Yesterday I discovered yet another dress-down but allergy aware cafe in Bangsar Village mall. It’s called “Nutmeg” and it’s tucked away on the second level of Village II. The staff, mostly foreign, were not as aware of allergies as waitstaff are at more upscale places, but they did their best to accommodate.
It’s a brunchy place with Western food like all-day breakfasts and salads. While I didn’t have much that was savoury (I had the hand-cut potato cubes – gluten-free and fairly unremarkable), I did have a fantastic dessert: “the hazelnut meringue cake.” It’s gorgeous. Light, fluffy, and so tasty! It’s very rich though, and my two friends and I reached an “elegant sufficiency” after a few bites.
They had three gluten-free items on offer that day: the hazelnut meringue, the blueberry cheesecake and an orange cake (which the waiter was strongly touting!).
Go check it out!
Bangsar Village II (Lot UGF-28A), 2 Jalan Telawi 1
59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Awhile ago, I dined with a friend at a fancy Italian restaurant in Le Meridien Hotel. Not my usual scene, but I thought I’d write about it in case you guys wanted to go there for a special occasion!
The atmosphere was lovely – an audacious Italianesque furniture overlooking a garden! – and the lunch time crowd was not overwhelming. Very erudite-looking, everyone was!
The best part about the meal was the special gluten-free bread that came with the meal. It had a lovely bread-like consistency (rare!). The chef said that the bread was baked in-house.
The meal itself was good – wild mushrooms and roasted veggies were simple but fresh and delicious! All this girl needs or wants! 🙂 If you can get over the price for such a simple meal, it’s a fantastic place to go!
Service wasn’t all that, but the chef was nice enough to come out and speak about gluten-free options. Always nice when they do that.
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral