Leonardo’s @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar

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Meet the (not very, but he likes to think) incognito Fatboybakes, the Sassy Memoirs of a Chocoholic ..

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Thrill-seeker Jules.
What do the 3 food bloggers above have in common.. ?(apart from knowing ME, that is, ahem..)

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Well, we all heard about Nibbleish.com
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..at LEONARDO’S … on the same evening, at the same time!

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When we received the invitation, we had the feeling that we were about to be part of something new, something innovative and exciting.. and we weren’t wrong.

In a nutshell,
Choose a restaurant-combo and pay online (You heard right.. not food but restaurant-combo!),
and end up paying possibly 20-30% cheaper than regular prices of the ala-carte.

Obviously the restaurants are within walking distances of each other and this promo is for a limited time.

To me this is fantastic because I get bored easily sitting in one location for too long. Just imagine something like a pub-crawl, only better. FOOD! There’s alcohol too.. so it’s completely, a win-win situation.

The Locations Involved :

1. Changkat Bukit Bintang (22 March – 30 April 2009) and at

2. Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar (01 – 30 April 2009).

Where to book online:
Nibbleish.com

(Hint: Delucca, Flams & Bermuda and Onion, Palate Palate are all on the list of Changkat BB ‘Combo Tours’ up for grabs.. so, it’s really a good deal!)

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Anyway, our mission today was to review the Restaurants involved on the Jalan Bangkung stretch. I could only write on one of the restaurants (for obvious reasons.. I only have ONE body) but you may want to read the reviews on the other restaurants, by FBB and Jules for a better picture.

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Oh, this was my lesson for the day actually. Tea for two, is not a teahouse. According to the manager, they do fusion mid-range to upper end fine-dining cuizine.

Someone in our group mentioned, that was probably why the place was shrouded in darkness, one evening during tea time, when he popped by for tea. Poor guy was not impressed. Hmmm, the name really throws you off doesn’t it? Anyway, on to the food..

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I must say, since I was expecting finger-food or tea-time snacks (and feeling rather sulky and sorry for myself for having drawn the shortest straw.. seeing as FBB and Jules and Cumi and Memoirs were all up in the lofty Leonardo clouds etc.. etc.. ) ,
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… the food was really rather good!

The Trios of Bruschetta and the fruity salad were delightful. Crisp, fresh and fruity.

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On to the mains, the Tarragon Poulet, the grilled snapper and the pasta dishes were cooked to perfection. ‘Strong tasting’, is the term I would use to describe the food here, (possibly stronger than I would like, being a fan of the aglio olio as I feel pasta is at its best when served simple) but I can see why it would agree with the Asian tastebuds. A lot of local spices (even chili) were introduced to give it that extra kick.

Fusion is the right term to use, for sure.

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Grilled Golden Red Snapper.
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Asianna Pasta.
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Dessert consisted of the English Sherry Triffle, the Apple Crumble and the Warm Chocolate Cake. All three were good. My personal favourite? The chocolate cake. Gooey, warm, sweet and tempered with rich, creamy vanilla ice-cream, I ate my share and was ready to call it a night.

A great dinner experience. I would definitely recommend Tea for Two to my colleagues or friends in future… for a meal though, not for tea.. :P

Be sure to check out Nibbleish.com
when you can!

Add:
Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft,
61-1 Jalan Bangkung,
Off Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, KL
Tel: +603 2096 2226

Add:
Tea For Two,
57 Jalan Bangkung,
Off Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, KL
Tel: +603 2095 3739

Comments

  1. Julian Si says:

    I love it!!!!!

    BRAVO … beautifully written, and imaginative too :-)

  2. ToyBoy & ToyGirl says:

    Food crawl!! Excellent idea. Shall we do the Changkat one soon?

  3. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    i thought u were playing with a red handphone..didnt realise it was ur CAMERA!

  4. fatboybakes says:

    whotchew complaining about lady, your food looks scrumptiouS!!! haha, love the ethereal pics…

  5. worldwindows says:

    Good dining stuff. Have yet to check out nibbleish. Hope its offers are value for money. Certainly not the first to hit our shores.

  6. the food here is really not bad at all … though they should do something with their decor hor

  7. thenomadGourmand says:

    hmmm..Flam, Le Bouchon & Bermuda combo at RM72..

  8. jencooks says:

    Looks like the same Sony camera that you were playing with! Isnt it mine? hehe

    Is the owner Italian? your food looks better than the one I had today.

  9. Life for Beginners says:

    Is it just me or are your food pics more seductive than ever? (Or maybe it’s the writer/photographer, hur hur.)

    And alas, I’ve been away for too long, as you’ve noted. My deepest apologies, O dear Sexy One. :D

  10. thule a.k.a leo says:

    I’m salivating here…

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  12. CUMI & CIKI says:

    jules:
    u say the nicest things!

    toy boy & gal:
    yes lets!

    joe:
    it's red and stands out huh

    fbb:
    hehe.. ethereal leh..:P

    WW:
    really.. which other?

    lianne:
    i agree!

    TNG:
    good or bad?!

    jen:
    coz they knew i was coming maybe..? lol

    lfb:
    lol.. TQ. welcome back you!

    thule:
    over which photo/dish?

    jules:
    cool! will swing by

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