Last Thursday was invited to a food & drink testing at Hugos by Modestos in Damansara Perdana.
Hugos by Modestos concept
Trendy fine-dining restaurant, fascinating decor (colorful furniture and decor) and a chic setting in a cozy ambiance, illuminated bar (the dining area do come with a small bar which serve alcohol) and the first of its kind "al-fresco" seating and dining area. Their chair are really comfortable, if it come with a place to rest my arm would be best! hahaha *lazy people problem*
Day time view - picture from Hugos by Modestos Facebook
Night time view - very cozy and comfortable.
They have a big space with high ceilings which is quite comfortable and lesser the disturbing chit chatting noises from the next table, plus no more apologizing if your chair bumped other diner chair and full height glass windows which diner can have a great night view while having their meal. An ideal venue to have company event/lunch, small gathering or throw a private party.
Hugos by Modestos serve local , regional and international cuisine. btw Hugos by Modestos is not only a dining place, it have bar/a place to chill out/poolside bar. You can have a small drink with your friends or family, with live band singing while you enjoying your drinks.
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The table setting
The food is here ;
Starting with the Western Starter, Creamy Sauteed Chicken Breast (RM29) ; Free range chicken in creamy garlic and paprika sauce.
It was quite nice, the chicken breast wasnt rough or dry like those we normally eat and the sauce is really nice. Four of us (me and my +3) was so hungry and it is so appetizing we were fighting for the chicken, we almost drank the sauce too. The salad was really really nice. I like the dressing and super appetizing, we emptied the plate in just a minute.
Second starter Bruschetta (RM17) ; Diced tomatoes, garlic & olive oil on garden farm bread. Was quite excited for this because somehow I have the love hate relation with bread and I love france bread (baguette).
A little disappointed, the bread is quite soft I prefer crunchy type but the topping is really nice just a little too much of olive oil, it soaked into the bread, I dont like soaked bread but still the topping itself is really nice.
Next the Soup, Zuppa Di Pesce Misto (RM18) ; Mix seafood in prawn Bisque.
My first expression was seafood borscht soup but till I have my first sip I cannot stop drinking. It is not borscht soup (sorry soup, for mistaken you as borscht) and it is way better tastier than borscht. The soup is full of prawn essence and it is really really really omg! Give me whole pot I can drink everything. It have a small spiciness and a little bit of sweetness and many many many prawn essence. I love seafood! But the prawn are overly cooked properly used to boiled the soup, that explain where the strong prawn taste came from.
Here come the pasta, Spaghetti Aglio E Olio (RM22) ; Toasted garlic, extra virgin oil and fresh chillies add prawn.
I not a fans of aglio olio pasta because I tried many places aglio olio it is either very oily or very dry. But Hugos by Modestos aglio e olio not that bad, not too dry or too oily and bearable spiciness. Still i prefer cream pasta.
Western Main, Scaloppina Di Pollo Al Funghi (RM40) ; Pan fried chicken breast with creamy muchroom.
The sauce is okay and the meat is tender, if you want me to rate this I will give around 3/5 stars for this. The losing point is because the marshed potatoes not solid enough, how do I describe ermmm hmmm okay example you use fork to scoop the marshed potatoes normally you can scoop it up but their mashed potatoes cant scoop it cause not solid enough. Okay I think everyone should understand. LOL
Last dish before dessert, everyone favorite ; Pizza, Tonno E Cipolle (RM22) ; Tomatoes, mozzarella, tuna & onions.
This is the BOOM a MUST order!! Really nice the crust not too thin just right and crunchy, if the topping can top more cheese it will be heaven!! The topping itself is really nice, simple ingredient but taste heavenly. We were all fighting for the last piece.
End of our meal dessert, Tiramisu Modestos (RM22) ; Mascarpone, espresso, coffee liquor and sponge cake.
Tiramisu is their signature dish but it is quite disappointed, it doesnt taste like how it look. The taste is not that bad but the cake not that smooth, which one of the layer (not sure it is cream or ice cream) have ice shave bite. Is like melted ice cream then put it back into freezer and it foam into ice shave but not ice cream, if you get what I mean.
But the cream is really smooth and not too sweet. I like the cream.
They also serve us Mojito (RM26) ; Bacardi, Brown sugar, mint leave, lime and soda
Refreshing cocktail, mojito can never go wrong. The minty soury taste do suit my taste bud. So far the best I had, very mild alcohol taste but it still heat inside. I can drink many glass of this.
This is end of our food tasting journey in Hugos by Modestos, foods filled up 4pax which we share all the foods. The portion might look small but it can fill up 2 ladies and 2 guys.
The environment is really comfortable and cozy, which we can chat freely. The live band outside will not disturb your dining. After your dinner you and your friends wanna have a light drink you can just go to their bar, you dont have to think for another second round place, convenient.
Opinion and review are base on my own opinion, you can trust or dont trust my review. When it come to foods and drinks, everyone have their own favorite. I might not like it but you might like it, I might like it but doesnt mean you will like it.
For more details ;
Official website : http://bit.do/HugosByModestos
Facebook : http://bit.do/FBHugosByModestos
Location ; You can just waze using Hugos by Modestos
Hugos by Modestos
Unit A –G-01 & A-G-02, Ground Floor,
Qliq Hotel Empire Damansara,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Contact number ; 03-2035 5866
Operation hours ; 6.30am to 11.45pm