Words by Ariel Chew, Photos by Zainal Abidin Othman
The classy and relaxing Mezze Lounge
At Mezze, one can be assured of a good time for the mind, tummy and soul. Tucked in a cosy corner at Damansara Heights, the unassuming looking bistro and lounge is an oasis for those who would like to kick back and relax to soothing jazz tunes while nursing a glass of fine wine amidst a quiet chat with friends.
The excellent Nuits Saint Georges Pinot Noir
Mezze boasts of an extensive wine and whisky list befitting its reputation as one of the best-stocked cellars in town. Their collection of liquor hail from France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, USA and even from new wine producers such as India, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Uruguay and Brazil.
The wines range from very reasonable selections priced below RM90 to a pricier range of vintage Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. As for whisky, Mezze’s stock includes the Lowlands, the Highlands, the Speyside, Islay and other Scottish isles.
For the hungry and peckish, Mezze, thankfully, gives equal attention to their culinary offerings which can satisfy even the most demanding foodie.
The widespread menu is as unpretentious as Mezze’s crowd and gives good value for your money. Mezze, a Mediterranean word, means ‘to share’ and the generous portions of the food underlines this well. The dishes are made from the freshest and finest ingredients and frankly, they simply refuse to be pigeon-holed. They can be anything from French-inspired Duck Liver Pate to Prawn with Curry Leaf of Thai origin, a plate of cured meats from Italy and Spain to the very American juicy Beef Burger with Pulled Pork.
Deep Fried Camembert is a feast for cheese lovers
The Jamon Corquettas is simply to die for
The Duck Liver Pate is a must-try
Yummy cheese platter excellently paired with Gewurztraminer, a fruity French White Wine
If you are stumped for choices, ask the very friendly and knowledgeable Operations Manager Sarah Kwok Lecomte for ‘to-die-for’ food selections and the charming Sommelier Sebastien Philippe Lefrancois for wine pairing and cheese recommendations.
Jazz pianist Michael Veerapen doing what he does best at Mezze Lounge
Friday nights are fabulous Jazz nights at Mezze. Expect to see the likes of the Michael Veerapen trio, Joanna Bassey and similar astounding Asian jazz greats performing live in the fully equipped Mezze Lounge located above Mezze Bistro.
The sound system is so good you can hear every tinkle Michael Veerapen’s exquisitely fluid fingers hitting the piano keys even when you are seated right at the back of the room.
Whether it’s good music, fabulous food or fine wine, Mezze certainly hits the spot.
No, 132, Jalan Kasah,
Medan Damansara 50490,
For more information, visit www.mezze.my.
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