Alexis Bistro @ The Gardens, Mid Valley CityJune 19, 2008 | 18,300 views
But of course, this blog aims to please the inner foodies in everyone, NOT rants on political matters. Blogs of political nature are ample enough to go around in the blogosphere for years to come, or possibly until the next election. Hehe ….
Searching high and low for a spot for tea break, we were torn between Cova, Alexis, SBread and Nyonya Colors. Nah … Drop the last one. Over-rated pricey nyonya kuih. (Flamers still welcomed. Fanboys anyone? =P) Ended up at Alexis on 1st floor of The Gardens. Pretty easy to locate, though hidden in one corner.
The place was strangely quite empty. But it was a weekday’s evening, after all. Ushered to a corner and seated. The ambience exudes a cool, cozy, and modern aura at the same time. Perfect for a chattering good time. Walked over to the cakes counter, picked 2 slices and whipped my tool out. My phone, I meant. Hehe …
I was snapping at the wide array of cakes at the counter, when I noticed the waitress whispering to another. Then as I was about to shoot the beautiful wine display rack, a waitress warned me not to, as it’s in their ‘policy‘ not to let customers take photos, and I’d have to request permission from their manager. Huh? WTF …. I explained that I was snapping the photos for personal use, nothing more. Still she insisted that I talk to the manager first.
Ridiculous. To sum up my feelings at that moment. What if I’m celebrating a birthday/anniversary at that time, and cameras are clicking away, as expected. Must I put my hands up (ala primary school students) and apply for a written attestation? Not one to create a scene, I retraced my steps and waited ‘eagerly‘ for their prized desserts.
The meringue cake fared better IMO, as the abundance of macadamia nuts did the trick. The black and white chocolate cake sucked, big time. To pour salt to the wound, that was a recommended item by the guy manning the counter (who BTW, was not fluent at all when suggesting recommendations). Plain water was NOT served, until we requested for them, although the bunch of waiters were chatting away near the counter. And don’t even wish for them to refill your water without prompts. Yeah, and service charge is 10%. Go figure.
Location : Lot F209, First Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City. Tel : 603-22872281.
Other branches at Bangsar Baru, Bangsar Shopping Centre, and Ampang’s Great Eastern Mall. For more info, click HERE.