Golden Sands Great Food!

Read also The Travelling Gourmet’s special feature on Georgetown, Pulau Pinang in West Malaysia and his cooking class with Chef Rohani in the February 2006 issue of the international magazine – WheelsAsia…………

Mama mia, Peppino!!!

 

SHANGRI-LA’S Golden Sands Resort is a great place to stay right on Batu Ferringhi beach. You’ll find Peppino here, arguably the best Italian restaurant on the island of Penang or Pulau Pinang as it is called by the natives. In a cosy, relaxed ambience I enjoyed their Specialitata della Casa with my friend Suleiman, who is the son of Malaysia’s first PM.  A glass of crisp Soave DOC Cantine Francesco Minini Verolanuova 2003 with good acids was perfect with Ravioli de Arragosta alla Napoletana. The plump homemade ravioli with a flavoursome filling of lobster & mixed vegetables caressed with Napoli sauce seduced my taste buds completely. Another winner was Lombata d’Agnello Arrosto. Fork tender lamb served a juicy medium, coated with Italian herbs and breadcrumbs was accompanied by the Godfather’s favourite Sicilian goat cheese made into a smooth, sexy sauce with piquant capers. Never miss the sweetest part of every meal…and as I savoured every morsel of the pear poached in white wine with rum & raisin Gelato (ice cream) plus red wine sauce, I thought of my personal motto, ‘Das Leben es ist unbestimmt, iss erst den Nachtisch’. It means in German, ‘Life is uncertain, eat dessert first’. Buon appetitio! J

 

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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