Elements(The Grill) is situated in Trec KL, just on the outskirts of KLCC. Trec is KL’s largest entertainment and F&B hangout. A very popular, well known drinking and dining hub, day or night, very densely populated with a stunning array of bars, restaurants, night clubs and other amenities.
Just 4 KM from KLCC, Trec KL has plenty of parking once you arrive, but be warned, traffic can be quite heavy in the area most times of day and night so do allow extra time for your journey whether you are driving yourself or using Grab.
Elements(The Grill) is just one of the company’s many outlets. They are also the owners of some other well known outlets in KL and the surrounding area, such as , Le Petit Chef, which is just upstairs on the first floor, Whimsy, Plane In The City and Dinner In The Sky. All of which are renowned for their own, very unique dining experience! KL Expat Malaysia will be bringing you reviews from all of their outlets in the near future, so stay tuned!
So whether you want to have dinner or just party into the early hours, lounging around on their comfy red sofas, enjoying a drink or two. An extensive array of liquors, cocktails and spirits is available on their drinks menu. We shot a video of the outside, the terrace and surrounding area when we visited.
Elements(The Grill) is situated on a corner with a large, L-shaped, fan cooled outdoor terrace and bar, furnished with gorgeous red sofas and lush green plantations, colours which I am sure you will agree, contrast well with each other and makes for very inviting scenery indeed!
Air conditioned interior is just as plush and inviting with soft, comfortable, beige coloured seating. Tables and seating is nicely arranged to allow enough seating for all guests without invading the privacy of diners. We also shot a video of the inside.
Our Dining Experience
We arrived around 6pm and were greeted by a friendly waiter that escorted us to our reserved table inside the restaurant. There were four of us dining today and we ordered eight dishes from the food menu in total, four starters to share and four main courses.
First up were the beers and a mocktail, Toothy Fruity Dragon made with pink grapefruit, asamboi, lime, soda, monin agave syrup and red dragonfruit. Refreshing and well presented, topped with leaves of fresh mint.
Next came a couple of the starters we had ordered. A large serving of hot, freshly baked Garlic Bread and Battered Cod Fish with Homemade Potato Wedges, this consists of three pieces of deep fried atlantic cod, served with homemade potato wedges, tartare sauce, which is served separately and a portion of lemon.
Next up was the Japanese Salad with Crab Crisp, topped with deep fried crab crisp, fresh and crispy romaine lettuce, super tasty tomatoes and Japanese dressing, daikon, kyuri and nori. The tomatoes in this dish were some of the best I have tasted in Malaysia.
The last of the starters was my favourite, Smoked Salmon Gravlax with Homemade Potato Wedges, served in ciabatta style bread with smoked salmon, homemade potato wedges, capers, celery, and creme fraiche. We were now ready for the main courses!
As you would expect the four main courses all came together. Comfort Food Bucatini Duck Pasta which consists of two way duck tossed with homemade pasta sauce, green peas and bucatini pasta. The duck was very tasty and cooked to perfection!
The Scampi and Artichoke Pasta served with fettuccine, scampi, grilled artichoke cream and topped with a large, freshly grilled tiger prawn!
A soft, succulent, slow cooked Confit of Duck Leg served with a balsamic vinaigrette and pickled mustard seeds. It was obvious from the texture and taste of this dish that it had been “slow cooked” just as described in the menu.
Last but not least, the Grilled Wagyu, the most expensive dish on the menu at RM 108, but worth every cent! A 150g grilled Wagyu tenderloin steak, served sliced and cooked to your liking with Beef Jus, grilled corn and green beans. The steak was served medium-rare as we requested. As you can see it was very tender, super succulent with well marbled fat.
The food was very nice and well presented by very friendly and courteous staff. The thing that struck me about this place is that the menu is not quite as extensive as others, but simple and concise, making it much easier for the kitchen to maintain high quality standards, and they do exactly that!
You can just arrive and dine but you can also book on line via their website. Or if you prefer, you can call or email them too.
As I mentioned earlier, Elements are the owners of a number of other restaurants which we will be reviewing soon! One of which, Le Petit Chef is on the first floor of this place. Le Petit Chef with its very innovative dining experience tells the story of a small animated chef who is projected using 3D project mapping technology onto diners’ plates and proceeds to ‘cook’ their food, on their plates in front of them. Take a look at this YouTube video below which has gone viral with over 6.8 Million views on YouTube alone! We will bring you much more on this in an up coming review very soon!