Saturday, March 2, 2013

Food For Thought 203 - Mediteca Wine Tapas Restaurant

Mediteca Wine Tapas Restaurant is a hidden gem located at the Fraser Place, serving awesome Spanish food. I took my sister there celebrating her birthday earlier last month. It was my first time checking out this place too. The restaurant was quite quiet on a weekday night when we were there, with handful of tables occupied.  
The restaurant


 
The menus need some time to digest as it's been a long time since I last had some Spanish food. The tapas menu was interesting with quite a few to choose from (sorry the picture was very blurred so I didn't post it). The other menus were quite complete from entree to soup, main courses to dessert, wine to beer.
Entree and soup menu
Main course menu
Dessert menu
Alcohol and drinks menu
Alcohol menu
Let's talk about the food... First up was the complimentary bread. They were good but I hated the spray bottles that they used for the vinegar and olive oil which leaked all over my fingers.
Complimentary Bread

The Spanish red wine, Nero D' Avola was quite smooth and easy to drink. The restaurant also serves water free of charge.
Spanish red wine for RM20+

Happy birthday to my lil sister!
I'm loving my red wine
We picked the 3-in-1 Fried, Braised and Sauteed Baby Octopus as one of the tapas for the night and they were absolutely delicious. Another good thing was that the portion was pretty generous too.
Fried, Braised and Sauteed Baby Octopus for RM18+
Braised Baby Octopus
Sauteed Baby Octopus
The other tapas we ordered was the Casserole of Stewed Beef Cheek which was my favourite dish of the night. The beef was so tender and the gravy tasted so heavenly I couldn't get enough of it. It was the perfect tapas to go with the bread too.
Casserole of Stewed Beef Cheek for RM20+
Our main course was none other than the seafood paella which came in big steel pan. It was very fragrantly cooked to perfection with the creamy rice and seafood all blended nicely together. However, I did find the portion was a little too small for 2 person's order. The layer of rice was just too thin and the seafood was so much more than the rice. Thus, the 2 of us had no problem of clearing the plate in less than 15 minutes.
Seafood Paella for RM75+
Empty plate soon after
Last but not least, we ordered the Banana Fritter with Banana Toffee and Vanilla Ice Cream as our dessert just to taste. It didn't disappoint although the serving was still on the small side. But then again we had too much food for dinner and I didn't mind to have less for dessert.
Banana Fritter with Banana Toffee and Vanilla Ice Cream for RM20+
Complimentary Limoncello at the end was a really nice touch
The kitchen
Overall, it was a lovely dinner at a really tastefully setup restaurant. The food was really good if you don't mind to pay for some of the relatively small serving dishes. I wish they would serve Sangria on their drink menu as it was such a popular Spanish drink. Still it is a good place to chill and hangout with friends right in the middle of the KL city center, because after dinner there are plenty of party places around within walking distance... 

Address: Lot 163, Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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