Eat Drink KL: Chiaroscuro

Sunday, February 1, 2009


One of KL's most reliable Italian outlets. For that, we can thank chef Andrea, manager Carol and some of the city's friendliest restaurant staff members.

There's a comfortingly familiar routine at the start of every meal here. First up, always the thickly sliced bread with a dip of sundried tomatoes in olive oil.

Pumpkin tortelli with butter sage sauce and bacon. The sauce was a bit too oily, but we liked the pasta's subtly sweet, melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin filling. Lots of sinfully fatty bacon bits added to the cholesterol count.

Bucatini with pork cheek guanciale and onions in tomato sauce a la amatriciani. Apparently a classic Italian favorite from a town named Amatrice. Probably wouldn't order this again though, since I'm not a big fan of tomato-based sauces.

A new item on the menu, the deep-fried breaded rice ball (Sicilian-style arancini) was addictively laden with gooey cheese inside.

The chocolate salami with almond iced souffle was a not-too-sugary treat.

The tiramisu seemed to lack an alcoholic kick, so it's a good thing that we ordered plenty of booze.

Jln Bedara.
Tel: 2144-8006