My brother-in-laws birthday is also in March. So, we were invited by his girlfriend for dinner at Acme Bar & Café (supposedly those in the know call it ABC) located at the Troika apartments near KLCC. The restaurant had very large windows giving it nice views across the street. We were sitting on the upper floor which gave our party a little privacy. The interiors were modern, with metal frames on the windows and wooden floors. The furniture was simple with cushioned chairs and wooden tables. Modern and classy, if I were to sum it up.
We arrived on time, but everyone else was running late, so we ordered a started first since I was starving. I ordered the Grilled Zucchini and Ricotta. I loved that dish. It was a little cold in the restaurant so the warm zucchini with a tomato sauce base with creamy ricotta on top really hit the spot. When everyone got there, they decided to order a few starters to share, so I tried the Lemongrass Shrimp Wontons, which was alright; the Salt Egg Yolk Chicken Strips, crispy and slightly spicy and the Grilled "Bacon" Wrapped Snails, which were wrapped in bacon and cooked with coco beans (looks like lentils to me) and a parsley garlic sauce and surprisingly very nice.
For mains I had the Roasted Dover Sole in a lemon butter sauce which they served with sautéed lettuce and artichokes. It was nice, but nothing mind-blowing. Hubby ordered the Beef Bourguignon, and it was superb. It’s basically a French style stew, with a red wine reduction, so we ordered some sourdough bread to go with it. The sauce was lovely and the beef was so tender it was falling off, making it easy to eat with the bread.
My brother-in-law ordered the Wagyu Burger in Man Tau bread. I didn’t taste it, but hubby did and he wasn’t too impressed with it. Everyone else ordered steaks, I had steak for lunch so didn’t want to overload on meat that day. No one had any complaints about the steak, but someone did send back her steak because it wasn’t cooked well enough. Other than that, no complaints.
We had a Choc Chip Chocolate cake for the Birthday cake, so all of us had that for dessert and ordered coffee or tea. The cake was chocolat-y and crunchy, and had the most delicious crust. Unfortunately they sliced it too large, and I couldn’t finish it so it was a bit of a waste. But all in all, a nice evening out with good food and good company.