Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Au Revoir Bollywood Queen

After a tumulous, uncertain direction from her company, Bollywood Queen was the 'lucky' one to be posted (more likely forced upon) out station indefinitely.... a smaller, less vibrant town for such a drama queen I guess.
I knew she was not looking forward to it; I was not either...she was one of my usual hang-out makan kaki :(
Not to make her farewell somber, we decided to sign up for a nibbleish adventure (as recommended in cumi&ciki)....in which I was very certain that Bollywood Queen would enjoy tremendously.
What's nibblish? BQ asked
This allows us to taste different food at different restaurant- all located within walking distance..
That is so cool dude!
And so we selected the Jalan Bangkung combo at Bangsar..
We started off our appetizers at Cava..
The tapas platter consists of mushroom bruschetta, spanish lamb boulette and prawn pil pil. Cute presentation and very tasty; the ladies enjoyed this tremendously. The smoked salmon salad with mayo, pomelo and citrus dressing was refreshing and tangy; we liked it too. Cauliflower soup was a less popular option though; most didnt like the flavour. I find it ok, not that bad.
All this while, BQ was regaling us with her many tales, leaving everyone with guffaws of laughters...
We adjourned next for our mains at The Tasting Room..
Still loud and boisterous, we make our way upstairs and gosh, it was so quiet! The other tables were just quiet and eating their meals....Except for us :p
Main course was Roasted Cod fish-served on squid ink pasta, sundried tomatoes, asparagus and cepes volute sauce; Roasted Lamb Rack- on new potatoes, garden veg and lam jus; and Pan Fried Angus tenderloin- served on mushroom risotto, veg and portobello confit with carbenet reduction. I liked the juicy cod in which flakes nicely, but the pasta was way too salty. Lamb rack was mediocre. Angus was tender and moist; goes prettily with the creamy risotto.
By now, amy was already stuffed, while the rest of us?
Well, we're ready for desserts!
And we scooted over to Leonardo's for desserts..
We had all 3 choices; the Affagato, Waffles and homemade Tiramisu. The Affogato was cooling and not too sweet. Would have preferred a stronger dose of kahlua. The Tiramisu was fresh and moist, though we felt more alcohol would have enhanced this piece of cake. The Waffles on the other hand, was a big hit; have the warm waffles with ripe grilled bananas, bits of crunch from the almond slivers, drizzled it with syrup and a dollop of smooth vanilla gelato and the ladies mouth were shut (for a while) :p

It was good fun, I'm glad Bollywood Queen enjoyed herself that night. And all for RM70 per person. Dear BQ, hope all is well over there now? Who knows, maybe you'll learn to enjoy the slower paced, less dramatic town? :p Yes, yes, we know you'll be back.
Cava
71, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya
Tasting Room
65-1 (1st Floor), Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya
Leonardo's
61-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya.

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15 Comments:

Blogger J2Kfm said...

very cool. esp for that special event, when you dont wanna spend all on ONE particular outlet.

hey, nice meeting you sc, and will be sure to bug you a lot in coming weeks. hahahah ....

10 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: yes, that's why we liked the concept. it's a promo thing, i hope nibblish will have one in the near future.
great meeting u too, you finally did meet your friends right? :p sure sure, email me on the areas you'll be going, will try my best to suggest makan and shopping places :)

10 June, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

nibbleish adventure (as recommended in cumi&ciki)? wow..really? we feel honoured :D

glad u had a good time! say bon voyage to ur fren 4us will ya?

10 June, 2009  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

What a memorable farewell (tho doesn't sound like your pal is going too far off) marathon meal.

10 June, 2009  
Blogger 550ml jar of faith said...

Nibbleish sounds like an awesome concept. Have been putting off the Changkat Bkt Bintang trawl for a while now... hope it sticks around!!

10 June, 2009  
Blogger Christy said...

Wow, nice one, nice food all the way ya? =)

11 June, 2009  
Blogger thule a.k.a leo said...

wanted to try the nibbleish adventure but couldn't find the time :( and the promotion ended in May... hope they come up with new one soon.

11 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

cumi&ciki: i got to know about nibblish from your blog ma..thanks :)

tummythoz: yes, not too far...but to a very quiet town la

550ml jar of faith: yes, i hope it'll be back too..wanna try the combo in KL

christy: most of it, yup :)

thule a.k.a leo: *fingers crossed* :)

11 June, 2009  
Blogger wmw said...

Great farewell do...so, when are we meeting up next? Hahaha...char siew, karaoke...or to talk about your travel stories? :p

12 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: we can have bill's char siew and then to karaoke...and after that we can swap travel stories :p. when's the next K session? let me know earlier la.. so sad i missed this one :(

12 June, 2009  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

It should be "nibbleish"?

12 June, 2009  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

yeah, when is the next karaoke session? :D and char siew, of course? i dun mind nasi kandar either...haha!

nibblish sounds like a good way to try out a few restaurants on the same night. then, can proudly say that one has "been there, ate that"... :)

12 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

mimid3vils: well, we did get more than just a nibble....

nic: char siew and karaoke are nearer location wise..nasi kandar's kinda out. wah, i pressure la singing with jacky :D shall check wth wmw and pea if there's another K session soon.

yup, i liked nibbleish's concept. and i've definitely been there, ate that(and that, and that...)

12 June, 2009  
Anonymous jason said...

That's a cool idea for farewell dinner. :)

16 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

jason: hehehe yeah, we liked the idea too :)

17 June, 2009  

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