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One little perk being a food blogger is that every once in a while, I get to sample the lifestyle of the slightly more privileged. Last Wednesday was one of such occasions, I was invited to a dinner at Opus Bistro hosted by Millennium Associates and Pernod Ricard Malaysia.

While having attended a few of their Friday wine lunch series, this was the first time I attended such event for dinner. Lunch with wine is always a bit of a compromise between how much one can eat, the weather, and the level of influence you are comfortable with while the sun is still out. No such restraints for dinner, which was what made this event even better.

Opus Bistro with Montana wine

Opus Bistro is located at Jalan Bangkung, a part of Bangsar (actually Bukit Bandaraya) that doesn’t challenge your sanity when it comes to looking for parking space. The restaurant is simple yet posh, an ambiance fit for the cuisine it serves.

While waiting for 7:30 pm dinner to start by our standard Malaysian lag time, we indulged ourselves with some asparagus smoked salmon roullade canape (a fancy way to say rolled up food) and Montana Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2007. I wans’t complaining, it was a good start to the evening, my taste buds agreed.

homemade ravioli porchini in wild mushroom sauce, sauvignon blanc & pinot noir
scampi lettuce green cappucino in tomato broth, raw tuna carpaccio with caviar

By the time our first dish, the lovely scampi in tomato broth is served, it was already 8:30pm. Malaysian timing does not spare anyone. While the scampi isn’t exactly lobster, it did not disappoint, I especially love the savory broth.

Next up was the marinated albacore raw tuna carpaccio that comes complete with caviar, soy chili, and aragula (rocket salad). I tasted a hint of truffle oil in the marinate, and the tuna was fresh, smooth, and tasted awesome. I was more than happy when Suan gave me most of her portion since she doesn’t exactly eat raw fish.

Those two dishes were paired with Montana Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008, white wine with seafood, never goes wrong.

The homemade ravioli porchini in wild mushroom sauce didn’t taste too wild, the walnut did not stand out either, but the truffle oil, ahh, that really gives this dish a very distinct class. I loved it. We had the Montana Reserve Pinot Noir 2006 with it.

marinated wagyu skewer, Montana terraces pinot noir 2007
fillet of carribbean red snapper with poached scallop , cheese platter and fruits

The forth dish was fillet of caribbean red snapper with caramelized port sauce accompanied by poached scallop. I thought the fish was alright but not particularly special, perhaps overshadowed by the previous dishes. The scallop was fresh and sweet though.

We switched to Montana Terraces Pinot Noir 2007 for the next dish, the marinated wagyu (marbling no. 7) skewer. Using wagyu beef of this quality on a skewer is perhaps a bit of a luxury, but none of us complained. I could have easily consume another portion if it was presented to me.

Finally, we had cheese platter with fresh fruits to conclude dinner. Aged cheddar, goat, gorgonzola, and my favorite – brie. We switched Montana Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2008, the sweeter green grapes compliments the cheese well, we were well satisfied.

Sue Lynn, Suanie, KY

This event cost RM 150 per person, with the excellent foods at Opus and free flow Montana wines, I’d say it is quite a good deal. I met Sue Lynn of bangsarbabe for the first time, and had the opportunity to catch up with familiar faces I haven’t seen since last Friday Wine Lunch. It was a lovely evening.

I need me some grapes now!

Opus Bistro
67, Jalan Bangkong
Bukit Bandaraya
59100 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.138116, 101.669197
Tel: 03-2092 4288

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Discuss : Opus Bistro at Bangsar with Montana Wine

  1. foodcrazee

    Nice . . .marble no 7 ok lor . . .not too worry how they serve. .skewers or not so long as it is delish. . .damn nice to be fehmes. . .free makan everywhr

  2. was a lovely dinner, thank you for taking me along 😀

  3. foodcrazee,
    yahh it’s quite nice! 😀

    thank you for coming along 😀

  4. thank you for coming and the post 🙂 i lub it.

  5. Mellissa

    Mmmm I like Opus! My Mom’s office used to be right on top 😀

  6. What’s better than free flow of good wines! Haha. Thanks for the review.

  7. rachel,
    thank you for having me!

    ooo, yaa it’s a very nice restaurant. 😉

    Hahah true that true that.

  8. Lyrical Lemongrass

    Wah your pictures are gorgeous, handsem! Sounds like a lovely evening out. 🙂

  9. nice food & wine after all day at work… what could get better than that???

  10. i love the pouring wine shot! i think montana wines will be damn happy with ur post;) see ya 2mro!

  11. Lyrical Lemongrass,
    waaa, such compliments!

    Precisely! 😀

    Hehehe ok see you tomorrow!

  12. ooh i’m very interested in the cheese platter! looks good… yum yum..

  13. Nice piccies! Your ravioli looks SOOO much nicer than mine. Mine looks like a splodge. =P

  14. tuna carpaccio should be awesomesauce. nice pic btw.

  15. eiling,
    Yes very yums!


    thanks thanks, hahaha maybe i stole yours 😛

    Oh it was!

  16. bah, was invited for this but couldnt make it. dam! looks great.

  17. fatboybakes,
    you missed out big time!

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  19. suzannelsoo

    hey KY, went to OPUS last month, had a great time! thanks to your recomendation dude! if u guys there,make sure to have the wonderful mr.pradip to serve you, heis fantastic, took care of our needs frm the momet we walkd in til we left!

  20. awesome bro, montana rocks!

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