Thursday, December 23, 2010

Garibaldi

Garibaldi brings tantalizing Italian flavors to Bangsar Village, offering two separate menus in one venue: the ground floor lounge provides simple pizzas, pastas and snacks, but serious diners should head upstairs to the main restaurant, where the real culinary action happens.

Cheese-scented bread with Italian extra virgin olive oil. Opening night at Garibaldi's restaurant ran like clockwork, with the kitchen and service teams working with professional precision to ensure that six tables of customers enjoyed satisfying dinners.

The season for white Alba truffles isn't over yet, so there's still time to sample decadent delicacies such as poached eggs with these fragrant fungi (RM108++ per portion, comprising three grams of shaved truffles).

Break the yolks open, and voila! Sinful, seductive sumptuousness ensues.

Pumpkin & potato gnocchi with walnut & gorgonzola cheese sauce. Addictively flavorsome, blending sweet and savory sensations in every bite. Irresistibly light too, free from the stodginess that afflicts gnocchi at so many outlets.

Desserts are worth checking out. The mille foglie proved to be a competently executed concoction of crisp puff pastry layers with thick custard cream & raspberries.

Cassata (Sicilian ice cream cake with berries). A chilled-out finish to a cool meal. Unlike the original Garibaldi in Singapore, however, there's no pork served here.

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Santa Margherita. A staggering selection of wine & champagne is offered, probably the best (but priciest) range in this part of Bangsar.

Evita (vodka, midori, orange juice, lime) & Sade Limonade (Scotch whiskey, midori, ginger beer, apple). Lotsa creative cocktails are available too.

Garibaldi,
Bangsar Village, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 2282-3457
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18 comments:

  1. Mmmm-MMM. Looks very promising, despite no pork.
    (Oh man. The truffles and egg look really awesome.... *drool*)

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  2. So this restaurant is from Singapore as well?

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  3. what? no pork??? guess that they want to tap the Muslim market as well!

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  4. You had me at truffle egg. How I wished I had a fatter wallet!

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  5. J: yeah I wish I could have poached eggs with truffles for brekkie everyday. Sigh! Yep, too bad there's no pork, since their Singapore outlet serves a suckling pig dish :D
    Michelle: ya, the Singapore one has been around for a few years, and it's been well-praised. I've never eaten there, but their menu is online =)
    Leo: ya, I guess they would be losing out on business from some potential customers if they served pork (though if I recall right, there weren't any apparent Muslim diners on their first nite) :D
    Bangsar-bAbE: ooh, they also let you choose whether you'd like those eggs poached, scrambled or fried. i imagine poached is the way to go though! =)

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  6. Is that all u ate? I would have thot u ordered everythin off d menu heheheh.. Leonard said u did ! ;p

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  7. tng: there's more to come! part two, very soon :D didn't have time to write the descriptions and upload all the photos into one post, heheh...

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  8. so is this restaurant anyhow related to the Garibaldi in Singapore?

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  9. The poached egg dish reminds me of the one I had in Senses recently - the construction was about the same...poached egg with shaved truffle, and it cost us RM88 less 50% (from the Hilton card). It was also very good there. Must try Garibaldi soon.

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  10. eiling: yeps, we're enjoying yet another spin-off from a singapore success! kinda like how il lido and brotzeit both also originated in singapore :D
    lemongrass: oooh, i would have imagined that senses would try to put a few extra unique touches on it. but yeah, a simple runny yolk and white truffles combine so well on their own already. can even make at home, rite (if you have a fresh white truffle)!!! :D

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  11. LL: bring me along. I've been a good boy all year. I deserve some santarina love. La la la...

    Sean: Actually, you think i can recreate the poached egg dish at home? Half boil egg and shaved "tung ku"?

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  12. qwazymonkey: heheh, yeah, frankly i love a runny egg yolk even more than i love truffles! but since we can get poached eggs all year round, but not white truffles... :D

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  13. Them must be the most expensive eggs in KL! I got Devil all goggle-eyed over the pricetag till I told him it came with, oh, some white truffles... :P

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  14. lfb: *waves to devil* but damn those truffles! those eggs should only cost like 50 sen on their own, rite ... maybe it'll be cheaper in the long run to buy a pet puppy (a terrier or something) that can sniff out subterranean mushrooms for me :D

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  15. Haha, subterranean mushrooms available locally would not truffles make, I believe. :P

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  16. lfb: if my terrier digs far enough underground, he might eventually hit italian soil :D

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  17. how much is it to dine here? :)

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  18. augustdiners: to be safe, at least RM100 for a three-course dinner (not including wine) =)

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