Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 Revisit: Fuzio Italian Restaurant @ Berangan, Bukit Bintang

This elegant eatery has evolved over the years; fast-forward to 2015, & Fuzio is looking better than ever, with walls lined with local artwork that changes every three months - it's now a coffee bar by day & a reliable Italian restaurant from 5pm onwards.

Fuzio maintains a relatively low profile, but that turns out to be a virtue - if you're searching for a calm, comfortable destination with satisfactory food & warm service, ideal for an intimate evening with family or friends, Fuzio fits the bill. Commence with the antipasti, a strikingly assembled sharing platter that should hit reassuring notes for fans of Italian fare.

Pretty much as delectable as it looks: Hand-cut raw salmon with sliced mango, seasoned lamb sausages, alongside savoury air-dried beef cecina & succulent smoked duck breast, together with a triumvirate of tomato-based offerings - insalata caprese, eggplant involtini & tomato bruschetta - to round out the rustic repertoire. RM88++.

Fuzio's selection succeeds in securing our interest throughout. Rabbit meat ranks among the highlights; you'll find a rabbit pizza (RM40++; recommended, with a crisp, smoky crust complemented by lots of tender, tasty meat & fresh rocket leaves), baked rabbit with sauteed vegetables (RM68++), & pappardelle with rabbit ragu in tomato sauce (RM42++).

The restaurant passes the pasta test too - the oxtail spaghetti (RM38++) proves robust, creamy & hearty enough to evoke bygone meals at Roman trattorias. Wash it down with well-chosen house wine (Italian red starts from RM26++) or Prosecco.

Spring chicken receives unexpected treatment, solidly stuffed with porcini risotto. RM72++ for a serving sufficient for two.

This one's a knock-out: Grilled Angus beef tenderloin, one of the most pleasurable steaks we've experienced in recent months. Gorgeously juicy, ravishingly flavoursome, well worth ordering for RM78++; served with asparagus & mushrooms al cartoccio.

End with a lovely cheese sampler of gorgonzola, grana padano, scarmoza, taleggio, parmesan crackers & fruits. Desserts include tiramisu & chocolate cake with ice cream, but try the Fuzio Killer, a frozen cocktail of limoncello, triple sec, vodka, rum & mint leaves. Many thanks to Fuzio's gracious team for hosting us; we lingered for three hours & enjoyed the entire evening.

Fuzio Bar & Restaurant
29 Jalan Berangan, Kuala Lumpur. Near Changkat Bukit Bintang. Restaurant opens 5pm-11pm, Mon-Sat. Tel: 03-2110-0303

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20 comments:

  1. What a place! Nailing tapas and main courses is a rarity for Italian restaurants but this one hits the mark!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch; i love italian cooking done well :)

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  2. Very interesting ambiance and decor here, Sean, and the Spring chicken would be something I would like to try. :)

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    1. Linda: i couldn't resist ordering that spring chicken :D

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  3. The chicken is absolutely stunning! Ummm...why Cassius Clay...in an Italian restaurant?

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    1. Suituapui: oh, heh, that was painted by the artist, and i think its colours fit well in the outlet :)

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  4. I get a very welcoming feel from this place.

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    1. The Yum List: we certainly felt welcome, you're right :)

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  5. Wow...their food certainly pops out...love the colours and your photography =)

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    1. Ulric: thanks! this was all quite fun to photograph :)

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  6. Beautiful line up of meat

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    1. Ken: meat does matter here :D

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  7. Everything looks spectacular here....especially the tenderloin and spring chicken! Yumsss!! ;D

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    1. Contact.ewew: that beef was pretty spectacular all right :D

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  8. Oooo tenderloin...plus that's so reasonably priced! I know cos I cook it a lot at home and tenderloin is not cheap to buy.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, i was surprised at how good it was, particularly for that price :)

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  9. Rabbit can not eat rabbit!! Hahaha.
    Rabbit pizza sounds interesting, wonder how it tastes.

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    1. CK: haha, but rabbits taste delicious :D the rabbit pizza was quite nice, the rabbit meat was tender and flavourful :)

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