Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Trattoria il Mulino [ Macau, Studio City ] - Italian Fare from New York, now in Macau

 Casual Chick Dining from New York is what they call themselves here at Trattoria il Mulino. I have always wanted to come here ever since its inception, but on a few occasions we came too late for lunch and too early for dinner. This time around, I was determined to fix the situation and arrived on time finally.

Some Chianti -
I was meant to be Alcohol free, but ended up taking a sip to try anyway..

Bread Basket -
The Rye Bread and Focaccia were decently done..

Lentil Soup with Angel Hair Pasta -
Done accurately. I was saying on Instagram, a Pasta in Brodo soup is always appreciated in Chinese philosophy. This was very balanced indeed ~ 9/10

Beef Carpaccio with Arugula Leaves, Parmesan -
The beef was marbled, and not sliced too papery thin, very accurate. Most important of all, unlike 95% of the other offerings this actually had beef meat taste. I actually developed a phobia of eating Carpaccio or Tartare outside of Italy or Spain, it's always tasteless, over seasoned, too pounded thin. ~ 8.5/10 

Spaghetti Carbonara with Eggs, Parmesan Cheese, Pancetta - 
Done very well for what it is.   Salty enough, topped with Black Pepper, no Cream. For HK/Macau context you can't always expect a Guanciale, Pecorino Romano or Tonnarelli version so taking 1 step back, this is pretty satisfying ~ 8/10 

Sea Bass with Mussels and Shaved Vegetables - 
With a Citrusy sauce that was appetizing. The fish was done well with a crispy skin, semi-cooked. For an Asian, we always expect more fish meat within the dish, this one here was kind of right and with mussels too. ~ 8/10

Limoncello Tiramisu. -
Smart, very smart. By using this alternative liqueur, it is more refreshing for the Summery weather. Remember to sprinkle some of the Choco powder on top of it, before 'Picking me up' ! 

It was less New York-Italian than I envisioned.
 More humble in a way..  Nothing was invented out of the Blue just to impress,  in fact I found this quite Italian traditional in a way.  It's the real deal and far out, I miss Macau some days!

Price: HKD 198 + 10% Per Person 
Food: ♕♕♕♕ 1/2 

Address: Macau Estr. Flor de Lotus, Studio City, Macau
Ph: +853 8865 6662 

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