Monday, July 2, 2012

Marini's On 57 @ Petronas Tower 3

Marini's on 57 Bar: Round Two. Earlier entry: June 26.

While waiting for Marini's on 57 Italian Restaurant to open at Petronas Tower 3 (soon, they say!), we've satiated our cravings at the 57th-floor bar here, ordering basic pastas and bar bites like these beautifully battered whitebait (RM25++), served with delicious sea salt and chive dips.

Bruschetta sampler, piled impressively with tuna and balsamic vinegar, tomatoes and olive tapenade. Pricey at RM28++, but truly tasty, thanks to the fresh, flavorsome toppings.

Burrata cheese salad (RM52++), the flavor of the year for every top-flight Italian eatery in KL.

Simple but satisfying: Monte Verdi pennoni, a slightly larger version of penne, tossed with seafood in tomato herb sauce (RM45++). Probably as good as a recipe like this can get in KL.

Orecchiette with duck breast and truffle oil (RM38++). Marini's full-fledged restaurant, likely to launch before Ramadan, is expected to feature not one but two Italian chefs. Not sure if they're toiling in the kitchen already, but the pastas here are fairly flawless.

Slick, slurp-worthy strands of fresine, partnered with porcini (RM38++). It's unclear whether these recipes are representative of what the restaurant will offer; let's cross our fingers that there'll be more uncommon offerings from various Italian regions.

Cheese platter (RM45++), very nice. A life without cheese would be a blander one.

Marini's four-item dessert platter (RM22++) is well worth ordering, featuring the creamiest of tiramisus and the smoothest of panna cottas ...

... alongside a decadence-assured chocolate mud cake and delight-affirming lemon tart.

The 57 Sour, at RM25++ during the 4pm-9pm happy hour stretch.

The Sangria might not look like much, but it's not watered down at all.

As dusk falls, Marini's Melon Sundown might be the perfect cocktail to sip.

Chivas whiskey and a Marini's Breeze elderflower-and-apple mocktail. 

Absolut vodka and Beefeater gin. 

Mumm Brut champagne and Coste Delle Plaie Bianco.







Marini's on 57,
Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-2880
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34 comments:

  1. Stunning view, I must say!

    And woah... the burrata dish is really quite expensive. And nice bumping into you yesterday!

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, the view feels like 60 percent of the reason to head here =) ya, you're right, i think most burrata elsewhere costs below RM50 :D nice to bump into you and your great family too. we must do it more often, heheh =)

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  2. this place seems popular with people around my age.

    i think you were featured in baby sumo's blog...

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    1. Michelle: heh, it's popular with people MY age too! :D oooh, maybe i should have worn a fake mustache to disguise myself, hehehe =)

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  3. Another excellent view of KL!

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    1. Melissa: it makes the city skyline look pretty interesting =)

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  4. that blob of cheese for 52 bucks!?? gosh..i must go find some burrata over here to try.

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    1. Joe: ya, burrata's significantly pricier than regular mozzarella. but i'm still hoping that most restaurants will continue offering it for RM40-something on average =)

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  5. I like the battered whitebait ..
    it will be very nice for beer/wine snack

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    1. Simple Person: ya, the whitebait here was very well-prepared. tasty and not oily =)

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  6. I loveee tomato based pasta and the Monte Verdi pennoni looks perfect!

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    1. Smitten By Food: oooh, i'm usually not a big fan of tomato-based pastas, but we still gobbled up every bite of this pennoni :D

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  7. Another Italian spot! Crikey, they're nearing the same number of roti canai stalls in KL! This one certainly looks as though it has amazing views though.:-)

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    1. The Yum List: heh, i'll never complain about italian restaurants opening, since this is my favorite kind of food. gimme pasta anyday :D and yeah, this is definitely a good place to take visitors from out of town, to showcase KL's skyline =)

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  8. I know I might not be making sense but I'm getting a little intoxicated just by looking at all the cocktails! LOL! Such a nice view from the 57th floor.. I can imagine myself sipping a margerita and watching the sky turns dark during dusk. Romantic!

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    1. Iamthewitch: i think i know what you mean! thinking about cocktails makes me feel giddy with happiness, heh. yeah, hopefully you'll have time to check out this place with saucer on a nice evening when you're back visiting KL :D

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  9. Next time when we have visitor, maybe can bring them to Marini's on 57 to have a meal,so they can see the KL city view.
    But if only 2 of us, hmm don't think we will go. :P

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    1. CK; heheh, maybe if you're stuck in this area because of traffic, can go up and have some dessert and enjoy the sunset. The tiramisu here is not bad :D

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  10. Nice view of the Twin Towers. As expected, the prices for food and drinks here will be comparable to Skybar.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, the view here is one of the best for a rooftop bar. but true, i guess we have to pay a premium to enjoy the ambiance here =)

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  11. duck breast for that kinda price? not bad!

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    1. KY: with a decent amount of truffle oil too =)

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  12. Indeed something I WOULD TRY OUT NEXT WEEK!!!!;D thanks for the lovely write up and pictures. Didnt know such places existed. haha

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    1. Eunice: this is a nice bar, though it's quite crowded sometimes, so it's good if you can make advance reservations. hope you enjoy it! :D

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  13. Its the same comment...I wanna chill with my cocktails here while waiting for the traffic to clear up!

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    1. Missyblurkit: haha, that's a good idea that's absolutely worth repeating! traffic can be so horrendous in this vicinity :D

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  14. Stunning views but pity they didn't do a nicer fitout!!! Looks cheap and tacky but well worth the visit just to look at the view.

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    1. Peter: here's crossing our fingers that the italian restaurant which will open here soon will be a knockout! :D

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  15. hey, im planning to have a nice bday dinner for about 20 to 30 people. This place looks nice, do u think it can accommodate? n how much is it roughly per dish? or anyone have a other suggestions? im looking for some place nice n kinda posh where we can dress up nicely but not such exorbitant prices

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    1. Aniz: a three-course meal (appetizer, main and dessert) will cost about rm150

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  16. Hi, what's the price range like for a main course? Not going for a three course meal. Would you recommend the food here in terms of taste wise? Thanks.

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    1. Slun: price for main course would average around RM60-RM100. the food's decent, though the main reason to head here is the ambiance, i believe =)

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  17. May i know the price here with a main course with drinks...?

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