When Vogue Lounge opened its doors in Kuala Lumpur back in September 2019, it was the talk of the town for months. Celebrities, socialites, fashionistas and curious members of the public flocked to the establishment, where they were treated to a chic dining experience embodying the luxurious lifestyle synonymous with fashion bible Vogue.
2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges, and after a brief hiatus, Vogue Lounge Kuala Lumpur is once again ready to welcome guests with exceptional cuisine and an extensive drinks list served in an elegant ambience. A visit will make for the perfect year-end treat: so here are 10 reasons why you should.
It’s THE place to be seen
More than just your average restaurant, Vogue Lounge embodies the Vogue lifestyle, which means high end couture, style and sophistication. As the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, Vogue Lounge KL joins a list of branded properties worldwide, including Vogue Cafes in Moscow, Porto, Kiev, Riyadh and Beijing, Vogue Restaurant in Istanbul and GQ Bar in Berlin – reflecting Kuala Lumpur’s status as a cosmopolitan city with a sophisticated crowd. It was the official lounge for Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Digital 2020 from 11 to 13 November 2020.
It Offers A Fresh, New Dining Experience
The newly conceptualised menu is a reflection of Eurasian and Asian-Med fusion fine dining with Japanese and French influence. Some of the signature dishes which are must-tries include Hokkaido Sea Urchin (Carrot Puree, Dashi Jelly, Seaweed Melba, Mentaiko Cream); A4 Japanese Wagyu (Broiled Ribeye, White Onions, Baby Leek, Porcini Powder, Black Garlic Jus) and Souffle (Ginger Souffle, White Chocolate, Coconut, Lime Zest).
The Drinks Are Impressive
Those looking for a tipple will find that Vogue Lounge offers an extensive array. Kick off the evening with VOGUE Signature Cocktails such as Tokyo Fizz (Whiskey, Umeshu, Earl Grey Syrup), or Dark Moon (Vodka, Espresso, DOM Benedictine). For a good white wine, there’s Jean-March Brocard Chabilis Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’ 2016 – a complex Chardonnay with a soft mouthfeel, well-integrated acidity and a long finish.
Red wine lovers will appreciate Red Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva 2009 Rioja Biodynamic. This Rioja Red Blend consists of a complex layers of dried red fruit, prunes, coffee, cedar, herbs on the nose. The palate is, even more giving with pronounced flavours and wonderfully balanced structure, and a long finish. Bubbly enthusiasts are not left out: order a Collard Picard Cuvée Dom Picard Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc NV for a light and fresh nose with lemon, apricot, white peach, faint floral and honey notes.
They Have An Outstanding Head Chef
New Zealand-born, Australian-raised Head Chef Steve Arifin is responsible for the creation of the eclectic yet classy brand new menu. Highly experienced in Euro-Asian cuisine, he gained his qualifications from the Canberra Institute of Technlogy in Culinary Art, and has extensive work experience in several prestigious fine dining restaurants in Southeast Asia and Europe.
There’s An In-House Wine Expert
Not sure about which wine to taste? Vogue Lounge KL has Nikola Maksic, who hails from Serbia and holds a Master’s degree in Hospitality from the University of Novi Sad. A certified Wine Sommelier Level 3 and mixologist, he honed his experience while working in Europe and on cruise ships.
It’s Private and Exclusive
Sprawled over 18,500 square feet on the 38th floor and rooftop of Menara Suezcap, you’ll be hardpressed to find a posher place than this. The lounge area is perfect for intimate conversations, but for more privacy and comfort, there’s also the V Room which can cater up to 16 guests. For an unparalleled, exclusive dining experience, arrange for the preparation of an ad hoc degustation menu.
It’s Made For Instagram
You’ll never run out of Instagram-able moments here: every corner has been thoughtfully designed to exude a distinctive style. From the VOGUE magazine covers neatly framed against the wall to the lofty, high floor-to-ceiling glass windows, LED platform cum runway and ultra-chic powder rooms, the decor is befitting of the establishment’s Vogue label.
The View Is Unbeatable
Want to feel on top of the world? Vogue KL has some of the best views. Come during sunset hour for gorgeous sights of the Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya skyline from the rooftop, as you sip on signature cocktails against the artistic backdrop of murals by multidisciplinary artist Thomas Powell.
It’s the Ideal Place For Special Occasions
Any celebration or event – be it a first date, a romantic rendezvous, wedding anniversary or birthday – will feel extra special at The Vogue Lounge, not only because of the classy ambience and impeccable food, but also the highly personalized service and meticulous attention to detail.
The establishment adheres strictly to safety protocols and recommended standard operating procedures to ensure that guests can dine in and enjoy the experience at ease. Social distancing measures, temperature checks and limited capacity dining will also ensure that the dining experience is safe, comfortable and undisturbed.
The Vogue Lounge is located at Level 38, Menara SuezCap 1, KL Gateway, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South,59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Opening hours are from Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm to 12am (last order for restaurant at 9:30pm and bar food at 11pm). Closed on Sundays.
For reservations, WhatsApp +60168466552; call +60327711530/1531; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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