Art Mansion Bistro took over from Muse at Jaya One this month, bringing pop art paintings for sale in a gallery-like setting.
Despite the name & management change, there's not much difference in the menu _ expect hearty pizzas, pastas & other Italian-influenced favorites.
Wandering for a bit to The Bee next door, which now offers macarons made by home baker Crumbs (not to be confused with Bangsar's Crumbs cafe). The most fascinating flavor: Cempedak (!!!), pleasurably bold. These macarons are also available at The Bee in Publika for RM3.90 each.
Other options: Madagascar vanilla mousse with salted caramel, strawberry with organic fruit preserve, hazelnut praline, wasabi & pistachio with Swiss white choc ganache _ each enjoyable, especially if you like sticky-gooey sweets.
Also now available at The Bee: Purple Cow homemade cupcakes _ creamy ones, with minimal sugar & no artificial flavoring or preservatives. The vanilla bean-infused cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting supplies simple satisfaction.
Purple Cow's bestseller: Chocolate fudge cake. As they describe it: lush & decadent.
Cupcakes are about RM5 each, worth the cost, with premium ingredients. The Cafe Latte cupcake is infused with Indonesian coffee & topped with coffee butter cream.
Wrapping up with cocktails at Art Mansion Bistro: Honey Margarita (tequila, honey) & Waterfall (kahlua, bailey's, blue cacao, midori, brandy). Pretty potent.
Art Mansion Bistro,
Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.