About 2 weeks back, rif took me to Alexis, BSC for dinner. Situated right next to Times Book Shop (where Esquire Kitchen used to be), it’s quite hidden at the corner so you’ll have to look out for it. Jeen was raving about their Pappardelle with truffle oil so that was exactly what rif ordered. I had the Linguine Carbonara (it was actually Penne but I asked for a switch to Linguine). We also ordered the Al Funghi Pizza to share as we were pretty famished that night.
The Parpardelle (flat ribbon pasta) was absolutely divine. Slightly creamy with tender mushroom slices, truffle oil and topped with grated parmesan cheese, it was unforgettable and well worth the price. I couldn’t tell whether there were bits of truffles as I have never eaten truffles before. Jeen, were there any truffle bits? Or was it just the oil?
The Linguine Carbonara was pretty good but after the luscious offerings of the truffle pasta, this one only managed second place. Al dente Linguine generously coated with cream sauce, mushroom and bacon bits, it was the fusion of all my favourite ingredients.
The pizza didn’t blow me away the way the truffle pasta did but it was still good. Four types of mushrooms on a light tomato base thin crust and topped with stringy cheese. You can ask for some parmesan cheese to add onto the already rich and cheesy pizza just like we did.
To round up dinner, we had a slice of Chocolate Banana Mascarpone as recommended by the waiter. An unusual blend of flavours resulting in a delightful slice of cake.
All in, I was very happy with the food especially the truffle pasta and cake. I think rif feels the same way. Dinner cost RM 115 after 5% tax and 10% service charge. Thank you rif for the wonderful dinner. Next time I belanja you “chap fan” when I get my pay cheque ok?
Verdict: Nice ambiance and pretty good food. Not sure about the Asian selections but quite a few people ordered the Asian dishes while we were there.
Lot F51A, First Floor
Bangsar Shopping Centre