Impiana Hotel might not be known for fine dining, but Cedar On 15 could help change that.
Launched this month on Impiana's 15th floor, Cedar On 15 features both a cavernous restaurant & an alfresco lounge, the latter blessed with a KLCC view.
Service sparkles at this establishment, keeping customers feeling welcome from the earliest moments when they step in & receive their complimentary bread.
Amuse bouche of salmon mousse. Not sure who the chef(s) here are, but we thank them for expertly executing a menu that bursts with flair & finesse.
Soup's up: Cream of topinambur, the Jerusalem artichoke, thick & earthy, partnered with slices of grilled portobello (RM25++). One of the best broths we've had in 2012.
Beef carpaccio (RM48++), made special with burrata cheese & pan-fried mushrooms.
Even the palate cleanser would be worth ordering as its own course: beetroot sorbet with dehydrated green apple for a terrific textural touch.
Might look like an innocuous short crust lemon tart (RM28++), but this baby packs heat, with the citrus curd concealing chili flakes for a one-of-a-kind, sour-spicy punch.
Chocolate Seduction (RM38++): Dark mousse, white ganache & sachertorte.
No lack of liquor, from a cornucopia of creative cocktails like this Skyy Blue Martini (RM25++) infused with kaffir leaf essence, monin lychee & monin elderflower ...
... to wide-ranging wines by the glass at RM30-something, like this Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.
Live music, soft & sweet, can be enjoyed some nights, supplying classic melodies such as "Over The Rainbow" & "Mona Lisa."
Outside at the lounge, throbbing beats keep parties pumping through at least 2 a.m.
Cedar On 15 deserves to be a star in KL's food firmament; everything here exceeded expectations. We were Cedar's only customers on a recent weeknight, but we're crossing our fingers that more folks will come to savor this spot soon.
Cedar On 15 opens only for dinner, daily.
Cedar On 15,
Impiana Hotel, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur.