April 22, 2012

The Tavern on the Harbour

I got huge amount of back-dated post, mostly related with my big day celebration; bear with me and I'll update them one by one if possible. As we know, we always get the tastes of Italian food everywhere in Penang, yet we never come across our mind to have a truly authentic Italian food over here, as in Non-Halal. Now we have an authentic Italian food called Via.Pre which located diagonally opposite of QE II; opened few months ago.
The restaurant is somehow hard to discover as it located behind lot of white pillars without any signboard, I heart the feel they gave.
Board that placed in front of the main entrance, that's where you know here we have this restaurant, a hidden one, laugh
Their mail box with carving on top, which bring out an image that Via.Pre is a Tavern on the Harbour.
The interior which full of Italian style. They have a sister outlet at Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur that named as Vineria.It. 
They have a barroom over here where they mix nice cocktails, served fine wine and champagne.Dessert counter is provided as well.
Different kind of liquors are placing on the table, as decorations.
The unique table lamp that made out from water pipe. Cute no?
Each of the table will have a cup of fresh flowers, like a sprinkle on huge table.
Here I introduce the handsome owner of the restaurant, together with him, there is another cobber that run this restaurant also.
Starting of the meal, we were served with a basket of bread together with mixture of olive oil and vinegar, free of charge.
A basket full of Baguette and buns, like titbits for you while waiting for meals; they served your food one by one, like a real authentic Italian restaurant should have this mode; served the next dish after you finished the previous one.
Melanzane . RM14
Eggplant rolls with mozzarella cheese and ham; this was my first time to eat so much of eggplants and the taste is better than I thought.
Cheese Fondue . RM28
This starter is not included in the menu, yet strongly recommended by owner, wanted us to have a try on the real Italian starter. From the photo above, we got a heap of cheese wrapping soft bread inside which also stuff with another kind of cheese.
Divide the cheese to few parts, and wrap it with pork bacon, it taste sinfully awesome! Heavenly food that gonna make me fat and fatter!
Carbonara . RM24
The classic spaghetti, cooked with egg yolk, pepper, crispy bacon and pecorino. This is differ with the Carbonara that I usually had; the taste of bacon is fuse inside the spaghetti, great!
Plate of cheese powder served together with the Carbonara, in case you want more cheese on your meal, to make it even creamy. 
Have I got your interest to visit here badly? Laugh. It's really a good place to hang out with friends, for chit chat, good food and wine.

Via.Pre: Tavern on the Harbour
Add: 5, Weld Quay, Georgetown, 10300 Penang.
Business Hours: 11.30am-10.30pm (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-2620560

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Keep fit after birthday week is a must!

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