Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eau De Vie @ Nexus Bangsar South

A full-blown seafood eatery, merged with a fully stocked liquor store - Eau De Vie knows what floats our boat & lifts our spirits.

 Eau De Vie is the latest watering hole in Bangsar South's increasingly crowded Nexus complex; but as far as we know, it's locally owned, with no connection to the popular bars of the same name in Sydney & Melbourne.

Wine, whiskies, sake, all available at reasonable retail prices. For customers who want to consume wine purchased here in the restaurant, the corkage charge is RM25 per bottle (free for the third bottle).

For an unbeatable bargain that only a wholesaler can probably offer, Eau De Vie's (extremely) happy hours for wine stretch from noon through 9pm everyday, with house pours at a tremendously tempting RM10 nett per enjoyable glass - the white's beautifully crisp, the red's pretty mellow. After 9pm, it's a still-respectable RM15 per glass.

 Eau De Vie's seafood-focused menu remains a work in progress, but we like what we've tasted so far - these recipes seem both well-prepared & well-priced. The crab cakes with bok choy & garlic aioli (RM21 nett) come stuffed with moist & flavoursome crustacean flesh instead of woebegone filler. Worthwhile if you've been hunting for satisfactory crab cakes.

 Juicy-fresh Tasmanian black mussels (RM30 nett), cooked with white wine, garlic, shallots, butter & parsley; we slurped up every spoonful of the rich, savoury sauce. Other preparations are available too, including mussels with melted cheddar cheese or with tomatoes & chilli peppers.

The signature starter's an interesting creation - chunky, steaming-hot potato skins (RM19) stuffed with smoked salmon & onions, topped with salmon roe & Mornay sauce. The rest of the menu looks tantalising too - fish goujons (RM15), scallop spaghetti in prawn bisque (RM29) & oyster platters.

 This place has plenty of potential - Eau De Vie could become one of Bangsar South's most alluring F&B attractions in the months ahead. Kudos as well to the friendly & efficient team here.

Eau De Vie Retail & Bar
G03, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. Open daily. Tel: 03-2242-3118
Note: Eau De Vie is expected to be closed on Friday evening, Oct. 17, for a private function

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26 comments:

  1. OMG! Another reason to visit Nexus Bangsar South...the crab cakes and Tasmanian black mussels looks fabs...and the scallop spaghetti in prawn bisque sounds delish =)

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    1. Ulric: and if you're on a seafood binge, there's also a mixed seafood grill with prawns, squid, sea bass, clams and scallops for RM49 ;)

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  2. OMG RM10 per glass of wine! o_0

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    1. Rebecca: great deal, since the wines seemed equivalent to what we'd pay RM25-RM30 by the glass for at some other restaurants :)

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  3. oooh those look like super fine crab cakes! mmm mmmm!

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    1. Bob and Julie: those were some of the best crab cakes i've had in quite awhile! :D

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  4. Scallop spaghetti in prawn bisque, this sounds yummy, I want to try that.

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    1. CK: heheh, i wanted to order that, but we ended up leaving before i managed to ... maybe another time :D

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  5. Lovely ambiance, Sean, and they certainly know a lot about presentation! Wow!

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    1. Linda: very appetisingly presented, that's true! :D

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  6. That's a steal! I don't think we can get a glass of house wine at Rm10/ glass here....

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    1. Ken: yeah, RM10 for a glass is something that's nearly as rare as a unicorn at kl's restaurants. and it's nice that these are pretty decent wines :D

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  7. i like the environment and the seafood~ =D

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    1. Happy walker: glad you enjoyed this post on eau de vie :)

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  8. I only know Eau de Cologne and Eau de Toilette... LOL!!! OMG!!! Crab cakes!!! Had not had those for so so so long. Hmmmm...can't get any here. Sobssssss!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, now you can add Eau De Vie to your list :D ooo, maybe you could try making crab cakes in your kitchen ... it could be fun! :)

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  9. Oooh gorgeous food! I could do with some mussels right now. slurp!!

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, hope you manage to satisfy your mussel cravings soon! :)

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  10. I'm interested in checking out Nexus - seems there are quite a few newbies popping up over there.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, it's taking quite awhile for nexus to take shape as an F&B hub (nearly a year now), but it's slowly but surely getting there! :)

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  11. Musselsssssss... that itself makes this a worthwhile place to visit for me.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, they have four different types of mussel preparations here, so you can really enjoy the mussels to your heart's content :D

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  12. Went there last night for the wine and raw oysters, both were great :)

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    1. diz: glad you enjoyed this place ... i gotta check out the oysters sometime! :)

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  13. Do they have vegetarian menu?

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    1. Food For My Tummy: i think they have a few vegetarian dishes ;)

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