Hokkaido Scallop with Artichoke Soup and Truffles
The second course mirrors the conversation at the table as we tuck into Cilantro's resplendent brand of escapism, frothing in bite and mellifluous anecdotes.
Fricassée of Free Range Chicken with Maine Lobster
Chicken makes a rare appearance on Cilantro's lunch menu, and it tones down the heart-stopping violation of the schoolday Subway-and-chap-fan palate. A shade more pedestrian but at this point, the fun's shifted from the food to stories shared around the table.
Pan Fried French Rouget Fillet with Baby Squid and Rouille
The others found the fish main underwhelming and muted, compared to the glorious starters.
Roasted Plum with Vanilla Ice Cream
Sweet and tart ending, which while simple to the point of rustic, somehow spurred lunch on until around 3.15PM, when the staff had to apologetically shoo us out back to the hours.
And whaddya know? The world didn't end because of one decadent lunch, work still got done that evening, and yes, the internal time-keeper in me sulked for a bit for being ignored for those few hours, but the tramp eventually got over it. So the next chance you get, consider flipping time the bird and hit Cilantro's Friday lunch, which springs new surprises every week.
Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar
MiCasa All Suite Hotel
Jalan Tun Razak
Tel: +603 2179 8082