Vasco's @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

May 17, 2013

As part of Hilton KL's F&B revamp, we're bidding farewell to Sudu & The Noodle Room, both of which have been merged into a new outlet, Vasco's.

The hotel's all-day-dining restaurant is supposed to showcase an "urban park" stylishness; it's spacious enough to seat scores of starving customers in the evening.

Sneaking a peek at the dinnertime buffet, the crowd-pleasing choices are naturally accounted for, from mussels on ice, sushi & sashimi ...

... to some intriguing mains, including roasted rib-eye with spinach-leek fricassee & olive oil, peppered duck breast in balsamic berry sauce & lasagna al forno with red bell pepper coulis. Not particularly pretty pictures, but this was after many customers had snatched their share.

Alluring slabs of medium-rare beef & freshly made thin-crust pizzas. Shouldn't nitpick about the solid selection here.

What we can wince at: the price, about RM128++ when the sun's setting. Ouch.

Still, every hotel needs a buffet restaurant, so this one serves its purpose very well. Ultimately, we'd leave here floating on a sugar high, no doubt about that.

Not keen on buffets? No worries: Vasco's also offers a contemporary-cuisine a la carte menu that includes kerabu crab salad, masala-scented porcini mushroom soup, burrata cheese pizza & warm chocolate brownies laced with kaffir lime leaves.

Booze at Vasco's is costly (wine starts at RM43++ by the glass); for this entry's liquor content, we head downtown to the Grand Millennium hotel's Bistro 160 lounge.

Grand Millennium does an excellent Gimlet (gin & lime cordial) ...

... & a fruit-filled Sangria that serves to soothe during scorching-weather days.

Vasco's @ Kuala Lumpur Hilton
Also check out Graze, the replacement for Senses (May 7 & May 15 entries).

Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

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