Eat Drink KL: Whisky Tango Foxtrot @ Medan Damansara

Friday, May 24, 2013

Whisky Tango Foxtrot @ Medan Damansara

This speakeasy-style lounge, showcasing whisky & cigars, is making Medan Damansara even more of a magnet for patrons needing a nice night out after office hours.

Shrouded in masculine shades on the second floor above this row's renowned restaurants, Whisky Tango Foxtrot might look like a gentleman's club, but tongue-in-cheek signboard aside, rest assured that women are welcome here.

Cigars aplenty for aficionados, hailing from Cuba, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & more. Folks forking out membership fees can secure private humidors inscribed with their own initials to store their purchased cigars.

The lounge isn't large, so it'll easily be crowded once night falls. Reservations are recommended.

Whiskies & wine are available only by the bottle; our wallets might endure a hit.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot has no kitchen, but the silver lining is that customers can order food to be brought up from Medan Damansara's eateries, including La Risata, where the burrata cheese & cherry tomato salad is worth the wait.

House-made gnocchi with lamb chorizo sausages & ricotta cheese in red pepper sauce.

Wood-fire-oven-roasted beef ribs in a reduction of red wine sauce.

Poached fillet of king fish with creamy mascarpone spinach sauce.

Squid ink risotto with baby octopus & squid.

Not consumed at Whisky Tango Foxtrot, but La Risata's house wine is well chosen.

Theoretically, Whisky Tango Foxtrot's customers can also order from Gills, but we opted to stroll there instead, simply for old times' sake, since it had been years since our most recent visit to this Indian institution.

Gills seems to be less popular these days, but that's a shame, since plenty of pleasures remain on its menu, including kebabs mixed with minced chicken, lentils, potatoes, beans & cheese.

Good gravy: Lamb keema with eggs, herbs & spices pairs perfectly with 'maharaja' pilau rice.

Wine & lassi to wrap up a weekday night when thoughts of work needed to be banished.

Whisky Tango Foxtrot, La Risata & Gills,
Jalan Kasah, Damansara Heights, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Whisky Tango Foxtrot can be reached at 03-2011-2056. It's closed on Sundays.