I could still remember vividly the last time Chris brought me up to Luna Bar for Valentine’s Day celebration. And it was 6 years ago! Luna Bar is indeed a very romantic spot, especially for couples who would like to date under the moon & stars, overlooking the cityscape by the pool. And during that time, they also have a lounge area where it’s filled with stylish couches and chandeliers. They served mainly finger food and drinks.
Never did we know that at the Pacific Regency Hotel Suites now, one could enjoy good view, perfect ambiance and not to forget, deliciously memorable fine food! 🙂
They’ve revamped the place about 4 years ago and now, a new menu set to impress!
As you proceed your way up to the 33rd floor, you will then climb a staircase up that leads you to an absolute tribal experience in fine-dining on your right. Where else on adjacent side, would be the widely popular Luna Chill Out Bar.
Cristallo di Luna
A chic, casual western dining restaurant located on the 34th floor of Pacific Regency Hotel Suites. The whole concept is set to be elegant with its adornment of glittering crystal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling and plush, inviting furniture pieces that promise comfort & luxury. The restaurant is intimate and dimly lit so you can enjoy the night view in all its splendour.
However, we personally thought that the restaurant’s setting could be improved, in terms of furniture colour selection. The black details is a bit too overwhelming, resulting the place a bit gloomy instead of romantic.
However, the best feature about this upscale eatery is its stunning view of the KL cityscape making it “the cool place” of the golden triangle either for having an aperitif or a romantic, friendly, business dinner.
As the night progresses, step out onto their open-air sky bar area for a nightcap if you like 🙂
Thanks to Cristallo di Luna, we were able to sample some of their most favourited items on the new menu!
And also learn that there’s actually good food at Luna. Not just cocktails and bar bites.
Many people, including Chris and I, don’t have a clue that they serve proper food here until now. Oops!
You may want to start your dinner with an order of cocktails or wine first 🙂
Orange juice for me 🙂
Chris said their Long Island Tea was great!
Re-invented Buffalo Mozzarella stuffed in Roma Tomato, Pine Nuts, Arugula and Basil Emulsion – RM15
A vegetarian start, the chef thoughtfully started our course meal with a lighter dish that cleverly combines tomato and buffalo mozzarella to ignite our palate.
Warm Seared Scallops and Prawn with Ruby Red Grapefruit, Orange & Frisee Salad, Piquillo Coulis – RM30
The scallops and prawns were very fresh and the combination of flavours brought out the freshness of these seafood. Bouncy texture accompanied with hints of sweet flavours from the fruits & vegetables.
Kaffir Scented Lobster Soup with Sea Scallop & Coconut Foam – RM30
It’s definitely difficult to find a place that serves good lobster bisque, as most places we’ve tried was way too salty and empowering for us. But at Cristallo, this version of bisque that the chef prepared was just perfect. Bursting with flavours but not too overwhelming till it over-ignite your tastebuds. Haha. And with the extra texture from the scallops, they matched great.
Grilled Tenderloin of Black Angus Beef – RM80
Pommes au Dauphinoise, Fricassee of Wild Mushroom, Glazed Baby Onions, Morel Jus, Truffle Scented Oil
Perfect medium rare, tender meat that retains its juiciness. The Pommes au Dauphinoise, also known as the gratin potatoes where an elegant, light variation of the layered carbs stays together. Every bite was heavenly. With the sauces drizzled all over, mushrooms, baby onions, all these ingredients just come together so well.
Oven Baked Cod Fillet, Mascarpone and Asparagus Orzo Risotto – RM50
The asparagus is topped with Flying Fish Roe & this dish sleeps on their Saffron Butter Sauce. Another must order dish, the oven cod fillet were fresh and not overcooked. Pairing the protein with the creamy risotto underneath was very delicious.
Espresso Crème Brule with Vanilla Foam and Macadamia Ice Cream – RM20
Coffee based creme brule! And they uses Haagen Dazs Ice Cream here.
‘Teh Tarik’ Ginger Panna Cotta, Kaya Butter Toast – RM15
Malaysian fusion. The chef has been very innovative in incorporating our Malaysian “teh tarik Halia” into his panna cotta and it’s definitely our first time having kaya butter toast in a fine dining restaurant. Haha.
Chilled Strawberries, Passion Fruit & Mango Soup in Pavlova Bowl – RM20
We absolutely fell in love with the food here as they lifted up our senses, with a passionate chef that has carefully aligned his innovative dishes & tastefully blended recipes to offer an unforgettable experience in fine dining and at the same time, capturing all our senses.
Price wise, it’s not too heavy on the wallet if compared to many fine dining restaurants out there. Definitely value for money 🙂
Cristallo di Luna
Level 34, Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, (Go to Level 33 first by the lift)
Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P.Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 2332 7777
Opening Hours :
Mon – Thu : 5 pm – 1 am. Fri – Sat : 5 pm – 3.00 am. Sun: 5 pm – 1 am.