The artistic and adventurous streaks in Sharon Lam are manifested in the repertoire of dishes served at Glass Tartines & Tipples located at St Mary Place, in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. A professional fine art photographer turned restauranteur, the enterprising Sharon, together with her culinary team constantly create and re-invent dishes that are unique in tastes, textures and presentation in Glass KL. Sauces, dressings, soup bases, syrups, rubs, meatballs and alcohol infusions are all made in-house using premium fresh ingredients.
From the name itself where tartines take a place of focus, it can be safely said that Glass KL is a loosely-inspired French restaurant. The menu, besides featuring the French open sandwiches, offers a bit of everything for diners. From soups, pastas to grilled meats and seafood, there’s something for everyone. Having lived in Australia for a number of years, Sharon appreciates the quality of fresh local produce and employs this approach in Glass KL.
We were at Glass KL on a Friday evening and the place was rocking. That’s because on Fridays after 6pm, there’s Sunset Sips (read: craft beers), Live Music and BBQ happening in the restaurant. We noted that diners prefer the al fresco space for chilling out and we could understand why – there’s fresh air, there’s BBQ and there’s good live music going on!
We were famished and Toasted Turkish Bread with a trio of dips of Babaganoush, Hummus and Olive Tapenade were very welcome. The thick slices of bread were perfectly toasted and went so well with the dips.
Next came the Fresh Watermelon Salad with Feta Cubes drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. We never thought watermelon could go so well with cheese and vinegar, but there it was … a refreshing salad with such simple flavours blending together in the most delicious way!
Since it’s BBQ Night, we obviously had to have that and what better way to savour the most of it than to have a Mixed Platter. Looking at the enticing plate of goodies, we couldn’t decide which piece to dig in first! The Beef Rendang Satay took top spot for us for the amazing flavours, followed by the tender Sliced Herbed Beef and succulent Squid stuffed with Cous Cous. The Orange-glazed Chicken Wings were well-marinated and nicely charred with smokiness at the sides. The prawns were fresh and bouncy – wished there was more on the plate! The chicken satay were a tad dry but the house-made peanut sauce was a good cover.
The grilled items can be ordered as single portions – take your pick – prices as below:
We tried 2 tartines and our favourite turned out to be the Fresh Pear & Gorgonzola Tartine. Just like the watermelon salad, we found that cheese really went well with fresh fruits, especially when drizzled with a truffle honey emulsion!
Fresh Pear & Gorgonzola Tartine (RM25) with watercress, walnuts drizzled with truffle honey emulsion
The Chicken Char Siew Tartine was hearty and made more appetizing with the inclusion of pickled carrots and daikon in the ensemble.
Chicken Char Siew Tartine (RM28) sliced cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon with house-made chilli sauce
Other interesting tartines on the menu which we’d love to try in the next visit are Roasted Beetroot, Rosemary Roast Beef, Baked Beef Ribs tartines.
To round off our satisfying meal, we had the luscious Panna Cotta with Mango Puree & Pomegranate Jewels.
Panna Cotta with Mango Puree & Pomegranate Jewels
Glass KL is a nice spot in the city to just chill out on wholesomely good food and endless tipples. They serve value-for-money lunch sets on working days as well and brunch is available on weekends.
GLASS TARTINES & TIPPLES
A-0-6 Ground Floor
St Mary Place
No 1 Jalan Tengah
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-11pm;
Sat 3pm-11pm; Sun 8.30am-5pm