Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tate @ Intermark

Returning to Tate, this time to test how many cocktails two people can consume after having finished two bottles of wine elsewhere that night.
Earlier entry on Tate: June 30.

The time stamp for this photo reveals that we began at two minutes past midnight with this Ginger Smash, a heady brew comprising sagatiba pura, luxardo maraschino cherry liquor, sour apple, ginger juice, sugar, fresh lime & pineapple.

Time seemed to speed up, slow down, then speed up again as we spoke of love, life and other mysteries while nursing a beautiful Pomegranate Margarita (don julio reposado, cointreau, pomegranate juice, lime juice, pomegranate, fresh lime).

A Charlie Chaplin movie unfolded silently on the screen of our booth while we nursed this Pimm's Fizz (pimm's No. 1, chartreuse, lime juice, egg white).

The Elder Black (ketel one, st germain elderflower liquor, blackberry puree, lemon juice, mint). Tate's priciest cocktail, at RM52++. But worth its weight in intoxication.

Provencal (tanqueray No. 10, martini extra dry, cointreau, orange twist). Our final sip, at two-thirty. A few more cocktails would have been nice, but everyone else was leaving the bar by then, and it seemed wrong to keep the service team trapped here.

The best trail mix EVER! We must have had five complimentary servings of this (many thanks to the staff for continuously replenishing our plates).

Ground Floor, The Intermark,
Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-2367


  1. I wanna steal those books!!!

  2. of course must have nuts with booze la! otherwise K.O. Expensive cocktails.. where they all worth their weight in intoxication?

  3. AnonymousJuly 27, 2011

    This is one of the best place to relax after work...
    Did they serve you the olives?

  4. Michelle: beautiful vintage hardcovers, rite :D
    Ciki: heheh, but these were no mere peanuts or even just generic trail mix; it was truly top-tier trail mix! And ya, I'd say the cocktails are worth it for both flavor and potency =)
    Chunosaurus: yeps, they kept the olives coming too! =) it's only a 20-minute drive from my office, so I really should be hanging out here more often :D

  5. I can walk there from work. Maybe I should meet you for drinks. =P

    After all that you managed to drive home? Lucky no roadblocks eh? lol

  6. Adam: oh yeah, let's do it sometime. Gotta exchange contact details first though. I'm on FB at seanyoong =) Well, the journey home required something of a rescue (responsible driving and all), but that's a story for another blog, heh :D

  7. I find your enthusiasm for the trail mix highly suspect! After that wine and cocktails, I'd imagine that level of merry judgement over a couple of nuts and some dried fruit!

  8. min: heheh, i can't argue convincingly with that, though i remain certain that this was trail mix unlike any other! almonds, walnuts, macadamia (without a peanut in sight!), with raisins, sultanas and maybe even cranberries! :D

  9. Gosh you really can drink!! Salute salute! If I had 2 bottles of wine the night before, I wouldn't even be UP past midnight the next day :P

  10. iamthewitch: heh, practice makes perfect! it would have been worse if we drank wine, cocktails AND sake. that combination always knocks me senseless :D

  11. Wow.. im more interested in the conversation you had ;p

  12. tng: heheh, i can recall fragments of it, but not all of it, i think! :D

  13. Looks like a perfect place for some creative cocktails and the complimentary nuts are better than peanuts anytime!

  14. eiling: yeps, i guess we're all bored of the usual mojitos, long island iced teas, etc. it's great that mixologists in KL are constantly becoming more adventurous with their cocktails :D

  15. We went to TATE@Intermark on 3 Mar 2012 930pm. The two private rooms were booked from 11pm onwards. We asked whether we could use one of the rooms and promised to get out by 1015pm (just wanted to try to use the room). The manager didn't accommodate. When we ordered the Pomegranate Margarita - it was nothing like as mentioned in your blog. No taste of pomegranate - just tasted like scarlet alcoholic lime juice. When we asked the manager about the deco - he mumbled that the deco for the Margarita was too inconsistent (like he didn't want to make it properly). For a RM38++ Margarita cocktail and RM44++ Matahari cocktail, we expected some level of service standard. Furthermore, the waitress can't speak proper English and was pretty lost. No complementary serving of nuts either as per your blog.

    Looks like TATE is a pretentious place managed by inexperienced staff. Terrible service and if new customers like us are turned off, we will not recommend this place to our friends.

    Note : we were so turned off that we left for ABC@Troika.