Monday, 3 September 2012

S.Wine, B.I.G., Publika, Solaris Dutama, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The English Fry Up RM39++ 
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Cappuccino and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
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French Toast with Grilled Bananas RM19++

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American Waffle with Strawberries RM36++

Bubbly Brunch at S.Wine, B.I.G., Publika

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S.Wine Menu
Packed with customers on the weekend, we congratulated ourselves for making a reservation ahead of time at S.Wine in Ben’s Independent Grocers. Decked with a polished cement floor, metallic seating and a sign mapped out in mustard Broadway light bulbs, you could easily be led to believe that you were in a buzzing café in a trendy side alley of Melbourne or Sydney. Squeezing into a small wooden table, dressed with nothing but wine glasses and the menu, we studied the breakfast offerings under warm fulvous light radiating from the low hanging overhead lamp. Much like the space, the menu was bulging at the seams with porcine inspirations. 

Breakfast is available from 9am until 6pm on the weekends. This, coupled with the fact that they serve real bacon, has to make S.Wine one of the best ‘day after the night before’ recovery places in the city. While bubbly brunches are not a promotion here, you can easily create your own by purchasing a bottle/s next door at B.I.G. Wine bought at their liquor shop, Booze It, is free of a corkage fee. If you’re a fan of Do-It-Yourself, S.Wine will have you smiling with the options at one's disposal.

We thought the idea a grand one and ordered an Italian Sparkling Pinot Grigio by Voga. Selling at RM123++ for the bottle or RM20++ per glass you can customize your boozing experience. On the drinks side, we also quaffed orange juice (freshly squeezed), a flat white, cappuccino and, latte. Satisfied that our thirst would soon be well quenched we made the difficult decision of choosing just a couple of dishes from the menu.

The English Fry Up was the first order that my bacon deprived hubby shouted out before I'd even gotten through reading the next item on the list. Applewood smoked bacon, arugula pork sausage, sautéed button mushrooms, house made baked beans, grilled Roma tomato and two fried eggs served with coffee or tea and freshly squeezed orange juice is S.Wine's version of a Big Breakfast. It came out hot, greasy and smokily sweet. Hubby's initial offers to share with me were soon forgotten the moment he bit into the arugula sausage. Seeing the look on his face I quickly sliced off an end to sample before he began moaning with delight over the smoked bacon, which apparently reminded him of his mum's weekend sizzles. I was lucky to get a spoon of the house made baked beans (excellent by the way) and a couple of mushrooms before he had the plate licked clean.

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Voga Sparkling Pinot Grigio
S.Wine's take on my personal weakness, French Toast, has to be one of the most decadent that I've tried in years. Fat spongey slices of egg dipped toast are lightly grilled and adorned with caramelized bananas, a whopping dollop of velvety smooth and creamy peanut butter, drizzled with maple flavoured syrup and, crowned with two slices of crispy applewood smoked bacon. I wipe a trickle of saliva from the corner of my mouth every time I think of this chef-d'œuvre. 

Our final order, the American Waffle with Strawberries, came out an enormous thick round of slightly over toasted batter. Despite being a tad browned on top, the airy fluffy inside was sweetly appealing and only made better with the maple-glazed pancetta and fresh strawberry topping. It warrants a reorder, but perhaps with a note to the chef that we like ours not quite as toasted as most might. 

We only just dipped into S.Wine’s porkylicious menu with breakfast. Studying tables around us we spied a whole host of bacon scented eye-catching lunches. Salads, pastas, mains, sides and snacks featuring an uncensored array of pig bits appear as good a reason as any for a repeat reservation.

Reason to visit:  French Toast with Grilled Bananas, The English Fry Up, chance to make your own bubbly brunch with the drop of your choice corkage free if purchased next door at B.I.G’s Booze It.

S. Wine
Big Independent Grocers
Lot 1A 83 - 95 Level UG 1
Publika Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 6209 1700

18 comments:

  1. I love their french toast! Especially with bacon, grilled banana and peanut butter. :D

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    1. Me too! I've been dreaming about that one dish all week :-)

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  2. Oooooo...sausage!!!! Bacon!!!!! *drooling all over*

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    1. Oh, you sound like hubby. Just the word bacon makes him salivate. :-)

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  3. your life-sized photo of the french toast is stunning. it looks like if i reached out in front of me, i'd be able to grab it right now and eat it this very minute!!! heheh :D

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    1. I wish... maybe in the future that's all we'll need to do... bring up the picture and have it delivered instantly. :-)

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  4. I like the French toast with grill banana..
    Mayb I will try to make it.....

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    1. This dish is worth coming for all on its own. :-)

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  5. Sean is right! The french toast photo made me drooling for it now! Tried them twice and I liked their food but I don't really like their close proximity sittings though.

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    1. It's a very intimate setting - a bit French or Italian style with the tables so close together.

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  6. I can't accept the waffle with pork on it, feel weird >.<

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    1. Isn't it the general opinion that everything is better with pork? :-)

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  7. Wow...BACON feast! That's enough reason to go already! ;-) Yep, i think most hubbies lust after bacon, LOL!

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  8. another breakfast of the champions! You certainly dine like royalty here for breakfast... ;)

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    1. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. :-)

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  9. my...i went at the wrong time. I should give it a go soon, for breakfast. I went there for dinner. i love french toast too! :)

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    1. Hope you make it for breakfast soon. :-)

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