Eat Drink KL: Prego Italian @ The Westin, Kuala Lumpur

Monday, June 28, 2010

Prego Italian @ The Westin, Kuala Lumpur

Prego has upped its game, revamping its menu with thrilling recipes rarely found at KL's other Italian restaurants. We were bowled over by what we tried.

Wood-fired oven roasted figs with gorgonzola sauce. The whole figs were plump, juicy and nearly as sweet as peaches, while the cheese sauce added a savoriness that worked wonders.

Braised tripe with tomatoes, chili & pecorino. We're not typically fans of tripe, but the tangy tomatoes made it more than a mere mound of bland squishiness.

Salad of grilled ox tongue, gremolata & pecorino. The succulent, smoky tongue certainly beats out most beef recipes. All salads could use some meat in them.

Ravioli of roasted beetroot & ricotta with poppy seeds. Stuffed with creamy, mushy goodness. Also a nice change from the cliched meat/seafood/pumpkin stuffings for ravioli.

Bruschetta topped with San Marzano tomatoes, basil & garlic. Overflowing with toppings; if only all restaurants served bruschetta this way. Loved the tomatoes _ perfectly soft and ripe.

Potato gnocchi with basil pesto & cream of black cod. Oily, gooey comfort food; the pillowy gnocchi, combined with the not-too-fishy cream, scarcely required chewing.

Fish head braised with olives & tomatoes in Crazy Water (premium mineral water). Hearty salmon head, filled with chunky, tender flesh (and chewy, gelatinous eyes!).

Taleggio cheese risotto with rosemary-smoked trout & butter sauce. Sumptuously sinful. Amazingly, there's still more on the menu to beckon us back.

Click here for previous review of Prego (May 21).

The Westin Kuala Lumpur.