Alva KL, located at Ascott Star KLCC, is the latest rooftop dining spots that features some of the best views of KLCC.
The restaurant is officially on floor number “99”, but curiously is also a level above 56th floor, so nope, you don’t look down at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, but rather at an almost equal level.
Featuring a full bar, Alva KL offers a good selection of cocktails and mocktails for your pleasure, the former may even enhance the already spectacular view. Having tasted four of these drinks, I can attest the skills of the bartender lived up to the height of the bar.
Similarly, the review menu we sampled did not disappoint.
We started off with nachos and truffle chips, these were ready-to-party, dressed up versions of potato chips that went well with the cocktails. Seafood were represented well in the menu, we tried the Atlantic Miso Cod that was served in lotus leaf with a bit of ikura on top, a marriage of East & West. There’s also those perfectly seared scallops and expertly grilled Tiger prawns with Cajun butter that reminds me of the Southern states in US.
From the farm there’s the Australian Short Ribs with ponzu & fried jalapeno, a recipe with Japanese & another Cajun influence, and Chicken Croissant Burger with French butter and spiced chicken. “Fusion” has perhaps garnered an unfair negative connotation over the years, but the dishes here can be described as such, and in a good way.
For dessert lovers, the Star fruit Mille-feuille & Above the Cloud Tiramisu should definitely satisfy, but a word of caution, don’t take too much time for photo taking lest you want the cold desserts to start melting!