Sunday, June 12, 2016

Athanor @ Sunway University

Meet the potential future stalwarts of Malaysia's culinary landscape at Athanor, a new lunchtime restaurant that serves as a real-work training ground for senior students of Sunway University's Centre for Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Management.

Welcoming the public for walk-ins, the current team of nine students tackles Western fare with contemporary flair, including a tomato salad with pesto sauce, mozzarella & mixed seaweed (RM18 nett), roasted spring chicken with wilted watercress & Idaho potato puree (RM28), stir-fried beef with rice pilaf, pumpkin & arugula (RM28) & linguine aglio olio, loaded with black truffles (RM30), demonstrating a foundation of sufficient skill that should eventually lead these graduates to greater heights.

Desserts are a visual treat: Creamy mascarpone puffs with mango-basil sauce (RM18) & a gooey caramelised banana-chocolate tart with Athanor's own-made Madagascar vanilla ice cream (RM17), both enjoyable, downed with the signature beverage - Cloud @ 6 (RM13) - comprising a dark chocolate sphere melted in the heat of coffee, milk & marshmallows.

Athanor
Level 6, University Building, Sunway University, Bandar Sunway. Cash only.
Open 12pm-2pm, Tues, Thurs & Fri. Closed for semester breaks in March, August & December.

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12 comments:

  1. Well.. Who knows that one of the students there might be a famous chef in the making And you had already tasted his/her creation???

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    1. Leo: i'm definitely wishing the students here a lot of luck in their future! and ya, hopefully our paths will cross again at some restaurant :)

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  2. Wowwwww!!! Still studying, already charging the regular prices. There was one hospitality college in Kuching - RM10 per head every Friday, lunch and you get a set lunch, four-course - the complete works. I do not recall any choice of menu though but I did go once - very nice!!! Needless to say, the place was packed - pre-booking required. Dunno whether they are still doing this or not.

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    1. Suituapui: there are a couple of other colleges that also require advance reservations for their meal sessions, but fortunately, you can just walk in here at athanor ... and generally i didn't mind paying these prices for the food, since the overall experience was pretty much up to par with a regular restaurant in kl :)

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  3. Wow black truffle, I want to try that linguine! :D

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    1. CK: i was surprised to see that on the menu here! :)

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  4. The food looks top notch quality. The training here must be very good then.

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    1. Phong Hong: yeah, kudos to their lecturers here for leading/showing the way :)

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  5. The arugula leaves is too generous too that beef rice LOL
    Presentation looks great~

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, i love arugula, so i'm very happy to have more :D

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  6. Wah, these students can whip up a dish like a pro! Not only can they hone their cooking skills, they get a head start in learning how to run a kitchen. Better eat their handiwork before they become famous chefs and charge double the price...hehe! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: heh, well, I feel sure that someday they'll look back at their stint here and feel like they were still inexperienced and hadn't reached their full potential yet. But they definitely do show very promising signs of being very good restaurant chefs someday :)

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