The 19th Hole

Ital­ians are renowned for their style and the celebration of the good life and, of course, won­der­ful food and wine.

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - Contents 09/17 -

Modi & Rosa rolls out an un­for­get­table gas­tro­nom­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.

es­tau­rants serv­ing Ital­ian cui­sine are guar­an­teed to re­ceive a favourable re­cep­tion from Malaysians so it’s not sur­pris­ing that the open­ing of Modi & Rosa in Glo Da­mansara Mall has pro­vided sub­ur­ban Kuala Lumpur with a classy new Ital­ian bar and restau­rant.

Modi & Rosa comes with the her­itage of the well-re­spected Marini’s Group so the Ital­ian flair and style is guar­an­teed but with­out the long jour­ney into the city cen­tre.

There are two dis­tinct parts to this out­let with the bar and restau­rant be­ing sep­a­rate en­ti­ties but which share ad­join­ing space and a com­mon kitchen. The bar area ap­peals for its classy, deep leather lounge chairs, ex­cit­ing

Rgolfdi­gest­malaysia bar snacks (and ac­cess to the restau­rant menu), im­pres­sive Ital­ian wines, a tran­quil set­ting and, icy cold beers at very at­trac­tive prices con­sid­er­ing the sur­round­ings. This is the per­fect place to clinch a deal or to cel­e­brate a suc­cess­ful deal as the out­let has a def­i­nite un­hur­ried pace with­out too many other pa­trons, the back­ground mu­sic is un­ob­tru­sive, and, Cuban cigars are avail­able as are pre­mium Ital­ian wines. Modi & Rosa is dis­cern­ing, dis­crete and dis­tin­guished.

BAR BITES

No one needs an in­tro­duc­tion to Ital­ian cui­sine and Modi & Rosa has an ex­ten­sive selec­tion of well-recog­nised dishes from all over Italy in­clud­ing pizza, pasta and, in the bar, bar bites or tapas. Th­ese are served from open­ing un­til late to com­ple­ment the bev­er­ages of­fered. Pa­trons can se­lect from dishes such as fries with truf­fle oil, Mum­bai chicken with crispy fried onions, soft shell crab with wasabi mayo and, open beef sand­wich ac­com­pa­nied by goat’s cheese. Fries with truf­fle oil pro­vide a dif­fer­ent flavour pro­file for those who like the dis­tinc­tive taste of truf­fles with the beef baguette sand­wich be­ing just as invit­ing with the equally dis­tinc­tive taste of this style of cheese.

A cheese plat­ter con­sist­ing of cheeses in­clud­ing Pecorino and Gor­gonzola is art­fully dec­o­rated with car­rot and cel­ery sticks to make a per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment to red wine. While chicken wings are not in­cluded on the tapas list the high­light of the tapas menu is the Mum­bai spicy chicken which is hot but not overly spicy with the added joy of deep fried onions.

Mov­ing onto the restau­rant menu, drinkers can se­lect dishes such as the pizza a la Modi and Rosa with truf­fle oil, Moz­zarella, shaved Parmi­giano and cov­ered in loads of fresh arugula (rocket). Ask for some im­ported chilli oil to sprin­kle on top for some added spici­ness. Beef cheek with truf­fle mash and veg­gies served with a re­duc­tion of beef jus fea­tures a prime beef cut, cooked to per­fect ten­der­ness and ac­com­pa­nied by silky smooth, truf­fle­in­fused mash. The tiramisu is ap­pro­pri­ately pre­pared with al­co­hol (Marsala) and lash­ings of creamy Mas­car­pone cheese.

DIS­CRETE DRINKS

Modi & Rosa serves Tiger, Heineken and Guin­ness on tap

septem­ber 2017

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