Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lucid Lounge @ Solaris Dutamas

Lucid Lounge serves a remarkably distinctive menu: All its starters, salads, pastas & pizzas comprise components cooked with alcohol, from tomato soup tinged with red wine to lasagna laced with beer & chili cheese fries enhanced with gin.

This burger boasts a juicy 200-gram beef patty marinated in whisky for a smoky-sweet boost that makes its RM36++ price tag easier to swallow.

Spicy butter prawns prepared with vodka (RM21++), mixed with curry leaves & cili padi. The liquor is intended to increase the intensity of flavor; the results are debatable but nonetheless deserving of consumption.

Lucid Lounge's variation of the Filipino sizzling 'sisig,' this one with chicken flakes mingled with beer, chilies, onions, mayo & a raw egg (RM24++). An ideal bar snack.

Service is fairly friendly here, but if we could quibble, the music's too loud at this watering hole, which might force some customers to retreat to the outdoor seats.

Bonus stop for booze: Most folks might know D'Italiane for its Italian fare, but there's a respectable range of creative cocktails here too.

Close Encounter (gin, blackberries, pineapple juice, clove syrup). 

Thyme For Pears (gin, pear juice, elderflower, thyme, sauvignon blanc, soda).

Delusions Of Grandeur (vodka, grand marnier, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, sage). All three cocktails seem tasty enough but could be much more potent.

Lucid Lounge
D2-G4-01, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Open 5pm through late daily. Tel: 03-6211-5161
D'Italiane Kitchen
Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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23 comments:

  1. Awesome looking burger! WHAT??? RM36++... Ummmm....you buy me one, can or not? Wink! Wink! Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i guess the extra cost of the whisky contributed to the burger, though we dunno for certain how much whisky was used =) but for you, a burger would be my pleasure, hehehe :D

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  2. Hahaha...I dun think we'll be lucid once we are done having dinner! :P

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    1. Ulric: lucidity is overrated! heheh :D

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  3. that 36++ tag is still not going to be that easy to swallow despite the whiskey :/

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    1. KY: heh, definitely an expensive burger, i guess =)

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  4. We just had some poached butter prawns! But ours had a lot of garlic! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: i love garlic! goes well with prawns, heheh :D

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  5. Just subscribe to the email. you ever thought of bringing other food bloggers along with your adventure? :D

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    1. Jessy: thanks! that's a good idea ... maybe someday! =)

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  6. "comprise components cooked with alcohol" - ha, ha... I see why this place grabbed your attention. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: wild horses couldn't have kept me away! heheh :D

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  7. Quite a fascinating place here, Sean! Great review, as always!

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    1. Linda: thanks! yeah, an intriguing concept =)

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  8. All its starters, salads, pastas & pizzas comprise components cooked with alcohol - didcha have problem staying lucid?? :P

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, thankfully most of the alcohol had burnt off during the cooking, i figure =)

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  9. well, this cafe seems to remind me about lucid dreaming~ hehe

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    1. Mr Lonely: ooo, lucid dreams ... it's been a long time since i heard that phrase =)

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  10. I want the spicy butter prawns with vodka!

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    1. Pureglutton: it's worth a try, i think! =)

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  11. Chili cheese fries enhanced with gin! That sounds delightful!

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    1. Missyblurkit: i'm tempted to order it someday! =)

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