan – the most famous burlesque dancer in Malaysia in the 60s.
Cocktails are swanky under the expert hands of Angel, inspired bartender who mixes with superb the local spices and herbs to revisit traditional cocktails – Mojito Malaya with its pandan infused rum is a definite hit, and so is the Asamboi Margarita, marrying Asamboi syrup and calamansi juice to Tequila.
The restaurant downstairs revolves around an open kitchen and a leafy courtyard creating a cutting edge, modern yet intimate décor for this trendy diner venue. Executive chef Keith Choong artistically creates innovative, east-meets-west cuisine. Since the menu is seasonal, the culinary highlights change every month – leaving even more possibilities for standout dishes (and discoveries).
We indulged in the brand new wine pairing menu – aptly named ‘forking and uncorking’ – an extravagant 5 courses meal paired with some of the finest New Zealand wines. A ballet of masterfully prepared dishes gracefully appeared before us; Hokkaido scallop alongside heavenly sunchoke puree and truffle salsa, a Classic Crab bouillon with baby mussel and tomato confit, leaving us speechless and happy. After an exquisite Scottish salmon and Beef Tenderloin, the sweet note came; an unrivalled green mango salad alongside coconut sorbet, refreshing, balanced and basically to die for.
From now on, the chef also works his magic on weekdays and saturdays for a set lunch of 2 or 3 courses – a refreshing option in one of the hottest address for fine dining in Kuala Lumpur.
Fancy trying a tantalising wine pairing experience? The next wine pairing dinner should be held in september – don’t miss out, keep an eye on the B.I.G webpage!
With whom? Lovey dovey, business, friends
Price range? RM40 – 115
Favorite place ? The romantic table for two in the leafy & romantic courtyard
Contact: Hit & Mrs , No 15 & 15A, Taman Weng Lock, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar – Kuala Lumpur +603 2282 3571
Opening hours: tuesday – saturday 12pm – 3pm ; 5pm – 1am
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