So, we finally went out for makan last night at Max! Kitchen and Wines - it was a nightmare going through the traffic in KL esp. on Saturday night - it took us over an hour from Bangsar to Tengkat Tong Shin!
THANKFULLY, we had their complimentary warm bread (with olive oil which I believe was herbed + balsamic vinegar to dip) while waiting for our food to come.
And the food was great enough to make up for the hour-long traffic agony. We (actually, more of the boys) decided on a bottle of Argentinian Malbec which went especially well with the meat main courses we ordered.
Appetiser : Yabbies Tail in a creamy sauce with lots of chunky mushroom (I can have just this for dinner - but need 20 plates! If you love mushroom soup and crayfish or lobster, you would love this!) Ask for another platter of bread to soak up the creamy goodness of the sauce.
Appetiser : Pan-seared scallops with balsamic vinegar/olive oil and Mojama with a little side salad. Imagine four fat, succulent juicy scallops topped with sliced cured tuna drizzled with just the right amount of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.... Yum! Burst of briney, sweet and tangy flavours all at the same time.
Irene and Barry went for Shiraz Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek with Mushroom Ragout served with Polenta - the creamy polenta served as a good base for the melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef cheek slices as it soaked up the mushroom-generous sauce. Oh, so GOOD!!!
Sunny's choice of Lamb Cutlets with mint sauce and polenta - Sunny ordered medium and he got his medium at Max! And this is hard to achieve in a lot of places. Kudos to Max! I opted for Roast Duck - I believe it shared the same sauce as Wagyu beef cheek dish and I can't complain cos the mushroom sauce paired very well with the juicy duck. The polenta provided some "fill" to the delicately sliced duck.
Presentation for food was simple with just some sprouts - and that was all that was needed, really. The food itself was good enough to stand on its own. No-frills-goodness.
Max himself came out to bid us goodbye and we managed to have a little chat with the man himself.
Next time, I will order the yabbies (maybe 2 portions?) and wagyu beef cheek again.... (drools).
Sunny wanted Segafredo smoothies and coffee to end the evening but alas! we found out that the 2 outlets at Bukit Bintang had closed down. So, we had gelato and smoothies at Lecka Lecka (the one that offers shisha smoking session).
Max! Kitchen & Wines
27 Tengkat Tong Shin
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2141 8115