Take your taste buds on an interesting journey at these four interesting dining experiences.
BYRDâ€™S EYE VIEW
Indonesiaâ€™s most prominent lifestyle brand, Ismaya Group, makes its local debut with two new spaces located right in the heart Kuala Lumpur. Making their mark in town is a Malaysian outlet of the groupâ€™s Dragonfly club and bar, as well as its new concept restaurant Blackbyrd Dine & Lounge. Taking up the entire 50th floor of the Platinum Park Skyviews lifestyle centre on Persurian KLCC, get a taste of the full Ismaya lifestyle experience as you sit down for dinner in the cosy environment of Blackbyrd before winding down with drinks and good music at Dragonfly. Be sure to ask for a window seat when dining at Blackbyrd, as its penthouselevel location makes for a great birdâ€™s eye view of Kuala Lumpur.
BE YOUR OWN BARISTA
The latest addition to Nespressoâ€™s permanent range of coffees, the Barista Creations line offers three specially formulated coffee blends crafted especially to be enjoyed with milk. The three coffee blends are Corto , Scuro and Chiaro , or short, dark and light, respectively, in Italian, and range in intensity to suit the palate of any white coffee drinker. The Chiaro is inspired by Brooklyn baristas and perfect for fans of a light, sweet cappuccino, while the Scuro takes inspiration from the baristas of Melbourneâ€™s coffee scene for those who want a strong brew. Finally, the Corto , inspired by baristas from Spain, is perfect for a traditional Spanish cortado with its dark, smoky and spicy notes.
FOR THE SAKE OF SAKÃ‰
Mr Chewâ€™s Chino Latino Bar in Bukit Bintang invites you to travel to the heart of Japanese sakÃ© during its monthly SakÃ© Nights. Join the team at Mr Chewâ€™s on every first Thursday of the month for a culinary journey that marries Asian-Latin fusion food with the distinct flavours and notes of Japanese sakÃ©. With a regular list of more than 20 premium sakÃ©s available, guests get to explore the wide varieties of sakÃ© from various regions of Japan. Each SakÃ© Night will showcase five specially chosen sakÃ©s that are expertly paired with a changing menu prepared by the chefs, with each pairing designed to bring out the best of flavours in both the food and sakÃ©.
DINING IN LONDON CITÃ‰
From the creators of Sohoâ€™s Bob Bob Ricard comes a second restaurant five years in the making. Londonâ€™s recently-opened Bob Bob CitÃ© is the latest hotspot from restaurateur Leonid Shutov, and is located in The City of Londonâ€™s iconic Leadenhall building. A shining example of both British and French excellence, Bob Bob CitÃ© combines the best of British craftsmanship, evident in the decor and setting, with fine French cuisine and wines on the menu under the helm of Chef Eric Chavot. With an estimated cost of GBP25 million that went to bespoke rosewood marquetry, light fixtures & bulbs, steel trim, leather seating and even customdesigned bone china serve ware, dining at Bob Bob CitÃ© will prove to be a unique and enjoyable experience for diners looking for something new in London.