Sunday, July 8, 2012

Romanza Le Restaurante @ Terrace at Hock Choon, Kuala Lumpur

When Romanza first opened its doors on Feb 14th, its location was a head scratcher - a high end restaurant on a sleepy stretch of Lorong Nibang, off Jalan Ampang. But inside the well decorated restaurant was a menu that reference a piquant kaleidoscope of flavors and cuisines.
Purple potato bread. 
Beef Carpaccio (RM39) - The beef carpaccio was seared and served on a bed of wild rocket, with sweet slow roasted cherry tomatoes, laced with some balsamic reduction and lemon caviar. We absolutely loved the well sliced beef carpaccio, which was thicker than usual.
Spicy Peri Peri Chicken Liver (RM21) - The creamy chicken liver was well balanced with sofrito, crisp salad leaves and homemade bread. Romanza may have opted for an austere, black and white furniture design, but the menu was definitely in full color. 
Slow braised lamb shank (RM70) -  The braised lamb was tender, served with a carrot emulsion, pomme puree and topped with minted peas finished with a thyme jus. It may not be the cheapest lamb shank in town but the portion was surely huge. 
Line fish of the day (RM52) - The pan seared fish was paired with delicate pesto potatoes and bathed with mildly spiced tomato salsa. The fish may pale against its peers, but it's definitely a healthier option.
Chocolate Landscape (RM42) - For dessert, its hard to go wrong with chocolates that offers light white chocolate mousse, peppermint crisp semi freddo mille fueille, dark and white chocolate set ganache with crisp hazelnut meringues and dark chocolate cylinder filled with hazelnut anglaise - It was indeed a beautiful landscape.


Verdict: SOMEWHAT SMITTEN

24 comments:

  1. Love the taste and presentation of the chocolate landscape.. remarkable!

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  2. Wow! - The chocolate landscape!

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    1. Remember to try their Parfait as well =)

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  3. wow, purple potato bread! that's something i've never seen before in KL. i was just reading recently about purple sweet potato pies, and was wishing that they were available in our city :D

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    1. Purple sweet potato pies sounds pretty awesome. Maybe you can do a special request =)

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  4. The spicy peri sauce looks like a rainbow from one piece of chicken to another! :D

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  5. Lovely plating and unique dishes, esp the purple potato bread. My other half will certainly drool over the lamb shank.

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    1. I love the bread, but I had to control myself not to eat too much so that I have space for the others =)

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  6. That purple potato bread has got my attention!

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  7. I’m seriously drooling over here! And I know that sounds gross, but it’s true ! I’m off to start dreaming up an amazing braised lamb shank.

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    1. Hahahhahaha... maybe you should pay a visit to Romanza tonight? =)

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  8. I love Romanza... so romantic and the parfait is also my favorite!! Definately a place to romance yr love ones... ;D

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  9. wow! The purple bread! Wow! Such a luxurious and impressive meal! Love the art of presenting the food as well~

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    1. The food presentation is very vivid and interesting =D

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  10. Purple potato bread?! Looks weird... Does it taste nice? :)

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    1. I love purple so to me is looks good and tastes good! hehehheheh

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  11. Purple flour! Its quite rarely used in Malaysia...and its certainly yummy!

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