December 28, 2016
Italian Root Modern European Cuisine at Tanzini
My (semi) fine dining experience continues after the first one and this time, I was invited to dine at Tanzini, one of the best Fine Dining & Italian restaurants according to Time Out KL 2013. Located on the 28th floor of G-Tower, the restaurant has been adding new dishes into their menus to cater to the crowds' evolving taste. My visit there was to try out their chefs newest creations that offer modern European cuisine inspired by their tagline 'from farm to table'. With 7 different menus, I was spoiled that night dining with fellow blogger friends trying delicious foods that managed to excite our taste buds in every bite.
The first dish for the night was a Caprese. A plate of fresh Arugula with Roma Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella. It was light and refreshing with a bit of savoriness from the cheese that is not too salty with a hint of milk taste, making it the perfect teaser to what's to come. Never thought that I would enjoy such simplicity as much as I did with that Caprese.
Soon afterwards, we were served with a healthy Quinoa Fruit Salad, dressed with tart vinaigrette and mint dressing. Pretty to the eyes, the mix of fruits such as strawberries and green apples cuts with walnuts and other greens makes the dish taste fresh, tangy, crunchy and slightly minty, all at the same time.
We were served with Tomato and Crab Meat Timbale next, which was a chilled tomato soup with crab meat and avocado. I never thought that I would like a chilled soup before, but the sweet crab and the creamy avocado complements the tangy soup so well. The tomato taste is not overpowering the soft crab meat while the cuts of tomato and radish gave more texture to the soup, making the experience not boring at all. I would say that this is one of my favourite from the night.
We moved to the main dish for the night afterwards, which is the Risotto Gamberi. This saffron risotto is served with a King Tiger Prawn on top, giving it a very strong and flavourful taste. I was really excited to finally be able to try a dish that contains saffron, which is known as the most expensive spice in the world. It's a whole new flavour-world to me. According to the chef, saffron taste differently on different people, which make the spice challenging yet intriguing and exciting to experiment with. Personally, the taste of saffron is more on the strong side for me, but the dish was really good nonetheless. The yellow colour of the risotto is also the result of adding saffron in.
What is a good meal without some meaty goodness? Knowing that, the chef prepared the Spezzatino D'agnello, a slow braised balsamic lamb shoulder with fresh herbs and pearl onion for us. This dish is pretty special as it's cooked in a special pot which allows a healthier way of cooking. The herb taste blends well with the lamb meat, paired with a slightly tangy pearl onion.
The desserts came soon afterwards with a delicious Banana Pannacotta made from caramelised banana with tropical fruits, mango gel and coconut powder and followed by Molten Valrhona 7, which is the best chocolate dessert I've ever tasted in my life. Both desserts are sumptuous and finger licking good, so I have no complaint on either. The Banana Pannacotta gives a soft, creamy and light texture while the Molten Valrhona 7 finishes off the night meal with a grand goodbye. What wouldn't I give for one more plate of that chocolaty deliciousness?
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Molten Valrhona 7
Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ