Nero Fico @ Danansara
March 10, 2009
The Nero empire has spread to this exceptionally handsome outlet at Damansara Heights. We were worried that the lack of pork here might limit its potential, but it boasts a very impressive menu.
The actual food needs a bit more work though. The homemade bigoli with duck ragout and rosemary was pretty hearty, but you can find a tastier version of this at Sassorosso.
Fagiolata veneta (bean soup with beef sausage topped with parmesan flakes). Very comfort foodish, but again, there was something lacking in the flavour.
Grilled swordfish with spinach and Livornese sauce. No complaints here. The fish and veggies were both fresh and well prepared.
Tortelli with wild mushrooms in a butter and thyme sauce topped with scallops. Rather bland, but still palatable.
Gnocchi sorrentina with buffalo mozarella. The sauce was superb, with the delicate, subtly sweet taste of fresh tomatoes. But the gnocchi was overcooked to the brink of mushiness.