Friday, March 18, 2011


Arthur's: Round Two. Earlier entry: January 5.

When a restaurant's complimentary bread is exceptional, it makes us sit back and relax, assured of a satisfying meal ahead. This one hit all the right notes: warm, freshly made and fabulously fragrant.

Cobb Salad. Also a pleasure, featuring some of our favorite ingredients: boiled eggs, avocado & blue cheese. Combined with a hearty helping of shrimp, smoked beef & raw leaves, this could be a complete meal on its own. Why hasn't the Cobb Salad overtaken the Caesar in popularity across the globe?

Grilled cod fish with creamy spinach & sauteed asparagus. As tender and tasty as cod can be; this "safe" dish won't disappoint, but won't linger in the memory either. Still, a healthy recipe, impeccably prepared.

180-gram medium-rare tenderloin with caramelized onions, green beans & shallots. Succulent and flavorsome; not the finest in town, but we can't find fault with it.

Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc, Joseph Drouhin Laforet, France.

Beaujolais Village, Joseph Drouhin, France.

Arthur's Bar & Grill,
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.


  1. Ooh lots of red. :) My parents and I planned to pay here a visit before i leave but we have forgotten!

  2. michelle: hope you get a chance to visit when you return at the end of 2011! :D

  3. The tenderloin is especially enticing to me today since I'm in the mood for some real meat this weekend. :D

  4. Lfb: real meat? Sounds like you've spent a week being a vegetarian (which my vast network of highly trained spies assures me isn't the case!) :D

  5. You raise a good point about the cobb salad not being as popular as it's counterpart. Why do you think that is?

  6. the joseph drouhin wines are quite good.

  7. makan monster: i suspect it's because it's not as cheap and convenient to make, since the ingredients for caesar salads are easier to obtain and the caesar recipe is a bit less complicated. still wish it were more widely available!
    eiling: ouhhh, i think this was my first time trying them! i think i like 'em though :D