Tapas Club Malaysia, new in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Dining Loft. Founded by world acclaimed chef Jose Angel Athat and Manuel Berganza, expect this place to soon becoming one of top restaurants for Spanish cuisine in KL.
In case you are not aware, last July, there is a casual dining restaurant in Dining Loft, Level 7 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur that got fully booked out 4 days after they were opened – which is also on the first Sunday of their operations.
Hundreds plates of paellas and Iberico pork have since been churned out, along with their signature churros and cheese cake that have also earned plenty of positive feedback from the diners.
And yeap, revealing the restaurant – it is Tapas Club Malaysia, a Spanish restaurant founded by world acclaimed chefs Jose Angel Athat and Manuel Berganza, promises to bring the finest classic flavours of Spain to Malaysia.
Chef Alonso is the executive chef at Singapore’s Binomio and was hosting chef at the World Gourmet Summit 2016. He has worked with many celebrity chefs, including Michelin award-winning Sergi Arola, Francis Paniego and Spain’s most celebrated chef, Santi Santamaria.
Meanwhile, Chef Berganza is the first Spanish chef in United States to receive a Michelin star rating through Andananda in New York. He also won acclaim as chef at Sergi Arola’s Gastro and La Broche in Madrid.
Tapas Club Malaysia menu centres around authentic Spanish food from the Iberian Peninsula at affordable price, including Patatas Bravas, Roasted Cauliflower and Zaffran Sauce, Salmon Tartare, Padron Peppers, Roasted Pumpkin with Iberico Chorizo, Steamed Clams with Garlic & Parsley Sauce, Roasted Eggplant with Yougurt Sauce and Homemade Spanish Soup with Panchetta, just to name a few.
Tortilla De Patatas/ Spanish Omelette RM19
Tortilla De Patatas, a popular dish in Spain. It appears round, an inch thick, with slightly crisp, paper thin outer layer holding cubed potato and egg mixture within. Simple but so delicious! Halfway eating this we already started to discuss how to make Spanish omelette, planning to replicate it at home for our next weekend breakfast. LOL.
Patata Bravas RM19
Another potato dish, great for sharing. Starchy baked potato chunks, flavoured up with mayo and bravo sauce generously drizzled over.
Chipirones Con Habitas Y Butifarra RM27
Addictive bar snack that we could’t stop munching on. Crunchy battered deep fried baby squid, served along with Fava bean and Butifarra sausage.
Gambas Alajillo/Garlic Prawns RM26
Took a while for Gambas Alajillo to arrived at our table but definitely worth the wait. One of our favourite Spanish tapas, also the more well-recognized tapas here in KL. Bouncy shrimps, deeply coated in flavours of garlic and olive oil. Came with toasted bread for us to mop the olive oil-based sauce clean.
Pargo Frito RM29
Deep fried snapper with Aioli
Calabaza Asada con Chorizo Iberico/ Roasted Pumpkin with Iberico Churizo RM29
Calabaza Asada con Chorizo Iberico might not be eye-appealing, but was the best dish we had in Tapas Club Malaysia that afternoon. Love the roasted pumpkin locked with moisture, soft but not mushy, pairing well with Iberico chorizo that carried meaty chewiness. Recommended.
Cerdo Iberico RM55
Grilled Iberico Pork air-flown from Spain, the must have when in Tapas Club. Iberico pork is highly appreciated for their wonderful marbling, which led to luscious olive-oil like, very tender texture. Some claimed it as the pork version of “wagyu beef”. We got hooked since we first tried it, and will order whenever we are in restaurants that offered a good one at reasonable price.
Squid Ink Paellas RM78
Spanish comfort food that is hard not to love when it is cooked right! Haven’t had too many paellas as we are always afraid that it will turned out undercooked or too cloying, but Tapas Club serves quite a satisfying version. Recommended.
Churrous con Chocolate RM20
Do not leave without trying out the best-seller dessert in Tapas Club – Crunchy outside, fluffy inside traditional churros with hot chocolate dipping sauce.
Mousse De Quesocon Frutos Rojos RM28
Other than having traditional Spanish dessert as the core of their sweet treat menu, Tapas Club also highlights desserts with a twist, like Mousse De Quesocon Frutos Rojos – Tapa’s Club very own rendition of cheese cake. Doesn’t look like one but the taste convinced us. Rich and creamy mousse cheese cake, balanced up by fruitiness from berries coulis and almond biscuit crumbles. Finished with toffee sauce drizzles.
Treat yourself to a taste of Spain at Tapas Club today!
Tapas Club Malaysia
Level 7, Dining Loft,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur