|Acme Bar and Coffee Lounge and Dining Area|
|Veloute of Parsnip with Pan Seared Scallop and Gingerbread|
|Grapefruit and Mandarin Orange with Olives Salad|
|Beef Wellington with Pumpkin Puree and Escargot|
|Boudin Blanc Turkey|
|Chocolate Praline Parfait|
Acme Bar and Coffee (ABC), Christmas Menu, The Troika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Blindfolded and dropped inside Acme Bar and Coffee could leave you believing you had been transported to the hippest new restaurant in San Francisco, or a trendy café in central Melbourne. Tall ceilings, floor to roof glass and, industrial hues of wood and metal warmed by select fabrics and elegant table settings, encapsulate the set up. Competent staff, a continually reshaped wine menu and heterogeneity of seating areas complete the canvas.
Drawing on Christmas inspiration of East meets West, Acme Bar and Coffee are cruising into the holiday season with a carriage of Yuletide goodies. It’s rare to find a set menu that aces it from beginning to end, but I believe the Christmas Set Menu at Acme Bar and Coffee may have trumped all my prior experiences. From soup and salad, to main and all the way through to dessert and wine selection, I found not one item was average or unlikeable.
Mains involve a choice of meat or poultry. Boudin Blanc Turkey comes in a sable cast iron pan flanked with fondant potatoes, Brussels sprouts, baby carrots and sizzling hot rum rosemary sauce. The elective wine match is the Spanish Blanc de Pacs, Parellada/ Macabeu/Xarelio 2010 blend – an organic white that provides and amicable match to the bird.
The Beef Wellington must be the MOST TENDER I’ve consumed this season. Rising above the deluge of Christmas menu sampling this December, Acme Bar and Coffee have topped the pack with this dish. Served atop pumpkin puree and aside honey xeres baby carrots, this dish is elevated even further with sauteed escargot and a truffle parsley veloute sauce. The voluntary wine pairing of a Mas Petit Cabernet Sauvignon/Garnatxa 2010 Spanish blend plays along devilishly cooperatively.
The grand finale of a rich creamy Chocolate Praline Parfait, is exquisite on its own but made better (if that’s even possible) with a smooth butterscotch sauce and a ginger macaron (not the crumbly over sugared version but the perfectly dry on the outside and soft centred kind). Coffee, Spiced or Regular Tea end the set, however, it is Christmas, so I recommend climaxing the experience with a newly introduced Hungarian Late Harvest. This syrupy white makes a delicious dessert wine and a fabulous finish.
The Christmas Set Menu is only available for dinner on the 24th and 25th of December (however select items are available from the December a la carte menu). Be sure to make a reservation, as limited seats are available. The food lineup can be purchased alone for RM179++ or with wine pairing for RM249++. There will be two seatings for dinner, one at 6:30pm and one at 9:00pm.
|Acme Bar and Coffee Downstairs Dining Area|
Acme Bar and Coffee (ABC)
Unit 1 The Troika
19 Persiaran KLCC
50450 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2162 2288