Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mezza9 @ Hartamas

A reasonably nice-looking outlet with the potential to become a hip Hartamas hangout.

Mezza9's food is fairly enjoyable, running the gamut from European to Asian fare. The paella (about RM25) might be served on a white plate instead of a black pan, but what matters is that it's full of both seafood and flavor, brimming with fresh prawns and mussels.

Creamy spaghetti (about RM50), somewhat overpriced, despite the undeniable wealth of smoked salmon, scallops and roe.

Desserts are worthwhile. The lemon tart with cream chantilly (RM15) tastes surprisingly better than it looks, thanks to a freshly baked feel and a subtly tangy complexity of flavor.

And it was all orange: Steamed orange pudding with orange fruit segments and orange sauce. Warm comfort, well executed.

Profiteroles (about RM18), one with chocolate ice cream, the other with vanilla.

Mezza9's London-trained chef has worked over the years in KL restaurants like Sentidos Tapas and Flamenco; his experience shows.





Mezza 9,
Glomac Galleria, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Open for dinner, except Tuesdays.
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24 comments:

  1. yup I agree with you that the Creamy spaghetti is really over price...
    and the Profiteroles looks very delicious...

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    1. Simple Person: yeah, i think RM30++ would have been a more acceptable price, though i guess it can be argued that there was a lot of seafood on the plate =) yeah, all the three desserts were really, really good. fresh-tasting profiteroles :D

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  2. RM 50 for the pasta? WHAT DID THEY PUT INSIDE?

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    1. Michelle: several bouncy scallops, some slices of smoked salmon and a sprinkling of lumpfish roe =)

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  3. HOLY MOLY O.O that's a lot of money for that pasta! I'm not stingy but I wouldn't pay that much! :P

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    1. Vien: yeah, i was expecting more from that pasta too. on the bright side, the seafood in it was fresh and tasty, heh :D

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  4. I had salad for dinner and now I'm craving for some carbs, the paella looks good!!

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooo, i'm always in the mood for paella :D

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  5. The paella is reasonably priced, I see prawns and mussels. And yes, the desserts look promising.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, there's also a paella portion size for two people that costs about RM40, but i think the one-person size is enough for sharing =) ya, apparently the chef trained at a prestigious pastry school in london. i'd return here for desserts! :D

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  6. the pasta better be tasty....paying the price just for the scallop and salmon slice is not worth it if these ingredient did not blend well into the cream sauce and spaghetti...

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    1. Cindy: heh, it's an ok pasta. I think I'd rate it a 6/10. But ya, maybe I should have ordered some of the cheaper items instead. The menu is quite wide =)

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  7. The steamed orange pudding sounds good, tastes sour?
    What asian dishes do they serve?

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    1. CK: ooh, not sour, luckily. more like a soft, sweet mandarin orange fruit :D oh, the asian dishes will be served during lunchtime, when they start opening for lunch soon. not sure what, but i guess noodles and rice :D

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  8. Hmm..seems like the paella is more value for money than the pasta? And was it RM18 for 2 profiteroles? Or just one? lol

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    1. Drops of Contentment: yeah, the paella was actually very reasonably priced. and it tasted good! :D heh, it was RM18 for two profiteroles. yeah, also slightly on the steep side =)

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  9. The setting looks lovely, as do the desserts.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, they're making good use of the double-story space here! :D and ya, it was a sweet end to the meal =)

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  10. I think everything is good. . . but not the price. ;D
    Erm...But I don't mind paying for the environment...;)

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    1. Eunice: actually some of the tapas and other dishes are cheaper here. around RM20-30. but ya, you're right, the environment is nice =)

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  11. I would love to try the creamy spaghetti but the price is crazy. RM50 for that plate. Must be lots of scallops and prawns in it. Taste good?

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    1. Henry: it was OK. tasted similar to spaghetti carbonara. not my favorite kind of pasta, to be honest. but the menu here is quite wide, so there are a lot of other dishes to try :D

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  12. Loved the seafood paella...not exactly the way I love them at Flamenco's but this was satisfying.

    Mezza 9 is a nice place to chill especially upstairs where the bar is.

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, i agree, the paella is quite solid. definitely a strong B, nearly a B+ :D noticed the upstairs area was quite nice, but didn't manage to chill out there, heh =)

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