Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sunday Buffet Lunch @ Nero Teca

Break out the bubbly! Nero Teca has in recent months been serving three-hour Sunday lunches with a free flow of booze, though customers are cautioned to check whether the promotion might end sometime soon.

The execution is practical and pretty interesting: when folks flock in at noon, the buffet table is loaded with a compact but carefully chosen range of top-notch cured meat and antipasti.

Plenty of veggies, lots of cheese. Just open wide and say ahhhhh!

After less than an hour, the pastas come out of the kitchen, hot and freshly cooked.

Basic stuff like spaghetti in olive oil and penne in a tomato-based sauce ... 

... as well as broccoli risotto, all well-prepared enough to satisfy.

Sometime before 2pm, the meats surface, helping to justify the lunch's price tag of RM118+ per person (RM78+ without alcohol).

Porky pleasures, heartily roasted. Some pieces border on chewy, but that's OK.

Rustic recipes, perhaps what an Italian family might enjoy on Sundays too.

Finally, the sweet stuff, chilled and creamy, chocolatey and fruity.

And throughout it all, no lack of prosecco or red and white wine.

Earlier entry on Nero Teca: February 10, 2009.

Nero Teca,
The Somerset, Jalan Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2070-0530

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32 comments:

  1. The rustic pork roll looks damn good ler! =)

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    1. Ulric: it's not bad. maybe it could be slightly more flavorful or a bit juicier. but for a buffet, it's satisfying. especially since there are not many buffets that serve pork! :D

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  2. I love basic stuff like penne in a tomato-based sauce ... simple but delicious. =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: penne is usually my least favorite type of pasta, but the one here at nero teca was quite deliciously done, heh :D

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  3. Ooh that broccoli risotto is new! Prosecco! mmm

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    1. The Yum List: broccoli is one of my top 10 favorite vegetables! maybe even top five :D heh, i think i guzzled at least half-a-dozen glasses of prosecco that afternoon =)

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  4. What desserts are they? Panna cotta?

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    1. Michelle: more of a soft, creamy mousse :D

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  5. nero teca is one of my most prefered italian restaurant in town. Seeing the selection however, im still not sure the price justify?

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    1. Augustdiners: ooooh, the variety might seem limited, but i think it's fair enough, especially since there's the free flow of parma ham and cold cuts, which would normally cost more than RM50 for a single platter :D

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  6. Agree with AugustDiners..no pizzas?

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    1. TNG: ooh, no pizzas. actually i think neroteca doesn't have pizzas on its a la carte menu either. it specializes more in panini sandwiches and bruschetta :D

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  7. i never tried broccoli risotto... curious..

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    1. Cindy: it tastes quite healthy actually, compared to the usual cheesy or meaty risotto. nice :D

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  8. I'll go for the cold cut platter first!

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    1. Baby Sumo: good minds think alike! that was the first thing we targeted too! :D

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  9. Hhmm.. It looks like a simple Italian buffet. Was it crowded?

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    1. Chong: yeah, simple but really satisfying. surprisingly it wasn't too crowded. we made a reservation at literally the last minute, and there were still several tables left :D

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  10. The cold cuts are yummy and those roast pork chunks look good too!

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    1. Pureglutton: oh yeah, pork gluttons will be very pleased with the generous quantity of piggy pleasures here! :D

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  11. Does that mean we would definitely have to wait there for 3 hours? I would need to check my patience meter on that.

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    1. Elle: heh, well, desserts should be served after about two hours. or if you're in a rush, you could nudge the friendly staff to speed up the sweets =)

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  12. The ribs looks good! Tender n juicy ya? I hv a feeling that I'll like this place :)

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    1. Simple Person: ya, this is a place that many people might recommend. and you'll probably enjoy the juicy pork sausages on their regular dinner menu :D

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  13. they have a buffet lunch now?!! I wanna go. I love Nero Teca for they serve pork! heheh

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    1. Eiling: heh, it's good that there are still a few italian restaurants in KL that serve pork (not many, but still a few). and their sunday buffet lunch is definitely worthwhile :D

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  14. Yeah, my siblings and I get excited when we discover non-Chinese restaurants that serve pork...but the prosecco does it for me. Pork and prosecco - ah, paradise. (Yes, alliterative intended).

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    1. Dr Bahma: heaven is a place on earth, and that place is overflowing with succulent pork and endless bottles of prosecco to sip =)

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  15. Buffet lunch with bubblies! That will make a perfect weekend. And to hop into the pool after all the good food and bubblies will be awesome. Am hoping they won't end it so soon. I hope to make it there in August when I am back to staying in KL for my weekends.

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    1. Missyblurkit: the only problem is that we'd be too stuffed and too tipsy to have dinner, heh :D i hope the promo continues too. it's significantly less pricey compared to many of the other free-flow prosecco/champagne lunches :D

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