LOCATED ON THE 57th FLOOR WHICH EXPLAINS WHY IT IS NOT CALLED MARINI'S ON 55 OR ANY OTHER NUMBER, MARINI'S ON 57 IS MALAYSIA'S HIGHEST RESTAURANT WITH MATCHING PRICES.
SO IF YOU ARE A PEASANT OR MEMBER OF THE LOWER CLASSES, YOU MAY STILL COME HERE PROVIDED YOU HAVE SHOWERED, PERFUMED AND WEAR DECENT CLOTHES (JEANS ARE ALLOWED SINCE THESE ARE EGALITARIAN DAYS) YOU CAN VISIT AND BUY A BEER HERE AT EARTHBOUND PRICES.
Having said that, the pizza and finger food at the main bar is surprisingly affordable and prices are clearly stated so there is no need to jump off the balcony when the bill arrives. The views of Petronas Twoin Towers from the openair terrace are to die for though.
Of course the dine dining restaurant is a different kettle of fish. This eatery is meant for the rich, preferably rich and famous but if you are rich and unknown, you are welcome too as owners Elizabeth and Modesto Marini are nice, friendly and affable, not snobbish, arrogant and stuck-up like a certain blogger Dato whose name I should not mention as no point shooting myself in the foot.
The MIGF Festival Menu starts from RM 480++ per person to RM 1,200 ++ so you cannot accuse Marini's on 57 to catering for the masses, certainly not at the rent they have to pay their landlord Petronas.
To maintain standards, there are 2 chefs and not 1 as Elizabeth and Modesto Marini believe 2 heads are better than one. Chefs Federico Michieletto and Fabio Ruggiero are Italians just like their boss Modesto Marini and are Malaysia's most powerful duo when it comes to churning out delectables for a dinner equivalent of a waiter's monthly salary.
The sterling service proves the waiters are highly paid too as I have never been treated so well.
Come here for the food and views, stay back for the drinks and service!
MARINI'S ON 57
LEVEL 57, PETRONAS 3 TOWER, KLCC
AT 57 LEVEL, ALL OF KL SPREAD-EAGLES OUT BEFORE YOU
ROOMS WITH 360 DEGREE VIEWS
STUNNING DECOR TO MATCH THE VIEW AND PRICE
SEATS 70 COMFORTABLY
ALAN HARRIS AND DATO STEVE DAY
DAVID TEH, PITT LEE, DATIN NANCY GAN AND DATO TAN HOE PIN
DATIN ZARINA BANU, DATO MIRZA MOHAMMAD TAIYAB THE DIRECTOR OF MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD AND DATO STEVE DAY, ORGANISING CHAIRMAN, FOUNDER, OWNER AND PRODUCER OF MIGF 2015
DATO KEE HUA CHEE WITH CHEF FABIO RUGGIERO AND CHEF FEDERICO MICHIELETTO
NOTE THE WALL HANGING OF TARA THE TIBETAN GODDESS OF MERCY WHICH DATO KEE HUA CHEE USES AS PENDANT TO GUARANTEE A MAGNIFICENT, MARVELLOUS MEAL!
IVA AND IMMO BUSCHMANN THE MD OF AUDI MALAYSIA
MOST GLAMSLAM COUPLE OF THE NIGHT
DATO STEVE DAY, IVA AND IMMO BUSCHMANN AND DATIN SU DAY
IMMO BUSCHMANN IS THE MOST DASHING AND HANDSOME MANAGING DIRECTOR OF A CAR COMPANY IN MALAYSIA
HIS EXCELLENCY MARIO SAMMARTINO THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR AND DATO MIRZA MOHAMMAD TAIYAB
DATIN ZARINA AND MADAME FEDERICA SAMMARTINO
DATIN NANCY GAN, DATIN SU DAY AND PITT LEE
MY FAVORITE TIPPLE
CHEF FEDERICO MICHIELLETTO AND CHEF FABIO RUGGIERO
PUAN SRI LISA YEO AND TAN SRI TEO CHIANG HONG
PUAN SRI LISA TEO AND DATIN NANCY GAN
ANDREA AMBRA AND MODESTO MARINI, OWNER OF MARINI'S ON 57
ARRIVAL OF GUEST OF HONOUR AND ROYAL PATRON OF MIGF FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS YAM TUNKU LAKSAMANA NEGERI SEMBILAN TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR
PUAN SRI LISA TEO GREETING ROYAL PATRON
ROYAL PATRON OF MIGF, ANDREA AMBRA AND MODESTO MARINI
FLOWER GIRLS PUAN SRI LISA TEO AND DATIN NANCY GAN
YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN TUANKU JAAFAR, ANDREA AMBRA AND MODESTO MARINI
THE 2 POWERS--OWNER OF MARINI'S ON 57 MODESTO MARINI AND OWNER OF MIGF DATO STEVE DAY
THE WIVES JOIN IN! ELIZABETH MARINI AND DATIN SU DAY
DATIN SU DAY, Y.A.M TUNKU DARA TUNKU TAN SRI NAQUIAH TUANKU JAAFAR AND MODESTO MARINI
YM TUNKU DANNY NASAIFUDDIN TUNKU MUDZAFFAR AND WIFE CHE PUAN CLAIRE LOUISE RANIA
CHEERS TO MIGF! DATO STEVE DAY, MODESTO MARINI, ELIZABETH MARINI AND DATIN SU DAY
DATO STEVE DAY WELCOMING AND INTRODUCING HIS VIP GUESTS
TUNKU DANNY, CHE PUAN CLAIRE, PUAN SRI LISA TEO, DATIN NANCY GAN, PITT LEE AND YAM TUNKU DARA
PITT LEE, YAM TUNKU DARA, YAM TUNKU NAQUIYUDDIN AND ANDREA AMBRA
ONLY MARINI'S ON 57 PROVIDES THIS READING LIGHT!
SO USEFUL AND THOUGHTFUL! DINERS CAN PERUSE THEIR MENU COMFORTABLY INSTEAD OF PRETENDING TO READ WHEN ALL THEY SEE IS ARE BLURRED WORDS!
MARINI'S ON 57 IS ALSO THE FIRST AND ONLY FINE DINING RESTAURANT TO GO THE EXTRA KILOMETER TO PLACE THE NAMES OF WINES AT BOTTOM OF EACH GLASS!
WELL DONE! SUCH A CONSIDERATE AND CLEVER MOVE! NOW DINERS CAN SEE AND READ WHAT THEY ARE DRINKING! PREVIOUSLY 99.98% OF DRINKERS CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THEIR WINE AFTER THE FIRST 15 MINUTES!