Troika Sky Dining opened only very recently and is being talked about as one of Kuala Lumpur’s finest gourmet destination. Already known for its existing ‘Troika Sky Dining trifecta’ comprising of Cantaloupe, the modern European fine dining institution; Strato, a casual Italian eatery; and Claret Wine Bar, presenting some of the best boutique wines from France and the world over. Troika Sky Dining recently added another dining experience to its growing portfolio: Fuego (meaning ‘fire’ in Spanish) – a casual South American-inspired bar, serving modern cocktails and tapas.
Mr Christian Bauer, Executive Chef & Director of Troika Sky Dining Mr Eddie Chew, Director of Troika Sky Dining opened the doors to Fuego in June 2014 and luckily for us this is still just a few people’s in-the-know’s secret place to bring visitors to KL.
The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Fuego is the electic patterns of the floor tiles. In muted shades of blue and maroon, the geometric design immediately transports you to the depths of South America.
Fuego is an outdoor, open concept bar – and the casual approach is echoed in the laid-back dining experience: a great place for pre-dinner cocktails, or sip on signature margaritas as you graze on tapas into the night, perhaps feast on charcoal grilled meats with the works if you’re after a more substantial feed.
The view is breathtaking – clear, unobstructed views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. The perfect place to unwind after work, celebrate on weekends and definitely take in the fireworks during special occassions.
Boasting a menu that highlights dishes from Modern South America, we have been a few times to sample the menu and have enjoyed the variety of choices from the guacamole menu (Fuego boasts chefs specifically trained in the art of guacamole-making), to the mouth-watering charcoal grilled meats, to the roast chicken with homemade peri-peri sauce that has just the right balance of tang and heat, and let’s not forget dessert – dare we say, the best churros in town?
And what of the Cocktails? I’m glad to say they have a great bartender at hand and are able to do a modern take with innovative twists on classics. Seeking inspiration from the South American-themed food menu, Fuego’s cocktails are a beautiful mix of witty presentation and delicious concotions. The margaritas have a grilled fruit component, to mirror the grilled meats. The mojitos are potent and so very thirst quenching. And if you’re after a cocktail that’s sure to be a talking point – order the Fuego Negroni. I did and was pleasantly surprised with how it was delivered..
So – lets just keep this as our little secret yeah?