Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Garibaldi

Wrapping up our Garibaldi trilogy.
For earlier entries, click: Dec. 23, 2010 & Dec. 24, 2010.

Duck ham with traditional Romagna "gnocco fritto" (fried bread). Tender slices of meat, boasting a full-bodied _ but not-too-salty _ smokiness. The bun-like accompaniments were fairly interesting, with crisp exteriors enveloping soft bread.

Osso bucco. Braised veal & bone marrow with saffron risotto. Perhaps our favorite dish at Garibaldi, with a stunning sweetness and saporous succulence that nearly defy description. The rice could use a more potent infusion of saffron, but we still adored every bite of this.

Egg tagliolini with duck ragu, duck liver, sage & pumpkin. Garibaldi's pastas have a fresh, homemade feel, which works wonderfully with the rich, luscious sauces that seem to be a cornerstone of many recipes here.

Pappardelle with braised Wagyu beef cheek. Just like the duck pasta, this one won us over with its can't-fail combo of aromatic, melt-in-the-mouth meat and wet, slippery carbs.

Prawn & rucola pizza. Might be better with a thinner, crispier crust, but still topped with enough flavorsome ingredients to keep us happy.

Pistachio & hazelnut gelati. Mild-tasting; ideal if you desire desserts with less sugar.

Tiramisu, ravishingly presented. As good as an alcohol-free version gets, with a decadent, foamy texture and indulgently sweet notes of mocha.

Dolcetto D'Alba Munfrina Pelissero.

Laura (frangelico & prosecco) and Mojito.


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

  1. Which reminds me, im supposed to make a trip here fr the desserts alone!

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  2. Tng: ya, the desserts are decent, though I think I kinda prefer their cheese selection. So far so good, I haven't heard any complaints at all about this outlet :D

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  3. OMG. Too much delicious looking food! *hunger pangs*
    (Hmmm. The fried bread kinda looks like the fried man tao at chinese restaurants!)

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  4. My mom already agreed to try this place. :D Hehe. The gelati appeals to me. Less sugar - good news

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  5. Osso bucco - vaguely remember the last time I had that....ages ago!! Will take your word for it that it is good. :-) Your pics are making me hungry.

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  6. A trilogy? I'm pretty sure you'll do a George Lucas and make it a double trilogy at least and return, jar-jar? :P

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  7. j: hey, u're right! they were kinda like mini-mantaos! but a bit less greasy, i think. too bad there was no crab meat sauce to dip it into, heheh
    michelle: hope u and your mom enjoy it! i've seen quite a few families having dinner here actually; i guess bangsar village is family-friendly :D
    lemongrass: i remember too! it was at pavilion! but that one was rather bad. if we can compare it to char kuey teow, the osso bucco at pavilion would be like klcc's food court version, while garibaldi's is like penang road's ckt! =)
    lfb: ahh, but i must not! the lesson behind lucas' double-trilogy is that the second trilogy wasn't as satisfying as the original one. although i'll always have a soft spot for anakin's pod race in the phantom menace :D

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  8. Soft spot for Anakin's pod race or just his pods? Ahem. ;)

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  9. lfb: that sounds so wrong! especially since jake lloyd was barely 10 years old when he filmed the phantom menace. admittedly, he was cuter as a 10-year-old though (check out his wiki page for a more recent photo) :D

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  10. I wasn't thinking of that Anakin lah. The older, curlier-haired one. Hee.

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  11. lfb: ah yes, the one who has squandered his 'star wars' fame by starring in a seemingly endless array of bad movies since 2005 :D

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  12. Oh well. At least his hairstyle has improved. No more padawan-pigtail or Farrah Fawcett-ish locks... :P

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  13. lfb: u mock farrah's locks? tis bad to speak ill of the dead lah. coincidentally, my youtube obsession today was checking out vintage tv ads for l'oreal shampoos. quite fascinating over the decades. cybill shepherd, heather locklear and jennifer aniston are just some of the luminaries (with luminous hair) who have uttered the famous line, "l'oreal. because i'm worth it" :D

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  14. Mock I do not. Farrah is so dear in my heart, she's never truly gone... and hence you can't speak ill of someone who's not dead in your heart. (I win this, I think.)

    "L'Oreal. (Or rather Biotherm.) Cos I get VIP passes to their warehouse sales." :P

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  15. lfb: the logic of your argument is so confusing and bizarre, i can't imagine where to start to counter it! just like how i can't imagine how you secure those mildly coveted VIP passes :D

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  16. Aiya, it's easy. You can't counter cos I won. Accept it.

    *i win! i win! i win!*

    Ahem. And those VIP passes have extra benefits too. The looks on faces of NORMAL folks as you sashay pass them the moment you arrive while they have waited in line for a day or two is... PRICELESS. :P

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  17. lfb: bah. i'd like to say it's a pyrrhic victory (mainly cos i haven't had the chance to say 'pyrrhic victory' in months!), but i'm not sure how to explain why it's a pyrrhic victory (yay, now i've said it three times already!) :D
    eeeee, u have no empathy for the unwashed masses. how bourgeois of you :P

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  18. I only read the word "victory" three times. Hooray! :D

    Oh after the sales, they were washed lah. Probably with L'Oreal and Biotherme products. :D

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  19. lfb: i guess u're not wearing your glasses then :D
    hmmm, throughout the centuries though, unwashed masses can rarely afford bread, much less exorbitant skincare products! :P

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  20. Victory does not need perfect vision, just the scent of triumph! Muahahhaa...

    These lucky unwashed masses are in Malaysia. Life's not that bad here ma. Roti canai cheaper than bread.

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  21. Lfb: today's scent of triumph turns into tomorrow's stench of rotten fish! :D
    we must test your theory and find someone from the unwashed masses who can tell us whether roti canai really is on their staple diet. Definitely not murtabak :p

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  22. Now I really feel like going there. The food looks good but am sure the prices are even more extravagant eh?

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  23. Murtabaks also nice. But pricier lor. Maybe the somewhat-less-unwashed masses go for those. :P

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  24. eiling: yeah, a two-course meal without wine could definitely cost more than RM100 if you order the pricier items. but i guess it's difficult to find really good italian food at low prices =)
    lfb: i just woke up and am not bothering to shower. wonder whether i can join the ranks of those kinda-unwashed masses now and get me some roti telur :D

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  25. Was tempted to waltz in, but ended up at Daily Grind. Hehe .. not exactly a place for one on a dressed down attire huh?

    Though I'd consider that risotto.

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  26. j2kfm: i think it'd still be ok, since this is in a shopping mall. don't think they'd impose a dress code, but yeah, u might feel more comfy here in something 'smart casual' :D

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