IT IS ONE THING FOR MARINI'S ON 57 TO POSITION ITSELF RIGHT AT THE TOP, BOTH FIGURATIVELY AND PHYSICALLY AS IT IS LOCATED ON THE 57TH FLOOR OF PETRONAS TOWER 3 WITH JETLINER VIEWS OF KUALA LUMPUR.
It is another to sustain its elitist and expensive reputation!
So I am always surprised (though maybe I should not be) that the restaurant is almost always full or at least 80% occupied! Discerning Malaysians come here to partake world class gourmet cuisine and soak in the view and ambiance.
The MIGF Festival Menu of 13 courses costs RM 1,342.10 per person with 9 glasses of superb wines to match each dish. This, I believe, is pricier than McD or KFC and is not to be sniffed at unless you are Bill Gates.
Those on a budget can settle for the 5 course menu with wine for a mere RM 1,092 while those at the bottom of the pecking order can settle for the MIGF Light Menu at RM 557++---a snip!
Marini's on 57 accommodates 70 diners. 03-2386 6030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 57 Menara 3 Petronas,
Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
My dinner at Marini's on 57 on 27 October 2014 was my very first dinner as a brand new, 3-day old Dato! The Sultan of Pahang made me a Dato on 25 Oct 2014 at Istana Abu Bakar at 11.11 am!
Waiters serving third main course
Spaghetto vicidomini with colatura di alici and lemon cream borage flower
Sauce being poured
Damien Ooi photographing his third main course
Restaurant manager announcing each dish
Elizabeth Marini treated us to this magnificent dish of pasta with slices of white truffles to celebrate my Datoship!
All of Dato Steve Day's 22 guests enjoyed this extra dish of pasta with truffles because of Dato Kee Hua Chee!
Fresh, simple and utterly delicious!
All glasses of wine came with their names and vintage! Such a simple, brilliant idea but Marini's on 57 is theb only one who bothered to do this by going the extra mile!
Datuk Dr Kelvin Tan contemplating his Zibibbo cheese with crispy beetroot
Looks like foam or candy floss!
Yup, it is our pre-dessert!
Everyone was highly amused! Or should that be amused bouched?
Karim Khan enjoying his candy floss
2 hands are better than 1
Yummy! And such fun
Back to school days
Fun or what
VIPS enjoying dinner
Look at Dato Steve Day's guests enjoying the camaraderie
Dato Kee Hua Chee enjoying his candy floss
Dato Kee Hua Chee nibbling daintily at his cotton candy chenille style
It's almost like masak-masak and such fun
Reliving childhood days
Staff serving white truffle gelato
White truffle gelat
Dato Kee Hua Chee picking his chocolates with pretty waitress
Dato Kee Hua Chee loves chocolates
Damien Ooi also
Dato Steve Day thanking his VIP guests
YAM Tg Dara Tg Naquiah Tuanku Jaafar spoke on behalf of guests
YAM Tg Dara declares this was a most magnificent repast
Stunning food and service and views!
Dato Farah Khan, Modesto Marini, Tg Dara and Dato Steve Day
YAM Tg Dara Tan Sri Tg Naquiah was a most eloquent speaker
Dato Steve Day again thanking everyone and Marini's on 57
Dato Steve Day encouraging the staff to elevate Malaysian cuisine to new levels
Chef Fabio Ruggiero
Marini's rules OK
Chef Federico Michieletto and Dato Steve Day
Kudos all round!
Elizabeth Marini at right celebrated her 40th birthday last Sunday, just a day earlier
Big boss Modesto Marini makes his speech
Thanking everyone for coming
YAM Tg Dara Tg Naquiah Tuanku Jaafar and Dato Farah Khan
Eldest daughter of 10th King of Malaysia with Dato Farah Khan of Melium
Modesto Marini and his magic team
Chef Fabio Ruggiero, Modesto Marini and Chef Federico Michieletto
Chef Federico Michielletto, Dato Steve Day, Karim Khan and Chef Fabio Ruggiero