Bounty is the all-day-dining restaurant at The Journal Hotel where the breakfast is also served. The breakfast spread while not extensive is of very good quality and fairly enjoyable. But Bounty is not just a cafe - but an ambitious restaurant as well - so we decided to give it a try.
The menu is not very big but whatever is on the menu looks delicious. There is a bit of Italian leaning in most of the dishes with a bit of a Spanish twist. We ordered a few dishes to share. We started with the Porcini Mushroom Soup with Parmesan Espuma. It was really rich and flavourful dish. A great start to our meal.
Our 2nd appetizer was the Stuffed Baby Squid - cuttlefish ragout, rice, squid ink with rum. It didn't look very good smothered in black squid ink - but the taste was exquisite. Another beautiful dish.
For mains we had the Oven Baked Spatchcock - with roasted vegetables and potatoes. The chicken was beautifully marinated and very tender - and the portion was very generous and could be easily shared by 2 persons or more.
The 2nd main course was the Rissoto with Fresh Water Lobster - arborio rice kimchi paste, Italian parsley and paprika. The taste was simply sensational - and this was the dish of the night.
Whoever the chef is - he or she is doing a great job. These are some of the best tasting dishes we have had in KL - even comparing to some high-end restaurants. The kitchen team is obviously very skillful and knows how to coax maximum flavours from the ingredients. Can't wait to go back and try the other items on the menu.