It’s been some three months since I had the string of Guinness food posts in accordance to the Guinness-infused Christmas main course promotion last year, those were some food with more than decent deals.
Most of us have heard about St. Patrick’s Day, it is a big celebration in Ireland (a national holiday on the 17th of March). With Dublin the home of Guinness, it is natural that the most popular international black beer celebrates this occasion across the world, with many promotions during the whole month of March.
Here in Malaysia, the celebration is in the form of Guinness Shamrockin’s St. Patricks with events, celebrations, St. Patrick’s collectibles, and of course, Guinness Infused menu (with those mouth watering Guinness Infused sauce used in the recipe!) in participating restaurants. In fact, the Shamrockin’s event was launched just a last Friday at 1U, which unfortunately I had to miss due to some personal reasons.
Gimmi a black one!
One of the restaurants that participate in the Guinness Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s promotion is Boston Grill at Solaris Mont Kiara. The deal is very similar to the previous one, order a main course from the Guinness St. Patrick celebration menu and enjoy a half pint Guinness Draught for free (you are required to fill up a redemption voucher).
Boston Grill at Solaris, Mont Kiara
I’ve heard quite a bit about Solaris at Mont Kiara with the various new restaurants that sprung up there in recent months, but this was actually my first visit to the area. Parking is a pretty simple affair as there are underground car parks just directly underneath the restaurant.
The restaurant has a pretty big indoor dining area as well as several tables outdoor if you prefer to dine alfresco style. Interior decoration is very classy if somewhat unconventional (reminds me of hotel lobbies). There’s a very well stocked bar, LCD TVs for sports, sofas, and the more conventional dining tables.
Buffalo wings, the very awesome garlic bread, and mushroom soup
For dinner, Amanda and I ordered two main courses from the Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s menu, the blacksmith’s bronze plate (grilled lamb chops) and giant prawn, bbq style. We also ordered some buffalo wings as appetizer.
The mains came with a bowl of pretty thick mushroom soup with mushroom bits that was pretty decent, and three slices of garlic breads I can’t help myself from eating. Soft and fully flavored with butter, garlic, and the aroma of spices (coriander I presume), very delicious.
The buffalo wings too did not disappoint (though they somehow arrived in between our mains). The wings were soaked with the sweet tangy sauce and topped with some sesame seeds. We didn’t even need to dip it in the chili sauce provided.
Black Smith’s BBQ Giant Prawn and Lamb Chop
The Black Smith’s Giant Prawn, BBQ was absolutely fantastic. The tiger prawns were as big as my palm, grilled to perfection with the Guinness infused sauce and served with fries, steamed broccoli, and very interestingly, cherry tomato with bits of sour plum (Amanda pointed out) in it. The black beer adds character to the sauce and gives it a slight sweet bitter taste that contrasts well with the prawns.
The prawns went very well with Guinness Draught, grilled seafood with black beer does make a good combination.
A half pint of Guinness comes free with the main course
Black Smith’s Bronze Plates is basically a grilled lamb chop served with the same sides and Guinness Infused sauce as the previous dish with an addition of half a corn. The lamb was rather juicy and flavorful, most importantly it was not overly done either.
Scrumptious would be the right choice of word to describe the meat, I think it was even better than the lamb chop at one of the bars at Bangsar where I reviewed the previous Guinness promotion. The corn though, were nothing to shout about, slightly too soggy to be honest.
Solaris is located at the far end of Mont Kiara
Total bill came up to RM 162 with 10% service charge and 5% government tax. The giant prawns at RM 88.95, lamb chops RM 33.95, and wings at RM 17.95. But hey, those prawns were really huge, and the two glasses of Guinness were free. The overall dining experience was certainly worth the price paid.
More pictures are available on my flickr set
J-01-13, Soho KL,
Solaris Mont Kiara,
No.2, Jalan Solaris, KL
GPS: 3.174689, 101.659595
Tel: +603 6203 0830