RESTAURANT MARKUS - Modern Italian Cuisine Penang
现代意大利餐厅，主打创新的意式料理，同时保留传统经典的口味。来这儿用餐的感觉舒适，环境简约高雅。入座后，服务员贴心地从厨房端上了佛卡夏面包（Focaccia Bread with Balsamic Olive Oil），烤后的面包吃起来脆口，特别喜欢蘸着橄榄油醋的香气。前菜点了一道章鱼料理（iI Polpo），厨师把腌制好的章鱼用低温进行长时间的烹调，以保留食材的原味，摆盘配香脆的炖饭饼，用藤蔓上的鲜红番茄点缀，卖相吸引，味道也很丰富。
蘑菇汤（Zuppa Di Funghi Tartufata）用料扎实，混合大啡菇、香菇和洋菇三种菇类，加入百里香等香料熬煮，入口满满的蘑菇味溢出，还带有淡淡的酒香呢。主菜蟹肉意大利面（Linguine Al Granchio）用扁面条拌蟹肉，配上伏特加特调的粉酱汁，蟹肉的鲜美和酱汁的浓郁混在一块入口，非常美味。帕玛火腿猪肉（Salti In Bocca Alla Romana）是当日最爱，用鼠尾草为软嫩的猪腰肉调味，淋上浓厚的蘑菇酱，口味很是独特。
Markus is a modern Italian restaurant which famous with their innovative and creative Italian cuisine. Although they are selling modern Italian food, they still preserve the unforgettable classic taste of Italian food. Markus is a very elegant yet comfortable restaurant located in Penang and their staff is very friendly and helpful. First, they served Focaccia Bread with Balsamic Olive Oil which is freshly baked daily. The bread is crispy in the outside and fluffy in the inside. The combination of olive and balsamic vinegar is the bomb.
For appetizer, we had ordered il Polpo which is an octopus dish. Chef use lower temperature and longer time to slowly cook the marinated overnight grilled octopus in order to preserve the taste of it. It is served with some crispy risotto, tomato-on-vined and fresh vegetables. The flavor of this dish is very rich and taste delicious. Zuppa Di Funghi Tartufata is made from 3 different mushroom which is Fresh Portobello, Shitake and Button Mushroom. Chef also adds some thyme in it to bring out the taste. Having a spoonful of the soup is like a having a mouth full of different mushroom. At the end you also can taste some mild alcohol taste which makes it extra special.
Our main dish is Linguine Al Granchio which is made from linguine, crab meat and vodka pink sauce to elevate the taste. The freshness of crab meat makes the sauce taste very good and is definitely a must try. Salti In Bocca Alla Romana is our favorite dish of the night. The pork loin is marinated with sage and is perfectly cooked. Then it is covered with thick mushroom sauce. For dessert, we had ordered tiramisu with Amaretto. Overall we had a very good experience in Markus. The only complaint is the portion of food is really small, so you guys can order more and try different dishes. They are also kind enough to serve us a piece of cake as complimentary since we are celebrating our friend’s birthday that night. Thank you.