Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Amadeus @ Life Center

The memory of Mozart lives on in this newly launched bistro, which tries to take customers on a culinary voyage through Vienna and beyond.

Run by the folks behind Solaris Mont Kiara's Dubrovnik (which closed this year), Amadeus is one of KL's few eateries that serve a rendition of Austria's classic beef-and-crepe soup. Might seem blandly watery for some though.

Another Austrian favorite, schnitzel, name-checked by Julie Andrews as one of her favorite things (when the bee stings!). Amadeus' version features a breaded turkey cutlet instead of veal, but it's no less satisfactory than what we recall relishing on an autumnal evening in Salzburg.

No going hungry with the Hungarian goulash, boasting braised lamb in a slightly too-salty stew. Wish we could say that Budapest has come to KL, but this would have worked better with macaroni noodles and carrots to accompany the mashed potatoes.

Onward to Italy: What lies beneath the phyllo pastry dough? Only The Shadow knows!

OK, it's no secret now: spaghetti sealed with scallops and prawns in white wine sauce. An interesting interpretation of pasta prepared in parchment paper.

Amadeus is one of KL's few outlets that offer enomatic wine dispensers, providing for a wider variety of wine by the glass.

Italian Placido Pinot Grigio (RM22++) and French Rhone Blend (RM23++).

Italian Placido Chianti (RM21++) and Spanish Marques de Caceras (RM24++).

All in all, an OK stop for a simple meal. Main courses cost a little over RM30 on average; the service crew is friendly and eager to make each evening a pleasant one.

Amadeus European Bistro and Wine Bar,
Life Center, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Tel: 03-2162-2788
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32 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...the decor is nice but looks like d food is only so-so :(

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    1. Ulric: there are both hits and misses on the menu. the place has potential =)

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    2. Hmmmm...tats good to hear...I will list tis place as worth at least a visit =)

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    3. Ulric: yeps, I think this place will receive some buzz after the aidilfitri holiday.

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  2. Sounds mediocre! hopefully they'll improve over time!!!

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    1. Vien: their previous outlet, dubrovnik, also improved over time, so there's definitely hope for amadeus :D

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  3. Ho hummm looks like another very average eatery huh? I'm sorry you had a disappointing meal.

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    1. The Yum List: ooh, i actually didn't consider it disappointing. i liked the schnitzel, but it's just that the other recipes could use some fine-tuning. easily salvageable, heh =)

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  4. Nice find! Decor looks quite nice. I'm sure the wine dispenser won points with you. =P

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    1. Drops Of Contentment: ya, i think it attempts to evoke the look of a bistro in vienna. and yaaaa, i'd love to have a wine dispenser like that at home! :D

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  5. nice name - Amadeus, but sadly, the picture doesn't look appealing.. ;/

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    1. Eunice: heh, it's a catchy name, very easy to remember :D

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  6. lets hope that this place would improve over time.

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    1. Michelle: a bit of patience and a bit of hope can work miracles, heheh =)

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  7. phyllo pastry dough is like a surprise pouch! ;-)

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    1. Melissa: that's true, with a hidden treasure within! :D

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  8. I like schnitzel too, used to eat it quite often during uni days ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, i love the crispy-tender texture of schnitzel. and its meaty taste :D

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  9. Yummeh! I have to check this out yo!

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    1. Ciki: hope you enjoy your meal here! come back soon, heheh :P

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  10. No dessert? Or in the next post? :P

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    1. CK: wait! got orange tiramisu and chocolate cakes :D

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  11. Dubrovnik - ahh.. will tell u in person. Now I know :P

    Food -wise needs improvement for sure.

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    1. Tng: I'm hoping that since more eateries are opening here at life centre, there'll be more effort by the outlets here to be as good as possible =)

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  12. spaghetti looks interesting....
    and it is indeed interesting that they prepared it in the parchment paper..

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    1. Simple Person: oh yeah, it's like a cross between pasta and a pie ;D

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  13. Seen pics being posted on this place and I know I need to have the steak. From your pics, I think I will gladly have the goulash to myself with some wine in hand. Can;t say teh same for schnitzel since I never quite liked breaded stuff.

    Hey...love your take at the glasses of wine. Looks good in a pair:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, i usually prefer hearty, rustic stews like goulash too, but somehow the item i was most impressed with here was the schnitzel. it's nice to have an eatery provide us with pleasant surprises :D oh yeah, these were the cheaper wines available, but they were all totally drinkable and enjoyable =)

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  14. I only been to Dubrovnik once.. and it was rather disaapointing, maybe I ordered all the wrong things..

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    1. Smitten By Food: oh, there were both hits and misses at dubrovnik. i liked the place, but i only went there about three or four times, back when solaris mont kiara opened =)

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  15. wow i would love to try that spaghetti below those filo pastry.

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    1. Eiling: it's an interesting preparation for the pasta. it's supposed to help seal in the flavors with the spaghetti :D

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