QBA IS NOW 12 YEARS OLD AND SINCE DAY ONE WHEN IT OPENED WITH THE WESTIN KL TO WHICH IT IS ATTACHED, IT HAS GARNERED A NEAR CULT FOLLOWING. AND FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS.
Qba is hip and happening and is KL's first, only and best Spanish inspired restaurant, lounge, bar and disco rolled itno one! Upstairs is fine dining and cigar divan and lounge plus bar while downstairs is also bar, lounge and club for dancing the night away! There is also a charming outdoor courtyard reminiscent of Spanish tavernas and Cuban hangouts.
Qba is also one of the few watering holes with direct, open access to Bukit Bintang and Jalan Bukit Bintang so you can bypass the lobby of Westin hotel altogether.
The full name is Qba Latin Bar and Grill and exudes old Havana and Ernest Hemingway should feel right at home here. Of course one does not equate evil communism with hedonism and drinking and fine food but Cuba has always exuded a powerful allure for those who yearn for the good old days when Jack Kennedy was president of USA and ushered in what many called the New Camelot.
Qba continues to pull in the crowd with its stunning olde worlde decor found in classic Spanish villas and haciendas and even the paint on walls are artistically faded and shaded to make it appear aged! It is like old Granada all over again!
My favorite is the larger than life statue of an angel standing on alcive looking down on the merrymaking. Spain, Latin America and Cuba are Catholic to the core and angels, cherubs and saints play a big role. Since I am a living divinity with angelic disposition and dainty, saintly demeanor this statue would be right at home in my palatial condo but Westin is not selling it as yet.
Meanwhile, Qba has a MIGF Menu worthy of the angels under the ministrations of Chef Alfredo Hernandez and Director of Kitchen Rudy Junaidie.
RM 380 NETT WITH WINE
RM 220 NETT WITHOUT WINE
THE WESTIN KL
199 JALAN BUKIT BINTANG, 55100 KUALA LUMPUR
MAURICE VAN WIJK DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES, SEXY STAFF, KO VAN DEN HIL GENERAL MANAGER OF WESTIN KL AND ANOTHER PRETTY STAFF
KO VAN DEN HIL AND YES, KO IS HIS REAL CHRISTIAN NAME AS I INITIALLY THOUGHT HE WAS A CHINK WHO HAD UNDERGONE MASSIVE PLASTIC SURGERY TO LOOK LIKE HIGH CLASS MAT SALLEH WITH DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND DATO AHMAD NORDIN ABU BAKAR
DATO AHMAD NORDIN ABU BAKAR AND DATIN SARAH ABDUL LATIFF OF SURIA SYNERGY
I HAVE DISCOVERED THE FUTURE MISS MALAYSIA
DATIN SARAH ABDUL LATIF AND DATO AHMAD NORDIN ABU BAKAR OF SURUA SYNERDY
PUAN SRI SYLVIA AND TAN SRI OTHMAN MARICAN
JASLENA AHMAD AND RAZMAN HAFIDZ ABU ZARIM OF NORUSH SDN BHD
DAT AHMAD NORDIN ABU BAKAR POSING ELEGANTLY BY QBA'S FAMOUSLY CURVACEOUS BAR
DATO AHMAD NORDIN ABU BAKAR ALSO APPROVES OF MY CHOICE TO GROOM THIS WAITRESS TO BE THE NEXT MISS MALAYSIA
LOVE THE FEMININE SHAPE
PUAN SRI SYLVIA OTHMAN, TAN SRI OTHMAN MARICAN AND KO VAN DEN HIL
DATIN WINNIE SOPHIA LOW AND PUAN SRI SYLVIA OTHMAN
YM TUNKU DATO JOHANEZTUNKU ANNUAR, DATIN SARAH ABDUL LATIFF, DATO AHMAD NORDIN ABU BAKAR, DATIN WINNIE SOPHIA LOW JOHANEZ, PUAN SRI SYLVIA OTHMAN AND TAN SRI OTHMAN MARICAN
BRIAN THAM OF WATATIME AND VANESSA BEH OF LEOCO INDUSTRIES
BRIAN THAM AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
NICHOLAS BLOY OF NAVIS CAPITAL, JUNE LEE AND VIJAY VIJENDRA SETHU OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
VANESSA BEH AND BRIAN THAM WERE THE BEST LOOKING, BEST MATCHING AND MOST GORGEOUS CHINESE COUPLE
ENJOYING THE GOOD LIFE AT QBA
GENERAL MANAGER OF WESTIN KL KO VAN DEN HIL FOUNDER AND OWNER OF MIGF DATO STEVE DAY AND F&B DIRECTOR MAURICE VAN WIJK
SHUHAINIE SHAMSUDIN, AMIN DATO ABDULLAH AND DATIN SU DAY
THESE 2 LASSES ARE SELECTED BY DATO KEE HUA CHEE TO BE GROOMED TO BE THE FUTURE MISS MALAYSIA
WITH MY GROOMING AND MAKE-UP, THEY ARE STUNNERS AND WILL BE SERVED INSTEAD OF SERVING
AFTER THEY WIN THE MISS MALAYSIA TITLES ONE AFTER ANOTHER (I MAKE SURE THEY DON'T COMPETE IN SAME YEAR) I WILL SELL THEM TO HIGEST BIDDERS
CLAIRE LEE BLOY, BRIAN THAM AND VANESSA BEH WITH HOT CLEAVAGE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE IS SUPER SEXY BEYOND COMPARE SO NO NEED DESCRIBE HIM
MOST IMPORTANT GUEST WAS Y.A.M TUNKU DARA TUNKU TAN SRI NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR, ELDEST CHILD OF THE 10th KING OF MALAYSIA
YAM TUNKU DARA TUNKU NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND DATIN SERI MANEESAH TUNKU ISKANDAR
GO, KO, GO!
KO VAN DEN HIL WELCOMES GUESTS
YM TUNKU DATIN MIRATUN MADIHAH TUNKU MUDZAFFAR AND ROCIO BELTRAN
ROCIO BELTRAN FROM COLOMBIA AND HUBBY
JAMES BELTRAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF MELEWAR HOLDINGS
LOVE THIS ARCHANGEL!
AS THE FACE IS SIMILAR TO HIS
THE ANGEL'S FACE IDENTIKIT TO DATO KEE HUA CHEE
NICHOLAS BLOY AND CLAIRE LEE BLOY ARE THE MOST GORGEOUS, GLAMOROUS AND GLITZIEST MAT SALLEH/CHINESE COUPLE IN THE WORLD
CLAIRE LEE BLOY AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE MAKE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE BUT JESUS AND BUDDHA DECREED THEY ARE NOT MEANT FOR EACH OTHER IN THIS LIFE
ELEVATED VIEW OF GUEST
BACK TO CUBA
YM TUNKU ISKANDAR TUNKU ABDULLAH, DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND PUAN SRI SYLVIA OTHMAN MARICAN
YM TUNKU DATO JOHANEZ TUNKU ANNUAR AND DATIN SERI MANEESAH TUNKU ISKANDAR
JASLENA AND DATIN SARAH ABDUL LATIFF OF SURIA SYNERGY
CHEF AT WORK
ROCOTO SEAFOOD CHOWDER SOUP
REAL, PROPER, SOLID KNIFE TO CUT MEAT EASILY! MOST RESTAURANTS DISH OUT BASIC KNIVES MEANT FOR BUTTER MORE LIKE
SOURSOP SORBET !
LOVE THE PRESENTATION!
I DISMANTLED POOR JONATHAN
STILL NICE WHAT
RED MULLET WITH EDIBLE CRYSTALS
CHEF RUDY JUNAIDIE WITH REG
HAPPY TO COOK FOR US
BEEF EYE FILLET AND WAGYU CHEEK SLOW COOKED IN CARMENERE
OREO COOKIE CAKE WITH CARAMEL ICE CREAM
DATO STEVE DAY INTRODUCING THE CULINARY TEAM AND SERVICE STAFF OF QBA
WONDERFUL MEAL!WORLD CLASS
YANG AMAT MULIA TUNKU DARA SPOKE ENTHUSIASTICALLY
WELL DONE, GUYS
GO, KO, GO