Monday, June 11, 2007

Dinner @ Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial KL

I used to frequent Villa Danieli quite often in the past whenever I crave for good Italian food. Then they changed the head chef and I stopped going for awhile. This recent trip was my first in quite a long white and I was looking forward to see if anything had changed since my last visit more than a year ago.
Going into Villa Danieli always reminds me of entering a rustic Italian cottage. Although it is so-called 5-star dining, you certainly wouldn't really feel so. In fact, I always find the ambience to be warm and comfortable with (as how one friend describes it) no "hauty-pouty" pretense.
You can't go wrong with the bread baskets served at fine-dining restaurants such as this. Really good bread. One has to exercise self-constraint not to over-indulge otherwise you will be full even before the first course arrives!
And that was why I chose to go straight to the main and save some room for my favourite part of the meal - desserts.
The pan-fried cod that I had. Give me a really fresh and succulent slab of premium cod fish done in any way and I will be happy. And that was precisely how I felt about the dish. All that I remember now was that I had no complaints for this dish but little of anything else about it. *lol*
Another main that we ordered that night was their Lamb Cutlets done medium rare (although a little bit too rare and "wet" for my liking if you know what I mean). Er, not usually a fan of lamb, I can only say it was "ok lar"....
Always the highlight of every meal for me - desserts. Here, we ordered that desserts sampler meant for 2 persons (although I think I finished most of it...hehe). Consisting of 5 different types of desserts whipped up by the chef, I think it was a good deal at only RM50.
And in order of preference, here's what we sampled. Warm chocolate cake (fondant), strawberry sorbet, tiramisu, a mini slice of almond layered cake and white chocolate mousse (which I found just "bleh").
We also ordered a bottle of South Africa Sauvignon Blanc to accompany our dinner. Not bad, light and fruity, just how I prefer my white wine to be.
We finished the meal with some complimentary petit fours; home made chocolate truffles which were simply divine!

So what did I think at the end of the meal? It was satisfying although pricey (as expected) but not outstanding. Not somewhere where I would actually crave for their food. I still prefer VD of the early days.

Villa Danieli
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 0327179900


MeiyeN said...

da cod fish sounds really nice! gonna try that next time.. oh yeah, that dessert platter my favourite too! :D

boo_licious said...

Aww, that cod looks so good.

myCoffee said...

Hi meiyen,
Great minds think alike! hehe *wink*

Hi boo,
It looks good, yeah?

Coketai said...

May I know how much the dinner cost??


tankiasu said...

Yea I heard a meal here can be really pricey. That's why still don't dare to try till now. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

that looks like real indulgence!..always wanted to try this place..but i never have around 300-400rm in my wallet that i can spare at any still at square one..

Big Boys Oven said...

shall we make deal? I teach you how to bake and you buy me dinner twice a week at VD. Deal? hehehehe

myCoffee said...

Hi Coketai,
Estimate about RM80-100 per person onwards. Substantially higher if drinking wine. Much cheaper if you have a discount card.

Hi tankiasu & "joe",
Go with someone with a discount card lor....

Hi big boys oven,
After looking at your awesome bakes, I wouldn't mind if my wallet can support me but much to my regret, it couldn't...

Anonymous said...

For the wine buffet on Mon & Tue, can i just drink wine there for dinner time??