Friday, May 24, 2013

Whisky Tango Foxtrot @ Medan Damansara

This speakeasy-style lounge, showcasing whisky & cigars, is making Medan Damansara even more of a magnet for patrons needing a nice night out after office hours.

Shrouded in masculine shades on the second floor above this row's renowned restaurants, Whisky Tango Foxtrot might look like a gentleman's club, but tongue-in-cheek signboard aside, rest assured that women are welcome here.

Cigars aplenty for aficionados, hailing from Cuba, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & more. Folks forking out membership fees can secure private humidors inscribed with their own initials to store their purchased cigars.

The lounge isn't large, so it'll easily be crowded once night falls. Reservations are recommended.

Whiskies & wine are available only by the bottle; our wallets might endure a hit.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot has no kitchen, but the silver lining is that customers can order food to be brought up from Medan Damansara's eateries, including La Risata, where the burrata cheese & cherry tomato salad is worth the wait.

House-made gnocchi with lamb chorizo sausages & ricotta cheese in red pepper sauce.

Wood-fire-oven-roasted beef ribs in a reduction of red wine sauce.

Poached fillet of king fish with creamy mascarpone spinach sauce.

Squid ink risotto with baby octopus & squid.

Not consumed at Whisky Tango Foxtrot, but La Risata's house wine is well chosen.

Theoretically, Whisky Tango Foxtrot's customers can also order from Gills, but we opted to stroll there instead, simply for old times' sake, since it had been years since our most recent visit to this Indian institution.

Gills seems to be less popular these days, but that's a shame, since plenty of pleasures remain on its menu, including kebabs mixed with minced chicken, lentils, potatoes, beans & cheese.

Good gravy: Lamb keema with eggs, herbs & spices pairs perfectly with 'maharaja' pilau rice.

Wine & lassi to wrap up a weekday night when thoughts of work needed to be banished.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot, La Risata & Gills,
Jalan Kasah, Damansara Heights, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Whisky Tango Foxtrot can be reached at 03-2011-2056. It's closed on Sundays.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Sean, this is an amazing place! The oven-roasted been ribs and the lamb sound wonderful.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, a carnivore's delight, those two dishes. and diverse too. one italian, the other indian :D

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  2. Sean,

    It is the long weekend, almost midnight and you're making me hungry again! The food looks so amazing, especially the house-made gnocchi and the Indian food :) Will probably drop by this place soon. Thank you for sharing. Always a pleasure to read yr food blog ;)

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    1. Yummylicious: heheh, i hope you always have some nice (but healthy) snacks at home whenever you get hungry at midnight :D yeah, i love gnocchi, and i try to order it whenever i see it. i don't have indian food very often, partly cos i'm not good at handling spices, but it's usually fun too. thanks for your kind words =)

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  3. Ooo look at that squid ink risotto. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, plenty of squid and octopus in that risotto :D heheh, here's wishing u a very happy long weekend with the family! =)

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  4. This is definitely the hubster's cup of tea! Or rather shot of whisky! Whisky and cigar to keep him happy while I will certainly delight in the squid ink risotto.

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, true, it's good to have a place that caters to the desires of all genders! i actually don't like whiskies very much and i don't smoke cigars, so i'd join you in enjoying the risotto! =)

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  5. Hah!!! Sexist! This day and age, it could jolly well be: No husbands looking for their wives. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i wonder where the wives will be congregating though! :D

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  6. Happy holiday! More time to hunt for food! hahaha.

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    1. CK: enjoy your weekend! i will actually be working on saturday, but i hope to catch a movie today! :D

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  7. oh the risotto must be yummy...

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    1. Cindy: it's good! though i think some customers might consider it a bit salty, while others will say it's all right, heheh :D

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  8. Burrata, gnocchi, I'm drooling. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, two of the most delicious ingredients in italian cuisine! :D

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  9. My oh my, I almost burst out laughing at the sign that says "no wives looking for husbands". I guess it must have been a common thing in the past, but now that times have changed, I agree with suituapui.

    Is the wine Merlot or Shiraz?

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    1. Waverly: heh, yeah, i guess it's both comical and a bit sad when we think about it, imagining distraught and angry wives looking for their drunk husbands and trying to coax them back home! oooh, ermm, gosh, i've forgotten what the wine was ... i think it was neither! =)

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  10. Bahahahaha I have seen personally wives looking for husbands in the pub, generally doesn't end well. :P You sure know how to order the best dishes! That pic of gnocchi swimming is gravy is beckoning me....

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    1. Kelly: yikes! not a happy ending for the husbands, i guess, especially when they've been caught :D heh, yeah, good gnocchi is always a reliable sign of a good italian restaurant, ya :D

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  11. Looks like this is the kind of place that makes hiding from the wife as easy as Alpha Bravo Charlie..does one need to be a smoker to appreciate cigars I wonder? =D

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: heheh, if i were a wife, this might be the first place i'd go to look for my hubby now, heh! :D ooo, i don't actually know anything about cigars and cigarettes, but that's an interesting question! =)

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  12. I really really wonder how Gills survived the years! La risatta does have its own loyal following, food is unpretentious and good. Smart of WTF (whisky tango foxtrot NOT what the f***, heheh!) to leverage on the mfor food and focus on drinks

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    1. TNG: yeah, i think Gills also had a loyal following once upon a time, but i'm not sure what has happened since then. the food's still pretty much as satisfactory as ever though, heh. and ya, la risata deserves its success and popularity :D ya, it's nice of WTF to allow food to be brought up from the restaurants below =)

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  13. Great place to be ! Attentive service

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    1. Juliana: glad to hear your feedback =)

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  14. ohhh ive been visiting medan damansara quite frequent of late, at mezze but i didnt see this coming up!

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    1. AugustDiners: oh yeah, i guess it's a bit inconspicuous cos it's not on the street level/ground floor :D

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  15. How nice if there is a place without wife to interfere lol

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, but you're supposed to be together forever with the wife :D

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