Ril's Steakhouse has stepped up its business-boosting efforts in recent weeks; customers who come in between 4:30pm-8:30pm, Tuesdays through Thursdays, receive free steak sandwiches. Small eaters can easily fill themselves on these, bursting with beef strips & caramelized onions.
We weren't around for most of the 1970s, but here's a culinary classic from that decade: a cocktail of plump, fresh-tasting prawns, served in a martini glass with Marie-Rose sauce & peppery leaves. Wonderful for whetting the appetite.
Fowl at its finest: chicken stewed in white wine, then pan-fried & partnered with a sweet potato pancake. Stunningly succulent, fabulously flavorful.
Tomato-&-red onion salad with red wine vinegar & parsley vinaigrette. Hopping aboard the weekend champagne brunch bandwagon, Ril's has launched RM198++ free-flow fizzy Sunday affairs starting this month, featuring live music for what it hopes will create a cool 1920s vibe.
A reminder: Ril's shares a Chinatown shop lot with The Warehouse Gallery's art cafe, which serves one mean beef burger _ as satisfying as any processed meat that a hot-blooded carnivore might sink his teeth into.
Sandwiches made to order are also an attraction. Rye bread stuffed with smoked chicken & mixed salad is heavy but healthy (we hope!).
Sticky toffee pudding, dense & rich-tasting. Let's mention one final promo: Friday & Saturday three-course RM60++ set lunches, featuring intriguing recipes like rump steak with tea-&-mushroom risotto & lotus root chips.
Speaking of tea, here's a one-of-a-kind blend, both spicy & boozy, laced with tequila, chili, cayenne, tamarind, ginger & palm sugar.
DB Selection Semillon Chardonnay, 2009. Available by the glass, carafe & bottle.
Crazysexycool cocktails: Banana Cake (rum, kahlua, banana, coconut milk, cinnamon), alongside Dark & Stormy (dark rum, ginger beer, fresh lime).
Caffe mocha, a brew that's worth the wait.
Macchiato. As a side note, we've drunk more coffee in 2011 compared to the past previous five years combined. Can't say we're caffeine connoisseurs yet, but we hope to get there!
Ril's Steakhouse & The Warehouse Gallery Cafe,
198, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur.