Sunday May 4, 2008
Delectable Italian dishes
Compiled by RENITA CHE WAN
They may not be super affordable for Blogger J but the yummy dishes make it value for money dining at Sassorosso.
BLOGGER J was pining for some really good Italian dishes and found a great Italian restaurant conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from the bustling KLCC area.
Situated in a cosy little bungalow on Lorong Yap Kwan Seng is a restaurant called Sassorosso and she finds the exterior very inviting, with patches of greenery around the low-key white building making it look very stylish without being “hoity-toity”.
“I particularly appreciated that they did not put the tables too closely together, making the space inside look more spacious than it actually was,” said J.
“Scanning the extensive menu, we felt spoilt for choice. There was a wide range of deliciously described meat, pastas, pizzas and seafood.
“As we were feeling especially greedy that night, we actually chose the Quattro Formaggi - 4 Cheese Pizza as our starter for the night.
“I really enjoyed this pizza – simple but satisfying and the crust was just nice ... slightly crispy but with some ‘bite’ to it and topped with a generous amount of fragrant cheese.
“Moving on to the mains, we tried the Veal Ossobucco, Duck Breast & Confit, Pasta Bigoli all’anitra and Stuffed Chicken.
“The clearcut ‘winners’ here were definitely the Veal Ossobucco and the Duck Breast.
“The Duck Breast and Confit was not particularly tender, but stood out with its smoky fragrant taste and totally non-existent ‘ducky’ flavour in the meat.
“As for the other two, they were not that nice. The Spaghetti Bigoli all’anitra was unusual but I found it a bit starchy due to the thickness of the spaghetti.
“The Stuffed Chicken was okay and so was the lemon butter sauce but the chicken was a bit too dry.
“Of course, we could not miss out on dessert. That night we had the Panna Cotta and Strawberry Millefeuille.
“The Panna Cotta was pretty good – the texture was not too dense, yet not too light and just right in terms of sweetness.
“The highlight of the night for me was definitely the Chocolate Flan. I must admit, at first I thought it was too expensive but decided to order it anyway ... and thank goodness I did!
“I know this sort of dessert is pretty common nowadays but I found that Sassorosso does it really well.
“Overall, I really enjoyed our dinner there that night. It’s not like it’s super affordable but I felt it was good value for money considering the yummy taste of the nicer dishes. Just be a bit careful on what you order.
“I’m definitely going back to try out some of the other items on the menu!”