Its been almost two months since that fateful evening we dined at The Apartment in KLCC. Last week Plucky and I found ourselves wandering around KLCC looking for a place to eat. Initially we were going to go to Little Penang Cafe but they were already closing at 9:30pm on a Friday night! WTF?! Business must be really good! Anyway, we ended up at The Apartment. It was a beautiful night, the air was cool, people were happy (TGIF!) and the twin towers looked even more ethereal than usual on this clear night. I ordered a duck and mango salad to start followed by a bowl of clams done "Apartment-style". The place was abuzz with happy diners. Service was attentive as before. I had my fingers and toes crossed that the food would be better. Not great but better would be just fine.
My duck salad arrived very quickly and I was definitely taken aback at how good it tasted. It was lightly dressed (thank you! I hate having my salads drowning in sauce!) and refined. I loved how the herbs and greens were thinly shredded. It was light, herbaceous and very appetising. Just as well because the clams were shockingly sweet! I know the sauce said "honey, ginger, chilli" and some other herbs but all I tasted was HONEY.
It was quite disgusting which was such a shame because the clams were very nice. I did complain but they insisted that SWEET is how its supposed to taste like. So what can I say right? So please don't order this unless you like having clams for dessert.
Plucky's Hampstead Steak was perfectly cooked and tasty but unfortunately it was barely warm when it arrived. I didn't like the taste of the mash though. It was flavoured with some oil of some sort. I couldn't figure it out but it reminded me of apples. Two out of three ain't bad I suppose. We decided to try their desserts even though technically I already ate dessert! Ironically, my strawberry and mint parfait was nowhere as sweet as my main course. It looked pretty enough with its pink, cream and latte coloured layers but it was a bitch to eat. Its one of those where you have to pick at it daintily otherwise everything threatens to fall out like Nigella's buoyant bosom (keep wishing Fat Boy). It was no big shakes. Plucky enjoyed her gigantic bowl of chocolate mousse but I found it reeked of cheap chocolate masquerading as something fanciful. They really need to improve on their desserts. Its not always about presentation. You can only eat so much with your eyes. So the million dollar question is "Would I come back again?". The answer is "yes" for the duck salad and because the menu is extensive enough to come back and try something else. Finding something really good is like stabbing in the dark sometimes. Hopefully I can draw some blood next time.
The view from the park. Call the police, the mothership has arrived!
Dinner cost around RM75 for my two dishes, dessert and a root beer. Plucky's was around RM60 plus with a drink and her dessert. Other reviews : Lyrical Lemongrass