It’s taken more than a year for Troika Sky Dining to clamber from conception to consummation, but this shimmering 24th-floor venue warranted the wait, kicking off 2013 with a resounding bang that connoisseurs citywide will surely hear & cheer.

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Spearheaded by Chris Bauer & Eddie Chew, the erstwhile guiding lights for Changkat’s Frangipani, Troika Sky Dining scored with a splashy housewarming soiree on New Year’s Eve, a prelude to its official opening expected by week’s end.

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For now, the linchpin of this level is Cantaloupe, Troika Sky Dining’s main hall for dining & wining. Two more under-speculation sections _ Italian supper spot Strato & watering hole Claret _ might be unleashed before January takes its leave.

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A Peek At The Kitchen’s Potential Sensibilities

Cantaloupe’s menu remains under wraps, but its Dec. 31 dinner provided a peek at the kitchen’s potential sensibilities: Fine de Claire oysters with Japanese cucumber jelly & anchovy cream; chorizo-dusted scallops with parsley foam & ancho chili oil …

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… flash-grilled red wine poached filet mignon with parsley noodles; 24-hour-cooked pigeon, chicken & foie gras terrine with pigeon jus ganache & chestnuts …

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… pan-roasted gurnard with bouillabaise croquette, marinated olives & ratatouille, as well as cantaloupe sorbet & Thai basil ice cream.

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Classic Cocktails

Classic cocktails: Clover Club, Negroni & Vesper Martini, RM30++ each.

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Troika’s triumvirate triumphant? In 2012, Acme Bar & Coffee captured Time Out KL’s Best New Restaurant laurels, while last month, Kampachi launched here to unanimous acclaim; it might be culinary conjecture so far, but Troika Sky Dining could prove this building’s crown jewel.

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Too early to plan where to usher in 2014? Probably, but here’s what might be in store.

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Location and Contact Details

Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining

Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Find: Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining’s directory page here.

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