Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining
Cantaloupe Restaurant at Troika Sky Dining, Kuala Lumpur, is one of those dining establishments you don't forget easily. It's not just the jaw-dropping view, although it must be one of the best places to dine in Kuala Lumpur if you want a magnificent view of the city's skyline, but the service is top-notch, the ambience perfect, and the food - so wonderfully executed, creative and delicious that you can't help but gush over every mouthful, which I'm about to do.
|Dining with a view|
|Balcony seating area|
|Date night with my man|
The Husband and I were lucky to be there one evening last week, our last 'date night' before he flew back to Germany to finish up his work and pack up our apartment in preparation for our move to Auckland next month.
|Wonderful venue for special events and celebrations|
|Interior of the restaurant with a view of the KL skyline|
We were immediately taken away by the beautiful decor and ambience. Minimalistic, spacious, modern, elegant and ever-so-stylish, with its signature view enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling windows that wraps around the venue, we knew we were in for a treat the moment we stepped foot into the restaurant and were carefully guided to our table out onto the balcony (which we'd chosen when making a reservation).
|A bottle of Rhone wine for the evening|
A bottle of E. Guigal's 2005 Saint-Joseph was our chosen tipple for the evening. A gorgeous wine from the Northern Rhone, it was beautifully perfumed, well-balanced, with layers of blackberries and cherries and hints of vanilla, spice and oak. An easy-drinking, medium-bodied wine that is currently at its peak, it was a wonderful accompaniment for the feast that were to follow.
|Basket of mouth-watering bread|
Our basket of bread looked deceivingly simple, but every mouthful was a play of incredible flavours. From the ordinary sourdough to the less-ordinary spinach with garlic bread, as well as the smoked duck and onion bread, these bite-size appetizers were unexpectedly delicious, served with a trio of butter, balsamic cream and cinnamon salt to further delight the tastebuds.
|Our special 'lollipop' Hor d'oeuvre|
|View of the city at night|
|Trio of Oysters|
|A rare photo of moi|
|Confit de Canard|
The meat was soft and delicious, the skin more delicate and crispy than anything I'd tasted in France, and even the portion of mash potatoes took me to heaven and back - creamy, smooth and utterly delicious, served in an ingenious crispy potato ring that added a lovely crunch and textural contrast.
|Black Forest Bombe Dessert!|
|Our Dessert is on fire!|
The chocolate dome melts into a sauce once burning cognac is poured over it, to reveal bits of warm chocolate, lumps of crunchy cake, sweet and sour cherries and chilled cream that is truly an explosion of taste in the mouth. We lived in the Black Forest region for nearly three years, but I can bet no German has ever had a Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte like this!
|Thank you for a wonderful time!|
19 Persiaran KLCC
T: +603 2162 0886