THE WESTIN KUALA LUMPUR
On Mondays, when the whole week stretches ahead like a dreary drought, gourmet pizzas and homemade pastas sounds like a great idea indeed. Meaning 'don’t mention it!’ in Italian, Prego at the Westin is a welcoming restaurant with soaring ceilings and the glittering city skyline outside your window. They's a large central open kitchen where friendly chefs prepare your meal in full view. Good food, great wines, unpretentious family fare, Prego definitely deserves Best Italian at the Time Out food awards for a few years running. For some comfort food, contemporary Cantonese at Five Sen5es does the trick. With traditional and elegant decor, Five Sen5es has five private rooms named after five Chinese dynasties. The experienced team tailors the dishes in line with the five human senses of Sight, Taste, Scent, Touch and Sound. From delicate visual feasts to crackling pork (music to the ears), much thought has gone into the creative menu. Don’t forget their variety of teas, from herbal infused blends to rich Oolongs. Toast to the weekend with a Daiquiri in hand at Qba, home to finely grilled steaks and wines. Divided into four areas–Latin Grill, Wine and Cigar Lounge, an Island Bar and an alfresco courtyard, Qba’s menu is a reflection of what the Latin Americas is about– a melting pot of bright ingredients and vivid seasonings. That’s all very good, but at Qba, we’re here for the meat. From Angus to Wagyu and New York sirloin cuts, we say cut through the fat and go for their signature steak tasting plate for a celebratory feast. 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang (03 2773 8338/www. thewestinkualalumpur.com).