Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris & iCook @ Sri Hartamas

Pursuing pizzas & pastas: Returning to Fahrenheit 600 at Solaris Dutamas & checking out iCook Italian Gastronomia's new pork-loving branch in Sri Hartamas.

Fahrenheit 600 is finally ready to serve pizzas; the compact selection's fairly priced, charging about RM20 for a nine-inch, square-shaped pizza that two can share.

Encouraging elements: Hand-crafted dough, fresh mozzarella, house-made tomato sauce & a wood-fired brick oven for 600-degree-Fahrenheit baking.

The signature pizza's meat-free, topped with eggplant, feta, onions, garlic & tomato sauce. Satisfyingly flavorsome; Fahrenheit 600's pizzas are the thick-crust variety, offering a fluffy chew.

Other options include the Savoyard Square topped with turkey, potatoes, onions & cream sauce; customers can also create pizzas with their own choice of toppings.
Earlier entry on Fahrenheit 600: March 14, 2013.

A two-minute drive from Fahrenheit 600, iCook has opened its second outlet, branching out from PJ to Hartamas; unlike its 3 Two Square cafe, this Plaza Damas venue serves pork.

Chef Nicola Carradori, formerly of Delucca, remains the enthusiastic engine behind iCook.

Twice-cooked pancetta with braised cannelloni beans & buttered cabbage (RM15+), a meaty starter that's the ideal introduction to this iCook branch.

No-cream, egg-enhanced spaghetti carbonara with Parma ham, savory & non-cloying.

Pork sausage risotto with clams, chili chicken & bell peppers (RM32+), hearteningly hearty.

Tuscan-style beef tripe with grana cheese (RM12+). Squishy, not for the squeamish.

Liquor-lovin', spoon-lickin'-good tiramisu to wrap up a meal that hits most of its marks.

Corkage charge is RM25. iCook opens for dinner this month; lunch service starts soon.
Entry on iCook at 3 Two Square PJ: Oct. 16, 2011.

iCook Italian Gastronomia (closed Mondays)
Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Same building as Top Brew Coffee, Brew Culture & Anggun Fusion.
Fahrenheit 600 (open daily, below The Red Beanbag, no pork served),
A4-G2-05, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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33 comments:

  1. the "spoon-lickin'-good tiramisu" sounds good! ^^

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    1. 女飞侠: heheh, yeah, it's soft but creamy, delicate but flavorsome =)

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  2. Wuhooo! Pizza time! Will probably go for their Savoyard Square n Oceania...just for d expected flavours...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, so far, the pizza menu here is not as adventurous as, say, silver spoon nearby, but i think it's OK for the price. i'm more of a thin-crust pizza lover though, so there probably won't be a round three at fahrenheit 600 =)

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    2. Haha...I figured tat out =)

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    3. Ulric: ya, and summore, no wine available at fahrenheit 600 (though on the plus side, there's no corkage charge at all, so can just buy from ben's grocer and drink here) =)

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    4. A beer from Ales & Lagers would be good with pizzas...hehe =)

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    5. Ulric: yes, great minds think alike! the Rogue Juniper Pale Ale is a light one that goes OK with the Savoyard Square pizza :D

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    6. Haha...I will remember tat! =)

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    7. Ulric: okie ... while i continue my search for cheaply priced wines that pair with pizzas =)

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  3. been running pass iCook Hartamas for quite some weeks and each time thinking of what it will serve. Now I know...and I now for sure the risotto is on my list!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, the menu at icook is pretty massive for a relatively small restaurant. the risotto's a good one, with lotsa clams and sausages in it, and other attractions include pan-fried chicken liver in red wine, pink tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms & mascarpone sauce, as well as ravioli with ricotta, spinach & roasted pear :D

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  4. Not my kind of pizza either - the thick crust. And the toppings looked a bit sparse?
    But I wouldn't mind iCook - esp for the pink tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms & mascarpone sauce, as well as ravioli with ricotta, spinach & roasted pear!

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    1. Tng: I think the best recommendation for fahrenheit would be to customize our pizza and try to choose a wide range of toppings. It might take the pizza price up to rm30, but it would make it more flavorful probably :D icook's menu is impressive indeed. A nice Italian addition to hartamas, with plenty of pastas on the menu! =)

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  5. Hi Sean, great photos here and the food looks and sounds very good! I like thin crust pizza...and the non-meat one sounds amazing! As well, the carbonara sounds really good and tasty, and not as fatty as the one with cream. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Linda: thanks! yeah, italian food is among my favorite, so i love gobbling up both pastas and pizzas! :D

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  6. Oooo...yummy! Both places look good.

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    1. Suituapui: and both outlets are conveniently near each other :D

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  7. We tried the food at iCook 3 Two Square before, quite enjoyed it. Will go and try the one in Plaza Damas 3. hehehe

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    1. CK: yeah, this plaza damas branch is a more convenient location for many of us, i think. and yay, it serves pork! :D

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  8. Uhhh....iCook's look yummier. Wasn't quite attracted to the pizza above ;-)

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    1. Melissa: ahhh, you're a pasta fan! :D

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  9. I like the look of that non-cream, non-cloying spaghetti!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, i prefer it compared to the usual over-creamy carbonaras :D

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  10. Ah so that's how Fahrenheit 600 got its name. Very clever!

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, ya, i checked with the owners to make sure, just in case :D

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  11. Potato on a pizza eh? They do look delicious, although I think the picture of the risotto at iCook tempted me more...so many good places in that area!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: heheh, yeah, that potato pizza will double our carb intake! :D and ya, i can never resist ordering a seafood risotto =)

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  12. Raining mow in KL, just finish lecture, ready to drive home, reading your post now ... Really very hungry now !!!!!

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    1. Wong: ooh, i hope you had a very good dinner just now. maybe some pizza! :D

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  13. I'm loving the rustic design of these new spots popping up. Pizza seems a reasonable price for the size.

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    1. The yum list: oh yeah, u make a great point. I dunno who all these cafe designers are, but they're doing great work =) and yay for pizza that's filling without costing an arm and a leg, heheh =)

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