The Insider @ Telawi, Bangsar
April 20, 2016
This fresh face in Telawi tries to tackle contemporary European fare, with a special interest in Italian & French cooking.
The Insider's soft-launch menu proved intriguing for us to order four offerings; our favourite was the fedelini pasta immersed in a robustly briny, kitchen-made crab sauce, topped with oven-roasted freshwater prawns & buffalo mozzarella (RM38; a respectable illustration of why Italian remains our favourite cuisine), though the risotto in seaweed sauce with grilled Hokkaido scallops, tiger prawns & clams (RM58), potato gnocchi with slow-braised beef ragout, sauteed wild mushrooms & grated parmesan (RM28) & sliced duck breast with pan-seared foie gras, poached daikon & pickled kyuri in red wine sauce (RM68) all showcased sufficient merits too, each competently prepared enough to stamp this place as one with reasonable potential.
Drinking is encouraged - the house pour of Italian Mantellassi Cabernet Sauvignon starts at RM16 per glass; alternatively, check out the Wine Kick cocktail, blending a splash of red with cherry brandy, creme de casis & foamy pineapple juice (RM23).
31 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Tues-Sun, 5pm through late.
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