Good Time and Good Food Await
BY JACQUELINE BENITA PAUL
Ate_Cetera (ATC) is a new addition to the Mont Kiara food scene which offers a fusion menu of local and western cuisines in a stylish setting. We arrived at noon and found that quite a big crowd had already occupied the air-conditioned
section of the restaurant which seats around 40 people. As we looked around, it was a surprising scene to see more people talking than being on their phones. When we were seated, we understood why. The design of the interior while stylish still offered comfort and relaxation with its use of fake shrubs that make one feel close to nature.
The menu comes with ample fusion varieties in large portions that will surely satisfy a single diner or two small eaters. The ATC Variety aptly depicts what the entire menu offers. It comes with an assortment of marinated lamb, chargrilled chicken and pan-seared salmon on a meclun salad with
a sprinkle of fried quinoa and ATC dressing. ATC won me over with the Teriyaki Trimmings that had a slice of beef slathered with sweet and savoury Teriyaki sauce on Japanese rice. The fried ginger perfectly complimented the tender slice of beef and added a hint of zestiness that was balanced out with the mayonnaise.
Food for thought is taken literally with the Musing Mushroom that let us do a little bit of work by pouring the luscious mushroom soup into the bowl from a teapot. From the Main Course menu, The Big Beef ATC is a prized dish and we understand why. Everything in between the Foccacia buns from the homemade beef patty, butterhead lettuce, friend onion rings and the medley of ketchup, mustard and cheese sauce was meant for one another.
One of the things we noticed during our visit was that most of the menu items had their own distinctive name but one, the Salmon on a Pan. Little did we know, that a dish that had such a simple name was one of our favourites during the visit to ATC. The grilled deep-sea salmon coated with the impeccable truffle lemon butter sauce was an absolute joy to consume. We were certain that most patron who have tried this dish would certainly be coming back for more.
Another reason to visit ATC are the desserts and coffee. During our visit, we had the signature Popcorn Latte that came with a cookie and topped with some popcorn. It was easy to enjoy and the sweetness from the popcorn syrup balanced the acidity
of the coffee. We would be remised if we missed talking about the Salted Egg Lava Cake that made me hoard the dish for myself even if full with all the food just consumed.
It was rich, creamy and yet light enough to finish it all by myself.
Overall, we found ATC to be a fine addition to the food scene at Mont Kiara. The menu doesn’t just offer a generous variety but there are ample portions and flavours to be enjoyed regardless of the kind of diners you are with.
V-02, External Alfresco Area At Hartamas Walk Of the Hartamas Shopping Centre,
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6203 6838