Friday, December 3, 2010

Spasso Milano

The number of Italian outlets in KL has nearly doubled in the past two years, but there's always room for another polished establishment like Spasso, a new entry in Ampang.

Smoked duck breast with avocado & hazelnut oil dressing. Can't tell from this photo, but these were the thickest slices of avocado we've ever been offered at any restaurant. The interplay between the unabashedly creamy avocado and the juicy, savory duck was outstanding.

Zucchini rolls with gorgonzola cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil & crispy beef bacon. Sometimes, a recipe can be TOO flavorful. There's no denying this is a memorably rich combination _ the absolute opposite of blandness _ but instead of tickling the palate, it walloped our taste buds senseless with overwhelming saltiness.

Australian beef tenderloin, topped with goose liver & black truffles and accompanied by polenta & Sicilian zucchini. A handsome chunk of carnivore bait, succulent enough for us to gleefully sink our teeth into. A noteworthy bargain for RM68++.

Chianti DOCG (Placido, Tuscany). Part Two of Spasso early next week, if all goes well.


Spasso Milano,
Nihonkan Club, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
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27 comments:

  1. Four years ago, italian restaurants such as these are a rare sight. Now they are truly exploding.

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  2. Beef tenderloin + goose liver + black truffles sound good! How new is this place?

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  3. Nihonkan Club? What's that?
    (Ooooooh. That steak looks awesome)

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  4. there's so many italian restaurants around town that if i ever throw a stone randomly at a direction, i'll hit an italian restaurant. :D

    This looks worthwhile for a visit though

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  5. Yup, it does look worth a visit... prices seems reasonable too!
    Parking here shouldnt be a prob since it is in the club right?

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  6. Well, as the movie/musical says, when in doubt: Be Italian. ;)

    (Actually, I think Eat Italian would serve better here, but your readers might get other ideas, hur hur.)

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  7. That's very good. We need more Italian restaurants but hey why are all these italian outlets opening in Jalan Ampang? I don't like the traffic there.

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  8. Michelle: A good thing, thankfully ... More variety and definitely more quality =)
    Baby sumo: oh, its official launch is scheduled for later this month, just before Christmas :D
    J: it's a karaoke-ish club, with some gambling facilities too, i think... but they're kinda discreet, so shhhhhhh =)
    Augustdiners: oh yeah, by the end of next year, there'll probably be half-a-dozen more in the city center! But italian food's my fave, so I'm rooting for all of them, heh
    Tng: yep, prices are similar to, say, chiaroscuro. cheaper than il lido ... and u're right, lotsa free parking!
    Lfb: that song goes on to say, be a singer, be a lover! i think that these days, i'm a singer more than a lover though, heheh :D
    Eiling: yep, summore it's at the far end of jln ampang, after great eastern mall if u're coming from klcc ... Quite a traffic-clogged journey in the evening...

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  9. Makes one wonder which you were better at. Heh.

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  10. lfb: my skills at loving might be a bit rusty by now ... but it's like riding a bike, rite :P

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  11. So some say. I wouldn't know: I've never been out of practice... ;)

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  12. Discreet karaoke-ish club? Erm. It's not one of those where the target market is men who want "company", is it?
    (Sounds dodgy! Lol)

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  13. lfb: though in this case, practice doesn't really make perfect, does it :P
    j: heheh, it apparently draws japanese working men after office hours. i suppose some of them might be lonely :D

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  14. True. Perfection is boring. Practice, lots of it, is more fun. Hehe. ;)

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  15. lfb: hmm, too bad they don't award 'belts' in the skill of loving, the way they do for karate. i'm assuming you'd be yellow belt level ... somewhere in the middle :P

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  16. Is yellow above black? Cos if so, then ya lor. :P

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  17. Lfb: ok, we've established that u're not a student of the martial arts. Ain't nothing higher than black. Yellow is a couple of rungs below :D

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  18. Ultra-violet leh? Bet that's above black... :P

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  19. Lfb: if that's a milla jovovich allusion ... I'm not a fan :D

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  20. Hmm? No lah. It's more of a "The Colour of Magic" allusion, if any. :P

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  21. Lfb: color of magic? Doesn't ring any bells. I only know the Colors of the Wind (and I can sing with all of them too) :D

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  22. lfb: terry? actually i've never read any of his/her books :D

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  23. His. You oughta. I bet you'd enjoy his wit. :)

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  24. lfb: oh, i just wiki-ed him. so sad. he's been battling alzheimer's. after reading books and watching movies about people struggling with it, i'd consider it my no. 1 dreaded disease, sigh...

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  25. ooh chianti. One of my favourite italian wines. good choice!

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  26. eiling: heheh, yeah, it's one that i always enjoy too :D

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