Nero Fico @ Jalan Dungun, KL

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There was a massive jam leading all the way into Hartamas, so we decided to do a slight detour and ended up in Damansara Heights instead.

Nero Fico on Jalan Dungun.. we wanted to check this restaurant out, since we had not been here from the time it opened. (We recently tried Al Padrino across the road and that was pretty decent).

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First up, the Fried Quail’s eggs and Asparagus Salad. I personally prefer my quail’s eggs boiled.. what a waste of a cute lil round egg right, frying it?
Having said that, the salad was delicious. We ate it up in 5 seconds flat.

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Mushroom Salad which was not on the menu but which the chef whipped up (easy enough), since one amongst us was a big fan of the mushroom.
This was good too.

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The Kobe Beef stole the show. I dare say this was one of the better ones in KL and the marbling was superb. It tasted like one, I had the good fortune of trying in Kobe, once upon a time. That was a grade 9 wagyu.

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I wanted to order mine BLUE (again.. just for the sake of shouting Blue! haha..) but stopped short and went for rare instead.

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The Veal was tasty but a tad salty. Must have been the cheese.

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The Tortelli Mushroom with a nice slab of foie gras on top, was cooked to perfection – the pasta shell resisted the tooth and biting into it sent spurts of mushroom core gushing into one’s mouth. What an amazing sensation!

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Pizza Quattro Stagioni is like having FOUR pizzas and eating them too!

This was meaty and what I would call a real MAN’S pizza, but could have done with more tomato base and cheese. The artichokes were delicious. I personally am a big fan of the ‘choke’. Did you know that Artichoke is the primary flavor of the Italian liqueur Cynar? Well, now you know..!

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Finally the tiramisu and Grappa on the house. What a nice touch to be served the throat-searing grappa as a parting gift to the diner. Already tipsy from a couple of bottles of wine, a shot of this fragrant, grape-based, pomace brandy of Italian origin, nearly had us spouting Italian to all the customers!

(We do not speak Italian.)

All in all, we had an enjoyable dining experience.

Add:
Nero Fico,
Lot G-01, Grd Flr,
Wisma Perintis 47,
Jalan Dungun,
Damansara Heights.
Tel: 603 2089 5312

Comments

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    wow they serve kobe?? impressive..

    i had a light dinner there once..the risotto was alright at best..

    must go for the meats liao..

  2. email2me says:

    What's the damage for that piece of beef? Izzit a 250gram cut?

  3. ooh, don't remember seeing quail's egg salad or kobe beef on the menu previously … time for a revisit! :D

  4. What a nice presentation of food! A romantic place to dine in? ;)

  5. 550ml jar of faith says:

    I love artichokes!! This one time, I had an entire evening's discussion around artichokes and found out how difficult it is exactly to peel and cook it perfectly… so any place that goes to the trouble to have it on the menu has my vote!

  6. thenomadGourmand says:

    the pizza, tortellini and the tiramisu for me pls!

  7. That's a pretty unusual way to present quail's eggs! Did it taste any different fron normal fried eggs? :)
    (Looks exactly like the "horr paw tan" with soya sauce that my mum makes… )

  8. CUMI & CIKI says:

    Joe:
    time to revisit? u can go with Sean .. haha

    email2me:
    slips my mind .. i didnt pay for the bill. couple of hundred?

    Sean:
    u can go with joe

    selba:
    not bad at all. it can get a little crowded so I am not sure if you like it quiet or with a lot of atmosphere? i personally like atmosphere.. hehe

    faith:
    yea, my (recent) fav too.

  9. CUMI & CIKI says:

    TNG:
    go with joe and sean la:P

    J:
    taste the same la ..lol

  10. Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Wow, that kobe beef slab looks amazing. I love mine bloody. Drool.

  11. Was that foie gras I spy on top of the tortellini??

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