Tuesday, December 31, 2013

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant: Christmas Eve Dinner


First of all, Happy New Year's Eve and Happy 2014 in advance to my dearest family, friends and everyone who reads my blog out there!!! 2013 has been a tough year for me, tougher than I could ever imagined but I made it through alive and kicking. It's all good, Christina. It's all good.

I was not in mood that night on the Christmas Eve. Damn emo as Mr. Choo wasn't here with me to celebrate. Just like today, counting down on the loneliest and most hollow New Year's Eve. #ForeverAlone Been using this hashtag way too frequent lately =(

Due to time and work issues, we changed plan to dine out at VIA.PRE in Weld Quay instead of busying ourselves preparing Christmas Eve dinner at home. Pretty good feedback I've heard about the Italian restaurant and hence the visit. Reservation was made earlier before we left the house. It's disappointing how reluctant they were to set up our table until we got there.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Foodie pose - A MUST.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
It was full house downstairs. Service was slow and unwelcoming.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
The menus. Price range between RM18 to RM89 for mains.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Complimentary bread with olive and balsamic vinegar dipping plate.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Del Porto (mixed salad, rocket salad, smoked salmon, prawns, asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, lemon & chives dressing, capers, olives) - RM26. Loved both the combination of exquisite taste and fresh ingredients, very refreshing. Wish they could be more generous with the smoked salmon though.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Chicken Paillard (grilled rosemary & garlic chicken fillet with mixed salad and steamed potatoes) - RM39. It shared the same dipping sauce with the pork dish we ordered. Meat was rough but I did like the herby potatoes.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Buon Appetito aka Bon Appetit in French =)

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Cipolle & Tonno (onions, tuna, capers, olives, tomato, mozzarella) - RM26. Toppings were delish, despite its not-easy-to-chew crust.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Braciola Di Maiale (pork chop chive marinated & grilled with salad) - RM39. Very similar to the grilled chicken.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Sister and brother bonding time.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Couple in green. My sis has a  massive obsession towards green somehow. LOL.

VIA.PRE Italian Restaurant Penang: Christmas Eve's Dinner
Somebody hands us Christmas hats please, we looked way too "well-mannered" here =p
Goodbye 2013! 2014, please be good to me!!!

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