Thursday, March 25, 2010

Greek or Italian?

You have eaten a lot of Italian food but have you tried Greek before? I don't! A couple of weeks ago, me and my family went to Giovino to try out new flavors. Giovino serves both Italian and Greek cuisines. I don't think anywhere in KL have any Greek restaurant. But maybe I don't go out much.

The interior of the restaurant is very nice and comfy. I like the bar a lot. Giovino is actually a wine shop but it does serve food too. I mean what more greater way to enjoy your wine without eating good food too, right? Check out their wine cellar, it stores a really wide range of wines from various countries that you can name.

The first thing I noticed when I walk in the restaurant is the 'meat bar' (I don't know what is it call). I never walk into a restaurant and one of their displays is a 'meat bar'. It's genius! It's probably to show the customers that serve really good, fresh and quality meats. I guess, as a customer you can choose your meat too? I don't know yet but I'll ask the owner next time I go again.

  The 'meat bar' with those juicy meat, I'm sorry for the vegetarians.

We were seated and made our orders. My dad, as usual will order a bottle of wine. I'm not very good with wine, so I didn't bother with where and what it's name. (I'll take note some day) The wine is good though, smooth, not very dry. If you don't drink wine often, you too will like it. I took pictures while waiting for the food to come. * Btw, I'm sorry that the pictures here are in shitty quality because being forgetful as always, I forgot to bring my camera and all these pictures are taken using my pathetic phone camera! I know, who uses phone camera to take pictures nowadays! Sorry peeps! but bare with me k? *

The very nice bar, I really like the wooden wall design a lot! (We were seated upstairs)
They have sofa for more lay back outing
The wine cellar
Other than wines, they have a wide range of beverage too. From juices, mocktails to cocktails but too bad there's no beer :(
Greek Salad, look at that yummy big chuck of cheese!
Pan Fried Scallops with Sauteed Mushrooms (the taste just explodes in your mouth!)
Greek Bifteki 300 freaking grams! (It's beef patties sealed with Emmenthal and Bacon! What's not to ♥ ?)
Spaghetti Bacon!
 Grilled Sausages 

Those were the starters and main courses. Everything tasted surprisingly great except for the sausages a bit not up to expectation but taste good with black pepper sauce or mustard. Dessert time! We wanted to order the most expensive dessert on the menu or the never-tried-dessert but both were not available. *bummer* We end up ordering the house famous desserts. 
 Giovino Tiramisu
Creme Brulee

The Giovino Tiramisu just melts in your mouth so naturally and the taste of Marsala wine or sweet wine is just heavily strong enough! As for Creme Brulee is alright, my parents say it's a bit too sweet. For me is OK, I got sweet tooth...LOL! All in all, Giovino is a great dining restaurant to have your lunch or dinner, it's also a place to hang out with friends and family because of the atmosphere. It's one of my favorite place to go to now!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Alice Craze!

I finally got to watch Alice in Wonderland last Thursday!(I know, I know, it's a late post, but I'm busy so pls forgive me) Anyway, I'm dying to watch it ever since I knew it's coming out. It's Tim Burton's work! Who doesn't love his work?! Tell me! Tell me!(OK, I know...I'm hype...LOL)

Having an amazing cast like Johnny Depp(my fav fav fav!!!), Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter! So what are you waiting for if you haven't watch it yet? GO watch! Well, unless you don't like Disney's or fairytales or childhood cartoons. Of course the main character Mia Wasikowska who plays the role of Alice is new to me but I think she did a good job.

Enough about the characters, it's not the same Alice in Wonderland that we watch when we were kids. Alice is now older and she has forgotten that she went to Wonderland before. She accidentally fell down the hole and found Wonderland again and she has a legacy to be completed. OK, I don't want to spoil the movie for you, so watch it ya?! I just briefly tell you the story.

The CG and animation of the movie is really good. Most of the characters and settings are so much similar as the old version of Alice in Wonderland. It really brings back childhood memories. Hmm.. the cards soldiers and the Red Queen are the only ones that are different. (I think) Overall, I'll rate it's a good movie.

Other than the movie that I'm craze about are the stuff that were created because of the movie. First of all will be the THEMESONG of the movie! Which is 'Alice' by Avril Lavigne! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ If you haven't watch the video, you can watch it here. Avril Lavigne has also design some Alice in Wonderland collection in her Abbey Dawn clothing line. Pretty!

Urban Decay has also came out with Alice in Wonderland Eye Makeup Palette which is in the Book of Shadow's line too! (Wicked names) Guess what? They are all SOLD OUT! So wanting to have it but too bad Urban Decay is not available here and don't think I need so much of those eye shadows colors. Check out the design of the palette, so Alice in Wonderland.
 O.P.I nail polish came out with Alice in Wonderland collection too! I'm having great luvs on the Mad as Hatter color! (which is the mad glitter grayish purple) Oh man! I wish I can get my hands on it! But it's so DAMN expensive!!!! It's freaking RM 56 per bottle!!!! If anyone selling it less than that, let me know.
Hmm... I don't know when does my Alice craze will be over but do go watch to movie! *'Alice' is my ringtone now* Btw, I think watching the movie in 3D will be better.

Friday, March 5, 2010

My 'virgin' blog

Well, well, well, finally I got to write out my very 'first' blog here. I mean this is not the first time I'm writing a blog, I did wrote blogs during the 'Frienster Decade' but then life got a bit rough and I just wanted to hide away for awhile and just find who and what I really wanted to be. I stop writing blogs about 4 years, I think.

It took me some time to think and man! I do think a lot! about rewriting and owning my own blog ones again. I do worry too much. I worry that nobody's gonna read it, or too many people are going to read it, I don't have the time to consistently have frequent entries and stuffs like that, that goes through my mind. But then what the hack! Don't really give a damn, just do what I want to do, life's too short to be thinking and worrying too much!

Well, here I am with my very 'first' entry here. I know the design of the blog is very distracting or too dull but I'm working on it. I'm still new with using Or let's just hope I get lucky and someone is going to help me with it. :)

till then, hope there will be more entries coming up soon! so stay tune.