Friday, May 24, 2013

Festa della Pasta Promotion @ Italiannies Malaysia

Popular Italian-themed restaurant chain Italiannies is introducing eight new pasta dishes during its Festa della Pasta promotion from now until 30 June 2013. These new pasta dishes give customers the chance to savour a selection of authentic pasta recipes which originate from various regions of Italy.

We were invited to the media launch of this promotion, whereby we were served all eight pasta dishes and two appetizers in abbondanza (sharing) portion to emulate Italiannies 'A'more di Merrier' shared menu concept while being entertained with live music. Present at the event was Mr Andrea Rossi, Regional Manager of Italiannies who explained the origins behind each dish.

Gamberi con Aglio

To start, we had the Gamberi con Aglio and Mediterranean Salad. I really enjoyed the former with its juicy sauteed shrimps in a spicy sauce made from red dried chillies, black olives and tomatoes and served with some garlic bread to soak up the lovely sauce. The Mediterranean salad comprises of black olives, cream cheese, tomatoes, onions, rocket and romaine salad served with chicken breast.

Mediterranean Salad

A demo on how to make fresh tagliatelle pasta. It is made by hand daily at Italiannies’ kitchen, specially for this promotion.

Mixing everything by hand, the true Italian style

Fresh spinach tagliatelle pasta

House white wine

Here are the eight pasta dishes available during the Festa della Pasta promotion. My personal favorites are the mussels and clams Lombardi con pappardelle and the cheesy cannelloni.  It was also interesting to be able to try several new pasta shapes such as fileja and paccheri.

Mussels & clams Lombardi con pappardelle (RM26.90) - pappardelle pasta tossed with fresh clams and mussels cooked with white wine. Fresh herbs and chilli flakes to garnish.

Tagliatelle con Salvia, Funghi e Popettine (RM22.90) - handmade tagliatelle pasta sauteed with lemon and shiitake mushrooms served with homemade meatballs

Tagliatelle con Pesto al Pomodoro (RM22.90) - handmade plain and spinach tagliatelle pasta served with green pesto and tomatoes with grated Parmesan cheese and pine nuts

Fileja con Pomodoro e Basilico (RM18.90) - fileja pasta tossed with tomato puree and cherry tomato, sprinkled with Parmesan and fresh basil

Cannelloni (RM26.90) - cheesy cannelloni stuffed with spinach and artichokes served with homemade marinara sauce, topped with melted mozzarella cheese and bechamel sauce.

Paccheri con Ragu (RM18.90) - traditional Italian beef sauce cooked with paccheri pasta topped with Parmesan cheese

Tortellini con Salmone ed Aneto (RM26.90) - spinach and ricotta filled tortellini pasta tossed in alfredo sauce with sauteed salmon and fresh dill

Fusilli con Spinaci ed Alfredo sauce (RM22.90) - fusilli pasta sauteed with chicken breast and spinach tossed in alfredo sauce with chilli flakes and crispy spinach to garnish.

Italian trifle, made with layers of creamy mascarpone, lady fingers, dark chocolate powder and chocolate chips.

Media launch at Italiannies, The Gardens Mall

This promotion is valid at Italiannies outlets in The Curve, The Gardens Mall, Empire Shopping Centre, Paradigm Mall and Gurney Paragon, Penang.

For lunch (11am-3pm), diners can top up RM6 for a choice of either a salad (Insalata Verde), a dessert (chocolate brownie) or a glass of Pepsi with their pasta order. During dinner service (6pm onwards), with every order of a pasta dish, diners can top up RM16 for a choice of an entrée (Gamberi con Aglio), a salad (Insalata Mediterranea) or a dessert (Italian Trifle).

Location: Italiannies, Lot S209, Second Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2283 3675


*All photos without watermark courtesy of Italiannies.

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  1. All look yummy, but I think I will go for the Mussels & clams Lombardi con pappardelle! hehehe.

  2. everything looks so good to me so i wouldn't mind to taste all! :D

  3. Ok, bookmarked!!! MUST drop by when I go over... Here I come!!!!

  4. Mouthwatering pasta! My kids would go gaga over the pasta!
    Looks really delicious!

  5. Fresh Tortellini is hard to find! I first tried it in Italy. Now that I am back in Singapore, its hard to find such fresh and good quality Tortellini.

  6. are fast! great seeing you there...

    I like the cannelloni, paccheri ragu, tortellini salmone and tagliatelle pesto... but my favorite was the awesome gamberi con aglio!


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