The Expat Wine Dinner at Michelangelo’s Restaurant & Bar

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A fun group of expats got together recently for our latest Expat Wine Dinner, this one held at Michelangelo’s in Solaris Mont Kiara. As usual, Chef Paolo Pala was on hand, personally ensuring everything ran smoothly and lending his considerable culinary talent to a procession of delicious courses. As diners began arriving, they were served an assortment of canapés and glasses of Mussel Bay Sauvignon Blanc, an excellent aperitif.

Taking their seats, guests enjoyed a particularly convivial atmosphere as the dinner got underway. The first course was a choice of a well-presented Burrata Bresaola Salad with freshly made Italian cheese and thin slices of air-dried beef, served on a bed of rocket salad and drizzled with balsamic dressing, or the impressive Bleu Cheese Salad with its sizeable chunks of imported cheese impressing everyone. The salads were paired with a subdued Tenuta Il Poggione Vermentino Chardonnay. Next up was the soup, a flavourful Leek and Potato Soup, served with more of the Chardonnay, which complemented the soup quite well.

For the main course, diners were able to choose from three options: a Red Snapper Fillet with a lemon and capers sauce, Chicken Breast in a creamy mushroom sauce, or a Ribeye Steak in a peppercorn gorgonzola sauce, each dish served with a selection of potatoes and veggies. The wines served with the main course were both under the Alois Lageder Riff label, a fresh Pinot Grigio and a medium- to full-bodied Merlot. Guests commented on the generous portions and appealing presentation of many of the tasty dishes during the dinner, and the service was friendly and efficient, too.

Dessert is never a disappointment at Michelangelo’s, so guests were doubly treated to a presentation of homemade Tiramisu and Chef Paolo’s excellent Cannoli, served with a Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva Late Harvest. A perfect end to another enjoyable meal with friends old and new at Michelangelo’s.

Photos from the Expat Wine Dinner at Michelangelo’s.

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Source: The Expat magazine November 2015

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