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A SOCIAL DINING SCENE WITH A VIEW, AQUA RESTAURANT & BAR AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, KUALA LUMPUR

Angeline Friday, October 23, 2015 , , , , , ,


Unveiling its new look and marking its presence in the city’s dining scene, AQUA Restaurant and Bar is the latest addition to Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur’s range of gastronomic choices. Overlooking KLCC Park and the city’s skyline, the al-fresco dining space boasts a stylish interior reflecting contemporary design with polished copper finishing. With hanging copper lights, bespoke tiles for the open kitchen counter, an island bar, a dessert counter and a uniquely designed wood-fired pizza oven, be prepared for a truly interactive dining experience where chefs prepare your orders right before your eyes.

AQUA RESTAURANT and BAR
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
P.O. Box 10905,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone (603) 2380 8888
Facsimile (603) 2380 8833
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com
 
“We created the restaurant as the perfect place to unwind, whether it is for leisurely lunch, after-work drinks or dinner with friends. We wanted a very relaxed, yet high quality dining experience for diners at AQUA; great food selection that is perfect for sharing, personalised service, contemporary design and a stunning view of the city skyline,” said Michael Groll, Director of Food and Beverage, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
An array of specialties are featured on the menu from appetizers to hot and cold global plates, pastas and noodles to pizzas, burgers and sandwiches to desserts. Recommendations include Smoked Salmon Tartar with potato cakes, crème fraîche and chives, Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with sweet basil, coriander and spicy lime dressing, Gambas al Ajillo with tiger prawns, garlic and olive oil and Pan-fried Shanghai Dumplings with a choice of sesame, spicy cucumber-tomato salsa or ginger-cucumber- teriyaki relish, priced at RM18nett onwards per plate.
Soup lovers will have a choice between French Onion Soup which is oven baked with baguette and three cheeses or Forest Mushroom Soup with sour cream and pesto Genovese crouton, both priced at RM38 nett per bowl. Pizza enthusiasts will be delighted with AQUA’s selection of wood-fired pizzas that include Pizza Margherita topped with organic tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil and extra virgin oil, Pizza Chorizo, prepared with spicy beef chorizo, buffalo mozzarella, garlic, organic tomatoes, olives and extra virgin olive oil and Pizza al Salmone, highlighting Norwegian smoked salmon, red onions, capers, sour cream and rocket salad, priced from RM58 nett onwards per pizza.
Another unique feature of AQUA’s interior design is the bar; white marble top with copper hammered base. While the bartender concocts signature cocktails, guests can take in a view of the infinity edge swimming pool and lush greenery of KLCC Park. Sip on AQUA’s signature cocktail, the Tom Yam Margarita - a spicy concoction using tequila, Cointreau, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, chili padi and salt, or perhaps a Millionaire Mojito – a mixture of Ron Zacapa Centenario Solera 23, lime, mint, sugar and Moët Chandon champagne, both priced at RM40 nett and RM68 nett. Lemonades are also a great highlight of the bar’s list of beverages. Flavours available are Lemongrass n Ginger, Basil, Strawberry n Thyme, Cucumber n Mint and Green Apple n Rosemary, priced at RM24 nett each.
Cucumber and Mint, RM24
Cooling and refreshing drink
AQUA Salad, RM64 
Smoked salmon, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, red onion and mango dressing
 
Tangy Shrimp and Papaya Salad, RM58 
Shrimp, green papaya, Granny Smith apple, romaine lettuce, lemongrass, roasted peanuts, roasted shallots, sweet chili sauce and yogurt
AQUA Roll, RM88
Inside-out, spicy tuna, scallion, salmon and tempura topping
 
Spider Roll, RM98 
Inside-out, deep fried soft shell crab, spicy mayonnaise and bonito flakes
 
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, RM45 
Minced chicken with sweet basil and coriander, with spicy lime dressing and wrapped in lettuce.
 
Pan-fried Shanghai Dumplings, RM46 
Pan fred dumplings served with ginger-cucumber-teriyaki relish
 
Gambas al Ajillo, RM98 
Tiger prawns, garlic, olive oil
Pizza Hawaii, RM62
Chicken, pineapple, organic tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese, sweet chili sauce
 
 
AQUA Restaurant and Bar is open daily from 8am to 10pm with food serving hours from 11.30am to 10pm. For reservations, call +60 (3) 2179 8887 or email mokul- aqua@mohg.com.

About Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Situated adjacent to the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city’s leading luxury hotel with 643 well appointed rooms, suites and serviced apartments. Delight your senses with an array of cuisines showcased in ten innovative outlets. Escape Kuala Lumpur’s urban bustle at The Spa with rejuvenating facials, body treatments and award winning Signature Therapies for a holistic wellbeing. Take a dip at the infinity edge pool overlooking the spectacular city skyline or be mesmerized by the magnificent display of KLCC Lake Symphony Fountain at the Esplanade KLCC. For more information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 27 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 12 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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