Vineria It @ Bangsar Shopping Center, KL
I’m not a frequent visitor to BSC (Bangsar Shopping Centre). However, I’m lucky enough to get invited by my sis for dinner at Vineria It (located at Ground Floor) to experience an exclusive Italian feast, featuring some of the restaurant’s finest creation.
This unique and chef-inspired menu that I sampled that day is priced at RM220 onwards per pax (excluding wine). To note, this restaurant is pork free, but they do serve range of alcohol.
We arrived slightly pass 6.30pm (as usual – traffic jam + raining) that evening and was immediately ushered to our table by one of the waitress. This restaurant brings you with the stylish and attractive looking Italian restaurant which decorated with art deco portraits and edgy contemporary settings.
A basket of breads was served while waiting for our dinner.
First up, appetizer. The thin slice of aged duck ham was salty yet addictive, totally balanced by sweet wild berry sauce, and complimented with swirl of balsamic reduction made from brown sugar and semolina flour. On top, a parmegian cracker. What I want to say about this dinner? – the entire combination might sound weird, but honestly speaking, it worked so well together.
The mini caponato cake consisting of medley of Mediterranean vegetables sautéed in tomato sauce, topped with a layer of asiago cheese, baked-to-melt. This dish was plated beautifully with a line of pesto dressing at the side.
This was an award winning MIGF dish – homemade ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta, smothered in rich and creamy terracotta and black truffle sauce, and topped with scrapes of 48-months aged parmesan cheese. If you’re a cheese lover, you definitely got to try this dish out!!!
This possibly one of the best dish that I’ve had so far – the chunks of beef cheek that was slow-cooked in red wine for 8 hours were served on a splatter of chick pea puree and balsamic beetroot reduction at the side. The beef cheek tasted deceptively rich and had melt in mouth textures, probably of the long hours of slow-cooked. A gentle reminder – you have to eat it all together with the beetroot reduction at the side in order to enhanced the overall flavors!!!!
The chocolate lava cake with white truffle was made out of 80% of chocolate – lightly crisp on the outside and molten soft in the center together with housemade vanilla ice-cream at the side. Seriously taste heavenly!!!!!!!!
Meditation wine – a tradition wine from Italy aimed to promote digestion especially after a heavy meal.
Wines by the glass **If you would like to pair your meal with wines, you can always ask the manager for recommendations**
Overall Rating: 8/10. My five-course dinner that evening featured some of the chef’s favorites and award winning dish was awesome. It is hard to find a great Italian food in KL. If you would like to try out the chef-inspired menu, a 4-5 days’ advance booking is required to avoid disappointment.
Vineria is located at:
Address: G133 Bangsar Shopping Centre, 289 Jalan Maarof, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +603-2287 7889
Opening Hours: 9am till late. Daily.
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