La Scala Italian Restaurant @ Mayang

December 25, 2013

Returning to La Scala for more Italian inventions. Earlier entry on La Scala: Nov. 26.

Squid-&-pistachio tartare accompanied with salmon, a pleasingly conceived amuse bouche.

Need more marine mollusks? La Scalas selection of starters also includes octopus carpaccio with panzanella salad (RM48++). Lovely-looking plating for this too.

Need more carpaccio? Chef Lucio Russo serves a beefy one as well, theoretically elevated through the use of Italian organic Fassona Piemontese meat, topped with a salad of wild leaves, balsamic dressing & parmesan slices (RM56++).

Need more cattle? Its convenient how one dish flows into the next: Try the oxtail, braised Vaccinara-style for satisfying succulence & deep-fried in crisply battered cubes (RM46++), coupled with dill mayo & Bloody Mary tomato sauce.

Cheese lovers can have a field day at La Scala: Ravioli surfaces in a colorful foursome of flavors, one filled with taleggio cheese & walnut pesto, another with mozzarella & eggplant, the third with pecorino cheese & porcini mushrooms & the final one with ricotta & spinach. RM62++.

Gorgonzola cheese risotto (RM48++), something for admirers of simplicity. 

Theres cheese in this delicate dessert too: Amalfi coast Buffalo Ricotta cheese mousse with sliced pear in lemon syrup. RM26++. 

Seeking a spot with cool views to hang out at on the night of New Years Eve without being suffocated by crowds? La Scalas alfresco terrace bar is open for business. Could be fun here.

La Scala Restaurant & La Terrazza Bar
183, Jalan Mayang, Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
Open weekdays for lunch & dinner, & Saturdays for dinner. Tel: 03-2161-2291

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