Sassorosso @ KL, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The neat and modern Sassorosso with the twin towers as its backdrop and alfresco dining makes it the perfect place for a night of Italian fine dining.  

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A basket of flat breads and chewy bread were for starters;

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followed by a piquant, silky mushroom soup (RM 24 ),

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and pan fried scallops served with cauliflower cream and olive tapenade (RM 64). Delicately textured, the supple scallops were browned beautifully at the edges while the center was translucent.  Perhaps it was a tad too translucent at the center as it was slightly undercooked for me

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The shining star of this meal was the unforgettable tagliatelle with shavings of black truffles (RM 128).  I could smell the electrifying scent of the black truffles from miles away.  Alright, I was exaggerating but you get the idea of the scent intensity.  The thing with trufflles is that you either love its provocative scent or find the odor to be offensive.  Big fans of truffles would love this dish to death; especially when a big bowl of grated cheese is at your disposal to notch up the creaminess.  I pretty much used up half a bowl of that cheese.

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The grilled maguro tuna in Dijon mustard crust served with lentils was like a happy marriage of the land and the sea (RM 79) – where the earthy flavors of lentils and the umami in maguro tuna complement each other.  The dish was quite intriguing for me too because lentils aren’t exactly a common thing in Malaysian diet, let alone to pair it with tuna.

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The pannacotta was lovely.  Usually pannacotta probably wouldn’t be my first choice for dessert.  The only reason I chose this was because of the “fresh plum poached in caramelized red wine” (RM24) as written on the menu.  I was blown away.  Everything was marvelous in this dessert.  The distinctive, reduced red wine with a note of sweetness, the fruity sweetness and mild acidity from the plum, and the creamy pannacotta were made in heaven.

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Other items in Sassorosso’s menu include pastas (RM 42 – RM 128), meats (RM 58 – 162), pizzas (RM 42 – RM 68) and fish (RM 79 – RM 162).

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More Info
Sassorosso Facebook
Address : 9 Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 KL.
Opening Hours : Mon – Thurs, Sun : 12 pm – 3 pm , 6 pm – 11 pm.  Fri – Sat 12 pm – 3 pm, 6 pm – 12 am.

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