Eat Drink KL: The Warehouse @ Chinatown

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Warehouse @ Chinatown

Nestled in a nearly century-old building in the heart of Chinatown, The Warehouse is home to three sections: an art gallery, a steakhouse & an atmospheric cafe.

Here's a glimpse of the ground floor cafe, which offers simple fare like sandwiches & coffee. But be warned that it closes at 6pm.

When night falls, head upstairs to Ril's, the stylish steakhouse that opened this week, serving beefed-up meat & sultry cocktails.

Exotically bizarre: Thai Bloody Mary (with fish sauce!!! combined with vodka, chili, tomato, cucumber & coriander) & Arab Spring (brandy, cardamom, dried apricot, vanilla).

Champagne cocktails, with herbal & floral twists: Rosemary Kiss (aperol, lime, rosemary) & Hibiscus Fizz (roselle syrup, hibiscus flower).

Turkish Delight (vodka, creme de cacao, rose syrup, honey, pistachios) & Sweet & Sour (cachaca, hibiscus jam, apricot brandy, egg white).

Potent alcoholic tea for two: hot apple cider with spiced rum, ginger wine, cinnamon & cloves.

There's also plain ol' coffee at the cafe, whipped up by a Seattle-born barrista who fills her Vibiemme Domobar Super espresso machine with fresh Illy coffee beans.

What about the food? All in good time, since we'll all be reading & hearing plenty about this venue in the months ahead.

Cafe Art & Ril's Steakhouse,
The Warehouse Gallery & Cafe,
198, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2022-0528