Thursday, October 14, 2010

Il Lido

Il Lido is serving Italian white truffles flown in from Alba on a special menu this month _ a gastronomic treat that shouldn't be missed.

Priced at about RM25++ per gram (market rates fluctuate), the truffles are freshly grated on each dish only when it's brought to the table (one or two grams are sufficient each time). The chef has crafted simple recipes that enable the truffles to shine, including homemade tagliolini with sour cream butter.

Buffalo ricotta cheese ravioli with a runny egg yolk. The truffles add a delicately nutty aroma and an earthy flavor that's reminiscent of garlic, but much more subtle.

Three-year-old aged Parmigiano cheese flan. Creamy comfort food that tastes almost rustic, thanks to the nearly paper-thin truffle shavings.

Duck broth risotto with shredded duck confit. White truffles are reputed to have aphrodisiac qualities, but truth be told, these ones seemed to have only a mild effect.

Prosecco makes the world go round (and round and round).

Peach Bellini & Strawberry Rossini at the rooftop bar.

Il Lido,
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
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17 comments:

  1. Waahahahhahahahha!

    "White truffles are reputed to have aphrodisiac qualities, but truth be told, these ones seemed to have only a mild effect"

    thks Sean. U jz made me laugh.

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  2. 25 bucks per GRAM?? Oh man. If only I could find a way to start a successful truffle farm....

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  3. J: It can sometimes take up to a decade to get a truffle farm producing truffles...

    Hey, is there a minimum amount that you need to order or can you just order like 1-2 grammes?

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  4. Yeah, Sean - tell us ALL about the "mild effects" of the aphrodisiac qualities! :-P

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  5. Truffles, runny egg yolks, risotto...sounds like your kind of heaven. Looks like you made it for their promo after all. Why is it that food with aphrodisiacal qualities always cost so much? Smells like a marketing gimmick. heh.

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  6. "aphrodisiac"??? LOL.. I rather feast on raw oyster (psss.. more economical)

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  7. tng: here's wishing u more smiles and laughter ahead, ya! =)
    j: heheh, maybe we should leave for italy and try to find work as truffle hunters there :D
    michelle: one gram seems to be the minimum, though it's actually quite a lot on the plate...
    pureglutton: oooh, unfortunately, this blog is only designed to discuss what happens during dinner, not after dinner :D
    lemongrass: too bad no foie gras in any of these dishes, but i guess it's too much to be matched with white truffles! hmmm, i wonder if ANY food TRULY has aphrodisiac effects (or at least noticeable ones)...
    leo: oh ya, can get a LOT of oysters for the price of a few grams of truffles. and more filling too, heheh :D

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  8. OOH then i shall tell my mom!

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  9. michelle: the truffles promo will probably only last a few more weeks, so hurry! :D

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  10. so how many grams have you eaten? I wanna count the total amount of the bill! haha... I saw their truffle highlight in the email. It's so tempting but the wallet isn't fat enough.

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  11. eiling: heheh, let's just say more than 10 grams :D

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  12. i wonder if tongkat ali can command the same price as truffles? omigawd, sean, the spread looks sinfffful.

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  13. FBB: I've only had tongkat Ali in a drink once, and it didn't do anything for me! Although then again, neither have oysters or truffles :D

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  14. arg, slices of heaven, pain of wallet

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  15. Fui: ya, definitely not an everyday treat, unfortunately!

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  16. Mild eh? I wonder what foods fare as strong in your opinion. :P

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  17. lfb: food seems to have little effect in that department. not that i need the help of white truffles or oysters anyway :D

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