Saturday, June 10, 2017

MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe, Persiaran Tropicana

Coffee saloon by day, gin parlour by night; sunny before six p.m., sultry after dusk: Maze takes an imaginative Jekyll-&-Hyde philosophy to what a suave, sprawling lounge can potentially be, transforming from a brunch-to-tea, cake-&-caffeine haven into a velvet-cloaked watering hole that stylishly spotlights the old-world glamour of gin.

For an evening of drinks, Maze's unique 'gin-sum' is a fun way to bring gin enjoyment to the next level. Order a glass or bottle of gin, & add RM38 for a pushcart comprising fresh fruits & herbs, which may include the likes of grapefruit, kiwi, cucumbers, raspberries & more. Mix & match these to experiment with & enliven your gin - Sloe Gin could be complemented with watermelon, lychee & lemons, Caorunn could go with red apples, The West Wind's Cutlass with capsicum & lemons; it's a memorable method for better appreciating the nuances of gin. To that end, Maze also offers a selection of complimentary gin samplings at the counter, including Fords this month. All in all, the bar boasts over 150 craft gins for a bounty of botanicals.

Gin-based cocktails are also recommended - Maze's mixologists do a satisfying job of whipping up well-balanced beverages like the Love Potion (RM37; with house-made rose honey), a gin-based Sangria (RM30; available both red & white), Lemon-Gin Fizz (RM28), Sloe & Steady (RM28) & The Reviver (RM35; with blackberries & elderflower).

 If you need warm, savoury nourishment, food can be ordered from Maze's sister outlet, Lavo, downstairs: we're fans of everything that Lavo's kitchen dishes out, from the fiery spiciness of the deep-fried chicken wings (RM15) & stir-fried lamb sausages (RM18) to the skewered pleasures of the barbecued beef meatballs (RM12) & thigh-meat chicken satay (RM15), the sea-to-land temptations of Thai red curry mussels (RM18), marvellously moreish tempura baby prawns (RM16) & paratha-wrapped mutton varuval (RM16) to the can't-stop-snacking guilty indulgences of chicken-&-cheese balls (RM15) & truffled fries (RM12). Many thanks to Maze for having us here.

Maze 
1st Floor, Menara Lien Hoe, No 8 Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Smoking & non-smoking areas available. 
Trivia: MAZE has an extra meaning for its name; customers can enter the bar's sister outlet, CHAZE, via a discreet entrance.
Open Sun-Thurs, 10am-1am; Fri-Sat, 10am-2am. Tel: 010-311-1888


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4 comments:

  1. Nice place, lovely finger foods.

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    1. Suituapui: yep, it made for an enjoyable evening :)

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  2. Wow! I love their sofas and chairs like a typical English pubs in UK. Perfectly good for long chats and all night drinking.

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    1. Twilight Man: i think you perfectly described the feeling they're aiming for :D

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