You know, I have to say, that the F&B in Sheraton Imperial has improved by leaps and bounds compared to a few years ago, when I had the most shockingly bad buffet at the coffee house, in that era before it was known as Essence. Kudos to the F&B team for really making a 180 degree turnaround in the quality, etc.
The latest Toast in town, is a quaint little deli/bistro type outlet, tucked away in a corner of the hotel, mainly targetted at the office crowds in the surrounding area, I suppose, for a light lunch, or tea....
After a couple of botched appointments, I finally made it, at the invitation of the lovely Evelyn Koh, and Cindy, to dine with the two lovely ladies, over lunch. They must think I eat for two, coz there was sure a helluva food and those two eat like birds....not the large vulture type birds, but little sparrows...
A lovely refreshing drink aptly called REJUVENATE, a mixture of apple juice and mint. RM12-00. Actually, I simply have to replicate this at home. It is remarkably simple and tastes great.
Latte, for later....only RM5-00. Cheap hor.
Caesar salad with garlic toast –RM 12.00. Love the presentation, them little jars are so cute. Though I'm not so sure about practical wise. It would be hard to lick up all the dressing if you really liked it.
Potato, broad bean and bacon – RM16.90- Loved the potato salad. The dressing was slightly tangy, not just plonked mayonnaise from a jar kinda thing.
Braised beef cheek pie with pea mash and chips – RM20.00; there's something underrated about mushy peas. I love peas, and I also love them mashed, so this accompaniment was a boon for me. But, I have to say, I found the pastry for the beef pie a tad too thick, .... I reckon they should have just stuck with the puff pastry they used for the chicken pie...
Chicken and corn pie with balsamic marinated arugula – RM12.00 - Frankly, at this price, this dish is a STEAL!!!! Look at that lovely puff pastry, all buttery and airy. And aragula.... the BMW of vegetables. RM3.99 for 150gm in Supermarkets. Must be planted in gold.
Crème caramel ice blended – RM16.00 - For the sweet toothed. Of which I am not. Contrary to popular belief.
The cross section of the beef pie. The filling is nice, but as I said earlier, the pastry leaves a bit to be desired. It could have been a one off thing, afterall, pastries are as unpredictable as our government's stand on public rallies.
Then, a sampling of a trio of sandwiches.
Wild mushroom, cheese and walnut – RM18.00
Asparagus aioli and artichoke hearts – RM15.00
Smoked roasted salmon, capers berry, confit tomato, wild rocket and horseradish – RM24.00
I'm a sucker for croissants, and love them as breads for sandwiches, which I understand is the least healthy option of all the breads.... unless you count deep fried Chinese man taus. However, my favourite filling of the three was the asparagus aioli and artichoke hearts.
There's a nice outdoor area, and a bar for happy hours. I imagine it would be quite pleasant, in the evenings, having a tipple or two, watching stressed office workers running to catch the train.
The deli area serves take away popcorn too, which I thought was incongruous with the surroundings, but apparently office people do nip down every now and then to get some popcorn. Maybe to accompany the movie they downloaded on their office PCs.
Linzer Tart Cake – RM8.50, New York cheese cake – RM10.00,Chocolate mousse éclair – RM5.00
Another trio of a sampling platter. But really, I was soooo full at this point, even bulimia would not have eased the discomfort of having food up to the nostrils. Cindy & Evelyn must really be trying to help me keep my figure.
Actually, if I were in the neighbourhood, I would not hesitate to pop in here for a quick and nice lunch, and very reasonably priced too I might add.
Check out Eat Drink KL review HERE.