Monday, September 14, 2009

Providore by Passion Foods @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL

Another porky option in Solaris....

J : "What's that? New pork burger place in Solaris? Let's go!" :)

A friend had pointed out a new-ish restaurant in Solaris so we popped over for lunch one day. We found the location quite easily - it's located in the block of shops just opposite Cold Storage:
The exterior of Providore...

Inside, the restaurant is modern yet casual, with lots of purposely unfinished surfaces (eg. concrete floor+bar top) matched with sleek white chairs and simple wooden tables:
Inside the restaurant...

The lunch time menu is bit limited, with a strange mix of lunch appropriate light meals (eg. burgers, sandwiches) with some much heavier choices (eg. meat platter) on the specials board.

That day, we started off with the Beef & Bacon Wrap (RM 20+):
The Beef & Bacon Wrap...

Simple and nice. :) The beef was tender enough, well marinated and wrapped in a light flat bread.
(Wouldn't mind ordering this again)

Of course, I had to try the Open Faced Pork Burger (RM 28+):
My pork burger...

Mmmmmmm... a chunky and tasty pork patty, served with a jiggly egg (perfect!), lightly seared bacon and veggies atop a crusty piece of bread - YUM!

A word of caution though: Another friend who went to Providore on a separate occasion said that her pork burger was a little dry.... As for me, well, I was satisfied with my burger that day. :)

When I saw the Sanbitter drink (RM 7+) on the menu, I was curious:
It's so red.... Is it glowing??...

I tend to order things just because I've never seen it in other restaurants, and most times it works out - I get to try something interesting/ different, even though it may or may not taste fantastic.

In this case however, I ended up with a tiny glass of bright red liquid which tasted like bitter cough medicine (at best). :(
(Hey, if you like bitter drinks though then this is a good choice for you, I guess)

So it's: Good selection of porky options (among other things) in Solaris Mont Kiara, friendly service and comfortable ambience BUT food is ever so slightly pricey and nothing else bad to say really... :)

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Providore @ Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL

Taste: 6
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 55+ per person
Parking: Limited ***

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
***Try parking inside the Solaris basement parking instead...

Telephone No.: 03-6203 6870
Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays,
Tues to Fri - 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm,
Weekends - 11am to late



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  1. war, uv been eating a lot of pork burgers lately hor?!

  2. hey actually they've been around for more than a year, but they haven't had much publicity. their caesar salad was fantastic in the early days (tossed with pork bacon and topped with a poached egg), but i haven't been back in awhile, so not sure if it's still worthwhile...

  3. to Cumi & Ciki:
    Guilty as charged! :)
    (What can I say? I like pork burgers....)

    to Sean:
    Well, I did say new-ish. :) :)
    (It's new to me!)
    (But thanks, didn't know they had been around for quite that long. Kept thinking they had only been opened for about 6 months)

  4. So Sanbitter's a no-no? I'm actually heading to the area really soon, I think the pork burger's the only way to go?

  5. to 550ml of faith @minchow:
    Well,... it's definately a no-no unless you like bitter drinks....
    (The pork burger's worth a try though)

  6. Cristang and now Providore??? I haven't gone to the former yet :(
    but then Mont Kiara is more accessible to me...
    I have only been to Departure Lounge in Solaris... perhaps it's time to go to new places

  7. to thule a.k.a leo:
    Well, nothing wrong with having options, right? Now you have at least 4 choices for pork burger: Cristang, Providore, Sid's or Jarrod&Rawlins....


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