Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spasso Milano @ Pavilion

Returning to Spasso Milano's relocated branch for more porky revelry.
Earlier entry on Spasso @ Pavilion: January 15.
Entries on Spasso @ Ampang (pork-free): Dec. 3, 2010 & Dec. 8, 2010.

Prosciutto di parma with buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil & pesto mayo on grilled panini. Warm, thin & toasty, this is a richly tasty substitute for bulky sandwiches. Customers can choose from a wealth of fillings, ranging from a butcher's cornucopia of cold cuts (bresaola, pancetta, speck & more) to assorted mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini & Provolone cheese.

Saffron risotto with pan-fried Italian sausages. Fragrantly scented rice, pungently savory meat. Confident cuisine, showcasing sheer simplicity.

OK, it's not all about the hog here. One of our favorite Spasso recipes is chicken saltimbocca _ hearty fillets of surprisingly juicy meat (fowl instead of the traditional veal), its flavor rounded by a blend of sage, rosemary, beef salami & Taleggio cheese in white wine sauce.

The Tallegio cheese in the saltimbocca had us craving some more stinky sensations. Perhaps the best Italian place for fromageophiles is Bangsar Village's Garibaldi, which has some of the city's most thoughtfully constructed cheese platters.

Everything from Parmigiano with pear & balsamic vinegar reduction to Robiola Bresciana _ melted raw cow's milk cheese _ on bread croutons with hazelnuts is available here.

A tasting combo of Garibaldi's cheeses. We can never remember what's what, but there's Robiola 3 Latti (baked one-month-aged cow, sheep & goat milk cheese), alongside other varieties flavored with truffles, garlic & pepper, some supposedly cultivated near European lakes.

Getting bubbly at Spasso.

Blushing a deep red at Spasso.



Spasso Milano,
Level Six, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2148-0688
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26 comments:

  1. It was rather empty when I walked pass during lunch hour. Hopefully biz will pick up once everybody returns to work. The chicken saltimbocca looks tantalizing...

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    1. Smitten by Food: ya, I think it's offering some lunch promos to attract the afternoon crowd. Including an all-you-can-eat spread, though I'm not sure how much it currently costs =)

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  2. Hahaha.. again?
    btw .. the best risoto is actually at Ciao ..
    It is not my comment ...
    One of my director (italian) say that he tasted that d best risoto at Ciao (which is outside Italy) ........
    Cheers for Italian food......

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    1. Simple Person: ooh, i can't remember if I've tried the risotto at Ciao before. I remember their pastas are nice. Will try to head there the next time i'm hungry for risotto, thanks! =)

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  3. Is rm28++ 12-2.30pm weekdays buffet lunch :)

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    1. Su-Yee: sounds like a good deal. Thanks for the update! :D

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  4. Pork and cheese in KL city centre is simply awesome. And I supposed the wine selection is rather good as well?

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, this is probably the best wine list in pavilion. Wish they had space on the menu for cocktails too! =)

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  5. I rmbr your last post - u mentioned that it's on the saltier side..hence I hv been wary of stepping in... hehehe

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    1. Rebecca: oh ya, though the items for this entry were less salty. Maybe it depends on what is ordered, heheh :D

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  6. Ooh! I've been looking for that exact type of curtain in photos 11 n 12! I like the decor!

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    1. Rad: gosh, as usual, i don't really notice the decor until you point it out! observant again, heheh =)

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  7. The decor indeed looks pretty. Will go try the buffet one of the days as the Ampang outlet's spread was pretty good.

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    1. Baby Sumo: amazingly, i've never tried their lunch buffet before! although then again, i guess that's not too surprising, since i only have lunch once or twice a week :D

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  8. Confident cuisine? I like the sound of that. We all love chefs who are sure of their saucing, for one. :D

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    1. Kenny: i think you mean you love chefs who are surely saucy! :P

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    2. kenny: the secret is in the sauce! :D

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  9. i saw lots of people having pasta al pesto when i passed it by once. Feel like ordering it when i have my lunch there

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    1. Michelle: sounds like a reasonable choice! hope you enjoy it :D

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  10. I've been craving a good panini since I came back from Melb!! and that looks really good!!! :D

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    1. Vien: oh yeah, I was pleasantly surprised by the panini here! U're right, a good panini can be hard to find in kl :D

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  11. Didn't realize this new Spasso had pork! I'm heading there tonight, thanks for the tips on what to order. Some of that bubbly is already on the list.
    Those cheese platters from Garibaldi look awesome. Must put those on my to eat list too. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: hope you enjoyed your meal! it's nice to have an italian restaurant at pavilion that isn't afraid of serving pork :D

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  12. ooh cheeses with a good glass of Nicholas Feuilatte. One of my favourites. Good choice!

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    1. Eiling: oooh, the Nicholas Feuilatte was available in a smaller bottle, so we could still afford it, heheh =)

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