Thursday, April 9, 2009

We like pasta, we like wine!

Saturday PM: Seeking good Companion, Carbs and plenty of Cheers!

Michaelangelos' at Solaris Mont Kiara fit the bill. It started to pour just as we were settling into our very comfortable seats in Bar M. Nothing heightens the whole experience of dusk quite like rain and the certainty of your butt planted somewhere warm and dry!

We start with a bottle of the very easy to drink Placido 2007 Pinot Grigio. We slip effortlessly into the pour-drink-yak rhythm. We discuss how nice the wine is to drink, friends and lovers, encounters and departures, how nice the wine really is to drink, the merit of artificially straightened hair, employment and establishment...

NizFiz, the royal couple, visibly excited about the prospect of finally ordering food

...this wine really is ever so nice, how lucky we are to have good companions as each other, and before we knew it, we were primed for the second bottle. While we did that, we also decided to tick off the final element to round up this lovely evening... gimme the nourishment!

Fiz's Mushroom & Chicken soup... quite ordinary I felt.

Ooh, Healthy returns to haunt me...

Pizza Romano - Niz can always be counted on to order the guilt-equalizer meal.

MS has Linguine Con Vongole; I had a taste and it was light and enjoyable, the linguine offering plenty of bite.

My Pollo Alla Cacciatore (Roasted chicken leg with spaghetti) minus the mozzarella was really a tepid choice. The chicken leg was well-seasoned and tender enough, coated with a rich tomato-based sauce but the accompanying pasta was dull as Play-Doh.

I probably should've just stuck to wine alone and carried on yakking. Food's not exactly the highlight here but I'd still come back for a drink, service superb with company sublime.


Rebecca Saw said...

yesss dearie..the food here left mch to be desired for that price they charge!!

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J2Kfm said...

read bout this place sometime ago. sadly, mediocre fare?

its thebooze and company that matters, sometimes.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah yes its all abt the wine..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I always wondered how the food was... Guess I'll stick to having just wine! ;)

allie said...

it's just too bad that the food doesn't fare so well...

ck lam said...

Looks like it's quite difficult to find a place that has everything that suits our liking.

teckiee said...

love love loveee the wine here too! food was hit and miss for me too. you should try the lamb rack!

backStreetGluttons said...

yeah , after a sublime feast and divine white bubbling grapy juice, one tends to drift off into the exquisite realm of the exciting September joys I come behold !

minchow said...

Nomad, yup food definitely a tad too pricey... feels like stuff I can easily whip up at home!

EatinginKL, thanks for the props! Will mosey over to your blog right away!

J2Kfm, probably wouldn't be in a hurry to go back for the food. As for the booze and company, I think easily replicated elsewhere, i.e. at home? :-P

Joe, I'm starting to think that it's a bit TOO much about the wine. Gotta get back to the basics, the food that is!

Bangsar Babe, still worth a try I think. Just read on several blogs that had a decent dining experience there.

minchow said...

Allie, it wasn't terrible, but definitely not mind-blowing either. But I'd still go back for the ambience and service!

CK Lam, yes I think this place relatively hit the right spot on many counts, i.e. location, service, beverage list!

Teckiee, ooh looks like it was decent for you... agree that it's a nice spot regardless. I wouldn't write the food off totally yet either!

BSG, haha! As per usual, I have to crack my head a little over your comment!