Tate @ Intermark
June 30, 2011
It's easy to walk past this place and think there's nothing here except a wall. But that's part of the master plan for Tate, yet another 'bright idea' by the unbelievably tireless BIG Group.
Greeted by a silent knight, we took our first steps inside, unsure what loomed ahead.
Cocooned in secrecy, Tate's concept is inspired by speakeasies and private gentlemen's clubs. It's a classy, intimate space that allows customers to swiftly lose themselves in their own world.
Grab a comfortable seat by these screens, where beautiful silent movies from the 1920s play on while gentle music wafts in the background.
Cocktails at Tate are creative and complex. One of KL's most romantic concoctions: the Matahari, comprising Hennessy, chai-infused sweet vermouth, lemon juice, pomegranate & rosebuds.
Strawberry Ginger Mojito (flor de cana 4 yrs, ginger juice, strawberry, lime wedges).
Lemon Meringue Martini (luxardo limoncello, lemon juice, sugar, double cream, crackers). Drinks here were intoxicating enough to get the crowd fairly raucous by 7.30pm on a Tuesday.
Not many options for a teetotaler, but the terrific staff happily obliges requests.
Food is nearly nonexistent here. So raise your glass and drink up instead!
Our chance to hone our skills and become the next Fast Eddie Felson. Or not.
And nope, this isn't the end of The BIG Group's initiatives for 2011. The folks working for this evil empire have always been ultra-secretive about their projects, but if all goes well, there might be another bright idea to talk about before the end by July.
Ground Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.