Friday, April 13, 2012

City Deck Bar @ Frangipani

Frangipani recently renovated its lower level, launching a lovely-looking City Deck Bar outside its main restaurant to complement its lively lounge upstairs.

The bar is split into two sections: there's a sleek, air-conditioned interior, but we'd recommend the more spacious, shaded terrace, kept cool by ceiling fans.

City Deck Bar's menu is completely its own. Pretend you're in South America & placate your palate with ceviche (RM38++) _ lime-marinated raw shrimp, scallops, baby octopus & black cod, served with pineapple salsa, chilies & green pea puree in a martini glass.

Dreaming of Spain? Close your eyes & make believe you're in Madrid, munching on fluffy churros (RM38++) partnered with caramel-thick chocolate orange dipping sauce.

Devilish Decadence: Double 'D' French Fries (RM18++), twice-fried (!) in duck fat, accompanied by Frangi-made mayonnaise. More succulent than regular fries, featuring a flavorsome fattiness best savored hot.

Whitebait fritters with chili fish sauce (RM38++). One quibble: Prices here are steep.

Buy 'em by the pitcher: RM75++ for three large glasses of Indian Summer (gin, sweet Italian vermouth, peaches, fresh lemons, apples, tonic water).

A Bad Idea (silver tequila, blueberries, fresh watermelon, lime, mint leaves).

A bit of Changkat bar-hopping for a Saturday night: after Frangi, we returned to The Bier Bar.
Earlier entry on The Bier Bar: March 26, 2012.

The Bier Bar has unveiled its own menu, separate from its mother outlet, El Cerdo. Expect plenty of porkiness, from knuckles to ribs to fries tossed with sausages. But be sure to secure the complimentary starter: fruit-studded bread with pork pate, well worth the stomach space.

KL's lengthiest sausage? This German Thuringer measures no less than half a meter long, marvelous for masculine appetites.

When in The Bier Bar, drink beer: Asahi, by the tap (Japan).

Kronenbourg Lager (France).

City Deck Bar @ Frangipani & The Bier Bar @ El Cerdo,
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
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22 comments:

  1. Wow, the churros are pricey!!!

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    1. Michelle: yeah, i think RM38++ is too high a price, though the churros were definitely larger & longer than they look in the photo :D

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  2. Agree with Michelle! Really pricey but I've never tried them with chocolate orange sauce before... And HAHA I can only imagine cooking the long sausage in a tiny pan/grill. A few more of those and we can have an epic barbeque!!

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    1. Vien: it's an interesting combo, churros with choc-orange sauce! i'm thinking a lot of sweet-sticky sauces could go well with churros :D and for the BBQ, i wonder whether half-meter-long sausages might be available at some excellent supermarket somewhere! =)

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  3. Ooh, ceviche, I'm in. And... that is a mighty long sausage. I imagine a few people sitting in front of it each cutting off a section.

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    1. The Yum List: nice to see ceviche as a bar snack! :D heh, yeah, that sausage is certainly a must for sharing =)

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  4. Hmmm...you've picked up beer habits?

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, no, i still wouldn't consider myself a beer lover. maybe only an occasional drinker :D

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  5. The bar food are a bit pricey and doesn't look impressive le..

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    1. Smitten By Food: not as delicious as the food at frangi's main restaurant, but not bad for bar snacks :D

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  6. Fluffy churros? Mmmm...

    It's Friday - me wonders where En. Sean will eatdrink in KL malam ni... :D

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    1. Kenny: it's the year of the churros! maybe even the decade :D heheh, curiosity killed the risotto-seeking horse =)

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    2. Kenny: hope you've had some good risotto recently! :D

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    3. We've had some nice desserts at Dish and wonderful coffee at Typica - sometimes the small places are the best. :D

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    4. Kenny: heheh, Dish is kinda big, in my book. hope you managed to order (and enjoy) the strawberry mousse + olive oil ice cream dessert =)

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  7. Nice looking space! I love fries and mayo! Could munch on them all night ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: true, i'm a recovering french fry addict, actually! i still find it hard to resist even the call of mcdonald's fries :D

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  8. wow the churros is really expensive! But the new Frangipani looks really nice from the outside.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, could be KL's most expensive churros! but yeah, i like the new ambiance here. though the seats could be more comfy, heh :D

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  9. Spotted myself on your photo such a coincidence. The churros looks good why Azmi never offered us :(

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    1. Unknown: wow, a happy coincidence, i hope! :D churros next round then! =)

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