Of Changes, The Flood & Giant Cinnamon Rolls @ A PizzeriaJanuary 3, 2011 | 3,105 views
Michelangelo’s Pizzeria – Giant Cinnamon Roll; soon to be a permanent fixture on their dessert menu; made freshly every other day. (RM7.50/USD2.40)
And the first Sunday of the year was spent eating, resting, catching up on life, eating, and eating again. That’s how good life currently is, before I jump back into the thick of the action tomorrow. Can’t imagine how much I have neglected the finer details in life, the simplest of gestures and the most basic functions of humanity and relationships.
As they say, you ain’t gonna treasure what you have til it’s gone. So remarkably true, it hurts.
Start your Monday with more rants from Motormouth? Right on …..
Tuna Spaghetti with Capers (RM17.90/USD5.70) – A delightfully tangy and appetizing paste lightly seasoned with peppers.
Only when one’s forced to perform certain routines to an unplanned schedule, and on arbitrary terms; that he finally learns to appreciate the value of time, friendship and bonds. When the daily mundane routine transforms itself to a once in a blue moon opportunity, and the immense longing to once again experience the dreary, same old (same old) hassles … that’s when one finally matures and starts to concentrate on the priceless and timeless things in life.
Mac & Cheese with a twist (RM14.90/USD4.80) – Not as sinfully creamy as I would have imagined though.
I was devastated in the initial stage when I heard about the flood barricading the public from accessing the path to this pizzeria. I had this planned; squeezed almost, into the tight ‘makan’ schedule during this long weekend. The sudden need to change plans got me worried, for FCOE’s not exactly your idea of a land worm (hehe, go translate to Chinese), and she may end up in Menglembu or Chemor at the end of the day. Or worse, wading in the puddles of water helplessly …. but let’s not let imagination runs wild here.
Italian Sausage Pizza + 3 Cheese Pizza – Go for the 3 Cheese. VERY cheesy and satisfying. Add some roasted garlic if you’re fond of those.
Thankfully, the disaster ended almost as abrupt as the torrential downpour prior to our dinner. And once again, we feasted to our heart’s content, trying out some new stuff from Michelangelo’s Pizzeria. They were supposed to include earthy mushroom pizzas into their repertoire for the new year, but we were a little too early for that. Tough luck, but do let me know if they make it to the Specials anytime soon, ya?
Still my favourite combination; The Hog + Bacon & Eggs.
The Tuna Spaghetti with Capers came highly recommended by SL, and deservedly so. The serving of pasta was almost polished clean before I even got to sample a forkful of it! While the Mac & Cheese might appear lacklustre in a simple bowl with shavings of jalapeno pepper, the serving was a hearty one meant to be shared; or as sides to the pizzas. Would have been better if they bumped up the cheesy factor; for I like my creamy pasta to be of decadent levels. Like their sumptuous Carbonara with real pork bacon.
But the highlight of the meal (aside from the pizzas) had to be the Giant Cinnamon Rolls. Piping warm from the heaters, each roll can be shared among 2-3 pax, or you can wallop one to yourself if you’re an ardent fan of cinnamon rolls. With the right balance of cinnamon powder, sugar and glazed with cream cheese, the fluffy layers rolled into a gigantic swirl bigger than the size of your palm deserves to be listed on their permanent desserts menu.
And finally to set the records straight; and not having them explaining time and again (I have seen this debacle a few times), read the explanation on the charred/burnt pizzas.
And that feast hopefully sets the tone for the new year. New hopes for all, changes for some, and fueling the passion and good fight for the others.
*For more information regarding Michelangelo’s Pizzeria, please refer to the original post – Michelangelo’s Pizzeria @ Ipoh