Janet and I recently headed over to La Risata in Medan Damansara to try their 2017 Valentine’s Day menu. La Risata Damansara has actually been in the neighbourhood for a long time, having opened in 1999 in a single shop lot which has since expanded into two shop lots. La Risata, means “the laughter”, and have two (2) outlets in the Klang Valley namely in the suburbs of Ampang and Medan Damansara, serving Italian food since 1996.
The restaurant is well known among locals and expats alike for their good variety of authentic Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin and crispy pizzas to pastas, meat and seafood dishes. Although the mainstay dishes of their menu are still the traditional Italian dishes, look out for some more modern interpretations which keep to the Italian way of cooking, but pair some less traditional Italian ingredients which result in some surprisingly innovative creations!
Buon San Valentino
Available only on 14 February 2017
~ Antipasto ~
Roasted vine-ripened tomato with baby pearl mozzarella drizzled with pesto oil on a rye bread olive bruschetta
A very Insta-worthy little starter! The little baby pearls of mozzarella cheese went delightfully well with the roasted tomatoes!
~ Primi Piatto ~
Handmade pasta parcels filled with beef salami, truffle paste & oozing egg yolk with a chive butter sauce
Eat the pasta parcels filled with the delicious salami and truffle paste with the rich chive butter, but look out for the oozing egg yolk inside which can be messy if you’re not expecting it. I thought this was a lovely pasta dish!
~ Secondi Piatti ~
Pan-fried snapper & blue mussels with puy lentil stew & fresh baby spinach
Puy lentils are often considered to be the best lentils because they hold their shape during cooking and impart a unique peppery flavour. They proved to be a good match for the snapper making this quite a hearty main indeed.
Roman style braised Australian beef oyster blade & baked yabby with parsnip puree & au jus
Some surf and turf action going on in this dish. The beef was really tender having been braised for over two (2) hours while the yabby’s flesh was sweet and flesh. I was quite impressed with the generous portion of beef which was sitting atop a bed of creamy mashed potatoes making this quite a substantial main – great for guys or big eaters. (I quite dislike those “fine or semi-fine” dining menus which leave me hungry at the end of the meal resulting in me making a trip to a fast food joint or burger stall on the way home.)
~ Dolce ~
Pretty hazelnut chocolate flower pot of layered chocolate cake & mascarpone mousse topped with chocolate soil with pistachio ice cream
Loved the house made ice cream that came along with this dessert!
This special Valentine’s Day menu is priced at:
RM125++ per head (RM250++ per couple)
or RM350++ per couple with a bottle of wine
All prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing govt. taxes
Now if you still have space in your tummy after dinner, you can share La Risata’s signature dessert the Chocolate Bombe which is great for Insta-video/ stories.
I’m not much of a dessert person but I liked this one as I do like chocolate and boy did this dish contain a lot of chocolate!
La Risata’s Valentine’s Day menu is pretty reasonable at only RM125++ per pax or RM250++ per couple. If you’re a wine drinker I’d suggest that you top up another RM100++ for to get the wine package.
La Risata Damansara is located at:
128 Jalan Kasah,
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone: 603 2095 9572
Lunch : 12.00pm-2.30pm
Dinner : 6.30pm-10.30pm