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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Food: Michelangelo's Restaurant.Deli.Bar @ Pavilion, KL

In a throwback to early noughties pop punk music, Wendy and I went for the Simple Plan Live in KL concert on 14 January (which was awesome btw!), held at KL Live.

Back to music popular during secondary school :D
We didn't have time for dinner before the concert, so we were left to find food after it ended at about 10pm. The plan was to head over to Jalan Alor for some chicken wings, but the Saturday night jam along Bukit Bintang was so bad I had no choice but to turn to Pavilion instead. 

Getting to Pavilion was just the beginning though, because after parking we needed to find a place with the kitchen still open at 11pm. Everywhere was closed / closing / only open for drinks, but there was still one left. Cue Michelangelo's

I don't know why they don't close their kitchen after normal hours like other places, but we're glad they didn't! The inside is spacious and roomy, capable of entertaining many large groups at a time. 

A word of caution though - while the kitchen doesn't close, the air-cons certainly do. So don't expect a meal in cool and comfort in the wee hours of the night, especially on a Saturday night!

Prices at Michelangelo's are what you would expect from a place located on the Ground Floor of Pavilion. One of the cheapest things available (because I was feeling poor after forking out for Simple Plan tickets =P) is the Pollo Alla Cacciatore (RM 29.90). 

Cheap doesn't always mean no good though, and this is a good example of that. The pasta serving was more than enough for me, and a whole chicken leg shows there's no scrimping on ingredients. I was surprised by the noticeable spiciness to the pasta, which was more than I expected. Nothing too difficult for me to handle, but still worth taking note of. 

Wendy normally looks for pocket-saving items on the menu too, but that night, for some strange reason, her stomach craved salmon, so after raging a short but intense internal battle, the Filetto Di Salmone (RM 45.90) ultimately won out. =D

At that price, the stakes were definitely high, and we expected nothing short of top quality from the kitchen. Thankfully, they justified the price tag with a hearty serving of salmon lightly grilled to perfection. The accompanying chives cream sauce matched the meat perfectly; it took all of my self-control to resist forsaking my chicken pasta and grabbing more salmon from Wendy. =P

The bed of mash potato was also close to perfection, creamy and fluffy, which went well with the cream sauce as well. In the end, the chicken pasta was cheap and cheerful, but the salmon showed us why some things in a restaurant just have to cost more. Certainly a sad fact of life. =D

While food may be adequately priced, rest assured that Michelangelo pulls no punches with its drink prices. The most reasonable non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverage was just the fresh juices at RM 9 per glass. We were dying of thirst after the concert, but were forced to drink sparingly with these little glasses! There's also no plain drinking water at Michelangelo, so be warned!

Would we return? Well, we're not sure about it being authentic Italian cuisine, but surely the hearty good food and warm ambience is reason enough to lure us back the next time we're feeling a little easy on the wallets. :)

Michelangelo's Restaurant.Deli.Bar 
C3.04.00, Level 3.
Pavillion Kuala Lumpur,
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2141 1123

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