We are back in that familiar place! … My favourite Italian restaurant (I cannot say it enough).. on a weekend.
How goooood it is, when close friends meet together over Prosciutto and Prosecco!
Those have got to be my two favourite P’s in the Italian vocab;P
Speaking of which, they do Prosecco by the glass at Nero Teca, so you can really pace yourself and get plastered nice and easy…
RM26.00 per glass
This is the Prosciutto Melon.
The story of Prosciutto is really the story of pigs, since it takes the best pigs eating the right foods to make a perfect ham!
(Ooo, which reminds me of a cartoon i read..)
How cute is that.. ?! 😛
Ahem.. as i was saying…
Prosciutto is an Italian ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured, and air-dried, but not smoked. It has a gorgeous salty meaty taste, offset by the sweetness of the melon… heaven!
Prosciutto Melon – RM34.00
This is the Carbonara. I love this carbonara because, it’s not too creamy, the pasta is rapturously al dente and the bacon is smoky, chunky and fatty. This is the soft chunky bacon sort as opposed to the streaky crispy thin bacon. I find the soft chunky sort absorbs the carbonara flavour so much more effectively. Pure art!
Eating is believing so… just come eat…
Spaghetti Carbonara – RM23.00
This is the Costina – fried pork ribs. Not for the faint hearted. Let me just warn you that this dish will not be of the ‘soft, fall off the bone pork ribs’ sort. Me, I order this when I am in a feisty mood, because the Costina will give you a good fight – meat is tougher and the smell of pork is strong. This does not make it any less good! Infact, I dare say, this is the way pork ribs should be eaten (bangs the table, spits and swears..) :P:P
Finally, no italian meal is complete without the Panna Cotta! An Italian invention – pure, simple, delightful cooked cream! Cool and soft and goes down easy… Do not leave without trying this!
Panna Cotta – RM14.00
Many flutes of Prosecco later, we stagger out the door and into the dark and starry night.. , happy to be alive and well…then we begin the long journey home:)
ground floor, somerset
8 lorong ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2070 0530
Service:8/10 (slower on friday nights as it’s usually packed)
Salt levels: moderate
MSG levels: nil