The Library has opened its fourth branch, which should prove as wildly successful as its outlets at e@Curve, Mid Valley & Puchong. The twist: this one boasts a "French theme" that extends to its name, some of the decor and the attire of its service team.
There's not much that's French about the food though. The Moroccan harira soup, comprising lamb, chickpeas, tomato puree & herbs, was comfortingly warm, rich and tangy, though the meat could be less gamy.
Deep-fried prawns. Would work commendably as a bar snack; surprisingly succulent crustaceans, coated in crisp batter that wasn't as greasy as it looked.
Of course, the lure is the long list of creative cocktails, such as the Frangelico Caipirinha (frangelico, lime wedges, cranberry juice) & Hpnotic Mojito (sagatiba pura, hpnotic, mint leaves, lime, soda).
Jack The German Motherfucker shooter (jack daniel's, jagermeister, sweet sour mix) & Rosy Nipples (butterscotch, tequila rose strawberry cream). Potent booze here.
Service is warm, but efficiency will be a problem until the staff gets more experienced.
Entry on The Library at Mid Valley: Aug. 1, 2010.
La Bibliotheque (The Library),
Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.