Antipasti Buffet @ Spasso Milano, Jalan AmpangApril 23, 2011 | 7,413 views
Antipasto means ‘before the meal’ in Italian. Antipasti is the plural form of the same word. And these are generally served as the first course; starters if you will, to the Italian feast lying thereafter. And here at Spasso Milano, they took the initiative to place antipasti under the spotlight ….
-An Antipasti Buffet for RM18++, and additional RM3++ for a main of your choice-
Array of desserts; tangy lemon tarts sliced in quarters, Panna cotta (that I tragically missed because I was too obsessed with the savouries) and the chocolate cake that was partly tiramisu?
Witch was the one setting us up. In a good way, of course. Was supposed to adjourn to some other place for brunch … The Deli @ Micasa, but changed plan almost at the last minute. Good alternative though, for RM18++ is a darn value-for-money strategy to sample various appetizers laid out on the buffet table.
Fresh greens with a choice of vinaigrette and French dressing (me thought), and the breads for the soups. Two varieties for that day; a mushroom and a pumpkin. But I gave both a miss. Not an ardent fan of soups though. Unless it’s French onion, oxtail or hearty tomato.
Boiled mussels served with an appetizing tomato sauce, liberally sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Pasta and Gratin – Sinful stuff the latter. Go easy, as this was supposed to be an antipasti buffet after all. Not a full blown meal.
The fried varieties suffered from the long exposure on the table though; being slightly softened with an unimpressive chewy instead of crunchy touch. There was this amazing rolled aubergine/brinjal with bacon and cheese in a tangy tomato sauce somewhere that I went gaga over.
The golden hue of the cream of pumpkin soup was enticing, but nah …. another day then.
Main #1 – Penne Arabiatta – One of the 3 choices for main dish.
Main #2 – Fillet of boneless chicken (breast?) in a creamy mushroom sauce.
Main #3 – Dory fillet lightly seared and served with a vinaigrette dressing of sorts. This amazed us as we expected pan-fried dory instead. But the almost translucent slivers of dory were fresh and without unpleasant fishy taste. Yet if you’re not a fan of sashimi, steer away.
There were at least 20 or so varieties of starters to tempt your tastebud. The usual ala carte selection in their menu cost almost as much for ONE starter, and definitely more for a main dish. Hence, this is a steal and grab this opportunity to sample their antipasti buffet as soon as you can. Supposedly, for a limited time only.
Though bear in mind that not everything was impressive, some suffered from the harsh air-conditioning and should not be served cold. And the omission of cured meats, pickled olives and cheese was evident. But for the sake of varieties and flavours, they did go to the extent of surprising patrons with different choices daily.
A charming bungalow setting with a contemporary touch. Spasso Milano should be an ideal place to dine with a loved one in the evenings.
Nihonkan is the building housing Spasso Milano, and surprisingly … Pappa Rich. Yeah, go figure.
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE! I love how weekends render me the opportunity to plan my time accordingly. Either at home, at play, or the gastro-intestinal tract hard at work. How about yours?
347, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-4252 7088.
This restaurant is near to Gleneagles Hospital, and Great Eastern Mall.
*The antipasti buffet is available everyday.