Saturday, March 5, 2011

Osteria RealBlue

Osteria RealBlue: Round Two. Earlier entry: January 12, 2010.

Returning here a year after our first visit in 2010, it was reassuring to see that standards remain high _ the same husband-&-wife team from Bologna still runs Osteria RealBlue, offering unique specialties like this scrumptious cold cut platter of venison ham, venison salami, beef bresaola & goose salami, all flown in from Italy.

Warm polenta with mushrooms. This finely ground yellow cornmeal might work better as a side dish instead of a main course; it boasts a soft, comfort foodish texture for effortless eating, but isn't incredibly flavorsome.

Homemade tagliatelle with 12-year aged balsamic & smoked duck. Recommended for customers who wouldn't mind a moderately sweet sauce clinging to every inch of their pasta.

Black truffle risotto with pancetta. Rustic-looking and aromatic, with the earthy scent of truffles pervading every grain.

Steak fiorentine. A monster of a T-bone, cooked somewhere between rare and medium-rare. Some parts were very chewy, but the rich, full-bodied meatiness made up for that.

Tiramisu, soaked with Armagnac. A paradox in a glass: deliciously light, but decadently creamy. Desserts are made fresh in-house, never stored for too long.

Profiteroles with chocolate sauce & brandy. A splash of booze makes any dessert better.

Placido Chianti (2007). A fair list of Italian and French wines is available.

Complimentary black sambuca provided a nice kick to round up the meal.

Osteria Real Blue,
Solaris Dutamas.
Tel/Fax: 03-6207-9799.
Closed Mondays.


  1. looking at ur food blog at 1AM is such a torture
    May @

  2. may: heheh, my apologies for any torment unintentionally caused :D

  3. I could not agree more with that smash of booze sentence! I mean, desserts are so one-dimensional with sugar alone!

  4. this place must be halal :) mostly beef.. but I'm looking for porcine delight!

  5. Would love to try the risotto here after reading lots of good things about it.

  6. Oh I think a splash of booze would make everything better. Pity I don't indulge more in it... :P

  7. michelle: i also like desserts scented or dusted with stuff like cinnamon, cocoa, etc :D
    leo: ohhh, looks like we forgot to order the porky items this time. actually, nope, it's non-halal. they have pork chops and more =)
    baby sumo: ya, the risotto's not bad, though this truffle version is pricey (about RM120, though that's probably because it has plenty of truffles) :D
    lfb: hey maybe a light bulb just popped in my head! malaysian hawker fare with booze-laden items! nasi lemak with red-wine-braised beef rendang. satay flambeed in cognac. ais kacang with kahlua. wheeeee! :D

  8. What's this I hear? - Ice kacang with Kahlua? Sounds awesome! :)
    (make some lah.! I'll be ur first customer!)

  9. J: the kahlua-ais kacang would be the ideal dessert after some bak kut teh simmered with beer! :D

  10. Beer-simmered bak kut teh? Man, that sounds like a dish worthy of Bavaria! Maybe a Malaysian-German collaboration? :D

  11. Lfb: why stop at German-Malaysian. I'm thinking of a ménage a trois with Japanese ... Bak kut teh simmered in Bavarian beer AND Okinawan sake! :D

  12. Oh my!
    I'm always fr Nathalies and Edi Ichi and Pink Sage and i have never visited here!
    Alws thot it wasn't interestin enough to visit since it's a bit out of the main walkway..

  13. tng: ya, the specific location and the decor aren't very appealing! but the food is definitely worth a visit =)

  14. their cold cuts sure look very good but sadly i seldom or almost never venture into solaris

  15. eiling: i like solaris cos it's less than a half-hour's drive from my office after working hours, heheh :D