Quattro @ Avenue K

August 4, 2009

A one-stop outlet for everything from nasi ulam to Absinthe cocktails, Quattro comprises four sections _ Spring Lounge, Summer Restaurant, Autumn Club and Winter Bar.

Roasted duck in coconut milk, red curry paste and kaffir lime leaves, served with lychee, pomelo salad and steamed rice. Surprisingly well-prepared and not too spicy (phew!).

Grilled Chicken Magdelena, a South African-inspired dish with lemon, chilli and garlic, served with creamy mashed potatoes. The chicken was flavourfully marinated, but could have been juicier. The tasty mashed potatoes made up for its shortcomings though.

Javanese deep-fried melinjo emping crackers and tempe (fermented soybean cakes), served with tomato, chilli and minced prawn sambal. Addictive; we couldn't stop munching.

Quattro Paradise Smoothie (pineapple paradise rum, killer coconut rum, dark rum, yogurt, honey) & Watermelon Caipiroska (Belvedere vodka, lime, watermelon wedges).

Flaming Asshole cocktail, basically a shooter comprising grenadine, peppermint, creme de banana, dark rum and milk.

We had more drinks at Winter, where it "snows" every half-hour in their "garden."

The Hulk (a shot of Angelique Absinthe submerged in Guinness Draught).

Dr Jekyll (La Clandestine Absinthe, Green Mint Syrup) and Ms Hyde (La Clandestine Absinthe, Cranberry Juice).

Avenue K.