Friday, 7 February 2014

El Fresco @ Jaya Grocer, Empire Shopping Gallery

"You really must try the Salmon Pizza there, it's seriously the healthiest pizza ever!"
 Guan Ren exclaimed, when he told me about his dining experience at Fresco in Jaya Grocer. I was really anticipating to visit that place after he told me that and my wish came true! Thank you Guan Ren hehe :D
El Fresco, a hearty Italian restaurant smacked inside Jaya Grocer at Empire Shopping Gallery, is a one-of-a-kind Italian Restaurant you'd ever stumbled upon. Why? Like other Italian restaurants, El Fresco serves authentic Italian cuisine, ranging from the usual pizza to pastas, and various main dishes like steaks, fish & chicken. But what makes it unique, is the cooking service provided by them. Yes, you can purchase a slice of wagyu beef, or a block of Salmon from the supermarket and have them cooked for you, FOC :D (If the meat is priced RM20 & above!)

And what's better? The price of food at El Fresco is really affordable, and there is NO TAX :D El Fresco practices the self-service culture though, and you have to make your order & payment at the counter before proceeding to your seat where the food will be delivered promptly to you :)

It was really crowded at that time so I stayed at our seat and Guan Ren did the ordering.

Cream Di Funghi RM8
Fresh Cream of Mushroom, served with two slice of garlic pizza bread.
The mushroom soup was thick & creamy. The taste suggested that a lot of fresh button mushroom was blended in the making of this soup. Scrumptious! Definitely recommended :)
Pizza Con Salmone RM24
Smoked Salmon & a medley of greens topped thin pizza crust spread with a bed of garlic butter spread & cheese.
I was flabbergasted, shocked, awe-struck, [insert adj. here] with dazzling colours on the pizza.
Passer-by(s) couldn't help it but to slow down and take a peek on our pizza (well, we are seated in the middle of a supermarket)- Who could resist it? Look at the beautiful mash up of the colours!
The pizza was baked in a hot-stone oven, hence explains the thin & airy, yet crispy crust that encases a smokey wood wire taste, with an aromatic garlic butter taste. The amount of cheese was just nice, it wasn't too overwhelming, yet not too skimpy as well. The savoury Smoked Salmon, paired up with the fresh crisp of vegetables that serves as a perfect respite from the creamy cheese & garlic butter & the mouth-watering crust, is a unique combination, that kept me coming back for more.

The amount of greens on this pizza definitely cut off all my guilt of indulging in a pizza on that night! The Salmon Pizza served at El Fresco is definitely the most guilt-free pizza I'd ever tried, and it did not left my stomach feeling bloated like how it usually does whenever I have pizzas.
Overall Rating: 8/10
A really memorable Italian gastronomical experience, that left me feeling guilt free, yet satisfying at the same time :)

El Fresco
Lot LG-01 (Jaya Grocer) Lower Ground Floor,
Empire Gallery Shopping Centre, 
SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, 
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Business Hours:
10am-10pm Daily

Contact Number: 03 5022 2028
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