Monday, August 22, 2011

D'Ceilo

Hoping that Bangsar can sustain another spaghetti-serving sanctum, D'Ceilo has taken over from Tea For Two on Jalan Bangkung.

Smoked salmon bruschetta. This satisfactory starter fairly symbolizes D'Ceilo's philosophy of providing hearty, fuss-free Italian fare.

Spaghetti Gran D'Ceilo, a remarkably flavorful mountain of noodles with (deep breath) mussels, scallops, clams, prawns, broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, capers & black olives, cooked in aluminum foil & topped with smoked duck breast & mesclun. On paper, this sounds pricey at RM123++, but three or four people can merrily share in its wealth of ingredients.

A kilogram of mirepoix-poached Red Sea prawns _ 24 air-flown crustaceans, all in all. Plump and juicy, but probably too much of a good thing. Suitable for, say, six to eight diners.

Keeping up the seafood streak: pan-seared salmon trout with vanilla pod tahitensis cream, butter basil, balsamic tomato & herbs. Moist and flaky; a relatively healthy reminder that Italian cooking isn't always a guilty affair.

One misstep: scallop, prawn & broccoli risotto. Closer to mushy than al dente.

Canadian cod, oven-baked with paprika & wild honey to enrich the fish's delicate flavors & garnished with tomato salsa to ensure a zesty zip.

Complimentary dessert: a twist on the traditional molten chocolate cake, set like pudding at the base of a bowl & topped with vanilla ice cream. This photo depicts the delicious hot mess that remained after we pierced through the gooey chocolate lava.

Double trouble: Lychee Mojito & Apple Mojito. Rejoice! A full bar serves cocktails here.

Richland Estate Chardonnay (2010, Australia). To quote a dwarf, everything's better with some wine in the belly.

D'Ceilo (or D'Ciello, perhaps; the manager's card spells it one way, the menu another),
Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2095-3729
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28 comments:

  1. I like d Spaghetti Gran D'Ceilo with everything incl. d kitchen sink....hahaha :D

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  2. ulric: yeah, i think you'd probably enjoy it! it has seafood, it has meat, it has veggies :D

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  3. Smart dwarf, that one. I tried to spin it differently last night by substituting with beer over dinner and the effect's just not the same!

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  4. D molten choco cake must have been super-delish...since u forgot to take a photo until it became a volcanic mess :P

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  5. is it the lighting or is the food not exactly the most enticing?

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  6. Suitable for six to eight people... but you usually dine with but one companion, yes? So however did you manage to polish off all that food? Oh wait. You totally can. I've seen it before. *shudders*

    LOL

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  7. It's about time something replaced Tea for Two. That place was always so empty!

    The Spaghetti Gran D'Ceilo is possibly the most expensive pasta I've heard of. RM123... *sweat*

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  8. well, good to know there's a new restaurant over there. How's the pricing like? Comparable to Leonardo's?

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  9. Would like to try the Spaghetti Gran D'Ceilo,
    so many ingredient mix together, how does it taste?

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  10. There's one tea for two at jalan bangkung?

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  11. ah - i was hoping something new would spring up there.. will go check it out;) who is the chef?

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  12. min: ah yes, that dwarf is a nobleman (though merely as a fictional character in a novel, but oh well, heheh). i think beer makes everything better too, but only slightly better! :D
    ulric: heheh, i think i took a photo beforehand, but it looked more interesting after it was destroyed! i like the thick, milky lava =)
    joe: heheh, i think we can blame my camera (and my lack of my photo-taking talents, despite all these years of experience) for that! :D

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  13. kenny: you might be relieved to hear that we were a group of three during this dinner. more than sufficient food, but alas, not enough booze, methinks! and i think you still haven't witnessed me at my MOST ravenous =)
    bangsar-babe: heh, ya, but it's still quite admirable how tea for two lasted so many years! kinda sad to see a stalwart go (even though the last time i ate there was probably 2008). and yeah, pricey pasta, but the portion is for three or four customers, heheh :D
    eiling: prices are slightly high for the signature dishes, but the regular pastas are OK. i think the cost would be similar to opus bistro a few doors away...

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  14. ckiong: it's quite interesting! the spaghetti and gravy are packed with flavor, since it's all cooked together with the seafood and sealed in the aluminum foil. and then they add duck breast on top for a meaty bite :D
    michelle: oh it's not the same as t forty two! this one was an entirely different restaurant, which had been here since the 1990s! =)
    ciki: yeah, it's a nice location, so it would have been wasted if it had been left empty. the chef used to work at vincenzo at one bangsar! :D

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  15. Just wondering, what is your favorite cocktail?

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  16. baby sumo: oooh, difficult question! my favorite traditional one might be a brandy alexander, since i like milky, fragrant cocktails. but i'm more attracted by cocktails that contain unexpected combinations and unusual ingredients :D

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  17. Still seems a whole lot for three people. Is that you and two of your ravenous clones? :P

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  18. kenny: i have no clones, since they haven't invented the necessary technology yet! not sure if that's a good or bad thing :D

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  19. Looks like the portions here encourages group dining.
    And spelling errors ? Aiyooyoyo :P
    Sadly no pizzas? Whc of the restaurants on Bangkung serves pizzas?

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  20. Rebecca: good point about the pizzas! D'ceilo (or d'cielo or d'ciello or d'celio, heheh) promises to start serving pizzas from September or October onwards. Hopefully they'll be good, since there aren't pizzas elsewhere on this street :D

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  21. *fingers crossed* I luv my pizzas! :)

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  22. Rebecca: me too! If only pizzas could be ordered by the slice, instead of a whole pizza! :D

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  23. Actually, probably a good thing. If you had clones, there would be no more Eat Drink KL cos the city would have been eaten and drunk out of existence. :P

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  24. kenny: supply and demand! more restaurants would flourish in KL and none would ever be forced to close! :D

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  25. Thanks. And do they have a good wine list?

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  26. eiling: yeah, it's not very wide, but it has enough choices, mostly in the RM100-something range :D

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  27. The tel number is wrong for De Ceilo la. just tried to call up the number! ha

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  28. Ciki: oops! it might be 3739 instead of 3729 =)

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