Friday, January 27, 2012

Pork Victorious @ Verona Trattoria

When Verona Trattoria opened last month, pork was a no-show. But the call of the hog is unconquerable; now, the savory scent of porcine entrees permeates this outlet.
Earlier entries on Verona Trattoria: December 29 & January 3.

Parma ham, usually served here with rock melon, but the kitchen ran out that evening & rested the prosciutto on a simple salad instead. Great to get the gustatory juices going.

Spaghetti aglio olio with fried pork belly. A minimal-fuss recipe, nicely executed. Pasta & protein make for perfect partners.

Roasted pork loin with orange sauce. Not the most tender cut, but ideal for a low-fat meal. Could even work for Chinese New Year festivities, thanks to the citrus twist.

Braised pork ribs, a sacrament of succulence, drenched in deliciously meaty gravy. With so many contenders jostling for the accolade of the Klang Valley's best ribs, Verona Trattoria's can't win, but it's in the Top 50.

Can't take pork? No fear; hop next door to Bistro a Table for Chef Isadora's latest.

Tian of char-grilled prawns _ big, bouncy crustaceans, with pomegranate for a tannic tang & avocado for a velveteen-rich creaminess.

Veal sweetbread with poached duck egg salad. We love sweetbread & we adore egg, but we very rarely experience the two together. A heavenly combo.

Baked onion with black autumn truffles, organic egg & Gruyere cheese. A robust, rustic recipe, employing ingredients with a soil-bound power to harness the rich flavors of nature.

Wrapping up with wine, finally available at Verona Trattoria at prices starting from RM80.

Verona Trattoria & Bistro a Table,
Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
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31 comments:

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    1. Hungry Female: and beef wins the silver medal! :D

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  2. Pasta + Pork Belly = Italian Heaven :P

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    1. Ulric: pasta & pork paradise! :D

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  3. Top 50, eh? Would love to see your entire Top 50 Porky Places list... properly ranked, of course. ;)

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    1. Kenny: heheh, why settle for 50. i think a list of 100 could be feasible. but a project for another time, i think. *runs off to procrastinate* :D

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  4. Is bistro a table worth the travel?

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    1. Michelle: heheh, i think it is, but i'm quite easily satisfied =)

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  5. Ooh! I remember the previous entry. They used white table clothes that I didn't like :p heheh

    Second place is definitely better looking. Those paintings/photos on the wall are certainly great! Although the place looks a bit shaded?

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    1. Rad: yay for your excellent memory! both places actually kinda make me think of art galleries & museums. but yeah, the second place is slightly more dimly lit :D

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    2. Yes it is more dimly lit... although I don't know what dimly lit means hehehehehe

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  6. Bloody hell! Pork reigns supreme now at V .. i am SO THERE!!

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    1. Ciki: i hope you have a bloody good time! :D

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  7. Oooo...many Italian places are going non halal. I like! :)

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    1. Bangsar-babe: ya, i think the current ratio in KL is still 20 pork-free italian restaurants for every one porky italian restaurant. we need a less overwhelmingly lopsided ratio, heh :D

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  8. Is the fried pork belly chewy or cut into thin slices so it's ok? Love the look of the Parma ham!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, i'd describe the belly here as meaty & fairly thick & fatty. it's firm, but not tough. the only complaint i think some folks might have is that the preparation is somewhat oily :D

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  9. Ooooo.. love parma ham with melon, but salad will work for me too. =)

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    1. Smitten by Food: heheh, i actually enjoy parma ham on pizza! :D

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  10. OOhh love the porky-licious affair! Drooling at the pork belly spaghetti now.. that looks like something that I could come up with.. if only someone would tapao some siew yuk for me :P

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, i'd certainly be happy to taste your pork belly spaghetti recipe! though i'm also too lazy to tapao, heheh :D

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  11. It's inevitable that if you're running a serious Italian restaurant that pork will always be calling you. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the sad thing is that there have been a few really good porky italian restaurants in the city over the years, but most of them have closed or gone pork-free =)

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  12. It seems that a lot Italian restaurant had mix some asian taste...
    The pork spaghetti looks good...( I had the it @ library pub b4)
    Hey I tried out the Spasso Milano n kinda OK for me..

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    1. Simple Person: oh, i didn't realize that the library has pork spaghetti. will look for it, thanks! i went back to spasso also, and it was still OK too, heheh :D

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  13. Spaghetti aglio olio with fried pork belly looks kinda fusion...but it looks good. I could do with it for a satisfying dinner with a glass of wine.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, it feels similar to the kind of recipe that vintry should be offering. very sinful, but so satisfying :D

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  14. yum yum parma hammmmmmm

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  15. Wow the tian of prawns and promegranate looks like an interesting dish. I hope the promegranate wasn't that sourish.

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, it was just the right amount and flavor of pomegranate, I think :D

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