Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Desserts @ Marini's on 57 & Thirty8

Returning to KL's two top sky-high restaurants of 2012, this time for a sugar high.
Earlier entries on Marini's on 57 @ Petronas Tower 3: June 26July 2 & Aug. 8.
Earlier entries on Thirty8 @ Grand Hyatt: Aug. 27 & Sept. 30.

First up, Marini's: the tiramisu soaked in Marsala wine is exactly the way some might demand it.

Leave the gun, take Marini's cannoli, the Sicilian ricotta pastry classic served here with fruits.

An alcoholic's affogato, with Amaretto liquor to underpin the ice cream's soft smoothness.

Head to Marini's lounge after those sweet treats at the restaurant & sink into plush sofas here.

Marini's serves pleasurable (though predictably pricey) cocktails. For something smooth with a fabulous fragrance, try the Mary's Melon (RM38++: 42Below Manuka Honey, muddled honeydew melon, De Kuypers melon liquor, rosemary syrup, vanilla liquor).

Hibiscus Daisies (RM40++: Angostura 1824, dry orange curacao, hibiscus cordial, Orgeat syrup, egg white, fresh lemon juice).


Next up, Thirty8, the 360-degree restaurant and lounge at KL's Grand Hyatt.

Double choc ice cream (RM8++), incredibly rich.

Soft-serve vanilla ice cream with banana, coconut and pineapple crumble (RM18++), for something that'll transport us (in spirit) to a tropical beach resort.

Maker's Mark & Chivas Regal 12-years whiskey in lieu of wine, still satisfying.

Bonus dessert stop! El Rincon at Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Main entries on El Rincon: May 2Oct. 29, 2012.

El Rincon's flan de queso, essentially a light but luscious cheese custard.

Rum-flambeed lime sorbet, smoother than expected, beautifully & gently flavored. Plus, pistachios for extra crunch.

Marini's on 57,
Petronas Tower 3, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-2880
Thirty8,
Grand Hyatt, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur.
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16 comments:

  1. Drool! Drool! Give me all the desserts, you can have the cocktails & the liquor... LOL!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: sounds like a fair bargain to me! :D

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  2. You're overloading my screen with toooo much sugary goodness!!!! HAHA Haven't had a really good tiramisu in ages!!

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    1. Vien: oh yeah, the hunt for good tiramisus often yields more misses than hits! but we must persevere, heh :D

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    1. Missyblurkit: some might call the desserts at this places orgasmically delicious! :D

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    1. Wong: the ambiance is definitely a bonus factor! :D

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  5. The Mary's Melon cocktail looks great!

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh yeah, it's apparently an award-winning cocktail, created some time back by a malaysian mixologist for a local cocktail contest :D

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  6. A lot of dessert!
    Both of these 2 places are so close to my office and yet I haven't been there. :P

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    1. CK: ya, i usually don't take that much desserts, but the ones here were quite enjoyable. maybe you can check out these places for dinner after work someday, to avoid the traffic jam and rain :D

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  7. tiramisu soaked in Marsala wine is something that i was told to be "authentic' tiramisu. I'm still sceptical as there's so many versions as there are so many different italian chefs that I have met :P
    Still this is worth a taste.

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    1. TNG: i guess tiramisu has become something pretty global and internationalized at this point, so maybe we no longer need to search for authentic ones. just tasty ones, heheh :D

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  8. Think the lime sorbet would get my order. That looks YUM

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: good choice, i think! really refreshing one :D

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