Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Marini's on 57

So i've decided to start off my first ever blogpost with a tale about our special day. Cootie and I decided to celebrate our 1st anniversary a long way from the ground; up up and away.
Well, it was not really high up in the sky but we were at the 57th floor from the ground, and could see skyscrapers all around. (wow the sentence

It was definitely a different experience altogether.

And the chosen destination is a new hideout in KL known as Marini's on 57. I did some research and found that it was only opened to the public for dining last month. So i guess our anniversary couldn't have arrived in a more timely manner. Cuz i guess for swanky places like these, we can't afford to go that often or we'd risk burning a huge hole in our wallet. haha.

#Arriving at the tower

Tip : It's highly advisable to park at either KLCC or Mandarin oriental and then you can make your way to Menara 3 by foot. Marini's is located at the 57th floor, hence its name.:) Don't worry, once you've arrived at the tower, there'll be a hostess waiting downstairs.

You've gotta wait quite a bit for the lift but patience is virtue :)

 # Here we are at the restaurant! :) 
It was still rather bright around 7pm when we arrived. Exactly as planned. Cuz i wanted to observe both the daylight scenery and night scenery.

#As this is an Italian restaurant, do expect Italian loafs. Oh, and this is complimentary.;) So you can munch on these while waiting for your order to arrive. But i guess you'd be too busy taking photos of the environment, the scenery below...and of each other to actually pay much attention to the bread.:P  At least that was what happened to us.

#Drink and Food menu

#Busy on the phone.
Notice KL tower's right behind?:D
Tip : If you want a seat right beside the window so you can have a better view, be sure to indicate in your reservation.:) You may or may not get it, but if you never try, you never know.
In this case, we were truly blessed to have the perfect spot for our anni.

 # I love this couldn't resist posting this up.hehe. (All the pics in this post are not edited nor filtered unless otherwise stated) I think my compact cam is doing a pretty good job although it's not gonna be as good as an SLR but i'm contented so far :)

 #While waiting for our food to arrive, I begged Cootie to switch places so i can have a pic of myself with KL tower right behind. :P hahaha.
I won't get chances like these that often right?:D

Finally our food arrived amidst our photo-taking spree. Time passes so quickly when you're getting busy.
The service was pretty prompt. Didn't take too long to arrive. Prolly between 15-20mins. And you won't notice especially if you're busy being busy.

#His : Petto Di Pollo Al Fungi Senape. RM 58
Basically, pan fried chicken breast with mustary creamy porcini.
I tried this and I've gotta say the creamy gravy is really tasty! 
Cootie is really picky with his food so when he told me that the food was good, it put a smile on my face. (He's quite hard to please when it comes to FOOD. Just like my dad! XD) At least I know he's happy with his food especially since it's not cheap at all.

#Hers : Spaghetti Con Gamberi Piccanti RM 45
Spaghetti with prawns served with garlic and chilli.
My option was much simpler...and in fact, the cheapest among all the pastas in the menu. I love pastas especially aglio olios! Didn't really know exactly what was it when i ordered but the minute i saw it, i knew this was gonna be just quite right for my tastebuds.
Tip: As you can see, the portion is really small. So if you've coming here and don't wanna break your bank by ordering appetizers or desserts since it ain't cheap, be sure to have some snacks beforehand.;)

Sorry i totally forgot to take pics of our drinks. But here's a nice scenery to compensate.:D
#The view from up here. 
It brought back memories while i was in N Seoul tower back in Korea....looking down from the top. The feeling is really different although i can't really find the right words to describe.:)

Decided to check out the toilet...i knew i was in for some surprise..hehe
 #M stands for Marini

#L'occitane soap, lotion and cologne. What could be better?;)

I took the opportunity to snap a few self-shots in the washroom but shall not post it up here to maintain my...erm.."face".hahaha.
Oh yea, almost forgot to post up pics about the interior of Marini's.

 After our dinner, we headed to the 'observatory' if you would call it. Nothing much to see over there but you can have an aerial view of what's below.. :)
 # Simple lamp decor to lit up the entire place since its practically dark.

Finally, it's time to bid goodbye to Marini's.:) Not sure if we'd be able to get back here anytime soon given the hefty price and the fact that my hols is drawing to an end soon...which means, heading back to Johor.><
But the both of us definitely had a gala time.:)

 # The only decent pic of him and her.LOL.

#Adios. Till next time ;)

Food : 8.5/10
Ambience : 9.5/10
Service : 9/10 (the waiter who served us was very alert and didn't hesitate to ask if we needed anything else)
Company : 10/10 (need i say more?*wink* hehehe)

Oh and the night didn't end there. On our way back, we made a random decision to go to Caffeinees at Kg Pandan for a light supper to satisfy our cravings.:P
Finally we had to adjourn cuz poor Cootie was all worn out and had to work the next day.
T'was our memorable,low-key anniversary.:)
We didn't manage to get each other gifts cuz we just couldn't find the right ones even after circling the mall..haha. But well, it's the company that counts, no? :)


My outfit for this special day comprises of my all time fav-colour - a turquoise satin dress (bought online at a reasonable price!),
a matchy matchy chunky statement necklace (from Taiwan),
LV handbag,
chunky bracelet (which you can't really see from here).
It's really rare that i get occasions to dress up in a more sophisticated manner but this is one of those special days. hehe.

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