Marini’s on 57
There is no denying that the setting and views are as terrific as most claim. Floor-to-ceiling windows serve up a terrific panoramic view of the glittering Kuala Lumpur skyline as you feast on modern Italian favourites.
Expect Italian staples such as spaghetti pomodoro and osso buco—here poshed up with Wagyu—alongside suitably luxe offerings such as Beluga caviar and Belon oysters.
• Expected the unexpected with the amuse-bouche, which comes in the guise of a bonzai plant.
• For starters, sample the pan-seared Hokkaido sea scallops topped with sea urchin cream and sea asparagus on the side.
• One of the signatures at Marini’s is the pappardelle al tartufo, fresh flat broad pasta topped with sliced winter truffles and a sprinkle of aged parmiggiano reggiano.