Alessio @ Solaris Dutamas

October 14, 2012

A comfortable and cheerful entry into Solaris Dutamas this month, Alessio strives to serve something satisfactory from morning through nightfall.

After the sun rises: the Croque Madame, featuring Alessio's own-baked wholemeal country loaf topped with a sunny-side-up (sure, feel free to request it runnier), smoked turkey ham and melted three cheeses.

Also brilliant for breakfast/brunch: a rustic sausage platter of duck, lamb and chicken options, made fragrant and creamy with basil and parmesan fillings.

Time for lunch, but here's where Alessio might be facing teething troubles. The menu describes this as tagliatelle with grilled portobello mushrooms and black truffle cream sauce. What emerges: spaghetti with a sauce that's earthy but entirely lacks the signature scent of truffles.

Dark chocolate cake with vanilla gelato for tea. Not bad, but not a knockout.

Dinner: chicken involtini, tender and tasty, thanks to an apricot-chestnut-duck bacon stuffing.

Bar snacks for supper: potato crisps, almonds toasted in sea salt and olive oil, as well as U.S. Yukon Gold french fries.

Wake up with a Musetti organic iced toasted hazelnut latte, then wrap up the night with a strawberry-lychee margarita.

All in all, Alessio won't rank as Solaris' top outlet, but it's nonetheless a worthwhile stop here.

A2-G2-09, Solaris Dutamas (beside Yamagoya Ramen), Kuala Lumpur.