Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Mosto Wine Bar & Restaurant, One KL

Happy New Year!!!  I thought I'd start with this post, because this porky platter is just soooo worthy of first blog pic of the year.  I'm shallow that way. 

So where did I go to feast on such a platter of porcine paradise?  Well, Mosto Wine Bar, and the next question would be, where is it, followed by the answer, ONE KL.  I am pretty certain 90% of people won't know where it is. 

Anyway, ONE KL was one of the most expensive condos in its day, with private pool in each unit, etc etc, facing the MO, KLCC and Ascot, so it's basically off Jln Pinang, as you turn into the MO. And Mosto is there, in that building, next to Marini Grande.  (Not to be confused with the one in another location on the 57th floor)

This Gran Tagliere (2 pax) at RM99, has a wonderful variety of cold cuts, some of which I've never had before, such as the Lardo, (the white lardy stuff behind the salami), and the more common mortadella, parma, iberico pelota and three types of cheeses.  That blueberry conserve is absolutely yum, and complements the saltiness of the cured stuff.

The Lardo is pure fat, and is sublime, but you really can't eat too much of it without feeling it's going straight to your waist.

Note the ala minute guillotining of the cold cuts....

A wonderful selection of breads to choose from, which I wisely abstained from or I would not have been able to tuck in any of the other goodies.  But the crispy bread I loved, and had a ton of it nonetheless.

Apart from food and wine, they also whip up some fine cocktails, from Amaro Tonic, Negroni (pic), Mosto Highball,..priced at an average of RM38

Jungle Bird.... actually it does look rather flamingo like....

I can't honestly say I enjoyed this soup, because I am not a fan of thick bean soup..which is what this dish  it seemed like.

PASTA E FAGIOLI RM28, Tagliatelle pasta with cannelini beans, kidney beans, pork belly &
sliced pork

RISOTTO CON SALSICCIA E VINO ROSSO RM48, Carnaroli risotto with salsiccia & red wine reduction was what you'd hope for in a risotto, rice nicely done, not too soggy, full of flavours, but exceedingly rich and filling.

SPAGHETTI AGLIO OLIO RM38, Spaghetti aglio olio style with house-made roasted pork belly, a classier way of saying SIU YOKE PASTA.... but oh sooooo gooood, a combination forged in the heavens, and probably what Marco Polo ate when he was in Orient lands.  It's such an obvious combination that would work.  Looking at this and writing this makes me crave for a plate NOW.

You wonder how we can eat so much at one sitting...yes, well, it required tenacity, and you really gotta have the stomach for it, literally.
COSTOLETTE DI MAIALE RM78, Grilled pork ribs with barbeque sauce, served with roasted potatoes & sweet corn... at least that's what they said in the menu, because this was served with chips and a salad.  Which was welcomed, because of the meat overload.  The token leafy greens were much needed.

The ribs were good, but not as good as compared to the next dish....which was even "gooder"....

Italian style spit roasted pork ribs with butter & sage, just the right fat to meat ratio, and a subtle seasoning so as not to overpower the meat itself.  This would be my choice of mains.

Mosto burger with house-made 180gm juicy pork patty, crispy pork bacon, grilled
pineapple, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese & caramelized onions & fries on the side... Charcoal buns seem to be all the rage...Jog my memory please, why is this?  Are they healthier?  Anyway, with all that bread around, in the previous courses, and a bread basket over and above, the poor bun was about as neglected as a skinny guy at a weight loss centre.

The porky patty is what defines a HAMburger...  a word that I am sure is quite outlawed in this country.

I'm not sure I remember there being any bacon in the menagerie piled on the bun....

The tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme dessert, the molten chocolate cake (RM25)...

And the quintessential tiramisu with sponge fingers (RM20).

The ambience of the place is very elegant, with wood tones juxtaposed against dark marble flooring, matching the marble bar counter.  Dining tables made of rare Chengal wood complementing the comfortable high back chairs.  An alfresco terrace is also well furnished, and can seat up to 40, whilst the interior can seat 50. 

And there are a lot more items on the menu that look rather interesting, that we have not sampled.

wine bar & restaurant
Ground Floor, ONE KL,
50450 Jalan Pinang
+603 2386 6029

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