Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monte's @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

It was supposed to be a CNY lunch gathering with my college mates but ended up having to cancel because some are available and some are not. It's a 50:50 situation and being an organiser, it sucks. I guess getting everyone together for a once in a year gathering proved to be quite a task!

So I agreed to have lunch with Emily. At first we wanted to go to Ming Room in BSC for dim sum but at 1.50pm, all dim sum are sold out! What a day! And so she suggested that we try Monte's, tucked in a corner on first floor beside Biwani's.

I have not heard of Monte's but Emily has been here before and she told me that they serve very nice pasta here. This place serves western fare and also wines. Well, I still can't believe I didn't explore this part of BSC yet after such a long time!

We decided to go for the lunch set which is available everyday!

Each set comes with a bun & mushroom soup.

There are 3 mains available for the lunch set and Emily went for the Sirloin steak at RM25.90 and I took the Grilled Fish Carribean Style (served with curry garlic sauce) RM21.90/set. My fish was find and I find the sauce compliments the fish well. At that price, what can you expect out of the steak right? I did try some and it's pretty much edible although I still find it a little tough even when it was prepared medium rare. But at these prices, I'm not complaining. I find it to be a good deal.

The portion is just right for me.

After that, I wanted to go to the O Gourmet and have a look at the chocolate counter, just to keep abreast of the latest chocolate selection as well as packaging. Knowing thy competitors is of utmost important! At the same time, we went salivating at the Jamon Iberico at the deli counter and then an idea struck us. We must do a tapas cookout soon at her house!

Emily was craving for the goat cheese at La Bodega and so we went there to have a drink and some cheese. None of us want to have alcohol and so we settled for the mocktails.

The Ex Virgin & Apple Virgin Mojito at RM15/glass.

Emily had the Ex Virgin which is Lychees, kiwi and blackcurrant.

Queso de cabra frito con miel al limon

This is the fried goat's cheese with lemon honey. It doesn't taste like cheese at the first bite. It has a very springy texture and the lemon honey goes very well with it. Definitely a delicious snack but sinful. And it's not cheap either. This plate costs RM26. If you don't like cheese, you could give this a try as the cheese taste isn't that overwhelming.

And so I spent my Saturday afternoon eating and hanging out at BSC. I actually had to go to work yesterday after the Friday public holiday. Such a bummer right?!!

Monte's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Lot F112, Level 1, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Jalan Maarof, 59000 KL.
Tel: +603-2094 1112


Sean said...

apparently monte's has been refurbished together with the rest of bsc ... i've only been there once, but recalled it being rather dimly lit... but i guess it's still overshadowed by the other restaurants in the complex...

CUMI & CIKI said...

i thot u sed to look at breasts at the chocolate counter ! mwuahahaha :P ok ok serious!

i must admit that i hv not been to monte in ages - coz spoilt for choice now at BSC, but i rmbr the use to be good for set lunches (workdays) fast and affordable!

Huai Bin said...

It looks good. bsc is close to my place, but I've never been here before.

eiling lim said...

Sean: This is my first time to monte's and it's looking bright now.

Cumi & Ciki: Haha... what happened to your eyes la?!!! The set lunch is good. Not too pricey either!

Huai Bin: Aiyoh!!! You must go la!

Cath J said...

All the drinks sound delicious.. ^_^

KY said...

i've learnt my lesson when it comes to "cheap" steak though :P

suituapui said...

Food looks good and cheap too!!! Your friend's cute as well. That's the thing... As time passes, we go our separate ways and grow further and further apart...especially when everyone had his/her own commitments and plans.

eiling lim said...

Cath J: It is!! Yums

KY: Smart! Me too!

STP: Oh well, I guess you're right and it's so difficult to get everyone together!

Jasmin Saw said...

wei your necklace extreme nice la. mana cari?

eiling lim said...

Jasmin: Wah your taste banyak bagus. I bought it in siem reap :(

Jasmin Saw said...

Hahaha yes, I have an eye for beautiful accessories especially on yours hehe. Aiyak, was hoping you'll say its from Bangkok, then I can buy next month.

eiling lim said...

Jasmin: I'm sure they have it in Bangkok as well so look out!!

Garrett said...

Just discovered your blog, and it makes for tasty reading!

The next time you go to Monte's, you just have to try their Oxtail soup. It's thick, rich, flavourful and is a bross between east and west and totally to die for! I order it every time I visit, although I've not been there for quite a while.

eiling lim said...

Garett: Hi Garett! Thanks for dropping by. Oh I am no fan of oxtail but you make it sound so good. Perhaps I should be adventurous and give it a try?

Garrett said...

You must, you must, you really must!

eiling lim said...

Garrett: Wow... since you insist so strongly, then I simply must!

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