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KL’s first speakeasy-style bar that specialises in the pleasures of wine, Private Room was conceived by a team of young bankers, entrepreneurs & sommeliers as an intimate space where cracking open a bottle from South Africa, Spain or France can be an affordable & fun affair. It’s a versatile destination that strives to cater to wine-drinking veterans & novices alike.

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KL’s first speakeasy-style bar that specialises in the pleasures of wine, Private Room was conceived by a team of young bankers, entrepreneurs & sommeliers as an intimate space where cracking open a bottle from South Africa, Spain or France can be an affordable & fun affair. It’s a versatile destination that strives to cater to wine-drinking veterans & novices alike.

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Wine Selection

Private Room’s shelves are stocked with a bumper crop of boutique vintages – expect more than 200 labels in the main hall, over half of which cost under RM200, ideal to browse for a casual evening with friends, or if you’re only beginning to explore the wonderful world of wine. For serious enthusiasts, there’s a premium selection stored in a hidden chiller. Whiskies, vodka, gin, brandy, rum, tequila & other liquors are also available, as are two private rooms within Private Room for group gatherings.

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Food & Wine Pairings

Seek the help of Private Room’s two respected in-house sommeliers for food-&-wine pairings – Justin Ho & Danny Tai have carved a name for themselves at Malaysia’s national-level sommelier championships & beyond, so they’re more than up to the responsibility of recommending a vibrant red to match with the kitchen’s Iberico pork collar (excellent – aromatic & succulent) or a sweetish white for the serving of fish fingers & calamari (partnered with a rich, complex mayo sauce tinged with lemon, capers, sun-dried tomatoes & porcini mushrooms). European ham & cheese platters are offered too, as are meaty mains such as an oxtail stew, chicken pot pie & rosemary lamb rack. Bar snacks cost between RM10 & RM35, while mains start at RM22

11. Iberico pork collar 12. Private Room 13. fish fingers & calamari with rich, mayo sauce tinged with lemon, capers, sun-dried tomatoes & porcini mushrooms 14. Private Room 15. European ham & cheese platters

Wine-based Cocktails

For a further dash of distinctiveness, Private Room tackles wine-based cocktails, with five confidently imaginative concoctions on the list – the Retemed Demeter (RM36; Sauvignon Blanc with blood orange, pink grapefruit & sencha-infused ice cubes), Apollo’s Precious (RM35; tawny port with brandy, Grand Marnier, Pernod, cinnamon, citrus & ginger ale), Mocking Mistress (RM35; Sauvignon Blanc with Malibu, gin, kiwi, cucumber & lime), Winter Fuego (RM40; Carmenere with whisky, strawberries, mint & lemon) & Purple Venus (RM36; Pedro Ximenez with Parfait Amour, blue gin & lemongrass) – all refreshing & well-balanced with mellow, pleasing nuances. This is an enjoyable new entry in TTDI; many thanks to Private Room for having us.

16. Retemed Demeter 17. Apollo's Precious & Mocking Mistress 18. Winter Fuego & Purple Venus

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Location & Details

Private Room TTDI

48a-2, First Floor, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Mon-Thurs, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-2am

Tel: 019-3346631

Find: View Private Room’s directory here

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  1. Jane Tang January 11, 2016 Subscriber

    Celina Ong lets go!

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