Friday, June 25, 2010

Grappa @ Avenue K

My aunt pointed out to me that Grappa came to Avenue K and that's a place that I really need to try. Armed with such glowing recommendations, I stalked in there one day after I made a mistake in my appointments.

Full points for ambiance. The restaurant gave off a very warm and comforting feeling.

Fresh bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The bread was soft and fluffy, not to mention deliciously warm.

Seafood stew. A tomato based stew filled with squid, prawns and really, really teeeeeeny clams. The seafood added amazing flavour to the broth but the freshness of the seafood was off. I was glad the tomato covered the shellfish somewhat.

Tenderloin with chips. I wished it was with mash or a baked potato or something. The chips really threw off the dish for me.I wish I could wax poetic of the meat and pepper the description with tonnes of superlatives, but sadly, it was a normal hunk of meat. My medium rare came as a solid medium, so I wasn't entirely too happy.

I wanted something sweet to end the (rather disappointing) meal with and I asked the waitress for something chocolaty, but she insisted I try their Tiramisu. It's apparently specially made by their own chef. It turned out to be a huge disappointment. It lacked alcohol for one and all the coffee pooled at the base of the glass. That means as you eat it, you can only taste the cheese and suddenly you get a mouthful of bitter coffee. I would give it a miss in future.
Lot G-10, Ground Floor, 
 avenue K No 156 Jalan Ampang, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03 2166 8088


  1. hmmm, i had high hopes for this place too. there were hits and misses when i checked it out (liked the lamb cutlets, but was let down by the linguine with cheese sauce). but yeah, there are too many other better italian restaurants in the city center...