Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Hugos on 6, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Pinchitos de Cordero (lamb skewers) RM38
Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Gambas Pil Pil RM25
Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Pollo a la Crema RM16
Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Watermelon and Feta Salad RM19
Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Blackened Salmon RM36
Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Tiramisu RM15
Hugos on 6, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
City Views Across the Pool
Overlooking the pool on the sixth floor of Best Western Premier, Hugos on 6 offers a variety of ambiences suiting any mood. Stools and high tables by the pool inspire orders of cocktails and bar snacks perhaps following a dip in the pool. The light bright setting by the indoor bar provokes thoughts of beer and tapas, while the casual dining area lit with funky material covered lamps further in might see pizza and casual meals on the table. Come dressed in a suit or evening dress for an upscale date and you can head further inside the restaurant for more formal table setting and service.

Happy Hours between 6 and 8pm beg for your evening to begin by the pool for sundowners. A full beverage list including classic and invented cocktails, wine, spirits and beer all induce a sense of relaxation, especially when paired with a golden sunset glimmering over the infinity pool. Choose to move to the other side of the deck and you’ll be rewarded with the witching hour, when the sun fades and the magical lights of the city’s icons glow.

Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside
Hugos on 6
In just over two months of opening, whispers have circulated around the city of delicious tapas coming from the Mediterranean and Oriental themed menu. Testing out the rumours, we ordered three of the popular items: Pinchitos de Cordero – caramelized lamb skewers trimmed of excess fat and making use of a shoulder cut are marinated in salt, pepper and Spanish paprika, layered with capsicum and onion and, chaperoned with garlic aioli and a lemon wedge; Pollo a la Crema – free range chicken breast doused in a rich cream, rosemary and roast garlic sauce, again trimmed of fat, bone and skin, leaving fork tender meat and; Gambas Pil Pil - fresh tiger prawns cooked in sliced garlic, dried chili flakes, salt, pepper and olive oil. All were served with toasted ovals of baguette. Uncomplicated, but making use of quality produce and simple preparation, we didn’t come across a tapa we didn’t like.

Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Roma Tomato and Mozzarella Salad RM24
The tapas portions were far from skimpy and if we were sensible people we could have stopped there. In the good name though of food bloggers everywhere we continued. Moving over to the “To Start With” menu, we found two salads to our liking. The Roma Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Salad sees the simple combination of buffalo Mozzarella, red onion rings, thin wafers of crispy baguette and frisee lettuce dressed in a balsamic reduction including sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper. The Watermelon with Feta Cheese Salad is my favourite salad for this month. I love how such simple combinations are often the best items on any menu. I’ve already tried to recreate the dish for lunch everyday this week. The key is the freshness of the ingredients. Freshly cubed slices of red melon, super green watercress, red onion rings and slivers of soft feta are drizzled with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

We’d heard great things about the pizzas coming from the Hugo’s on 6 oven, so of course had to prove the gossip right or wrong either way. Pizza with Bresaola and Rucola was recommended by our waiter.  We were not disappointed with the suggestion. A super thin crust baked on the spot with homemade tomato sauce, air-dried beef, large green leaves, Parmesan shavings and extra virgin olive oil made a light and possibly healthy dinner.

Best Western Premier, Tapas, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish, best restaurant, poolside, Hugos on 6
Pizza Bresaola and Rucola RM36 
Powering on, determined to fit in at least one dish from the mains selection, we requested the Blackened Salmon. A strapping slice of sesame seed encrusted pink fish came out marinated with miso, shoyu and a touch of honey. Set atop a foundation of braised baby pak choy and trickled with a miso and honey reduction this was another divinely wholesome meal.

The dessert menu is a hodge podge of sweetness ranging from Orange and Lemon Tart with Rosewater Cream to Assorted Baklava and even Ice Cream Sundaes make an appearance. Learning from past mistakes of ordering one creamy dessert between hubby and I with the idea of sharing, and judging from the excellent food we had to this point, I cleverly ordered two of the Tiramisu. This classic dessert came out in pretty martini glasses rimmed with strawberry coulis and custard sugar. Almond praline, chocolate chips, coffee soaked lady fingers and whirls of mascarpone cheese filled first the glasses and then our stomachs completing our meal with smooth creaminess and smiles.

Reason to visit: Watermelon and Feta Salad, thin crusted simple pizzas, Blackened Salmon, tapas, glimmering sunsets reflected on the infinity pool

Hugos on 6
6th Floor
Best Western Premier
8 Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2272 8888

10 comments:

  1. The Gambas Pil Pil makes me feel like having some prawns tonight! :)

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  2. whoever invented the combination of feta and watermelon deserves an award for his/her contribution to the culinary arts! :D

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    1. Ha! That is too true. There should definitely be a page in some international gastronomy guide giving credit.

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  3. mmm...love the tapas pics. but i'm back in kuching for now :(

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  4. Everything is good here except lamb. The salmon looks crisp outside :)

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    1. Oh you've been? Love the views. That's funny - lots of people list lamb as there fav dish on the menu. I loved the salmon.

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