Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Valentine and Spring Menus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion

Acme Bar and Coffee (ABC) Spring and Valentine's Menu, 2013


Seasonal menus are all the fashion at the moment and with good reason. Utilizing produce that is in its prime ensures optimum taste and an evolving menu keeps diners interested. With spring soon upon us, Acme Bar and Coffee makes use of fresh vegetables, quality cuts of meat and seafood and a jolly sprinkling of bright blossoms to awaken our palates and rejuvenate our spirits.

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Rotating wine specials - this Spanish white organic wine is one of my favourites - a brightly floral aroma and smooth surface makes it an easy drinking wine alone or with food.

Tangy, citrusy, light and fresh, the Spring 2013 menu at Acme Bar and Coffee lines up fruits, flowers, sprouts and a lawn of green creating an experience that breathes fresh air, blue skies and lightness in being that often accompany the onset of the vernal season. 

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Fresh flowers decorate the tables

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Fried Whitebait
From February 1, expect a flourishing garden of colours and floral scents with an emphasis on seafood, poultry, crisp vegetables and a medley of grains and legumes. The Strawberry, Pomelo & Rocket Salad with edible flowers & citrus balsamic vinaigrette is a vibrant start. Keeping the tone light the B&W Sesame Tuna Medallion Salad atop Romaine lettuce, hard-boiled organic eggs & creamy garlic and anchovy aioli dressing, makes a formidable follow up. For something with a bit more carbohydrate and bursting with flavour, you can’t go past the Pulled Duck Open-Faced Sandwich with orange BBQ sauce & Parmesan fries. Feeling a little more like a sturdy main meal for dinner is the Roasted Lemon Spring Chicken with saffron wheatberry, avocado chunks, cherry tomato & vegetables. The wonderfully rich sauce and springy grains provide a delicious base for the tender fowl.

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Popcorn Coconut Prawns RM21
Pulled Duck Open-Faced Sandwich with orange BBQ sauce on grilled bread  RM29
Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Strawberry, Pomelo and Rocket Salad with edible flowers and citrus balsamic vinaigrette RM21
Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
B&W Sesame Tuna Medallion Salad with Romaine lettuce, hard-boiled organic eggs & creamy garlic anchovies aioli dressing  RM39
Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Lamb Kofta Sticks pan-seared with pomegranate mint yoghurt RM19
Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Roasted Lemon Spring Chicken with saffron wheatberry, avocado chunks, cherry tomato & vegetables RM41 

With the month of February also comes the celebration of love and friendship surrounding Valentine’s Day. Acme Bar and Grill are well prepared and show their passion for fostering relationships through wholesome food with their agreeable bill of fare. For starters, a Medley of Three Oysters blew us away with its uniqueness and ability to rouse desire for more. The first oyster to be eaten must be the one topped with the fresh passionfruit sorbet – serving both as a palate cleanser and amuser of appetites this twist on the mollusk had us wowed at the onset. A shooter filled with a succulent bivalve and cauliflower veloute and another oyster, gratin with herb crusted gremolata, balanced the trio.

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Medley of Three Oysters - Passionfruit Sorbet, Cauliflower Veloute and Herb Crusted Gremolata

Classic Handmade Lamb Ravioli served on a bed of three beans, pimento sauce and baby carrots, is the first choice for the main course. Three super sized pillows of pasta are loaded with tender shredded beef and the slightly firm legume bedding furnishes a masterly contrast in textures. The oysters were a hard cast to follow, but this dish strongly held its own on the stage putting up a mighty fight not to be outdone by the seafood option. The Blowtorched Tiger Prawns with citrus fruits, basil and steamed zucchini stuffed with scallop mousse brought the competition to a peak and makes the decision obvious of what to order – one of each.
Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Classic Handmade Lamb Ravioli Served on a Bed of Three Beans, Pimento Sauce and Baby Carrots
Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Blowtorched Tiger Prawns with citrus fruits, basil and steamed zucchini stuffed with scallop mousse

Dessert must be cocoa inspired and the Melting Chocolate Heart did not disappoint. We knew it would be more than good when our spoons first breached the dark chocolate crumble meeting a slight resistance and then, with further pressure, the almond praline yielded and the cake was severed. A tube of brown chocolate encases a vanilla rose sauce and the first heart of the evening subtly appears decorating the plate with a white and pink badge.

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Melting Chocolate Heart

Acme Bar and Coffee, ABC, Troika, Valentine menu, spring, western, fusion
Looking down from the first floor

The Spring Bloom menu is available from February first. The three course Valentine dinner is priced at RM149++ per person. Drink specials lubricate the evening with a bottle of San Valentin costing RM79++ and a bottle of Moet and Chandon at RM299++.

Reasons to visit:  a stylish contemporary atmosphere, menus brandishing artistic flare and quality ingredients, Lamb Ravioli, Medley of Three Oysters, Melting Chocolate Heart Surprise

Acme Bar and Coffee (ABC)
Unit 1 The Troika
19 Persiaran KLCC
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2162 2288
mailbox@acmebarcoffee.com

1 comment:

  1. Quite a good fare!

    Somehow I sort am getting cheesed off at this place for its service and especially terribly inconsistent coffees from my last few visits in December and January:( The most recent was having to wait 30 minutes for a cup of flat white!

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