If you are looking for a decent place for wine party, Wine Bar at Icon City shall be topping your consideration list. The contemporary ambiance, relaxing and not crowded atmosphere, coupled with continuous playing of reposeful music provide an excellent choice for an unruffled place to enjoy a few glasses for wines, let it be for party celebrations or a chatting sessions with friends. On top of that, as a non-smoker we appreciated the fact they practising non-smoking policy in the indoor settings, though smoking are permissible in the outdoor settings.
While Wine Not offers a range of wine for your selection, why not perfect the night by pairing the wines with some delicacies to enhance the dining experience? For instances, try out the best pairing for wine - cheese platter.
The Cheese Platter (RM 35.00) is unique that the cheeses (plain cheese, cheddar cheese and smoked cheese) are fermented by themselves, which means no where else you could get a possible match of the taste. Match the cheese with the salted biscuits or the flatbread which sitting beneath the cheese. Celery, carrots, cucumbers, cherries, tomatoes and dried apricots are served altogether on the platter, providing rather balanced nutrients for the night.
Alternatively, go for a much simpler version of pairing menu - Tuna Crackers (RM 7.90), with sprinkles of fresh tuna on the salted biscuit crackers.
The carnivorous diet patrons should samples some of their Grilled Chicken Wings (RM 16.90), which comes in 4 pieces while enjoying some alcoholics drinks. It was grilled to perfection, possessing tender meat and not greasy upon serving. A light coat of honey was applied to the chicken wings to give it an aromatic scent.
For cheese lovers, pick their Hawaiian Pizza (RM 23.90) because chefs have been putting a bedding of enormous quantity of cheese together with some hams, tomatoes and pineapples. The pizza bread was made thinner so wine drinkers would not feel stuffed by it. If you are lusting for a total cheesy sensation, go for their Cheese Pizza which had only cheeses as topping.
Chicken Sausage Flatbread (RM 23.90) is another version of pizza, with the flatbread having an advantage over the pizza bread in terms of thickness by few millimeters. A strong scent of crab sticks oceanic taste is unloaded in the mouth though the name is chicken sausage flatbread. On a personal level, we preferred flatbread as it was crusty and crispier.
Smoked Duck Bruschetta (RM 16.90) had slice of smoked duck served of toasted bread. Drips of the smoked duck essence had slowly infused with the bread, thus making the bread had an elusive taste. Lean meat occupying a larger portion of the smoked duck, just in case some health conscious patrons would prefer a low fat intake for the evening.
Three different types of German Sausages are served on this platter, with the two of them differ in meat denseness while another being black pepper sausage. It was pre-sliced to make it easier for patrons to enjoy them. Chili mixed mayonnaise and tartar sauce are provided for individual choices of preference.
Wine Not also caters for birthday parties requests and they can prepare the customization such as balloons decorations, cakes and etc depending on your budget. On top of that, they have a semi-private room with drapes and a private room to cater for different functions. Well, we thought this a great place for lads and ladies to enjoy some drinking sessions and chit chatting with friends.
2A & 6, Tingkat 2 Jalan Icon City, Icon City, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Operation hours: 5 pm - 2 am (Daily)
*This article is published in Penang Food & Travel magazine.