Wednesday, December 25, 2013

La Scala Italian Restaurant @ Mayang

Returning to La Scala for more Italian inventions. Earlier entry on La Scala: Nov. 26.

Squid-&-pistachio tartare accompanied with salmon, a pleasingly conceived amuse bouche.

Need more marine mollusks? La Scala's selection of starters also includes octopus carpaccio with panzanella salad (RM48++). Lovely-looking plating for this too.

Need more carpaccio? Chef Lucio Russo serves a beefy one as well, theoretically elevated through the use of Italian organic Fassona Piemontese meat, topped with a salad of wild leaves, balsamic dressing & parmesan slices (RM56++).

Need more cattle? It's convenient how one dish flows into the next: Try the oxtail, braised Vaccinara-style for satisfying succulence & deep-fried in crisply battered cubes (RM46++), coupled with dill mayo & 'Bloody Mary' tomato sauce.

Cheese lovers can have a field day at La Scala: Ravioli surfaces in a colorful foursome of flavors, one filled with taleggio cheese & walnut pesto, another with mozzarella & eggplant, the third with pecorino cheese & porcini mushrooms & the final one with ricotta & spinach. RM62++.

Gorgonzola cheese risotto (RM48++), something for admirers of simplicity. 

There's cheese in this delicate dessert too: Amalfi coast Buffalo Ricotta cheese mousse with sliced pear in lemon syrup. RM26++. 

Seeking a spot with cool views to hang out at on the night of New Year's Eve without being suffocated by crowds? La Scala's alfresco terrace bar is open for business. Could be fun here.

La Scala Restaurant & La Terrazza Bar
183, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
Open weekdays for lunch & dinner, & Saturdays for dinner. Tel: 03-2161-2291

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28 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Mr. Rabbit!
    We had some good homemade risotto yesterday! Hehehehe

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    1. CK: merry Christmas Mr Devil! Hehehe, nice to know you had good risotto also! Homemade is good, you can change the recipe according to your preference :D

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  2. I'd love to try that colourful ravioli.

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    1. The Yum list: it's definitely an eye-catching change from the typical ravioli! =)

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  3. Wahh! The colorful ravioli looks extremely enticing!!! Wish I can sample some of those!! *drools*

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    1. Eunice: ya, maybe the next time you feel like having an Italian dinner, can consider la scala! :D

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  4. Interesting place... i like how they presented the ravioli, very colorful and mouth-watering :)

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    1. Ken: oh yeah, that could end up being one of their signatures at this rate! =)

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  5. Fascinating place, Sean. That first photo really draws me in.

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    1. Linda: it's an alluring place indeed for a meal, and I like some of the tables that open out to a window view here =)

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  6. The colourful Ravioli looks so yummy!

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    1. 比比: ya, the restaurant should keep it on the menu for a long time. I think! =)

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  7. Everything looks so interesting. Never heard or seen before except maybe the risotto but I'm not really too fond of rice in western cuisine.

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    1. Oh? Those were ravioli? So colourful I did not recognise them.

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    2. Suituapui: ooo, i very much enjoy rice in Italian risotto and Spanish paella dishes! :D

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    3. Suituapui: yeah, and the ravioli is made personally by the chef in this restaurant, i believe, so it's supposed to be fresher than the norm =)

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  8. The thing that really pops is the 4-color ravioli! :)

    I like how that's presented, and in a manageable 4 pieces (can't see the size from the photo) in 4 different flavors. We'll go and eat here someday!

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, each piece can be cut into half and shared by two people ... that's probably the ideal way to ensure that you're not fed up with too much cheese by the time you finish that plate! :D

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  9. Ooo the ravioli looks good.. but ouch, RM62 for 4pieces is steep!

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    1. Baby Sumo: true, double the price of a regular ravioli dish elsewhere ... but in a sense, i think this one is worth it cos you get four different kinds of pretty unique ravioli flavors/fillings, heh :D

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  10. Looks really delicious and it gives me apetite just now!

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    1. Cquek: a good appetite is a blessing! :D

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  11. carpaccio goodness!!!

    Love the pretty raviolis...looking like some colourful flowers:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, it was nice trying two types of carpaccio here, one beef and one octopus ... and come to think of it, yeah, the ravioli does look flowerish, heheh :D

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  12. Everyone's raving about their colorful ravioli and rightfully so as they are visually stunning. The octopus carpaccio looks very pretty too. Is the food really good or over-hyped? I've been spammed much with their PR releases ;-)

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    1. Pureglutton: ya, strong marks for presentation, for both the ravioli and the octopus. flavor-wise, i liked most of the dishes, though there were some recipe tweaks that i thought could help to improve the overall satisfaction level :D

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  13. seriously cheese overload.. won't even let up at dessert LOL:) got some emails from this place.. perhaps it is time to visit? :D

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    1. Ciki: heheh, i'm happy to stay cheesy from start to finish :D ooo, hopefully it lives up for you to the benchmark previously set by il lido here! =)

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