Keep things spicy this weekend and book the best view in town at Fuego, Troika’s South American tapas bar
Troika’s Sky Dining trifecta (Cantaloupe,Strato, and Claret Wine Bar) is no stranger to serving up major brownie points with the ladies, so if your significant other is looking to dial up the romance, give the latest addition, Fuego, a go. Think modern tapas, with lots of tasty light bites but with equally rich-flavoured mains as well. Meaning ‘fire’ in Spanish, Fuego is a casual South American-inspired bar that serves modern cocktails and tapas with a view that’s unbeatable. You’re literally eye-level with the behemoth that is the KLCC Twin Towers and at sunset, it is particularly spectacular.
At Fuego, it’s all about sharing and there’s nothing quite as romantic as dipping into a mortar of Super Spicy Guacamole, with avocado, cilantro, garlic, lime, red and green chilli padi, topped with Ancho chillies. Served with an assortment of crisps made from lotus root and various types of sweet potato, it’s a delightful twist on the classic tortilla chips. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as Fuego boasts chefs specifically trained in the art of guacamole-making so enjoy the variety of choices from the guacamole menu!
The food here is as rich in flavour and eclectic as the patterned tiles that you’ll notice as soon as you walk in.Simple concepts are
married expertly with the best ingredients to make something as humble as the watermelon stand out in a salad. A pretty dish, the fried Halloumi cheese drizzled with raspberry vinegar glaze balsamic vinegar and garnished with pickled tomatoes is a must-try.
While Fuego is known for its mouthwatering charcoal grilled meats and homemade peri-peri sauce, try the whole Grilled Seabream with smoked paprika Chimichurri and lemon Aioli for a change. The fish is locally caught and extremely fresh that even non-fish lovers would enjoy, thanks to the robust flavours of the Chimichurri that complement the seabream beautifully. As the evening winds down, opt for the Cookies Marshmallow & Chocolate Oreo dessert, which infuses white chocolate cream with mint marshmallow, and Rocky Road in a creation that’s a mixture of wonderful textures and flavour. Undoubtedly delightful, its quirky presentation takes it to the next level.
The drinks here as just as good, with some of the best cocktails in town. The Dark’n Stormy Rum uses homemade ginger beer and
gunpowder bitters and includes local ingredients such as calamansi and a dash of gula Melaka for a unique flavour. The vibe at Fuego is relaxed and unpretentious which makes it a beautiful little secret in Kuala Lumpur but be warned, you’ll want to make your booking at least a week before because there are only two sittings a night. We’re definitely heading back to try the Ceviche next!