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2015-08-10 1539 views
I have 2 dreams. The first was to dine at Cantaloupe and I fulfilled it on my birthday in 2015 whereas the other dream was to visit Marini's on 57. I have been having the desire to come to Marini's ever since I heard my classmate saying about bringing me here for my birthday but she thought it was expensive and we went to Helipad instead as the food at Helipad is more affordable supposedly. It happens that me and my best friend just had a whole day of spa at Lavish Spa KL where the food is too n
The experience of entering Marini's on the 57th floor of tower was amazing. We had to go through 3 lifts just to reach the 57th floor. The outlook is very sophisticated. There are a lot of businessmen who perhaps had some functions or business meeting earlier at KLCC or Petronas tower come here to chill. We overlook the Petronas Twin Towers which were so huge and gigantic in front of the bar. The entire ceiling is made from glass to enable patrons to see the twin towers and enjoy the meal. We did not make a booking but luckily we got a really strategic and comfortable seat on the 2 big sofa lounge where we face the towers. The waiters were very busy here and would only come to you after at least 5 minutes. A lot of locals come here to celebrate birthdays and achievements.
We ordered the Pinot Noir Brancott Estate red wine from Marlborough, New Zealand, for RM 228 per bottle. The wine has some fruity taste and was to my liking. Due to my friend's love for red wine, I have learnt to have acquired taste for red wine. The wine is suitable for any non-alcohol drinkers as well with only 13.5 % alcohol content. The waitress was so busy that she forgot to bring the ice the chill the wine till we requested for it.
I also ordered the Tiramisu (RM 32) which is Marini's signature dessert. However, I dislike cream so I did not finish the rest of the cream. I only ate some of it together with the wafer surrounding it and of course, the lovely raspberries, strawberry and blueberry.
My friend ordered the deep fried softshell crab with avocado mayonaise which were amazing. It came in two portions only and had avocado mayonaise sauce to go with. The crab has a slight spice inside. It was amazing to go with cocktails or wine. Sorry I cannot remember the price but perhaps it was about RM 40
My friend also ordered a white wine of Sauvignon Blanc, also from Brancott Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand. I loved the taste of the sweet white wine and may request for white wine the next time we go out together. It costs RM 40 for a glass only.
I ordered Marini's signature cocktail which was recommended by the waitress, called Mellowed Sundown Cocktail (RM 35) made from Absolute Blue Vodka, Passionfruit Puree, Apple Syrup, Lime Juice and Pineapple Juice. The concoction was simply amazing. I felt like I was in cocktail heaven when I drank it. The bartender must have been so fantastic.
In between drinking wine and cocktail, of course we went to the patio or terrace to have a closer look of the Twin Towers and feel the wind blowing in our hair. It was pure enjoyment on the 57th floor.
This is definitely an awesome place to hang out with your loved ones, business associates and to have a rendezvous in the sky. It is a very romantic place too.
The moment up there was timeless. The ambience makes the memory timeless. I would remember this till the end of life.
My next dream is to have fine dining in Marini's restaurant and also to experience Dining in the Sky.