South American-inspired tapas dining & cocktails at elevated open-air space with spectacular city views
August 20th, 2015
Superbly located overlooking the central Kuala Lumpur skyline, Fuego adds a casual Latin American vibe to the acclaimed Troika Sky Dining collective of stylish restaurants that includes the fine dining Cantaloupe, Italian restaurant Strato, and wine bar Claret. Set within an open-air space on the upper levels of the luxury Troika residential towers, Fuego draws its inspiration from the cuisines and sociable dining culture of South America serving contemporary interpretation of tapas-style dining and refreshing drinks. Consistently popular with both local office workers and visitors since its mid-2014 launch, Fuego entices as an ideal destination for relaxed after-work, or sunset drinks, and appetizing outdoor dining with delicious renditions of modern South American sharing cuisine. Taking full advantage of it’s elevated and voluminous open-air terrace space, the combination of stunning city views and Latino ethos ensure vibrant bar and dining experiences.
Design The expansive outdoor terrace on the 23rd floor features a rustic-chic decor suffused with Latin American influences such as the patterned floor tiles, and raw timber and industrial steel fixtures. Seating for around 90 guests at comfortably spaced tables offers uninterrupted skyline views, while counter dining at the open kitchen is an option for single diners.
Cocktails A Latin-themed cocktail list headlines the drinks menu at Fuego, with contemporary twists and premium ingredients elevating the inviting – and attractively priced – selection of classic cocktails. A well-curated range of premium aged rums, 100% agave tequilas, and cachaca are utilised in the cocktails, stand-out examples including the innovative interpretation of the popular Mojito that features rum instantly infused with lychee in a pressurised syphon; and Fuego’s Margarita made with Tequila Reposado, Cointreau, and charcoal grilled lemon.
Cuisine The well-constructed menu of modern South American sharing cuisine features dishes grouped under “Little Plates “and “Big Plates” categories. A specialty at Fuego is the selection of freshly made to order guacamoles – with five varieties including Super Spicy, Pickled Prawn, and Avruga Caviar that elevate the classic sharing dish. Modern interpretations of ceviche entice – exemplified by the Torched Salmon Ceviche – served with yuzu, wasabi, preserved lemon, cucumber pickle, salt foam, tequila, and red seaweed. The substantial Big Plates offer charcoal grilled slabs of meat and whole fish that are good for 2 – 3 people sharing – selections include Rare French Beef Flank, Australian Marble 7 Wagyu Sirloin, Lamb Ribs, and Whole Seabream. For dessert, Latin American favourites include the Leche Frita – deep fried milk croquettes, coconut pudding, lime jelly, and fresh mango; and the Fuego Churros – with cinnamon dust churros, Dulcey Cremeux, salted caramel espuma.
Fuego opens daily from 6 pm, with two dinner seatings – between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm – and from 8:30 pm until last order at 10:30 pm. Table reservations are recommended – while several high tables adjacent to the bar offer an alternative seating option.