Svago Cucina E Musica,
Lot No. 241, Level 2,Suria KLCC,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2163 0188.
Business hours: Daily (noon to midnight).
ITS name may be Svago, which is Italian for leisure, but the effort that goes into creating just that kind of experience for its customers is anything but simple.
It is an irony that plenty of effort was put into creating the perfect dining experience. For example, the placement of each tile for the menu that has been changed 10 times to date.
“Passion should come before money. In a way, we have always looked forward to launching such a restaurant for a while now so we will take our time to perfect it before officially launching it,” said Irene Lim, one of the restaurant’s four partners.
Lim, who is always one for trying unique things, said this was the first out of seven restaurants, the rest under three different brands, that took on what was described as a “finer dining” concept.
For the customer, this translates to dining on the best in a slightly glamorous yet cosy atmosphere while being crooned by a live jazz band that plays six days a week.
Svago takes on a somewhat broad-minded approach when it comes to its menu though it remains Italian at its core and no questions about its authenticity as there is an actual Italian chef in the kitchen.
One of the interesting things about the menu is how it allows you to customise your main meal.
The process is quite simple as you just need to select a meat or seafood and then choose a style you want it prepared.
“We have also included our recommended way of serving each particular meat or seafood but customers can go ahead and be as adventurous as they like,” said” Lim.
The menu is a complete one with appetisers such as Warm Softshell Crab on Cream Herb Mayonnaise and Pan-fried Gnocchi to main dishes such as wagyu, veal or turbot to a classic dessert selection.
Each dish comes looking quite simple and each bite reveals the dedication to serving only fresh products, with the main ingredient usually taking centre stage as it should.
There is also an accompanying beverage menu and wine list, perhaps with even more selection than the food menu.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.