So there I was last week at KLIA to check out Flight Club, the latest innovation launched by Plaza Premium Group. Located in KL International Airport (KLIA), Malaysia, Flight Club is a brand new dining concept unique to the airport environment. It's literally brand new, opening its doors to diners starting from October 15, 2015.
|Flight Club by Plaza Premium Group @ KL International Airport (KLIA)|
Flight Club by Plaza Premium Group
KL International Airport (KLIA)
Location: Satellite Building (International Departure) of KLIA, just across Plaza Premium Lounge
The brand concept, inspired by herbs and seeds, promotes healthy dining, especially when travelling, and was developed with a thorough understanding of the travellers’ needs and requirements, as well as a study of the current global culinary trends.
|Black and white themed, taking up a rather wide area space|
|Comfy, modern decor|
Located on the Mezzanine Level in the Satellite Building (International Departure) of KLIA, just across Plaza Premium Lounge, Flight Club showcases an enticing menu of western and international cuisine, with either herbs or seeds, or both, being featured in each dish.
|Relax, and dine in comfort while waiting for your flight|
Emphasis on the use of herbs and seeds, such as rosemary, lemongrass, thyme, oregano, basil, chia seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, as well as natural and local ingredients is very evident in the creation of the dishes and beverages served in Flight Club. This extols the benefits of using these versatile components whilst creating a culinary educational experience for the guests travelling through the airport.
|Dining with a view|
Informative mural boards about herbs and seeds are strategically placed within the restaurant with the aim to educate and transform the travellers’ eating habits for the better. “We believe that the healthy food journey can be a rewarding and educational one, as our guests will not only be able to experience the freshness and uniqueness of authentic seeds and herbs, but is accorded the flexibility to add these superfoods to their own choice of food or beverages” says Executive Chef, Danny Lau.
|‘Hydroponic Baby Cos Caesar’s Style’ - RM16|
Chef Danny’s recommendations include ‘Hydroponic Baby Cos Caesar’s Style’ – the classic Caesar salad with a new twist of fresh hydroponic baby cos leaves, thinly sliced beef bacon, radish, highlands cherry tomatoes topped with home-roasted chicken and anchovy. Healthy, yet with some chicken breast meat to fill you up.
|Home Grown Farmer Tomatoes - RM12|
An exotic combination of oriental flavours - Flight Club's Home Grown Farmer Tomatoes consist of a bird’s nest of papaya salad dressed with roasted ground peanut, tamarind sauce and tossed with mint leaf, this is one big bowl of healthy salad. I personally loved the tomatoes thrown in, as it was really fresh and sweet to the bite.
|Fresh Cameron Highland Tomato Soup - RM12|
Aptly named the 6degrees Fresh Cameron Highland Tomato Soup, we had this farm styled tomato soup, served with homemade calamansi sorbet for that additional tang. I do prefer my soup piping hot, being the Chinese man that I am, it was a refreshing change to have cold tomato soup.
|1824 Beef Cheek - RM42|
The 1824 Beef Cheek will appease any discerning diner; tender Australian grass-fed calf, marinated and braised in its juice with a combination of aromatic herbs resulting in a divine melt-in-the-mouth texture, served with couscous grain, buttered highland vegetables and miso gravy makes for an appetising and healthy meal at the airport.
|Grilled Sutchi Fillet - RM30|
Another must-try for all seafood aficionados is the Grilled Sutchi Fillet, comprising marinated local flounder in a secret recipe of herbs, zesty lemon juice, sea salt, and grilled to perfection. The Englishman’s Fish & Chips is also another treat – perfectly coated in multi-grain light batter, it is served with a classic apple cider and tartar sauce.
|Squid Ink Pasta - RM25|
Squid Ink Pasta - artisan home-made pasta, coloured and flavoured with squid ink, is also a favourite, while local delights include Golden Fish Fillet Vermicelli Soup – vermicelli noodles in a double-boiled premium fish stock, served with a splash of evaporated milk, topped with coriander and smoked garlic oil.
|Prawn Risotto - RM30|
Flight Club's Prawn Risotto is served with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese and a hint of lemon and orange zest. Fresh prawns were used, peeled and laid out beautifully on a bed of risotto, served in a bowl complete with tomatoes, and mushrooms.
|The Englishman’s Fish & Chips - RM26|
For those who prefer the ol' traditional fish & chips, do try out their Englishman’s Fish & Chips. River fish fillet is used, coated with multigrain seed batter, served with a classic apple cider vinaigrette and tartar sauce. Classic, yet very satisfying, especially when taken with the crispy fries.
|Interesting drink concoction|
Complete your culinary adventure at Flight Club with its signature home-made ice cream, made from local fruits and ingredients such as many flavours available, Beetroot, Cempedak, Sesame and Vanilla.
Designed after the comforts of home, this 3200 sq. feet of casual and chic dining space seats more than 100 guests and welcomes all travellers to an inviting, warm and cosy ambience as they await their flight. The natural, fresh and rustic feeling reflects our pursuit of modern leisure whilst projecting a homey and sense of well-being for our guests.
|Just me, pondering my future, over some good food|
The Bar serves up speciality cocktails and coffee, perfectly chilled beers and cold-pressed signature juices. Recommended concoctions to ward off travel woes include My Lullaby (helps you sleep easy), The C-Booster (immunity booster), Timeless (helps fight jetlag) or Go With The Flow (aids blood circulation). The dining area, sleek and contemporary in its look, boasts a buffet salad bar, a dessert display counter and a live cooking kitchen. Other specialities include all-time favourites such as the Rotisserrie Chicken, Traditional Shepherd’s Pie, Pot Roast, pasta meals, home-made desserts and signature ice-cream whilst designer wraps with wholesome fillings at the ‘Grab N Go’ kiosk are the order of the day.
The large bay windows accord guests the view of the runway and the attentive service from our friendly team associates complete the experience. Airport conveniences such as charging stations, flight information display board, TV channels, a variety of magazines and newspapers and complimentary wi-fi are available for all guests. Do remember to drop by Flight Club by Plaza Premium Group @ KL International Airport (KLIA) the next time you are at the airport for some nice healthy food.