Mars Kitchen & Wine Bar
Barring its inconspicuous façade, Mars Wine Bar is a treasure trove of wines and bubblies collected from around the world. With its founder, Nicole, slotting in an overseas excursion every opportunity she gets when not managing the busy place, the bar has become home to a variety of exclusive labels that even connoisseurs would be hard-pressed to find in Malaysia. We had the luxury of trying a couple of her finds, including an exquisite Maria Casanovas Cava Glaç, and a really, really smooth Prima Toro. Allowing us to rise above our stifling intoxication was the arrival of food on our table, beginning with a series of light bites whipped up by the amazing Chef Pedro Diaz. We first enjoyed the Pate Bruschetta, which comes in a set of five, and customers can choose between tuna, salmon, Iberico, and duck, sprinkled in black pepper and fine herbs. A simple and appetising offering that paired well with the alcohol.