Friday, May 06, 2016

Huckleberry After Dark

Huckleberry, such an interesting word...It's actually a berry, lots of it in Montana, I've even had the jam before....So to some it's a berry... Then there's Moon River, my Huckleberry friend....unless he was implying his friend was a fruit,...but apparently it refers to someone who's been your longtime friend, also reminiscent of the carefree days... then there's Huckleberry Finn, that famous character spawned by Mark Twain.

Circa last year, at the corner shop in Plaza Damansara where the Moon don't shine no more, lies Huckleberry Food & Fare, which for the longest time, baffling me, closed its doors at 6pm sharp.  Such a travesty, I thought, to let such premises go to waste at night...

And next thing I know, lo and behold, I get an invitation to Huckleberry After Dark.... Kinda like Princess Fiona in Shrek, who at sunset morphs into something else.  

So, basically, the place is now open at night, with cocktails and burgers, and lots of pub like food, and .....COCKTAILS, my least favourite drink in the world.  But they do have other stiff drinks too, phew.  Okay I actually lie, I don't mind cocktails, but I generally find them a waste of calories since the sugar content is usually very high.

However, that did not stop me from having some fun at the various counters set up at Huckleberry After Dark (HAD from now on), and mixing my own cocktails, and dramatically cutting down the sugar.  The stations all had the ingredients ready on hand, with a bartender to assist and guide.  As it was predominantly a media event, the theme was "hands on, make it your own partay".

Some fancy smancy apparatus set up, I can only hazard a guess that this copper implement is used to make cappucino in the old days..... for rugby players.

One of the guest trying her hand at the Minion station, which had Captain Morgan rum as the main ingredient.

Whisky sour, more my thang, but there was a long queue for this, so I decided to try my hand at the Mint Julep

That's me..I used to be a fan of Maker's Mark Bourbon years ago, but in my old age, I find bourbon on it's own a bit too harsh for my flailing liver, so using it in the Mint Julep Cocktail was an ideal solution.

The Mixologist was on hand to guide me through every step of the way....

This being the first dish that was served, was a welcome respite from the constant flow of cocktails on an empty stomach.  Beef Tacos, which I thought were rather delicious.  Tender pieces of beef which was almost like pulled beef.

This handsome sized wiener slathered in macaroni and cheese.  The sausage was plump and juicy, though I personally don't care much for mac and cheese, but they also have the coney dawg option.

I loved the Guacamole, and I would be quite happy sitting at the bar chugging their Pitchers of a less sweet cocktail and munching on this.

This was a Korean styled fried chicken, but the kimchi sauce was just too overpowering.

I always prefer savoury waffles, so this is right up my alley, Fried Chicken With Waffles.  Great sharing platter over drinks.

Their signature chocolate fondant.  Fudgy chocolate cake with flowy molten chocolate ganache somewhere beneath....great if you're a chocolate lover.

According to Natasha, the Project Consultant

According to Natasha, the Project Consultant (Back row left), "we have worked hard in wanting to deliver this streetfood truck experience to you, alongside boozy goodness to bring you a well rounded, relaxing experience, where comfort satisfies your belly"

So if you're looking for a late night spot with lots of pub grub cum street food kinda thing, with spirit spiked milkshakes, check out Huckleberry After Dark

2G&4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2
Plaza Damansara
Damansara Height
Tel: 03-20987983


KY said...

Does look more like an alchemist's shop isn't it?

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