We all know the Italian cuisine is delicious. Name a few Italian dishes and you will probably say pasta, pizza or tiramisu which you can find in any Italian restaurant in KL. But these master chefs actually have so many other dishes to offer that are amazing and definitely worth trying! These probable unknown dishes will definitely make your mouth water and definitely tip the experience of fine dining in Kuala Lumpur.
Ice-cream based on olive oil
This Tuscany-origined recipe may sound a bit strange. Ice-cream based on olive oil? Aren’t you supposed to use olive oil with baking? Actually olive oil gives the ice cream a much tastier flavour. You can easily make this yourself, just buy some vanilla ice cream and mix it with some olive oil. Add a bit of salt to increase the taste and you are ready to enjoy. Your fine dining Kuala Lumpur experience has never been so good!
Eggplant with tomato sauce and mozzarella
I also call this recipe a taste explosion. Cut the eggplant in slices and grill them with some salt and pepper. Mix the tomatoes with some basil and cook it for 15 minutes. Now just pretend that you are making lasagne by making different layers of tomato sauce and eggplant slices and top it off with some mozzarella. Lastly put it in a oven (180 degrees) for 30 minutes and here you have your eggplant lasagne!
French bread with an Italian twist
You won’t find this recipe often in a restaurant in KL, but it is oh-so-delicious to make it at home for breakfast or lunch. This recipe is a variant of the traditional french toast. But as we already guessed, the Italians could not resist to include wine in this already-delicious recipe. Get your one- day-old bread, pass it through some sweetened milk. Afterwards place it in a mixture of egg, lemon and white wine and fry it in a pan. Lastly sprinkle some sugar on top and your grown-up french toast is ready!
You can personalize this dish completely up to your own preferences! Cut vegetables you like in small pieces and bake them together with chicken, some water and spices. Add some wine and later add tomatoes, brown sugar, balsamic, rosemary and a bouillon. Let this cook for at least 30 minutes and when the sauce is thick enough, it is ready to serve. This dish is perfect for dipping your bread, like Italians love to do, and accompanied with a good glass of wine.
Roman style artichokes
This last dish will definitely surprise your guests and what is even better is that it is so easy to make (don’t tell them though..). First peal off the leaves till they become softer, cut them in half and after this trim the stem till around 2 to 3 inches. Sprinkle the artichokes all over with some lemon juice and leave them soaking in a bowl for some minutes. Then fry the artichokes in a pan for 10 minutes and afterwards drain them on paper towels. When ready, sprinkle some sea salt and pepper and your artichokes are finito!