The first thing you arrive to when you step out of the lifts at Troika Sky Dining is Claret Wine Bar. Its sleek and minimal decor by Melbourne Interior Designers Hecker Guthrie takes you faraway from the wine bars of dark wood paneling, oak barrels and used corks.
HG has put together a space of quiet sophistication and with their clever design and impeccable taste has juxtaposed a Carara marble bar, black pantry stations and grey stone floors with cool mint velvet sofas, hounds tooth armchairs and ombre carpets. Claret is an elegant bar with 9meter windows that overlook the city’s skyline and plenty of cozy nooks and corners for a person to relax with a glass of wine.
Claret brings together a curated list of wines from artisan vineyards encountered during the owner’s travels in France. Their main focus are on producers of integrity who are passionate about their craft and are committed to producing wines that express the terroir, posess purity of fruit and distinct varietal character.
At Claret you will find wines from the Loire, South West, Rhone Languedoc-Rousillon, Jura, Corsica , Alsace and Champagne. You will also find producers like Le Clos des Fées, Domaine Plageoles , Le Sang des Cailloux, Catherine & Pierre Breton, Tendil et Lombardi , Domaine Vielle Julienne, Pithon Paillé and Domaine Henry Pellé.
Claret conducts regular tastings of the expected and the unexpected. Please check their website for the latest. Troika Sky Dining, Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, KL (03 2162 0886/www.troikaskydining. com).