Monday, December 22, 2014

A' Perfetto @ SS2 Petaling Jaya

SS2 springs a surprise this month, welcoming upmarket Italian-Japanese restaurant A'Perfetto to a street where Chinese seafood & steamboat eateries have long held sway.

A'Perfetto isn't your average pasta-&-pizza pedlar - there's no sign of spaghetti carbonara or pepperoni pizzas; the menu crafted by a former chef of Damansara Heights' Ploy attempts a less conservative approach, trying to tempt a contemporary breed of customers with bavette pasta topped with mentaiko & pizzas with scallops, mango cubes & cilantro.

 The tortilla-base pizzas here emerge free of cheese & tomato sauce - instead, they come heaped with smoked duck breast, quail eggs, avocado paste & truffle oil (RM29). Or sliced salmon, lemongrass, sauteed mushrooms & spring onions (RM28). Or fried shrimp, pineapples, strawberries & Japanese mayo (RM28). 

 
The sushi roll selection could be crowd-pleasing - no complaints for the 'Dancing Eel' maki, featuring spicy crab meat, cucumber, unagi & avocado (RM30). Salads are available too, with potential highlights like a grilled chicken salad with Japanese sweet potatoes & raisins (RM12) or a soft-shell crab salad with pomelo, romaine lettuce & croutons (RM18).

 
Rice isn't an afterthought - there's fried rice with mixed roe, Aussie wagyu beef, egg & crispy crab sticks (RM32; a bit mushier than expected) alongside Hokkaido scallop congee with truffle oil (RM22) & scallop risotto with shimeji mushrooms (RM35).

 
 Here's the compelling reason to head to A'Perfetto now: As part of its opening promotion (supposedly until December 31), customers will enjoy a free flow of Cabernet Sauvignon - for free! No catch - we simply ordered some food & had our glasses refilled with red wine as many times as we wanted. In the end we paid only for the food (no minimum order as far as we know).

 
Inventive beverages are available too - the Dragon Egg mocktail comprises dragon fruit, milk & egg, while the Pandantini (RM19) features vodka, pandan syrup & cermai fruit.

A'Perfetto @ Chow Yang
22 Jalan SS2/10, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Open for lunch & dinner, except Thursdays. Tel: 03-7865-5139

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25 comments:

  1. Love the colourful tortilla pizza and the 'Dancing Eel' maki...the scallop risotto with shimeji mushrooms sounds good too =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, i think maybe i should have ordered one of the scallop dishes ... there were options of scallop pizza, scallop risotto, scallop congee :)

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    2. Scallop risotto for me...cose I m still trying to find the lost magic of the oyster n barley risotto from Ozeki Italian =)

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    3. Ulric: oh i think i remember that one ... risotto in a sizzling pan with parmesan cheese, mushrooms and steamed japanese oysters. so good ;)

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  2. Hokkaido scallop congee with truffle oil sounds yummy! That's remind me of the crab and uni congee I had in Hokkaido. :D

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    1. CK: oh yes, if they added some uni into the congee here, it might be even tastier, heheh. but it would be very expensive :D

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  3. The decor, plates and placemats are very attractive. I have to say, though, for myself, I can't imagine having pizza without what I am used to. I usually order the vegetarian (green bell peppers, mushrooms, onions and melted Mozzarella cheese), and here in Montreal, there are restaurants that will sell you just one or two slices as opposed to the whole pizza, if this is what you want, and I like that. As well, I like the thin crust. All in all, I love the decor and look of this place, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: that's an interesting perspective on pizza ... yeah, i like the very flavourful cheese-&-tomato varieties, but i think i'm also looking for lighter pizzas these days that still manage to pack a punch without relying on mozzarella, etc. and yes, being able to just buy one slice instead of an entire pizza is very convenient. am glad you like the look of this place :)

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  4. Oh, and by the way, Merry Christmas. I know that people take a lot of time to put their blog posts together, (as do I), and so I don't feel it a good habit to comment with a simple "Merry Christmas", so I wanted to comment on your post in detail. Love and hugs to you, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: thank you for your very warm wishes! appreciate your thoughtfulness. here's hoping this will be a wonderful week for all of us as we get ready for 2015 ;)

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  5. i likes the sushi type of rice there, hehe, btw, don't mind i added your google search in my latest post yeah~ haha

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    1. Happy walker: oh yes, japanese rice is tasty :D

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  6. True to the name, everything looks absolutely perfect!!!

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    1. Suituapui: glad you like how it looks :)

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  7. Those pizzas look lovely and light, tortilla bases are a good idea. Of course FREE WINE is always a good reason to stop by ;)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, they're a cool change from the regular pizzas. and yes, what better way to get into the spirit of the season than with a free-flow of free wine (i think i had four glasses) :)

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  8. Awesome deal! How many glasses of wine for you Sean? :P

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    1. Ken: if you pass me the entire bottle, i'd be pleased as punch :)

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  9. The flavours of that eel maki will surely 'dance in my mouth' =). Perfecto!

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    1. Contact: eel ecstasy, unagi unbridled! :D

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  10. looks supremely enticing! What wine was it.. i would want to check it out before the year is up.. but then I won't be in KL for much longer! LOL . Happy hols!!

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    1. Ciki: oh, it was an argentinan cabernet sauvignon ... oooh, not in kl for much longer? sounds ominous! but here's hoping you enjoy the year-end festivities too before leaving! :)

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  11. Very interesting pizza topping, do you think so?

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, you're right. the avocado paste for the pizza was a nice change from the usual tomato-based topping :)

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  12. We had a wonderful time at your restaurant on 28 Nov 2015. Thank you for the little birthday cake surprise too.
    In a few words, Good food, nice environment, friendly services.

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